In an attempt to bring the “authentic old English pub experience” to Singapore, Little London serves tea-infused cocktails, grub like beer battered fish and chips, and English draft beers at its Boat Quay spot. From the big red signboard to the simple, wood-centric interiors, the joint appears to be doing a rather straightforward portrayal of a traditional British tavern.
Headed by the same folks behind fine-dining steakhouse Little London Munich, this version in Singapore offers standard pub food like onion rings, chicken wings, baby back ribs, and pulled pork burgers. Nothing much to shout about, maybe — especially in our sea of international cuisines — but it does fit right in with the rest of the touristy offerings on the stretch.
On the drinks side, there’s the light and fruity Chelsea Garden, made with gin, lychee liqueur, lemon, cranberry, and passion fruit, and the tropical Sweet Notting, a mix of vodka, melon liqueur, peach syrup, and pineapple.
For something wine-based, try Bloomsbrew, a blend of Lillet and Prosecco, with a dash of strawberry, vanilla, and mint. If you drop by during happy hour (daily 5pm-10pm), the prices fall to $16; otherwise, they range from $18 to $20.
Beer enthusiasts can try the tap or bottled varieties, from Black Cab Stout to London Pride. During happy hour, beers on tap go for $11 per pint, while bottled ones are $10 a piece.
Little London’s certainly not the first to try for a British theme (The Penny Black and the more contemporary Oxwell & Co come to mind), but if you’re in the neighborhood and on the lookout for a casual watering hole, by all means, step in.
Little London is at 70 Boat Quay.
9738-5310. Daily 5pm-midnight.
MRT: Clarke Quay/Raffles Place