Heritage Meets Luxury and Seafood at 1919 Waterboat House

Heritage Meets Luxury and Seafood at 1919 Waterboat House

Officially opening 19 November 2015, 1919 Waterboat House is the new lifestyle destination that’s perfect for both Chanel-toting, champagne-sipping ladies and modern day salarymen looking for a fine dining restaurant in the Central Business District area that won’t break the bank.

1919 Waterboat House - 1919 Restaurant - Ciopinno

Housed in a restored colonial heritage building, it’s history meets luxury at contemporary French, seafood-focused fine dining establishment 1919 Restaurant on the second level, which pairs some dramatic decorative pieces with an old-world charm—the first floor sits Starbucks, whilst an exclusive alfresco bar, The Rooftop, on the upper level offers panoramic vistas of the stunning Marina Bay horizon.

1919 Restaurant - InteriorSource

I didn’t manage to sample a lot at the media preview, but everything we did try was delicious and return-worthy. 1919 Restaurant also offers up an extremely reasonable set lunch—$32 for two courses and $39 for three—with set dinners starting at $58.

1919 Waterboat House - 1919 Restaurant - Saint-Jacques

Definite highlights include the masterfully executed Saint-Jacques ($22 a la carte, available for set dinner) of succulent Hokkaido scallops, lightly roasted for a hint of charred smokiness, teamed buttered lentils, sugar peas and braised leek in a dulcet scallop emulsion, and the Ciopinno ($25 as appetizer, $38 main course, available for set dinner)—a brilliantly rich, tomato-based San Francisco-style fishermen’s stew brimming with the sweetness of seafood like fresh crab, clams, shrimp, scallop, squid, mussels and pacific fish.

1919 Waterboat House - 1919 Restaurant - Ciopinno2

Seafood lovers can go for the 1919 Sharing Platter ($58) that includes half a dozen freshly shucked oysters, cocktail prawns, Hokkaido snow crab, maine lobster, scallop ceviche and salmon tartare, or enjoy that goodness crystalized in the form of the indulgent Homad ($48 a la carte) where a paella butter-poached blue lobster tail perches atop a medley of seafood and lobster emulsion.

1919 Waterboat House - 1919 Restaurant - Homad

1919 Waterboat House - 1919 Restaurant - Bar D'Atlantique

Another item to note is the Bar D’ Atlantique ($32 a la carte, available for set lunch and dinner)—Pira Charcoal Oven-grilled Atlantic sea bass, best enjoyed with the accompanying dollop of lip-smacking forest mushroom essence that brings a pungent yet delightful earthiness to the dish.

1919 Waterboat House - 1919 Restaurant - Pomme

End the meal on a sweet note with Pomme ($16, available for set dinner), 1919 Restaurant’s take on a deconstructed apple crumble—light and crunchy crumble with spiced Granny Smith apple slices and dehydrated apple chips for texture, then topped with a homemade cinnamon ice cream that thankfully isn’t too sweet.

Address: #03-01 The Waterboathouse, 3 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049215
Tel: +65 6538 9038
Operating hours: Closed Sundays. Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm. Sat 6pm-11pm.


What started out as just something fun for Jasper has developed into a passion for food over the years. Always having weird urges to take pictures of other diners’ food, he is used to being forcefully restrained by dining companions, but has yet to have security called on him. Jasper is open to all sorts of cuisines and dishes, and is always on the lookout for a good meal or deal. To him, an ideal restaurant is one that combines good food, friendly service and a warm ambience. "Food is all about the dining experience."

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