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The Halia (Raffles Hotel)

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This 100-seater restaurant offers a spacious dining environment decorated by planted foliage, a collection of wood-carved tables and an abundance of daylight that peeks through the restaurant’s French windows.The menu showcases contemporary European cuisine with Asian inspirations at affordable prices and two plate sizes - “small plates” and “big plates”.

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 22:00

Sat, Sun &: 10:00 - 22:00

+65 96391148
$63 based on 23 submissions
Dinner (7 votes), Romance/First Dates (6 votes), After Work (5 votes)
ArcticStar

Rather delicious fusion dishes


Located on Level One of the iconic Raffles Hotel, Halia Restaurant features a strong east-meets-west vibes, in both decoration and their menu. This distinctive restaurant is set in a location easy to spot, and done in a casual chic style of both cultures. The ambience was comfortable, urban chic and a little vintage, making the place almost romantic looking. Anyway, we prowled the menu and debated between various fusion items such as Halia Chilli Crab and Javanese Spiced Lamb Rump , but in the end we didn't order any of these two. We started with a Deep Fried Salt & Chilli Squid (SGD$15.00) - delicious, succulent squid done in dainty pieces, lightly flavored so that the natural sweetness of squid was still detectable. It was lovely, and we were surprised to see it served in a cute dimsum tray. For mains, *Charliez chose the Confit Duck Leg (SGD$34.00) - complete with duck fat potatoes, Brussels sprouts, parsnip puree and cinnamon gravy. The skin was kind of crispy, but the meat could have been more tender. The parsnip puree had an acquired taste that requires getting used to, as well. I had the Lightly-Cured Salmon Fillet (SGD$31.00) - with dried tomato, roast capsicum and basil leaves. I loved my dish. The slices of salmon skin around the plate were salted, and crispy. The salmon fillet itself was soft and tender on top, and the inside was lightly cooked so that the texture held the juicy bounce of sashimi's. For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/dinner-at-halia-raffles-hotel.html  

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  • Chili crab spaghetti4 votes
  • Sous Vide Chicken Leg4 votes
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13 Dec 2014 • 336 reviews • 3 followers

Rather delicious fusion dishes


Located on Level One of the iconic Raffles Hotel, Halia Restaurant features a strong east-meets-west vibes, in both decoration and their menu. This distinctive restaurant is set in a location easy to spot, and done in a casual chic style of both cultures. The ambience was comfortable, urban chic and a little vintage, making the place almost romantic looking. Anyway, we prowled the menu and debated between various fusion items such as Halia Chilli Crab and Javanese Spiced Lamb Rump , but in the end we didn't order any of these two. We started with a Deep Fried Salt & Chilli Squid (SGD$15.00) - delicious, succulent squid done in dainty pieces, lightly flavored so that the natural sweetness of squid was still detectable. It was lovely, and we were surprised to see it served in a cute dimsum tray. For mains, *Charliez chose the Confit Duck Leg (SGD$34.00) - complete with duck fat potatoes, Brussels sprouts, parsnip puree and cinnamon gravy. The skin was kind of crispy, but the meat could have been more tender. The parsnip puree had an acquired taste that requires getting used to, as well. I had the Lightly-Cured Salmon Fillet (SGD$31.00) - with dried tomato, roast capsicum and basil leaves. I loved my dish. The slices of salmon skin around the plate were salted, and crispy. The salmon fillet itself was soft and tender on top, and the inside was lightly cooked so that the texture held the juicy bounce of sashimi's. For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/dinner-at-halia-raffles-hotel.html  
29 Aug 2014 • 153 reviews • 2 followers

Nice ambiance

for pictures: http://hungryinsingapore.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/halia-lunch/

The ambiance here is better than the food in my opinion but maybe you should try the ala carte rather than the lunch set. Still one of the more affordable food options within raffles hotel and the space is nice to hang out, but I did not particularly enjoy the food I ordered to the extent that I will come back for the food. Maybe I will try high tea.
23 Aug 2014 • 27 reviews • 0 follower

Excellence

This is perhaps one of my favorite places in singapore, and definitely one of my favorite places for a fine quality steak. The service is excellent, the steak absolutely delicious with great little touches like the mashed potato, sauces and shallots on top. Drinks are delicious too, my favorite being sailor jerry rum and ginger ale cocktail.


15 Mar 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good food

Its was our anniversary, brought my wife there. She loves it. Our fav was Halia chilli crab & Oriental pulled duck. Dessert Ginger nougat parfait.
13 Jan 2014 • 122 reviews • 7 followers

Peaceful Afternoon tea

For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2014/01/12/halia-afternoon-tea/

Looking for a convenient place to savor a quiet afternoon tea amongst nature? Feeling overwhelmed by the scale and speed of city life? Halia located at the iconic Raffles Hotel is the perfect choice. Nibble on sweet and savory morsels, sip on fragrant Gryphon Tea while enjoying company of friends or a book in this classy establishment.   While I would have loved to visit Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens, my schedule was too packed for me to travel so far. Hence the next appropriate choice was the centrally located branch at Raffles Hotel. Cuisine served here is contemporary European fare with Asian touches, but we didn’t get to sample any as we came just for the afternoon tea service. Upon entering the restaurant, a large tree right in the middle of a wooden carved table wowed me. Décor screams colonial charm while huge window panes allowed plenty of natural light through. Cheerful vibes, friendly service and good food, what more can I ask for? Afternoon tea here is like a garden party, minus the humidity and heat (air-conditioned), glaring sun on the skin and bugs!

Afternoon tea service is available on weekends and public holidays from 3-5.30pm. It comes as a fixed, non-refillable set, priced at $38 per person per set, which includes a drink. Because K and I weren’t  hungry and had dinner appointments in the evening, we ordered one set to share but topped up an additional pot of tea.

Beverage selection is extensive; choose from signature Halia infusion, coffee, black teas, green teas or herbal and fruit infusions. We had Peach Nectar Rooibosh and Turkish Apple. The additional pot of tea was $8 extra.

There were some hits and misses with the food, but they were generally satisfactory.  Good mix of sweet and savory treats too, I must add. Some savories had a touch of luxe, notably the Foie Gras mousse, with rosemary, flaky pastry and red onion jam. Sweet offerings were common; I felt that more thought was put into the savories, which incorporated unique ingredients.

Top Tier:
 -Irish smoked salmon, blini, crème fraiche, caviar. Loved how the tangy and nutty flavors of the crème frachie toned down the smoked salmon’s fishy taste.
 -Grilled Halloumi, smoked avocado, cherry tomato
 -Blue cheese, apricot chutney pickled celery, honey walnut
 -Foie Gras mousse, rosemary, flaky puff pastry, red onion jam. Absolutely gorgeous buttery and flaky pastry.
 -Savory mini muffin was too dry
 -Chicken finger sandwich
 -Freshly baked scone

Bottom Tier:
 -Jam and clotted cream
 -Flourless orange cake with chocolate ganache
 -Macarons
 -Apple rhubarb crumble which was way too sour
 -Lemon meringue tart with chocolate
 -Lemon sponge cake

We had a pleasant afternoon tea experience, plus the peaceful and quiet ambiance is perfect for long conversations. Hope to check out Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens soon