There are a number of NEW restaurants and menus in Clarke Quay, that you can head over for both irresistible lunch deals (at $15++ or $25++) and late-night dining sessions.
NEW F&B and menus you can expect include House of Seafood known for its Chilli and Black Pepper Crabs; Hot Stones is now offering a Japanese steakhouse dining experience, while Hutong has Flambé Mala Xiao Long Xia and Szechuan BBQ Skewers starting from $1. Yes, $1.
(Note: RAS The Essence of India featured in this video has ended operations.)
House of Seafood
Clarke Quay Blk A Outdoor
Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 11pm (Sat – Sun)
Crab lovers should be familiar with House of Seafood, which has newly opened at Clarke Quay.
Its al fresco dining area offers breezy waterfront views, making it ideal for a casual lunch or a romantic dinner by the bay. In bar dining menus are available for those who want to chow and chill.
Other than regular favourites of Chill Crab, Golden Creamy Butter Crab, Signature Salted Egg Crab, and Original Indonesian Baked Crab, the restaurant takes pride for its award-winning Best Black Pepper Crab and a bevy of seafood specialties.
House of Seafood’s Black Pepper Crab ($70/kg) uses the freshest crabs and has a strong peppery taste without being too spicy. It doesn’t overpower the natural sweetness of the crab meat, though I wished the crabs I had were more plump and fleshy.
Do not miss the house special Fried White Bee Hoon with XO Sauce and Seafood ($20/portion). This best-selling Singapore noodle dish comes with large fresh prawns and vegetables fried in seafood broth with wok-hei.
Zorba The Greek Taverna – Cafe and Restaurant
Clarke Quay #01-02 Blk A
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Tues – Sun), Last order at 930pm. Closed Mon
Santorini-inspired Zorba the Greek Taverna is more than just a place to eat – it’s an instant cure for wanderlust by bringing Greece to you (especially when we cannot really travel to Europe for now.)
Enjoy a healthy Hellenic menu of authentic, timeless Greek cuisine in a genuinely relaxing ambiance. Mediterranean coast colours of blue and white fill the interiors, offering waterfront views for your pleasure.
Weekend All-Day Breakfast includes Shakshuka ($16), Giaourti ($12), Greek pancakes Tiganites ($15), Tsoureki ($16), Avokanto ($18), Zorba Breakfast Platter ($24), and Avga ($20).
Vegetarian-friendly Avokanto comes recommended – an avocado toast served with pomegranate, caramelised onions and crumbled feta cheese.
The all-in-one dish Zorba Breakfast Platter ($24) has everything you need for a hearty balanced meal.
You get either scrambled or poached eggs, served with meats (Greek sausage and bacon), mushrooms (feta-stuffed grilled Portobello), veggies (roasted Roma tomatoes and caramelised onion), fruit (avocado), and a slice of toast.
Clarke Quay #01-02 Blk A
Opening Hours: 6pm – 10:30pm, Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Mimi is a blend of old and new, combining authentic traditional flavours Sichuan, Shanghai and Mongolia with contemporary cooking and presentation.
Helmed by Executive Chef Sam Cheong, Mimi is a chic and classy concept featuring modern Chinese tapas and other creative dishes.
Each dish is intentional and reflects a slice of Chinese history and culture.
While we may have many poached or roasted chicken rice before, the Special Hainanese Black Chicken Rice ($17) is indeed unique, possibly the only one in Singapore.
Infusion of squid ink gives it a striking black shade; paired with fragrant Arborio Italian rice (also cooked with squid ink and black garlic). Remember to dip the meat into the home-made tangy chilli and ginger dips.
Those who love Chilli Crab can try the Saucy Crab & Egg Affair ($18), which features a ying-yang presentation of spicy chilli crab and fresh crab meat cooked with egg whites. Served with crispy fried manto as a dip.
A distinctly Chinese architecture fills the ambiance as a tribute to Eastern influences of its Chinese- cuisine. It offers private dining rooms ideal for special occasions and events.
Clarke Quay #01-13 Blk B
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Celebrate the season with a Latin flair over Insta-worth mojitos and pulsating Latin music at Cuba Libre.
Operating for over 14 years, Cuba Libre is home not only to intoxicatingly good mojitos but a special curation of Latin American and Singaporean tapas.
