Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 01:00
Sat: 17:00 - 01:00
Dinner Hours: 6pm - 10.30pm
Supper Hours: 10.30pm - 12mm
Praelum offers a list of extensive wines that are served by the glass and bottle from its walk-in cellar. Pair the bistro's mix of French and Indochinese cuisine with wines that are dispensed from the Enomatic machine, which helps to preserve the flavours of wines from opened bottles.
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[Praelum Wine Bistro] Exploring Tanjong Pagar area, hidden along a quiet stretch of shophouses on Duxton Hill, there was Praelum Wine Bistro. A cosy place you could totally relax in, you felt it the moment you stepped into the shop. Using outstanding red color for their walls and beautiful art pieces, Praelum indeed project a "classy" yet comfortable environment. They have their own walk-in wine cellar with more than 1000 bottles of carefully procured vino. Greeted politely by the head of this bistro, Gerald Lu himself, whom was also a sommelier, followed by serving us our wine and food. He even told us the history behind the wines and founder but was way too heavy for me to absorb! We tried these wines: [Wine A] White: Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt "RK" Riesling 2014 (Mosel, Germany) [Wine B] Red: Bodegas Lealtanza Crianza 2011 (Rioja, Spain) Although I'm not a wine person but personally I preferred the white, it was crisp and sweet. Food that paired with our wines were delicious too. First we had: 1• Pork Parcels (S$27.00) - Cream cheese Portobello cubes wrapped in bacon. Bacon pan fried till crisp and drizzled with tomato-basil dressing. Bacon was a little dry and tough but the creamy mushroom fillings improved the overall texture. Apple chutney on the side spiced up some additional sweet tangy flavour too. Rating 3/5 2• Tarts Flambee (S$20.00) - A German dish that resembles pizza. It comes in a rectangular shaped thin crust, spread with fromage blanc, bacon, onions and a sunny side up in the center. Texture was very crispy and tasted lightweight, compared to our usual pizzas. Great as a snack while enjoying the wine. Rating 4/5 Lastly, we had fish. It's definitely a healthier choice for weight watchers! 3• Salmon-En-Croute (S$32.00) - Salmon parcel wrapped in pastry and baked till crisp. The golden brown crust was so flaky and buttery, yums! I seldom take salmon because of the fishy aftertaste but I took quite a lot this time. Reason being the herbs fillings, which made up of dill leaves, basil and zesty lemon juice, wrapped between the salmon made the whole dish really delicious. Rating 5/5 *** A cosy wine bistro to rest and relax. Although their main target was to introduce customers with better wines but the food here was quite up to standard too. Great wine paired with good food, its definitely a great spot to chill at with friends and colleagues! Occasionally, Praelum do hold private events/ classes to teach you more about wine. Feel free to contact them for more info. ***
Make a reservation for dinner at Praelum Wine Bristol for my anniversary dinner.Got a text from the GM asking me if there is any special predefence on our foods. Nice thoughts.
The wine list is fabulous and food is great. The lobster bisque, Angus steak ,pan-seared scallops ,escargots coupled with a white and red wine. We finished off with a key lime pie which is refreshing.
Staff are attentative and services is great.
Will definitely revisit them again soon.
I just came back from a wonderful experience at Praelum Wine Bistro. The complimentary bread, mains and side dishes were of a suitably high quality. The fries, mashed potatoes, SALMON and ribs were really tasty and with the entertainer app, the meal only came up to about S$15 each, including GST and service charge. This left spare change in the wallet to get alcohol. I don't usually write reviews, but I felt like Praelum really deserved one.
Our party of four enjoyed a wonderful meal at Praelum - despite booking last minute, changing the booking and then running 45 mins late, non of this phased host, Gerald, who patiently and professionally dealt with us throwing spanners in the works. When we finally arrived, the friendly and exceptional service continued throughout the evening, the food was faultless, and the wine list extensive (with loads available by the glass, a pleasant change!). Praelum is a definite new addition to our list of regular haunts in Singapore!