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5.2 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews

Flutes

City Hall European $$ +100
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About Flutes

Dear diners, please be aware that this restaurant will only be serving a Valentine’s Day menu on 14th February 2017. There will be seatings at 18:00 and 20:45, and please also be aware that no reservation is confirmed until the restaurant has contacted you directly to ask for payment of a deposit.

A bar and restaurant located inside the National Museum of Singapore, Flutes provides an elegant setting for enjoying some of the city’s finest European and international favourites, with great service and chic decor. Using the finest ingredients and the best produce, the chefs behind the scenes at this beloved dining establishment on Stamford Road whip up gourmet creations that even the pickiest food snobs can get on board with. Located close to Fort Canning Park, Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall stations, Flutes is the perfect place for a delicious dinner after a day at the museum.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 14:00, 18:30 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 14:00, 18:30 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 14:00, 18:30 - 22:30
  • Thursday 11:30 - 14:00, 18:30 - 22:30
  • Friday 11:30 - 14:00, 18:30 - 22:30
  • Saturday 10:30 - 14:30, 18:30 - 22:00
  • Sunday 10:30 - 16:00
Flutes, Stamford Road, National Museum of Singapore, #01-02 93, 178897 singapore

Further Information

Take a look at Flutes’ a la carte, beverage and wine menus!

What could be better after a day spent at the museum than a meal of pan-fried foie gras or seared Atlantic scallops? Probably nothing, and the good news is that you can enjoy gourmet dishes like these among many others at Flutes, a restaurant and bar conveniently located inside the National Museum of Singapore. Featuring a terrace with outdoor seating as well as plenty of indoor dining space, Flutes provides a calm location to relax along busy Stamford Road near the Museum district and Singapore’s City Hall. Originally opened in a different location in 2004, Flutes has found a lasting home in Singapore’s oldest national museum.

Flutes offers a variety of options throughout the day, our favourite being the afternoon tea. Enjoy savoury options like duck rillette with mustard fruit chutney, caramelised onion quiche or mini prawn cocktail. Sample some of Singapore’s finest teas alongside sweets such as chocolate mousse tartlets and mini Victorian sponge cakes. Come by the restaurant for dinner and indulge in a number of European and international options: pear barley and mushroom risotto, grain-fed lamb cutlet, duck breast and beef tenderloin, just to name a few. End your meal with a slice of the decadent lavender cheesecake and take a bite out of the sweet life. Reserve a table and enjoy a gourmet meal at Flutes, best accessed from Singapore’s City Hall or Dhoby Ghaut stations.

CHEF'S CHOICE

77 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: mute
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 09:16

A beautiful dining room with excellent food and great service. When full it is a tad noisy as has wooden floors and high ceiling but still worth it!

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 10:24

Food and service is good! The restaurant called me up to remind me to email the confirmation form, before they need to cancel my booking. Appreciate that !

2 reviews so far 6
17.02.2017 08:40

The restaurant is located inside the Singapore National Museum, which is just a walking distance from the Dhoby Ghaut Mrt Station. The restaurant decor and settings are very pretty. It gives off a romantic and cozy vibe. The service and food is excellent. Recommend the Lamb rack and Oyster.

2 reviews so far 6
16.02.2017 09:49

The restaurant is located in the National Museum which is the perfect frame for its extraordinary dining experience. We had dinner within the week and we appreciated that the restaurant was just half filled. Decent, competent and very good service, reacting on each guest behaviour and always resp. only be present when needed. I appreciated that wine could be tasted before ordering it. Despite being tempted to go "a la carte", we decided to take their five course menu because it promised us a mix of seafood, fish and beef, crowned with a nice dessert. It was the perfect choice and we enjoyed the chef's creativity composing well known tastes of ingredients to an astonishing new flavour of each dish. We discovered later that they had as well a nice terrace outside with greenery and the charm of the historical architecture of the National Museum. Promised, this will be the location for our next dinner there.

