Located on the 70th storey of Swissotel, the obvious reason to patronise is for the view.
Indeed, the view was beautiful. At least, much better than most other places.
From 5pm to 8pm, selected drinks are eligible for sun downer’s pricing. I would recommend reaching here in time for the promotion, as the mark down is quite significant. In addition, it also secures you a better seat, as the bar isn’t very big. We got there at 7:45pm and we managed to get a table for 4, with luxuriously comfortable chairs and we could hog it for a long time. Some customers who arrived later had to sit on stools. Our seats were close to the window too so we got to enjoy the view. Getting a directly window facing seat would require a surcharge of $20 per person.
When we got seated, they served us each a piping hot towel. There were only 2 waitresses and they were elegantly dressed, polite, and prompt in service.
Suntory beer was eligible for sun downer’s price. It cost $10.00++, 45% less than the normal price of $18.00++.
They are currently running a promotion for Moët & Chandon Impérial Rosé and Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial (pronounced as m’wet and not mo-way, as this was supposedly from Dutch origin, not French) , for $99++ and $79++ respectively. It is priced significantly lower than what you’ll get from most other places (save for supermarkets and duty free shops of course). We got the Rosé.
I also tried a cocktail, which was supposed be something like cosmo but with TWG pink flamingo tea. However, the taste of the tea was almost nonexistent. I decided to try this as their selection of TWG tea cocktails was tempting to me as I love TWG. It was quite disappointing. It was strongly alcoholic which kinds of defeats the purpose adding in TWG tea.It cost $15.00++ during happy hour, and $22.00++ after 8pm.
There was a free flow of snacks at no charge. I liked that cracker. We had ours refilled probably 4 times that night.
At 8.30pm, the pianist and singer would begin their performance. Well, at least their singing wasn’t as bad as the bands from Timbre.
Value: 8.5/10 (for sun downer and Moët)
Overall: although the whole session wasn’t cheap, it would definitely cost more elsewhere. Other than the gimmick cocktail, it was very value for money, for such good ambiance.
Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Tel: (65) 6837 3322 (reservations not allowed)
Sun – Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri & Sat: 5pm – 2am
By Car: Parking available at Raffles City Shopping Centre
Monday – Friday
8am to 5pm: S$2 for first hour
S$0.50 for subsequent 15 minutes
5pm to 8am (the next day):
S$2.50 per entry per day
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
8am to 8am (the next day):
S$2 for first 2 hours
S$0.30 for subsequent 15 minutes
Bus stop located at Bras Basah Road
14, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 130, 131, 133, 140, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 190, 502, 502A, 502B, 518, 518A, 518B, 578, 579, 581, 587, 590, 598, 700, 700A, 857, 960, NR7
Bus stop located at North Bridge Road
32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 195, 851, 961, 980, NR2, NR5, NR7, NR8
Bus stop located at Stamford Road
7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 131, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 502, 857, NR7, NR8
City Hall (EW13/NS25)