From the team behind Nude Seafood comes Nude Grill, a restaurant serving contemporary European cuisine in the Central Business District.

The newly opened Nude Grill is in many ways similar to its three-year old sister restaurant Nude Seafood. Both establishments revolve around nutritious one-dish meals served up quickly to a grab-and-go CBD lunch crowd, before slowing down to a more languorous pace in the late afternoon with communal dinner plates built for sharing.

A4 wagyu beef slices

A4 wagyu beef slices

To start, we recommend the foie gras parfait, encased in a stiff longan glaze and a dash of passion fruit gel that lifts the heady creaminess of the liver. Available at an accessible $14, this is what co-founder Hong Junchen calls a “democratised foie gras”. Add the beef tartare with chye poh, aka preserved radish, ($19), and heirloom tomatoes from the highlands of Chiang Mai, served here with umeshu jelly and slivers of sakura ebi ($15).

Nude Grill's foie gras appetiser

Nude Grill’s foie gras appetiser

In the spirit of social dining, order the house special Friendship ($69) to share, comprising succulent slices of A4 Kagoshima black wagyu accompanied by Yorkshire pudding with a buah keluak (black nut) lava centre. Not to be missed as well is Secreto of Iberico Pork ($35), tender pork slices and the first cherries of the season nestled with slow-roasted pumpkin, tang oh (chrysanthemum leaves) and smoked potato foam.

Nude Grill opens: Heirloom tomatoes with plums and sakura ebi

Heirloom tomatoes with plums and sakura ebi

Wash it all down with a pint of home-grown craft beer Brewlander, available on tap (from $15) and in bottles (from $14), specially curated wines from Berry Bros & Rudd (from $15 per glass), or one of the signature cocktails. Go for Amber Geisha ($18), a yuzu sake and Tanqueray gin concoction; or try the Harry Potter-inspired Pumpkin Butterbeer ($21) with Kraken spiced rum, Brewlander porter and hot pumpkin seed foam.

One of Nude Grill's desserts, titled Eight Fingers

One of Nude Grill’s desserts, titled Eight Fingers

And if that doesn’t fill your tummy, head next door to Chill, a cosy watering hole that’s also by the Nude brand, for an extended cocktail programme and a soon-to-be launched menu that draws inspiration from iconic night markets around Asia.

#01-22 Marina One, 5 Straits View. Tel: 6581 9306;

This was first published in Wine & Dine’s December 2017 issue – The Festive Issue, ‘Restaurants’

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