UPDATE: December 2014 eM By The River has closed due to building renovation
April 26th, 2012
Taking advantage of a prime location on the tree lined river banks at Robertson Quay in central Singapore, eM By the River is a spacious indoor / outdoor venue with a calm, laid-back atmosphere of enduring appeal. A true “local eatery”, eM By the River serves up an all-day menu of bar snacks and uncomplicated comfort foods, accompanied by a full beverage service that ranges from fresh juices and coffee, to chilled beers on tap, wines and champagnes, and enticing cocktails in the evenings. The cosy interior opens seamlessly onto the outdoor terrace area that enjoys sweeping views across the Singapore River, the tables comfortably shaded by large luxuriant trees. The atmosphere at eM By the River is relaxed and casual- an ideal destination for late breakfasts, leisurely afternoons, and for evening drinks listening to the subdued tunes played by the house DJ. Established in 2006, eM By the River is owned and operated by the successful and well respected The Emerald Hill Group- the owners of other venues such as No.5 Emerald, Ice Cold Beer and Quea Pasa in the historic Emerald Hill area off Orchard Road.
Looking into eM from the riverfront pathway
The outdoor terrace area has a natural garden atmosphere- with spacious settings of both contemporary style timber and metal tables and chairs, and some more rustic, hand-hewn solid timber furniture pieces. The dark slate paving blocks blend unobtrusively with the timber and black metal furnishings, and the overhead lush greenery of the trees. A compact stand-alone bar compliments the services of the main bar located in the interior space.
Outdoor tables under the cover of large trees- overlooking the river
The outdoor terrace bar
The interior space at eM By the River is dominated by the large square-shaped central bar. The design is an uncluttered contemporary style with the natural toned palette of dark slate flooring, timber bar counter and furniture, and white brickwork highlighted by the vivid green brickwork of the central bar- which in turn evokes the greenery of the trees outside. Bar stools line each side of the timber counter topped bar, and sofas and lounge chairs provide a comfortable zone for relaxation and chilling out.
The main bar inside eM – with open facade onto outdoor terrace
Front counter of the main bar at eM
Comfortable lounge seating inside eM
The beverages menu at eM offers a broad selection to suit the transitions of moods and dining throughout the day. Opening in the morning for breakfasts, the fresh juices, coffees and teas are the popular choices. And in the heat of the afternoons and early evenings, ice cold beers, wines and soft drinks are the most refreshing options. Evening drinkers select from wines and champagnes, premium spirits, and a list of enticing cocktail concoctions. The Happy Hour promotion offers attractive pricing on a large range for drinks- and runs for a generous four hour period every day. There are also monthly promotional offers on selected drinks, and Saturday nights between 9pm and 11 pm sees special “one-for-one” deals on Mojitos.
Generous Happy Hour promotions on drinks
Choya Martini– classic Martini style with Choya alcohol and plum as garnish
Black Cherry Mojito– Mojito with Black Cherry flavour
Melody Of Harvest- eM’s signature drink. Absolut Pear, Yuzi Komanchi, Bols Peach, Monin Cucumber syrup, topped with Breezer Peach & garnished with slice of green apple
Chocolate Martini– Smirnoff Black Vodka, chocolate liqueur, vanilla syrup, garnished with sprinkle of chocolate powder
The kitchen at eM By the River caters for a casual, all-day dining clientele. The contemporary menu is based on a straightforward cuisine style of popular comfort dishes and tasty bar snacks- served simply and with generous portions. The breakfast menu is served daily from 8am through to 3pm in the afternoon- with dishes such as Eggs Benedict; American Breakfast; Continental Breakfast; and selections of freshly baked pastries among the popular selections. The all-day dining menu comprises dishes ranging from salads, pastas and sandwiches, to burgers, mixed grills, and sausage combos.
The bar snacks feature favourites such as eM Crispy Chicken Wings; Cheese & Cold Cut Platters; Mini Cheese Burgers; eM Cheesy Fries and Vegetarian Quesadillas.
eM Crispy Chicken Wings
Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich
Mini Cheese Burgers- served with French Fries
eM By the River
Address: 1 Nanson road, # 01-05 at Gallery Hotel, Robertson Quay. Singapore 238909
MRT: Clarke Quay NE5 – approx 10 minutes walk
Reservations: +65. 6836 9691
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/eMBTR
Sunday to Thursday 8.00 am ~ 02.00 am Friday & Saturday 8:00 am ~ 03:00 am
Happy Hour 5:00 pm ~ 9:00 pm
Monthly promotions on selected drinks
Live Music with DJs every night 10:00 pm until late. Wednesday nights feature performances by a live 2 piece band