We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great food, Great service, Great ambience, Great location”

1919 Waterboat House
Ranked #1,000 of 10,518 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: US$30 - US$70
Cuisines: European, French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Marina Bay
Description: 1919 Restaurant & The Rooftop Bar Located at the entrance to the Singapore River and adjacent to the Merlion Park the waterboathouse was built in 1919. Various historical items are displayed on tables and the walls as a connection to the history of the building and location. Entry to the restaurant is up the original staircase to the first floor, and on the rooftop directly above 1919, is the zsister establishment- The Rooftop. The Rooftop offers a more initimate perspective on the roofttop drinking experience. Located on the open air rooftop of the heritage listed The Fullerton Waterboat House, the prime harbourfront location presents unobstructed views across both the Singapore CBD skyline and the new developments around Marina Bay. The menu features contemporary interpretations of European dishes-using fresh seasonal ingredients. The Rooftop serves from a Drinks and Bar Bites menu, with the food being prepared in the kitchen of 1919 Waterboathouse Restaurant one floor below. Drinks offered include Signature Cocktails- muddled infusions of fresh tropical ingredients without artifical sugars such as "The Orhcard"- vodka, apricot, apple, cinnamon & lemon; and the "Merlion Punch" -vodka, passion fruit, white peach & pineapple. Other refreshing cocktail specialities include Cuban Mojitos- Classic, Berry Twisted, and Lychee. Premium spirits and a selection of NV and vintage champagnes are avaialble by the bottle, draught beers are Heineken and Erdinger, and a range of specialty beers are imported exclusively from Japanese artisan brewery Baird Brewing.
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, Great service, Great ambience, Great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Made a booking for 50pax for a company event. We had the 5 course set meal that was customized with the option of fish or steak. Despite the short preparation time for the food and to cater to a sizeable crowd, all the food came out hot and taste great. Scallops and foie gras were the key highlights of the meal.

The service team that night was fantastic handling our request promptly. The smile on their faces made the whole experience complete. Little steps were taken to ensure no stone unturned.

The icing on the cake was heading to their rooftop bar with a view of the Marina Bay area, having drinks there with great company made the night special.

Highly recommended, you must make a trip there.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Gabriel500
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kader_Maideen, Assistant Restaurant Manager at 1919 Waterboat House, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Gabriel500

Thank you for choosing Boathouse & Prelude as your preferred company corporate venue and we are certainly glad that you guys had an awesome time. Your positive feedback about the food and the service is very encouraging and a great source of motivation for all of us.

Also, we are very much appreciative of your recommendation for future patronage and look forward to serving you soon!:)

Warmest Regards,
Mohamed Kader
Asst. Restaurant Manager
Boathouse
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

138 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    46
    11
    3
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Service & Amazing Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I made a reservation for 7 people on the 30th of May 2014 and arrived at the boathouse for a celebratory graduation dinner. I ordered their 3 course meal, consisting of the seafood soup, Steak and the chocolat desert. Their soup was tasty, their steak well marinated and their chocolat desert was amazing! They had the pop candy in it, you know the type you used to eat as a kid? My desert even came with a "happy graduation" in chocolate on the plate to congratulate me!

I absolutely loved the service and the food there. I will definitely come back! personalized service :)

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Callyooo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kader_Maideen, Assistant Restaurant Manager at 1919 Waterboat House, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear Callyooo

We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Boathouse. We are elated to read your beautifully articulated review and we are extremely delighted that we were able to make you happy. Thank you for your wonderful comments about our food and service. We are definitely looking forward to your patronage in the near future!:)

Have a great week ahead!

Warmest Regards,
Mohamed Kader
Asst. Restaurant Manager
Boathouse
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Prelude to a catalogue of service flops”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

The Prelude rooftop bar in Singapore has a prime view of the bay (and the Grand Prix if you happen to be here at that time.) However where to start in respect of the totally hapless service?. Trying to get food and drinks orders to a waiter (for just 6 people) seemed to take forever with one waiter speaking back the orders and one writing it. When the wine came the waiter spent quite some time trying to "uncork" a screw top bottle...only to be rescued by a supervisor who pointed out the screw top. Clearly no idea. Cocktails are weak as water. I suspect a single shot (if that) at best. Just tasted like fruit juice. Stick with wines and mixers and don't bother spending extra money on watery cocktails. Food is average. Pizzas are reasonable, much of the rest is a fried food bonanza..avoid it if you support vascular health and well being,

If you want a view and sharp service and proper drinks..pop across the road to Lantern bar at Fullerton Bay instead,

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank KWKW727
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kader_Maideen, Assistant Restaurant Manager at 1919 Waterboat House, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear KWKW727

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We regret that your dining experience at Prelude could not match your expectations and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you faced.

Thank you very much for taking time to review us and point our shortcomings, we will definitely work on it. In the meanwhile we did like to make it up to you.

Warmest Regards,
Mohamed Kader
Asst. Restaurant Manager
Boathouse & Prelude
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, service and ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

My husband I have been to the Boathouse restaurant on two separate occasions, one night midweek in March 2014 and last Saturday night. Each time we have thoroughly enjoyed having a bottle of champagne on the Prelude rooftop bar whilst taking in the gorgeous views of Marina bay, The Fullerton Hotel and the river. The Prelude is a small, intimate and unpretentious bar that is a perfect place to have a drink before your meal.
The Boathouse Restaurant is in actual fact an old Boathouse that has been cleverly restored and converted into a small intimate restaurant. On Saturday night the six of us ordered the 4 course set menu with wine pairing( $69++ food and $45++ wine pairing plus supplements). The food and service were excellent. The only criticism I could make is that the Hokkaido scallop entrées were surprisingly small(only one delicious scallop). The three of us who ordered the scallops were expecting at least one scallop as the menu stated: “Hokkaido scallops pan roasted & braised leek in rich scallop emulsion”.
All in all I would highly recommend the restaurant and rooftop bar.

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank SoniaS123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kader_Maideen, Assistant Restaurant Manager at 1919 Waterboat House, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Dear SoniaS123

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us and our service and culinary ambassadors have taken note of your honest feedback + compliments, which will serve to improve our standards for the future.

Also, we are very much appreciative of your recommendation for future patronage and look forward to serving you and your husband soon!:)

Warmest Regards,
Mohamed Kader
Asst. Restaurant Manager
Boathouse & Prelude
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
london
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Lovely place, lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

My husband and I spend most of our time going to nice restaurants when we are in Singapore. This one had lovely food and wonderful service. The only sad part was the view of the bay was blocked by an empty outdoor deck (which they only open for private parties). I would have loved to have eaten out there. Yes, even in the heat! We began our evening at the rooftop bar, Prelude, upstairs. It was a very nice evening.

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank mizzallure
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kader_Maideen, Assistant Restaurant Manager at 1919 Waterboat House, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear mizzallure

We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Boathouse & Prelude. We are elated to read your beautifully articulated review and we are extremely delighted that we were able to make you happy. Thank you for your wonderful comments about our food and service. We are definitely looking forward to see you and your husband in the near future!:)

Warmest Regards,
Mohamed Kader
Asst. Restaurant Manager
Boathouse
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed 1919 Waterboat House also viewed

 
Singapore, Singapore
 
Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 

Been to 1919 Waterboat House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing