S’pore F&B players use discounts to lure snack bars while Covid-19 rules relax


Hotpot, buffet or barbecue?

Groups of five can now dine together in restaurants, in the latest relaxation measures as Singapore comes to life with the endemic Covid-19.

Singapore is working on living with the virus, and to make that happen, the government is working hard on vaccinations. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said the goal is for two-thirds of the population to be fully vaccinated by Singapore State Day on August 9th.

The vaccination strategy has progressed a way in the country, as vaccinated individuals can expect to be less ill if infected, and are likely to have further protection if they receive regular renewable injections.

Authorities also noted he wants to come back to live the way it was before the pandemic, including attending entertainment events and going without masks, and working to open up the economy.

As Singapore facilitates measures, food and food ordering platforms are also giving their best deals to re-attract customers.

Group Dining Advertisement / Image Credit: Chope

Chope and Fave food guides for 5 people

Chope Singapore has prepared a list of such offers in an email sent to subscribers over the weekend good for groups. These include outdoor dining, buffets and hot pots.

The restaurant reservation platform showed “the best food guide offers for five people”, offering up to 50 percent discount for meals in restaurants adapted to groups.

The food guide includes restaurants like Noka by Tippling Club,, Open Farm Community, i Kushi Japanese cuisine.

Promoted restaurants suitable for groups / Image credit: Noka by Tippling Club

The booking portal has also opened a capacity to reserve seats for five people.

The Fave offers and savings app, meanwhile, listed food promotions for up to five people.

These include a seafood platter with seafood for four at Le Thai Mookati, at a 28 percent discount, and an eight-course Chinese meal for four at San Guo Kao Yu, at a 49 percent discount.

Dining vouchers for more than 2 people on offer now / Image credit: Fave

Restaurants that prepare meals for 5 people

With the previous two people at the table, meals in restaurants would be limited to smaller meals. Now larger sharing dishes – like a whole duck duck – can be served at a table for five people.

Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant offers offers for vaccinated groups of five. For example, $ 28 without a meal for five dinners. Users must demonstrate that they have been vaccinated through their TraceTogether app. The promotion is limited to one redemption per meal.

50% discount on buffet meals in Peach Garden @ Hotel Miramar / Image credit: Peach Garden

His ala carte high-tea buffet is back in Chinatown Point, with a discount of up to 50 percent for buffet meals that cost $ 48 per person without taxes and services. The restaurant says they will enjoy the deal, there must be a minimum of four people.

The ala carte buffet at the Miramar Hotel, which has a 50 percent discount with at least four people, is also back.

Qian Xi Group is also launching five meals with six meals of $ 138 without taxes and service fees. Dishes include stewed fish jaw soup with crab meat, crispy roasted chicken and steamed brown marble grouper.

Dishes in the restaurant Qian Xi / Credit for the pictures: Qian Xi Group

Offers are only available at branches such as Eternal Garden, Hilltop Garden, Jubilee Garden and Qian Xi Paya Lebar.

The group also opened its ala-carte buffet lunch and dinner for two at the aforementioned outlets.

Snack bars severely affected by Covid-19 security measures

Restaurants stop amid low sales.

That’s while data from the Singapore Department of Statistics showed that sales of food and beverage services fell 14.1 percent in May from the previous month.

The intensified second-phase warning, which began a month on May 16, affected sales, as measures banned dining in restaurants and allowed only pride.

Dinner in Chinatown before the pandemic / Image Credit: Eater

Restaurants fell 26.4 percent from April, while cafes and food courts fell 8.3 percent.

Sales have remained below pre-Covid-19 levels in recent months, in part due to a resurgence of community cases and the diversion of consumers to online delivery while working from home. The lack of tourism has also affected many catering facilities that rely on them as the main source of customers.

The government continues to closely monitor the development of Covid-19 as it opens safely.

He called on catering facilities to implement safe management measures (SMM) at the request of the Ministry of Labor to ensure a safe environment for customers and workers.

Some SMM measures include non-sale and permission to consume alcohol daily after 10:30 p.m. Snack bars that open to customers also regularly send workers for mandatory testing, regardless of their vaccination status.

There are a number of Covid-19 cases and unrelated cases fell in the past week. Nearly 40 percent of Singapore’s population is fully vaccinated and nearly 8,000 doses are given daily.

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Credits for featured images: Noka from Tippling Club, Open Farm Community, Peach Garden, Qian Xi

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