Bar and Billiard Room Christmas Dinner 2012

front door

This post will be full of photos if you don’t mind : )

And back to the main topic – Christmas Dinner. Yup, sort of a tradition in my current company to hold Christmas Buffet Dinner during this festive season. This year was no exception with the final choice of Bar and Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel. My first time and as usual excited. We reached early but dinner only start serving at 7pm.

Well, notice says start at 7pm

Well, notice says start at 7pm

I went around with my Iphone camera shooting away the surrounding of the restaurant which is also part of the hotel. Lots of historical stuff.

entrancefountain 2

slotcigar

directionchristmas treeTables outside the restaurant

As you can see from the pictures, very historical indeed but good embience surrounds the place too. The cupboard displayed a collection of cigar and wine. The hall has two billiard tables to allow diners to play before the dinner starts.

IMG_3654[1] leading to foodIMG_3649[1] long tablefake and real christmas  tree

before we start

At 7pm sharp, it is dinner time. Diner rushed to each counter to get their food. We are no exception. The first counter was the seafood counter with tiger prawn and oyster. Fresh seafood but slow replenish. The appetizer counter was somewhat interesting but was not suitable for me. Worth trying though. Bread was nice. Cook food was generally nice, like the stew beef, turkey, ham, cream potato, pasta. Let the pictures do the justification and you decide.

dishesAppetisers

nice Ribbon Bolognese Pasta

nice Ribbon Bolognese Pasta

creme potato, beef, cream cod fish, asparagus

creme potato, beef, cream cod fish, asparagus

Crab with Caviar

Crab with Caviar

log cakes, cinnamon stars biscuit, ginger cheese cake, tiramisu, black current mousse

log cakes, cinnamon stars biscuit, ginger cheese cake, tiramisu, black current mousse

Overall, little selection and disappointing dessert counter and the only worth mentioning was the seafood and cook food area. But it was a nice place for its excellence service by its staffs with super fast service of changing plates, serving water and asking for opinion and greeting us. Most of the customer accompanied their dinner with wine which seem like some custom.

We exploded more areas and found the toilet like some secret chamber down a set of stairs in the restaurant.

Down, down, down

Down, down, down

Chef banging into my picture

Chef banging into my picture

and we landed in a new area with sofa

discovery of comfy sofa near toilet

discovery of comfy sofa near toilet

The exciting part of that night was the exchanging of gift. We picked our numbers and we got the prize. I got a number 8

Presentsthe present I got