The New Harbour Cafe & Bar
114 Tanjong Pagar Road
114 Tanjong Pagar Road
Inconsistency Mars The Experience
(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Ambience & Setting: 5
Food & Beverage: 6
Value for Money: 3
Spent about SGD $30 per person.
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.
While popular with office workers in the area, you shouldn't go out of your way to dine here. In fact, there are much better Western restaurants in the area.
|The New Harbour Cafe & Bar Signage|
|Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc|
|Archi Pelago Summer Ale|
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!
|Fried Chicken Wings In A Basket|
I quite liked the Spicy Chicken Debreziners, which consisted of 2 long spicy chicken sausages, on a bed of perfectly cooked, smooth mashed potato and tasty, slighty sour German sauerkraut. Asian vegetables like kai lan / chinese broccoli is used. Decent dish.
|Spicy Chicken Debreziners 01|
|Spicy Chicken Debreziners 02|
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.
|Pork Chop With Apple Sauce 01|
|Pork Chop With Apple Sauce 02|
|Pork Chop With Apple Sauce 03|