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Writers Bar

Writers Bar is now temporarily closed in line with the new measures announced by Singapore Government. Join us at The Grand Lobby for bespoke cocktails from Writers Bar.

Please continue to enjoy the Raffles dining experience at our restaurants and bars, or with the Raffles Grab & Go takeaway service. Visit www.rafflesgrabandgo.com to learn more.

 

Enjoy craft cocktails, Champagnes, spirits and wines in our sophisticated lobby bar – an alluring space that pays tribute to the many famous authors who have stayed at Raffles Singapore throughout the years.

Design

Nestled in the frontmost corner of The Lobby, Writers Bar features a solid brass bar counter, textured walls and an alluring chandelier whose many pearls of light shimmer with sophistication.

A tribute to the illustrious authors who have resided at Raffles Singapore, the Writers Bar is an inspiring setting for renowned and budding writers alike.

Drinks

With our magnificent purveyors at the helm, bespoke artisanal and classic cocktails encounter innovative variations and interpretations. Seasonal and signature cocktails are handcrafted with care to dazzle the most discriminating aficionados. The bar also offers a refined selection of fine Champagnes, spirits and wines.

Bespoke Signature Cocktails

Long Bar is now temporarily closed. This is in line with the new measures announced by Singapore Government. Please visit Raffles Courtyard to enjoy an exclusive Singapore Sling pop-up experience.

Please continue to enjoy the Raffles dining experience at our restaurants and bars, or with the Raffles Grab & Go takeaway service. Visit www.rafflesgrabandgo.com to learn more.

The historic Long Bar continues its proud tradition as the Home of the Singapore Sling. The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs.

Design

Long Bar was located at Cad’s Alley in the early 1900s. At a time when improved rail and road systems brought rubber and palm oil plantation owners over to Singapore from Malaya every weekend, it was known as the ‘Rendezvous of Planters’. Not a formal bar, but rather tables placed next to another facing Bras Basah Road, it was a vantage point from which male visitors surveyed the procession of ladies.

The earthy decor of the two-storey Long Bar is inspired by Malayan life in the 1920s. The deep, rich colours and lush greenery transport patrons to the edge of a tropical plantation. In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere, guests are invited to brush peanut shells off the table and bar counter to the floor. This is quite possibly the only place in Singapore where littering is encouraged.

History

The Singapore Sling, widely regarded as the national drink, was first created in 1915 by Raffles bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. Primarily a gin-based cocktail, the Singapore Sling also contains pineapple juice, lime juice, curaçao and Bénédictine. Giving it the pretty pink hue are grenadine and cherry liqueur. Bartender Ngiam deliberately chose to give the cocktail this rosy colour.

Following the turn of the century in colonial Singapore, Raffles was the gathering place for the community – and Long Bar was the watering hole. It was common to see gentlemen nursing glasses of gin or whisky. Unfortunately for the ladies, etiquette dictated that they could not consume alcohol in public. So, for the sake of modesty, teas and fruit juices were their beverages of choice.

Ever insightful, Ngiam thus saw a niche in the market and decided to create a cocktail that looks like plain fruit juice but is actually infused with gin and liqueurs. The clever bartender made the beverage pink to give it a feminine flair which, together with the use of clear alcohol, led people to think it was a socially acceptable drink for women. With that, the Singapore Sling was born. Needless to say, it became an instant hit.

Exuding a welcoming vibe and surrounded by lush greenery, Raffles Courtyard is the city’s social space in a lushly landscaped alfresco venue at the Raffles Arcade.

This friendly bar and lounge offers guests a garden respite against a colonial architectural backdrop, complete with refreshing shared summer drinks and a selection of Southeast Asian small plates, including authentic Singaporean delights.

Perfect for the all-year-round summery weather in Singapore, this bar is where the city comes to socialize, meet, and spend time at.

Happy Hour Specials

Toast to the end of a work day with $10++ selected house pours, wines and more, available every day from 5pm to 8pm daily.

Hospitality Night

Every Monday, fellow colleagues working in the hospitality industry will enjoy 1-for-1 on certain beverages when they present their name cards.

Love Thy Neighbour

Colleagues working on any of the 4 historical roads surrounding Raffles Hotel Singapore can present their name cards and enjoy 2 complimentary sticks of Satay with their first drink, available daily.

Weekend Brunch

Spend your lazy weekends discovering our all-new brunch menu. Enjoy a selection of fresh patisseries, local delights and a hearty spread of contemporary dishes, exclusively available every Saturday and Sunday, from 9.30am to 3.00pm.

3+1 Promotion

From now till 30 September, enjoy 4 drinks and pay for 3 when you order selected cocktails from our Courtyard Special!

Signature Items

Reminiscent of extravagant parties that were once held in The Grand Lobby, the Raffles Afternoon Tea is perfect for chic celebrations or a light repast with friends.

