The Royal Mail Singapore Review - Places to Date after Work in the CBD

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Royal Mail Singapore Review - Places to Date after Work in the CBD

The Royal Mail is one of the few good places for you to have a dinner date after work in the Central Business District Area (CBD). Yes, there are a ton of F&B around Raffles Place, but if you are looking for a place where you can:

1. Have an impromptu/last-minute lunch/dinner date with your loved ones (Say, you almost forgot your Anniversary or her birthday, you can disguise it as a SURPRISE with a dinner date after work! Crisis adverted!)

2. Have a business meeting/colleagues get-together in a classy ambience without burning a hole in your pocket

3. Have one of the best Miso Black Cod in Singapore

The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar and their newly revamped menu of unique, modern British cuisine dining would be the perfect place for you!

Raffles Place - The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar Ambience


Scallop Carpaccio & Tuna ($26)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Scallop Carpaccio & Tuna

One of their starters is the Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio and lightly-seared Tuna with Capers, Olive, Corriander, Preserved Lemon and Fresh Vegetables Ribbon. Ohhh, the scallops are just love in slices! Sweet and tender, this is one of the best appetiser to start off your evening of British fusion cuisines!

Trio of Tomatoes ($18)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Trio of Tomatoes

The Trio of Tomatoes is a dish containing: Cherry Tomato Confit, Semi-dried Tomato and Fresh Yellow Cherry Tomato with Bocconcini and Pesto. The tomatoes are sweet, juicy and flavourfully soaked, but at $18, I would rather that you go to the supermarket and buy 10 packets of cherry tomatoes yourself.

Seafood Bouillabaisse ($28)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Seafood Bouillabaisse

The Royal Mail Singapore - Seafood Bouillabaisse 2

This is their Seafood Bouillabaisse (because I am all about that bass, boillabaisse) that comes with Red Malabar Snapper, Whole Langoustine and Blue Mussel in allaboutthatbass.. I mean, Bouillabaisse broth. This is how the sea would taste like without the salt - all the flavours from the fish, lobster and mussels are wonderfully captured in this rich broth! Do not be surprised if you thought that you transformed into a fish while having this.


Porcini & Bacon Risotto ($32)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Porcini & Bacon Risotto

Served with Aged Parmesan Cheese, this Porcini & Bacon Risotto has a lovely plating with a black plate, contrasting the bright yellow colours of the risotto and the intricate parmesan cheese flake. However, it tasted pretty one dimensional and the bacon did not come out strongly enough.

Miso Black Cod ($42)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Miso Black Cod

This is their Miso Black Cod with Leek Fondue, Seaweed Butter, Sesame Tuille and Bonito Flakes. Are you ready?





This is a dish that can win awards if it enters a food contest program. Every ingredient that came together in this dish complements the other so well, it just elevates the whole tasting profile of the cod! 

The way to eat this is to firstly, take a bite out of the fragrant sesame tuille. With the sesame flavour spreading in your mouth, enter the main character of this dish: The black cod and the bonito flakes for the soft, smooth and savoury sensations. End the cycle with a spoonful of creamy leek fondue. 

Repeat this cycle until you are in heaven.

Heaven Gif

This Miso Black Cod is a MUST ORDER!

Honey Glazed Kurobuta Pork ($56)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Honey Glazed Kurobuta Pork

The Honey Glazed Kurobuta Pork is served with Mesclun Salad, White Wine Apple and Apple Butter Sauce. The apple butter sauce is a nice addition, but they should focus more on the Kurobuta Pork itself. The meat was towards the dry side and was quite rough to chew. The white wine apple went pretty well with the pork though.

Whole Roasted Japanese Yellow Sea Bream (S$78)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Whole Roasted Japanese Yellow Sea Bream

This yellow sea bream was served with Lemon, Garlic Confit and Scallion. I have no idea how to take a nice photo of a dead fish, seriously. Just like how the photo of the fish turned out in my FYR review, this $78 Whole Roasted Yellow Sea Bream looks unappetising, but I can assure you, the fish meat is a notch above the more common fish varieties, like Dory. The meat does not scatter like a bowl of sand in your mouth, but instead retains it's firmness while you chew. Very satisfying, especially more if you are a fish person.


