Botanic Restaurant Raffles City is the new restaurant that takes over the space previously occupied by Salt Tapas & Bar. It is a stand-alone restaurant at street level facing the Raffles
The Botanic Restaurant Raffles City is nicely fitted out in a relaxed casual style. In keeping with the Botanic theme, plants are scattered throughout the space.
Botanic Restaurant Raffles City Menu
According to the Botanic Restaurant website, the menu reflects both chef’s travels and learnings throughout the region, a showcase of global influences with Nyonya, Indonesian Thai, Chinese and Mediterranean flavours on a plate. Here are pictures of the menu and a page from the drinks list. It is a convenient place to meet for a drink or two. The daily happy hours from 4 to
What we ate at Botanic Restaurant Raffles City
We selected a total of five dishes. We noticed the Middle Eastern nuances in the dishes. They reminded us somewhat of dining at Artichoke and Fat Prince.
The Free Range Scotch Egg ($15) was fine but we thought that layer of meat wrapping the egg was rather thin.
The Buratta ($22,
We had two larger plates – Harissa spiced Spatchcock ($29) and Grilled Squid ($22). The Spatchcock was a generous portion of grilled chicken served on a bed of various vegetables and sauces. It was the most “value for money” dish that day. The grilled squid was a less substantial dish with pieces of squid topping a shallow serving of rice with squid ink. The taste was ok but the squid was chewy. The chicken was the better dish.
Overall, the new Botanic Restaurant Raffles City is clearly not a run of the mill restaurant. We enjoyed the surprise when each dish was served as we did not know what to expect. If only the service was friendlier, we would have enjoyed our lunch more.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
The Botanic Restaurant Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road
#01-22, Raffles City Shopping Centre
Tel: +65 6837 0995
Opening Hours – Mon-Sun: 12-11pm
Nearby MRT Station: City Hall, Bras Basah
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