One of only three in the world, Cafe Leitz is situated within the premise of Leica Store at Raffles Hotel and the “Leica cafe” is the perfect haven for photography aficionados to experience Leica over a fresh brew of coffee and a serving of exquisitely crafted cakes and confectionery.
Sip on your brew as you marvel at the works of master photographers that adorn the Leica Galerie. Experience Leica like never before, today.
Patrons can look forward to exquisite specialty coffee and designer cakes at the newly launched Cafe Leitz.
The historic Long Bar of Raffles Hotel returns fully restored and continues its proud tradition as the Home of the Singapore Sling.
The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs. Long Bar was located at Cad’s Alley in the early 1900s. At a time when improved rail and road systems brought rubber and palm oil plantation owners over to Singapore from Malaya every weekend, it was known as the ‘Rendezvous of Planters’. Not a formal bar, but rather tables placed next to another facing Bras Basah Road, it was a vantage point from which male visitors surveyed the procession of ladies.
The earthy decor of the two-storey Long Bar is inspired by Malayan life in the 1920s. The deep, rich colours and lush greenery transport patrons to the edge of a tropical plantation. In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere, guests are invited to brush peanut shells off the table and bar counter to the floor. This is quite possibly the only place in Singapore where littering is encouraged!
The Singapore Sling, widely regarded as the national drink, was first created in 1915 by Raffles bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. Primarily a gin-based cocktail, the Singapore Sling also contains pineapple juice, lime juice, curaçao and Bénédictine. Giving it the pretty pink hue are grenadine and cherry liqueur. Bartender Ngiam deliberately chose to give the cocktail this rosy colour.
Swing by the newly-reopened Long Bar for your glass of Singapore Sling today.
In the meantime, you can also say hello to your loved ones with a lovely Raffles Hotel - Singapore Sling digital postcard here.
Raffles Singapore is currently closed for restoration with a planned reopening at the end of 2018. The iconic hotel recently unveiled its new line-up of dining experiences, which combine the hotel’s much-loved culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by renowned celebrity chefs. Each dining concept promises to tantalise the senses and has been carefully selected to enhance the famed ‘Raffles Experience’ for the local community and the discerning travellers.
Bar & Billiard Room returns with a new concept by acclaimed Ducasse Paris, who will be presenting his first Mediterranean sharing and grill concept in the world, titled BBR by alain ducasse.
Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the world’s top female chefs with three Michelin stars, debuts her entry into Asia with gourmet French cuisine at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore.
Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung marks his homecoming to Singapore with å…¿ yì by Jereme Leung. å…¿ yì, which stands for art in the Chinese language, alludes to the fine art of Chinese dining. Savour modern yet authentic cuisine from Cantonese classics to adaptations of China’s ancient delicacies.
Signature dining experiences Tiffin Room, Long Bar, The Lobby, Writers Bar, Raffles Courtyard and Ah Teng’s Café make a comeback, incorporating subtle tributes to the hotel’s rich heritage.
Read more about this official announcement by the hotel here.
Mr Punch Public House is a gastropub serving up an eclectic sharing menu alongside a selection of whiskies, beers, wines and cocktails.
Mr Punch is best known for his work in the puppet show, ’Punch and Judy’. The gastropub, Mr Punch Public House, is a re-imagination of the countless summers Mr Punch spent touring the streets and beaches of the world with the cast and crew members of ‘Punch & Judy’. It is a nostalgic celebration of good food, better company & plentiful drinking.
Mr Punch Public House serves up an eclectic sharing menu, mixing together global influences in unexpected combinations. Highlights from the menu include Iberico Presa Steak and Charred Squid & Tobiko. A variety of whiskies, wines and beers are also available in addition to a wide range of cocktails. Along with the space’s kitsch décor, all this offers guests an unconventional and unique dining experience.
Once a billiard hall, Bar & Billiard Room is today a bar that offers some 400 hand-selected whiskies, with many limited editions and labels imported just for this establishment. Among them include ones from Scotland, Japan and the US. Lending its influence to the cocktail menu, the single malts have also gone on to inspire whisky-based beverages.
On Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz performances offer a touch of old world glamour to the setting. Come Sunday, the champagne is popped and becomes an invaluable addition to the buffet brunch. Expect a spread featuring fresh seafood, cold cuts and signature carving favourites.
Regarded as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, Bar & Billiard Room is an institution within Raffles Singapore. It occupies a standalone building built in 1896, and was the first in the country to have a lady bartender stirring up a storm in the 1920s. Inside, chandeliers hang elegantly from the high ceiling, illuminating floor tiles which are replicas of the original. One of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century can be found there, where guests are welcomed to play a round or two. Picture windows look out to the surrounding thick foliage, interrupted by elegant cast-iron frames that compose the terrace.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has opened a spectacular new wines and spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 .
At 11,400 square feet across two floors, the store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco. The opening of the store marks a milestone in DFS’ leadership and innovation in retail, and the realization of a new vision for retail at Changi Airport.
Designed by Masamichi Katayama, the award-winning interior designer and founder of design firm Wonderwall, the store showcases the luxury retailer’s full assortment of wines, spirits and tobacco in a visually dramatic store environment and façade inspired by flowing water and undulating shapes. Within the store, warm and modern design elements accentuated by a double-height atrium measuring over eight meters high provides an inviting shopping and tasting environment for travellers.
Amongst the store’s most innovative features are expanded common areas designed especially for lifestyle and cultural experiences. This includes a Raffles Long Bar – in collaboration with one of Singapore’s most historical landmarks, the Raffles Hotel - the ground-floor atrium tasting bars and a private lounge. The Long Bar will serve its famed cocktail invention, the original Singapore Sling. These common areas also provide space for guided tastings and a monthly program of exciting and interactive activities, featuring master classes for cocktail mixology, bartending and hosting at home.
In the new duplex store, DFS also introduces Changi’s first branded boutiques for wines and spirits, situated on the second floor. Nine brands – Absolut, Dom Pérignon, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, Martell, and Penfolds – will showcase their heritage and their finest products within individually-designed boutiques, from the travel trunk-inspired Johnnie Walker House to the Glenfiddich boutique’s cellar and cask design. The store will also host visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors throughout the year, and unveil worldwide product launches for these nine brands.