Perched 57-storeys atop Tower 1 of Sands SkyPark, LAVO Singapore offers a fresh vibe dining concept set against the spectacular backdrop of the city sky-line.
Inspired by LAVO New York and Las Vegas, the Singapore venue features an Italian American restaurant that offers a vibe-dining experience complete with a luxurious indoor and outdoor lounge.
Then there is the wraparound terrace and exciting nightlife programming that include live DJ sets.
In the eight years that have passed, a plethora of restaurants and bars have come and gone - anyone remember Ku De Ta? - and the top of the building has been really very hit and miss with F&B outlets.
LAVO changes this and - with its unique position at the 'stern' of the ship, it is one of the best spots at the MBS.
The food is superb Italian/American style fare - try the one pound meatball (S$38) made with fresh ground Imperial Wagyu, veal and Italian sausage.
The spinach and artichoke pizza with mozzarella, roasted garlic, black olives and mushrooms (S$30) is unusually shaped but very tasty.
I commented that beetroot isn't on the menu much in Singapore (to find it the same day elsewhere) and the roasted beet goat cheese, citrus, toasted almond, sun dried tomato vinaigrette (S$24) was excellent and extremely healthy.
There are oysters and clams to kick off with, as well as shrimp and lobster cocktails. The wine list is pretty reasonable - providing the perfect setting for a dreamy afternoon of pleasure looking the never tiring vistas of Singapore and the straits.
LAVO Singapore has upped the game where mid-day meals are concerned.
The restaurant now opens its doors from 10.30am onwards, serving up brunch items like the savoury Avocado Toast with cippolini onion and poached eggs, Chicken N’ Waffles with spiced chicken breast on a stack of ricotta waffles, and a Breakfast Pizza topped with eggs sunny-side up.