If you’re looking for a taste of local fare in town, head down to Cottage & Kettle, a Singapore-style bar at Boat Quay.

Their menu comprises local dishes and classic western meals, attracting mainly expats and tourists in the area. However, its biggest selling point has to be unobstructed view of the Singapore River, on top of its unique floral-themed cocktails.

Local classics with a twist

The classic hokkien mee is elevated with a whole lobster and a variety of seafood. I have to admit, Cottage & Kettle’s Lobster Hokkien Mee ($89.9) has not reached its full potential in the wokhey aspect. But the modish transformation of this traditional dish resulted in sweet briny flavours from the lobster seeps, compensating for that lack of wokhey.

Meanwhile, moving back to western end of the spectrum, we recommend the Grilled Pork Tomahawk ($89.8). The 1.2kg cut is slow cooked for eight hours till it melts in your mouth. Each piece is lightly coated with an umami jus.

For a lighter sharing dish, we recommend Beer Clam & Octopus Soup ($18.9), a clear seafood soup that’s heavy on the malty notes of beer.

Floral-theme cocktails

Cottage & Kettle has also designed an interesting line up of floral-inspired cocktails such as Elegant Ecstasy, Smokin’ Mary and Betty’s Rose, all priced at $24.

Cottage & Kettle

Location: 45 Boat Quay, Singapore 049834
Tel: +65 8904 4022
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 11am-10:30pm
Fri-Sat: 11-12am
Sunday: 11am-10:30pm

*This article is written in collaboration with Cottage & Kettle, but all opinions are of my own

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