Raffles Courtyard, The Raffles Hotel, Singapore [REVIEW:PHOTOS]

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  1. uggboy
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    July 2015, Our Lunch

    When planning our full day in Singapore we wanted to go to one of our favorite places in the whole of the city.

    We love the Raffles Hotel and surrounding areas.

    [​IMG]|| THE RAFFLES COURTYARD AT THE RAFFLES HOTEL || SINGAPORE || OUR LUNCH || DUB-DXB-KUL-PEN-KUL-SIN-KUL-DXB-DUB || OUR MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE HOLIDAY IN JULY 2015 || by UggBoy UggGirl, on Flickr

    We reserved a few months ahead a table at the Raffles Courtyard.

    When we arrived it was very quiet and only another family with adult/teenaged children was there.

    We were greeted warmly and brought to our table.

    The setting was romantic with lush foliage, wicker furniture, the Bras Basah Wing on one side and the rest of the hotel encircling the courtyard. Birds were singing in the background and we could hear a nearby fountain tinkling.

    Singapore was celebrating 50 years of Independence and there were a lot of special offers available.

    At the Raffles Courtyard it was a 3 course meal for 50 SGD++.

    All items marked on the menu were included. We decided to have it, since it was good value and included many of the dishes we wanted to have anyway.

    We started off with a bottle of Surgiva still water from Italy, a Singapore Sling, which celebrates 100 years in 2015, and a Raffles Indonesia cocktail. Each Raffles around the world has a signature cocktail and they appear on the menu of other properties as well. The drinks were beautifully presented and we enjoyed every sip.

    We were looking forward for our meal to arrive, which was delivered freshly from the show kitchen at the back.

    By the time our starters arrived the restaurant was filling up.

    Our appetizers Gazpacho and Vitello Tonnato. Both were very enjoyable.

    Our main courses were Orecchiette pasta with Burratina cheese, cherry tomatoes and basil and a Chorizo Pizza. We both loved our dishes. They were very sumptuous and full of flavor, but light enough to fit the climate.

    As dessert we had both the same - a scoop of chocolate and hazelnut ice cream, in-house made, from the classic trolley. The ice cream was rich and just the right size.

    Rain and showers are no problem, because every table is covered with a large umbrella. They not only protect from the rain, but also the sun.

    The staff was attentive and friendly. We felt extremely well here at this gorgeous venue.

    The meal took ca. 1.5 hours.

    We paid 202.45 SGD (ca. 132.30 Euro or 142.30 USD).

    Afterwards we felt rested and ready to explore the hotel and Raffles City.

    We enjoyed the atmosphere, meal and surroundings very much, so we would return when we're in Singapore again in our future.

    Would we recommend this restaurant to a friend? YES!
    Would we want to enjoy lunch/dinner at this restaurant again? YES!
     
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    I'm starting to believe you go out of your way to have food that has nothing to do with the local culture/typical food that is served regionally. :D Where's the hawker center reports?

    I fully subscribe to grabbing a Singapore Sling at the Raffles bar. Once is enough for the experience, it isn't that good of drink. What did the Indonesian drink consist of?
     
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    But, but but the photographs are lovely. :)
     
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    In regards to the Raffles Indonesia:

    [​IMG]|| THE RAFFLES COURTYARD AT THE RAFFLES HOTEL || SINGAPORE || OUR LUNCH || DUB-DXB-KUL-PEN-KUL-SIN-KUL-DXB-DUB || OUR MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE HOLIDAY IN JULY 2015 || by UggBoy UggGirl, on Flickr

    We loved our lunch, the Raffles Courtyard was lively, many western and locals enjoyed beautiful Italian cuisine. It's all about mood in our case and eating at the Raffles Courtyard was something we wanted to do on this occasion and yes, we would eat there again. Beautiful Italian food, setting and service right by the fountain at the Raffles Hotel Singapore. :)

    Unlike some others, we love the philosophy of the Raffles, the heritage and lifestyle this incl. the food and the Raffles drinks which incl. the Singapore Sling which also celebrates 100 years this year in 2015, plus Singapore celebrated also 50 years of independence and our meal was part of the SG50 menu and yes, it was very enjoyable. While Italian food isn't particular local, having the setting, seeing the locals eat here and mingle with guests / tourists is one of the joys why it is special to eat here and to enjoy in the heart of Singapore. :)
     
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    Thanks, the food was very lovely too, highly recommended. :)
     
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    Italian food remains one of our favorite cuisines in the world. Interestingly, some of the best Italian cuisine we had outside Italy. Having written this, our own experiences in Italy are still somewhat limited and we hope to travel more in / through Italy in our future. Cheers. :)
     
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