A restaurant that's definitely in questionable taste
Whatever next? We've seen some crazy ideas along the way, but The Clinic, a ‘multi sensorial fine dining and wild partying environment', opened in mid-December in Singapore, is really one of the oddest. Its ‘clinic' theme is actually nothing new; it's one we tired of a while ago care of the now defunct Pharmacy in Notting Hill, not to mention the Supperclub Hospital nights at Supperclub Amsterdam, where leather clad nurses served up cocktails in specimen bottles.
The Clinic in Singapore has plenty in common with both venues, boasting artwork by Damien Hirst like the former and having used Dutch architects Concrete like the latter.
But The Clinic takes its theme beyond tasteful.
Rows of retro wheelchairs line the communal table. How to take them? As cool? As political incorrectness gone mad? Whatever, they give you something to talk about as you sip your drink through an IV tube and eat from a kidney pan.
As for the food in The Clinic's restaurant, Aurum, don't call it molecular gastronomy (even though they serve melon caviar and edible nitrosangria); they ‘like to call it transcendent cuisine'.
As to whether The Clinic provides ‘an experience unlike anything you know', let's hope so.
theclinic.sg, +65 6887 3733 concreteamsterdam.nl