A century-old landmark mansion at Clarke Quay houses a modern Chinese restaurant, a Club Lounge, Alfresco Courtyard Bar and a Riverfront dining area.
VLV opened at Clarke Quay last with a guest list of the society’s who’s who last Wednesday. Occupying the iconic River House building, VLV is four concepts in one – a stylish modern Chinese restaurant, a glamorous Club Lounge, an al fresco courtyard bar and a riverfront dining area (yet to open). It’s been a long time since Clarke Quay has presented an exciting offering so we jumped at the chance to visit this new establishment.
It was a night of delicious food, familiar tunes and free-flowing laughter as the crowd turned up in full force to celebrate the launch of VLV, the brainchild of Chief Executive Officer Dolores Au. The 20,000 squarefeet lifestyle venue spans two storeys with the club lounge on the lower floor and the 140 seater restaurant on the upper floor.
We feasted on canapes like Canadian lobster wanton sambal dip, carrot cake topped with XO sakura ebi, golden prawn coated with pumpkin and salted egg yolk, chargrilled Kagoshima char siew, crispy beancurd skin with mushroom cheong fun, homemade shitake mushroom, Hainan chicken rice sushi, chilled fresh crabmeat Yuzu noodles and live stations showcasing the restaurant’s signature Peking duck, chilled alaskan crab with momotaro tomato and goma dressing, poached sea garoupa in bonito fish broth and a bevy of desserts. While most dishes hit high notes, my favourite would be the Peking duck! The succulent duck meat paired wonderfully well with the garnishes like avocado and crispy bean curd skin. The evenly balanced sauce made the dish a clear standout for the night. I was also pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality of food and service that went on through the night.
Introducing Mass Ramli, heading up the entertainment team, Mass brings a touch of sophistication to the Singapore DJ scene. With a passion for discovering and grooming new talent look out for fresh faces and sounds out on the VLV decks. Catch out sundown live DJ sets in the courtyard and party the night away with the crew in the stunning Club Lounge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org #djmass #VLV #VLVSG
Perhaps as a testament to the infectious beats and familiar tunes played by the DJ who skillfully blended classics with Top 40s music, guests spilled onto the dancefloor happily and the party continued well into the night, with nary a worry about work the following morning. If the preview was anything to go by, we’d definitely be back for more drinks, to hit up the dancefloor and most definitely, to wine and dine in the restaurant!
Opening hours for VLV Singapore:
Lunch 12.00pm – 3.00pm | Dinner 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Club Lounge 6.00pm – 3.00am
Courtyard 12.00 – 3.00am
Dinner 5.30pm – 11pm | Supper 11pm – 3.00am
Address: 3A Merchant’s Court, River Valley Road, #01-02, Singapore 179020
Please call +65 6661 0197 or email email@example.com for reservations or visit VLV for more information.