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Christmas With The Royal Mail – Modern British Dining With A Festive Twist

About The Royal Mail


The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar’s décor takes after a modern British concept, thanks to the restoration of the Ascott Raffles Place, where the restaurant is housed. Besides the building’s facade, a historical touch is preserved in the vintage mail chute that stands to this day.

Updating the building’s 1950s heritage is The Royal Mail’s dining concept that takes after modern British cuisine. This festive season, we took a peek at the 4-Course Set Dinner for 2 ($88++) that The Royal Mail has prepared specially for Christmas.




b2ap3_thumbnail_royal-mail-2.JPGThe salad we started comprised of Seared Scallop & Poached Lobster with Walnuts, Arugula and Sumac Dressing. The scallop was well seared, with springy meat though albeit of taste, but the accompanying greens and dressing provided a good balance.b2ap3_thumbnail_royal-mail-1.JPGNext, we had The Royal Mail Chestnut Soup with Chestnut Crumble, Balsamic & Grissini Breadsticks. The chestnuts are cooked to a paste and are thereafter made into creamy soup, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. I expected it to be really rich and thick but it was surprisingly otherwise, which makes for a super starter.




b2ap3_thumbnail_royal-mail-4.JPGAnd no festive menu is complete without turkey. When people think turkey breast, there have been one too many times when we’ve gotten the dry, poultry slice on our plates. But the Turkey Breast Blanquette with Winter Vegetables and Truffle Cream is one tender, juicy and chewy piece of meat. And you can never go wrong with truffle too! b2ap3_thumbnail_royal-mail-5.JPGHere we have the Duck Leg Confit with Roasted Potato, Green Lentil-scented Mustard and Brown Gravy. The duck was cooked to a golden crisp and the mix of sauces was nothing but exciting.


Must Try: Monkfish Medallion Fillet with Roasted Shallots, Baby Spinach, Porcini Mushroom and Port Wine Sauce


b2ap3_thumbnail_royal-mail-3.JPGIf you saw the monkfish in its natural habitat, you’d think it tastes as bad as it looks. But presented like this, with its white meat was gleaming in the light, you would change your mind. The meat was juicy and firm, a cross between lobster and prawn. I would pass on a steak for this.




b2ap3_thumbnail_Black-Forest-Log-Cake.jpgSource: The Royal Mail

The Royal Mail presents the cutest Black Forest Log Cake I’ve ever seen. The rolled sponge cake is stuffed with Kirsch cream, frosted with Whipped Chocolate Ganache and dressed with baked and candied cherries. The miniature serving isn’t too sweet and serves well enough for one.b2ap3_thumbnail_TRM-Eton-Mess-Copy.jpgSource: The Royal Mail

The Eton Mess is The Royal Mail’s most popular dessert. Looking like heaven in a cup, it is a pretty mess of strawberries, meringue, hazelnut crunch, salted caramel and Devon cream. If you’re avoiding sinful dessert, the abundance of strawberries makes a good alibi.


Must Try: Warm Christmas Pudding


Sticky date pudding is a staple on most dessert menus but this one is not like the others. Somewhat deconstructed, the candied Christmas fruits are separate from the pudding and the warm pudding was Christmas in my mouth from start to finish.


The Verdict


The Royal Mail looks like another fancy place when you walk through its doors, but the main attraction here is what goes on your plate. The menu has plenty of unique dishes worth trying. I would recommend this place for a classy date night. Indulge in a 4-course Christmas Set Dinner ($88++) or Festive Set Lunch (2-course $35++; 3-course $38++).


Getting There


The Royal Mail is located at the lobby of The Ascott Raffles Place, near Raffles Place MRT.

Address: The Ascott Raffles Place Singapore,  Finlayson Green, Singapore 049247
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6.30 am – 10.30 am, 12 noon – 3pm, 6.30pm – 11pm | Sat & Sun 7am – 11am
Phone: 6509 3589

This post was brought to you by The Royal Mail.