Cafe Mosaic, Carlton Hotel Singapore

Cafe Mosaic

Buffet restaurants are aplenty, and we will never fall short of choices. Fresh seafood, pots of hot soup, salad bars and bread counters, ala minute stations, daily roast… there is always something to get excited about, but not all buffets are created equal. Cafe Mosaic is a humble outlet at Carlton Hotel Singapore that sees a stable crowd every day, and it is only understandable why patrons pledge their loyalty.

For one, the menu rotates and you can always expect surprises from the chef even if you go seven consecutive days a week. The breads are freshly baked in-house daily, and they make a hearty start to your meal. We also loved the plump and juicy mussels at the fresh seafood station, we lost count of the number of bowls of double boiled Cantonese soup we had, and we couldn’t have enough of the cold appetisers.

Main courses are always a combination of continental and international highlights, and if you are lucky to go on days when the chef dishes out his signature Cod Fish in Pumpkin Sauce, you must not miss the world for this. Meat lovers can help themselves to endless servings of the daily roast, and there are teppanyaki options, too. Don’t forget to stop by the DIY station; expect local delights like Rojak and Gado-gado.

If you go during dinner, pamper your palate with a wider selection that includes a cheese platter and free flow of oysters.

Cafe Mosaic Dessert

All buffets have to end on a sweet note, so we say eat as many slices of Signature Red Velvet Cake as you can. For those who need your cocoa fix, Chocolate Mousse is your answer. And if all else fails, treat yourself to the Signature Café Mosaic Cheesecake.

For more details, visit their website www.carltonhotel.sg/cafemosaic.html and find Carlton Hotel Singapore’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CarltonHotelSG


Lunch Buffet (12pm to 2.30pm)
Monday to Friday $42++ per adult $21++ per child

Dinner Buffet (6.30pm to 10.30pm)
Sunday to Thursday $78++ per adult $39++ per child
Friday to Saturday $88++ per adult $44++ per child

DBS/POSB and UOB Cardmembers get to enjoy the following promotions:
Lunch buffet: One dines free with every two paying adults from Monday to Friday.
Dinner Buffet: 1-for-1 buffet from Sunday to Thursday, and one dines free with every two paying adults on Friday & Saturday.

Cafe Mosaic
Lobby, Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Daily: 6am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

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Happy Hour at Gravity Bar, Carlton Hotel Singapore

Gravity Bar Cocktails

What constitutes to a good bar? Great drinks, tasty snacks, a hideout where you can relax after a long day at work, and ideally, it should play nice music that make you feel at home. Gravity Bar at Carlton Hotel Singapore, one of our favourite secret hideouts in town, is one such place.

With many tempting promotions, chill at Gravity Bar and celebrate Happy Hour with drinks from opening to 8 pm daily. Selected house wines are available at attractive prices, including draft beer from $8++ per half pint, house pours, martinis and cocktails from $10++ (U.P. S$14 – S$16). If not, go for a sparkling wine cocktail party – it is only S$15++ per glass (U.P. S$22++). Just typing these make me crave for a booze and I am thankful Gravity Bar is so centrally located and convenient.

And what marries good drink best? Better snacks, of course! Munch on mini portobello mushrooms and the classic local chicken wings marinated with prawn paste. Cheese lovers will fall head over heels in love with the crispy nachos that is served with three types of cheeses. Another favourite is the cheese fries that is generously sprinkled with shredded seaweed.

Gravity Bar Carlton Hotel SingaporePhotos credit: Carlton Hotel Singapore

The other reason why we love Gravity Bar is its resident band Kirk & Marsha playing live music. Enjoy the band’s acoustic rendition of contemporary pop songs, oldies and ballads all night long from Mon to Thu 7.15am – 11.15pm; and Fri, Sat & eve of PH 7.15pm – 12 Midnight.

Whether it is having an apéritif before heading elsewhere for dinner, or chilling out with friends, Gravity Bar is a sophisticated and elegant space that is good for all occasions. With the ongoing Happy Hour promotions, there is no reason not to drop by Gravity Bar. See you there!

