Photograph by Aaron Pocock, Courtesy of SCDA
Hailed the ‘Soho of Singapore,’ Quayside has fast-earned the status as the most sophisticated new destination in Singapore for post-work cocktails, laidback group brunches and casual dinners. For those who’ve yet to experience the neighbourhood’s vibrant new dining destination, here are 10 things about Quayside that’ll inspire a visit.
1. Round the clock, al fresco dining
Quayside comes to life in the morning and remains open late into the evening. With no two restaurants offering the same cuisine, visitors are able to grab a healthy bite to start the day, have a laidback brunch with friends or wind down with late-night cocktails. Quayside’s dynamic selection of restaurants and bars each has its own culinary influence: Mexican flavours at Super Loco, tastes of the Med at Summerlong, Bombay charm at Dabbawalla, modern Italian at D.O.P., rustic French at Les Bouchons, and classic Australian at Boomarang. Positioned in the heart of Singapore’s vibrant residential Robertson Quay neighbourhood, Quayside provides a laidback alfresco atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy the cool river breeze and picturesque views of the Singapore River.
2. A New York Steakhouse first for Singapore
New York institution, Wolfgang Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zweiner, opened its flagship Singapore restaurant at Quayside at the end of last year. The globally recognised steakhouse brings more than five decades of experience, and is renowned for offering top quality beef that has been dry-aged onsite, giving a unique flavour profile to the meat.
3. Arrive by water
Quaysiders can arrive in style via the WaterB river taxis that cruise along the Singapore River, avoiding the rush hour traffic and providing a relaxing commute. With stops between Clifford Pier, Raffles Place, Fort Canning, Havelock and Kim Seng, rides can be conveniently paid for with EZ-link or NETS FlashPay cards at $5 a ride or a $150 monthly pass for unlimited rides. Shuttle river taxis run weekdays 8am-10am and evenings 5pm – 7pm.
4. Epicentre for fitness enthusiasts
Quayside is fast becoming a hub for those looking to lead a fun and healthy lifestyle for the whole family. A bike and hike friendly neighbourhood, Quayside is perfect for an early morning walk or a sunset ride along the river. Some of the city’s most renowned gyms and yoga studios are located in the vicinity, including Yoga Movement, Orange Theory and F45.
5. InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay Hotel brings luxury residential hospitality to the Quay
The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay hotel brings 225 luxurious hotel rooms to the waterfront, an array of inspiring new dining and bar options which are set to redefine Singapore’s dining scene, and a member’s club. As the anchor tenant and impressive final component of the stunning Quayside design aesthetic, the hotel’s offerings bring the total number of restaurants and bars at Quayside to 18.
6. PUBLICO: A new, riverside, gourmet Italian playground
The Amalfi coast has arrived at Quayside! Located on the ground floor of the InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, PUBLICO represents the central core of Italian culture. It comprises various Italian experiences across one floor – a daytime gourmet delicatessen, Publico Deli, which transforms in the evening to Marcello, Singapore’s first Italian craft cocktail bar, as well as Publico Ristorante, which has an adjoining terrazza by the river.
7. Pets are welcome
With the scenic and spacious riverside pathways, Quayside has become a favourite destination for locals to walk their dogs. All restaurants are pet friendly and provide the ideal location for weekend lunches that include all the whole family.
8. The city’s hottest new brunch hub
A welcoming waterfront setting for low-key group weekend brunches, several of the outlets at Quayside offer brunch menus. Publico Ristorante brings a taste of Italy with its Capri Weekends brunch menu Super Loco offers famous and flavoursome Bloody Marys, Summerlong provides a punchy espresso martini and creative twists on classic breakfast dishes and Decker Barbecue has its own weekend brunch menu for those seeking an even more substantial kick start to the day.
9. Spend over $100 and win the ultimate foodie trip to Bali
Together with MasterCard, Quayside invites one lucky cardholder to experience the best culinary journey that Bali has to offer. From an Indonesian BBQ at a private villa, to a mystery dining adventure at four of Bali’s most reputable restaurants! All diners who spend SGD100 or more with a MasterCard at the Quayside restaurants can enter the competition.
10. Coming soon…
…In 2018, the famous Potato Head family will be launching a brand-new dining concept at Quayside. The new riverfront location will be a beautifully stylish, iconic addition to the neighbourhood. Watch this space!