This all-day dining restaurant (we’re talking breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner) is spacious and comfortable, plus, the food is simple and delicious, infused with punchy Asian flavors. Don’t miss the fantastic sous vide poulet and kalbi beef short ribs.
More accessible than Dempsey (if you don’t drive) and certainly less bustling, this restaurant-bar by the team behind the defunct Table 66 has taken over District 10’s old digs and is an ideal spot for a quiet dinner. Their popular weekend brunches aside, evenings are a tad slow at Skyve—not that there’s any good reason if you ask us, because the modern and quirky setup complements the food wonderfully.
Take, for example, the well-executed pan-seared foie gras ($22), an appetizer that’s beautifully updated with compressed watermelon and sweet and sour pickled watermelon rind. Ditto the sous-vide duck confit ($34); the tender and juicy meat slipped off its bone with a flick of the fork, and is arguably the best version we’ve had in a long, long time.
While most establishments ignore the veggie-eating population almost entirely, Skyve bucks the norm with the vegetarian char-grilled beet patty burger ($30), one of the strongest mains here. Not only is it a vast improvement from the rest in town, its soy-based patty is hearty enough for meat lovers; accompanied by loads of truffle fries for good measure.
Dessert in the form of hazelnut-chocolate cake ($12) is just average, however. Still, you can expect a thoroughly satisfying meal, helped along by the fact that service is friendly and attentive.
Its quaint and inviting setting—dim yellow lights, vintage-inspired tables and chairs and a mellow jazz soundtrack which engaged us all through the night—doesn’t hurt either. Worth some real consideration if you’re not in the mood to battle the crowds or need a first date venue that’s nice enough to impress yet posseses just the right laidback vibe that doesn’t scream ‘trying too hard.’
Eat this at Skyve: Beet burger. It's one of I-S Magazine's 50 things to eat in Singapore before you die (2012).