VLV is one of the latest hybrid lifestyle venues to open in Singapore, offering a restaurant for lunch and dinner, a club lounge where partygoers and the fashionable elites get their entertainment from world-class DJs, and spaces for private events
Concept: Occupying a 150-year-old former godown along the Singapore River, VLV preserves the building’s storied exterior and elaborate tiled roof and ceiling but transforms the interior into a stylish space where I imagine even conservative guests would feel at home.
VLV Club Lounge on the ground level is an elegant space furnished with graphic carpets and gunmetal tiles, oversized leather sofas, plush poufs, and beautiful bouquets lit by tea candles. Towards the back of VLV, overlooking Singapore’s riverfront, is VLV Courtyard, an al fresco space surrounded by tropical greenery.
A floor up is the dining hall which is just as beautiful, with the option for diners to retreat into charming booth seats for intimate business talks over a meal.
VLV’s kitchen is helmed by executive chef Martin Foo who has more than 25 years of culinary and management expertise under his belt. Chef Foo and his team dishes out modern Chinese cuisine here, all plated exquisitely but priced affordable in an effort to reintroduce Chinese dishes well loved for generations to younger diners and to make fans out of those who are unfamiliar with Chinese food. He applies a light hand to seasoning, preferring to draw natural flavours from ingredients, which means healthier yet flavourful eats for guests.
As well, VLV’s in-house sommelier and its collection of top quality boutique champagnes and wines allow wine-pairing menus to be created.
MICE application: The Club Lounge is perfect for 400-pax receptions with a mix of standing room and seats, while the Courtyard adds space for another 200 guests. The dining hall seats 140 guests and three private dining rooms are available for smaller gatherings. Two of the private dining rooms can take 10 guests each, while the third can accommodate 16. When combined, they can seat up to 50 guests.
Full venue hire is welcome and packages available include both F&B and audiovisual support. Moreover, VLV has a private warehouse of furniture and interior décor, allowing it to alter its layout to support clients’ themed events.
Service: Sommelier Vincent and chef Foo are enthusiastic, and welcome passionate conversations with guests about what they do best. Service is friendly.