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April 06, 2022

VENUE By Sebastian

We used to frequent Restaurant Ember at Hotel 1929 for Chef Sebastian's contemporary European creations. He took a break from the local F&B scene and returned 3 years later to open this bistro-style restaurant.

Compared to Ember, the setting at VENUE is much more casual. There is no pressed tablecloth and you are seated in an open dining hall that opens up to the kitchen on one side and the walkway on the other. With such open concept and the location on the ground floor of a downtown mall would also mean busy human traffic passing by making it difficult for an intimate conversation.

They have deviated from the sharing concept which started when the restaurant first opened due to the COVID situation and are currently offering lunch set on weekdays (2-course for $38++ and 3-course for $46++).

While I prefer the cosier ambience at Ember, the food here is still very “Sebastian”. We are reminded why we have always enjoyed Sebastian's cooking - honest and quality; mod