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The Reading Room

#683 of 8,216 Restaurants in Singapore
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19 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089833, Singapore
62209019
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere and how the place was decorated. Good music playlist. Nice lobster fresh pasta and affordable draft beers. Great place for a date or a small group gathering

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Thank 125kevinw
Singapore
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here on several different occasions. This is one of my favorite cafes to chill and at the same time discuss about work. The setting is filled with ceiling height bookshelves, some old-fashioned and vintage decor adds a little rustic feel to the whole ambience. It's not rowdy, the staff are all very friendly and the coffee is awesome.... More 

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1 Thank Alethea C
TRR_Management, Manager at The Reading Room, responded to this review

Dear Alethea Thank you so much for your kind review! It means so much and we will continue to keep up the great service and coffee! See you again, TRR More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here to read, but they had horrible loud music playing. So I ended up ordering an overpriced tea and free loading the wifi.

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Thank Jada J
TRR_Management, Manager at The Reading Room, responded to this review

Hi Jada We hope next time you manage your expectations better when writing a bad review about a place. We are a Cafe primarily and yes you are encouraged to read, (during the day as we dim the lights in the evening) but we are still - mainly a book cafe. We work very hard to provide a great service... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Ambiance is great. Price not up to what you will be getting. Food badly need improvement esp the fish & chips and mozzarella tomato basil sandwich. The only thing worth paying is the service delivered by the friendly staff.

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Thank bittergourd1980
TRR_Management, Manager at The Reading Room, responded to this review

Dear Bittergourd Thank you for your feedback. We have noted that you were unhappy with the fish n chips - we ensure you the fish we use are fresh and fries are hand cut from scratch. We are sorry you did not agree with our dishes. We are glad you enjoyed our friendly service! Thank you and hope to see... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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417 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Such a cosy dining environment. We came here for dinner and the first thing that caught our eyes were the shelves of books, of course. Great decor, food menu was basic but had enough choices- pastas, burgers, starters, desserts and happy hour drink prices! Soft jazzy music was played at the background. I can imagine in the day time this... More 

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Thank TrailsOfAnne
TRR_Management, Manager at The Reading Room, responded to this review

Dear TrailsofAnne Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed our ambiance, service and good honest food! Hope to see you again soon! TRR More 

Singapore, Singapore
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193 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice, vintage bar in a heritage neighborhood of Singapore. Located inside a shop house.Good place to go for a coffee or drink. I would not consider coming here for dinner since the setting really is that of a cafe/bar, not restaurant. 2 things to improve: 1) We visited in the evening after dinner and hot drinks were not available any... More 

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Thank FerrisXL
TRR_Management, Manager at The Reading Room, responded to this review

Hi Ferris Thank you for your kind review. 1) We do have dining tables meant for full meals. We have a good following of lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. Our servers will allocate you to your proper sitting whether at the sofas for coffees/cakes or at dinner tables for meals. 2) We are sorry you did not get... More 

Surabaya, Indonesia
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211 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

It was recommended....and i didnt understand why. Nothing special about it but damn black meat n just normal bread. Maybe should have ordered something else.

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Thank Ayda_Sulianti
TRR_Management, Manager at The Reading Room, responded to this review

Dear Ayda Thank you for your feedback. We have looked into the situation and the intern chef on duty that day did not prepare your dish to the establishments standard. We are sorry that such food was served to you - we do not serve this kind of food and we ensure all our guests receive the best service and... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere but service is beyond terrible especially this so called Chef that continuously coming to the bar and drinking and flirting. When I approached him he was so rude. Is this the kind of staff u hire? Hired to drink and get drunk or work?

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Thank Hitesh K
TRR_Management, Manager at The Reading Room, responded to this review

Dear Hitesh We are not sure about this incident as CCTV footages did not indicate any of our staff drinking or were drunk. We are sorry if any staff were rude or flirted with you - however with not much / very vague information we cannot verify this as we have questioned all the staff regarding this incident. Thank you... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with some good books available for customers either to reed or buy. I had a breast chicken teriyaki with side salad and white wine, it was delicious. There are also some options for dessert specially for those who enjoy cheesecakes and pies. Music was good also and it is frequented by all kind of people, since families to... More 

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Thank Bruna C
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

What a find!..... Get off the MRT at Outram Park turn right and you will find a small area of bars and restaurants. This is a quaint area off the tourist track. Here we sat outside in the lovely green potted area, relaxing with a bottle of wine. The staff are friendly with a decent all day happy hour (finishes... More 

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Thank Clare and Phil D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Bar, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089833, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: 62209019

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?