The best restaurants in Boat Quay. 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.