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Writers Bar

Enjoy craft cocktails, Champagnes, spirits and wines in our sophisticated lobby bar – an alluring space that pays tribute to the many famous authors who have graced Raffles Singapore for over a century.


Nestled in the frontmost corner of The Lobby, Writers Bar features a solid brass bar counter, textured walls adorned with stylishly charming mementos and books, and an alluring chandelier whose many pearls of light shimmer with sophistication.

A tribute to the illustrious authors who have resided at Raffles Singapore, referencing the literary legacy of Raffles, the alluring bar is a sophisticated refuge for intimate conversations over handcrafted tipples.

A New Chapter of Drinks Begin

In conjunction with the Raffles Writer’s Residency Programme, Writers Bar presents refreshed menus that comprises creative cocktail blends, inspired by the celebrated novelists who have passed through the hotel’s doors over the years. Revel in these brand-new innovative concoctions created by Beverage Manager Nicholas Alexander, with each range paying tribute to these literary greats and their intriguing personalities.

Discover refreshing highballs inspired by Somerset Maugham; elegant twists of wine cocktails under the Rudyard Kipling section; Joseph Conrad’s showcase of bold spirits concoctions; spirit-forward cocktails in salute to André Malraux and his sharp, multifaceted personage;  a colourful series of negronis, which is a nod to Pablo Neruda; smooth and polished post-dinner cocktails as a toast to Noël Coward’s poised and witty disposition, as well as low-sugar and equally delectable blends of spirits from all over the world, referencing James Michener’s zest for adventure and his celebrated epic novels set in foreign lands. The menu will also feature a newly curated Reserve Classics Collection in honour of Pico Iyer, the first Writer-in-Residence of the Raffles Writer’s Residency programme. This is Writers Bar’s set of decadent offerings with premium spirits that reflects the distinguished charm of the collection’s namesake.

As part of the refreshed menu, a selection of five handcrafted cocktails, specially inspired by the latest and first-ever Singaporean Writer-in-Residence Madeleine Lee’s book of poems, ‘How to Build a Lux Hotel’, will also be available.

Celebrate This Season with Festive Tipples
15 — 31 December 2023

With favourites like the Eggnog, and creative blends like the Yuletide Punch, the seasonal Festive Tipples menu, specially curated by Beverage Manager Nicholas Alexander, boasts a quintet of cocktails specially fashioned for the jolly season.

Toast to the New Year with exquisite Champagne Telmont, elevated classic cocktails and indulgent spirits.

New Festive Menu | New New Year’s Eve Menu

Bespoke Signature Cocktails

The historic Long Bar continues its proud tradition as the Home of the Singapore Sling. The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs.

The Sustainable Singapore Sling

In November 2018, the Singapore Sling returned to the Long Bar following Raffles Hotel Singapore’s two-and-a-half-year restoration. Revitalized with elevated craft ingredients, the iconic cocktail returned with a refreshed taste profile, crafted to suit the modern palate while staying true to its original recipe and heritage.

A little fact about this elevated Singapore Sling is the use of ecoSPIRITS, making it more sustainable and better for our environment. Through our partnership with ecoSPIRITS, the iconic cocktail has become a forerunner for  Raffles Hotel Singapore its move to reducing single-use waste and carbon footprint in four ways:

As we embark on a new journey under the ecoSPIRITS Forest Program, Raffles Hotel Singapore is planting one native tree in the Kalimantan or Sumatran rainforest for every 25 Singapore Slings ordered, leaving a permanent legacy of carbon reduction and reforestation of endangered wild areas. Discover our contribution to these endangered rainforests here.

Exuding a welcoming vibe and surrounded by lush greenery, Raffles Courtyard is the city’s social space in a lushly landscaped alfresco venue at the Raffles Arcade.

This friendly bar and lounge offers guests a garden respite against a colonial architectural backdrop, complete with refreshing shared summer drinks and a selection of Southeast Asian small plates, including authentic Singaporean delights.

Perfect for the all-year-round summery weather in Singapore, this bar is where the city comes to socialize, meet, and spend time.

Happy Hour Specials

Toast to the end of a work day with $12++ selected house pours, wines and more, available daily from 5 pm to 7 pm

Raffles Courtyard x Plantation Rum

Exclusively from 4 December 2023 to 29 February 2024, discover our latest collaboration with Plantation Rum, renowned for its rich Caribbean rum heritage. Savour a line-up of six unique cocktails featuring fascinating rum expressions, skilfully concocted by our talented bartenders and Plantation Rum.Take your cocktail experience to a new height with our signature delights, and create treasured memories with your loved ones amidst our lushly landscaped alfresco space.

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Reminiscent of extravagant parties that were once held in The Grand Lobby, the Raffles Afternoon Tea is perfect for chic celebrations or a light repast with friends.


