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Bar review: Vida Vino on Keong Saik Road, Singapore

By: Rachael Wheeler

Vida Vino
29 Keong Saik Road
8228 4765

Vina Vido's trendy interior 

This tapas and wine bar is the latest spot to open along Keong Saik Road, and recognises that it has a lot of competition in the area.

The menu and atmosphere have a relaxed Mediterranean vibe; the super-cool décor is a jazzy blend of modern and vintage that trendy types will enjoy. There’s a surprise waiting in the toilets (bear with me) – a jukebox for those queuing or dolling themselves up.

With a focus on great wine, the menu is not huge, but the dishes are good and worth a try. The small plates are simple, but hearty – like the cheese platter ($18), ibérico ham platter ($23), Spanish omelette ($10) and the Bikini ($10): black truffles, Manchego cheese and ibérico ham served with toasted bread.

The wine list is the biggest draw, with a great selection by the glass that is surprisingly affordable. For wine novices, the menu is helpfully laid out by country with easy-to-digest information, plus the staff offer great tips to help you decide. If you’re a sucker for fizz, their Noche y Dia cava (brut and rosé) is a reasonable $13 a glass and a bottle of Mionetto Sergio Prosecco goes for $60. The Spanish Canestruc Tinto Cabernet Sauvignon ($13/glass) is a delight, plus there are a few craft beers on offer from $15 or El Bulli chef Ferran Adrià’s creation, Estrella Damm Inedit, for very refined chaps.

 

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