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(Closed) Magma German Wine Bistro

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This German wine bistro and deli was named one of the top 50 business restaurants in 2008 by the Singapore Business Review. The extensive bistro menu includes all the usual sausages and meats, with the added attraction of flammkuchen, a type of German pizza with sour cream. The deli carries a plethora of German food products including an award-winning wine selection.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 23:00

Fri: 18:00 - 00:00

Sat: 12:00 - 00:00

Sun: 11:00 - 23:00

$50 based on 50 submissions
Dinner (24 votes), Wine Lists (19 votes), Quiet (14 votes)
runningman

Unassuming But Authentic German Fine Dining

Full Magma German Wine Bistro review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2013/12/magma-german-wine-bistro.html


Dining in this multiple award-winning restaurant isn't cheap, and with good reason. Magma German Wine Bistro specialises in authentic, tasty German / Berlin cuisine, along with a huge variety (about 250 labels) of wine from all 13 wine regions in Germany.

Magma German Wine Bistro is tucked away in a quaint restored shophouse, which gives it a charming appeal, but makes it slightly difficult to locate. The small interior is divided into both the bar, and the restaurant. German inspired decor adorns the place, such as posters of the German wine regions, and the open concept kitchen draws the eye with its busy German chef and enticing aromas.

I found the service at Magma German Wine Bistro to be very good. It wasn't busy during my visit, and staff went around to tables to make conversation with customers, as well as introduce them to the various dishes that were served. Staff also were able to show me the various types of bread available for sale, and explain how to treat them. Very good service, knowledgable and efficient.

The variety of German dishes on the menu is decent, and prices befits a fine dining establishment. I found the actual execution of food at Magma German Wine Bistro to be good, in particular, the main 'star' of each done was done beautifully, like the sausages or chicken. However, the accompanying vegetables / potatoes, while fresh, are rather bland and uninspiried, simply acting as fillers / sidekicks to the star of each dish.

The most surprising thing about the Berliner Currywurst Pork Sausage With Spicy Curry Gravy And Schrippe Berlin Bread Roll (SGD $22) was the dark rye bread roll, which was smooth, soft and tasty... I just had to buy more! The Currywurst Pork Sausage was well grilled, meaty and flavourful, and the dash of curry powder lifted the overall taste... Good enough even without the sauce!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Pork Knuckles5 votes
  • flammkuchen3 votes
  • german wine3 votes
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Berliner Currywurst Pork Sausage With Spicy Curry Gravy And Schrippe Berlin Bread Roll
29 Dec 2013 • 324 reviews • 54 followers

Unassuming But Authentic German Fine Dining

Full Magma German Wine Bistro review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2013/12/magma-german-wine-bistro.html


Dining in this multiple award-winning restaurant isn't cheap, and with good reason. Magma German Wine Bistro specialises in authentic, tasty German / Berlin cuisine, along with a huge variety (about 250 labels) of wine from all 13 wine regions in Germany.

Magma German Wine Bistro is tucked away in a quaint restored shophouse, which gives it a charming appeal, but makes it slightly difficult to locate. The small interior is divided into both the bar, and the restaurant. German inspired decor adorns the place, such as posters of the German wine regions, and the open concept kitchen draws the eye with its busy German chef and enticing aromas.

I found the service at Magma German Wine Bistro to be very good. It wasn't busy during my visit, and staff went around to tables to make conversation with customers, as well as introduce them to the various dishes that were served. Staff also were able to show me the various types of bread available for sale, and explain how to treat them. Very good service, knowledgable and efficient.

The variety of German dishes on the menu is decent, and prices befits a fine dining establishment. I found the actual execution of food at Magma German Wine Bistro to be good, in particular, the main 'star' of each done was done beautifully, like the sausages or chicken. However, the accompanying vegetables / potatoes, while fresh, are rather bland and uninspiried, simply acting as fillers / sidekicks to the star of each dish.

The most surprising thing about the Berliner Currywurst Pork Sausage With Spicy Curry Gravy And Schrippe Berlin Bread Roll (SGD $22) was the dark rye bread roll, which was smooth, soft and tasty... I just had to buy more! The Currywurst Pork Sausage was well grilled, meaty and flavourful, and the dash of curry powder lifted the overall taste... Good enough even without the sauce!

16 Dec 2013 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Extremely heavy food

See the full review with pictures here.

