Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Royal Mail Bar

Beer by the glass for 5 bucks, and champagne for 10 - in town. There is no reason to not pay a visit to The Royal Mail Bar. Centrally located at Raffles Place, the bar offers a range of one-of-a-kind cocktails and British-inspired tapas on their menu.

With a selection of specialty cocktails, one would definitely be spoilt for choice on what to pick. Point to note that during Happy Hour at The Royal Mail Bar (5pm-8pm), the specialty cocktails go for 10 bucks each. While we did enjoy most of them, our pick of the lot were the Lovestruck Ginny (gin, watermelon juice and mint leaves), as well as the Agent 006 (rum, lychee juice, lime juice and mint leaves) which were very refreshing and easy to drink.

From their bar food menu, the Razor Clams and Squid, served topped with a zesty chill and tomato salsa was delightful both in flavour and texture. It complimented the cocktails and paired nicely with specifically the Agent 006.

Bar food also means having a basket of Straight Cut Chips with delectable truffle mayo on the side to go with your drinks. At The Royal Mail Bar, we were greeted by a generous portion of crispy golden chips tossed with paprika, accompanied with truffle mayo. Really, this needs no further introduction.

For something heavier, our recommendation is to pick out pizzas from their menu. We had a go at the Margherita Pizza, served with a spread of fresh juicy tomatoes. We did however, feel that the thin crust could have been a little more crisp and it could have been more charred at the right places.

That being said, The Royal Mail Bar definitely ranks as one of the places to hangout whether or not after a long day of work, or just catching up with friends. They also feature a live band on some days and are open Monday to Friday, 3pm to 11pm. And if cocktails are tapas aren't your thing, head on up a flight of stairs to the restaurant where more gastronomical delights await you.

The Royal Mail Bar
2 Finlayson Green
The Ascott Raffles Place
Singapore 049247
+65 6509 3589

This was an invited media tasting. 

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