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Contemporary British Cuisine at The Royal Mail

Contemporary British Cuisine at The Royal Mail

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!

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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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