The Place Long Bar Steakhouse at Raffles Hotel has always been touted as one of the best steakhouses in Singapore, so you can pretty much imagine my excitement to finally have the opportunity to check out this restaurant within one of the most iconic hotels in Singapore.
For a limited time only, Longbar’s Steakhouse is running a Tomahawk Steak Special, where the restaurant has specially flown in the grain-fed tomahawk from Australia. The 1.7kg and two inches thick tomahawk has been specially chosen by its Chef de Cuisine Kenny Chung to be included on its premium list of prime cuts on the menu, from the 5th of October for about a month, while supply lasts.
The Food For starters, we had the Long Bar Steak House Sampler ($48), a trio of the Dungeness Crab Cake, Seared Scallop and Scottish Smoked Salmon. My favourite was the Dungeness Crab Cake, filled with generous fillings and the flavours of the curried celeriac remoulade was so intense. The Seared Scallop also scored high with me for its presentation, with a contrasting vivid green hue to the scallops from the green pea risotto micro cress.
On to the highlight of the night, we were in awe when the raw tomahawk was presented before us by Chef Kenny.
The kitchen at Longbar Steakhouse is quite open, where we get to witness all the grilling action. I always think that if the quality of the steak is good, minimal seasoning is needed to bring out its flavours. The tomahawk was simply seasoned with salt and pepper, then grilled on each side. The recommended doneness is medium-rare, which is also my preferred doneness. The steak was no doubt succulent, with a crispy outer crust from the convection technique of the chef to ensure the crust was evenly cooked. The 1.7kg Tomahawk Steak is priced at $265++, and feeds about two to three diners.
I will recommend some sides to go along with the steak, such as the Sautéed Broccolini ($9 per portion) and the French Fries with Truffle Salt ($9 per portion). The best part was the truffle sauce, which was so addictive with the fries. I rarely come across broccolini, which was surprisingly nice despite the fact I am no fan of broccoli.
No meal is complete without desserts. We had the Cheese Cake with mixed berries and raspberry sorbet. The cheese cake was very dense, but I much enjoyed the palate cleansing raspberry sorbet more after a heavy meal.
Rants Be prepared to spend at least $100 per person here. Good quality food comes with a price tag, unfortunately.
Will I Return Again? Let’s face it, Long Bar Steakhouse is not cheap but good steak houses are hard to come by in Singapore. This is one steak specialty restaurant I will save to come on special occasions, or a special theme by the restaurant like the Tomahawk Steak Special this time. But there is no doubt after my meal that Long Bar Steakhouse is one of the best steakhouses in Singapore at the moment.
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Taste bud: 4.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4.5/5
Overall Experience: 4.5/5
Long Bar Steakhouse
Raffles Hotel #02-00, 1 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6412 1816
Thursdays to Mondays: 6.00 PM – 10.30 PM
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Ranted by The Ranter