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The New Harbour Cafe & Bar

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The New Harbour Cafe & Bar is located at Tanjong Pagar Road and serves Western Food.
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays, Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm, Sat: 03:00 pm - 11:00 pm
+65 62262657
$24 based on 42 submissions
After Work (13 votes), Dinner (12 votes), Lunch (8 votes)
Eien Kisu

Despite reviews on bad service...

I was lucky maybe. I find the service quite ok. It's not a fine dining restaurant, don't expect too much. lol.

The food is non pretentious and comforting, I wish price can be a bit lower though.

Roast pork is a must try. The cheaper one, which is served by itself with hainanese chilli sauce and a soy sauce or something. the more expensive option comes with mash and vegetables.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Beer3 votes
  • Crackling Roast Pork3 votes
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Fried Chicken Wings In A Basket
26 Mar 2014 • 324 reviews • 54 followers

Inconsistency Mars The Experience

Full The New Harbour Cafe & Bar review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/03/the-new-harbour-cafe-bar.html


Located in Tanjong Pagar, The New Harbour Cafe & Bar serves a large variety of general Western food. Think Hawker style Western food with a Singapore / Asian flavour, but more upmarket. The biggest problem I have with The New Harbour Cafe & Bar is the inconsistency of both the food and service.

Ambience at The New Harbour Cafe & Bar is average. Think typical bar, dim lighting, functional but not so comfortable wooden furniture, and beer decor. The good thing about The New Harbour Cafe & Bar is they have quite a large indoor and outdoor seating area. Outdoor seating tends to be more popular, and the place can get pretty crowded.

Service at The New Harbour Cafe & Bar is sometimes good, sometimes bad. Non peak periods means the staff have more time to pay attention to you and food is served quickly. But peak periods can mean grumpy staff, long waiting times of more than 30 minutes, and poor food quality.

The New Harbour Cafe & Bar doesn't have a speciality cuisine, with the menu consisting of a mix of American, British, German and Asian flavours. Dishes are generally tasty with big portions, but similarly upmarket prices of hawker western food. I personally find The New Harbour Cafe & Bar to be poor value for money, and the food quality can be inconsistent as well.

The absolute best dish here might be the Fried Chicken Wings In A Basket, the perfect bar snack. Crisp, pipping hot chicken wings, juicy inside with meat that comes off the bone easily. The skin is crisp and fragrant, with a slight hint of spice. Excellent!

The Pork Chop With Apple Sauce is bordering on good. Nice pork flavour, and the meat was cooked through. However, it was slightly dry, slightly tough, and slightly overseasoned. Worse, I experienced 3 small bone chips. Plus the potato wedges were rather hard and dry as well. While I loved the sweet Apple sauce, done perfectly in the British style, I won't be ordering this again.
17 Jan 2014 • 6 reviews • 11 followers

Despite reviews on bad service...

I was lucky maybe. I find the service quite ok. It's not a fine dining restaurant, don't expect too much. lol.

The food is non pretentious and comforting, I wish price can be a bit lower though.

Roast pork is a must try. The cheaper one, which is served by itself with hainanese chilli sauce and a soy sauce or something. the more expensive option comes with mash and vegetables.
24 Nov 2013 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Nice chill out place

Been here a few times and usually after work to have a drink and to have my all time favorite black peppet chicken!
24 Aug 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Atrocious service!

Don't waste your time and money here. So the roast pork and wings are not too bad but it's not worth the risk of having your evening ruined by utterly bad service. Staff are rude and sure make you feel like you owe them big money. I don't wish to elaborate more cos it makes my blood boil all over again. This was my 2nd time there ( cos everyone deserves a 2nd chance) & sadly, both experiences have been most unpleasant. I don't ever write negative reviews cos I don't want to slam any businesses. My only contributions here are in the form of thumbs up for many other good restaurants but today I really felt compelled to express a little more for this place cos a happy birthday celebration was completely ruined by their appalling service and beyond bad attitude.
29 Jul 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

A nice place near work

Nice cozy place but food was ok for the price.
Would go back again if the prices were a little lower.

service was alirght.