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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Central Area/City Area
0.5 km from Boat Quay

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‘Fine fun food from Barcelona’ is how the chef describes his Singaporean outpost. He’s brought along the flavours of Catalonia, which he blends with mo...
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in this restaurant in a Sunday evening. Everything we had was really good. Starting from bread with anchovies, and other appetizers through the lamb shoulder. We have been impressed from the quality and taste. Also price was really reasonable for what we had....LMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

We picked this restaurant at random, and were so glad we did! All of the tapas was great, from the anchovies to the tomato toast, to the patatas bravos to the croquettes. The highlight, however, was the chocolate fondant cake, oh my lord it was...delicious. Great wine list, good cheese, friendly service. Loved it!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Rare find the combination of cool vibe, excellent service, high quality menu and good quality/price ratio. Special mention for the bartenders. Reservation is essential. We returned twice. Our favorites: charcoal-Grilled Octopus&Pork Jowl and Broken Eggs&Crispy Potatoes.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

I walked into the restaurant and they decided not to give us a table even at the bar though it was empty be a use we are dark skin I went online and booked a table on the bar and walked in then and there....A white man walked in after us and given a chair and without batting an eye lid. It's pathetic this day and age that a restaurant will treat people differently depend on their skin color. They don't understand we people spend more than they expect us to spend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

This ring Tapas Bar/Restaurant in the Clarke Quay area serves up the most amazing Tapas inspired dishes in an upmarket type style. The food is not rustic as normal tapas can be, but plated with exceptional care & attention. We had a seat at the...Bar, which gives you full view of the Kitchen & the creative area, where the dishes are assembled. We were attended to by Jordi, who was knowledgeable & extremely helpful in ensuring we understood the construction of all our dishes. Not like normal Tapas from Barcelona, but more upmarket. This is now one of our favourite restaurants through our international travels & we will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Second visit there. The service can be improve. Overall food taste is excellent. Ordered 4 Tapas, 1 Salad and 2 main course. Started with Smoked Cantabrico Anchovies on Charcoal Brioche with Salted Caramel Butter, Patatas Bravas with Aioli & Spicy Brava Sauce, Porcini Mushrooms Croquetas...with Black True Sauce and Foie Gras Terrine & Arenkha Caviar in Crispy Phyllo Sandwich. Follow by Beetroot Salad with Strawberry, Macadamia, Horseradish & Smoked Olive Oil Ice Cream. Main course is Suckling Pig Terrine & Hokkaido Scallops Paella with Aioli Sauce.  Paella with 2 pieces of roast pork and 2 pieces scallops. I would said is over price. Lastly, Josper-grilled Pork Ribs with Pumpkin Textures & Mediterranean Herbs Dressing was fantastic.  Expected damage: S$80 per paxMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023 via mobile

As with other reviews, portions were small for the ambitious price. Food itself tasted good. Minimum amount to spent is also a bit rich. Try a time limit on tables.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

Great food... Great Service...Nice seating...Comfy seating and interesting decor. Book in advance to get your table!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Recommended by a good friend to celebrate his birthday. Served by a staff named Noi. Very friendly and so were the other staff. Food was tasty indeed. For starters, we had the Anchovy and Patatas Bravas, both came in 2 pieces each. Lamb Shoulder for...mains and Squid Ink Paella. Cheesecake with Vanilla Ice-cream for dessert. If you are a wine lover, they carry mainly Spanish wine, with some others. Good Food. With Great People serving, it made the experience a great one.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023

Over priced and very tiny portions. Food was good but left you feeling hungry after spending over $150 for 2 people. Lots of show but little substance. Sold tap water for $6

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

Return visit 2022.11.05 with friends: 5/5 Location: 5/5 Food: 5/5 Drinks: 5/5 ambience 5/5 Service: 5/5 Thanks Anne for the kind arrangement on bookings and food! WE had a great time and the service was again, a 5/5 !!! Definitely the best restaurant in SG...of our era!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022

Food is good, portions are however, incredibly small. Did a booking online, was told only bar table is available, on actual day, several non-bar tables were empty, perhaps there was cancellation maybe. Staff tried to upsell their inhouse bottled water, am fine with that, but...mentioned 'due to environmental reasons, we do not serve tap water, like seriously? If you gonna charge for water, just do it. Dun give me bs on this. Nevertheless, the staff did provide 2 complementary water after I ordered 2 Sangria. For the Sangria, portion was incredibly tiny after considering the huge piece of Ice in it. Before we could finish our food, 2 different staff offered the clear our plates. Barely there for an hour, already felt un-welcomed. Overall, the food was great, Portions are incredibly small, shrinkflation at its finest, very turned off by the service standards. Diners be warned that the Bar tables are located near their open air kitchen, hence could feel abit warmer. would give a 3.5/5More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Amazing food and service from the crew! They even gave us a cake for our wedding anniversary Highly recommend the paella and octopus!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Great and highly smily service. Lot of attention from the waitress. Really fine and tasty food. Lot of flavours. Really impressed by the tapas and the paella.Less by the dessert. Cocktail are great and wine was good. Gluten free option are numerous and team well...aware of this. We’ll come back for sure.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022

I didn’t know about this place until almost all COVID-19 restrictions have been removed. Since the pandemic, a vast majority of restaurants have scaled back their menu or quality has declined. So lucky to have found this place! The menu is not incredibly extensive however...the items available is just right for a hearty meal. Thanks for the excellent service; once seated, we were served water so we can remove our masks, staff provided great menu recommendations, dishes are served one by one, staff describe the dishes before digging in, they even bother to change plates between courses. Dishes are served in an aesthetically pleasing manner, filled with high flavor complexities and curiosity. The restaurant was also thoughtful enough to offer a cupcake for birthday celebration even without asking. Overall, we enjoyed the food & service, a positive dining experience. Don’t have to look far for a fantastic meal. This is the place to be!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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