This 3,000 sq ft wine bar and restaurant shares the same premises as the spacious Royal Selangor retail showroom at Clarke Quay. Vintry boasts an impressive wine list of more than 1000 wines that can be paired with the restaurant's menu that's inspired by Asian and Western cuisine.
Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 02:00
Eve of PH: 12:00 - 02:00
Sun: 12:00 - 01:00
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I would, however, recommend that one heads there for their much more value for money and delicious set lunches.
I had a couple of appetizers of Caramelized Roast Pork ($14) and Cajun Calamari ($14). The roast pork was excellent, being sweet yet savoury and coming with a kick-a** chilli sauce, while the calamari was unimpressive with batter that was falling off and pretty ordinary in taste (read: you can fry it yourself at home).
On hindsight, it probably wasn’t wise to order the Pasta a la Vintry ($20) after the appetizer of caramelized roast pork. The pasta was done Aglio Olio style and topped with mushrooms and caramelized roast pork as well, making it an overkill of the sweet protein and which I got tired of after a few mouthfuls. It was indeed too much of a good thing. The pasta was also a little over al dente and I thought that the idea of a fusion pasta just didn’t really work, at least not in this case. The heavy taste of the pork overpowered any taste of the spaghetti and it felt like the dish would have gone better if they used Chinese noodles instead.
The other main that we tried was the Mussels & Crabmeat Pesto Olio ($28). While there was a generous serving of crabmeat hidden throughout the carbs, my dining companion expressed that the pasta tasted “average” and left half the portion untouched. For $28, I believe that better pastas could be had elsewhere.
In all, the pastas at Vintry just do not make the cut and one would be better off sticking to their mains such as the English Roast Beef or signature appetizers like the Roast Pork.
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