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Raffles Hotel

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Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189673, Singapore
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Raffles Long Bar is worth the trip!

If you aren't on a budget Long Bar is definitely worth the visit. Cocktails are costly from 20-30 SGD but they are large and totally delicious. If you don't want the original Singapore Sling they have other "Slings" to choose from, all great! There was a deal if you bought 2-3 you could get a free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

By all means, take a look around, but the Long bar is often mobbed and not a vintage experience. There is an overflow area upstairs with a loud contemporary band and none of that captures the essence of Hemingway or years gone by. You can no longer sit on the balcony. Looking out the windows you feel like you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you aren't on a budget Long Bar is definitely worth the visit. Cocktails are costly from 20-30 SGD but they are large and totally delicious. If you don't want the original Singapore Sling they have other "Slings" to choose from, all great! There was a deal if you bought 2-3 you could get a free glass too. Kitschy but... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We couldn't resist going to Raffles for a famous Singapore Gin Sling, so on a short stay en route to a cruise, went to the Long Bar for a drink. The place is buzzing, very busy and atmospheric, with mostly ex-pats and tourists as far as we could tell. Service is not fast as they are so busy, but the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Singapore Sling in Raffles' Long Bar. Interesting atmospheric bar setting. Indifferent service. Indifferent cocktail. Just had to do it :-)

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Look the building is pretty and if you are going to Singapore it is mandatory to go to the long bar for a Singapore sling (this is where it was allegedly first made). However $35 for a cocktail that they seemingly mass produce is really unreasonable. Go once because you have to but never go back !

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went to the Long Bar to have a Singapore Sling! Magical experience to step back in time to where the drink was invented. Daughter had a virgin sling which she loved whilst I enjoyed the real thing. No peanut shells under foot but a large bag of nuts to dip into on each table and a box for the discarded... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stopped at the hotel to try the Singapore sling. The drink was ok, but expensive. The Virgin sling that our daughter had tasted better.

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Words can't describe Raffels you have to go to experience the opulence of the place and the wonderful (fantastic) service. Make sure you have dinner and then go to the long bar for a Singapore sling.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Pretty expensive for a cocktail in the Long Bar and the peanut shells underfoot seem a bit odd but the atmosphere is great and you have to have a Singapore Sling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

loved the traditional feel.Had Singapore Sling at the Longbar which is a must & lunch in the openair grill.Excellent and not expensive.As expected some of the shop process were high but good quality goods.Spect most of the day there and thoroughly enjoyed it.Not to be missed.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189673, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Core

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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