Get ready for this one. In fact, grab a lifesaver. Ok, jokes aside, located conveniently near Marina South Pier, you will find the mighty Stewards Riverboat. The riverboat houses two eateries. The Santa Fe Tex Mex Grill which is a very homely, cowboy-themed family restaurant and the Wood & Steel gastro bar, which pretty much has a self-explanatory name. Wood & Steel is situated on the topmost deck of the riverboat thus giving you an alfresco-esque dining experience. Not to mention, the riverboat doubles up as a venue for private functions!
What I Had
Their menu mainly consists of bar bites, pizza, sumptuous platters to whet your appetite and of course a wide array of beers & liquors.
To start off, I ordered the Cajun Calamari ($10) and Garlic-Parmesan Wings ($10).
Usually, I find, calamari is more or less 80% fried batter and 20% actual squid but this was so satisfying and even managed to be crunchy on the outside while being soft on the inside. The Garlic-Parmesan Wings were super tasty too with wings coated in parmesan, it was definitely packed with a punch.
For mains, I got the Herbie’s Lamb ($29) & Tripartite Burger ($29). The Herbie’s Lamb consisted of succulent lamb racks laid onto amazingly fluffy mashed potatoes accompanied by black pepper sauce. While the Tripartite Burger comprised of 3 different little burgers, it was certainly quite filling.
Having come back a second time (just cos it’s THAT good), I ordered the Meat Glory combo platter ($89) which came along with a Red Wine sauce, an Onion Sambal dip & my favourite of the bunch, a Blue Cheese dressing.
The platter consists of a lovely pan-seared Ribeye, slow-roasted pork belly, the succulent herb-crusted lamb racks, honey-brined chicken breast, along with chicken & beef sausages and a heavenly truffle mash potatoes.
What I Loved
Luckily for me, I was not easily prone to seasickness so I was able to still chow down my meal while the boat constantly swayed. Apart from that, the atmosphere is amazing, with a live band to serenade you the blues, you definitely might feel like you really are just about to set sail off into the night.
31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1,
Marina South Pier, Singapore, 018988
Closed on Mondays