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Raffles Singapore - Bar & Billiard Room
Raffles Singapore - Bar & Billiard Room
Raffles Singapore - Bar & Billiard Room

Bar & Billiard Room

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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.

Chef World Tour: The Second Act

At the crossroads of epicurean artistry and story-telling lies Chef World Tour’s newest edition: The Second Act. This October and November, our legendary Bar & Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel Singapore morphs into a grand stage for global flavours, converging tales and tastes from far and wide, featuring the world’s most exciting culinary talent at the peak of their creative powers.

ARCA
10 October – 15 October 2023

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience ARCA, a slightly off-the-grid restaurant nestled on the jungle side of Tulum’s beach road, at this once-in-a-lifetime week-long residency in Raffles Hotel Singapore. Helmed by Chef Jose Luis Hinostroza, his culinary journey mirrors the rhythm of nature – budding, blossoming, evolving. He crafts dishes that blend tradition with innovation. Join us as we savour new gastronomic horizons with his renewed vision.

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Alberta’s
7 November – 12 November 2023

Led by Chef Ben Ing, he is committed to procuring hyper-seasonal produce at Alberta’s Kitchen & Store and works intimately with local farmers to curate dishes that celebrate the region’s freshest flavours. Experience the synergy of his past and the promise of his future as his culinary creations unveil a narrative rich in tradition, yet boldly forward-looking.

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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.

Opening hours

Restaurant

Lunch
Monday, Thursday to Sunday

12:00pm to 2:30pm (last order)
Last seating: 2:15pm
Last order for Tentazioni Menu: 2.00pm

Dinner
Monday, Thursday to Sunday

6:00pm to 9:45pm (last order)
Last seating: 9.30pm
Last order for Tentazioni Menu: 9.15pm

Bar
Monday, Thursday to Sunday
12:00pm to 10:30pm (last order)

Closed on Tuesday & Wednesday

Address

1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
(Located next to the main building)

Dress Code

Casual Chic.

Gentlemen are encouraged to wear collared shirts and trousers with appropriate footwear and dress shorts will be allowed during lunch. Ladies may be dressed in dresses, skirts or trousers with appropriate footwear. Slip-ons and flip-flops are not permitted.

 

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Contact us

6412 1816
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.

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