If you had to compare between Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay – three downtown districts that straddle the banks of the Singapore River – Robertson Quay undoubtedly comes up as the most laid-back of them all. That’s not to say there’s nothing to do here. Far from it; Robertson Quay offers restaurants, bars and other points of interest like its cousins do, but with a more refined edge. Tuck into dinner with waterfront views then head to a speciality dessert joint, before calling it a night at a wine bar – the choice is all yours across restaurants at Robertson Quay. To get started, have a look at the list of Robertson Quay restaurants on our website or app and filter by price and cuisine to find one that caters to your budget, taste and preferences. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Robertson Quay may not have an MRT station situated within the precinct, but it nevertheless is an easily accessible part of town to explore by bus or foot from neighbouring hotspots Clarke Quay, Chinatown and Orchard. Perched right on the edge of the city centre, Robertson Quay is often thought of as a trendy central district where restaurants and bars stand shoulder to shoulder with premium hotels and condominiums – although that hasn’t always been the case. Back in the day, the area was characterised by swamps and mudflats, and it was only after commercial activity in Singapore had increased in the 19th century that the land was reclaimed to build docks and warehouses. Today, commerce in Robertson Quay continues to thrive, albeit in a different form, much to the delight of foodies near and far. It is home to some of Singapore’s finest F&B establishments, and they run the gamut from casual cafes to swanky cocktail bars to respectable fine-dining eateries.
Thanks to its location, the restaurants at Robertson Quay boast enviable waterfront views, guaranteed to impress your client, date or family members visiting from out of town. Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and Robertson Quay’s restaurants certainly live up to that with a broad range of cuisines from around the world. Soak up the chill riverside ambience with tacos and killer margaritas at hip Mexican outfit Super Loco, or feed your inner carnivore with a serving of traditional steak and fries at French restaurant Le Bouchons Rive Gauche. Hungry for seafood instead? The Belgian mussels at Brussels Sprouts are an absolute delight, washed down with a pint of Belgian beer, of course. Those who like their fresh catch from the sea cooked the local way should check out homegrown chain Red House’s Robertson Quay restaurant – the only one of three in Singapore that features patio seating by the river.
Robertson Quay may not seem like the most obvious choice for budget eats, but there are certainly a handful of spots where you can find them, if you know where to look. At Bar Bar Black Sheep, northern Indian, Thai and western fare come together under one roof at wallet-friendly prices, leaving you with more money to spend on drinks in Singapore – known for having one of the highest alcohol taxes in the world. Nonetheless, quality wines and tapas can still be had without breaking the bank at Wine Connection, a buzzy Robertson Quay restaurant and bar that is a hit with the after-work crowd for its convivial atmosphere and fair prices. Places like these tend to fill up quickly in the evenings and on weekends, so why not book ahead for a fuss-free dining experience? With Quandoo, simply enter your preferred date, time and number of guests at the time of reservation to confirm a table for you and your crew at a Robertson Quay restaurant of your choice. It’s that easy!