SINGAPORE RESTAURANT

Bacchanalia

Housed in a heritage building, this contemporary restaurant pushes out plates of gastronomic finesse by Fat Duck alumni, Chef Ivan Brehm.

Founded by Alex Chew and Raj Datwani—who made a name for themselves hosting raucous pop up meals as part of the Bacchanalia Brunch Series—this restaurant is housed in the historic Masonic Club building. The glitzy décor was inspired by a glass of Champagne and the space includes 400 hand-blown glass bubbles hanging from the ceiling. Helmed by Chef Ivan Brehm, formerly of Michelin-starred Fat Duck, the menu has sophisticated sharing plates (categorized as vegetable, seafood or meat), which you can wash down with plenty of Champagne.

The buzz: Founded by Alex Chew and Raj Datwani—who made a name for themselves hosting raucous pop up meals as part of the Bacchanalia Brunch Series—this restaurant is housed in the historic Masonic Club building.

The vibe: Inspired by a glass of Champagne, the space includes 400 hand-blown glass bubbles hanging from the ceiling imported from the US. The atmosphere at the 150-seater is pretty mellow most nights, but the restaurant is well equipped to host their high energy blowout brunches. There are even special in-seat compartments for ladies to store their heels (when they dance on the tabletops).

The food: On the menu are sharing plates (categorized as vegetable, seafood or meat) like fennel and Tahitian vanilla salad ($15), mackerel with beets ($24), and steak and eggs ($38), care of chefs who used to work at The Fat Duck. Desserts are comforting classics with a twist such as the rice pudding with morello cherries ($14).

The drinks: There’s plenty of Champagne (from $26), which you can also order up in a range of Champagne cocktails for a $3 supplement. Sip up options like the Kir Bacchanalia (with framboise) and the Old Cuban, with rum, lime and mint. The rest of the wine list (from $15/glass, $38/bottle) is diverse, international and pretty affordable, plus there’s a range of sakes (from $90) too.

Why you’ll be back: For a surprisingly good value meal in a swish, underrated space that’s far from the maddening crowd.


Bacchanalia has relocated to 39 HongKong Street. For more info, head here.

Venue Details
Address: Bacchanalia, 23A Coleman St., Singapore, 179806 Singapore
Phone: 6509-1453
Website: www.bacchanalia.asia
Area: City Hall
Cuisine: Modern European
Price Range: $$$
Open since: April, 2013
Opening hours: Mon-Fri noon-3pm; Mon-Thu 6pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 6pm-2am
Nearest trainCity Hall
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