Originally, way back in the day, Raffles Place was known as Commercial Square, a name that makes it a little easier to assume the nature of the area. Alas, this part of Singapore is the country’s centre of commerce, retail and business. It’s where deals are agreed on and money is made. It’s also where damn good food is made, and then eaten, obviously, not just by business men and women of Singapore but by anyone with a taste for high-end dining and truly international eats. Many restaurants in Raffles Place are therefore of a certain, rather high standard, but don’t think that’s the only way to roll, no, no, because Raffles Place also has restaurants for those on a budget. Tuck in your napkins, folks, hold on to your forks – the lowdown starts now.