Ahead of its reopening scheduled for 1Q2019, Raffles Hotel Singapore has unveiled new dining concepts, including three helmed by celebrity chefs.
Where the 122-year-old Bar & Billiard Room once stood, chef Alain Ducasse will present his first Mediterranean sharing and grill concept in the world, BBR by Alain Ducasse.
In homage to the restaurant’s glory days as a club during British colonial rule, dining will also be accompanied by a lively bar scene.
The new concept will serve sharing plates and regular-sized dishes, as well as feature an open kitchen with charcoal grills and wood-fired pizza ovens.
Three-Michelin-star chef Anne-Sophie Pic will debut her entry into Asia with the opening of La Dame de Pic in the hotel’s dining room in the Main Building. The restaurant will boast “an elaborate and diverse collection of pairings”, using wines, cocktails, whisky, sake, tea, coffee, dashi, broth and consommés.
Marking celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung’s return to Singapore, 兿 yì by Jereme Leung will open on level 3 of the newly restored Raffles Arcade. The restaurant will use single sourced and seasonal ingredients and “create authentic taste profiles enhanced by modern culinary techniques”, Leung said.
The refreshed Raffles Arcade will welcome the Butcher’s Block, which will focus on fine cuts of single sourced meats. The restaurant will also feature communal tables and a wine library housing more than 100 different wine labels.
The hotel will also bring back signature concepts with some enhancements.
For example, Tiffin Room, part of Raffles Hotel Singapore’s history since 1892, will return with a refreshed semi-buffet lunch and a la carte dinner, specialties served in tiffin boxes, tableside service by chefs, and a restored decor.
Home of the Singapore Sling for over a hundred years, the Long Bar’s plantation-inspired décor will be refreshed, and the famous Long Bar counter restored.
Established as a tribute to famous writers that have come through the doors of Raffles Hotel Singapore over the years, Writers Bar will be expanded to a full bar with bespoke craft cocktails, wines and spirits.
The hotel is now in its final phase of restoration and will remained fully closed for a reopening planned for the first quarter of 2019.