For more details, visit their website www.carltonhotel.sg/gravitybar.html and find Carlton Hotel Singapore’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CarltonHotelSG

Gravity Bar
Lobby, Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 6311 8839
Sun to Thu & PH: 5pm – 1am
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 3pm – 1am
Nearest Station: City Hall

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Carlton Hotel Singapore Chinese New Year Goodies

Carlton Lunar New Year Goodies

What is Chinese New Year without poon choi, yusheng and all the tempting goodies and snacks? Every year, we source for the best options for our family reunion dinner and house parties. This year, usher in the year of the horse with Carlton Hotel Singapore’s prosperous take-home goodies.

Choose from a range of yusheng (S$58+ to S$118+) with delicacies including Hokkaido scallops, wolf herring, hamachi, abalone, and salmon. The Longevity poon choi (S$388+ for 6pax, S$628+ for 10 pax) is also a great party addition – a pot of goodness with premium ingredients like baby abalone, scallops, sea cucumber, roasted duck, live prawns, and dried oysters.

Pineapple tarts are everyone’s favourite Chinese New Year goodies, and you must get your hands on Carlton’s super addictive premium pineapple tarts ($25.80+). Baked to the perfect shade of golden brown, the tarts are generously filled with fresh pineapple paste.

Rather than the usual love letters and peanut cookies, why not go for the special new creations by Carlton? The cocoa pops cookies – made of chocolate rice cereals – and the pecan cinnamon cookies are equally addictive. The new water chestnut cake also serves as a great dessert this festive season.

Whether you are buying them as gifts for your corporate partners or family, the Chinese New Year goodies from Carlton are your best bets because you get premium tastes and elegance all packaged together.

Lunar New Year Buffets at Cafe MosaicPhotos credit: Carlton Hotel Singapore

For those of you who prefer to save the hassle of cooking at home and to dine out for the annual reunion dinner, Cafe Mosaic’s Lunar New Year buffet comes with a mouth-watering spread of braised Chinese herbal beef brisket, braised fish maw with crabmeat soup, freshly shucked live oysters, Peking duck, suckling pig, roasted crispy pork belly and much more. There is also a complimentary platter of yusheng.

Cafe Mosaic’s Lunar New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet: S$98++/pax (30 Jan 2014, 6.30pm to 10.30pm). Lunar New Year Dinner Buffet: S$88++/pax (31 Jan & 1 Feb 2014).

Goodies: +65 6349 1292, or email restaurants@carltonhotel.sg
Café Mosaic: +65 6311 8195, or email cafe.mosaic@carltonhotel.sg

Visit www.facebook.com/CarltonHotelSG or www.carltonhotel.sg for more information.

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Tuxedo Cafe & Patisserie Carlton Hotel Singapore

Tuxedo Patisserie

The next time you are in town and need a venue for meeting your clients, or simply want a nice and quiet spot for coffee and pastries, Tuxedo Cafe & Patisserie at Carlton Hotel Singapore is the place to head to.

Tuxedo Cafe offers an enticing Express Set Lunch Special from 11am – 3pm daily. It includes a bowl of soup or salad, sandwich, and a cup of gourmet coffee or tea. At S$15.80, it is a deal to score for those who are looking for a good lunch without busting your budget.

Being a patisserie, the focus at Tuxedo is its array of freshly baked bread and pastries. Under the lead of Chief Baker Andrew Loong, the award-winning Carlton pastry team is constantly coming up with new creations to wow the crowd with its repertoire.

Other than the classic items like French Croissants, Pain au Chocolat, German Rye Sour Bread, Tuxedo has a whole range of bread such as Baguette, Walnut Bread and Semi-dried Tomatoes & Basil Baguette. The desserts, too, are to die for. Raspberry Chocolate Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Hazelnut Crunchy Eclair, Red Velvet Cupcake – just to name a few. The highlight for us is definitely their signature Lobster Pie, and the rich and luxurious Tuxedo Cake made with Valrhona chocolate.

