31 Scotts Road, Orchard, Singapore, 228225 , Singapore
Tel: +65 6836 9185
Website: View bar's website
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Set in a low colonial building of the type known (for obvious enough reasons) as a black and white, half-hidden behind the spa in front, Nektar is a slick little affair that feels, well, surprisingly spacious for its size.
There's a garden area out back, leafy with tropical plants, and a couple of tables out the front too, but the place to be is sat at low chairs around the central bar.
Nektar opened in December 2010 as a first venture from a group of private investors. And, so far, things seem to be working out just fine. The menu offers a nice balance of classics, crowdpleasers - there are chocolate drinks aplenty for the post-shopping crowd - and innovative concoctions.
We eschewed Bellinis made with caramelized peaches or Margaritas with salt air, and opted for a Ketel Kurrie, based on, yes, dried curry leaves. It looked good, it smelt exactly like curry and it tasted green, herbal but fresh. Recommended.