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The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

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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 - 1:00 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: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great pub but service is variable

British themed pub in a great location, right on the water. Not the cheapest or best for food but if you can put up with that its really not bad. We went there a few time during our visit and were with locals who loved the place. Service is however very variable and we pretty much served ourselves... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Manfialba
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

British themed pub in a great location, right on the water. Not the cheapest or best for food but if you can put up with that its really not bad. We went there a few time during our visit and were with locals who loved the place. Service is however very variable and we pretty much served ourselves one evening... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for visiting and much appreciated for sharing your feedback with us! We take our reviews seriously and would like to apologise for any service issue that you had previously encountered at The Penny Black. Rest assured that your feedback will be used to prompt any improvements in service and food quality and despite the limitations, we do... More 

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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
97 reviews 97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
248 reviews 248 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
89 reviews 89 reviews
47 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 

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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