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5.2 /6 Excellent 97 Reviews


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About Flutes

Dear diners, please be aware that there will be seatings at 18:00 and 20:45, and 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.


97 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 97 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: mute
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1 review so far 6
26.05.2017 16:15

Lovely atmosphere and decorations. Great food. Attentive staff. Just FYI the room can get a little echoey and loud if too many people are talking.

2 reviews so far 6
14.05.2017 00:54

A beautiful restaurant with excellent service crew. Food is appealing & we loved every bite of it. Not a single dish disappointed us. Surprised us with a complimentary dessert as we were having birthday celebration. Definitely revisit again.

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 07:46

Excellent service, food and location. A longstanding favourite in Singapore which always delivers in every way. Outside courtyard a big plus for a preprandial and smokers

1 review so far 6
03.05.2017 08:08

Flutes treated us to great service, nice atmosphere, and delicious food. The staff even noticed we were celebtrating a special occasion and offered a nice congratulatory dessert.

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! :-(

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.

3 reviews so far 6
18.04.2017 20:03

Lovely fresh and tasty dishes for the value for money set lunch, $34++ for 2 courses and $39++ for three courses. Appetizer of Atlantic scallops, Iberico ham and beans was excellent, my friend's cream of pea soup with truffle oil exquisite with fresh crab flakes. We both had the halibut, mussels, prawn and couscous stew, quite divine with the fragrance of wine in the sauce. Portions are small so hearty eaters may need more of the toasted bread with butter. We asked for one dessert, a tangy pannacotta with Rotella and chopped berries. Would have been perfect if they served coffee with the set. Service warm, friendly, gracious and helpful, that was perfect!

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
14.03.2017 18:56

Were recommended to go there by some friends - it was our anniversary. The restaurant is in a beautiful room, the service unbelievable, and the food perfect. Could have not asked for more. Perfect restaurant for a lovely evening. Than you Flutes. Will recommend you to my friends.

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.

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.

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.

8 reviews so far 5
02.03.2017 15:43

Ambience of the restaurant is great, food is fantastic too. We (3 of us) were there to celebrate a friend's birthday and she got a complimentary affogato as a dessert which was unexpected. Will certainly visit this restaurant again. However, parking is an issue as there're limited car park spaces.

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!

1 review so far 5
29.12.2016 11:21

I am a visitor to Singapore. This is a restaurant that I plan to visit during my holidays. It does not disappointed me. A beautiful restaurant. Enough choices for lunch. Excellent appetizer, the portion in the main course (salmon) is small. The best part is the dessert. Highly recommend!

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
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
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
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.

1 review so far 5
05.05.2017 12:41

Nice ambience and good service. The price is affordable if you are looking for a special place to have a special celebration. i am there to celebrate my husband birthday with my daughter and also my friend. Staff there are very friendly.

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
28.12.2016 12:10

Very good experience. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and we felt it was money well spent. Staff were attentive and the ambience was great. Highly recommended . Free parking as well

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
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 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
12.02.2017 18:09

Great place with great service. Enjoyed the ambiance and food with the family for a birthday occasion. Good value in the middle of town. A place to consider again in the future.

2 reviews so far 6
31.12.2016 10:31

Good service, delicious food and great ambience. Will suggest if have jazz music then that will be great. Highly recommended :) for those who don't mind to pay for high price

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.

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 5
15.04.2017 06:11

We were 1st to arrive. The staffs were warmth and very welcoming. Excellent services. We had the 5 course set dinner. Delicious especially the spring lamb. Will ve back to try out the ala carte.

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!!

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.

2 reviews 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!