Design

Indulge in a timeless experience in the restored Grand Lobby of the iconic Raffles Singapore. The grandeur of floor-to-ceiling Victorian pillars, bathed in soft daylight streaming through the skylight… It is a truly refined and unique destination for refreshments.

Amidst this elegant setting, savour finger sandwiches, house-made scones and cakes, and seasonal delicacies – all complemented by a curated collection of exquisite teas and Champagnes.

 

Thematic Afternoon Tea

Journey to America with The New York Afternoon Tea, a specially curated delectable array of savouries, home-baked scones and sweet treats served on a three-tier silver stand. The Big Apple-inspired menu includes Reuben sandwiches, lobster rolls and decadent cheesecake by Executive Pastry Chef Tai Chien Lin. To complete the experience, guests may choose to pair the tea experience with handcrafted cocktails. In line with the Big Apple theme, the refreshing cocktails offered include Manhattan, Cosmopolitan and Bronx, the final touches needed for the perfect afternoon New York getaway.

The New York Afternoon Tea experience is part of its new concept of thematic afternoon tea, taking guests on a journey around the world through the culinary traditions and essence captured in the creative, everchanging menu.  This experience is exclusively available till 13 October 2020.

 

From 14 October onwards, discover the unique charms of Austria with our Vienna Afternoon Tea. Savour an inviting spread of Vienna sandwiches, lobster crostini and rich chocolate Sacher cake amongst other delights inspired by the imperial capital. Exclusively available for a limited period before the journey continues to another exciting city of the world.

All thematic afternoon tea reservations have to be made and indicated at least one day in advance.

 

A Raffles Heritage Evening

Wind down in the evenings with a set menu of local delights inspired by the rich flavours of Singapore’s culinary history with A Raffles Heritage Evening. Be spoilt for choice with the sharing platter including a range of Southeast Asian Tapas such as Singapore Chilli Crab Cake, Spicy Tiger Prawns and Sesame Shrimp Toast, before diving into well-loved local classics Singapore Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice. End the meal on a sweet note with perennial favourites including Chendol, Ondeh-Ondeh or Coconut Bird’s Nest Tartlets.

Complement the evening, with a toast to Singapore with cocktails that are inspired by the rich flavours of Singapore’s culinary history such as Curry Chilli Fizz, a clever concoction of citrus and spices, or Silk-Road, Rye Whiskey accompanied with bitters and pandan syrup.

 

Cuisine

A part of Raffles’ history since 1892, Tiffin Room continues to serve up delectable North Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner, offering authentic specialties served in tiffin boxes, presenting an interactive dining experience with tableside service by chefs, complete with freshly ground spices to enhance the occasion.

Design

The restored interior décor includes reinstating the wooden floorboards in Tiffin Room to bring back features from the early 1900s based on research by our heritage consultants.

 

Tiffin x Thevar Collaboration

Exclusively from 15 to 28 October 2020

Delight in a brilliant Indian culinary experience jointly presented by Tiffin Room and Thevar. Enjoy authentic flavours by Chef Kuldeep Negi juxtaposed with inventive combinations by Chef Mano Thevar. An exclusive menu will be served on the opening evening of 15 October with both Chefs in attendance.

During this promotional period, a limited selection of the regular Tiffin Room a la carte menu will be made available. View the exclusive Tiffin x Thevar menus here.

Signature Dishes

Butcher’s Block is stylishly adorned with cobalt blue hues, complementary dark wood panelling and bold brass furnishing and accents which set the tone for a convivial evening of hedonistic pleasure. The restaurant features a glass cooler aptly named The Vault, displaying fine cuts of meats, next to the Open Kitchen, where guests can watch the chefs preparing and cooking meats to perfection. Adding to the visual appeal is The Library, an exposed wine cellar that houses more than 200 different wine labels, including a good selection of natural wines. For guests who prefer some privacy, two private dining rooms, each seating 8 persons, are available.

 

Weekend Lunch
Every Saturday and Sunday
12.00 to 2.30PM

Pop by with friends and family for a great time with tasty tostadas and wood-fired pizzas made with the same love for wholesome ingredients and BBQ. Live it up with a delicious range of natural wines, beer and cider.

*The Weekend Lunch menu consists exclusively of tostadas and pizzas, in lieu of the regular BBQ a la carte and Carte Blanche menus.

About Chef
With almost two decades of culinary experience, Chef Rémy who is trained in classical Spanish gastronomy heads the kitchen at Butcher’s Block. His favourite method of cooking is the time-honoured craft of wood fire as it requires technical skill and employs a variety of techniques, such as smoking, grilling and slow cooking in embers, to impart distinct flavours and aromas that appeal to one’s primal cravings. “Cooking with different types of wood and charcoal is for me, like using a condiment,” shares Chef Rémy. “The flavours they add to the meats are just simply amazing.”
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Signature Dishes

Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung, one of the most influential chefs in the modern Chinese culinary movement, returns home to Singapore with 藝 yì by Jereme Leung.

