In recent years, a few boutique hotels have sprouted in Tiong Bahru, the oldest estate in Singapore. Amongst them is Link Hotel, as well as Wangz Hotel where we enjoyed a meal and stayed for a night previously.
Just across the street from these two hotels lies the charming Nostalgia Hotel. With a name like that and its location in this historical neighbourhood, it would surely appeal to history buffs!
At the hotel lobby, you would find Potion, a restaurant-bar with alfresco dining and live bands on certain nights. This is one of those places that have caught my eye many times before. One fine afternoon, we hop in for a drink and seek quick reprieve from the sun.
With the beautiful ornate mirrors on the wall and the classic wooden furniture, there looks to be some sort of a 1930s Shanghai vibe going on here, don’t you think?
Check out the line of antiques on display, no doubt to tie in with the nostalgia theme. I love the blue tiffin carrier with its pretty floral design (tiffin is an old English word for a light lunch).
An old radio jukebox. Radio Ga Ga!
At the bar, black and white floral murals adorn the walls.
With the plush seats and cushions, the lounge area is perfect for a relaxing chit-chat session with girl friends over a couple of drinks.
Love the ambience and the old-fashioned nostalgia. Next time round we’ll be back to check out the food.
If you are a history buff yourself, another place that offers a similar vibe is the Singapore Heritage Restaurant in Chinatown.
Do you know more of such places? Share with us in the comments!
77 Tiong Bahru Road
Tel: +65 6808 1818 | Website
Bus services: 5, 16, 33, 63, 75, 123, 175, 195, 851, 970, NR5, 195A
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru
Opening hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6-11pm