1 review so far 6
02.08.2016 08:17

Flutes was the first "romantic" dinner away from the kids since our recent move to Singapore from New York City, and it did not disappoint. The ambience was lovely (we were the only one's who chose to sit outside surrounded by the beautiful National Museum of Singapore, as if having a private dinner for two). We started with the pan seared foie gras and scallops....our only complaint was we wished the foie gras was twice the portion size because it was so good! :-) For the main course my wife had the lamb loin (incredibly tender and well prepared) and I had the chili crab pasta (very nice mix of spice and flavor, with a sizeable piece of fresh crab meat still in the shell but cracked for ease....I can't count the number of restaurants where I've ordered crab or lobster pasta or soup with little to no meat anywhere to be found, so this was a pleasant surprise). Finally, at some point during the dinner, we mentioned in passing to our waitress we just moved to Singapore. Then about 15 minutes after our main course as we finished our wine, she brought a beautifully presented dessert plate with "Welcome to Flutes" written in chocolate script along the bottom....on the house! This was illustrative of the service throughout the dinner, which was attentive, helpful and always pleasant. Flutes was a great welcome to the Singapore fine dining scene!

2 reviews so far 3
13.03.2016 09:19

Having been to Flutes in it's original location in Fort Canning - also choosing it as our wedding location - I obviously had a vision and expectation in my mind. Unfortunately, the evening did not live up to that vision and expectation. It lacked ambience and atmosphere and unless my memory fails me, the food wasn't as good. Maybe it was the setting of Flutes at the Fort or maybe the new setting but whatever it was I was disappointed with the evening. Also when I made the booking it asks if it is for a special occasion and it was for my husband's birthday. Why ask if nothing is made of it! :-(

1 review so far 5
30.11.2015 09:58

Flutes is a favourite for their excellent service and delicious food and I've never been disappointed. A particular favourite is the way they do fish. I've had fish a couple of times there and it's brilliant - satisfyingly crispy skin and tender, juicy bites beneath. The menu changes regularly so you're never bored and I certainly look forward to my next visit.

1 review so far 6
31.03.2016 18:57

Beautiful museum restaurant for the executive lunch. Had the clam chowder, grilled snapper with mussells and deconstructed apple crumble. Excellent quality and we were well looked after by our sommelier! I have been twice before and Flutes never fails to impress. An old world and dignified setting.

2 reviews so far 6
20.08.2016 08:28

Flutes is a top restaurant , located in a beautiful museum of singapore. The food is excellent and the service is perfect ! It's always a pleasure to come back ! I recommend specially the wayu carpaccio beef with truffles as starter. Enjoy the moment !

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 19:43

Wonderful service. Excellent food and beautiful ambience. I miss the old Flutes, but you have captured the elegance that has always been Flutes. Kind Regards Deirdre

4 reviews so far 6
15.02.2016 09:04

Flutes is one of my all time favourite restaurants. The ambiance is romantic and pleasant. The staff are professional and friendly. The food is tasteful and delightful. My first choice for celebrations in a quiet and comfortable setting.

1 review so far 4
13.03.2016 08:41

The dinning room was very pleasant Service a little slow Food was beautifully presented The Squid terrine was superb We had visited flutes many years ago in the fire chiefs old house the beef with potatoes then was a big affair on the bone served on a platter for two to share. Last night it had changed to wagyu beef already sliced. Although beef was very tender we where expecting a piece of beef Ribb as before where you carve at table. Desserts we very good Would definitely go again but try other mains. One of our table had the barramundi fish as a main it was every good. Excellent yum yum!

1 review so far 6
02.03.2016 09:41

Service was commendable particularly mentioning Mr Ali (I think is the manager) were extremely attentive and able to predict our needs before we even ask for it. Ali make an effort to find out what occasion we are celebrating. Knowing it was a birthday celebration, he make an extra effort to have candles and words written on the dessert tray for my table. Memorable!!!

