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The Royal Mail Restaurant and Bar Revisited @ Finlayson Green



Special thanks to Jaslyn for the invite!

Royal Mail presents a face-lift in their menu redefining their positioning in our dining landscape as a unique, modern British Cusine dining destination. New starters, mains, sides and desserts were introduced at the recent dinner I attended.

wines

Their wine cellar stands behind the cashier's counter - loving the range!

red

A smooth Spanish red to kick start our session - for the first time ever, I am a fan of red. Roche Nazet 2012, Cabernet Suvignon Pays D'oc. 
 

parmesan puff

Their famous Parmesan Cheese Puffs were served on the house, I remember these addictive little buns that are best eaten warm and of course, without any more lathering of butter.

puffs

Light like choux buns, these little babies were so easy to eat, one, two and then I finally stopped at three. 

octopus

Amuse bouche of octopus - too tender!

foie gras

Pan Seared Foie Gras
Camembert Cheese, Mixed Dried Fruit, Scented Honey-Mustard with Riesling Jus

A thick fatty slab lay most contentedly on the fried camembert, indulgence in one bite. 

lobster

Sous Vide Half Maine Lobster
Japanese Pumpkin, Crispy Jamon Iberico de Bellota, Saffron Beurre Blanc and Port Jus

This was less of a wowzer though with a succulent maine lobster and crispy jamon chip but the japanese pumpkin done too undercooked. 

seabream

Deboned Fish of the Day
Roasted Whole Fish with Grilled Lemon, Garlic Confit and Scallion

The whole sea bass made alot of people smile - fresh fish eaten whole. 

prime rib

Roast Prime Rib: The Classic Cut 280 grams
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Molten Blue Cheese, Pine Nuts, Roast Whole Garlic, Yorkshire Pudding and Veal Jus

drizzle

Be a carnivore or be taken down by this heavy weight. Loved the juicy cut and molten blue cheese dressing. 

short ribs

Beef Short Rib
Barbequed Glaze, Onion Fondue, Sauteed Vegetables

Another that is highly recommended, a rack of short ribs so beautifully barbequed and slapped on with a delicious glaze. 

squid ink

Lobster Linguine
Garlic, Semi Dried Tomatoes, Chilli Oil, Lobster, Squid Ink Espuma

oodles

I was sold on squid ink espuma - they thoughtfully created an espuma to avoid diners ending up with blackened teeth. The espuma was ordinarily tasting but when mixed with the pasta, it was a mamma mia kind of experimental success. The lobster however was missing from the dish, mostly shrivelled up bits tossed around the dish, it could have made a bigger presence with more visible morsels.

duck fat potato

Duck Fat Baby Potato

Never say no to duck fat potatoes, these are the holy grail of any sides.

mushrooms
Casserole of Mushrooms

While everyone was raving about the quail's eggs in this, I thought this just ordinary creamed mushrooms. 

lentils

Braised Green Lentil du Puy

I love lentils and this was really delicious on its own.


Truffle Mashed Potato

Truffle and mash, my greatest weakness next to truffle fries. Buttery smooth, each spoonful was perhaps sin but who cares when it tastes so good!

chestnuts

Sauteed Chestnut and Grapes

This was a mismatch for me, hard chestnuts with raisins, grapes and pinenuts. 

chocolate

Chocolate Fondant
Molten Centre Chocolate Cake served with Tahitian Vanilla Icecream and Freeze Dried Raspberry Chocolate Crumble

chocolate molten

At long last it was dessert time, I was glad to meet Miss Lava, she flowed readily and sealed the night on a sweet high. 

eton mess

Eton Mess
Strawberries, Meringue, Hazelnut Crunch, Salted Caramel, Devon Cream

This has been the restaurant’s signature dessert since its opening, reflecting the strong British influence. I suppose this would resonate better with the folks who grew up with puddings, trifles and the likes of all things jumbled up. I particularly loved the hazelnut crunch and strawberries.

tart

Banoffee Tart
Banana, Toffee, Cream, Salted Caramel Sauce

banoffee tart

I cave into Banoffee the same way I cave into red velvet, the salted caramel sauce was delectable and tart, really crunchy. 

Since the last visit, there are notable differences in menu and of course personal favourites. Do give the Foie Gras, Roast Prime Rib and Chocolate Lava cake a try!

Set lunches are available on weekdays – 2 course ($35), 3 course ($38) with a number of supplements. Kindly check with restaurant with updated menu as it changes as and when.

The Royal Mail Restaurant and Bar
The Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
2 Finlayson Green

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