Decker Barbecue at Robertson Quay
Let’s start with what Decker isn’t. It is not a place to go for a romantic dinner, even for a vaguely relaxing dinner, and it’s most definitely not a spot for vegetarians. What it is perfect for is a casual and quick dinner. We headed down on a Friday night recently to discover whether the new kid in Robertson Quay was going to be a welcome entry to our little ‘hood. I had been out for lunch that day and happened to be more dressed up than usual (ie I was wearing a dress as opposed to the usual uniform of jeans or shorts) so I felt considerably overdressed when we rocked in at Decker and found a very casual outdoor venue (see photo below with the very plain table setting). Tables are set under cover but in a walk way area, you grab a seat and then order at the bar and wait for food to arrive. Which it does. Very quickly!
Decker is a good spot to head to for a relaxed meal, there were groups of families and young people on our visit, and given they’ve only been open a few weeks they seem to have things well sorted. Taking the service out of the equation is not a bad option for this type of venue, it’s not the kind of place where you feel so settled in you can’t be bothered to get up and get another beer if you want one and equally you don’t have to wait long for the food to arrive.
60 Robertson Quay, Singapore
phone +65 6635 8565
Open Tuesday to Sunday 6pm to 10pm
Les Bouchons for Champagne
Since our dinner experience only took about 30 to 40 minutes we felt like another drink was in order so we wandered along Robertson Quay to see what took our fancy. We ended up at the Champagne Bar outside Le Bouchons. This bar pops up on Friday and Saturday nights so that those who fancy a glass of Champers can sit somewhere without committing to eating a meal. Le Bouchons offer a glass of Mumm at $16++ or a bottle for $68++. We decided to sit down for a glass but obviously upgraded to a bottle after two glasses each 😉 great value and a lovely people watching spot on a chilled out Friday night.
Les Bouchons Rive Gauche
41 Robertson Quay, Singapore
+65 6733 4414