Food Picks: Drinks at DSTLLRY

Food Picks: Drinks at DSTLLRY

The food and beverage scene in Singapore has never been this vibrant, with hip new restaurants and bars opening every week.

DSTLLRY, a bar and omakase restaurant, opened in February in Media Circle near Portsdown Road. It is located on the ground floor of a lone office tower visible from the AYE expressway. It may not be the trendiest part of town for a bar or restaurant, but you can be assured of ample parking and not having to jostle with the crowds.

When I dined there last week, I had a multi-course omakase menu ($120), but what left a deeper impression was the vibe and energy of the counter-seat bar- restaurant and its drinks.

Even sipping a glass of Hibiki 17 Year Old poured over a large hand-carved sphere of ice was exceedingly pleasant.

The restaurant's owner, Mr Andrew Lum, says he will be hosting a series of bartenders. Behind the bar currently is Red Chuang from Taipei.

There is no cocktail menu - just tell the barmen what flavours you like and they will whip something up for you. I had a well-balanced cocktail of jasmine green tea-infused vodka, elderflower liqueur and Indian pale ale, among other ingredients. Cocktail prices range from $26 to $28 nett.

Where: DSTLLRY, 01-01, Infinite Studios, 21 Media Circle MRT: Kent Ridge Open: Noon - 3pm, 6pm - midnight (Mon - Sat, closed on Sun). The bar opens from 6pm - midnight Tel: 6334-4816

Info: www.facebook.com/dstllryco


This article was first published on April 10, 2015.
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