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“Good, authentic fish and chips!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

The Penny Black Victorian London Pub
26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817, Singapore (Singapore River)
6538 2300
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Ranked #1,587 of 7,087 restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: English
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Singapore River
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good, authentic fish and chips!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This place is a real taste of England - the interior is frumpy in a cozy pub-like way and the menu is pure English comfort food. Good beer selection and some of the best fish and chips in Singapore.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australian
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“great service and meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

this is the first pub you hit on Bot Quay. I had lunch there most days last week. Right on the water, good clod beers, great ceaser salads.
The service was fast and friendly and a good mixed groud of local business people and tourist.

Visited May 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Good Boat Quay Option, An English Pub By The River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Penny Black has earmed it's spot as a one of a few institutions on and around Boat Quay, now in it's 14th year. It is presented as a English Pub and that's what it is. The menu is English pub oriented, although with a few exceptions it is centred around fish and chips, stews, bacon butty's etc. Although there are a couple of alternative items, if you are looking for Indian or Asian you have dozens of other options within 5 mins walk. Come here for good pub style food at very reasonable prices considering the location, sit by the river and enjoy one of the many local or imported beers available. Be early for lunch as it gets busy during the week with the office crowd. Staff are helpful and pleasant although be patient as service can be a little slower during busy times.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A genuine English Pub along the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

If you're looking for a beer after work, The Penny Black is the place to be. Great location, good service and fun people watching.

Visited March 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food but I wish they serve rice.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Good location and ambiance. Nice Al Fresco dining. The chicken tandoori I ordered was tasty but a bit salty. Wished they have rice on the menu to balance it out. And, to cater to Asians who are seeking to eat a decent, full dinner.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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