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#148 of 431 Pub in Singapore
#2,667 of 9,942 Restaurants in Singapore
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Bar, Pub, Cafe, Beer restaurants
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Sports bars
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Reviewed 1 September 2021 via mobile

Nice space and a great place is you want a beer, however, the food is average and the wine list lacks imagination. The service is ok.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Eric Ow, Marketing at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2022

Dear Danjamken, We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review. Your feedback helps us to improve service for everyone. Mel's Place Management Team

Reviewed 20 October 2020 via mobile

It must be a couple of years since I was last at this bar. It seems to have been rejuvenated - superb outdoor seating - they have indoors but I was happy out in natural air conditioning. Ordered three starters as a selection for dinner...- the mussels in cheeses were a little tough but the escargot in garlic and the scallops in bacon wrap were both magnificent. The lava cake was exceptionally good and a nice sweet treat to finish the meal off. Waitress was attentive and the food drinks were served in a professional and timely manner. Nice decor - good ambiance. Not too expensive and I hope to come back soon.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Eric Ow, Marketing at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2022

Dear NigelG407, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a beautiful review. It’s only when we receive such positive feedback, do we rest knowing that we have done our jobs well. Thank you for giving us this proverbial pat on the back,...More

Reviewed 7 September 2020

Try the smoked duck pizza. Superb. Great outsoor area. Good selection of beers and cocktails. Must tryMore

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Date of visit: September 2020
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Mels_Place_SG, Marketing at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Dear Sandy, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We are glad to know that you loved the food and drinks. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you anytime. Mel's Place Management...More

Reviewed 6 September 2020

great atmosphere in the beer garden, good range of branded beers and fast service vegetarian pizza was also lovely but it was the only vegetarian dish on the menu - really need more things vegetarians can eat definitely recommend booking as it gets booked out...at on weekend evenings - also they need to upgrade their toiletsMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Mels_Place_SG, Marketing at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Dear Chris, We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review. Your feedback helps us to improve service for everyone. We will definitely take into consideration of vegetarian options during our next review of the food menu. Thank you. Mel's...More

Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

Atrocious management that runs the place, with horrendous attitude from the ground staff. Got to this location before 10pm. While placing an order, the waitress attending to us kept pushing to buy a tower of Carlsberg at least 3 times when our order of a...tower of Kronenbourg Blanc was already VERY CLEARLY expressed to her. She tried her luck saying that she keyed in wrongly for an earlier order of a tower of Carlsberg and was obviously hoping for someone to take pity and accept that order. Our food and tower of Kronenbourg Blanc beer arrived about ten minutes later. At around 10.17pm another waitress came over and asked if she could clear our beer. We were all shocked to hear this and she informed us that they have to clear the beer by 10.15pm. She also mentioned that it's due to the new rules that no consumption of alcoholic drinks after 10.30pm. The manager Bobby then came over at 10.24pm to handle the situation but made even more of a mess. Under phase 2, no sales or consumption of alcohol is allowed after 10.30pm. This information was not conveyed to us when we were placing our orders. It was also not conveyed to us when we were served our orders. The waitress that attended to us must also have known this fully well but she still tried to sell us the tower of Carlsberg. Naturally, we were taken back that we had to finish the remaining tower (more than half), otherwise it would be cleared and disposed off. Bobby gave us 5mins to finish the tower by 10.30pm. When we told Bobby that we were not informed by the staff about the curfew on the time limit for the consumption of alcohol, Bobby questioned us on whether we even read the newspapers. He asked one of us if he was Singaporean in a rude manner. It's like as if it you are a Singaporean you must know about this new rules on consumption of alcohol time cut off. No single apology was given, until asked. Midway during this time of talking, Bobby didn't put on his mask properly and lowered his mask to his chin exposing his nose and mouth. We told Bobby that we have not been out much since the circuit breaker ended, we were not even aware of such ruling of no consumption of alcohol after 10.30pm. All we wanted to do was to support a place and have a good gathering. Bobby then offered a refund for the tower of beer, of which we thought the management would have it struck off the house. Moments later, we saw a flustered ground staff stomping towards our table. Without uttering a single word, she took out $100 cash from her own wallet, threw it on the table and walked off. The money then got blown onto the ground by the fans and with Bobby watching nearby, he picked up the $100 and placed it on the table. Shocked with what just happened, there wasn't even any reaction time to understand what was happening. Was very disappointed with the service rendered and how Bobby handled it. It's very clear and apparent that the staff and Bobby aren't working well and Bobby didn't even intervene to stop his staff from displaying this aggressive and poor behaviour of his staff lashing out her anger on paying customers. I haven't even started on the quality and price of the food. Will never return to this place ever again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Mels_Place_SG, Marketing at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Dear Mr Joshy Roger, Firstly, the Management sincerely apologize to you for this very unpleasant incident. We cannot repeat enough that we are very deeply sorry and regretful. We completely agree with you that it was an atrocious service rendered to you and your friends....More

Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

Absolute disgusting management that runs the place, with poor support from ground staffs. Got to this place at about 1000H. Tried placing an order for food and a tower of beer, that was served about ten minutes later. Noted one of the ground staffs looking...flustere whilst we were placing our order. She kept asking whether we were keen on ordering a tower of Carlsberg which we were actually contemplating of getting to help her out. When asked why she was in a hurry to sell that tower of beer, and she mentioned that she had accidentally placed an order for another table. Food was mediocre and very expensive. Paid almost $142.20 for a small pizza, a small basket of truffle fries, and a tower of 1664 Kronenburg Blanc. Pizza was close to tasteless. Fries just tasted normal. If food quality itself didn't even matter, what was appalling was what happened next. Ground staff came over at 2220H to tell us that they needed to clear the alcohol. We initially thought that we'd heard wrongly, and that it was to clear the food that has been consumed. But apparently under Phase 2, no sales or consumption of alcohol is allowed after 2230H. This information has not been conveyed to us when we were placing our orders. It was also not conveyed to us when we were served our orders. At 2220H, we were taken back that we had to finish the remaining of tower (more than half), otherwise it would be cleared and be disposed. Ground staff asked their manager to come mediate, and we were attended by the manager called Bobby. When we told Bobby that we were not informed by his staffs about the curfew on the time limit for the consumption of alcohol, Bobby questioned us on whether we even read the newspapers. No single apology was given, until asked. We then told Bobby that we have not been out ever since the circuit breaker ended, we were not even aware of such ruling. All we wanted to do was to support a local eatery and have a good gathering. Bobby then offered a refund for the tower of beer, of wich he mentioned it would be on the house, and we had thought the management would have it struck off the house. Moments later, we saw a flustered ground staff stomping towards our table. Without uttering a single word, she took out $90 cash from her own wallet, threw it on the table and walked off. Dumbfounded with what just happened, there wasn't even any reaction time to understand what was happening. The money simply flew off the table before Bobby nonchalantly came over to pass us the money that flew off the table. It is questionable whatever had just happened. Was very disappointed with the service rendered. Was even disappointed with how the management had handled the situation. Will never return to this place ever again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Mels_Place_SG, Marketing at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Dear Mr Glen, Firstly, the Management sincerely apologize to you for this very unpleasant incident. We cannot repeat enough that we are very deeply sorry and regretful. We completely agree with you that it was an atrocious service rendered to you and your friends. We...More

Reviewed 15 July 2020

Enjoy the company of friends and family for a beautiful night out for dinner and drinks. Enjoyed the delicious food served with beautiful ambience. Friendly bosses and staff always around to cater to your needs.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Mels_Place_SG, Marketing at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Dear Meandfaith, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a beautiful review. It’s only when we receive such positive feedback, do we rest knowing that we have done our jobs well. Thank you for giving us this proverbial pat on the back,...More

Reviewed 28 June 2020

good service, fast and efficient. cheap drinks, reasonable good food, a bit expensive but quantity and quality is there good atmosphereMore

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Date of visit: June 2020
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Mels_Place_SG, Marketing at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Dear Danial, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a beautiful review. It’s only when we receive such positive feedback, do we rest knowing that we have done our jobs well. Thank you for giving us this proverbial pat on the back,...More

Reviewed 25 January 2020

Gin & Martini The first time we were here, we just wanted a place that serves Guinness and Asahi black on draft. And It's the great people here tat makes us keep coming back to this place. We love the place, the ambience is chill...n we enjoyed the Friday band with David and Ngak. We always feel the warm from friendly staffs tat remembers us especially Bartender Rowell, jovial friendly awesome guy, thanks for the great hospitality n friendship. And also the friendly owners themselves Rosalind. And not forgetting the food, bar bites are jus tasty, the Hokkien mee is a must-try! And a great place for enjoying drinks n chill.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Mels_Place_SG, Marketing at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2020

Hi Gin & Martini, Thank you for your great review and a brief description of our establishment. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your experience here. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you. Mel's Place

Reviewed 7 January 2020

We found it on the TripAdvisor site and decided to check it out. Nice indoor and outdoor seating, good food and drinks, very friendly staff, and reasonable priced and last but not least within walking distance from our hotel. Nice evening.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Mels_Place_SG, Manager at Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2020

Hi Helmut, Thank you for your great review of us. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you Management of Mel's Place.

Reviewed 7 November 2019

I have been to different bistros but i would say, Mel’s Place captivated my heart. The place is superb. I went there night time and the lightings were great. Nice and cosy place for meetup, chill or any other events you might wanna do. The...staffs were excellent especially the Pinoys! Lin and Mike i would say are the heart of this place. They are unstoppable talking to people asking our stay. Thank you to the management for having this place as excellent as i had experienced. Will definitely come back, soon! Kudos!!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 14 August 2019

Great outdoor terrace where me and my friends are welcome to sit and enjoy a cigar. Good drinks, good food, reasonably priced. Great staff.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019

we often come here to watch the F1 on TV and usually eat some light bites while watch the race(s). good selection of light bites - we especially like the thin/crispy crust pizzas and the chicken wings. it can get busy, so you might want...to get in early. outdoor as well as indoor air-conditioned seating. good selection of beers and wines. good for families, couples and groups of friends. lots of street parking as well as a parking area nearbyMore

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

1 Star ⭐️ Not our first time at Mel’s place East Coast. I won’t recommend this place to our friends/family. We were inside the bar hoping to chill w live band and turns out - very annoying. A table next to us is playing some...diced games and shouting like we were in gambling area (cockpit). No manager came to ask the group to lower down their voices and let other customers enjoy their evening. You can tell that other customers were also annoyed as they’re louder than the band.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to be at with friends after work. Smoking tables available and happy hours too! Service is great!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Mel's Place Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4