The Vintage Room is a lounge serving small and great bites. Designed with an eclectic and cosy atmosphere, it is the new great vintage bar to hang out on Duxton.
Duxton has evolved into a place where you come to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and therefore look for a cozy, friendly and authentic atmosphere. The lounge complements that by introducing an Old World/School charm to reinforce the overall vibe of the location, bringing back the colloquial reminiscence. Coupled with creative cocktails by their Mixologist, plus the array of champagnes and wines, The Vintage Room will definitely be the sophisticated, yet new fun place to hang-out.
No less than 22 different vintage sparkling wines and champagnes are represented on the wine list, ranging from "Brut" to "RoseÌ" and "Blanc de Blancs". The lounge also features an eclectic selection of white and red wines from France, Italy, Lebanon, Portugal, Croatia, the United States, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. Last but not least, one of the main highlights of the menu is the cocktails Classic; from Martini to Mojito "V" style and Sparkly, like Ginger Mimosa and Bellini, as well as some creative and challenging mixes such as Caesar Ritz with Elderflower Liquor and Caribbean Rose with Rose liquor and Cinzano Bianco.
Deliciae’s Group Executive Chef Damien Le Bihan offers an extensive selection of small bites and sharing plates to match with the friendly atmosphere and to complement your evening drinks.
The design concept revolves around an Old World vibe, refurbished furniture littered around the space, from door frames to lamp shades, lending an eclectic yet trendy atmosphere to the place. While keeping the customized tiles on the walls and bar with beautiful nymphs toting champagne bottles, interior designers The Stripe Collective not only placed raw iron crank tables outside, but also scattered Persian rugs across the floors inside. They suspended vintage Champagne posters on the walls after spending some time in antique shops in view to acquire an impressive collection of old-fashioned frames. It is designed with a homely eclectic feel, both in and outdoor.
The Horse's Mouth draws inspiration from the izakayas of Japan, where a light atmosphere paired with tasty snacks and drinks provide the perfect location for friends and colleagues to get together. The name "izakaya" is a compound word consisting of "i" (to stay) and "sakaya" (sake shop), indicating that izakaya originated from sake shops that allowed customers to sit on the premises to drink.
Their menu is backed by a strong selection of unique sakes, Burgundian wines and cocktails prepared on the spot by their mixologists using only fresh ingredients. In addition to their beverages, a selection of Japanese inspired snacks and sharing plates complete the Horse's Mouth experience and promises to tickle your tastebuds with every bite.
Amuse, a new small plates dining concept restaurant and bar; recently opened on Orchard Road.
Taking its name from the French term ‘amuse bouche’ which literally translates to ‘mouth amuser’, Amuse aims to please your palate with an eclectic cosmopolitan selection of affordable small plates.
The menu, which is conceptualised by consultant Chef Armin Leitgeb, draws inspiration from his personal experiences with food which encompass 20 years of travelling and working around the world, his childhood memories, and the insights into the Asian appetite he has gleaned from his six-year stint in Singapore.
Based on a small plates dining concept, Amuse offers a full spectrum of global tastes from light to hearty but every plate showcases quality ingredients that are prepared deftly with high-end culinary techniques and equipment. Some signatures items that should not be missed include the beef Tartare cone, crispy pork croutons served with lightly smoked eel or with Iberico pork belly, grilled Spanish octopus, Chorizo Groest’l and Char-grilled Wagyu cubes cooked in Hay.
Amuse’s quality fare is matched by a great selection of drinks and wines. The bar is fronted by young Austrian whiz kid, Klaus Leopold who has created many imaginative cocktails.
Carrying more than 300 Austrian wines, one of the largest collections in Asia, Amuse offers many wines by the glass which are updated monthly to showcase wines across different countries.
Amuse also offers extensive al fresco seating on the veranda and sidewalk. If you seek an intimate experience you can also request for the Chef’s Table which seats six persons and offers a view of the kitchen.
The renowned French luxury silverware and home accessories brand, has undergone a revamp for the first time since it opened more than 25 years ago.
Epitomising modern elegance, luxury and sophistication, this rejuvenation reinforces the brand’s ethos of keeping its rich traditional legacy in craftsmanship and quality while embracing and moving with the times.
With a cosy floor space of 880 sq ft, the revamped boutique, bathed predominantly in taupe and dark brown colour palette, now spots a more contemporary, spacious and inviting look that beautifully combines polished surfaces and marble flooring, steel and glass fixtures and well-lit recessed wall compartments that best showcase their range of silver products.
Upon entering the boutique, a full-length mirror engraved with Christofle’s coat of arms greets and reminds you of the French brand’s esteemed heritage that spans nearly two centuries.
Divided into three distinct sections, namely table services, gifts & décor and bijoux, the well-crafted silver products are organised in a neat and well-planned fashion. This enhances the shopping experience as you are able to move from one section to another with greater clarity on the products range.
The Table Services section includes silver flatware, porcelain plates, glassware and decanters; the gifts & décor section includes photo frames, home accessories and candelabras; while the bijoux section includes jewellery pieces or sets such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets for women and cufflinks for men.
Thrive, the first gym opened by MetaPhysic Fitness, is located in the Tiong Bahru area, about a minute by foot from Tiong Bahru Market.
MetaPhysic Fitness was borne out of a rejection of conventional fitness dogma, that often focuses solely on aesthetic appeal. Instead, they choose to train the body to function as a unit, as it functions in daily life, and in most sports, as it is supposed to function. They focus on natural human movement patterns. They train to improve movement efficiency, fitness levels, strength levels, and overall health. More than anything, they train to improve the quality of one’s life in general.
MetaPhysic Fitness is not a new method of training. They didn’t invent anything revolutionary or groundbreaking, nor will they ever try to make that claim. They just subscribe to training methods that have been largely forgotten in the mess created by the globo-gyms of today. They first identify imbalances and work to correct them. They believe in pain-free before fat-free, and in strength that matters before strength for show. Instead of shallowly focusing on fat loss and muscle gain, they choose to focus on training the body in the ways it is supposed to be trained, in ways where fat loss and lean muscle growth is inevitable, anyway.
Also important to them is providing a safe environment to train in, where egos are left at the door, where you don’t have to worry about, be turned off by, or be intimidated by the big bloated guy grunting and yelling for attention as he does bicep curls, or the unhealthily thin model-wannabe on the elliptical who looks at you with judging eyes. To them, health is holistic, not just physical, and people like that are not good for your health.
Don’t get them wrong, they like when people push so hard they grunt and groan, and they like training good-looking people – It is the attitude that is commonly seen at commercial gyms that they don’t agree with. Ultimately, they hope to inspire the pursuit of mastery of your own body, beyond physical appeal, however small or large your chosen version of mastery is. They believe that if they help you focus on this, your physique and health will have no choice but to improve, and you’ll have no choice but to enjoy your life more.
They believe that the human body is supposed to move freely, so that’s how they train. They believe in science and research, so they constantly keep up-to-date. In general, they correct imbalances, train all 3 fitness-related energy systems (similar to how an athlete trains), and use a variety of tools and methods to get it done in a fun and challenging way. Expect to squat, lunge, swing, toss, twist, throw, jump, lift, press, push, pull, row, run, thrust, drag, heave, haul, sprint, hop, skip, snatch, jerk, stretch, rotate, stabilize, bend, resist, slam, and grip...among other things!
Tools they like to use include: barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, sandbags, climbing rope, thick rope, heavy rope, sleds, plates, suspension trainers, kickboxing/martial arts basics, pulling bars, resistance bands, macebells, swinging clubs, bodyweight movements, sandbells, weight vests, medicine balls, and plyometric boxes.