1 review so far 6
11.01.2017 09:21

Very good customer service. Had a great birthday celebration for my wife. The guy who served our table was so attentive that he noticed the dessert my wife intended to order and to give us as a complimentary birthday dessert instead before we had placed the order. Food is great too. Price is also very reasonable. 6/6 star for sure.

1 review so far 6
26.12.2015 03:26

A superb night out! Highly recommended. If you want to have that special dinner, then Flutes is the place to go. The food, wine and service was top class.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2016 20:08

Exciting combinations, fresh ingredients. The Barramundi is perfect. Great service as always it is always like coming home when we visit Flutes. We will come again.

3 reviews so far 6
26.10.2016 05:32

It was a fantastic experience dining at Flutes ! The foods were delicious, the service was great, we celebrated wedding anniversary there, it was perfect !

4 reviews so far 6
16.12.2015 13:51

Attentive and friendly service from all, especially from Rashid. Tenderloin short ribs, foie gras, scallops highly recommended, all boldly flavored and perfectly cooked. Spanish suckling pig overwhelmingly porky. We were pleasantly surprised with a complimentary beautifully decorated dessert for our wedding anniversary celebrations. Many thanks for the sweet ending.

1 review so far 4
05.12.2015 00:06

Was told restaurant had large table bookings but we were practically alone from 6.30pm to 7.15pm safe for another table of 3 in the main dining hall. Thought the female server lacked initiative leaving us alone when my guest and I were in deep conversation, and yet earlier when we needed service to order earlier, she stood at a distance when the restaurant was practically empty. Food was pleasant but preferred their lunch.

4 reviews so far 5
09.03.2016 17:49

Flutes offer a beautiful / tasteful environment, suitable for a business lunch, with a great service team, a and well-priced lunch set... The perfect recipe for a sustainable success.

1 review so far 6
29.12.2016 00:47

Delicious food with beautiful presentation, comfortable and cosy setting, with excellent and attentive services! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the executive set lunches here! Very value for money considering the excellent quality of the food, venue and services. We will definitely come back again!

2 reviews so far 3
04.08.2015 19:40

service was great.. but much to be desired for the menu. had the chef's recommendation. the potato crisp that served with the wagyu beef somehow degraded the meal. Rather have it on its own with the youszu dressing or more appropriate with the truffle shavings. the pate was great. nicely done but the preserved didnt quite agree with the meal. main course was ok but not great. lots of room for improvement honestly.. but not a bad meal plus great ambience and not too pricey came as a consolation.

1 review so far 5
05.04.2016 12:43

Flutes has a nice ambience. The quality of the food was very good and the staff service level was also very good. Will definitely re-visit!

3 reviews so far 4
10.04.2016 13:15

The chef was generous, we get complimentary starter and a yummy colourful birthday dessert for my buddy. The ambience and hospitality was great. However, I was quite disappointed with my suckling pig as it was a bit overpriced for such a small portion. Overall very beautiful presentation and taste was not too bad too.

1 review so far 5
04.10.2015 10:51

Great, the location is convenient, the dishes are very good and the waiters are very nice. A very good evening in couple. A big choice of wines and a bill is not expensive (not cheap but for the evening, that was decent price)

1 review so far 5
07.09.2016 08:37

Been away for a while and realize that flutes have moved to the National Museum. Order the beef tenderloin and lamb loin as main and they were good. For appetizer, you cannot go wrong with the wagyu beef carpaccio. and seared foie gras.

1 review so far 5
10.02.2016 08:50

Service was amazing, staff were very friendly and attentive, food was delicious, we felt the portion size was a little on the small side and the restroom was so far away. However, overall experience was lovely and we would go back again.

6 reviews so far 5
01.05.2016 19:33

I visited the resturant on a sunday for lunch. Unfortunately, they only serve bruch n not much of varity on the main course.... However, food and serve waa great. Will go again on normal days to try the other main course...

4 reviews so far 5
08.01.2016 16:07

Nice, quiet ambience. I had a very fulfilling lunch in a comfortable and elegant setting. Especially love e chilli crab pasta which e chef was kind enough to allow in my set lunch with a top-up. Well deserved money spent.

