If you’ve been to London, chances are that you’ve popped into one of the many old English pubs that line the streets at least once.
Little London Singapore, the newest English pub establishment along Boat Quay, is now officially open and offers you the chance to relive experiences of bonding with your friends over a cold one without having to fly across continents.
The pub is housed in the first floor of a cosy shophouse, with the interior decked out in luxurious decor of red, gold, and black. You’ll also find many pictures of the Queen hung up in frames all around the bar – a tip of the hat to its London theme.
This Little London outlet is the first one out of Munich, Germany and brings with it the extensive and well-loved spirits menu as well as an assortment of mouthwatering English dishes. It serves a good range of main courses such as Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork Burger, and “Bunnini” Parma Ham (a panini that looks like a bun), that you can indulge in before winding down with cocktails and beer.
Mains and bar bites
1. Beer Battered Fish & Chips
We got to try the Beer Battered Fish & Chips for ourselves during the media tasting and it definitely blew our expectations out of the water. The breaded fish is served with a side of steak cut fries that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, as well as a generous serving of light, tangy tartar sauce. The entire dish feels light and isn’t overly oily, making it the perfect main to start your night off with.
2. Garlic & Mozzarella Poppers
The Garlic & Mozzarella Poppers may look unassuming on first sight, but boy do they pack a surprise. Be sure to get your cameras ready before biting into a popper because the gooey mozzarella will create a cheese pull that is totally Instagram-worthy. These poppers are served with a sour cream jalapeño sauce that elevates the creamy taste of the cheese.
3. BBQ Chicken Wings
These BBQ Chicken Wings smelled delicious when they were first brought up to the table, and a bite into them certainly did not disappoint. The sweet and savoury flavour makes them a perfect companion to the drinks from the bar, though you should be prepared to get your hands dirty from the sticky BBQ sauce coating the wings.
Beers and cocktails
Besides serving up beers and cocktails listed on the menu, the bartenders at Little London also provide bespoke cocktail services that allow you to customise a cocktail according to your preferences on the spot. We had a little taste of this bespoke experience at the media preview when the bartender put a twist on the familiar old-fashioned and result definitely did not disappoint.
1. Fuller’s London Pride beer
Fuller’s London Pride is the flagship beer of Fuller’s Brewery in London and well-known amongst travellers and locals alike. Served on tap at Little London, Fuller’s London Pride is a smooth beer that is easy to drink and goes really well with the above-mentioned Beer Battered Fish & Chips.
2. Bloomsbrew cocktail
The first cocktail we tried was the Bloomsbrew cocktail – a wine-based cocktail made with Lillet and Prosecco. Besides looking gorgeous in pictures thanks to the layering effect from mixing liquor and syrup in the glass, it also tastes deliciously sweet. This light and refreshing drink is perfect for starting your night out on.
3. Chelsea Garden cocktail
Chelsea Garden is an Instagrammable work of art, given that it’s served with dried flowers placed on the surface of the drink. A gin-based cocktail with components such as lychee liquor, cranberry juice, and passionfruit juice, this drink holds a strong floral fragrance and is extremely palatable.
4. Sweet Notting cocktail
Craving for something a little tangier? Try the Sweet Notting cocktail! Concocted with Ciroc vodka, melon liqueur, peach syrup, lemon juice, passionfruit juice, and pineapple juice, Sweet Notting gives a burst of delicious tropical flavour with every sip.
Little London Singapore is located at 71 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860. It is open from 5pm to 12am daily, with Happy Hour happening from 5pm to 10pm.
Cocktails are priced at SGD16++ during Happy Hour and range from SGD18++ to SGD20++ during regular hours. Beers on tap are priced at SGD11++ a pint during Happy Hour and SGD15++ during regular hours. Bottled beers are SGD10++ per bottle.
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