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Bar & Billiard Room

#345 of 8,771 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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1 Beach Road | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
+65 6412 1816
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Melbourne
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to visit the Raffles and have a Singapore Sling so we threw our credit limit to the wind and did Sunday Brunch. The Staff were excellent, our table cleared and cleaned constantly and our glasses always filled. The food was sublime. Highlights were the lobsters, king prawns, all the different meats (excellent pork). Even the mashed potato was... More 

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Thank Anthony V
Melbourne
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207 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the gorgeous Raffles Hotel on our first day of a Singapore holiday. I was aware of the history of the hotel and was anxious to show my partner how lovely it was. We visited the Courtyard and Long Bar but were a bit put off by the high prices of drinks, even allowing for the great beauty and... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi Travelling from the uk to meet friends in Asia. Dropped off into Singapore for 2 nights. Cmas day and 26th. Booked for the family to grab Cmas day brunch in the billiard room. The offer looked amazing. Reading through the menu for food... well who would not be disappointed? Food in parts was marvellous. In others of average. Highlights....... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a spectacular brunch here. Food selection was quite diverse, and nicely prepared and presented. We had a little bit of perhaps almost everything. I tend to work around the edges, first. Notable are the tenderloin and lamb chops, fois gras shooters brought around to tables, and the baked scallops. Although seemingly innocuous, the mashed potatoes to accompany the... More 

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Thank JaceyL723
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Their nightly cocktail and drinks free flow is great value at under 40 bucks for two hours. Not a great range or exotic range but good solid drinks-well served and tended and free chip nibbles. Sit in the splendor of an old colonial watering hole and have a snifter as the night falls. If its a Friday they have an... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Because the Raffles Long Bar was so crowded, we decided to have a drink here. Much less crowded, and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Enjoyed a very impressive brunch! There's a large selection of food items to meet everyone's tastes ranging from crayfish and oysters to Japanese bites to pasta! The hot food section of roasts and sides were delicious! The whole setup is excellent! Our waiter, Brian, was very attentive and preempted specific drinks to serve with the food we were eating before... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Long Bar is a great experience, but it does get very busy and noisy. So if you're not particularly fussed about throwing peanut shells on the floor (or have visited the Long Bar before), and would like to experience the beauty and elegance of Raffles, have a drink at the Bar and Billiard Room instead. We tried the famous... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic selection of food. Stations are very thoughtfully placed throughout the dining area. All offerings were of very high quality. Service was personalised, attentive, and efficient. One of the better brunches in Singapore

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Got off the cruise liner and visited for brunch. Wonderful quality and selection of foods. We hadn't booked and were, I think, very fortunate to get a table for four. Also lovely to have a walk around the hotel grounds.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, International
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Beach Road | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6412 1816
Description
Once a billiard hall, Bar & Billiard Room is today a bar that offers some 400 hand-selected whiskies, with many limited editions and labels imported just for this establishment. Among them include ones from Scotland, Japan and the US. Lending its influence to the cocktail menu, the single malts have also gone on to inspire whisky-based beverages. On Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz performances offer a touch of old world glamour to the setting. Come Sunday, the champagne is popped and becomes an invaluable addition to the buffet brunch. Expect a spread featuring fresh seafood, cold cuts and signature carving favourites. Regarded as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, Bar & Billiard Room is an institution within Raffles Singapore. It occupies a standalone building built in 1896, and was the first in the country to have a lady bartender stirring up a storm in the 1920s. Inside, chandeliers hang down from the high ceiling and the floor tiles are replicas of the original. One of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century can be found there, where guests are welcomed to play a round or two. Picture windows look out to the surrounding thick foliage, interrupted by elegant cast-iron frames that compose the terrace.

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