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“Very classy and a delightful setting”
Review of Flutes

Flutes
Ranked #36 of 10,917 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$100
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very classy and a delightful setting”
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A fine range of carefully prepared food and excellent, attentive service. Also there is a wide choice of very good wines, and a friendly, knowledgeable maitre d' who's made a few wine tours himself. The colonial setting is very tasteful.

Visited March 2017
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This was by far the best restaurant that I've been to while visiting Singapore, the food was great and the service was even better.

Visited March 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Anniversary dinner”
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fantastic, attentive service. Chef went out of their way to accommodate our tables requirements. A wonderful evening, enjoyed by all

  • Visited March 2017
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Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Glorious venue & Stellar service”
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Flutes' reputation carries over from years back when the restaurant was at the Fort Canning location. After moving to the National Museum of Singapore, it has changed from being a magnet for locals to rather an event destination given the architectural icon it is housed within (think weddings).
Don't drive to the restaurant, parking is nil. Take a cab and enjoy the massive wine list (the Aperitif negroni was pretty good too)
But DO GO, the experience is excellent!

One, the food is supreme and that is a given. Just go to eat, please.
Being able to walk from the cosy and intimate restaurant through the national museum's main entry and atrium at night without a soul around is amazing...BUT Two, the professionalism and attention to detail that the staff brings to the event (a fun meal with good friends) is THE reason to go and sets Flutes apart from a lot of other supposed high-end dining locations.

Ali was our maitre d' for the evening and was an absolute gentleman. It was quiet and he made a point of taking special care of our group of four, suggesting suitable alternatives for the wine when we realised the bottle we drank was the last one in the cellar and ensuring that we were not forced to suffer on price or quality.
Ali helped create alternative options for our vegetarian friends when the menu did not offer them and he was on hand for a quick chat as we wound up the night.

The menu is short but varied. It is arguably not groundbreaking food-flair but rather high quality food delivered cleanly and with excellence in everything.
You cannot beat a burrata and ripe tomatoes; minty pea soup; risotto with a lightly crispy rice topping (unusual and a nice twist compared to normal glugginess) and juicy lamb cutlets with spiced dukkah and roasted eggplant.

What seems to be a Flutes legacy is the dessert plates with written messages on them; happy birthday/happy anniversary/congratulations etc. Between the two couples we have seen a few of these and this trip was no exception. Nice touch by the staff and good skills.

There could be a couple more vegetarian options available but as mentioned the kitchen is skilled enough to offer alternatives on the spot.

It's obviously not a cheap-eat, this is a treat of a location but you'll not be disappointed. Make sure you visit the restrooms and enjoy the wander through the museum; they usually have a standing display in the main atrium that you can peruse if you want...an added bonus to a high quality evening.

Visited March 2017
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Redwood City, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome date night!”
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Awesome date night! Went to the movies, then hit Flutes.
Extremely friendly service. Great drink selection. Good wines by the glass. very good food. exceptional desserts!!

  • Visited February 2017
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