Simple. Warm. Inviting. That’s the brief at the new Singapore wine bar, Le Bon Funk, which borrows cues from its European counterparts – with a tropical twist.
Nice Projects founders Sacha Leong and Simone McEwan designed the Holland Village space, paring tones and rich reds with a marble mosaic floor inlaid with chequerboard lines. It’s simple and unpretentious – just like its Canadian chef/owner, Keirin Buck.
‘Le Bon Funk, is an allusion to the “good funk” from living wines—an invitation not to take oneself too seriously,’ says the team behind the Singapore restaurant and bar.
Red and burgundy tiles are used on the bar front, which is topped by sleek steel. This detail is mirrored in the light bentwood stools, upholstered in tan leather, with a metal footrest.
The dining room, meanwhile, is orientated around the open kitchen, where Buck’s team prep food on wooden counters in full view. Marble-topped tables and blonde wooden seating continue the simple but elegant textural play across the space.
Le Bon Funk offers one of Singapore’s best-curated menus of natural wines, a glass of which can be enjoyed from a window seat or on the raised terrace, landscaped with lush fronds and plants to connect to the adjacent park.
Buck’s menu also offers a fusion of European influences and Asian ingredients: cedar jelly and foie gras on milk bread toast; beef tartare with bull horn pepper, nduja and chips; Dover sole, sherry and sweet potato and Wyagu short loin with polenta.