We celebrated Nantoy’s birthday in Billy Bombers at Central in Clarke Quay. We had a hard time looking for it at first because Central mall’s layout can be quite confusing, but we eventually did after consulting a map of the mall. It was already late, at 9pm, and some of us were concerned that it might be too late already, but the service crew greeted us cheerfully and said it was still open.
I’m glad we came, because this place has stellar customer service, something you don’t always find in Singapore. Also, because it was late, we were the only customers so we joked that we had purposely reserved the whole place just for us.
I have always loved Billy Bombers’ look – 1940s-style diner with shiny red vinyl booths and jukebox designs on the wall makes me feel like I’m eating in a genuine American diner that I had always read about on Sweet Valley books and Archie comics when I was a kid.
I’ve been to a Billy Bombers once, I think it was in Cathay, and I remember loving their milkshakes, so I was excited to get one again here. 😋
The wonderful thing about their milkshakes is that they are thick, but not too thick that it’s hard to slurp them down (unlike the milkshakes at Mel’s Drive-in, another vinyl booth diner). Apparently their milkshakes are folded, not blended, and this makes a difference, kinda like James Bond’s martini – shaken, not stirred? 😅
I was able to try four different flavours – Mango Tango, Nutella, Cookies & Cream, and Peanut Butter (last one not pictured). They were all yummy and people had different opinions of which one was the best, but since it was Nantoy’s birthday, then his opinion should win, so the official verdict is: Cookies and Cream. 😜
Earlier on, as I was looking at the flavours of the milkshakes on the menu and asking the waitress which one she would recommend, Nantoy told her, “She is a blogger, so choose wisely!” OMG. Hahaha! 😂 She said cookies and cream was her personal favourite, and she did not disappoint the birthday boy, so as he would say, “Good job!” 😄
We had some crispy calamari for appetisers.
I had entertainer app vouchers for one-for-one on mains, and usually at other restaurants they only allow you to use one at a time, but the waitress kindly informed me that I could use two, and suggested we add one more main when we only ordered three.
I loved the two kinds of ribs that we had. Each half rack costs $20.90.
The others ordered a burger and a bacon and sausage dish. I stupidly forgot to note what their exact names were, but the burger was really good because it had a lot of really yummy stuff in it – beef, ham, cheese, egg. What’s not to like? I definitely won’t be able to finish one by myself because it’s so huge. The other dish looked very appetising too.
Earlier on, when I stood up to take pictures of the restaurant, I had asked the waitress if they had any dessert I could order as a birthday cake. She said they could put a candle on a brownie with ice cream and asked who the birthday boy was. I gestured towards Nantoy.
After we asked for our bill, the speakers blared out with the birthday song and the waitress placed a lit up birthday brownie in front of him.
The brownie and ice cream combination was so delectable and it was on the house! That was really nice of them! Thank you so much, Billy Bombers crew!
We enjoyed our meal, so if you’re looking for an American diner experience, I would highly recommend this place. 👍👍
P.S. Another good thing about coming here is that since it’s in Clarke Quay, you can go to a bar afterwards, like we did!
We always go to Highlander because they have free entrance and a live band. We enjoyed dancing to their music and shaking off some of the calories before heading home. While Nantoy and I were dancing at the front, a random couple started dancing with us and just before they left, the guy made a gesture with his fingers, indicating that we were hot. 🔥 Haha! 😄
🏠 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-78 Central, 059817
🚉 Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
📞 +65 6534 7827
⏰ Opening Hours: 11:00 – 21:30 daily
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