Thursday, 20 February 2014

The Royal Mail, Valentine's Day 2014

Was raking my head for dining during Valentine's Day 2014, and found this small hidden restaurant by recommendation!

In fact, I was surprised having to work in CBD for the past couple of years, and didn't knew the existence of The Royal Mail. Do not be fooled though. Nothing to do with postage and such.. Rather, its focused on satisfying your stomach in a cozy and a little classy type of ambiance!





They had two seatings available, and while we reserved for the second seating, they still allow us to have our slot pushed forward since we were there early :)

Candlelight dinner?



Menus ranging from ala-carte to set menus are available in their website. 5-course Valentine's Day dinner costs $85++ per pax.


We were served this piping hot and soft bread lies somewhat like mashed potato within. Pretty appealing in terms of smell and taste. So much so that we asked for a second serving :P



Amuse Bouche is a term used to describe a single, bite-sized item to excite the tongue of diners!

So what we have here is a chef's creation. Wasn't really sure of this, but it tasted quite ok in my mouth..



First course on menu, Chilled Tomato Consomme, consisting of cherry tomato concasse, tomato caviar, asparagus, brussels sprout leaves and basil. Clear soup was held separately for your own self-serving.

I didn't quite like this soup because of the cold clear soup, and strong taste of tomato!



Starter is the Trio of Fresh Oysters. We were actually quite skeptical in taking in the oysters. Imagine eating the oyster omelette, and we always target the omelette only? Yeah.. but we took the plunge......

Out of the trio, being Pomegrante Gelee, Lemongrass & Chili Gelee, and Lemon & Tabasco, I prefer the third type! Oysters taste all the same, but because the lemon and tabasco are able to cover and lessen the raw fishy taste of oyster, thus this become more enjoyable!



To our mains, we had Seared Duck Breast, with beetroot mash, grapes, mandarin orange segments, and bitter chocolate orange sauce. While I did not have this, the presentation looks simple, yet taste is fairly good.



My main is the Roast Prime Rib, which is an additional $20 cost to the set, with yorkshire pudding, garlic potato mash, buttered peas and creamed corn. I requested for my steak to be cooked rare, and the server was like "are you sure" kind of expression! Well, I tried before, and I quite like it, but apparently most restaurants only serve medium-rare and above :(

I love it! This is how steak should taste like :D For the pudding wise, all you can expect is a dried up pudding type, perhaps? More like a thin piece of bread...





Moving on to the pre dessert, they have the Pink Romance, which is lychee and rose mousseline, macaroon and raspberries. Heads nodded in unison that their macaroon is delicious! Thick and sweet!



Dessert comes next! Passion In Love, which is made of white chocolate and passion fruit pompons, milk chocolate crunchies and passion fruit sauce.

One of the best dessert I ever had! For a start, I am a fan of passionfruit drinks, desserts, and maybe its fruit perhaps. So when I pop one spoon of it into my mouth, I totally love how chocolate collapse upon the crush of my teeth, and revealing the tad sourness of the passionfruit!











Ending with a selection of Coffee/Tea, served with Petit Fours.





Love the ambiance and friendly crew in The Royal Mail. It's not a big-scale type of restaurant, but that makes the crew more focused and attentive to diners who are in need of their service!

Food, not to mentioned, are generally awesome. My favorites are bet on Roast Prime Rib and Passion In Love :) The whole course does not come with an inexpensive price, of course. But I feel that it is worth spending on! Definitely would like to come again!



The Royal Mail

2 Finlayson Green
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
Singapore 049247

Tel: (65) 6509 3589

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 1200 - 1500 hours
                 1830 - 2300 hours
Sat: 0700 - 1100 hours
       1830 - 2300 hours
Sun: 0700 - 1100 hours

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