We scour the bar scene to bring you the new and noteworthy. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it! Rebecca Bisset heads to Drinks & Co in Holland Village to taste their great selection of wines and yummy food.
Compared with the rest of the line-up at Holland Village, Drinks & Co is a bit cooler, in both style and concept. Like its sister outlet on Club Street, in lieu of a drinks list the bar has an expansive shelf of liquor (mostly boutique brands) from which you can choose a bottle to purchase and then drink at the bar.
The Chosen One:
Buying by the bottle can be a bit of a gamble, but our red was exceptional – a Quarter Acre Syrah from New Zealand ($52). With wine starting from $35, it’s good value; spirits by the bottle start at $65. There are also beers by Crossroads (brewed here in Singapore), plus ales and lagers. They’ve even got cool little boutique gins!
During happy hour (Saturday to Thursday until 8pm, and Fridays until 7pm), a glass of house wine is $7 and a pint of draft beer is $9; or get five beers for $35.
Bite on this:
It was really good to get something different from the standard deep-fried bar food; French chef Adama Koita delivers on good quality and healthier options. The large portioned tuna tartar with avocado ($16) was delicious, as were the little New Zealand lamb chops ($15) that melted in the mouth. Later, we hit the amazing and not-so-healthy Margherita pizza ($20) – yum!
Last but not least:
They’ve just started serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays; the menu includes items like the avocado and feta smash ($14) and the Chef’s Big Breakfast ($20). Can’t wait to try it out!
27 Lorong Mambong 6463 4995 | drinksandco.asia