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Raffles Singapore - Writers Bar

Writers Bar

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 adorned with stylishly charming mementos and books, and an alluring chandelier whose many pearls of light shimmer with sophistication.

A tribute to the illustrious authors who have resided at Raffles Singapore, referencing the literary legacy of Raffles, the alluring bar is a sophisticated refuge for intimate conversations over handcrafted tipples.

Drinks

Established as a tribute to the many literary greats who have graced Raffles Hotel Singapore over the century, Writers Bar offers a meticulously curated cocktail experience inspired by the work of the Writer-in-Residence under the Raffles’ Writer’s Residency Programme, which showcases a literary work by an established or aspiring author each year.

Helmed by Head Bartender Nicholas Alexander, Writers Bar currently offers a selection of unique cocktails influenced by the various colourful characters in “The Raffles Affair”, a light-hearted murder mystery set in Raffles Hotel Singapore and written by Vicki Virtue, the current Writer-in-Residence. The bar also offers a refined selection of fine Champagnes, spirits and wines.

Valentine’s Tipples

From 11 to 14 February 2023, express your love with Writers Bar’s specially curated range of Valentine’s tipples, champagnes, and spirits . Toast to a wonderful evening with a charming selection of champagne and special libations inspired by romance. Enhance the occasion with a luxurious tin of caviar accompanied with fine condiments.

Bespoke Signature Cocktails

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.

The Sustainable Singapore Sling

In November 2018, the Singapore Sling returned to the Long Bar following Raffles Hotel Singapore’s two-and-a-half-year restoration. Revitalized with elevated craft ingredients, the iconic cocktail returned with a refreshed taste profile, crafted to suit the modern palate while staying true to its original recipe and heritage.

A little fact about this elevated Singapore Sling is the use of ecoSPIRITS, making it more sustainable and better for our environment. Through our partnership with ecoSPIRITS, the iconic cocktail has become a forerunner for  Raffles Hotel Singapore its move to reducing single-use waste and carbon footprint in four ways:

As we embark on a new journey under the ecoSPIRITS Forest Program, Raffles Hotel Singapore is planting one native tree in the Kalimantan or Sumatran rainforest for every 25 Singapore Slings ordered, leaving a permanent legacy of carbon reduction and reforestation of endangered wild areas. Discover our contribution to these endangered rainforests here.

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.

Valentine’s Day Specials 

From 11 to 14 February, toast to an evening of love in the cosy, lushly landscaped al fresco setting in the heart of Raffles Hotel Singapore as Raffles Courtyard presents three specially concocted and playfully named tipples specially crafted for the occasion. Further indulge your date with a specially curated menu of freshly shucked oyster paired perfectly with a glass of bubbly or rosé.


Happy Hour Specials 

Toast to the end of a workday with $12++ selected house pours, wines, and more, available every day from 5pm to 7pm.


 

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.

Seoul Afternoon Tea

Experience busting Seoul with a unique Afternoon Tea experience at The Grand Lobby. Exclusively from 2 January to 26 March 2023, tuck into toothsome Korean-inspired sweet and savoury spread including Beef Bulgogi Roll, and a delectable array of traditional Korean sweet delights curated by Executive Pastry Chef Tai Chien Lin. These sweet treats are inspired by comforting flavours and familiar ingredients well-loved by locals and visitors of Seoul.

Presented beautifully on a three-tier silver stand, the Seoul Afternoon Tea is served alongside The Grand Lobby’s signature home-made original and raisin scones, complemented perfectly with clotted cream and exquisite strawberry rose jam. Guests may choose to elevate the experience with a choice of “Mariage Frères” loose tea leaves or Raffles custom blended coffee beans.

Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea

From 11 to 14 February, bask in this season of love and indulge in a curated selection of savouries, home-baked scones and delightful sweet treats presented on a classic three-tier silver stand. Revel in a wide assortment of delicacies, including a selection of exquisite finger sandwiches alongside romantic red and pink hued confectioneries like Lychee Raspberry Rose, Lychee Raspberry Choux, Cherry Verrine and Raspberry Bonbon and, complemented with signature home-made scones and an exquisite selection of premium teas.

Raffles Heritage Evening Experience

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 Ondeh-Ondeh and Coconut Bird’s Nest Tartlets.

Available daily from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

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.

Valentine’s Day Menu

From 11 to 14 February, romance your significant other with a sensational selection of North Indian delights showcasing exquisitely prepared ingredients elevated with a finely-tuned assortment of freshly-ground spices. Relish a memorable evening amidst antique decorative tiffin boxes and signature white marble columns at one of Singapore’s oldest North Indian restaurant.

 

Butcher’s Block is an avant-garde wood-fire dining experience, expressing the elemental affinity and finesse of cooking with wood-fire. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Jordan Keao, who was born and raised in Hawaii where cookingfishing, hunting and farming are a part of everyday life, it exhibits the highest quality of produce, meats and seafood sourced from around the world translated through fire.

At Butcher’s Block, take in the sight of specially curated produce proudly showcased in The Vault before watching our chefs transform these ingredients on custom-built ovens and grills inan Open Kitchen setting. In the skillful hands of the Chefs, each dish is ingeniously transformed by wood fire through embracing the variety of nuances that fire offers, adding exceptional dimensions of appeal and enticing the senses. From smoking with wood or dried herbs, slow roasting, high heat grilling, burying ingredients with embers, to grilling in baskets directly over embers and hanging ingredients over the coals, discover the wonderful depth of flavours that only pure wood fire can forge.

