Queen and Mangosteen restaurant and bar at Vivo City

Queen and Mangosteen Vivo City

Queen and Mangosteen is a restaurant and bar at Vivo City that is styled after the British pub.    It is however,  not just any ordinary English pub in Singapore. Queen and Mangosteen is described as a “Gourmet British Pub” on their website and “… the quality of food that it serves is beyond the regular expectation of Pub Food”. They also have some $15.90 lunch time specials that looked interesting and so we stopped by to try them.

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Fourplay Kitchen and Bar (Closed)

Fourplay Burger

Fourplay Kitchen and Bar

FourPlay is the title of the performances of four short theatrical stories by Manchester playwrights Paul Thompson & Phil Pearson. Ironically, Fourplay is also the name of a bar and grill in Joo Chiat decked with the banner of Liverpool Football Club, Manchester United’s great rivals. A Liverpool Crest features prominently on the signboard of Fourplay Kitchen and Bar. It is clearly a place run by Liverpool fans or meant for Liverpool supporters, probably both. We were also curious to see if Fourplay Kitchen and Bar was serving “Benteke Fried Chicken”, “Pizza Crouch” and “Patrik Burger” (well, you will understand the puns if you are a slightly older Liverpool fan).

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Starker Bistro Katong Square

Starker Bistro Katong Square

Starker Katong

Starker Bistro Katong Square may become one of the best places in Katong for a group night out and having fun. It is distinctive and easy to locate; has indoor and outdoor seating and can accommodate big groups. It has large TV screens for sports fans; serves the signature Starker Fresh Beer, freshly brewed German style beer, as well as wine, liquor and cocktails. Every evening at Starker Katong can feel like Octoberfest. Starker Katong is also a good place for a family meal or eating alone. In addition to pork knuckles and German roasts, popular European dishes, pizzas, burgers and desserts are on the menu of Starker Bistro.

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Armoury Gastrobar Singapore – happy hour destination at South Beach

Armoury Gastrobar South Beach - 1

It was a dark and stormy night.  We decided to adjourn for happy hour drinks at Armoury Gastrobar Singapore which is located in a building that used to be an armoury in the former Beach Road Army Camp. If our memory is correct, the old HQ 2 PDF reservist unit used to occupy this place.   The armoury is a stand-alone building but is part of the South Beach conservation and redevelopment project that involved a makeover of the whole army camp and the construction of a new hotel, commercial outlets and condominiums.  Continue reading →

Hive by Wala Wala – new huge hip restaurant bar (Closed)

Hive by Wala Wala @ Furama

Wala Wala Cafe Bar at Lorong Mambong in Holland Village is one of the old but hip places to go to for drinks and live music. The popular Cafe Bar has a new outlet in the revamped annex block of Furama Riverfront Hotel in Havelock Road. Called Hive by Wala Wala, the new outlet occupies a large space on the ground level offering food and beverages, screenings of sporting events and, of course, live music. Continue reading →