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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 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.

 

Negroni Week 2021

Take your pick from our Bar menu featuring classic Negronis alongside inspired creations.

Exclusively available from 13 to 30 September 2021, receive a stamp when you order a Negroni Week cocktail at Long Bar, Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse, Raffles Courtyard, or Writers Bar.

Visit all 4 bars to complete a set of 4 stamps and be gifted with a bottled Negroni with our compliments.

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.

Negroni Week 2021

Take your pick from our Bar menu featuring classic Negronis alongside inspired creations.

Exclusively available from 13 to 30 September 2021, receive a stamp when you order a Negroni Week cocktail at Long Bar, Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse, Raffles Courtyard, or Writers Bar.

Visit all 4 bars to complete a set of 4 stamps and be gifted with a bottled Negroni with our compliments.

Slingology

Singapore Sling Day marks the launch of Slingology, an exciting monthly showcase of a star-studded lineup of guest bartenders from Singapore’s top cocktail bars presenting their own Singapore Sling-inspired concoctions at Long Bar.

From 5 to 25 SeptemberSlingology presents the second instalment of its stellar line-up with 28 HongKong Street, following the success of Slingology’s debut on Singapore Sling Day in June. An atmospheric local cocktail bar, 28 HongKong Street, strives to retain its flair as a word-of-mouth venue serving creative and funky artisanal cocktails.  

Discover Tokyo Giant, 28 HongKong Street’s trendy rendition of the iconic Singapore Sling featuring a refreshing blend of Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin and Sakura Vermouth. Sip on two signature cocktails from the bar’s repertoire, The Dangerous One and Cornbread as you take in the plantation-inspired décor of the iconic Long BarExclusively on 5 September from 3pm to 8pm, enjoy cocktails shaken by popular bartender Naz Yazhib, of 28 HongKong Street in a special appearance behind the bar. 

The Slingology series will continue to showcase an exciting line-up with award-winning local bars featuring ATLAS from 26 September to 30 October and Potato Head from 31 October to 27 November 2021.  

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

Happy Hour Specials

Toast to the end of a workday 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.

Raffles Courtyard x Citadelle Gin

From now till 31 October 2021, Raffles Courtyard introduces guests to an exclusive collaboration with Citadelle, a multi award-winning French Gin with over 25 years of rich experience. Discover an array of cocktails imbued with ingenuity created by Raffles Courtyard and Citadelle.

Specially on Thursday nights, indulge in Citadelle’s exciting G&T O’clock and enjoy a refreshing glass Gin & Tonic at $10++ from 3.00pm to 10.00pm. Continue the night as the Citadelle Gin cart takes centre stage, ready to shake up your mid-week tipple.

Negroni Week 2021

Take your pick from our Bar menu featuring classic Negronis alongside inspired creations.

Exclusively available from 13 to 30 September 2021, receive a stamp when you order a Negroni Week cocktail at Long Bar, Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse, Raffles Courtyard, or Writers Bar.

Visit all 4 bars to complete a set of 4 stamps and be gifted with a bottled Negroni with our compliments.

 

 

 

 

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

New Orleans Afternoon Tea

Experience the sweet Southern charm and rich flavours of America’s iconic culinary staples, as the thematic Afternoon Tea takes a jaunt to the city of New Orleans, a cultural melting pot home to some of America’s most distinctive cuisine. Exclusively from 1 September to 30 November 2021, feast on traditional savoury fare and sweet treats born out of Louisiana’s Cajun, Creole and French influences.

Tuck into New Orleans’ traditional savoury delights including the quintessential New Orleans Muffaletta Sandwich, a famously hearty New Orleans invention packed with cured meats, provolone cheese, and olive dressing between fresh Italian bread; and the Omni Reuben, a New Orleans-style take on the classic Reuben sandwich with corned beef, roasted beets, swiss cheese, cabbage and toasty, grilled rye bread.

Heighten your teatime indulgence with a unique assortment of delightful, classic New Orleans desserts, such as New Orleans Beignets, a doughy yet crispy pillow of deep-fried fried choux pastry sprinkled with powdered sugar; melt-in-your-mouth Pecan Pralines, a sweet and crumbly candy loaded with toasted pecans; and Chocolate Bread Pudding, a delectable transformation of dried bread into a flavourful chocolatey custard.

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

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.

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.

Signature Dishes

Butcher’s Block is an avant-garde wood-fire dining experience, expressing the elemental affinity and finesse of cooking with wood-fire. Helmed by new 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 in an Open Kitchen setting. In the skilful 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.

Complement the dining experience with over 200 premium labels of wines, including a meticulous selection of natural wines, from The Library. On the weekends, brunch is available offering a stylish selection of comforting favourites in addition to the a la carte menu. Elevate brunch with Sommelier’s Selection, a 90-minute vinous experience of specially handpicked wines for your weekend midday indulgence.

 

Weekend Brunch
Every Saturday and Sunday
11.30am to 2.15pm (last seating)

Pop by with friends and family for a great time over brunch specialties like Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, French Toast with Salted Caramel, Croque Madame with Cheese Fondue, and Crispy Potatoes with Seaweed in addition to the regular a la carte menu.

 

Somm’s Experience
Every Wednesday from now till August 2021

After our successful past editions, the Somm’s Table, an evolving thematic wine experience at Butcher’s Block, journeys on to natural wines.

Be seated at the exclusive sommelier’s table and enjoy personal attention from our sommelier as you discover 4 natural sparkling, white and red wines from Australia, Italy and France, including the 2020 Blind Corner Pet-Nat, 2016 Azienda Agricole COS Rami Bianco, 2017 Mas del Perie & FabienJouvesLa Roque and 2017 Château Le Puy | Cuvée Emilien.

The Somm’s Experience is available every Wednesday from now till August 2021, at a special $88++ per guest, excluding food.

 

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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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 our newly launched Sunday brunch at Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse featuring delectable specialties, including fresh oysters, lobster salad, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and Kristal caviar, and a fine array of Italian cold cuts. These delights are specially curated by Chef de Cuisine Francesco Soletti and exclusively available for Sunday brunch alongside the regular a la carte menu. Enhance the experience with a complementary flow of choice Champagne, Prosecco, wines and selected cocktails.

Negroni Week 2021

Take your pick from our Bar menu featuring classic Negronis alongside inspired creations.

Exclusively available from 13 to 30 September 2021, receive a stamp when you order a Negroni Week cocktail at Long Bar, Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse, Raffles Courtyard, or Writers Bar.

Visit all 4 bars to complete a set of 4 stamps and be gifted with a bottled Negroni with our compliments.

About Chef de Cuisine
Hailing from Italy, Francesco Soletti brings with him over a decade of culinary experience having worked at numerous Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe. Born and raised in a family of farmers with access to fresh produce and homemade ingredients, Francesco’s passion for the world of gastronomy and deep understanding of the importance of ingredients started when he was a child. After graduating with a Diploma in Cooking, he worked in France under the wings of Chef Alain Ducasse at the 3 Michelin-starred Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris Restaurant before moving to cook in Rome, Portugal, Dubai and Tuscany. At Osteria BBR by Alain Ducasse, Francesco draws on his Italian heritage to present produce-driven Italian classics with a contemporary touch.

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 Wednesdays to Saturdays, 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 artichoke puree cooked infused with kaffir lime leaves, and Shiso coulis infused with kaffir lime zest, pine buds and Blue Mountain coffee.

The culinary magic continues with desserts such as Anne-Sophie Pic’s signature White Mille-feuille, featuring rose light cream, hibiscus jelly, Tasmanian peppercorn yoghurt and Tasmanian peppercorn 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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Signature Dishes