Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

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European, Italian, Western, Wines
+65 6884 6884
+65 65103068

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Sun: 18:00 - 23:00 (Ristorante & Terrace)

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 15:00 (Bar)

Mon - Sun: 18:00 till late (Bar)

Sat & Sun: 10:00 - 15:00 (Terrace)

$76 based on 108 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (22 votes), Dinner (22 votes), Romance/First Dates (20 votes) ...

Characterised by its colonial architecture since 1918, Alkaff Mansion sits atop Telok Blangah Hill surrounded by lush greeneries and overlooking the unending pastures of a 19-hectare park. Offering an escape from the city, the fine dining restaurant serves up authentic Italian cuisine amidst the soothing atmosphere of a European-styled setting. A pair of ornate fountains, a romantic roofed gazebo, an outdoor terrace and a Grand Marquee on the mansion’s courtyard dot the approximately 97,000 sq ft premise. Alkaff Mansion Ristorante’s offering of a wide range of outdoor and indoor venues ensures to accommodate events of any type and of any scale. Representing the epitome of luxury Italian fine dining, Alkaff Mansion Ristorante promises only the best of a memorable dining experience. 

What others are eating here

Rack of lamb
Rack of lamb
Tiramisu
Tiramisu
Warm octopus salad
Warm octopus salad
Fresh mint panna cotta with mixed berries and raspberry sauce
Fresh mint panna cotta with mixed berries and raspberry sauce
Branzino Al Sale Con Flamma
Branzino Al Sale Con Flamma

Latest Review for Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

Overall RatingBased on 78 reviews
Food/Drink3.5
Value3.2
Ambience4.2
Service3.5
Most helpful review:

One of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Singapore

Food/Drink 4| Value 3| Ambience 5| Service 4
Total Reviews: 34

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One of my favourite restaurant in Singapore, in term of ambiance. The price tag is a little more expensive but it's the perfect place for a romantic date. It’s always a pleasure to visit Alkaff Mansion. Despite the higher-than-average price tag, it’s truly a different dining experience that is reasonable to pay for the extra bucks. There is no pressure to leave right after dining. Grab a patio couch near the outdoor fountain area that’s dimly lit with a tea light and enjoy the rest of the night under the moonlight. This place will always be at the back of my head when my friends ask for recommendation for a classy romantic dinner venue.

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Great food, romantic ambiance, great service

Food/Drink 5| Value 4| Ambience 5| Service 5
Total Review: 1

This was my first time at Alkaff Mansion. I was with my girlfriend for a romantic night out, and the place certainly delivered.
 
 I ordered the salmon cappacio, sliced beef tenderloin and the suckling pig. The beef was tender and absolutely delicious. The pork crisp and juicy.
 
 The only hiccup of the night was when we found a small caterpillar on one of the salads. Upon notifying the servers, they immediately changed the dish for us, and gave us a new table. One of the staff, Kenneth, on noticing that we still felt slightly uneasy about the new salad, brought a dish of cooked vegetables, on the house.
 
 Kudos to them for the great service, I was very impressed.

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A Great Lunch At Alkaff Mansion

Food/Drink 5| Value 5| Ambience 5| Service 5
Total Reviews: 687

This is my first time coming to Alkaff Mansion for lunch, as all of my previous dining experiences here were for dinner.

 

Alkaff Mansion is a colonial style mansion that has been restored to its former glory, with nicely manicured lawns, and a 2 storey mansion where you can dine in opulent old-world ambience.

 

We came here for lunch with some business contacts.

 

Here are the highlights of our meal:

- Sesame crusted tuna. Pan fried blocks of tuna meat sliced to pieces, with a pink rare middle. A nicely-presented appetiser.

 

- Warm octopus salad. Sliced grilled octopus leg, with fresh greens, tomatoes, orange and pine nuts. Dressing is light and refreshing. Absolutely loved the pieces of octopus within.

 

- Branzino Al Sale Con Flamma: Oven baked sea bass in salt served Flambe. Moist and tender fish within. The unveiling. When the skin of the fish is peeled back, the steam rises from the meat. Quite a sight!   - Homemade squid ink tagliatelle with assorted seafood done Cartaccio style. The pasta was wrapped up in a clear plastic wrapper. After it’s presented at the table, the wait staff untie the wrapper and fold the edges around the plate. It’s quite neat! Almost like receiving a birthday present and then unwrapping it to reveal the pasta within! Pasta is nicely done and tasty. The mussels and clams were also fresh and yummy!   - Porcetto Sardinian Style - Slow-cooked Sardinian style suckling pig with roasted potatoes. Really fork tender and tasty. A memorable dish that will stay with me for a long time. Yummy! 

 

- Rack of lamb. Nicely grilled and pink in the middle. You don’t get the overwhelming ‘lamb smell’. Nicely done.

 

To end off the meal, we had some desserts:

- Tiramisu. Nice presentation, with chocolate sticks 'growing' from my Tiramisu. Loved the moist finger biscuits within the lovely mascarpone cream.

 

- Fresh mint panna cotta with mixed berries and raspberry sauce. This dual layered panna cotta has made me a fan. The top of the panna cotta is mint based and the bottom is a traditional panna cotta with vanilla seeds mixed in. so yummy!    A great nostalgic ambience to dine in!   The food quality here is good and it is definitely on my go-to places for Italian food. 

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Historically good - food and ambience

Food/Drink 4| Value 4| Ambience 4| Service 3
Total Reviews: 609

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante occupies this beautiful property restored to the glory of yesteryear, complete with a sleek garden with fountain, as well as open terrace for al fresco dining. This exquisite, award-winning Italian restaurant serves up authentic Italian fare for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches. They started a Grigliata Grill concept lately as well.

The interior is grand, elegant and romantic, complete with dim lighting and large chandeliers, a modern touch to the carefully-restored vintage floorings of the colonial mansion. Tables are well-spaced, and choice of furniture is luxe and comfort combined, making for a good dining experience. Private dining rooms are available as well. Service is a little slow and has room for improvement. Music was also American pop at one point, which was a little odd against the posh Italian settings of this retaurant.

For starters, we had the Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallops (SGD$28.00) with Cauliflower Purée and Avruga Caviar. I needn't describe the popping sensation of the delicious caviar - tiny but robust. The scallops were orgasmic - springy in texture, contracting firmly under the knife and expanding juicily again thereafter, catching the teeth with its delicious flavour.

For mains, *V had the Homemade Veal Ravioli (SGD$28.00) in Alba Truffle Cream Sauce and Porcini Mushrooms. The pockets of minced veal was utterly soft and smooth, melting lusciously in the mouth with the robust, solid truffle cream. The mushrooms added flavour and texture to the creation, bringing it one step closer to heaven.

I chose the Porcini Mushroom Risotto (SGD$28.00) Superfino Aquerello with Thyme. Flavour was distinctive and sapid in an earthly manner, with the aroma piercing the senses sharply; the dish was smooth and creamy - a little too creamy; the risotto became like congee literally.

For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2016/01/dinner-at-alkaff-mansion-ristorante.html

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