31 Mar '13, 11am

The Queen & Mangosteen :: Western :: Restaurants :: Time Out Singapore:

The Queen & Mangosteen :: Western :: Restaurants :: Time Out Singapore:

Few experiences satisfy the mind and body as thoroughly as a Great British pub, replete with real-ale pumps, chatty landlord, timeworn trinkets and frayed sofas. It was with optimism, then, that we approached The Queen & Mangosteen, a ‘Gourmet British Pub’ whose very name conjures quirky antiquity (Victoria was reputedly a fan of the succulent fruit). Sadly the nostalgic daydream dissipated on first sight. This joint’s all gleaming surfaces, blaring pop and over-zealous air-con, with efficiently blended cocktails and ‘craft’ beers instead of British ales on tap. In other words, despite the smart lounge and anglophile aspirations, this isn’t a traditional pub at all – it’s a slick yuppie gastrobar. Q&M’s (hardly unique) selling point is its waterfront setting, and at night, cruise ships docked outside VivoCity fill you with romantic yearning for far-flung locations. The foo...

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