Tue - Thu: 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun: 12:00 - 01:00
Old Empire Gastrobar is a restaurant and pub that serves European cuisine, craft beers and artisan coffee.
I went to Cold Storage to pick up some milk otw home. I have never been to Valley Point at River Valley road previously but on my way driving out, I glanced by this bar. So I decided to park in front at the free parking slot, and popped in for a lazy evening pint. Ohhhh boy!! What a surprise!! Lo and behold, 100 varieties of craft beer from all over the world, at this neighbourhood bar!! And unsurprisingly, the food was excellent as well. Fish and chips were done the same way that I had them when I was living in London. Washing it down with a pint of Green Goblin cider was just heaven!! For those who love gastrobars, Old Empire is a must!!
Ive been here thrice and the only outstanding feature is the availability of an assortment of beers available. If you are ordering a beer ( unless its a draught), please insist that you pour it yourself. The waiters/waitresses dont even know how to pour a beer. Really sub-standard food for the price as well. Additionally, the staff are biased towards expats compared to the locals. The last time i was there, i had called 6 hours in advance to check if they were screening a live EPL match and thereafter 2 hours in advance to double confirm.Both times they gave was a resounding yes! Got there only to find out they didnt even have the channel ! The waitress was too busy chatting with the cook ( looks like they were having a fling).When pressed by the other patrons , the manager just ignored us and went outside and pretended that he was busy on his handphone. Its more of a pub for the expats around the area. If your not from the neighbourhood , they cant be bothered.Be forewarned. Oh and really really uncomfortable seats too. Last but not least , most of the beers there are available from a coffee shop at Blk 5 , Dover Crescent for a fraction of the cost with much better service , so go figure.