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eM By the River - CLOSED

1 Nanson Road #01-05 the Gallery Hotel, Singapore 238909, Singapore
+65 6836 9691
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible16%
Oct 26, 2014
“Quite nice”
Oct 25, 2014
“A chilled out place by the river”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Nanson Road #01-05 the Gallery Hotel, Singapore 238909, Singapore
Neighborhood: The Quays
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Reviewed October 26, 2014

Four of us had our evening meal here we sat outside, two lamb shanks and two pork belly drafts all with mash potato, the food was absolutely lovely meat cooked to perfection lamb just dropped off the bone, and lovely crackling on the pork not...More

Thank allweneedtodo2
Reviewed October 25, 2014

Having recently relocated from London to Singapore, I finally went to the eM bar which I walk past every evening on my way home. The ambience was very chilled; the tables are tucked under a leafy shades of trees and a narrow footpath separates the...More

1  Thank TravellerThruTime
Reviewed October 20, 2014

I went there with a few friends for a brunch / lunch and the experience was more than pleasant. Despite a service that one could consider a bit slow, the rest is worth it - including the bill. I will say for a change that...More

Thank MisterM_TA
Reviewed October 6, 2014

eM by the river has the perfect ambience for chilling out, or even a romantic brunch. Sadly, the people working there doesn't make me feel like returning. We came as a group and asked for a gentleman (i believe he was filipino) to help us...More

Thank Travelistar
Reviewed July 12, 2014

I love the terrace at eM, really by the river, under the shade of trees. But for the rest, it is true that food is good but nothing crazy, seating is not extremely comfortable, service is ok (we ordered a bloody marry and had to...More

Thank JulieLND
Reviewed June 15, 2014

A romantic spot, with many cool outside tables under the greenery, a great drinks list, and a very unsurprising food menu. A great place to enjoy an afternoon cocktail before going elsewhere for a better meal. The service could be much improved but the location...More

1  Thank s962450
Reviewed May 21, 2014

I've been going to eM By The River for several years now. Consistently good food and a small but changing wine list. It's great for a weekend brunch or a late night libation.

Thank Barry T
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Actually the service is non-existent and you really do have to fight to get close to ordering a drink or paying. This is place has the worst service in Singapore and that's quite an achievement. That said it's cheap for Singapore so not fair to...More

Thank StillPhone
Reviewed April 17, 2014

I love the location of eM...the breeze, the shade, the view all make it a great place to stop by for a drink or dinner...or even a weekend breakfast. Unfortunately, the service is consistently slow, inattentive, and frustrating. It takes a long time (5-10 min)...More

Thank kjvvsingapore
Reviewed April 16, 2014

The atmosphere is nice for starters. Well placed for a weekend brunch along the river. The food is ordinary.. nothing mind blowing, but ok. Service however is pretty horrific. We asked for a table and were told there was nothing available. At the same time...More

Thank StephanPL
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
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $20
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Nanson Road #01-05 the Gallery Hotel, Singapore 238909, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6836 9691
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