First, let me tell you about my short hike up to the restaurant. The initial plan was to take a cab since I know that it's located in a pretty much secluded place which is not easily accessible by any mode of public transportation. However, I had an hour to spare so I thought of just taking the bus and alighting at the nearest possible bus stop. As soon as I got there, no cabs were in sight! So I began to walk.. well I don't mind walking and the weather was cool and breezy anyway. What I forgot to take into consideration is that the restaurant is located on top of a hill so yes, my cool and breezy quick walk turned into a hike up to the hill. Well, I got to the restaurant in one piece but that was indeed a good workout!
Will I do the hike again? Definitely! It's a good thing I was in flats or I would have died had I decided to wear heels that evening. Well look what greeted me as I got to the top of the restaurant entrance. Isn't it beautiful?
Now, listen closely children as I shall tell you a short story about this lovely mansion.
Our dinner began with some cocktail concoctions: While Colonial (Sambucca, Kahlua, Milk & Nutmeg), Captain Wood (Barcardi, Elderflower Liqueur, Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice, Gomme and Cinnamon) and Alkaff's Potion (Barcardi, Half Lime, Brown Sugar, Curry Leaves and Chilli Padi).
I shared these drinks with my fellow food blogger Nicole and we each had our own favorites. I love the While Colonial for its milky, comforting taste. Well, I always believe that you'll never go wrong with Kahlua haha. Nicole prefers the Captain Wood perhaps because of the strong cinnamon taste which makes it really interesting. We both tried the Alkaff's Potion and found it too spicy. Definitely not for the faint-hearted! This drink reminds me of the Spicy Lemonade only its 4x more spicier.
After our meal, now I know why Alkaff Mansion remains to be one of the highly sought-after fine-dining establishments through time. The ambiance, the food, the excellent service -- these three are indeed the perfect recipe for a delightful and memorable meal and you're sure to get them all here. I'll definitely be back this time to try their Brunch menu which is available during weekends and public holidays.
Directions: The best way to get here and back to your location is to drive or by taking a cab. Should you need assistance in calling for a cab as it can be quite challenging on busy evenings or the weekend, just ask your server who will get the two friendly receptionists to do the calling for you. Otherwise, you can walk down towards Henderson Road where the nearest bus stop is located. The walk will probably take you 10 minutes.
Alkaff Mansion is located at 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178. Call them at 6510-3068 for reservations.