TuxedoPhoto credit: Carlton Hotel Singapore

Tuxedo is really quite an enchantment and it has every reason to visit. You get the best of a patisserie and so much more. A centralised location, a friendly price tag, and a charming environment to retreat to when you need to unwind from all the stress in life.

For more details, visit their website www.carltonhotel.sg/tuxedo.html and like Carlton Hotel Singapore’s facebook page www.facebook.com/CarltonHotelSG

Tuxedo Cafe & Patisserie
Lobby Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Sun to Thu: 7am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 7am – 12 midnight
Tel: +65 6415 7887
Nearest Station: City Hall

This post is brought to you by Carlton Hotel Singapore.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Singapore

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant

A steward in the local dining scene, Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant at Carlton Hotel Singapore went through a major renovation last year and now sports a new modern interior with matte-finish stone wall and brass metal accents.

Wah Lok is one of the most popular spots in town for dim sum and its refined Cantonese cuisine. It features classic items such as Baked Mini Egg Tart, Steamed Glutinous Rice and Baked Custard Bun. My personal favourite is their Baked Barbecued Pork Buns – it is as good, if not better, than the ones that I have had in Hong Kong.

The talented dim sum chef Yiu Cheuk Yin at Wah Lok has also created several new items that you should look out for. Deep-fried Crabmeat & Scallop Balls with Chilli Sauce, Deep-fried Rolls with Seafood & Sea Cucumber, and Steamed Vegetarian Beancurd Skin Rolls are some of the new dim sum that will make you return to Wah Lok again and again.

Chilled Foie Gras and whole AbaloneChilled Foie Gras & Whole Abalone

Besides dim sum, what I really want to share with you is Wah Lok’s offering of signature dishes with an emphasis on premium, fresh, live seafood like Australian King Crab, Snow Crab, Alaskan Crab, Live Abalone, and Bird’s Nest with Crab Claw in Clear Superior Soup.

Be it a formal business luncheon with associates, or a family gathering for yum cha on the weekends, Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant at Carlton Hotel is the to-go place. The dining space is modern and stylish, and the food is always prepared to a very high standard and consistently good. It is a place where you know you will always have an excellent meal.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant
Level 2 Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 6311 8188
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun & PH: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall
www.carltonhotel.sg/wahlok.html
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Oktoberfest at Gravity Bar, Carlton Hotel Singapore

AdvertorialGravity Bar Carlton Hotel Singapore

Gravity Bar at Carlton Hotel Singapore is the kind of place that regulars would probably prefer to keep it as their secret hideout, and it is not difficult to see why. Not only does Gravity Bar has a superb and extremely convenient location, it also has live band playing music in the evenings. For those of you who are always on the lookout for nice bars with live music, note Gravity Bar down. The resident band plays live music from 7.15pm to 11.30pm from Mondays to Thursdays, and from 7.15pm to 12 midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and eve of Public Holidays. Speak about having the perfect spot at a centralised area to chill out with friends till late!

And because Oktoberfest is round the corner, I am sure beer lovers are getting all excited and mapping out drinking spots. Why not drop by with a bunch of pals to celebrate this annual German drinking event? If you need any more convincing, Gravity Bar has several promotions – a bottle of Erdinger Weissbier is going for S$15 (Usual price S$18), and the Erdinger Weissbier Set at S$60 which is inclusive of three bottles of Erdinger Weissbier and one mini platter of Bratwurst Sausage.

Gravity BarPhotos credit: Carlton Hotel Singapore

Oktoberfest aside, Happy Hour drinks are from opening to 8pm daily. It offers an extensive selection of single malt whiskies, wines, international cocktails and delectable finger food.

It is the combination of these collective parts: the atmosphere, the live band belting out live music to get you grooving, the central location, the happy hour promotions, the expertly mixed drinks that make Gravity Bar a place to go for a drink before heading to dinner, or to enjoy the evening while you catch up with your companions. With that, let’s cheers to this fantastic bar and its fantastic October promotions!

Gravity Bar
Lobby, Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 6311 8839
Sun to Thu & PH: 5pm – 1am
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 3pm – 1am
Nearest Station: City Hall