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Dining Options Around The Museums

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After feeding your soul with the exhibits at the National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery Singapore and Asian Civilisations Museum, feed your body by popping into the eateries located within these historic buildings.


If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, this triple Michelin-starred fine-dining establishment should definitely be on your list. Located in the Supreme Court wing of the National Gallery Singapore and helmed by Chef Julien Royer, Odette features modern French cuisine with subtle Asian touches. Decorated in a soft colour palette, the restaurant exudes a classy feel with a glass-enclosed kitchen that allows diners to watch the chefs at work.

As Odette boasts ever-changing set menus, it’s the luck of the draw whether you get to taste Chef Royer’s signature dishes — such as rose-smoked organic egg, and mushroom tea — or more exotic fare such as pigeon breast with a kampot pepper crust.

1 St Andrew’s Road #01-04
Singapore 178957
Tel: 6385 0498

Opening Hours
Monday: dinner only
Tue–Sat: lunch and dinner
Sun & PH: closed

Lunch: 12pm–1.15pm (last seating)
Dinner: 7pm–8.15pm (last seating)

The National Gallery has underground parking, with the entrance located on Coleman Street.



For casual dining on Chinese food, check out Empress by the Privé Group. Taking up space in a part of the Asian Civilisations Museum, the restaurant offers traditional Cantonese-style dishes with a modern twist. Beautifully appointed, the restaurant does not look overtly Chinese —there are no red lanterns hanging anywhere! Subtle orientalism can be found in the Chinese-style paintings and motifs on the carpets.

Here, you can enjoy tantalising dim sum platters containing xiao long bao, siew yoke, wasabi mayo prawn, as well as signature items such as the triple roast platter, seared Angus beef tenderloin cubes, and king prawn dumpling in supreme broth.

1 Empress Place #01-03
Singapore 179555
Tel: 6238 8733

Opening Hours
Lunch (Mon-Fri): 11.30am–3pm
(last order 2.30pm)

Lunch (Sat-Sun): 11.00am–4pm
(a la carte last order 2.30pm)
(dim sum brunch last seating 2pm, last order 3.30pm)

Bar Snacks & Cocktails: 5pm–12am
(bar snacks last order 10.30pm))

Dinner: 6pm–11pm
(last order 10.30pm)

Parking is available in nearby buildings. Check out the basement car parks at:
– New Parliament House
– Six Battery Road
– One Fullerton


Privé ACM

The Privé Group runs another F&B establishment in the Asian Civilisations Museum. Called Privé, it is a cheerful spot full of wooden, rattan and wicker furniture that offers unbeatable views of the Singapore River and the CBD skyline. Whether you choose to dine al fresco or stay indoors in air-conditioned comfort, you are assured of stunning waterfront vistas.

Serving simple and approachable food, the restaurant has an extensive menu that features palate-pleasing favourites, such as eggs benedict, Wagyu beef burger, and sticky date pudding. It also contains a range of healthy salads and sandwiches, as well as vegetarian options that should delight health-conscious patrons.

1 Empress Place #01-02
Singapore 179555
Tel: 6776 0777

Opening Hours
Mon –Thur & Eve of PH: 8.30am–10.30pm (last order 10pm)
Fri & Sat: 8.30am–12am (last order: food 10.30pm, drinks 11.30pm)
Sun & PH: 9am–10.30pm (last order for food & drinks 10pm)

Parking is available in nearby buildings. Check out the basement car parks at:
– New Parliament House
– Six Battery Road
– One Fullerton



The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore, but the stunning, whitewashed colonial building houses a restaurant that serves modern European fare. Flutes is an award-winning restaurant that offers a variety of dining options. You can choose to have an executive set lunch or dine from the a la carte menu in the elegant high-ceilinged Jubilee Room or al fresco on the charming William Farquhar Terrace.

Executive Chef Peter Rollinson believes in letting the natural flavours of ingredients shine, curating stellar dishes that often incorporate local produce. Among the sumptuous dishes on the menu are Queen Victoria’s green pea soup, Challan duck breast, Maine lobster laksa noodles, and soursop baked alaska.

On weekends, brunch and English afternoon tea (for parties of 10 and above) are available.

93 Stamford Road #01-02
Singapore 178897
Tel: 6338 8770

Opening Hours
Weekday Lunch: 11.30am–2pm (last order)
Saturday Brunch: 10.30am–2.30pm (last order)
Sunday Brunch: 10.30am–4pm (last order)
Dinner Hours (Mon–Fri): 6.30pm–10pm (last order)
Dinner Hours (Sat): 6.30pm–10.30pm (last order)
English Afternoon Tea: Tea will be served for parties of 10 and above

Limited lots on premises. More lots at Singapore Management University, Manulife Centre, Fort Canning Park and YMCA.