Magma German Wine Bistro was really empty on a Sunday night. There was a pretty good jazz pianist there although the keyboard was turned up too loud. What exactly is German wine? It’s not real heard of, unlike Italian moscato, barolo, French sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, etc., Spanish rose, cava. I suppose Riesling is German. Apparently (another gobbet of knowledge from our resident European) German wine is actually very good, but they do not produce enough for export. If you look at a map of the vineyards (or fertile-for-grapes area) of Germany (which Magma helpfully furnishes), the wine producing region is a really small sliver of German land, and because of the cold, the grapes are also too small to yield a great quantity of wine for it to be well known.

The waiters at the wine bistro were real character studies, as is the menu.The whole place seemed to be run by chinese although the owner is German. Also the kitchen kind of faces the restaurant, ramen-ya style. Half way through the dinner a repetitive thunking could be heard – they were tenderizing my schnitzel before breading. Very bizarre!

The meal had precious little vegetables (mainly sauerkraut, which I don't care for), lots of potatoes, and lots of pork. A fatty pork dominant diet is totally not sustainable in a tropical climate – F suspects that’s why it was deemed non-kosher by the muslims. And after we had struggled to the end, against our better judgment, we ordered a dessert of fried pancake pieces then dipped in caramel (the sugar + water kind), sorta like ba si xiang jiao. 

The German food was alright, but in general I think things like schnitzel and sauerkraut or pork knuckle are easy to prepare/does not require a whole lot of finesse. I really liked the pork ribs as well as the cheese and nut platter though.
Spinach and cheese
15 Nov 2012 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

German feast

Looking for a nice meal after work or workout, this german wine bistro is a not too bad place to hop by. The huge tasty servings of food, great beer and fine wine. A must try for cheese lovers: Bread and cheese platter was served with healty choice of bread made by the restaurant, selection of cheese comes with 4 varities. Servicing people who attended to us was not like what mentioned in the other reviews; quite professional and open to share information regarding F&B industry~
18 Aug 2012 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Wonderful dining from a group who are Passion about German Wine and Cuisine!

Don't know about WINE but love to KNOW MORE??

Go Magma Wine Bistro and select a set meal with pair of 5 different German wine! !

I heard they are having promotion for 6 anniversary soon by Aug/Sept 2012.

My Dine-in Experience:

Great Food + Great Wine + Great Music + Great Service + Great Explanation + Introduction of Wine + Great Great Passion of German Wine & Cuisine = Absolutely Great Dinning Experience !

Friday mid-night, I was tired after my work in Tanjong Pagar, looking for some good food to reward myself. Unfortunately, most of the kitchen was closed or reject my dine-in.. .. ..

Inadvertently, I was attracted by a nice music from an inconspicuous Chinese old house. It was about 11:30pm, even though it closed at 12am but I am not sure whether would they accept my dine-in like the rest.. ..

Suddenly, an interesting and friendly old Indian guy welcome me. I was impress, he don't looks like the owner but he was really friendly with a warm welcome (Usually "staffs" would like to go home earlier and I can feel that they were not welcome to dine-in 30 mins before they close... ...)

He as very friendly and nice, even after I ordered a 5 course set meal at this hours. During the whole meal experience, I find he was good. However, if this was a fine dinning, the service still lack of "a little bit" of attention.

Next to talk about another white gentleman (He looks around 50 - 60, I guess) Not sure who is he, the owner?? I guess. Through out the whole dining, he was patient o and passion to explain all the 5 wine (that I had) to person like me, who don't really know wine!!

I love his passion of German wine.

Also, can't forget the well match of the German Wine and food that I ever had. It change my impression of Wine and German Food. The Food was fantastic and you will soon notice the passion and focus of the chef from the open kitchen.

The Wine here will not just Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz.. .. Not just acidic with little of fruity ... Not just taste of alcohol ... Not just the taste that you used to know!!

To a person who don't know about wine (like me), or a person always chose wine from a familiar grape variety. Might want to ask the opinion from the staffs. They will suggest you more than what you know, and sure you will be pleased for the service and their passion. Lastly you will sure order a bottle of German for your next dine-in..

Poier Lee ^^

P/S: Thanks all the staffs from Magma Wine Bistro, you make my day and it was a great explorer. See you again ^^

 

11 Mar 2012 • 2 reviews • 4 followers

Average restaurant, perfect on week day



I went there with friends for a birthdays. Nothing great, dont have any expectation.

The flemkucchen is gorgeous but there is somthing missing. I wasnt impress.

 

Cons:

Bad lighting

Weak Air con

smelly kitchen with german chef sweeting on your food

Pro:

The service was great and the waitress was very professional.

Wines selection

Pork knuckles

Flemkucchen