Quality Hotel Marlow
201 Balestier Road
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Bars & Cafes
Spice Junction is a popular Indian restaurant located in Little India, Singapore. The restaurant has a calm and cozy ambiance, and the interiors have a South Indian touch to it. The menu spans cuisine of Goa and Kerala with a lot of seafood and rice based delicacies. Apart from the seafood and meat options, the vegetarian items are sumptuous as well. Some of the specialties are Malabar Fish Head Curry, Kappa and Fish Curry, Squid Garlic Pepper Fry, Mutton Coconut Fry, Tandoori Prawns and Idiappam and Stew. Veggies can opt for plain rice with kootu curry or vegetable korma. Round off your meal with a typical Keralite dessert like Parippu Payasam or phirni.
Papa Palheta is an independent coffee boutique notable for roasting its own beans. There's no menu, so simply tell the barista how you like your coffee and they'll brew you the perfect cup. There are no prices either, so payment is by donation (suggested amount of SGD4-5). The space is small, but cozy with indoor and outdoor seating areas. When they're not busy, the baristas offer demonstrations of different brewing methods including the French press, espresso machine, percolator, and syphon coffee makers. All of the brewing equipment, accessories, and single-origin, fair trade coffee beans are also for sale.
The bar which doubles up as an accommodating venue is a great place to stop by when you are on the go. Step inside Prince of Wales and you will get the feeling of stepping inside a typical Australian pub. With a friendly atmosphere, bright red and yellow colored solid walls, beer and good bands performing for you live, the bar has all the ingredients for a fun time. Sip on your Foster's or Newcastle Brown Ale as you listen to John Cocker and Elfie perform up, close and personal for you. Or if you are plain tired then you could just book a room and resign into deep slumber.
A casual bistro backed by an experience staff that previously operated Bistro 66, Skyve serves as a decent place for breakfast lunch and dinner. Located in a charming old school campus, the bistro serves range of appetizers, burgers, pastas and other delicacies that are prepared using freshest of ingredients. The bar menu comprises an extensive wine list as well as other beverages for those who want to indulge in drinking before heading to the dining area. Add to that the classy decor of the large lounge area, the intimate dining area good for hosting romantic as well as business lunch and the alfresco setup that doubes up as a play garden with swings, makes this a popular place to dine. Call for reservations and visit their website for more information.
Night and Day is the modern and upbeat bar known for it's interesting ambiance and line-up of events. The bar is well-known for its efficient and friendly service as well as the drinks that they have to offer on the menu. What's more? The bar doubles up as a gallery, which has works of prominent artists on display. Come over to Night and Day with your family for a heart-warming rendezvous over drinks and also broaden your cultural and artistic horizons.
This art/music/design café is so hip no wonder it’s located in an art school. During the day 15 Minutes is a mellow place for drinking coffee and doing your homework or chatting with friends over lunch. The menu is full of fresh, flavorful food like mango chicken sandwiches, Japanese noodle salad, spicy seafood pasta, or oriental duck pizza. Once classes are over the café morphs into a cozy performance space for local artists and musicians; it’s a happening place to be after dark and a refreshing alternative to Singapore’s bar scene. 15 Minutes serves alcohol and credit cards are accepted after 6:00pm. - Tanya Procyshyn
Wind up with a group of friends at The Studio cocktail bar at North Bridge Road and you are bound to come back for more. This modern cocktail bar serves as an intimate place to sip on some of the exquisitely prepared signature cocktails that are prepared and served with elegance and flair. A spacious setup that easily doubles up as a venue for small private parties. Call or visit their website for more information.
Located on the first floor of the Maison Ikkoku boutique, the Maison Ikkoku bar is trendy yet simple. With an ambiance bubbling with life, as you take your seat you may be surprised to find that there is no menu! No need to be alarmed though, as the lack of a menu simply means that the drinks here are tailor-made to suit the individual taste of each patron. Just give the bartender and idea of you like, and shortly after take a sip of a cocktail specially designed just for you.
Patrons have likened Big O Gaming to an underground disco, with its dim lighting, bar and designer chairs. There is even a pool table. However, Big O Gaming Cafe is essentially a cyber cafe offering some of the best network games around. The 21 Pentium II-350s equipped with Voodoo 2 graphic cards and sub-woofers virtually guarantee an awesome, earth-shaking session. Once there is a lull in the fighting, retire to the bar for a break. Replenish your energy with snacks like ice cream and crackers, and drinks like coffee blends, sodas, milk shakes. Other services include Internet access, scanning and sale of collector figurines.
Part of a growing trend towards bespoke cocktails, Bar Stories at Haji Lane is trendy yet intimate. The lack of a menu at this joint is easily its most remarkable feature, and each drink is tailor-made to suit your individual taste. Whether you have a clear idea in mind or just a vague feeling, simply tell the bartender what you fancy and a few shakes, splashes and dashes later you have before you a drink that is uniquely yours.
Exotic hand-made Egyptian carpets featuring camels and deserts are hung creatively and artificial vines grace the elegant columns. The menu presents an eclectic mix of Arabic, Middle-Eastern, Italian, French, Mexican and Western influences. Served to the brim with generous slices of mushrooms, the mushroom soup is delicious to the last drop! Savor the Amirah Kebab; an ensemble of marinated chicken, lamb cubes grilled on a skewer and aromatic Arabic rice. Do try the Kebab Bahri; featuring grilled prawns, cuttlefish, mussels and sea bass. Alcoholic beverages are not served here.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Singaporeans have certainly taken this health advice to their stomachs happily. The standard Singaporean fare for early mornings ranges from spicy noodle concoctions and coconut-flavored rice dishes to the ubiquitous and all-time world favorite, the humble toast. So you can jolt your senses awake with crunchy toasts and soft buns served with very generous dollops of cream butter, peanut butter, kaya or egg. The Nanyang Kopi, a local coffee, must not be missed while visiting Toast Box - Bugis Junction.