Contemporary French at La Dame de Pic
Contemporary French in a fine-dining setting. La Dame de Pic is opened in partnership with esteemed French chef Anne Sophie Pic, who has 7 Michelin stars spread across restaurants in Paris, London, Switzerland, and Valence. Expect a lighter style of French cuisine, with plenty of herbs, spices and flowers used in the food.
Northern Indian cuisine at Tiffin Room
It’s been around since 1892, and has remained an iconic dining destination in Raffles. The Tiffin Room returns post-revamp with a fresh look that includes bringing back the gorgeous hardwood floorboards that featured in the early 1900s. Expect classic, heritage North Indian cuisine like before, presented in tiffin boxes. There’s now a semi-buffet lunch and a la carte dinner, where diners can experience a wide range of flavours across the region — from Rajasthan to Punjab and Lucknow.
Afternoon tea at the Grand Lobby
Raffles’ famed afternoon tea also returns, now hosted at the lobby where you can see and be seen. Indulge in classics like scones, finger sandwiches, tea, and maybe a cheeky spot of Champagne.
Long Bar and Writers Bar
Two of Raffles’ most well-known drinking spots also returns. The Singapore Sling — de riguer at Long Bar — gets a refreshing facelift with better ingredients; while the Writers Bar has expanded to a full drinks programme complete with wines and craft cocktails — perfect for fueling the nights of the next generation of literati.
For something a little more casual outdoors, Raffles Courtyard now offers the chance to lounge outdoors with small, Southeast Asian-inspired bites and a refreshing drink. Meanwhile, there’s Ah Teng’s Cafe, a new addition to the property offering coffee, confectionery, and artisanal ice creams.
Reservations for all F&B outlets can be made by calling 6337-1886; or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Mediterranean grill at BBR by Alain Ducasse
So the story goes that a tiger was once found in the hotel’s Bar & Billiard Room. A different tiger – of gastronomy, that is – now holds court in the same space as BBR by Alain Ducasse opens. The restaurant will be Ducasse’s first Mediterranean grill concept, and will feature a more casual ambience with its open kitchen, sharing plates, and a buzzy bar and lounge. Anchoring the space will be its wood-fired ovens and charcoal grill, where everything from smoked-kissed mains to pizza will be turned out. BBR will also host the return of the notoriously indulgent Raffles Sunday Brunch – so keep those belts loosened.
Refined Chinese classics at Yi
After 17 years spent abroad building a culinary empire, celebrity chef Jereme Leung returns to Singapore (he used to head the Chinese kitchen at Four Seasons Singapore Hotel) with Yi by Jereme Leung, a contemporary Chinese restaurant. Unlike most Asian restaurants given that definition, though, Yi will see no “fusion… or East-meets-West”. Rather, Leung will be offering everything from provincial specialities to Cantonese classics and historical dishes – all refined, rethought with seasonal and healthful produce, via modern culinary techniques.
Opening early September
Meat and wine at Butcher’s Block
For unadulterated, carnivorous indulgence, there’s the Butcher’s Block. Single source meats are on display in a glass chiller, and prepared in an open kitchen in guests’ preferred styles by a “meat specialist”. There’s also a wine library with over 100 labels.
Opening early October