The Royal Mail @ The Ascott | Raffles Place, Singapore

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar is home to contemporary British cuisines and they have introduced its refreshed a la carte dinner menu features dishes that are fit for royalty. The restaurant is a 60-seater establishment housed within the historical and culturally rich Ascott Raffles Place and serves modern interpretations of Classic British Cuisine where Roasts and Prime Rib take centre stage. The Royal Mail offers a superior and value-for-money dining experience for its customers, and has been driven by an aspiration to deliver delicate dishes that exemplify quality and creativity.

In celebration of The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar 3rd Anniversary, they are giving you 20% off their revamped ala carte dinner menu till 31 May 2015!



Usually for fine dining settings, they will start by serving you bread and butter for a light start. And I have to admit I my mind was blown with this Gruyere Cheese Bread, it's like an aromatherapy to my soul, this photo simply do not do justice to how good this is! Soft and moist centered, filled with cheese and black pepper, giving you the hint of peppery spice.

For starters, delight in Trio of Tomatoes [$18] - cherry tomato confit, semi-dried tomato, fresh yellow tomato with bocconcini and pesto. Refreshing dish to kickstart the meal, it may seems like the price is slight too steep for a plate of tomatoes but do bare in mind it's fine dining.

Scallop Carpaccio and Tuna [$26] - Hokkaido scallop carpaccio and lightly-seared tuna accompanied by capers, olive, coriander, preserved lemon and fresh vegetables ribbon to up the indulgence level. I love the scallop over the tuna, both are equally fresh and air flown from Japan.

The flavourful stew Seafood Bouillabaisse [$28] - boasts a bright tangy broth brimming with seafood goodness. The red malabar snapper, langoustine and blue mussel are the marquee ingredients where the flavours come together to make the dish a tour de force. The tangy broth is filled with the seafood goodness therefore it will leave you with a strong aftertaste, best paired with a glass of wine to clear the palate. Thumbs up to the fresh and succulent langoustine (a type of large prawn), taste alike to lobster too. 

The mains and roasts of the menu also see exciting additions such as Honey Glazed Kurobuta Pork [$56] - paired with mesclun salad, white wine apple and apple butter sauce. This ain't your normal pork chop haa! The apple butter sauce drizzle over the fatty pork is like the best combination, if it gets a little too fatty, the apple infused in white wine helps to cleanse the palate. One of my favourite mains at The Royal Mail.

Porcini and Bacon Risotto [$32] - rich and creamy texture with aged parmesan cheese.

Miso Black Cod [$42] - with leek fondue, seaweed butter, sesame tuille and bonito flakes. Cod has always be favourite besides Salmon, because they are always so soft and tender, and they does not have the fishy taste. The miso brings a slight saltness to sweet cod, a matchmake in heaven.

Roasted Japanese Yellow Sea Bream [$72] - with lemon, garlic confit and scallion, and serves 1 to 2 persons. This fish is air flown from Japan daily and allows diners to relish in the intense flavour and subtle nuances of freshwater sweetness. 

Other fish selection includes Barramudi [$54] and Red Malabar Snapper [$62].

Life is always sweeter when you end your meal with desserts. A Dessert Platter [$32] - a deconstructed combination of four dessert, entirely decided by the Chef thus it varies daily.

Peanut Butter Jelly [$18] - comes with toasted brioche, cranberry jelly, caramelised banana and deftly topped off with chocolate ganache. Definitely something different but is slightly too much and complicated for a dessert. I ate it separately and it tasted like peanut butter and jam on scone haa.

You may think this is a lava cake, think again. Introducing the Sticky Date Pudding [$18] - a date-studded offering capped off with vanilla brandy sauce, vanilla ice cream and walnut crumble. One of the better sticky date I have tasted! Moist and slight chewy sponge texture, the way I like it.

Eton Mess [$18] - filled with strawberries, meringue, hazelnut crunch, salted caramel and devon cream. It is one of The Royal Mail's signature dessert. Some may like it, some may not, but it is worth trying.

Amongst all, the classic earl grey tea takes a dessert variation in the invigorating Enhanced Bergamot Earl Grey Jelly [$15] - enlivening this dessert is frozen yoghurt, passionfruit coulis and macerated berries. I could not get enough of this! Sweet and sour, it is like a party on my palate :)


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The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar 
The Ascott,
Raffles Place Singapore,
2 Finlayson Green,
Singapore 049247

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: 12pm - 3pm (L.O. 2:30pm)
Dinner: 6:30pm - 11pm (L.O. 10:30pm)

Sat:
Breakfast: 7am - 11am
Lunch: Closed
Dinner: 6:30pm - 11pm (L.O. 10:30pm)

Sun & PH:
Breakfast: 7am - 11am
Lunch & Dinner: Closed

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