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Alexander
INFLUENCER
39 reviews
5.5
11 February 2020
Is this the most expensive surf and turf in Singapore? When I was about six years old, I travelled with my family to Las Angeles, California. The late 1970s was a bit bleak in England, so for a young London lad, my amazement at everything being fabulous and shiny was palpable. One particular thing that I remember is that the swimming pool in the hotel we stayed at was enormous. Like many things, when one grows up one discovers that everything isn’t as it seems - having revisited the place in my 20s I found that the pool was a lap pool - so the size of a large postage stamp! This largely sums up Burger and Lobster at the Raffles Arcade in Singapore’s Raffles Hotel on North Bridge Road. It is a shiny bastion of surf and turf in one of the world’s finest hotels. I enjoyed the New York feel corner booth that we were seated in - this is a fine dining take on an all-American diner - sadly the first impression on walking in is somewhat antiseptic. I was amused when asked if I wanted my martini shaken or stirred - I am not James Bond and a martini should apparently be stirred. So don't ask! The negroni was excellent and served with a BIG ice cube. The cucumber mint smash was balanced, fresh and light...too drinkable, but slightly sweet with a fresh slightly sour aftertaste. There was nothing mind-blowing about any of it though - the house white was also nothing special and slightly astringent. The Original Lobster Roll [$40] was OK and is nouvelle cuisine size. It contains chunks of lobster meat dressed in lemon mayo and served in a toasted brioche roll. There was a good contrast with the slightly chewy lobster and the sweet bun. An elegant brass stand enhanced my presentational eye. I am always sceptical when western restaurants try to take on local favourites so when the Laksa Lobster [$70!] it was a strange brown colour. It was fragrant and earthy - but seventy bucks for a bowl of laksa is seriously taking the piss, frankly. The burger [$28] was again nothing special, but the tasty, tangy sauce complemented the juicy, rich burger -- but then the chilli overwhelmed it all. Not really sure they can justify the price for this either. There are some saving graces: the apple crumble was lava-hot and had a proper English crumble - although it would have been pretty dry without the vanilla sauce. There are better places in town to experience surf and turf - although there are lunch specials which are quite compelling if you fancy a wildly expensive lunch. I was excited when I walked into Burger and Lobster at the Raffles Arcade - full of expectation, but upon closer inspection, it's like the pool in LA - underwhelming.
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John
CONNOISSEUR
28 reviews
7.5
11 January 2020
The new Burger & Lobster is located in Raffles Hotel's famous Arcade, where diners will are able to enjoy a knock-out Burger & Lobster experience served alongside old-school opulence that Raffles Hotel has become hallmarked for. As at all the Burger & Lobster venus, their mission (some say obsession) remains to make the most of quality ingredients – whether that’s the Nebraskan family-farmed beef that goes into the prime burgers, the freshest Atlantic lobsters or the premium spirits for those tempting cocktails. The menu for Burger & Lobster Raffles features some of their all-time favourite dishes, such as our Original Roll, but also showcases a range of brand new never seen before dishes that have been carefully crafted using the freshest ingredients available in order to reflect Singapore's vibrant spirit in our own Burger & Lobster way.
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