It is helmed by Chef Alex Moreno, whose passion for Latin American cuisine led him to create his specialty Colombian Empanada ($14++), stuffed with minced melt-in-your-mouth slow-cooked beef and Ropa Vieja Bites ($15++), which is classic Cuban tapas of pulled beef on banana chips.
Try his other dishes Prawn Al Ajillo ($15++), Beef Rendang Croquetas ($15++) and crowd-fave Crispy Roast Pork.
Don’t miss their 2-hour bottomless Cava, Prosecco, Wines, Beers, and House Pour Spirits for only $35++. Come by Mondays to Thursdays 5pm – 10pm to enjoy this promo rate.
Also check out the 3 Course Set Lunch available for $16++ at Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar, available 3 Nov till 31 Dec 2021 from 12pm to 2pm (Mon – Fri). Includes a starter, main, dessert, and drink (soft drink, juice or tea).
Gabbar Bistro & Bar
Clarke Quay #01-14 Blk B
Opening Hours: 5pm – 10:30 pm (Mon – Sun), 11am – 4pm (Sat Brunch), 11am – 7pm (Sun Brunch)
In the mood for Indian food? Modern Indian Bistro & Bar Gabbar welcomes you for a 3-course weekend brunch for only $30++.
The course includes crowd fave Bombay Vada Pav, a Bombay street food made with spicy mashed potatoes sandwiched in between slices of Pav & spicy chutney.
Other Indian specialties worth trying are Chef’s Special Chicken Burger and Amritsari Chole Kulche. If you’re vegan, go for their Papdi Chaat, Mumbai Chi Pav Bhaji with A Twist, or Avocado Toast.
For dessert, don’t miss Gabbar’s signature Paan Ice Cream, a unique milky dessert made with herbaceous betel leaves. Or Gulab Jamun, a classic Indian dessert of syrup-soaked fried dough balls made from milk solids and semolina.
You also get UNLIMITED all-you-can-have Kolkata Pani Puri during the entire brunch. These fun little bites are fragile, puffed wafers stuffed with chaat masala, mashed potatoes and tamarind water. It’s fun to have with friends.
Also, simply add $50++ to your brunch course and get 2 hours free-flow drinks, including Cava, Prosecco, Mimosa, Wine, Beers, Gin and Whisky
The RANCH Steakhouse By ASTONS
Clarke Quay #01-15 Blk B
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm Last Order 2pm (Mon – Sun), 5pm – 10:30pm Last Order 9:45pm (Mon – Sun)
The RANCH Steakhouse by ASTONS is a modern classic steakhouse concept offering humbly priced steaks and fine wines.
Its wide array of beef includes their special dry-aged USDA Prime, premium steaks and secondary cuts. This exclusive dry-aged beef is made in-house in the restaurants in their own dry-aging fridge and served bone-in to maximise all-natural taste and aroma.
Enjoy classics like Aglio Olio, Beef Tartare and Lamb Riblet in their classy contemporary indoors or go al fresco dining.
Treat yourself to The Ranch’s Almond Crusted Foie Gras ($24), a modern and decadent dish served with Jellied Apple & Apple Foam.
Indulge in a hefty serving of US Boneless Short Rib ($30) slow braised to perfection. The juicy beef is complemented with creamy mashed potatoes, fresh garden veggies, sour cream & wild rice, and braising jus to make it extra luscious.
Clarke Quay #01-10 Blk B
Opening Hours: 4pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 3pm – 11pm (Fri – Sun)
Offering multi-concept dining, Cicada features an all-day dining bistro and tapas bar.
This modern diner specialises in Asian-inspired tapas and unique and playful concoctions. Explore Cicada’s signature boba cocktails and cocktails-on-tap. Chill out with your cocktails in its tropical-themed ambiance complete with lush foliage and natural lighting.
Available from 1 Dec to 31 Dec, Cicada’s Festive Menu Set comes with Starter, Main Course, and Dessert @ $58 per pax. Diners get to pick 2 starters for sharing, 1 main and a dessert. (except eve of PH and PH.)
Recommended main is Roasted Turkey Breast Roulade, made with soft and succulent turkey breast meat with a flavourful crispy skin. Complemented with a side of cranberry sauce, garden root vegetables, and roasted sweet potatoes.
For steak lovers, Char-grilled USDA Ribeye 250g (+$10) is a must, accompanied with rosemary Ratte potatoes, arugula salad and yuzu kosho soy.
If you prefer a lighter main, try the Grilled Norwegian Salmon with a crusted top layer, served with asparagus spears, potato mousseline, rocket salad, and lemon pesto.
