Bar Rio is the riverside bar of the hotel Casa Del Rio. We only had a late night drink and snack there, so this will be a short review. The location is great, right on the river, and the prices almost reflect this, being slightly but not too expensive. The staff are pretty attentive and bring you Bombay mix with your drinks; the decor is Mediterranean style, with concrete and tile tables. There is a live band and a pool table.

They have a pizza menu – pay RM35 for 3 ‘posh’ and 3 ‘standard’ toppings from a list of about ten each. We had Brie, cream cheese, caramelised onions, roasted chillies, tomatoes and mozzarella. It was very good, if small.

Closed on Sundays.

Address: 88 Jalan Kota Laksamana, Melaka

Directions: Easiest way to get here is to walk along the river to your right from the top of Jonker Walk. It’s only a couple of minutes, and you can’t miss the hotel.

(A version of this review was originally posted by me on VT)