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Wine Connection: Best Bistro in Singapore?


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Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Boozy Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Wine Connection on Frankel Avenue has unfortunately closed its doors for good. The beloved wine shop and tasting room was a staple in the neighborhood, offering a curated selection of wines from around the world alongside knowledgeable staff to guide customers’ choices.

Regular customers will miss the warm, inviting atmosphere and the opportunity to sample new wines at weekly tastings.  While it’s always disappointing to see a long-standing local business shutter, Wine Connection leaves behind many fond memories of pleasant evenings spent discovering new wines and connecting with fellow enthusiasts in a convivial setting.

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Some history to my relationship with Wine Connection Cheese Bar (Frankel Avenue)

My wifey works here so of course, we are loyal customers as it allows us to see Mum as she works.

It is also a very good place for ad-hoc ‘work-from-home’, customer meetings etc. Plus it is genuinely a really nice place with great food and drink on offer as you’ll see below. It’s reasonably priced and has some cracking menu options.

Historically there are 2 other call-outs. It used to be Roo’s Restaurant which was another family favourite when we wanted an Indian Tandoori fix, and prior to that, it was a temporary location for my favourite bar in Siglap which is now back to its original home – Jag’s Gastro Pub.

I did the VLOG sometime ago now when they had just opened, and now will complement that with a 2022 blog update as they have new menu options that are a must-try in my humble opinion.

Plus with the ability to rent the Raclette machine and have that at home how could you not want to have these guys on your foodie Xmas card list.


The new frontage for Wine Connection Frankel. You can’t miss it – next to the BBQ wholesaler. Lot’s of room in the aircon interior, loads of room al fresco and a huge lump of wine retail in the middle.

wine connection interior siglap
wine connection siglap retail Wine Connection: Best Bistro in Singapore?

A major refurb from when it was Roo’s before. Like MAJOR!!!

Did I mention they sell wine here?

wine connection frankel cheese counter Wine Connection: Best Bistro in Singapore?

Oh yeah, and cheese… They sell a HUGE selection of cheese and charcuterie at Wine Connection Frankel

“A selection of over 40 matured farm cheeses is air-flown from Europe weekly and available for takeaway and dine-in. The menu is created around cheese, naturally, offering a variety of hearty salads and ‘tartines’ (open sandwiches), as well as cheese & cold cuts platters tailor-made to your desires. “Raclette” is the signature dish, a fun and unique experience to be shared amongst friends!”

The Raclette takeaway offer is superb…

If you’re planning a dinner party (as we did) or just want to try something different at home (as we wanted to)? Why not have a crack at their signature Raclette Cheese Set! What is Raclette though? Is it the melting machine or the cheese? It’s actually the cheese.

Raclette is a very popular cheese, originating from Savoie in the French Alps. I have had tonnes of this whilst skiing in the past. Heating the cheese brings out the best of this fruity, nutty, mildly pungent cheese. It is a cracker and goes on/with ANYTHING!!!

The Raclette Set @ $39+ per guest (min. 2) & Raclette Machine is now available for takeaways at Cheese Bar (Frankel Ave).

You have to have the Raclette at least once in your life. I guarantee you will ENJOY!!! It’s their signature dish and you can even bring it home on rental and mix it in with your very own home-dining experience. We have done this LOADS of times now.

Islifearecipe; The raclette is an absolute favourite. We even rented the machine and bought a huge chunk of cheese for home one dinner. I cooked up a beautiful ChillaxBBQ reverse-seared Tomahawk and used that to dip into the melted Raclette cheese. Let’s just say, the resulting dinner was heavenly with things like reverse-seared tomahawks and the like. YES, dipping Pink2Pink perfection medium-rare steak meat into gooey, melty Raclette cheese – WOW!!!

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wine connection siglap raclette
wine connection raclette Wine Connection: Best Bistro in Singapore?

Yes, what you see is what you get, and in the comfort of your own home. It’s a superb family sharing dinner. Must-try.

Unctuous is the word to use. Or artery clogger could be another. But, how could you not want to dive into that plate? Yummo

If you’d like to make a Raclette meal at home be sure to check out our simple Raclette recipe

What does the set include?

The set comes with Raclette cheese (500g), cold cut platter (200g) consisting of cooked ham, bresaola, rosette and Serrano Ham, served with boiled potatoes, mesclun salad, a bread basket and condiments. Prepare to get full folks. You do have to leave a $100 deposit for the Raclette machine, as you’d expect – and return it back by 3 pm the next day.

