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Bar & Billiard Room

#310 of 8,550 Restaurants in Singapore
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1 Beach Road | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
+65 6412 1816
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17:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank John C
Adelaide, Australia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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Thank Tofino L
London, United Kingdom
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Thank RAP6
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Off the radar of most tourists. Wonderful historic atmosphere and great drinks packages on Friday nights (freshly shucked oysters and french champagne)

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Thank Matthew L
Nelson, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went along yesterday to have a drink in the Billiard room at Raffles. We choose a bottle of Pol Roger $158. Sorry was the reply we don't have it,the waitress suggested another one Billecart Salmon, we waited 10 minutes while other customers whom came in after us were served ( strange I thought) then the waitress... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Be amazed at the wide spread of food upon entry; a lot of varied appetisers to choose from, followed by seafood bar, hot dishes, premium meats and desserts. The live stations whipping up salmon with caviar, and the sea urchin dish was da-bomb. Restaurant was full-housed during the Sunday brunch, and there could be more service staffs to cater to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Food is ok. I find their spread getting a little boring. Service is ok..like their ambience, which is unique. Find it a little tough to climb up and down just to go toilet...

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?