Craving for a local specialty? Try Cicada’s Signature Hokkien Mee, a noodle dish wok-fried and tossed with prawns, squid, and pork, served with homemade sambal chilli for an added kick. Plus, this Hokkien Mee is extra-pretty and instagrammable.
Clarke Quay #01-05/06 Blk C
Opening Hours: 6pm – 10:30pm (Tues – Sat, Eve of PH), Closed Sun, Mon
While Zouk is widely recognised as THE pioneer clubbing institution in Singapore, not many know that they have ventured into a new restaurant concept of Capital Kitchen.
Many come to enjoy the 1-for-1 house pours, available 6pm to 10:30pm from Tuesday to Saturdays.
The restaurant serves quite a range of mains, from Kurobuta Pork ($35), Bangers & Mash ($20), Fuhu Fried Rice ($22), Grilled Octopus Leg with Croquette ($30), to a bowl of Signature Broth Congee ($15).
Yes, comforting congee, complete with scallop, prawns, roasted duck, carrots and mushrooms.
I ordered the Fish & Chip ($27) which turned out to be quite crispy, with golden-battered Hoki fish to be dipped with mushy peas, tartar sauce and truffle sauce.
A newly introduced dish is the Crab Meat Pasta ($25), cooked with generous amount of crab meat with sweet-spicy tomato sauce and chilli padi with spaghetti.
Clarke Quay #01-07 Blk D
Opening Hours: 5pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Inspired by the streets and alleys of old Beijing, Hutong is a Chinese specialty place offering Northern Chinese cuisine.
Its new menu covers 40+ varieties of Szechuan appetisers and BBQ skewers, from meat to seafood and vegetables.
Hutong’s Szechuan BBQ skewers (from $1 onwards) are marinated in a special in-house seasoning and spice rub.
Choices are plenty including chicken, pig stomach, pig intestine, premium beef cube, mutton leg meat, squid tentacles, fresh prawns, oyster mushrooms, lotus root, broccoli, and romaine lettuce.
What’s even special is instead of plates, they serve over a griller to keep them warm during your meal.
Specialty dish Mala Xiao Long Xia 火焰麻辣小龙虾 ($38.90) is a must at Hutong, served flambéed with Moutai, a distilled Chinese liquor. This spicy dish features stir-fried ‘baby lobsters’ aka xiao long xia tossed in aromatic mala spices.
Enjoy other seafood fare like Fresh Oyster and Premium Half Shell Scallops. Their natural sweet-salty tastes are enhanced when grilled with Hutong ‘s house-made chili paste.
Clarke Quay #01-06 Block D
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Hot Stones is a hot-plate steak and seafood concept at Clarke Quay operating since 1992, recognised as the first resto in Singapore with a unique Serpentinite volcanic stone slabs cooking experience.
Revamping its concept to keep things sizzling, Hot Stones is now offering a Japanese steakhouse dining experience.
Get the Surf & Turf Set ($54 for 1, $108 for 2 diners), a combination of premium striploins (Australian Wagyu Striploin and US Striploin) laid side-by-side with large king prawns, chunks of salmon, and U.S. scallops.
What’s special about these stones are from the European Alps, and absorb and retain heat excellently. This unique cooking method pre-heats the stones to 230oC, with the extreme heat locking in the juices of meat, poultry and seafood.
Popular among red meat lovers for its tender and moist meat with moderate marbling, the striploin steak is sliced thinly for utmost eating pleasure.
While sea salt, and miso-tare and ponzu sauce are provided, I would recommend first having those meats with their natural flavours first.
Each set also comes complete with five choices (ten with Set for 2) of appetisers, carbs and desserts per diner.
Clarke Quay “Celebrate Together” Promotion from Now – 31 Dec 2020
1) Festive Cashback
Spend $120 at Clarke Quay and get $10 eCapitaVoucher.
Receive extra $5 eCapitaVoucher if spending is between Sunday to Thursday.
2) ThirstFree Days!
• Free first drink or appetizer with any order.
• Valid from Sunday to Thursday at any participating outlets.
3) Delivery Treats from Clarke Quay!
Get a $10 eCapitaVoucher with a minimum of $50 spent in a single transaction from participating Clarke Quay brands via Capita3Eats.
T&C apply. For more details on Clarke Quay’s “Celebrate Together” promotions, head over THIS LINK.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Clarke Quay.