The Queen & Mangosteen - Gastropub @ VivoCity
While waiting for our food, I asked Joone about the strange name. She said that it was supposedly because Queen Victoria was apparently very fond of Mangosteens. Interesting. I guess their intent was to differentiate themselves from other English pubs by giving themselves a posh sounding name to "match" the gourmet pub grub served.
Grilled Brie, Avocado & Portobello Mushroom Sandwich @ S$22
served with Chips
The Fried Whitebait was good as the batter was crisp, while the juvenile fish were firm and moist. The Beer Battered Fish was absolutely delicious! I loved the light, crisp batter and how it yielded to sweet, succulent chunks of fish. The Beer Battered Fish are definitely a Must-Try! I didn't try the Crayfish and Prawns as I was too lazy to peel them.
The dips that accompanied the dish were (from left to right): Thai Chili Sauce, Curry Tartare, Lemongrass & Chili Aioli and Marie Rose Dip. I liked the Curry Tartare and Lemongrass & Chili Aioli best amongst the 4 dips served. However, in all I still prefer mustard as a complement to fried food.
I loved their thick napkins. One gripe about this place was the slow service. Not recommended if you're trying to do lunch within 45 minutes.
The Queen & Mangosteen
1 Harbourfront Walk
(close to Lift Lobby E & Lift Lobby F)
Tel: +65 6376-9380
Sundays to Thursdays: 11 am to midnight
Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays: 11 am to 1 am