BYOB to Michelin-starred restaurants at no extra charge with Robert Parker Wine Advocate membership

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    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    Ever ran into a situation where you celebrate an occasion in a restaurant and only to be bill-shocked at the end of the meal just because you ordered a bottle of wine? Or having to cut back on an experience in a good class restaurant by skipping drinks because it will blow up the bill?

    In Singapore, it can get really expensive to dine out once you add drinks to the repertoire of items you want to try. Even if price is of no issue, you may not get to enjoy the meal with your favourite wine. Robert Parker Wine Advocate (RPWA), a widely read consumers’ guide to fine wine, debuting a new programme called RP Benefits to solve this dilemma.

    As a member of RP Benefits, you can bring your own bottle, wine or otherwise, at no corkage charge or at a discounted rate when dining at over 50 restaurants in Singapore. These includes Michelin-starred and Michelin-listed establishments like Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro,  The Corner House, Meta Restaurant and Labyrinth. According to RPWA, more establishments will be added to the list periodically.

    RP Benefits offers the following:

    • Bring-your-own-bottle privilege
      • You can bring your personal, curated collection of wines to pair with your meal when dining at over 50 partnering restaurants. You can refer to the list of restaurants in the table below. Terms and conditions apply.
    • Special promotions 
      • Other than being about to BYOB, the programme also includes exclusive offers at more than 70 restaurants and bars such as complimentary wine tasting experiences at leading wine merchants and wineries–up to 20% discount at renowned restaurants, complimentary wine pairings at Alma by Juan Amador and La Terre.
    • Unique experiences
      • At launch, about 20 restaurants will offer experiences like menu upgrades, a complimentary glass of wine or sake, kitchen tour or even a drink with the chef at the kitchen.

    Sounds too good to be true? The caveat here is that you need to be a subscriber of Robert Parker Wine Advocate. For more details about signing up for a Personal Subscription (USD99/year), visit Once you become a member, you can redeem the benefits through the RP Benefits mobile application available on the Apple store and Google Play store.

    Participating establishments:

    28 Wilkie Domvs by Gabriel Frattini Peach Blossoms
    Aburiya @ Boat Quay FOC Restaurant Saint Pierre
    Akanoya Robatayaki FOC Sentosa Salt Grill & Sky Bar
    Akashi Japanese Restaurant FOO’D by Davide Oldani Senso Ristorante & Bar
    Akira Back Fleur De Sel Le Restaurant Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro
    Alati Divine Greek Cuisine Grissini Smoke & Mirrors
    Alma by Juan Amador Hashida Sushi Singapore Stellar @ 1-Altitude
    Aqua Luna Kakure Summer Pavilion
    Artemis Grill Ki-Sho Tamashii Robataya
    Aura La Brezza Terra
    Blue Lotus – Chinese Eating House La Terre The Carvery
    Bob’s Bar La Ventana The Corner House
    Boruto Labyrinth The Kitchen at Bacchanalia
    Braci Lewin Terrace The Knolls
    Brasserie Luka The Other Room
    Les Saveurs [email protected] The Palmary
    Wine Merchants & Bars
    Angra Wine & Spirits Chateau Asia Asia Wine Network
    Overseas establishments
    Bear in Boots Il Marroneto The Duke of Richmond Hotel
    Bodegas Perica La Costa Wine Co. The Egerton House Hotel
    Boedecker Cellars Relais & Châteaux The Lodge at Ashford Castle
    Brengman Brothers Residenz Heinz Winkler The Milestone Hotel
    Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat Restaurant Akrame The Montague on the Gardens
    Château d’ Anglès Restaurant St. Hubertus The Old Government House, Hotel & Spa
    Clearview Spirtis and Wines Sojourn Cellars The Oyster Box
    Elderton Wines Summer Lodge Country House Hotel The Rubens at The Palace
    En Garde Winery Sun Tung Lok The Twelve Apostles Hotel
    Farr Vintners The Acorn Inn Thorn-Clarke Wines
    Hotel D’Angleterre The Chesterfield Mayfair Town by Bryan Nagao
    Hotel 41 The Chesterfield Palm Beach Willamette Valley Vineyards