Four Points by Sheraton – Romantic Riverview Dining
The older generation would be familiar with the former Riverview Hotel at Havelock Road. However, after more than 16 months of renovation and remodeling work, the space has been transformed and re-branded to Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview. This 21-storey hotel is the first Four Points brand in Singapore and is now part of a family of 200 Four Points in nearly 40 countries worldwide. It caters mainly to businessmen as every room is designed to meet the needs of businessmen. You’ll be happy to know that every safe is big enough to store laptops and the mini bar / fridge is empty so you can bring your own food.
This newly-furbished hotel boasts two hidden wining and dining gems that sit along the iconic Singapore River, which light up in the evenings and turn the entire atmosphere very romantic.
Four Points Eatery is an all-day dining concept with an occupancy rate of 170 guests. With their ceiling-to-floor glass windows overlooking the Singapore River, this restaurant exudes a sunny interior during the day. You can choose to dine al fresco as well, taking in the serenity of the beautiful river. Four Points Eatery serves up a notable range of signature a la carte dishes such as the ever-popular Slipper Lobster Laksa ($20.80++) and classic Old Time Bak Kut Teh ($22.80++).
Slipper Lobster Laksa features a full-bodied coconut gravy redolent with spices such as galangal, turmeric, dried chilli, lemongrass, candlenut, balachan and dried shrimps. This super gigantic, value-for-money Laksa consists of rice vermicelli and beansprouts, accompanied by an array of savoury ingredients like two slipper lobsters cut into halves, juicy clams, fishcake slices, dried tau pok and a hard-boiled egg. The spice-filled gravy is added to and drained from the dish several times to warm up the noodles and ingredients before the bowl is topped with a luscious broth. Finally, Laksa leaf is sprinkled generously to provide an aromatic finish.
Old Time Bak Kut Teh is a staple dish for guests. Its impressive ensemble on the tray includes a large oriental ceramic bowl of piping hot bak kut teh, surrounded by side dishes such as you tiao for dunking in the soup, braised salted vegetables, a bowl of fragrant yam rice and premium dark soya sauce with a heap of sliced fresh chilli. The secret behind this robust peppery and flavoursome broth is the tedious preparation and cooking method. Pork trotter and bones are simmered for 8 hours to extract the richness of the marrow. Collagen from the meat gives the broth a cloudy appearance. A generous amount of pepper and garlic adds depth of flavour to the concoction. We enjoyed the pieces of meaty pork ribs that are steeped long enough in the broth till they become fall-off-the-bone tender. Good news – there’s unlimited topping up for this bak kut teh broth!
Other Asian dishes include Nasi Goreng Istimewa, Seafood Char Kway Teow, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Tom Yam Seafood Fried Rice. Not craving Asian food? No problem! Guests can also dive into a delectable spread of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, burgers and other main courses to tackle your hunger pangs.
Besides the usual ala carte dishes, SOMETHING NEW IS COMING YOUR WAY! Starting from 1 August 2016, the current international buffet spread will take on a new and delicious persona. Look forward to an extensive range of Seafood buffet spread every day during lunch and dinner. There are about twenty items for the buffet, with 80% of these mainly seafood-based. This Seafood buffet offering resembles a symbolic connection to the beautiful river along the restaurant. There is a live prawn station and an oyster shucking station during dinnertime and on weekends.
Be prepared to be enticed by grilled seafood such as prawns, fish, squid, yabbies and stingray, done local-style or with Australian or Mediterranean marinades. The seafood buffet selection also include NZ Mussels in Pot prepared with white wine, Baked Big Head Prawns with Garlic, Grilled Boston Lobsters, and a selection of steamed, grilled and baked fresh fish. The chilled seafood assortment includes a Sashimi counter where generous slices of fresh salmon, white tuna, tuna and tako are prepared upon request. Finally, the Cold Seafood spread features snow crabs, prawns, crabs, mussels and scallops with a variety of dips. The entire buffet will be backed up by staples like noodles, rice, side dishes, vegetables and salads.
Seafood Lunch Buffet is available from Monday to Saturday, 12 noon to 2.30pm and costs $38.80++ per adult and $19.40++ per child between 5-10 years old. Seafood Brunch Buffet is only available on Sunday, 12 noon to 3pm and costs $52++ per adult and $26++ per child between 5-10 years old. This price includes free flow Prosecco or Moscato and soft drinks. Seafood Dinner Buffet is available daily from 6pm to 10.30pm and costs $49.80++ per adult and $24.90++ per child between 5-10 years old. This price includes oyster bar, live prawns station and free flow soft drinks.
The Best Brew is a comfortable and laid back bar-cum-lounge for you to chill with friends, colleagues and business associates while downing a wide array of local and international beers, tipples and cocktails. An upbeat menu of bar bites and sumptuous mains make this social hangout more than just a drinking hole. The Best Brew includes live music by several acoustic groups almost every evening of the week, while three wide-screen televisions are ever-ready for live airing of prominent international games that dot the annual sporting calendar.
The Best Brew has specially curated weekly bar promotions, encompassing a range of international brews paired with delicious nibbles. These bar bites will be complementary with the promotional beer of the week. Good deal right?
You get choices such as Kirin Beer + Yakitori Chicken Balls ($15++) and Max Beer + Korean Grilled Pork with Homemade Kimchi ($15++). The former consists of a skewer of four perfectly marinated and grilled chicken balls, served with a soft-boiled egg. We’re pretty sure many of you would simply dunk the meat into the egg before downing it in a gulp. The latter contains grilled fillet of pork loin and leek, served with a generous helping of homemade kimchi and a sprinkling of lemon-pepper salt. Your choices also extend to Australian Brewery Pilsner / Pale Ale + Chicken Sliders ($40.80++) and Tiger Beer Pint + Chicken Rice Ball ($16++).
The bar menu also showcases some substantial bar nibbles such as Spicy Crispy Buffalo Wings ($10.80++ for 3 pieces) and Panko-Crusted Soft Shell Crab ($15++). The former is tossed in a piquant sauce comprising soya sauce, lemon, honey, Chinese wine, coriander and cinnamon while the latter is a note-worthy choice. Each piece of tender crab is encrusted by a coat of crunchy panko. The bar also offers Pork Frankfurter Dawg ($17++), The Best Brew Club Sandwich ($16.80++) and Beef Fajitas ($22.80++).
Happy Hour is from 3pm to 9pm from Monday to Saturday and 11am to 11pm on Sundays.
With so much food offerings at Four Points Eatery, you can fill your tummy before heading next door to The Best Brew just to unwind and relax. You’ll definitely get spoilt for choice and it’s not surprising if you find yourself heading back more than once!
Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview
Address: 382 Havelock Road, Singapore 169629
Phone: 6732 9922 (mainline) 6349 4872 (Four Points Eatery)
Opening Hours: Four Points Eatery Breakfast Buffet 6am to 10.30am daily, Lunch Buffet Mon-Sat 12pm to 2.30pm, Sun 11am to 3pm and Dinner Buffet 6pm to 10.30pm daily. The Best Brew Mon-Thu 11am to 1am, Fri, Sat&eve of PH 11am to 2am and Sun 11am to 12am.