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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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! :-(
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.
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!
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.
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.