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The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar @ Ascott Raffles Place May 9, 2014

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The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place

The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar is housed within the culturally rich Ascott Raffles Place and provides diners with modern British Cuisine dishes.  Helmed by Chef Micail Chepi, he has 16 notable culinary experience under his belt.  In this new edition, the dishes are draw inspiration from cuisine of Singapore’s colonial masters and traditional British cuisines.

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Cheese BunBaked Cheese Bread

Start off with their freshly baked cheese bread that is still warm.  Love the slightly salty cheese hints that makes a delightful fluffy bread.

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Pan Seared Foie GrasPan Seared Foie Gras ($24)

The pan seared foie gras is oozing with goodness although I don’t quite appreciate the stronger taste of camembert cheese.  This starter comes with mixed dried fruit and scented honey-mustard with Riesling Jus.

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Sous Vide Half Maine LobsterSous Vide Half Maine Lobster ($24)

My preference is for this Sous Vide Half Maine Lobster that is set in a delicious, sweet Japanese pumpkin.  The saffron beurre blanc and port jus, together with the Spanish iberico bellota give this starter a unique sweet and salty rendition.

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Platter of SidesPlatter of Sides (starts from $8)

Platter of side dishes gives and added dimension to the main courses.  Pictured are Braised Green Lentil du Puy, Duck Fat Baby Potato and Casserole of Mushrooms.  The Casserole of Mushrooms comes with poached quail eggs and toast brioche.

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Sauteed Chestnut and Grapes (Sides)Side: Sautéed Chestnut & Grapes ($12)

One of the item in their new menu is this new creation of sautéed chestnut & grapes.  I love how the garlic is sautéed to a perfected texture, complemented with apricots, almonds and the blue cheese that add together provide an added dimension to this side.

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Truffle Mashed Potato (Side)Side: Truffle Mashed Potato

Truffle Potato Mash, no need further introduction is one of the best side dish that is thick and creamy and lightly fragrant with truffle oil.

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Deboned Fish of the DayDeboned Fish of the Day ($52)

Guests all exclaimed with delight when the deboned fish was served.  The fish served as a whole just look wonderfully spectacular.  You can tell how immaculate the Chef plan the dish because the lemon was wrapped and tied with red ribbon, so when you squeeze the lemon the seeds does not fall on the fish. Although I am never a fan of garlic, however I finished the entire garlic confit.

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Kurobuta Pork ChopKurobuta Pork Chop ($48)

Very much a fan of pork chop, this simply be one of the best pork chop I ever had.  The decadent pan roasted kurobuta pork chop is served with a caramelised apple and apple jus that breaks any monotony of the pork chop. This definitely is one main course I will sought after in my next visit!

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Roast Prime Rib 280gRoast Prime Beef:  The Classic Cut 280 grams ($58)

One of the signature dish of TRM is the roast prime beef.  Above is the Classic Cut which is 280 grams.  Served with the new side dish of Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Molten Blue Cheese, Pine Nuts, Roast Whole Garlic an Yorkshire Pudding it Veal Jus.  The roast prime beef is still served in 3 sizes: English Cut, 200g ($48) and The Royal Mail, 340g ($68).

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Eton MessEton Mess ($15)

Its dessert time!  This signature dessert since its opening is a perennial favourite amongst its guests.  It also reflects a strong British influence.  The origin of this dessert is named after a famed boarding school in Britian – Eton College, where the dessert is served at the school’s annual cricket game.  The Eton Mess is elegantly presented in a clear glass with strawberries, meringue, hazelnut crunch, salted caramel and devon cream.  What a mess indeed!

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Banoffee TartBanoffee Tart ($13)

My pick for the night is the Banoffee Tart – a creation of banana, toffee and cream served with salted caramel sauce.  The tart have left a strong impression and I love how everything work harmoniously in my palate.  The tart is crunchy and the cream powdered with cocoa.  It is worth to sin with this delectable dessert.

The Royal Mail Ascott Raffles Place Chocolate FondantChocolate Fondant ($18)

The Chocolate Fondant comes with a molten chocolate in its core and served with Tahitian Vanilla Ice-Cream and Freeze-Dried Raspberry Chocolate Crumble.  There is a limited portion available daily so to avoid disappointment, remember to order this dessert early!

Executive set lunches are available at $35 (2-course) and $38 (3-course).  This is a fantastic way to savour these modern British dishes and a splendid and cosy environment without setting back the wallet too much.  Those working in CBD should make reservations for lunch soon!

The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar
2 Finlayson Green
The Ascott Raffles Place
Singapore 049247
Tel: 6509 3589
Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday:
Breakfast: 6.30am to 10.30am
Lunch: 12 noon to 3pm (last order 2.30pm)
Dinner: 6.30pm to 11pm (last order 10.30pm)
Breakfast: 7am to 11am
Lunch: Closed
Dinner: 6.30pm to 11pm (last order at 10.30pm)
Breakfast: 7am to 11am
Closed for lunch and dinner

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