With a super cool catchphrase this year – Your River Your Vibe, the Singapore River Festival is back in 2019. Bigger and better than ever! With music lineups and activities that you definitely do not want to miss, we show you where to eat and what to do this SRF 2019.

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Clarke Quay

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Image Credit: Clarke Quay | Facebook

Happening from 16 – 17 August, the iconic Fountain Square at Clarke Quay will be transformed into a mesmerizing dance floor for STREAM @ Clarke Quay 2019. With music performances from Fariz Jabba who recently performed at the National Day Parade and international act Dreebsby, we’re sure the dance floor will be packed. So have your dinner at our top recommendations and head over to the dance floor early!

  • Event Dates: 16- 17 August 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
  • Time: 7:00pm – 12:00am
  • Location: Clarke Quay Fountain Square

The Pump Room

orange and purple neon lights in a bar

A microbrewery that never disappoints, The Pump Room has upped their game in recent months. With premium wine selection and top-grade Scottish pale ales, this is the place to be for those looking for a relaxing time before hitting the dance floor. We recommend trying their signature Beer Battered Fish & Chips for a sinful yet satisfying treat!

  • Address: 3B, 01-09/10 River Valley Rd, The Foundry, Block B, Singapore 179021
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8 Korean BBQ (Clarke Quay)

eight flavours of pork on a korean grill

If authentic K-BBQ is what you are searching for, then this should be at the top of your list. Their signature Mangalitsa Pork Belly, which is essentially the Kobe Beef of Pork, is served in a variety of flavours which guarantees satisfaction in every bite. For the beef-lovers, you will be happy to find Argentinian Grass-Fed, USDA Prime and Japanese Wagyu beef all for your delight.

  • Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-79/90 The Central, Singapore 059817
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The selection along Clarke Quay are simply aplenty and here are some other restaurants that are equally amazing (plus you can earn cashback at!):


Robertson Quay

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Image Credit: Intercontinental Robertson Quay | Facebook

The annual Mid-Autumn Festival is fast approaching on 13 September and we have just the perfect recommendation for your celebratory weekend. You will see traditional lanterns along Robertson Quay with a unique giant human machine. The fascinating LED Kite performance will be the perfect way to end the night.

  • Event Dates: 14 – 15 September 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Time: 3:00pm – 10:00pm | 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Location: Robertson Walk

Common Man Coffee Roasters (CMCR)

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It is never too late for coffee and brunch and you can get the best of both worlds at CMCR. An established cafe that serves one of the best all-day brunches, you can be sure that the food and coffee here will never disappoint. For those who are looking for a chill place to catch-up with your friends, this is the one for you!

  • Address: 22 Martin Road 01-00, Singapore 239058
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Three Buns Quayside

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An innovative hub for burgers and crafted cocktails, Three Buns will redefine your understanding of a burger joint. Besides serving killer burgers, they also work with international talents in different creative fields to help support and build the local community. With plans to expand into more countries like Bali and Seoul, we can’t wait to see what Three Buns will bring to the table.

  • Address: 60 Robertson Quay, #01-01 Singapore 238252
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flatlay of western Mediterranean dishes on a table

For those who dream of the beach life but simply don’t have the time to visit, Summerlong is your ultimate nighttime beach spot. Offering Mediterranean soul food, with decor mimicking the beach vibes and coupled with the riverside breeze, Summerlong will bring you to a different place in time.  

  • Address: 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04, Singapore 238252
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Temple Cellars

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With the widest selections of beers, ciders, sakes, wines and spirits available, Temple Cellars pride themselves as the leading tastemakers of Singapore. They only present alcohol of the best quality and have store all drinks in optimum condition.

  • Address: UE Square #01-12, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239917
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Check out the other restaurants along Robertson Quay that you can go too when you visit SRF. And don’t forget to earn your cashback via ShopBack GO!


Boat Quay

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Even though the River Festival along Boat Quay has ended,  but the spirit there remains high. With vibrant nightlife and endless F&B establishments to choose from, there is never a lack of entertainment along Boat Quay. So head down for an easy night out without any fuss!

HANS IM GLUCK (Boat Quay Outlet)

western dishes on table with view of river

Named after a fairytale of German origin, Hans Im Glück translates literally to Hans In Luck. Burger lovers are indeed in luck as here lies some of the best beef and chicken burgers that are anything but humble. Non-meat eaters will be glad to know that Hans Im Gluck offers vegetarian and vegan options as well, making them a place that is fit for all.

  • Address: 71 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860
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The Salted Plum (Boat Quay)

seven Taiwanese style rice bowls

The rebirth of the original Five Ten, The Salted Plum serves up homey Taiwanese dishes that will remind you of your good times in Taiwan. From the famous Braised Pork to Brussel Sprouts with Shiitake Mushrooms, the food here is delighted albeit a little sinful too. If you’re in a hurry, grab their rice bowls for a quick dinner fix!

  • Address: 10 Circular Road, Singapore 049366
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My Little Spanish Place

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There is no lack of international cuisines along Boat Quay and My Little Spanish Place is one of them. Inspired by home-styled restaurants that are commonly found in Spain, the restaurant boasts Spanish home-style dishes that are cooked by chefs of authentic Spanish Heritage. Do try the national dish of Spain – Tortilla De Patata, and their paellas as they are to die for!

  • Address:  54 Boat Quay, Singapore 049843
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Pita Tree Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar

medley of kebab grills and side dishes

Using only the best ingredients and even using saffron to season their BBQ chicken wings, the Mediterranean dishes at Pita Tree are rustic and authentic. Emphasizing on a no-frills dining experience, there is no GST and service charge and dishes are available at a wallet-friendly price. Making them a superb place to hang out at.

  • Address: 14 Lorong Telok, Boat Quay, Singapore 049027
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These other Boat Quay restaurants are worth both your time and money too, so don’t forget to check them out too!

Enjoy your time at the Singapore River Festival and we hope this list of must-try restaurants have been useful!

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