Saturday, August 23, 2008

Don't Drink at Raffles Hotel

Don't Drink at Raffles Hotel (unless you have a lot of money!)
Leigh and I decided to drop into the Long Bar at Raffles where Somerset Maugham used to hang out. You eat peanuts and throw the husks on the floor. I had a beer and Leigh had a Singapore Sling as you do in Raffles. Terry and Dallas joined us and by the time we hqd finished I had had 3 half pints of cheap old Tiger Beer, Terry had had two (he arrived late), Leigh had had 2 Singapore Slings and Dallas had had one Sling and one Bombay Gin.

The bill was $191.85!!! $16.00 per beer, $22.00 per sling and $17.00 for the gin, 10% service charge and 7% GST! What a shocker. Don't go there as it is daylight robbery. We were caught out! Don't do it.

Last night we went down the road and had as much fried rice, ginger chicken, calamari, fish and bok choy with 2 large bottles of chinese beer and mineral water for four for $70.00.

At least we have ticked off having a drink at the Long Bar in Raffles!

1 comment:

Ariadne aka Marilyn said...

What a price just to throw your peanut shells on the floor!