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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 graced Raffles Singapore for over a century.

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.

A New Chapter of Drinks Begin

In conjunction with the Raffles Writer’s Residency Programme, Writers Bar presents refreshed menus that comprises creative cocktail blends, inspired by the celebrated novelists who have passed through the hotel’s doors over the years. Revel in these brand-new innovative concoctions created by Beverage Manager Nicholas Alexander, with each range paying tribute to these literary greats and their intriguing personalities.

Discover refreshing highballs inspired by Somerset Maugham; elegant twists of wine cocktails under the Rudyard Kipling section; Joseph Conrad’s showcase of bold spirits concoctions; spirit-forward cocktails in salute to André Malraux and his sharp, multifaceted personage;  a colourful series of negronis, which is a nod to Pablo Neruda; smooth and polished post-dinner cocktails as a toast to Noël Coward’s poised and witty disposition, as well as low-sugar and equally delectable blends of spirits from all over the world, referencing James Michener’s zest for adventure and his celebrated epic novels set in foreign lands. The menu will also feature a newly curated Reserve Classics Collection in honour of Pico Iyer, the first Writer-in-Residence of the Raffles Writer’s Residency programme. This is Writers Bar’s set of decadent offerings with premium spirits that reflects the distinguished charm of the collection’s namesake.

As part of the refreshed menu, a selection of five handcrafted cocktails, specially inspired by the latest and first-ever Singaporean Writer-in-Residence Madeleine Lee’s book of poems, ‘How to Build a Lux Hotel’, will also be available.

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.

 

Happy Hour Specials

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

 

Raffles Courtyard x Don Julio Collaboration 

Journey across the intriguing flavours of sensational Mexican cocktails through our collaboration with Don Julio, the world’s original handcrafted premium tequila.

Exclusively at Raffles Courtyard from 16 April to 16 June 2024, indulge in six expertly curated creations, each inspired by Don Julio’s dedication to artisanal craftsmanship and the rich legacy of agave spirits.

Pair your cocktails with our delectable Southeast Asian small plates for an unforgettable experience.

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.

Citrus Afternoon Tea

Exclusively from 7 June to 4 August 2024, bask in an array of tropical creations each capturing the essence of six distinct citrus varieties, sourced across different countries, spanning from Thailand to Australia.

Tantalise your taste buds through the vibrant and zesty flavours from our Citrus Afternoon Tea. The intriguing combination of each citrus element is thoughtfully curated by our Executive Pastry Chef Tai Chien Lin, elegantly presented on a classic three-tier silver stand.

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.

*Awarded GOLD Winner for Expat Living Reader’s Choice Awards 2023 for ‘Best Afternoon Tea’, under the Wine and Dine category.

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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.

The Chairman’s Room

Nestled in the walls of The Grand Lobby, discover a new private dining enclave specially made for intimate celebrations. This discreet ten-seater dining room plays host to a series of specially curated dining experiences from Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Inspired by Sir Stamford Raffles’ love for botany, The Chairman’s Room is thoughtfully adorned with emerald green hues, complemented with paintings and the original Chandelier previously housed in Sir Stamford Raffles’ Presidential Suite before our second restoration. The Chairman’s Room is encapsulated by warm earth tones; fully embracing Sir Stamford Raffles’ great passion as a naturalist while melding the continuity of Victorian architecture, a signature of Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Delivering a serene space for a dining experience like no other, The Chairman’s Room brings forth a unique destination well-suited for an array of intimate get-togethers and events such as hosting family and cherished ones, birthdays, and celebrations of milestones.

For enquiries and reservations, please contact us at +65 6412 1244 or email us at singapore@raffles.com

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 cooking, fishing, hunting and farming are a part of everyday life, Butcher’s Block showcases his philosophy of whole-animal butchery and zero waste, and his mastery of wood-fire cooking. 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. At Butcher’s Block, take in the sight of specially curated produce proudly showcased in The Larder before watching our chefs transform these ingredients on custom-built ovens and grills in an Open Kitchen setting. Complement the dining experience with over 288 premium labels of wines, including a meticulous selection of natural wines, from The Library.

IMUA Experience
Available for Lunch & Dinner

For the ultimate Butcher’s Block experience, opt for IMUA, a powerful Hawai’ian phrase meaning ‘moving forward with strength and spirit’. IMUA beautifully embodies the culinary mastery and philosophy of Chef Jordan Keao, expressed through wood-fire cooking, whole-animal butchery, and a commitment to zero waste.

Indulge in this signature multi-course dining experience, where you’ll savour Chef Jordan Keao’s iconic favourites. This culinary journey is meticulously crafted with a thoughtfully curated menu, complemented by exclusive off-the-menu creations that spotlight seasonal produce, creating an epic gastronomic adventure.

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

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3-course Set Lunch Menu
Thursdays & Fridays

Relish in a breezy 3-course lunch in style with well-executed wood-fired specialties, complemented by attentive tableside service.

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Father’s Day

Exclusively for Father’s Day, relish a 300g Westholme striploin, which has been carefully aged for 40 days in a special Eagle Rare bourbon whiskey. This exceptional steak is cooked to perfection over wood-fire before being served with a side of salad comprising greens sourced from Butcher’s Block’s very own local farm and moreish crispy potatoes.

 

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 Master Chef 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.

Spring Seasonal Specialties
4 March to 31 May 2024

A medley of seasonal specialities spotlighting the freshly harvested greens of springtime awaits at 藝 yì by Jereme Leung. Look forward to an exceptional menu featuring the finest ingredients the season has to offer, such as herbaceous wild vegetables, and mildly sweet, earthy flavours of spring bamboo shoots, broad beans, lichens, green peas and spring onions.

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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

Design

Located in the Main Building of Raffles Singapore, one Michelin-starred 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 and teas. 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.

Flavours of Spring

Indulge in exceptional new Spring delights and seasonal produce presented by Chef de Cuisine Alexandre Alves Pereira at the one-Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore. Experience renowned Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s signature hallmarks of aromatic complexity and powerful combination of flavours through delectable epicurean creations.

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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