The Universal Wine Bar & Restaurant

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Located in Duxton’s tree-lined lane of conserved buildings, The Universal is lovely with chandeliers and pop-artsy portraits. Don’t miss the crazily indulgent foie gras with smoked duck, caramelized bananas and tawny port reduction, lobster bisque with parmesan foam, or pan-seared black cod. The Universal has all the right stuff—exquisite interior décor, good service and sumptuous food.

The Universal Wine Bar & Restaurant is one of those places you hope will remain a secret. The chandeliers and pop-artsy paintings in the 40-seater restaurant give off a chic fairytale-like quality. We ordered the set dinner—with a starter of cauliflower velout with sauteed mushroom and grilled scallops (a la carte price), handmade potato gnocchi with shredded duck confit for the main, and flourless warm chocolate cake served with French vanilla pod ice cream for dessert. Everything was delectable, especially the gnocchi, which melted in our mouths and went superbly with the duck. We wished our meal would last forever, as dining here was such a magical experience. The brains behind The Universal has got all the ingredients right—great location, exquisite décor, good service and sumptuous food.

Venue Details
Address: The Universal Wine Bar & Restaurant, 36 Duxton Hill, Singapore, 089614 Singapore
Phone: 6325-0188
Area: Tanjong Pagar
Cuisine: French, Fusion, International, Italian, Western
Price Range: $$
Open since: November, 2007
Opening hours: Mon-Fri noon-2pm; Mon-Sat 6-10pm
Alfresco, Reservation recommended, Parking available: open carpark at Duxton Hill & multi-storey carpark at Craig Rd, Dress requirements: Smart Casual
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