What: Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro
Where: 31 Ocean Way #01-11, Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Type: Restaurant, Bar, Corporate Function, Small Parties
Vibes: Casual, Cool, Chic
Sentosa Cove, the new island homes of the super rich with yachts docked practically in the backyard, the Singaporean version of the glitzy seaside of Monte Carlo in Monaco, is where the Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro is located – a cool and casual restaurant nestled among the row of F&B outlets that make up Quayside Isle, the retail and dining stretch of Sentosa Cove.
The brainchild of of Reuben Tan, director of F&B company Eleven Concepts, Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro was inspired by various seafood bars and restaurants across the western food scene, and officially opened in March this year. The waterfront view makes the perfect setting for the western-style seafood gastrobar. Fresh fish and seafood lovers, healthy eaters, locals and expats looking for a change in dining environment are some of the crowd the restaurant hopes to catch.
“We want our guests to feel like they have just dined on a luxury yacht and our ambiance is that special ingredient,” says Tan. Indeed, the spacious restaurant with outdoor and indoor seating seeks to convey a relaxed yet classy feel for diners as they enjoy their meal amidst the warm breeze and smooth jazz music.
A chic restaurant with cosy atmosphere and a beautiful setting, it is indeed the perfect setting for holding all sorts of corporate functions from private breakfast meetings and brunch, to lunch, dinner and cocktails. W Singapore, L’Oreal and Leica Singapore are just some companies who have held their events here.
Quayside has also seen its fair share of celebrities from international stars such as Cobra Starship, The Cataracs and Kevin Cheng to local actor Ben Yeo and even Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan. What’s even better is that the menu can be customised for every event so guests are guaranteed a special treat.
Once stepping into the restaurant, guests will be drawn to the display of fresh cold water items like oysters and fishes laid out appealingly behind large glass showcases. Head further in and a white high top bar with an impressive selection of liquors on the shelf draw the eyes, before eyeing the rack of wine bottles. The spacious interior means that guests are allowed their own intimate space away from fellow diners to enjoy their meal.
Diners can also choose from daily specials scribbled on large glass boards or from an extensive a la carte menu with bestsellers being the cold or hot grilled seafood platter, baked half boston lobster and squid ink lobster spaghetti. Alcohol enthusiasts are not left out as they can get their fair share of unique mixers from the bar or choose from a large variety of Australian wines while enjoying tunes from the latest hits after 10pm.
For those looking for a change of scenery from the mainland, Sentosa is always a great option and Quayside Fish Bar & Bistro keeps things current by holding regular events, such as celebrating Halloween at the end October with a series of special cocktail mixes, and a Nautical Party in November. Check out their profile right here for more details, or their Facebook page to stay updated for future events.