Found upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River on the Southern Bank, Boat Quay is one of Singapore's hottest destinations for dining and drinking. Back in the day, Boat Quay used to be the business hub of Singapore's port, due to its shape which resembles the belly of a carp – believed by the Chinese to be a sign of wealth and prosperity. These days, the buzz still remains, and Boat Quay is the place to go for food and drink, boasting a number of amazing bars and restaurants. Now you can find the best ones and reserve a space online with Quandoo.
Whether you're a Singapore local looking to chow down on old favourites, or are a tourist wanting to find out what makes Singapore's local cuisine so famous, you can't go wrong with a trip to Boat Quay. Some must-try dishes on Singaporean menus include chilli crab (stir-fried Singaporean mud crab with a tangy gravy made from sambal, tomato paste and eggs) and Hainanese chicken rice, Singapore's national dish, which consists of chicken pieces served with a spicy chilli and ginger paste and fragrant rice.
Singapore is a multicultural metropolis and this means that you will find all types of cuisine served up in the city-state. Boat Quay is a haven for foodies, offering dishes from all over the globe. If you fancy something international, a trip to Boat Quay will leave you more than satisfied. Here you can choose from American-style steakhouses, Spanish tapas bars, Greek tavernas, amazing Mediterranean restaurants and so much more. If you fancy something Asian, you won't be disappointed either, Boat Quay boasts some of the finest Asian joints that the city-state has to offer, from Thai to Chinese, Japanese and Indian restaurants.
Undoubtedly one of Singapore's liveliest nightlife spots, Boat Quay boasts an abundance of bars. After having dinner at one of the area's many restaurants, take a trip to a bar for the perfect end to your evening. Whether its for a romantic date or a night on the tiles, the selection of watering holes will not disappoint. Enjoy stunning views of the Singapore river paired with oysters and handcrafted cocktails at Southbridge, or head to D Happy Factory to enjoy some relaxed drinks and delicious international bar snacks in a vibrant atmosphere.
All of the above said, the way to get the best out of Boat Quay is to combine restaurants with bars for one rollocking good time. Whether you're dining East or West, with a date, your friends or your family, there's nothing better than warming up a night with good food and relaxing conversation before moving onto a few drinks and something a little more lively. So, now that we've given you a little rundown on where you might like to go and what to expect, it's time to get involved with Quandoo and let us help you plan the perfect evening.
Our easy-to-use platform enables you to filter by price, location and cuisine helping you to hone in on exactly what you fancy. After narrowing your search we'll provide you with a host of options that fit the bill perfectly, so that you can find the Boat Quay restaurant or bar for you, no matter the occasion. Whether you're using desktop or the app for Android or iOS, a few short clicks or taps will get you a table at your chosen destination in seconds.