Enhanced Bergamot Earl Grey Jelly ($15)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Enhanced Bergamot Earl Grey Jelly

The Enhanced Bergamot Earl Grey Jelly contains: Frozen Yogurt, Passionfruit Coulis and Macerated Berries. Unless your yogurt is of Llaollao quality, or if you are able to get Llaollao as your yogurt supplier, it is like shooting yourself in the foot if you include yogurt in your desserts menu, because EVERYONE is just gonna compare your yogurt with Llaollao. (Do check out my Llaollao guide if you haven't)

I expected more from the Earl Grey Jelly, because at $15, I wouldn't want just a 5cm layer of flavoured jelly in a small cup.

Eton Mess ($18)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Eton Mess

Strawberries, Meringue, Hazelnut Crunch, Salted Caramel and Devon Cream make up this Eton Mess, and it was such a delightful mess! The crunch was just so addictive and the meringue and the cream is like eating the sweet shells of macarons - sinful yet blissful. ORDER THIS.

Peanut Butter Jelly ($18)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Peanut Butter Jelly

And ORDER THIS AS WELL! Toasted Brioche, Cranberry Jelly, Chocolate Ganache and Caramelised Banana comes together in this Peanut Butter Jelly dessert. The peanut butter is just... MMMMMMMMM. It's like a peanut butter version of Nutella! Smooth, rich and sweet, made even better chilled, they should really sell their peanut butter in jars!

Also, additonal #evilbeans for the pretty plating and the edible spoon. This dessert will make you crave for breakfast in the morning; it's like a deconstructed peanut butter jelly toast. 

Sticky Date Pudding ($18)

The Royal Mail Singapore - Sticky Date Pudding

Their Sticky Date Pudding is served with Vanilla Brandy Sauce, Vanilla Ice-cream and Walnut Crumble. If you thought it was a lava cake, like everyone of us at the table, well, it wasn't. This is just a solid pudding with no core. The vanilla brandy sauce was too mild, and I couldn't taste any flavours from the pudding. Skip this and get another portion of that Eton Mess or Peanut Butter Jelly instead!

Besides all the 4 desserts available, you can also order their dessert platter at $32, which consists of all four desserts in tasting portions. However, I would STRONGLY advise against this, as it would not be as satisfying as eating the whole dessert itself. Trust the Evilbean's recommendation and go for the Eton Mess and Peanut Butter Jelly. 

And here's an offer you wouldn't want to miss: To celebrate The Royal Mail's 3rd Birthday, they are giving a 20% off their dinner menu every day until 30th May! 

The Royal Mail's 3rd Birthday
20% is huge savings, and there is no better time to try out their food than now! For more information, visit their website at or call them at +65 6509 3589.

Restaurant Rating (out of 5 Evilbeans):

Evilbean's last words/recommendation:
- With a nice classy ambience and interesting British-fusion cuisines located right in the CBD area, The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar is one of the best dating places after work! 
- MUST-ORDER: Scallop Carpaccio & Tuna, Miso Black Cod, Eton Mess, Peanut Butter Jelly

If you are heading down to The Royal Mail because of #1 - aka CRISIS-I-FORGOT-ABOUT-ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY, you can always make a nice save by crafting a invitational letter to your significant other and the message can go something like:

"As the Royal Highness in my heart, you are cordially invited to The Royal Mail for a night of modern British cuisines that will delight my royalty, after your working hours."
Your Prince

I guarantee that you will score yourself lots of brownie points with this and possibly saved yourself from a major adversity that might have resulted in you sleeping on the sofa instead. 

Don't you think you should treat Evilbean to a drink?

The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar - Raffles Place

The Royal Mail Restaurant & Bar 

The Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, 2 Finlayson Green, 
Singapore 049247
Nearest MRT line: Raffles Place Station (Exit I)
Tel: +65 6509 3589
Opening Hours: 

Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm)
Dinner: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:30 pm)

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch: Closed
Dinner: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:30 pm)

Sun & Public Holidays
Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch: Closed
Dinner: Closed

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