Happy Hour at Verre

Singapore has many wine bars, but not an abundance of wine bars with good selection of wines. Or perhaps more accurately at least not that offer wines at a decent price. You can’t believe how many times we just saw “red and white wine” written on the menu, nothing about the name or grapes, just “red and white” as if it was just one drink (like Coca Cola). We are curious, but not that curious that we would have ordered a pig in a bag. On the other side, there were restaurants with some excellent wines for horrendous prices that really took away the joy of ordering a glass. Verre is a great contribution to fill in the gap. It is a wine bar/restaurant located in the semi-touristy expat area of Robertson Quay with a good selection of wine at decent prices.

Verre has both nice outdoor seating area as well as a fairly large dining room. It was never very busy when I was there and we were able to get a nice table without reservations. Service was always friendly and fast which earns Verre a big extra plus from me.

The wine selection still makes me smile. I counted 8 reds and 8 whites by the glass and 1 sparkling. That’s pretty good in comparison to some wine bars here in Stockholm or London. The prices are very reasonable to start with and their happy hour it is really great value for money (from 4-7 pm on weekdays and 4-6 pm on weekends) with buy 1 get 1 free offer on the wines by the glass and some beers. Their champagne by the glass is for example the excellent Guy Charlemagne Brut (a review of their vintage 2008 click here ) and at 18 SGD for 2 glasses it is excellent value for money. We also tasted an interesting red, 2010 Miette (mix of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro) from Barossa Valley, Australia (review here).
The selection of wines by the bottle is also good, a lot from France but also from other parts of the world.

Verre also has a European inspired food menu with dishes like Boeuf Bourguignon, some pastas and and even pates. M tried a  Chicken pasta, but did not think it was anything outstanding. Not an issue as we came mainly for the wine anyway.

All in all one of my favorite spots in Singapore. I hope to be able to visit again soon.