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Bar & Billiard Room

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1 Beach Road | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
+65 64121816
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Quick Bites, Drinks, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Once a billiard hall, Bar & Billiard Room is today a bar that offers some...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Champagne Brunch with Friends

Fabulous selection and quality of food and drinks at the Sunday champagne buffet brunch. It is either death by over-feeding on the mouth-watering food available or by over-drinking the never-ending delicious champagne or better yet, both for 3 hours of your Sunday afternoon! All in all, it is one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Fabulous selection and quality of food and drinks at the Sunday champagne buffet brunch. It is either death by over-feeding on the mouth-watering food available or by over-drinking the never-ending delicious champagne or better yet, both for 3 hours of your Sunday afternoon! All in all, it is one of the closest things to heaven on earth :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Sunday brunch is excellent. Well balanced overall range of choices. In particular a very nice selection of seafood appetisers and roasts.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited the Bar and Billiard Sunday brunch recently and found it to offer excellent food and wonderful service. The food was of a very high quality for a brunch buffet. In addition to the fantastic selections of meats, be sure to find the pasta station in the far corner (easy to miss as it is on its own there)... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The restaurant is a favourite of my family's and we are regular patrons. Food is always of an excellent standard and the steep price justifies the visit. The venue is also top class and ensures a discerning atmosphere is met.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Visited with my son and his fiance for their birthdays. Lovely champagne brunch, we all agreed that the pink champagne was one of the nicest that we have tasted. Fantastic choice of foods and lovely atmosphere. Not cheap but lovely for a special occasion.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Good brunch option at a classic hotel for groups of friends. Not the most extensive food selection compared with other buffets in Singapore, but dining at the Raffles Hotel is a unique experience for tourists and expats. Get there early and stay till the end to get your money's worth.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A birthday gift from my daughter and an amazing experience. All you can eat brunch with champagne and the inevitable Singapore Sling. I ate food I had never eaten before which was out of this world - a culinary delight. The atmosphere was buzzing and very friendly. The service some of the best I have ever experienced, although the never... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Bar & Billiard Room – A lavish Carving Champagne Brunch is offered on Sundays. The brunch is quite pricey but the selection of food is truly amazing

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was treated to the Raffles Sunday brunch while visiting my brother in Singspore. It's a fantastic experience and the scale of the food on offer had to be seen to be believed from fairly standard breakfast fare to all sorts of meat and fish/shellfish with fruits, bread and Asian dishes too - not to mention the glorious desserts. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A group of 4 ventured there for Easter Sunday lunch.It was from 12 noon to 3pm price included all you can eat included was beer wine, cocktails and soft drink., there are other packages that include Champagne.. The food included Lobster, Crab, Prawns Oysters, a range of meats, salads, cold cuts and derserts too numerous to mention. The quality of... More 

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Additional Information about Bar & Billiard Room

Address: 1 Beach Road | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 64121816
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Bar, European, Pub, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Beach Road | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 64121816

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, European, Pub, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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