1 review so far 6
11.10.2015 09:31

Very good food and excellent service. They moved to the new location a couple of years ago. The old venue was more colonial while this one more chic. I will definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
09.05.2016 11:14

The services was fantastic! The food was super! Flute will always be my favorite place to go, and ideal place to host my guests! Keep up the good work both frontline and kitchen!

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 16:24

Excellent service! Hard to find these days! Food was very good. Best dish was the steak. Cooked to perfection. Restaurant was in the museum, which is a beautiful location to be in.

1 review so far 6
30.11.2015 22:41

Beautiful place, wonderful ambience, well trained staff. Food was great! Even though the food was pricey the portion was very generous! Will recommend people here and I would definitely be back again.

1 review so far 5
24.04.2016 17:10

Food and service continues to be second to none. We did the brunch which for the quality presentation and atmosphere is fabulous value as well compared to some cafes around town. This place is all class.

1 review so far 6
20.12.2015 14:14

Great service, food was simple and done well. Good ambience and especially liked the Geisha cocktail. And set in the cultural atmosphere of the National Museum is an added bonus.

2 reviews so far 6
05.11.2016 07:54

Excellent restaurant, cadre magnifique, cuisine fine, service impeccable, accueil chaleureux, un endroit parfait pour inviter des amis et déjeuner agréablement. C'est assez cher mais le rapport qualité/prix est bon.

1 review so far 6
21.04.2016 12:42

Wonderful - food, service, ambience was first-class - just as good as our first expience ar Flute some 5 years ago. Will not leave it that long to return!!

1 review so far 5
22.01.2016 01:26

Clean white table cloth dining, service was fantastic, food was great inky cronyism was it lacks some atmosphere and fun ... I would highly recommend trying this place the lamb was perfectly cooked :)

1 review so far 6
14.12.2015 17:35

I made reservation from the website and took my boss for set lunch. She was satisfied with the enviorment, service, food and location. Great food with great service!

1 review so far 5
10.10.2016 21:42

Food was great! Service was excellent! Came for executive lunch. Ambience was just right for anniversary celebration. Went at 1pm on a Monday afternoon and we almost had the whole restaurant to ourselves.

1 review so far 6
27.10.2015 09:04

The ambience was great for meeting up with friends or business associates. The food is good as usual and value for money especially the lunch set menu.

2 reviews so far 6
23.10.2016 22:09

Service and food were just great except for the lack of car parks on Sunday's. Will certainly go back to this restaurant but will avoid weekends 😬

1 review so far 6
09.10.2015 09:32

Wonderful food, courteous attentive service, very pleasant experience . My guest was pleased and the presentation of the food looks so good she had to take pictures.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 01:29

Attentive service and very pleasant quiet environment for brunch. Central location. The menu is kept rather simple and includes popular dishes. Highly recommended for a cosy meal with friends and loved ones.

1 review so far 4
01.11.2015 01:08

Food was good but not up to my expectations. I went to this place after seeing all the good reviews but was a bit disappointed. The restaurant was a bit quiet even on a Friday evening. Service was good though.

2 reviews so far 6
18.02.2016 07:43

Nice food and atmosphere. Great service from waiter. Have eaten here before n happy to return at some time in the future (birthday or anniversary etc)

2 reviews so far 4
30.11.2015 11:44

value for money for business lunch, great service from friendly and professional staff. however the wait for dessert is too long, it will be good if the kitchen can be alerted earlier to serve the dessert after main course

1 review so far 6
17.10.2015 22:38

Fantastic. Great service, great dish. Lovely environment. Thank you "Flutes" for the experience.

4 reviews so far 5
10.01.2016 17:24

The decor is nice, ambience is great, food and service are wonderful! Enjoy the beef and starter, they knew it was our anniversary and present the desert in a different way!

1 review so far 6
19.10.2016 13:43

The staffs were so attentive. In addition to that, they have not forgotten that it was a birthday lunch and they provided a birthday wish.