Indulge in a timeless experience in the restored Grand Lobby of the iconic Raffles Singapore. The grandeur of floor-to-ceiling Victorian pillars, bathed in soft daylight streaming through the skylight… It is a truly refined and unique destination for refreshments.

Amidst this elegant setting, savour finger sandwiches, house-made scones and cakes, and seasonal delicacies – all complemented by a curated collection of exquisite teas and Champagnes.

*Awarded GOLD Winner for Expat Living Reader’s Choice Awards 2023 for ‘Best Afternoon Tea’, under the Wine and Dine category.

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A part of Raffles’ history since 1892, Tiffin Room continues to serve up delectable North Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner, offering authentic specialties served in tiffin boxes, presenting an interactive dining experience with tableside service by chefs, complete with freshly ground spices to enhance the occasion.


The restored interior décor includes reinstating the wooden floorboards in Tiffin Room to bring back features from the early 1900s based on research by our heritage consultants.

A Festive Feast at Tiffin Room

24, 25 & 31 December 2023

Embark on a journey into a realm of festive enchantment within the storied Tiffin Room this holiday season. Discover a fusion of traditional elegance and the exquisite, authentic flavours of North India, all meticulously crafted by the award-winning Chef de Cuisine, Kuldeep Negi. Savour the culinary delights of exclusively curated festive set menus, each dish artfully prepared with freshly ground spices and complemented by an array of fine Indian brews presented in nostalgic tiffin boxes.

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The Chairman’s Room

Nestled in the walls of The Grand Lobby, discover a new private dining enclave specially made for intimate celebrations. This discreet ten-seater dining room plays host to a series of specially curated dining experiences from Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Inspired by Sir Stamford Raffles’ love for botany, The Chairman’s Room is thoughtfully adorned with emerald green hues, complemented with paintings and the original Chandelier previously housed in Sir Stamford Raffles’ Presidential Suite before our second restoration. The Chairman’s Room is encapsulated by warm earth tones; fully embracing Sir Stamford Raffles’ great passion as a naturalist while melding the continuity of Victorian architecture, a signature of Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Delivering a serene space for a dining experience like no other, The Chairman’s Room brings forth a unique destination well-suited for an array of intimate get-togethers and events such as hosting family and cherished ones, birthdays, and celebrations of milestones.

For enquiries and reservations, please contact us at +65 6412 1244 or email us at

Butcher’s Block is an avant-garde wood-fire dining experience, expressing the elemental affinity and finesse of cooking with wood-fire. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Jordan Keao, who was born and raised in Hawaii where cookingfishing, hunting and farming are a part of everyday life, it exhibits the highest quality of produce, meats and seafood sourced from around the world translated through fire.

At Butcher’s Block, take in the sight of specially curated produce proudly showcased in The Larder before watching our chefs transform these ingredients on custom-built ovens and grills in an Open Kitchen setting. In the skillful hands of the Chefs, each dish is ingeniously transformed by wood fire through embracing the variety of nuances that fire offers, adding exceptional dimensions of appeal and enticing the senses. From smoking with wood or dried herbs, slow roasting, high heat grilling, burying ingredients with embers, to grilling in baskets directly over embers and hanging ingredients over the coals, discover the wonderful depth of flavours that only pure wood fire can forge.

IMUA Experience
Available for Lunch & Dinner

For the ultimate Butcher’s Block experience, opt for IMUA, a powerful Hawai’ian phrase meaning ‘moving forward with strength and spirit’. IMUA beautifully embodies the culinary mastery and philosophy of Chef Jordan Keao, expressed through wood-fire cooking, whole-animal butchery, and a commitment to zero waste.

Indulge in this signature multi-course dining experience, where you’ll savour Chef Jordan Keao’s iconic favourites. This culinary journey is meticulously crafted with a thoughtfully curated menu, complemented by exclusive off-the-menu creations that spotlight seasonal produce, creating an epic gastronomic adventure.

Complement the dining experience with over 288 premium labels of wines, including a meticulous selection of natural wines, from The Library.

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3-course Set Lunch Menu
Thursdays & Fridays

Relish in a breezy 3-course lunch in style with well-executed wood-fired specialties, complemented by attentive tableside service.

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About Chef
Having worked in top restaurants across the United States’ diverse culinary landscape, Jordan Keao brings with him close to two decades of culinary experience. Born and raised in Hawaii, where cooking, fishing, hunting and farming are a part of everyday life, his passion for wood-fire cooking was sparked by his childhood years in the kitchen, where he built fires and helped his mother prepare dishes for dinner. A former restauranteur himself, Jordan previously created Aina in San Francisco as a modern Hawaiian pop-up, and contributed to its evolution into an award-winning full service establishment that has been featured in international media such as the New York Times and Michelin’s Bib Gourmand guide. In his role as Chef de Cuisine at Butcher’s Block, Jordan draws on his Hawaiian heritage and deep passion for cooking with wood to present an avant-garde wood-fire dining experience, expressing the elemental affinity and finesse of cooking with wood-fire.

Celebrity Master Chef Jereme Leung, one of the most influential chefs in the modern Chinese culinary movement, returns home to Singapore with 藝 yì by Jereme Leung.


藝 yì, which stands for art in the Chinese language, awakens your appetite and senses. Alluding to the fine art of Chinese dining, it references centuries of culinary mastery woven into the intricacies of Chinese cuisine presented in the restaurant.

Featuring artistic adaptations of provincial cuisine from all the different regions of China, Jereme uses single sourced and seasonal ingredients with a contemporary approach to deliver refinement and sincerity.

Selected dishes are available for delivery or takeaway on Raffles Grab & Go, offering the option to enjoy the menu in the comfort of home.

Enchanting Festive Dining Experiences

24, 25 & 31 December 2023 and 1 January 2024

Discover artistic adaptations of provincial cuisine from different regions of China presented by Masterchef Jereme Leung with tailored festive menus leveraging the art form of fine dining to awaken the appetite and the senses of diners. Featuring delicacies such as Slow-cooked 10-Head Australian Abalone with Roasted Pepper Dressing and BBQ MBS7 Australian Wagyu Beef “Char Siew” Shaven Black Truffle, Bentong Ginger Sauce & Pickled Vegetables, your dining experience will take you on a captivating journey through China’s diverse cultural provinces.

For enquiries & reservations, please contact us 6412 1331 or email us at

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About Chef
Hong Kong-born Singaporean Master Chef Jereme Leung makes his homecoming with this, his debut restaurant in Singapore. From Cantonese classics to adaptations of China’s ancient delicacies, he showcases authentic gastronomy, exploring the country’s different regions and cultures with a keen focus on single-sourced and seasonal ingredients. "It is not fusion, not ‘east-meets-west’; rather, it is about capturing the essence of provincial ethnic Chinese cuisines. With careful focus being placed on healthy and seasonal food produce, it will create authentic taste profiles that are enhanced by modern culinary techniques.” -- Jereme Leung

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Established in 1896 as a recreation space and nestled in one of the most storied parts of the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore, the evolved Bar & Billiard Room (BBR) of today continues to shine as a social space offering an authentic and tantalising taste of Italy while showcasing the inspirations of our Chef de Cuisine Natalino Ambra. Born in Sicily famed for its seafood and raised in Tuscany in Florence, where its meats are world-renowned, Chef Natalino’s culinary philosophy is a well-balanced one that is produce-driven and designed to bring out the natural tastes and flavours of every ingredient.

Enjoy Chef Natalino’s approach to Italian cuisine at BBR amidst a storied building to discover tales of Singapore’s last tiger while immersing in the charming heritage of the century-old locale framed by tall signature Raffles Victorian columns, French doors and original floor tiles juxtaposed with contemporary design elements at three distinct areas – the inviting bar, vibrant dining space, and balmy al fresco terrace with a vantage view of the cast iron Palm Fountain.

Festive Indulgences at BBR

Festive Tentazioni Set Menu

11 December 2023 to 1 January 2024
Lunch & Dinner

Indulge in the most wonderful time of the year with our Festive Tentazioni menu, a curated experience showcasing the rich, tantalising taste of Italy. Crafted by Chef de Cuisine Natalino Ambra, this menu features exquisite delights such as the prized black truffle, succulent seafood, handcrafted pasta, and decadent desserts.  Enhance the experience with a special wine pairing, carefully chosen by our resident sommelier.

On 24 December, the Festive Tentazioni Experience is only available for lunch.
On 25 December, the Festive Tentazioni Experience is only available for dinner.
On 31 December, the Festive Tentazioni Experience is not available for lunch & dinner.

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A BBR Festive Buffet Experience

24 December 2023, Lunch & Dinner
25 December 2023, Lunch

Make this Yuletide season unforgettable by gathering with loved ones and friends for a lavish spread at our indulgent Christmas buffet. Savour unlimited servings of a tempting selection of curated delights while toasting with choice champagne, wines, and cocktails

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New Year’s Eve Tentazioni Set Menu

31 December 2023, Dinner

Welcome the New Year in style and indulge in a grand multi-course feast that highlights the rich and delectable flavours of Italy, beautifully presented by Chef de Cuisine Natalino Ambra. Savour a palette of vibrant culinary delights, including the prized black truffle, succulent seafood, handcrafted pasta, and decadent desserts. Enhance your dining experience with an exclusive wine pairing, meticulously chosen by our resident sommelier.

As the evening unfolds, revel in a multitude of carefully curated activities exclusive to the Bar & Billiard Room. Immerse in the electrifying beats of a talented DJ, and feel the thrill of anticipation with an exciting lucky draw. Mark the conclusion of this spectacular year by creating lasting memories alongside loved ones and friends.

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BBR Tentazioni Experience

For the ultimate taste of the Bar & Billiard Room, indulge in a curated Tentazioni Menu  (S$148++ per guest), showcasing a handpicked medley of 7 signature creations such as Poplo with fagioli cannellini and pancetta; featuring a beautiful octopus complimented with cannellini white beans and pancetta ham.

Weekday Set Lunch 

Relish a 2-course (S$48++ per guest) or 3-course (S$58++ per guest) menu option, inspired by signatures from the a la carte menu including Italian classics such as Pizza ai 4 formaggi, noci tostate, miele di acacia, an indulgent array of four cheeses with a luscious cream base, topped with walnuts and drizzled with honey. Enhance your lunch experience with a curated selection of wine by the glass, priced at a special $15++ each.

Available Monday, Thursday & Friday

Aperitivo Specials

From 6pm to 8pm from Thursday to Monday, imbibe in a refreshing selection of classic aperitivo cocktails priced at a special S$18++ each, or sip on a taste of Italy with selected white and red wine labels at S$15++ per glass. These delightful specials are paired harmoniously with a complimentary Italian canapé with every glass ordered.

Guests may also opt to indulge in a selection of Italian and French wines starting from $98++, accompanied with a winning combination of complimentary cold cuts and cheeses for every bottle purchased, perfect for celebrations and convivial get-togethers.

About Chef de Cuisine
Natalino Ambra is Chef de Cuisine at Bar & Billiard Room, Raffles Hotel Singapore, starting from July 2022. The talented chef brings with him more than 15 years of culinary experience gleaned at renowned restaurants across the world. Born in Prato, Italy, Ambra developed a strong interest in cooking at a young age, dabbling in the kitchen from the age of seven. To realise his dream of turning his passion into a lifelong career, Ambra embarked on a culinary diploma in Montecatini when he was 18 and gained valuable experiences at a traditional Tuscany restaurant whilst studying.


Located in the Main Building of Raffles Singapore, one Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore takes its place of honour at one of the hotel’s most recognised dining spaces. Previously home to Raffles Grill, this signature dining space at Raffles returns carefully restored and refreshed with La Dame de Pic at Raffles Singapore. It is in this beautiful heritage space that patrons are invited to discover the world of Anne-Sophie Pic’s culinary identity which reflects her search for aromatic complexity, combinations of flavours and powerful tastes that evoke emotions.


Be introduced to Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s culinary world and indulge in many exquisite signature creations, including the Berlingots – iconic pasta parcels found in all of Anne-Sophie Pic’s restaurants around the world with unique and slight adaptations to reflect the character of each establishment’s locale. At La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore the incarnation of the signature Berlingots and White Mille-feuille incorporate inventive local and Asian touches with a flourish.


The extensive beverage menu at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore presents an elaborate and diverse collection of pairings to add both intensity and harmony in the delicate art of pairing; consisting of wines, cocktails, whiskies, sakes and teas. The wine list in particular offers a curated selection that leans towards the French regions, with a particular focus on Anne-Sophie Pic’s birthplace, the Rhône Valley. Our sommeliers will also be on hand to enhance your dining experience with a curated wine list that reflects Anne-Sophie’s culinary vision.

Flavours of Winter

Relish new epicurean creations showcasing exceptional seasonal produce, including seasonal truffle, enlivened with renowned Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s culinary hallmarks. Presented by Chef de Cuisine Alexandre Alves Pereira at the elegant one-Michelin-starred locale.

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Sublime Festive Indulgences

This festive season, discover the world of three-Michelin-starred Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s culinary identity with exceptionally curated festive menus that showcase pay tribute to her French origins with novel adaptions and touches of local and regional flavours.

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Discover the Pâtisserie of the Month at La Dame de Pic
Celebrate life’s precious moments with a sensational pâtisserie creation superbly crafted by the talented pastry chefs of La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore. Elevate the celebration by adding on a bottle of Champagne.

The 750g cake, available for takeaway, is perfect for 6 to 8 persons.

A new flavour unveils every month.

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About Chef
Like Raffles, the Anne-Sophie Pic family’s culinary heritage spans more than a century. The three-Michelin starred French culinary chef hails from a long line of Michelin-starred chefs, namely her grandfather, André Pic, and father, Jacques Pic. She grew up in her family's restaurant, Maison Pic,in Valence, south-east France, which first garnered three Michelin stars in 1934, under her grandfather. “Like Raffles, the Pic family’s culinary heritage spans more than a century. Just like this beautiful hotel that will become one of our overseas residences, we are storytellers and constant seekers of excellence. Together, we share the vision to provide distinctive experiences to our guests, delivered with innovation that combines both tradition and change.” — Anne-Sophie Pic

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