George Town Tze Char and Craft Beer @ 81 Boat Quay, Raffles Place – Traditional Penang Favourites and Brewlander Craft Beers (Media)

Fancy some toothsome Malaysian cuisine with refreshing craft beers and a gorgeous riverfront view to boot? George Town Tze Char and Craft Beer has got you covered! Launched on 17 September, this newcomer to the touristy Boat Quay neighbourhood near Raffles Place MRT boasts a gorgeous 50-seater alfresco dining area, with various watering holes in the vicinity. 


Helmed by award-winning Executive Chef George Tan, expect George Town’s menu to boast comforting, wholesome dishes plucked from Ayer Hitam in George Town, Penang. Despite its prime location, I was surprised that prices are kept pretty affordable, with portions generous and set to make mouths water. 

Feed your inner seafood lover with some Pumpkin Prawns ($20), which are coated generously in a pumpkin sauce that complements the fresh, sweet prawns perfectly. These are guaranteed to be gone in a flash. 


Pumpkin Prawns ($20)

Signature items at George Town Tze Char include Rendang Beef Cubes ($18) and Penang Thai Style Squid ($15), which are generously portioned and expertly flavoured. Each bites yields tantalising flavours which elevate the fresh ingredients used. The Penang Thai Style Squid is especially bouncy with a satisfying mouthfeel. 


Rendang Beef Cubes ($18)


Penang Thai Style Squid ($15)

Meat lovers, chow down on some Marmite Ribs ($18) which are saturated with flavour. 


Marmite Ribs ($18)

Aside from sharing dishes, you can also indulge in some affordable main dishes. Like the XO Signature Hor Fun ($12) which boasts well-balanced flavours of sweet, spicy, and savoury, infused with homemade XO sauce. The seafood in this dish is also incredibly fresh! 


XO Signature Hor Fun ($12)

Meticulously prepared with Thai herbs and spices including lemongrass, tamarind, lime leaves,
curry leaves and bird’s eye chillies, the Thai Curry Fish Head ($28) is a tangy, comforting dish that will leave you craving for more. The sweet, tender meat falls off the bone easily. 


Thai Curry Fish Head ($28)

To complete your dining experience, George Town Tze Char offers a variety of craft beers from Brewlander, as well as local-inspired gins. 


Brewlander Tasting Flight ($18 for 4 150ml craft beers)


Chendol and Rojak GIN ($12 per glass, $122 – $128 per bottle)

And as part of their opening special, George Town Tze Char and Craft Beer is offering plump, juicy Oysters at $1 a pop with any food or drink purchased! Pop by for an afternoon or evening of leisurely dining with arresting views of the Singapore River. 


Oysters ($1 per oyster with any food or beer ordered)

Address: 81 Boat Quay 
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Nearest MRT: Raffles Place EW14/ NS26/ Clarke Quay NE5
Opening Hours: 
12pm – 11pm daily
Contact: + 65 6535 6277/ +65  9682 3826 (WhatsApp)

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