Contemporary British Cuisine at The Royal Mail - Alvinology

Contemporary British Cuisine at The Royal Mail

Contemporary British Cuisine at The Royal Mail - Alvinology

The Royal Mail is a quiet, hidden gem, tucked away on the second floor of the non-descript Ascott Raffles Place serviced apartment building. It is conveniently located in the CBD, but hidden from sight.

I was invited for a tasting sometime back and thoroughly enjoyed the items served. The Royal Mail specialises in contemporary British cuisine, with an emphasis on roasts.

What is contemporary British cuisine? I was thinking about Gordon Ramsay and was probably close.

Here are the items I tried:

SCALLOP CARPACCIO AND TUNA (S$26) - Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio and Lightly-seared Tuna with Capers, Olive, Corriander, Preserved Lemon and Fresh Vegetables Ribbon
Scallop Carpaccio and Tuna (S$26) – Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio and Lightly-seared Tuna with Capers, Olive, Corriander, Preserved Lemon and Fresh Vegetables Ribbon
Trio of Tomatoes (V) (S$18) - Cherry Tomato Confit, Semi-dried Tomato, Fresh Yellow Cherry Tomato with Bocconcini and Pesto
Trio of Tomatoes (V) (S$18) – Cherry Tomato Confit, Semi-dried Tomato, Fresh Yellow Cherry Tomato with Bocconcini and Pesto
Seafood Bouillabaisse (S$28) - Red Malabar Snapper, Whole Langoustine, Blue Mussel in Bouillabaisse Broth
Seafood Bouillabaisse (S$28) – Red Malabar Snapper, Whole Langoustine, Blue Mussel in Bouillabaisse Broth
Honey Glazed Kurobuta Pork (S$56) - with Mesclun Salad, White Wine Apple and Apple Butter Sauce
Honey Glazed Kurobuta Pork (S$56) – with Mesclun Salad, White Wine Apple and Apple Butter Sauce
 I can't get enough of this dish! Look at how beautiful the cut is.
I can’t get enough of this dish! Look at how beautiful the cut is.
Miso Black Cod (S$42) - with Leek Fondue, Seaweed Butter, Sesame Tuille and Bonito Flakes
Miso Black Cod (S$42) – with Leek Fondue, Seaweed Butter, Sesame Tuille and Bonito Flakes
Japanese Yellow Sea Bream (S$78) - specially air-flown from Japan for freshness
Japanese Yellow Sea Bream (S$78) – specially air-flown from Japan for freshness
The eyes are glassy and the flesh is firm, fresh from the sea
The eyes are glassy and the flesh is firm, fresh from the sea
Beautifully roasted garlic
Beautifully roasted garlic
The moist, firm flesh
The moist, firm flesh
Dessert Platter
Dessert Platter
Peanut Butter Jelly (S$18) - Toasted Brioche, Cranberry Jelly, Chocolate Ganache and Caramelised Banana
Peanut Butter Jelly (S$18) – Toasted Brioche, Cranberry Jelly, Chocolate Ganache and Caramelised Banana
Sticky Date Pudding (S$15) - with Vanilla Brandy Sauce, Vanilla Ice-cream
Sticky Date Pudding (S$15) – with Vanilla Brandy Sauce, Vanilla Ice-cream
Eton Mess (S$18) - Strawberries, Meringue, Hazelnut Crunch, Salted Caramel and Devon Cream
Eton Mess (S$18) – Strawberries, Meringue, Hazelnut Crunch, Salted Caramel and Devon Cream
Enhanced Bergamot Earl Grey Jelly (S$15) - with Frozen Yoghurt, Passionfruit Coulis and Macerated Berries
Enhanced Bergamot Earl Grey Jelly (S$15) – with Frozen Yoghurt, Passionfruit Coulis and Macerated Berries

My recommendation is to go for the Honey Glazed Kurobuta Pork and the Seafood Bouillabaisse. Both were crowd-pleasers, especially the Kurobuta pork which I can do with a second or even a third helping!

I am not much of a dessert person as I am not fond of sweet food, but I like the creative take on some of the traditional British desserts like Eton Mess and Sticky Date Pudding. Not bad in taste and they are really pretty to look at.

As you can see, prices are on the steep side at The Royal Mail. However, you are paying for quality – just look at the ingredients used. The chef seems to have a penchant for top notch Japanese ingredients btw.

This is a nice little restaurant for a romantic date or a quiet business meal.

Definitely worth another visit. 🙂

Here's the chef behind all the wonderful creations
Here’s the chef behind all the wonderful creations

The Royal Mail
Ascott Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green
65093589
Mon – Fri: 12:00 – 15:00, 18:30 – 23:00
Sat: 18:30 – 23:00, Sun: 07:00 – 11:00

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