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The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

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The Quays
Bar, English, Pub
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26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817, Singapore
+65 6538 2300
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located at the Raffles Place entrance to Boat Quay, one of Singapore's...
Located at the Raffles Place entrance to Boat Quay, one of Singapore's most colourful and vibrant river-front entertainment zones. The Penny Black Victorian London Pub is without doubt your quintessential Victorian Public House. All food is freshly cooked everyday. You will find hearty London Pub favourite meals and a mix of enticing local and western barfood on offer from 3pm. Most popular meals include Fish n' Chips with Mushy Peas, Traditional Roast, and the mouth-watering home-made Beef Burger.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
England in Singapore

We enjoyed this eatery so much that we ate there three of our four nights in Singapore. The food and decor were British and provided good value for money. Prices were nett, so we knew exactly what to expect. Service was friendly and relaxed. The food was hearty. The variety enabled one of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Shirley M
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East Fremantle, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Germany
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Location: Great, might be a good spot to have a beer afterwork. Service: chaotic.. when they bring you the food they place the bill the next second, asking you to pay straight instead of enjoying your meal.. Prices for drinks heavy. Glas of Coke Light 7dollars nett. all prices are quoted nett, which I like actually. Food: Burger didn't look... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hello, We are so sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience with us. However, we greatly value your feedback as it will help us to improve on the issues that you had faced while dining with us at The Penny Black. We will investigate further on the service and food quality that you have experienced and... More 

East Fremantle, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed this eatery so much that we ate there three of our four nights in Singapore. The food and decor were British and provided good value for money. Prices were nett, so we knew exactly what to expect. Service was friendly and relaxed. The food was hearty. The variety enabled one of our party to eat gluten-free meals and... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind feedback and we couldn't be happier that you chose to dine with us for the majority of your trip! We do hope you drop by again, the next time you're back in Singapore. Thanks! Natasha More 

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We arrived at Boat Quay looking for another eating place , we asked direction from a staff member at Penny Black and he said it was around the back ,wanting to eat near the water we asked for a table , what a delight ,great staff great spot and particularly great food . We both had the tenderloin steak ,it... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we're glad you found us by accident! ;) Do hope you'll make another visit to The Penny Black the next time you're in Singapore. Thank you again! Regards, Natasha S. More 

Kent
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great place on Boat Quay for hanging out with a beer and watching the world go by. Constantly busy and the staff are efficiently running around with food and drink orders. The Guinness is great and I can thoroughly recommend the steak and fried egg sandwich followed the warm chocolate pudding. I got looked after really well. The staff are... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Thank you and we're glad you enjoyed your time at The Penny Black. We try our best to ensure that the experience is authentic as possible. Thanks again, we hope to meet you again! Regards, Natasha S. More 

sydney
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had a meal and drink there while on holiday we had the roast dinner beef and mashed pots and Yorkshire pudding we both loved it meal was excellent and price $18 was good for area,would highly recommend if in Singapore our seat was on water , which was nice to see the boats go by all alight for the night... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Thank you and we're really glad you enjoyed your time at The Penny Black! The riverside view is something we're very happy to have and we're glad our customers enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you again and we hope to see you again! Regards, Natasha S. More 

wales
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We recently visited this place for lunch. Its a nice setting by the river and is the first pub/resturant in the huge street of 50 or so bars/resturants in boat quay. The design is a British pub style with outdoor seating by the river.The menu also follows the same theme with all the British favourites. It wasnt busy the day... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Penny Black. We do apologize for your experience and I will definitely share it with the team. We are in the process of reworking our menu and hope to make it much better. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope we have a chance to welcome you back in the future.... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice looking pub right on the river, was rammed when I got there (outside) but I had been taking in the sight so just rest stop and a beer inside was enough. Obviously loads of expats but that's the point right, i.e. traditional.

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're glad you decided to take a break with us! We look forward to seeing you at The Penny Black again. Regards, Natasha S. More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This place was my local I loved it here and would bring visitors, guests and friends here all the time I'm a big fan of Guinness and its hard to find a place that pours it well on this island - so the Penny Black is a treat However, when I used to come here, the staff were primarily Filipino... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and the high rating despite your experience at the pub. It is with the support of customers like yourself that we have been able to keep the pub going for 15 years. Do accept our sincerest apologies and you can be assured that we have brought it up with our service team and Management. We... More 

Singapore
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I have been a fan of penny black for years and have come often for a meals and drinks. I came with relatives from UK who were visiting. .. not impressed. It has perhaps been a few months since my last visit but this time was a sunday .. allbeit before xmas .. but .. that should not be an... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback and please know that we do appreciate your repeated patronage of the pub over the years. We seek your understanding in that the lunch menu that was presented to you was the promotional menu for the Christmas season, and that we have since reverted to our full menu. Nonetheless, we agree that the peak... More 

Nice, France
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It was a romantic night with my boyfriend. I'm currently in europe and trying burgers here and there, but the burger in the Penny black bits elsewhere! Can't forget the burger there!! I don't remember the exact name of the burger cuz it was almost 6 month ago. I came to leave comments because it was so much impressive one.... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Marketing Executive at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you had a great time with us and definitely look forward to you visiting us again. Regards, Klys More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6538 2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Bar, English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Located at the Raffles Place entrance to Boat Quay, one of Singapore's most colourful and vibrant river-front entertainment zones. The Penny Black Victorian London Pub is without doubt your quintessential Victorian Public House. All food is freshly cooked everyday. You will find hearty London Pub favourite meals and a mix of enticing local and western barfood on offer from 3pm. Most popular meals include Fish n' Chips with Mushy Peas, Traditional Roast, and the mouth-watering home-made Beef Burger.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Things to do Nearby

Neighborhood Profile
The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.