Cuisine

藝 yì, which stands for art in the Chinese language, awakens your appetite and senses. Alluding to the fine art of Chinese dining, it references centuries of culinary mastery woven into the intricacies of Chinese cuisine presented in the restaurant.

Featuring artistic adaptations of provincial cuisine from all the different regions of China, Jereme uses single sourced and seasonal ingredients with a contemporary approach to deliver refinement and sincerity.

About Chef
Hong Kong-born Singaporean Master Chef Jereme Leung makes his homecoming with this, his debut restaurant in Singapore. From Cantonese classics to adaptations of China’s ancient delicacies, he showcases authentic gastronomy, exploring the country’s different regions and cultures with a keen focus on single-sourced and seasonal ingredients. "It is not fusion, not ‘east-meets-west’; rather, it is about capturing the essence of provincial ethnic Chinese cuisines. With careful focus being placed on healthy and seasonal food produce, it will create authentic taste profiles that are enhanced by modern culinary techniques.” -- Jereme Leung
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BBR by Alain Ducasse is temporarily closed until further notice. 

Please continue to enjoy the Raffles dining experience at our other restaurants and bars, or with the Raffles Grab & Go takeaway service. Visit www.rafflesgrabandgo.com to learn more.

About Restaurant

In true BBR fashion, your dining experience is accompanied by a lively bar scene that is fun, relaxed and perfect for social gatherings. BBR by Alain Ducasse is a modern, energetic, vibrant and accessible gathering place to meet, exchange and discover the culinary traditions of this region.

The 122-year-old restaurant, which started as a club during British colonial rule, continues to be the social gathering space of choice for travellers and the local community alike. Serving sharing plates and regular-sized dishes, this bar and restaurant is convivial and cosy – the perfect place to meet with friends.

About Chef
Alain Ducasse unveils a new chapter in the history of Raffles Singapore with a fun and casual culinary approach inspired by the European coastal regions along the Mediterranean. Seduced by the flavours of the Mediterranean at a young age, Chef Ducasse reveals the essence of Spain, France and Italy at BBR. "I could not dream of a better location than the landmark Raffles Singapore to bring the Ducasse restaurant experience for the first time to Singapore.” -- Alain Ducasse

Signature Dishes

Design

Located in the Main Building of Raffles Singapore, La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore takes its place of honour at one of the hotel’s most recognised dining spaces. Previously home to Raffles Grill, this signature dining space at Raffles returns carefully restored and refreshed with La Dame de Pic at Raffles Singapore. It is in this beautiful heritage space that patrons are invited to discover the world of Anne-Sophie Pic’s culinary identity which reflects her search for aromatic complexity, combinations of flavours and powerful tastes that evoke emotions.

Cuisine

Be introduced to Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s culinary world and savour delectable creations over lunch at $128++ per guest from Fridays to Sundays, excluding Public Holidays.

Indulge in many exquisite signature creations, including the Berlingots – iconic pasta parcels found in all of Anne-Sophie Pic’s restaurants around the world with unique and slight adaptations to reflect the character of each establishment’s locale. At La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore the incarnation of the signature Berlingots incorporates an Asian touch with a new flavour association using herb of grace, which enhances the Berlingots’ French cheese fondue filling.

The culinary magic continues with desserts such as Anne-Sophie Pic’s signature White Mille-feuille, featuring ginger flower light cream, confit grapefruit and Litsea cubeba emulsion.

Wines

The extensive beverage menu at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore presents an elaborate and diverse collection of pairings to add both intensity and harmony in the delicate art of pairing; consisting of wines, cocktails, whiskies, sakes, teas, coffees, dashi, broths and consommés. The wine list in particular offers a curated selection that leans towards the French regions, with a particular focus on Anne-Sophie Pic’s birthplace, the Rhône Valley. Our sommeliers will also be on hand to enhance your dining experience with a curated wine list that reflects Anne-Sophie’s culinary vision.

About Chef
Like Raffles, the Anne-Sophie Pic family’s culinary heritage spans more than a century. The three-Michelin starred French culinary chef hails from a long line of Michelin-starred chefs, namely her grandfather, André Pic, and father, Jacques Pic. She grew up in her family's restaurant, Maison Pic,in Valence, south-east France, which first garnered three Michelin stars in 1934, under her grandfather. “Like Raffles, the Pic family’s culinary heritage spans more than a century. Just like this beautiful hotel that will become one of our overseas residences, we are storytellers and constant seekers of excellence. Together, we share the vision to provide distinctive experiences to our guests, delivered with innovation that combines both tradition and change.” — Anne-Sophie Pic
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