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Alkaff Mansion
Price: S$80. Wine: S$48.
This stately mansion, built in the 1920s, is one of Singapore’s best with high ceilings, wooden beams and antique tiles. Its decadent atmosphere is enhanced by great views from the top of the hill over acres of park. Begin in the Verandah Bar for an apéritif and move upstairs for the fabulous Dutch-Indonesian cuisine. There is an 11-dish Rijsttafel Menu (S$60) with dishes like red snapper with pickles or grilled sliced lamb loin with a chilli soy sauce. All served with staff in traditional dress, it is a wonderful way of experiencing this cuisine. The Western Menu includes chicken bouillabaisse and tortellini with anchovies and there also is a four-course Western set menu at lunchtime for S$27.
10 Telok Blangah Green
Telephone: 6415 4888. Fax: 6274 0460.
L’Aigle Dor
Price: S$90. Wine: S$55.
The Art Nouveau interior of L’Aigle Dor creates a classy ambience. One of the top authentic French restaurants in town, the cuisine and service are renowned. Start with chilled angel hair pasta with sea urchins or lentil soup with foie gras. Meat dishes dominate here, such as roasted pigeon with morels, but there is also seafood, a sole and lobster soufflé. Hazelnut parfait and crêpe suzette or poached cherries in red wine with pistachio ice cream are ideal ways to finish off an excellent evening.
Duxton Hotel, 83 Duxton Road
Telephone: 6227 7678. Fax: 6227 1232.
Man Fu Yuan
Price: S$60. Wine: S$62.
This stylish restaurant offers a splendid choice of Cantonese dishes with a unique slant. Starters may include deep-fried lobster and prawn roll in filo pastry, or a barbecue platter with marinated eel and slivers of chicken liver on toast. The shark fin soup is twice-boiled with shark’s bone stock. Pork spare ribs are baked and cooked with a lemon sauce. For dessert, the homemade beancurd with sugary syrup or the hasma with red dates are recommended. Its atmosphere along with its hospitable service merely enhance the finesse of the food.
Hotel Inter-Continental Singapore, 80 Middle Road
Telephone: 6431 1062. Fax: 6431 1139.
Morton’s of Chicago
Price: S$150. Wine: S$80.
This American eatery is best known for its superb, succulent steaks, huge portions and unrivalled service. The atmosphere is plush and intimate, in true gentleman’s club style with huge upholstered seats and Sinatra sounds crooning in the background. Entrées like the Maine lobster, tender crab cakes and baked scallops wrapped in bacon are highly recommended. The house speciality is the porterhouse, a double delight with one side filet mignon and the other New York strip. Apart from huge succulent hunks of US beef, there is a good selection of chicken, fish and seafood mains. The Godiva hot chocolate cake is renowned.

The Oriental Singapore Hotel, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square
Telephone: 6339 3740. Fax: 6337 3763.
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Raffles Grill Price: S$110. Wine: S$80.
This Grill Raffles Hotel’s most exquisite restaurant provides the classic French cuisine and leading services. It has ealier been named as the island’s number one restaurant and the current chef has won Michelin stars. The restaurant's colonial interior is innately elegant, while the food is superb. Pan-seared duck’s liver is the house speciality, other dishes include roasted rack of veal, warm smoked Atlantic salmon and suckling pig with delicious crackling. Customers should finish with a choice of soufflés or the warm bitter chocolate tart.

1 Beach Road
Telephone: 6337 1886. Fax: 6339 7525.
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