Lifebrandz’s latest brainchild Aquanova fuses food with live entertainment for an all-nighter.
By Yong Yung Shin
It’s a welcome addition to the scene for night owls. Lifestyle and entertainment management group LifeBrandz unveiled its new hotspot Aquanova last month, incorporating late closing hours into a food-cum-entertainment concept in the heart of Clarke Quay.
For an establishment that touts dining as not its only focus, Aquanova’s chefs are more than up to the mark. An extensive menu features familiar creations with inventive Asian touches, such as the interesting-looking Stuffed Tomato Chinoise (S$12) a salad of sorts comprising shrimp, carrots, glass noodles and beansprouts in a balsamic vinaigrette.
Main course highlights include the Gratinated Japanese Dory (S$26) with a vegetable mélange, wasabi mash and a garlic butter sauce, the very hearty Laksa Seafood Skewer (S$34) and Baked Saffron Seafood Rice (S$36) tossed with tiger prawns, scallops, squid, mussels, capsicums and tomatoes. The thick, aromatic Creamy Lobster Cappuccino (S$16) packs a punch with every spoonful. We love the local twist given to the classic Italian panna cotta—scoff not, the Pandan Cotta with Chin Chow Jelly (S$12) and a caramel sauce tastes much better than it sounds!
Acoustic music by JJ Live sets the mood for a chilled out evening, after which its resident band John Molina & Krueger featuring Gerl, Patrick and Alia D takes over with contemporary rock and pop numbers starting 10:30 p.m. On tap are the usual draft beers such as Tiger and Heineken, house spirits and cocktails.
With its doors open all the way into the wee hours of the morning (2 a.m on Sunday and Monday, 3 a.m. from Tuesday to Thursday and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday), Aquanova is the place to park yourself if you’re not the spot-hopping type.
Blk C, #01-03 Clarke Quay,
+65 6305 6733