Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat: 19:00 - 22:00
Closed: Sun & PH
An aura of timeless elegance sets the tone for the Hotel's formal dining room. Beautifully restored to its former glory, with French windows overlooking the Palm Court, Raffles Grill captures the true essence of fine dining. A blend of classical and contemporary French cuisine, the menu is light and innovative.
White truffle season is on again at Raffles Grill. Because of the ingredient's limited availability, dishes with Alba white truffle are served for both lunch and dinner only while stocks last. That is also the reason a main portion of this stuffed quail roll with white truffle and black trim petite mushrooms, foie gras, butternut gnocchi and supreme sauce is priced at $88. Every additional gram of white truffle is $19. Talk about living the rich life.
Very posh old world ambiance, quiet good for a Palace Grill, french cook, wine list and of course high end prices, but that is expected. Not a fun place, the day I went there two tables were occupied. The service? Slow, I had the feeling to be lonely in this lovely dining room, so no people watching and plenty of time to read my book between the rare appearances of the waiter. In the lobby, it is quiet amusing to watch the hotel customers, the bird flying around the piano, as for the waiter they seemed to think they are there more for decoration than attending. The famous Bar outside on the first floor? It is not my cup of tea and I don't drink Singapore Sling. It as a touch of a saloon in California in the 1880th, the floor is full of peanuts shells.As far as the service is concerned I rated it 5, because it is one of The Leading Hotels of the World, and I felt more like in a tiny luxury restaurant, service wise.
Altogether overrated. Dinner for 4. Service was officious, bordering on pretentious. Airflown scallops were bland. Beef main course was average at best. Wine was well overpriced. Overall, meal was uninspiring, yet bill came close to SGD1,800. Doesnt even compare to any of MPW's entry-level eateries in London. Pity.