Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the Singapore River is the perfect spot to relax and chill at. Those familiar with this local haunt know that this is also where the Singapore River Festival is held at every year, bringing plenty of entertainment, music, and fun activities.
If you’re thinking of popping by, here are 8 top eateries around the area to check out and satisfy your cravings before heading to the event!
1. House of Mu
Feel at home when you enter House of Mu, a cosy space decked with Burmese teak furniture. What truly stands out on the menu is their Choose Your Own Pasta or Risotto selection. Mix-and-match your desired carb, sauce, and choice of ingredients for a personalised meal! Have friends with a monstrous appetite? Order the MUnster Platter with generous portions of black angus steak, roast lamb, grilled chicken, pork tenderloin, and smoked sausages. Satisfy your sweet tooth craving with their signature MUnster Dessert Platter!
2. Teppan Bar Q
Teppan Bar Q serves up a selection of fuss-free Japanese and Spanish-inspired teppanyaki dishes. Take a seat by the counter and let the skillful chef create a gastronomic experience for you. Kickstart the meal with the signature Roasted Hakata Mentai, leaving a slight bitter aftertaste. With dishes made on the spot using fresh and flavourful ingredients, make sure to try their mouthwatering dishes such as Tiger Prawn with Balsamic Sauce, Duck with Spring Onion, and more! Small eaters can opt for the teppan tapas, which are light and easy to eat. We love their Hakata Tonpei Yaki menu, which is perfect for those who love okonomiyaki or omelettes.
3. The Sampan
The Sampan presents a fresh new take on traditional Asian flavours with a unique and vibrant menu, including their popular Five Spice Duck Leg Bao and Crispy Master Stock Poached French Quail. Besides the classic tipples, they serve cheeky cocktails like Pandan Old Fashioned and Mango & Chili Smash.
This three-storey restaurant and bar gives off a soulful vibe that is perfect for intimate gatherings with friends or a casual business lunch. Best of all, the prices are affordable so you won’t burn a hole in your pocket!
4. Indian House
As the name suggests, this restaurant serves up authentic Indian cuisine using the finest ingredients and herbs available. The incredible view of Singapore city adds a nice touch to your dining experience here. Dig into mouth-watering Chicken Tikka, Chicken 65, Chili Prawn, and other tantalising specialties that’ll add a little spice to your palate. If you can’t make up your mind, you can always go for the Kebab Platter, which includes lamb, chicken, and fish grilled to perfection, served with a side of naan.
This might be your new go-to spot if you are ever craving for authentic Korean food. Located along Boat Quay, this casual dining space is good for groups or even a dinner date with your loved one. The Soy Garlic Chicken is the bomb! And what is Korean fried chicken without beer? Complete the meal with a refreshing glass of beer or soju cocktail. The Bulgogi and Seafood Pancake are worth a try too! Large group of friends can share the Budae Jjigae and Tteokbboki with Cheese. A plus point: the prices are definitely within your budget.
Happy times start here! Surrounded by live music, gourmet food, craft beers, and good vibes, create beautiful memories with your buddies at this modern gastropub. Tuck into unpretentious British comfort food such as the Banger & Mash, Beef Burger, and Fish & Chips, that’ll never go wrong. What’s a party without drinks? There are British craft beers, lager, gin, whisky, and many more thirst quenching options. Party-goers are in it for the fun because they open till 4am on weekends!
Enjoy a piece of Italy right in the heart of Clarke Quay. Visit this two-in-one spot where you can do your grocery shopping for typical Italian products or have a heartwarming meal with friends. Their pizzas such as the Porca Pizza and 4 Formaggi Pizza are made fresh and free of preservatives. Not to worry, they offer salads, pastas, and sandwiches as well. Pair your mains with a glass of vino and have a relaxing time hanging out with your buddies after work.
8. Spicy House
For those who are looking for a fiery meal with a loads of strong spices, Spicy House is the one for you. Spicy House serves authentic Chengdu-style hot pot with ingredients like Japanese Wagyu Beef and Australian Lobster. The popular Mala Butter soup base definitely packs a punch and is what makes customers come back for more. To balance the spiciness, there are other non-spicy soup bases such as Pig’s Trotters and Chestnut Healthy Chicken to choose from. If you’re not feeling for hot pot, you can order the Mala Noodles and Sichuan Dumplings for a change. There’s something in store for everyone!