Galleria Level (by the theatres), Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Bayfront, Singapore, 018956 , Singapore
Tel: +65 6688 8517
Website: View bar's website
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end
Set amid the shops and theatres of the vast Marina Bay Sands complex, across the street from the three towers, Cut is the sibling of super-chef Wolfgang Puck's fine dining restaurant.
Smoked glass, dark wood, candle-style lighting and a rather mystifying portrait of Brad Pitt combine to create a feel that's resolutely upscale, despite the shoppers to-ing and fro-ing in the fluorescent light outside the open frontage.
Attention to detail is evident in everything from the beer list to the glassware to the pretty waitresses in their black cocktail dresses.
Bartender Anthony Zhang worked in Japan before coming here, and his cocktail list has a dose of Tokyo influence, with ingredients including lemongrass, ginger, tea, cucumber, umeboshi plums and oba leaf adding an edge to generally classically styled cocktails.
We opted for a Smoke and Mirrors, made in this instance with Lapsang Souchong-infused Scotch, an innovation that worked.