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Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

The Raffles Singapore is a celebrated culinary destination with its five distinctive restaurants and two sophisticated bars. A number of international celebrity chefs call the Raffles Singapore home, concocting a brilliant array of Asian and European meals. The mouthwatering options available to guests are practically endless! Come savor the colorful flavors at any one of the Raffles Singapore’s magnificent eateries!

Restaurants and Bars Available:

Butcher’s Block
Butcher’s Block is stylishly adorned with cobalt blue hues, complementary dark wood paneling 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 are available. Pop by with friends and family for a great time with Butcher's Block weekend lunch-only specials of tasty tostadas, fried chicken and garum cheeseburger made with the same love for wholesome ingredients and BBQ. Live it up with a delicious range of natural wines, beer and cider. A selection of dishes from Butcher’s Block dinner a la carte menu is also now available for weekend lunch.

La Dame de Pic
Discover the world of Anne-Sophie’s culinary identity with La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore. One of the world’s top female chefs with three Michelin stars, Anne-Sophie debuts her entry into Asia with the restaurant, which reflects her search for aromatic complexity, combinations of flavors and powerful tastes that evoke emotions. Located in the hotel’s dining room at the Main Building, the contemporary chic restaurant is beautifully designed with a graceful and soft palette that is reminiscent of Anne-Sophie’s favorite colors and materials: pastel shades and natural decorative elements such as leather or wood. As a third-generation Michelin starred chef, Anne-Sophie Pic is following in the footsteps of her grandfather and father, perfectly reflecting Raffles Singapore’s rich heritage.

Be introduced to Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s culinary world and savor delectable creations over lunch around $128 per guest from Fridays to Sundays, excluding Public Holidays. The drinks menu presents an elaborate and diverse collection of pairings to add both intensity and harmony in the delicate art of tasting; consisting of wines, cocktails, whisky, sake, tea, coffee, dashi, broth and consommés. The wine list in particular offers a wide international base that leans towards the French regions, with a particular focus on Anne-Sophie’s birthplace, the Rhône Valley. Guests are welcome to bring one bottle of wine of their own and enjoy complimentary corkage when they purchase a bottle of wine at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore. Sommeliers will also be on hand to enhance the dining experience with a curated wine list that reflects Anne-Sophie's culinary vision.

OSTERIA BBR by Alan Ducasse
For more than 25 years, Alain Ducasse has worked to express the myriad of flavors 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 travelers when they return to the city.

The Grand Lobby
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. Indulge in a luxurious 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, savor finger sandwiches, house-made scones and cakes, and seasonal delicacies – all complemented by a curated collection of exquisite teas and Champagnes.

Then wind down in the evenings with a set menu of local delights inspired by the rich flavors 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 favorites 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 flavors 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.

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

Yì by Jereme Leung
Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung, one of the most influential chefs in the modern Chinese culinary movement, returns home to Singapore with Yì by Jereme Leung. Yì, which stands for art in the Chinese language, awakens the 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. From adaptations of China’s ancient delicacies to Chinese classics, Jereme will be using single sourced and seasonal ingredients with a contemporary approach to deliver refinement and sincerity. Designed with modern sophisticated detailing, the restaurant features a soft white palette. Explore an immersive multi-sensory dining experience in the Experience Room with poetic dishes curated to evoke all five senses.

Long Bar
The historic Long Bar is the home of the iconic Singapore Sling. The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs. 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-story Long Bar is inspired by Malayan life in the 1920s. The deep, rich colors 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.

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 color. 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.

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

Raffles Courtyard
Tropically nestled amid the swaying palms and white majestic arches, Raffles Courtyard exudes a welcoming vibe, inviting one into its lushly landscaped alfresco courtyard at the Raffles Arcade. The friendly bar where the city comes to socialize, Raffles Courtyard will offer refreshing cold drinks and cocktails, perfect for the all-year-round summery weather in Singapore.

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