If cheese fondue is your bag and you want to give it a go at home, be sure to check out our Cheese Fondue recipe.

If you’d like to make an amazing meal with a baked Camembert at home be sure to check out our Camembert & Rosemary Dipping Pizza recipe

Then you have their dishes from around the world. Nuance plates of that country on a platter with some cheese influence of course. But flat bread pizzas and the like giving you an overseas trip, despite Covid, through their food.

Another thing we always go hard on as a family is thier mixed platters, because we love getting that cheese & charcuterie going. They have the best-baked ham on the planet in my humble opinion. Super-yummy and so so much cheese variety to choose from to complement the cold cuts as you’ll see from their menus below.

The Creme Brulee at Wine Connection Frankel is really up there with the best I have ever had. We all have this pretty much every time we visit.

Drinks? Yes, they do have other things than wine in Wine Connection…

An incredible array of wines from all over the world as you’d expect, but also a long long list of craft beers including on tap. Plus my kids rave about the Mocktails on offer especially the Fizzy Punch.

The kids just LOVE the fizzy punch on the Mocktails Menu at Wine Connection Cheese Bar (Frankel Avenue), even demanding that Mum makes it at home on her days off.

Where are the crew of Wine Connection Cheese Bar?

There are actually two of these unique concepts from Wine Connection. One down Robertson Quay and one here in Siglap on Frankel Avenue. They co-exist, in Siglap, with close-by neighbours like Shao, Next Door Spanish Cafe, & Iza.

Specials @ wine connection frankel Wine Connection: Best Bistro in Singapore?
  • Address: 87 Frankel Avenue, Frankel Estate Singapore 458215
  • eMail:
  • Telephone: 62422029   
  • Mon-Wed; 11:30 – 23:00
  • Thu-Sat; 11:30-00:00
  • Su; 11:30-23:00

Wine Connection Bistro (i12 Katong)
112 East Coast Road,
#01-10, Singapore 428802

Wine Connection Cheese Bar (Robertson Walk)
11 Unity Street,
#01-05, Singapore 237995

Wine Connection Bistro (Cuppage Terrace)
39 & 41
Cuppage Road, Singapore 229462

Wine Connection Bistro (HillV2)
4 HillView Rise,
#02-05/06, Singapore 667979

Wine Connection Bistro (VivoCity)
1 Harbourfront Walk,
#01-152/153/154, Singapore 098585

Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro (Robertson Walk)
11 Unity Street
#01-19/20 , Singapore 237995

Wine Connection Bistro (United Square)
101 Thomson Road, United Square Shopping Mall,
#01-14/15/16, Singapore 307591

Wine Connection Bistro (Capital Square)
25 Church Street,
#01-01, Singapore 049482

Wine Connection Bistro (PLQ 2)
1 Paya Lebar Link, #01-07,
Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ 2), Singapore 408533

Wine Connection Bistro (New Tech Park)
New Tech Park 151 Lorong Chuan,, Singapore 556741

Wine Connection Bistro (Downtown East)
E!Avenue #02-337, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Downtown East
Singapore, Singapore 519599

Wine Connection Bistro (Tanglin)
163 Tanglin Rd
#01-103/104/105/106, Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933

Wine Connection Bistro (West Coast)
154 West Coast Road
#B1-04, West Coast Plaza, Singapore 127371

Conclusion of Wine Connection

In conclusion, Wine Connection Singapore has firmly established itself as a beloved neighborhood locale for wine lovers across Singapore. From the moment you step through the doors, you’re enveloped in a warm, welcoming ambience that encourages you to linger and savor the experience.

The knowledgeable and friendly staff receive rave reviews from customers, who appreciate their ability to guide novices and enthusiasts alike in exploring the extensive wine selection. As one regular patron commented on the shop’s social media, “The team at Wine Connection makes every visit feel like catching up with old friends over a glass of something delightful.”

In addition to the quality wines, customers consistently praise the intimate tasting events and wine education classes offered by the shop. One frequent attendee remarked, “I’ve learned so much about different regions, varieties, and wine-making styles through their wonderful classes. It’s made me a much more confident wine consumer.”

Whether you’re seeking a bijou bottle for a special occasion, stocking up your cellar, or simply indulging in a leisurely glass of wine and conversation, Wine Connection Singapore provides an unparalleled experience. With its warm hospitality, curated selection, and community-focused events, this charming wine destination is sure to remain a local favorite for years to come.

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