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Oyster Bar at Customs House

Salmon toast with ikura

If you want somewhere to go around the Marina Bay area that isn’t mobbed but still has a great atmosphere, head down to the Oyster Bar at Customs House.  It’s unfortunately surrounded by construction at the moment, and think once that’s completed it will be revealed in all its glory.  For now, just go to enjoy a similarly intimate atmosphere of Lantern next door at the rooftop of the Fullerton Bay Hotel, but this has the added bonus of having an indoor (read: airconditioned) area.

We went there to celebrate D’s birthday, so there was significantly more drinking done than eating, but food-wise, we ordered oysters (of course) which were freshly shucked, tasting exactly like the sea and actually shucked properly so they were detached from their shells, ready to be slurped directly from the shell.

Salmon toast and Bellota Iberico crostini

We also ordered some nibbles – I use this word loosely because they were the fanciest hors d’oeuvres I have seen in a while.  Thin slices of Bellota Iberico ham on top crostini and drizzled with truffle oil, and beautifully presented salmon toast –  salmon rosettes topped with tartare and ikura.

The staff are friendly and helpful and our only complaint was that they seemed to only have a very limited supply of champagne that cost less than $200.  If you are going to have bottles of Taittinger and Delamotte on your menu, then have enough to last a Friday night.  It just means that the evening becomes a bit pricey at the end by drinking Bollinger all night.  But after enough champagne in that place, it almost doesn’t matter.

Oyster Bar
70 Collyer Quay
01-01 Customs House
Tel: 6534 5534

Operation Hours:
Sundays through Thursdays and Public Holidays
11.00am ~ 12midnight

Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays
11.00am ~ 02.00am

What a view from Lantern

The Fulleron Bay Hotel is finally open in all its glory and to commemorate its cultural location, the hotel’s interior design – masterminded by sought-after Asian designer Andre Fu and LCL Architects – will reflect the historical and the contemporary, combining traditional materials, patterns and antiques with modern art and technology to create an elegant and refined atmosphere.

The hotel’s rooftop bar, Lantern, takes full advantage of the spectacular views that the hotel offers. Serving sexy nibbles, posh snacks and tantalizing grilled meats alongside a selection of cocktails created by its resident mixologist, they recently erected a canopy over the main bar – presumably to ensure the glamourset guests can stay dry in the rain while drinking their refreshingly well-done cocktails.  Being under the canopy makes it a bit warmer, but you get to really enjoy the view from the comfort of the beds that face the marina.

Rooftop, Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay, Singapore
65 6333 8388