Fish & Chips @ Molly Malone's

I've been enjoying the Fish & Chips at Molly Malone's Irish Pub in Circular Road since 1997 as it is one of my favourite lunchtime venues during the work week. The pub was designed and built in Ireland before being shipped to Singapore and reassembled. In addition to a lunchtime crowd, the charmingly authentic Irish pub (albeit in a tropical Asian city with Asian staff) draws a loyal clientele of beer aficionados. I used to love to hang out there for a quick drink and some pub grub after work but these days, I don't drink as much so I go there mostly for food.

The Fish & Chips used to be served in a basket with a printed greaseproof paper lining it and little bottles of vinegar. I used to love reading the text on the greaseproof paper as it simulated an Irish newspaper and had all kinds of bizarre but hilarious stories. My friends and I used to read the text to each other (depending on what hasn't been covered in oil and rendered virtually illegible) and laugh our heads off.

Fish & Chips @ Molly's
Fish & Chips @ about S$16

Times have changed, the familiar basket and "newspaper" lining has been replaced by a practical plate. Thankfully, the Fish and Chips are still as delicious as before. The moist, fresh fillets of fish are coated with a crispy light beer batter while the chips had fluffy, piping hot interiors. I loved eating the fish with vinegar and the chips with mustard. The Fish and Chips are a Must-Try!

Condiments @ Molly Malone's

The little brown bottles of vinegar (used to be about the size of an aromatherapy essential oil bottle) had also been replaced by a more practical, large bottle of Heinz vinegar. I like how the service staff automatically serve the entire range of condiments after taking your order.

Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon

Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon @ about S$14

My lunch companion wanted to eat healthy so she chose a Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon. I tried a little of the Caesar Salad and thought that it was pretty good considering this was a pub that was more well-known for its fry-ups and hearty Irish Stew.

Lobster Bisque @ Molly Malone's
Lobster Bisque

During my last visit, we sat at The Brasserie (just above Molly's) as there wasn't any space downstairs. L and I were craving something warm and soupy so we ordered some Lobster Bisque to share. The Lobster Bisque was thick and creamy but lacking in depth of flavour. Better stick to the Irish Stew if you're looking for something hot to warm the stomach.

56 Circular Road
Singapore 049411 Singapore

Telephone: +65 6536 2029

Operating Hours:

11.30 am to 2.30 pm (weekdays only)

Pub Grub:
11 am to 10.30 pm (Sundays to Thursdays)
& 11 am to 11 pm (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays)

11 am to Midnight (Sundays, Mondays & Public Holidays)
11 am to 1 am
(Tuesdays to Thursdays)
11 am to 2 am (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays)