One of the best things about attending the Singapore Formula One races is the big spread of food and drinks that are served. This year we were particularly curious about the Singapore 2016 F1 Paddock Club food and restaurants after reading the Business Times article “Singapore Grand Prix revs up its hospitality options“. According to that story, this year’s S$5 million tab for the Singapore Paddock Club is one of the highest on the F1 calendar.
Before writing about the F1 Paddock Club food, we show you some pictures of Paddock Club scenery, the pit lane walk and some pictures of the F1 cars that we managed to take.
Now back to the subject of this blog – Singapore F1 Paddock Club Food and restaurants. As usual, the first thing that greets visitors to the Paddock Club is the Flutes champagne bar. The cool blue colour mentally lowered the ambient temperature by a few degrees on a hot Singapore day. The endless flow of champagne provided additional cooling.
The highlight of this year’s wine and dine options was NOBU. Here are pictures of the NOBU restaurant at the 2016 Singapore F1 Paddock club. The space was quite small and filled up very fast. The best items were their famous miso black cod and wagyu steak. Their cold dishes were not as impressive.
Next door to Nobu was the Itsuki Izakaya. This was a more informal eatery. The food served here are Japanese bar food such as grilled seafood. The food was not bad but the attractions here were the Japanese whisky, which are so popular these days. We tried the Yamasaki 12 years, Hakushu 12 and Hibiki Harmony. To be honest, I could not taste any real difference. They were all good and I am happy to drink any of them anytime.
The largest and most impressive restaurant at the 2016 F1 Singapore Paddock Club was the Jean Georges restaurant, helmed by three-Michelin-starredchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. We had a very good experience here last year (see our story here). Standards are still high, but we were disappointed that things had taken a step backwards. One notable thing in 2015 was the lobster dish, in 2016 we only had bits of lobster in the lobster ramen.
The Library Bar is a casual restaurant at the Singapore Paddock Club. Styled after an English pub, this is a place to down a few beers and try the halibut and chips.
Another popular restaurant at the 2016 Singapore F1 was the COMO Cuisine restaurant. It does not have crowd control like the other places and was standing room only by the time we got there. We did not eat there as it was too crowded.
Finally, after all that food, it was almost time to stop eating and go watch the cars. Savoury stomach shut, we looked for the sweet stuff. This year, the dessert shop is Tarte by Cheryl Koh who has a takeaway shop in Shaw House where we had tried her famous eclairs and tarts there (see story here). The selection of desserts at Tarte in F1 Singapore Paddock Club was quite limited. But enough for us as we had already over-eaten. A sweet end to an evening of eating at the 2016 Singapore F1 Paddock Club.
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