We can’t afford to pack our luggage and jet off to Paris as and when the craving for French food hits us. But thankfully, there’s plenty of authentic French restaurants right here in Singapore. Read on to discover 6 such places that you have to visit!
Absinthe is a fine-dining restaurant with a lovely atmosphere, especially if the weather allows for alfresco river-side dining. For starters, try the Irish Oysters served with fresh lemon and shallot vinegar, and for mains, you won’t regret the Classic Canard Confit, which is a duck leg confit with Sarladaise potatoes, mushrooms, and a Madiran wine sauce.
72 Boat Quay, 049860, Singapore
2. L’Entrecote the French Brasserie
Step into L’Entrecote and you’ll be momentarily transported to France – its interior is modelled after a typical Parisian Brasserie. This place is famous for its internationally-acclaimed Entrecote steak, so be sure to give it a try! We also recommend the profiteroles to top off a sumptuous meal.
Suntec City, #B1-128/129, 038983, Singapore
3. 31 Bar & Kitchen
31 Bar & Kitchen is a cozy and artfully outfitted place serving French and International cuisine. Their Pan Fried Foie Gras with Shallot Confit on Brioche Toast is a real winner, and why not order a glass of wine or two from their extensive and meticulously curated winelist?
31 Keong Saik Road, 089138, Singapore
4. Cafe & Bar Gavroche
Cafe & Bar Gavroche is a charming place located on Tras Street that’s perfect for brunch. Make plans for their Weekend Breakfast À La Française, which showcases plenty of freshly-baked croissants, pastries and country breads, together with delicious French jams and egg dishes. Now that’s brunch done right.
69 Tras Street, 079008, Singapore
L’Euphoriz’s name is a clever play of words, incorporating the French term “L’euphorie”, which means euphoria, the French term “riz”, which means rice, and the Vietnamese term “pho”, a popular noodle soup dish. Try their beef tenderloin and beef ball noodle soup, and there will only be one question on your mind – who would have thought that French and Vietnamese cuisines could complement each other so well?
8 Shenton Way, #01-21 AXA Tower, 068811, Singapore
6. Au Petit Salut
We’ve saved the best for the last. Located at Dempsey, Au Petit Salut is a fine dining restaurant which is renowned for serving quality French food that packs in some serious flavour. We especially love the Roasted Saddle of Lamb, and you can’t go home without trying the Confit of Mangalica Pork Belly as well. Worth every single one of your calories.
40C Harding Road, 249548, Singapore