Clarke Quay is one of the hottest spots in Singapore, loved by both locals and tourists alike. With the countless restaurants adorning its streets, you may find it difficult to choose one come lunch or dinner time. Hence why we made this list! Here are our top picks for the best restaurants in Clarke Quay:
1. Peony Jade
Where do you think the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore are located? If you answered Chinatown, then you’re not necessarily wrong. But one of Singapore’s best Chinese cuisine joints, Peony Jade, is located right here in Clarke Quay.
They offer a wide array of dim sum selections as well as reinterpreted Cantonese cuisine, and their platings are known to be very instagrammable works of art. Peony Jade also has a la carte and buffet options, so it is the perfect spot for both heavy and light meals.
Location: 3A, #02-02 River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Block A, Singapore 179020
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs Lunch 11.00 – 14.30 Dinner 18.00 – 22.00, Fri to Sun Lunch 10.30 – 14.30 Dinner 18.00 – 22.00
Octapas Spanish Bar is a great place to go if you want a genuine Spanish experience. From live music, Latin – style terracotta tiles, and warm hospitality, the vibes at Octapas are second to none. Furthermore, the authentic Spanish dishes they offer have an enchanting aroma and are packed full of flavour.
We recommend going for their most popular menu, the Paella Valenciana, which consists of chorizos, mussels, chicken, fish, and prawns that are served on top of savoury saffron rice.
Location: #01-08 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179023
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 16.00 – 02.00, Fri 16.00 – 03.00, Sat 12.00 – 03.00, Sun 12.00 – 02.00
3. Motorino Pizza
Coming all the way from New York, this American pizzeria brand is an expert at serving smoky and delicious pizza. The dough they use is very crisp and the topping options they offer are out of this world. Add to that their cheery atmosphere and vivid alfresco area, this is hands down the best pizzeria in Clarke Quay.
Location: 3A River Valley Rd, #01-01A Merchant’s Court, Singapore 179020
4. Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King first opened its Clarke Quay outlet in 2016. But they are not just another ramen shop. This restaurant is famous for using the freshest, high-quality ingredients to make their dishes. Some of its most popular items include the creamy Lobster Broth Ramen and the piquant Spicy Miso Lobster Broth Ramen, both of which are made with first-grade French Rock Lobsters.
Location: 3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-07 The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Phone: +65 6255 2928.
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs 11.00 – 14.30 and 17.30 – 21.30, Sat & Sun 11.00 – 14.30 and 17.30 – 23.00.
5. Tsui Wah
Up for some casual Hong Kong – style dining? Then why not give Tsui Wah a try! This eatery is already recognized for its mouth – watering food and affordable prices, as evidenced by the countless positive reviews it received online. They have everything from light snacks (such as their crunchy Deep Fried Wontons) to heavier meals (like the Lamb Chop Curry with Steamed Rice), thus making them a great place to visit any time of the day.
Location: 3, Block A River Valley Rd, #01-03, Singapore 179020
Opening Hours: Every day 10.30 – 22.00
6. Zorba The Greek Taverna
Greek cuisine is often underrated, and Zorba The Greek Taverna is looking to fix that one customer at a time. This charming restaurant is decorated to mimic the vibes of Santorini, and the food they serve is just as good as anything you can find in downtown Athens. We suggest giving their Ladolemono Lamb Rump Steak a try along with one of their Greek cocktail options.
Location: 3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-02, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: Tue to Fri 12.00 – 22.00, Sat & Sun 09.00 – 22.00, Closed on Mondays
7. Violet Oon Satay Bar And Grill
Satay is a staple of Southeast Asian cuisine that you can find in any hawker spot, but Violet Oon elevates them to another level. Their Prawn Satay and their 150 – Day Grain – Fed Beef Satay (both served with a rich and spicy peanut sauce) are crowd favourites, so go on and give them a try. Oh, and they also have an enviable collection of cocktails too, our favourite being the Baba Negroni.
Location: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, #02–01 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 12.00 – 15.00 and 18.00 – 22.30, Sat & Sun 12.00 – 17.00 and 18.00 – 22.30
8. Red House Seafood
One of the oldest (and best) seafood restaurants in Singapore, Red House Seafood is renowned for its electrifying flavours. All of their menus, including the beloved Red House Chilli Crab and the butter Lobster in Creamy Custard Sauce, are made with only the freshest ingredients. They don’t tolerate anything less than the best when it comes to food, so Red House Seafood is an ideal spot to host your next grand feast!
Location: 3C River Valley Road 01-02/03, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Opening Hours: Every day 12.30 – 14.30 and 17.30 – 22.00