Em By The River has closed.


#01-05, Gallery Hotel, 1 Nanson Road, 238909
$27 based on 38 submissions
Breakfast (9 votes), Brunch (8 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (7 votes) ...

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  • Eggs Royale 1 vote
  • Potato Rosti 1 vote
  • free iced water 1 vote

Latest Review for Em By The River

Overall RatingBased on 27 reviews
Most helpful review:


Food/Drink 4 | Value 4 | Ambience 5 | Service 4
Total Review: 1


I read you post and wonder how you managed to distort the fact of the events as drastically as you did. I am an occasional visitor to eM, happen to be there that night and close enough to witness part of the events.

It is a mystery how five adults manage to haggle over a 2 hour bar bill in the way you did. ( By my estimate the bill must have been about 200.—to 400.--. If the bill was more than $400 then I would seriously have to question your ability to manage the affairs in your advanced stage of deliriousness. ( If it less than 200 $ than I wonder even more. ) 

From what I gather it was all about who ordered what and when and how you guys share the bill amongst each other. Sales receipts being scribbled on and handed backwards and forwards amongst yourself and the staff, trying to figure out the rightful owner of the order and getting him / to pay her share. Even from distance I could see that you made a serious mess out of the bills arguing about in chorus to ensure that the confusion was even a greater and increasingly more difficult task to solve. I am not surprised that the staff got all confused and took time to solve the mess, when you were not even able to agree amongst yourself. A tall order for anybody when you all of you talk at the same time confusing masses out of everybody. 

You demanded the attention of many and managed to confuse them all. No surprise that this resulted in discrepancies and took time to figure out. 

From your accent I gather that you are from Europe and from the same country as me. An embarrassing given the way you behaved, then blaming others, badmouthing them on the internet calling them lairs, cheats and causing them embarrassment. Yes, it took time to solve your problem. Beats me why you act surprised? 

For what reason you called the police is mystery. From what I gather the manager tried very hard to solve the situation amicably. There was no threat or any other reason for you to involve the authorities. It seems that you are simply not able to handle small pressure situations, not used to drink alcohol, have no patience, no grace and / or that your mama organized everything for you so that you never had to deal with situation like this. 

The short of the long is that your call for justice on the internet blaming others and calling them things is a disgrace. I am a shamed to be your fellow countrymen and wish that people like you would rather stay at home where everything is perfect. 

My advice to you, somebody get the bill and then divide it amongst the people present. If you are French gentlemen you want to consider excluding the ladies form paying part of the bill. Why split dollars and cents amongst friends and drinking buddies? 

Last but not least I wonder how much the amount in dispute was. Possibly a great deal of money worth arguing for hours?

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lovely place but horrible service, for brunch

Food/Drink 2 | Value 1 | Ambience 4 | Service 1
Total Reviews: 2

place is lovely, food ok but certainely not yummy and the service, horrible. its like the staff was despising us, looking bored, and superior etc.... my recommandation is to go there for happy hour cause lovely decoration

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OK, would go again

Food/Drink 3 | Value 3 | Ambience 3 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 30

I would go again but it is nothing to write home about.  It was hard to get the attention of any members of staff, but the drinks were fine.

Hard to be overenthusiastic, but not a bad experience by any means.  A nice looking bar with a fun, relaxed and open feel - if in the area I'd drop in again for sure.

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