The Highlander Bar & Restaurant
This place is often teeming during the evenings with a convivial crowd. Though the main draws in this pub are of course the whiskey and beer, people do come for the food too. You can also find authentic Scottish fare like the breaded scampi, kipper toasties and haggis that are very helpful for soaking up copious amounts of alcohol.
We’ve rarely had a great meal at most bar cum restaurants, and Scottish hangout Highlander at Clarke Quay is just another one of them. Truth be told, the place is usually bustling during the evenings and the crowd, convivial.
The two waitresses that served us were friendly but obviously did not know the menu very well. When we enquired about The Frying Scotsman!, Highlander’s breakfast fry-up featuring grilled back bacon, pork sausage, fried eggs and roasted tomatoes, one waitress gave us an empty stare and was unsure about what makes up the white mealie pudding that accompanies the dish.
We also tried the sirloin steak, which was pretty average. There was really nothing wrong with it, save for the fact that it was a teeny bit too well-done (we requested for medium rare). The meat was generous, but again, it was not outstanding in any way.
Overall, our experience was below average, although the affordable set lunches here, which come with soup of the day and ice-cream, could be appealing to some.
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|Address:||The Highlander Bar & Restaurant, #01-11 Blk. B Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd., Singapore, 179021 Singapore|
|Open since:||November, 2006|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 3pm-1am; Thu 3pm-2am; Fri-Sat 3pm-3am; Sun noon-1am|
|Nearest train||Clarke Quay|
|Alfresco, Reservation recommended, Live music, Parking available: at Clarke Quay, Takeaway available, Late night|
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