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Bar & Billiard Room

#264 of 8,117 Restaurants in Singapore
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1 Beach Road | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
+65 64121816
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Products are really tasty, food is fantastic (cheese bar included) and last but not least the people for the service are lovely. By the way i discover also their champagne as i didn't know this brand, but i really enjoy it. I do recommend this champagne sunday brunch and i will probably come back as it is always charming to... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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399 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within the famous Raffles hotel. Visited for a friends birthday. The buffet choice and quality was excellent. The atmosphere oozed history and colonial times.

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1 Thank Peter W
Simon H, General Manager at Bar & Billiard Room, responded to this review

Dear Peter W, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am delighted to know that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion, such as your friend's birthday, with us. At Raffles, the satisfaction of our guests is our utmost priority and hence I am glad that you found the food served to be... More 

Yarrawonga
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is my favourite Bar at Raffles, It use to be the long bar until they changed it. The only problem is it is not open until 5pm. This Bar has real class written all over it. If you want to have a nice quiet drink in a very classy Bar then this is the Bar.

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Thank Craig R
Simon H, General Manager at Bar & Billiard Room, responded to this review

Dear Craig R, Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I am glad to know that you thoroughly enjoy your time at Bar & Billiard room and found it to have "class written all over it". I will be sure to share your kind words with my fellow colleagues and we look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Marden, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We visited this restaurant, within Raffles Hotel, for Sunday buffet brunch. This is a champagne brunch (price including unlimited champagne, wine beer etc). This was perhaps the highest quality buffet I have ever experienced - everything from foie gras, salmon, fresh seafood, a large variety of hot dishes, a good selection of cheeses etc.etc. Impossible to sample everything but all... More 

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Thank Jonathan F
Simon H, General Manager at Bar & Billiard Room, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan F, Thank you for coming by Raffles Singapore to try our Sunday Champagne Brunch. I am absolutely delighted that you found the experience to be one of the highest quality buffets. I will definitely share all your kind words with all my Raffles colleagues, especially the team at Bar & Billiard Room. They will be pleased to know... More 

Santiago, Chile
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

What comes first in mind ? The room, gorgeous ? The service, perfect ? The place in general, historic ? At the end of the brunch, what's most important is that you will never forget the food and will just be thinking of when you will enjoy it again. The buffets are incredible, both in quantity and quality, and with... More 

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Thank xman02
Simon H, General Manager at Bar & Billiard Room, responded to this review

Dear xman02, Thank you for visiting Raffles Singapore and Bar & Billiard Room. I am pleased that you had the opportunity to try our Sunday Champagne Brunch, and so thoroughly enjoyed it. From the beautifully historical atmosphere of the bar and the high level of service that we at Raffles constantly strive to deliver, it is a delight you found... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Went for drinks with business colleagues at 7pm but deserted and fairly depressing. Outside seating also grotty grotty.

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Must stop in and just have a look beautiful old world building 2 very large billiard tables and a whisky selection that would make you blush. Again alcohol prices not cheap but that is everywhere in Singapore. Very friendly staff and excellent product knowledge. Stop in and partake or just have a game of billiards.Dress smart.

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Thank Brad J
Simon H, General Manager at Bar & Billiard Room, responded to this review

Dear Brad J, Thank you for visiting Bar & Billiard Room at Raffles Singapore. I am absolutely delighted that you found the beautiful old-world charm of the bar to be unique and beautiful. It is pleasing that you also enjoyed our collection of over 400 hand-selected whiskies, many are limited editions and directly imported for the bar. We at Raffles... More 

Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Went for the Sunday Brunch in July 2015 to celebrate a family birthday. With the included alcohol the cost per person was close to 200 dollars each, but having said that the day was fantastic and worth the cost. Staff were excellent and attentive keeping the slings, wine and champagne flowing. The food was fantastic particularly the giant sized scallops... More 

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Thank FritzieWA
Simon H, General Manager at Bar & Billiard Room, responded to this review

Dear FritzieWA, Thank you for visiting Raffles Singapore and Bar & Billiard Room to celebrate such a special occasion. I am pleased that you had the opportunity to try our Sunday Champagne Brunch, and so thoroughly enjoyed it. From the beautifully historical atmosphere of the bar and the high level of service that we at Raffles constantly strive to deliver,... More 

Loughton
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is my third time in twenty years, once more visiting for the obligatory Singapore Sling! Maybe it is my memory, or maybe my tastebuds have gone, but I remember the first one in 2007 tasted much better. Now they make it by the bucketload, (no longer the theatre of a cocktail shaker), and they sure know how to charge... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Want to drink cocktails at Raffles, but want to avoid the tourist trap of the Long Bar. Well, then this is the place for you. Despite the protestations of the waiting staff that if this was our first time in Singapore, then we ought to go to the Long Bar, we stuck to our guns and were glad we did.... More 

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Thank AMCandFMC
Simon H, General Manager at Bar & Billiard Room, responded to this review

Dear AMCandFMC, Thank you for visiting Bar & Billiard Room, and taking the time to share about your experience here. I am extremely pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit, from the beautiful and elegant atmosphere to the high level of service that we at Raffles always aim to deliver. I will be sure to share your kind comments with... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Bar, European, International, Asian
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Beach Road | Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 64121816
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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