Located in Robertson Quay along Merbau Road, The Sailors specializes in western cuisine.
Read the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com
The Sailors is a hidden gem in the food enclave of Robertson Quay. The new-ish Italian joint is brought to you by the same people behind Buono, an extremely popular Italian establishment at Serangoon Gardens.
The food here is hearty and generously portioned (read: value-for-money), and while it isn't super refined haute cuisine, the food served here is very homestyled and has a comforting appeal to it.
Because the portions are so huge, we had 2 mains, a soup, a starter and desserts to share amongst the 3 of us.
1) Linguine al Granchio ($24) flat pasta with a whole crab, shell on, and tossed in a spicy tomato sauce is a potent and heady dish. Unlike other places where the crab meat is all extracted, this dish incorporates the entire crab, whole, so you'll have to eat with your hands. Some may find it troublesome, we found it fun and entertaining to use our hands. Afterall, this place never touted itself as a fine-dining option
2) Risotto Sailors ($24) with prawns, broccoli, and carrot in saffron is possibly the most healthy risotto option on the menu, so it translated to the dish being a tad plain
3) Zuppa del Pescatore ($16) was a fisherman styled soup with mussels, calamari, prawns, clams and seabass. Seafood was incredibly fresh and plentiful, which made this soup very value-for-money
4) Tiramisu ($10) aromatic and spongy
5) Crostata Dei Marinai ($10) was a homely lime pie, crumbly buttery crust and refreshingly sour and sweet filling
nice views with an alfresco choice, the sailors is quite a casual yet friendly place to chill out for a weekend drink or after work chit chat session. the mains included a variety of seafood dishes to pair with an extensive selection of cocktails. i tried the long island ice tea which gave me quite a kick though a little sweet. the service was friendly.
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I recently was in the Mohammed Sultan vicinity and decided to check out one of the many Italian fares in the area after a night of commedy.
Still serving food at 10pm, The Sailors is a theme restaurant where many come to hang out for drinks by the river in the after-hours.
I started with the Zuppa del pescatore ($16), a hearty tomato soup with generous portions of squid, prawns and clams.
I then tried the Spaghetti vongole ($19), which was a nicely done al dente pasta with once again, lots of clams.
I also tried the risotto sailors ($24), which is a saffron based rice dish which could feed two.
What I like about the food is that the portions are very generous. One area that needs to be improved on is the service standards. Three different wait staff asked me three times in a span of five minutes what I wanted to drink. It seems like there was a desperation to sell me some alcohol and I ended up being double charged on a one for one wine because two different staff keyed the same item in. It gets a little frustrating when people keep asking me if I wanted more drinks every few minutes. Give the customer a breather please!