For the definitive Butcher’s Block experience, opt for Tour De Force, a signature multi-course dining experience showcasing an exceptionally curated menu by Chef Jordan Keao. Savour iconic favourites as well as off-the-menu creations spotlighting seasonal produce in an epic gastronomic journey.

For groups of 6 to 10 guests, indulge in the newly-launched Chef’s Table, a heightened avant-garde communal wood-fired dining experience showcasing special cuts of meats and whole fish, elevated by Chef Jordan’s dedicated tableside presentation and passionate commitment to food sustainability to bring the freshest farm-to-table ingredients for an ultimate epicurean experience.

Complement the dining experience with over 288 premium labels of wines, including a meticulous selection of natural wines, from The Library.

Valentine’s Tour de Force

From 11 to 14 February, celebrate Valentine’s with a stunning limited-time Tour De Force menu presented by Chef de Cuisine Jordan Keao amidst rock tunes and a stylishly fashioned restaurant interior. Delight in a multi-course epicurean extravaganza spotlighting wonderful produce masterfully transformed by wood-fire.

About Chef
Having worked in top restaurants across the United States’ diverse culinary landscape, Jordan Keao brings with him close to two decades of culinary experience. Born and raised in Hawaii, where cooking, fishing, hunting and farming are a part of everyday life, his passion for wood-fire cooking was sparked by his childhood years in the kitchen, where he built fires and helped his mother prepare dishes for dinner. A former restauranteur himself, Jordan previously created Aina in San Francisco as a modern Hawaiian pop-up, and contributed to its evolution into an award-winning full service establishment that has been featured in international media such as the New York Times and Michelin’s Bib Gourmand guide. In his role as Chef de Cuisine at Butcher’s Block, Jordan draws on his Hawaiian heritage and deep passion for cooking with wood to present an avant-garde wood-fire dining experience, expressing the elemental affinity and finesse of cooking with wood-fire.

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.

Selected dishes are available for delivery or takeaway on Raffles Grab & Go, offering the option to enjoy the menu in the comfort of home.

 

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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Signature Dishes

For more than 25 years, Alain Ducasse has worked to express the myriad of flavours from Continental Europe, especially Italy by combining the regional traditions of this land with gastronomic expertise that convey a tangible sense of terroir while supporting indigenous artisans. The seasonal produce, climate and warmth of the Italian people embody the imaginative ‘art de vivre’ so dear to Alain Ducasse. With a passion he has cultivated for the Italian Riviera, originating from Nice where his memory of taste began, all the way to the coast of Genoa where his discoveries and gourmet memories have inspired him. Through exploring the lively markets and partaking in local conversations, Alain Ducasse has experienced the quintessence of aromas, tastes and the beauty of the Italian culture encompassed in his recipes and his ways of doing things.

Through OSTERIA BBR by Alain Ducasse, this sense of quintessential Italy is presented in an ambience that is fun and relaxed, using an authentic culinary approach, prepared with locally and regionally sourced produce and heightened with unsurpassed native ingredients of Italy.

Offering a myriad of different dining and bar experiences every day, this concept reflects Alain Ducasse’s experiences and stories. It is modern, energetic, vibrant and accessible – a gathering place to meet, exchange and discover. OSTERIA BBR by Alain Ducasse is Singapore’s latest social space, thrilling the senses of local residents to celebrate and enjoy at while offering an inspirational spot for global travellers when they return to the city.

Sunday Brunch

Relish an indulgent Sunday brunch at Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse with a 120-minute free-flowing epicurean experience featuring delectable Italian delights alongside curated Champagne, wines and cocktails. Savour specialties including fresh oysters, burrata, lobster, scrambled eggs with sea urchin and caviar, freshly made pasta and a fine array of Italian cold cuts and artisanal cheeses.

Valentine’s Day Menu

On 14 February, relish a specially-curated Valentine’s Day dining experience featuring the vivid flavours of the Italian Riviera presented at a historic locale that effortlessly combines heritage with contemporary design. Complement the memorable evening with two delectable handcrafted cocktails created just for this season of love.

 

About Chef Consultant
Alain Ducasse, who has 32 restaurants in 9 countries, is one of the most renowned and influential chefs of his generation. With an incredible 20 Michelin stars to his name, he has influenced the food service and hospitality industry wherever in the world he has chosen to establish operations. As a chef, Ducasse is known for his commitment to innovation, attention to detail, and dedication to quality and technique. He is also meticulous in recruiting and training his teams to offer the same level of excellence, quality and service across all his establishments. His culinary philosophy highlights the authentic taste of excellent, natural and sustainable produce, while paying tribute to its local origins.

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 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 and White Mille-feuille incorporate inventive local and Asian touches with a flourish.

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.

Valentine’s Day Specials

Delight your loved ones with a romantic treat at one-Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore. Partake in an exquisite 6-course Valentine’s gastronomic experience showcasing the culinary hallmarks of Chef Anne-Sophie Pic at one of Singapore’s most romantic restaurants.

Available for lunch and dinner on 10 & 11 February 2023
Available for dinner on 14 February 2023

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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Signature Dishes