Boat Quay is a fun sprawl of bars and restaurants by the Singapore River, and the best meal in the area is easily at Ibid. On the ground floor of a former shophouse, Ibid only offers six and nine-course tasting menus, and while the food (like sous-vide lamb breast with burnt fennel cream) is definitely high-end, the restaurant still welcomes the national outfit of shorts and loafers. This means that even though the chef’s counter will be mostly couples, there’s usually a large group at the front of the restaurant taking full advantage of the restaurant’s waived corkage on Tuesdays. Once you’re done, stop by 28 HongKong Street, a small, hidden bar with no name and phenomenal cocktails about a five-minute walk away.
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