Singapore: Nuvo Kitchen + Bar

I never noticed how beautiful the night lights could be at the fringes of the CBD, until I had dinner one night at Nuvo Kitchen + Bar, sitting pretty at the end of Custom House’s restaurant row, with a much more luxurious setting compared to their previous digs at Marina Square.

We shared: meatballs with home made tagliolini, duck liver carbonara, pan seared cod with bonito flakes and pistachio crusted lamb chops. The Japanese-influenced concept they’re going for comes up in bits and pieces, but its otherwise a very decent Italian meal. I didn’t care much for the meatball pasta, finding the tomato-based sauce way too tangy for my tastes, but was impressed by the complex flavours achieved in the carbonara and cod sauces. Both were replete with umami notes, the former supported by a rich, rounded but not overly creamy base, and the latter a medley of fish stock and capers. The lamb chops were nicely medium rare, not too gamey, and accompanied by some whipped polenta to lighten up one’s overall palate.

Prices were a little on the high side, so using the Entertainer app really eased the pinch. An otherwise delicious meal; ask for a table by the floor-to-ceiling glass walls for a view of Marina Bay to act as the stunning backdrop to your night.

Nuvo Kitchen + Bar
70 Collyer Quay, Customs House #01-04
Mon-Sat: 1200h-1500h, 1800h-0000h


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