Watch our Little Island Brewing Co. video to get a real feel for the place.
First impressions:If you’ve ever taken a bum-boat to Pulau Ubin, you’ll know where to find Little Island Brewing Co. And, though it’s at the far east of the island, this is one place to put on your must-try list. The long wooden tables, umbrellas and rustic atmosphere reminded me of an Australian beer garden.
The chosen one: Go for one of brew-master Steve Spinney’s six handcrafted beers (starting at $10 a pint), dispensed by means of a self-service system; our preference was for the Singapore Pale Ale, but there’s something for every taste. As soon as you arrive, load an MRT-like card with credit, and help yourself – everything is measured and charged by the millilitre.
The cheapskate: While the beer is anything but expensive, the Italian wines are good value at $5 per 100ml.
Bite on this: Highlights from the $15 set lunch (served from midday to 3pm) are the short rib burger, beer battered fish and chips (the sea bass comes fresh from the nearby kelong) and roasted pumpkin, cauliflower and green bean salad. Dinner options ($16, served from 6pm) feature meat: wagyu, lamb, rib eye and more, cooked on either the Argentinean grill or the Southern Pride smoker; there’s a healthy selection of salads, too, plus tasty bites for kids at $12.
Last but not least: With views through the trees and out to sea, we think this is one place where an afternoon could easily turn into an evening session; it’s value for-money, and kids are well catered for with space to roam. The entrance is a little tricky to find – adjacent to an open-air car park, and just beyond the Changi Point Ferry Terminal – but well worth it.
This article first appeared in the February issue.
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