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French cuisine has long been considered the pinnacle of fine dining. Singapore has a good selection of French eateries that fit various depths of pocket, spanning chic restaurants to more affordable bistros and cafes. Here are some establishments that promise to satisfy your craving for French fare.

ODETTE

Housed in the National Gallery, Odette is a modern French restaurant helmed by chef Julien Royer. While French at its core, this three Michelin-starred restaurant also utilises local ingredients and flavours in its dishes. Rare varieties of citrus and spices from around the region find their way into the dishes, including vegetables, flowers and herbs grown right here in Singapore! At the same time, loyal followers of Royer can expect signature dishes from his time at Jaan, such as slow-cooked eggs with toasted buckwheat matched with newer seasonal dishes. A key feature of this elegant, light-filled restaurant is the glass-enclosed kitchen, where diners can watch the chefs at work.

Rosemary-Smoked Organic Egg

Address:
1 St Andrew’s Road
#01-04 National Gallery
Singapore 178957

Tel: 6385 0498

Website: odetterestaurant.com

 

Opening Hours:
Tue–Sat:
12pm–1.15pm (last seating at 1.15pm) 6.30pm–8.15pm (last seating at 8.15pm)

Closed on Mon, Sun and PH

LES BOUCHONS

Les Bouchons Ann Siang
Les Bouchons Rochester
Les Bouchons Robertson Quay

Les Bouchons’ three restaurants (in Robertson Quay, Ann Siang Hill and Rochester Park) will whisk you away to Paris with their relaxed, effortlessly chic ambience that pays homage to French bistros and steakhouses. You won’t go wrong ordering the steak and fries, which comes with salad, bread and condiments. Save space for dessert: the home-made double chocolate lava cake accompanied by vanilla ice cream is a must for chocoholics.

Steak & Fries

Les Bouchons Ann Siang

Address:
7 Ann Siang Road
Singapore 069689

Tel: 6423 0737

 

Opening Hours:
Mon–Thu: 12pm–2pm; 6.30pm–10pm

Fri: 12pm–2pm; 6pm–10.30pm

Sat: 6pm–10.30pm

Closed on Sun

Les Bouchons Rive Gauche

Address:
60 Robertson Quay #01-02
Singapore 238252

Tel: 6733 4414

 

Opening Hours:
Tue–Thu: 12pm–2pm; 6pm–10pm

Fri: 12pm–2pm; 6pm–10.30pm

Sat: 6pm–10.30pm

Sun: 12pm–3pm; 5pm–9pm

Closed on Mon

Les Bouchons Rochester

Address:
10 Rochester Park
Rochester Commons
Singapore 139221

Tel: 69048972

 

Opening Hours:

Tue–Thu: 12pm–2pm; 6pm–10pm

Fri: 12pm–2pm; 6pm–10.30pm

Sat: 12pm–3pm; 6pm–10.30pm

Sun: 12pm–3pm; 5pm–9pm

Closed on Mon

 

Website: https://www.lesbouchons.sg/

TARATATA BRASSERIE

Taratata Brasserie serves unpretentious traditional French classics in a warm, inviting space reminiscent of France’s bistros and brasseries. Imported produce with high-quality ingredients take centre stage in the kitchen, where decades-old recipes are preserved and translated with refined cooking techniques. French onion soup, beef bourguignon, steak tartare, crème brulee and chocolate fondant are some of the signature dishes you can look forward to partaking in a convivial setting.

Beef Bourguignon

Address:

35A Keong Saik Road

Singapore 089142

Tel: 6221 4506

 

Opening Hours:

Wed–Sun and eve of PH:

11.30am-2.30pm; 5.30pm-11pm

Closed on Mon & Tue

 

Website: https://taratata.sg/ 

BRASSERIE GAVROCHE

Founded and helmed by chef-owner Frederic Colin, Brasserie Gavroche offers rustic, French dishes based on recipes passed down from his grandfather Henri. Hence, you can look forward to wholesome fare such as Grandpa Henri’s baked pork terrine with duck liver, Grandpa Henri’s traditional onion soup and pan-seared whole foie gras with apple compote. Blessed with an ambience that exudes tons of Parisian joie de vivre, Brasserie Gavroche is the perfect backdrop for a sumptuous French meal.

Grandpa Henri’s Baked Pork Terrine with Duck Liver

Address:
66 Tras Street
Singapore 079005
Tel: 6225 8266

 

Website: https://brasseriegavroche.com/

 

Opening Hours:

Mon–Thu: 11.30am–2.30pm; 6.30pm–10pm

Fri–Sat & PH: 6pm–10pm

GASTON

Pochouse Bourguignon

Address:

25 Keong Saik Road

Singapore 089132

Tel: 6909 8120

Website: https://bistrogaston.sg/

 

Opening Hours:

Tue–Sat: 12pm–12am*

(last food order: 9.45pm)

*Between 2pm and 6pm, only cold cuts / cheese platters are available

Closed on Sun & Mon