An insiders’ fave on Aliwal St and Killiney, 13% Gastro Wine bar has opened its doors on Telok Ayer St. And its amazing $8 French sandwiches are our new favourite lunch in the CBD…
Now this is dangerous. We now have a wine bar five minutes away from Honeycombers HQ. And yes, we’ve already got our eyes on a regular table. Wine lovers and those with a thing for charcuterie platters already know 13% Gastro Wine on Aliwal St and and Killiney are amongst the city’s best spots for meeting friends over a glass of vino, but we have to let this cat out of the bag: if you want a damn fine lunch in the CBD for under $10, you might have to fight us for that table.
Our current obsession? 13% Gastro Wine’s duck rillettes sandwich. Amazing at $8, especially when a so-so sandwich in this part of town can easily set you back almost double that amount. Think freshly baked rustic baguette filled with duck or pork rillettes or a terrine of the day, all made in-house. Want something even meatier? We’ve already given you a heads up that the 13% Burger is one of the best in town with its combo of Beef ‘onglet’ patty, compte cheese and whisky cocktail sauce in a brioche bun. Add the addictive Belgium-style fries served with homemade mayo, we say. It’s only $4.
We can’t ignore this is a wine bar, after all, so if you can get away with a long lunch it would be criminal not to have a glass. The wine list here is impressive, curated by wine connoisseur and co-owner Bruno Vaillant. Try a little something from France, Portugal, Italy, Australia, the US, New Zealand, Austria or Hungary. And if you end up lingering even longer than you thought, the homemade charcuterie platters and cheese boards, or dinner hot off the grill (octopus, Iberico pork or sirloin) will be just the thing.
Fallen for a new drop? You can purchase bottles to enjoy at home at a 30% discount. Cheers to that.
Here’s a little taste of what else is coming up at the bar:
* Mussels Madness: Thursday 25 January. For one evening only, feast on 500g of mussels served with those famous Belgian Fries for $30++. Available at all three 13% Gastro wine outlets for dinner.
* Cool climate wine masterclass: Sat Jan 27th at Telok Ayer St from 3-5pm. $48++ per person including wines and snacks. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Pop by on Wine O’Clock Wednesday and you’ll score 30% off wine bottles, every Wednesday at the bar.
13% Gastro Bar, 123A Telok Ayer Street (2nd Floor), Singapore 068592
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