Best French Restaurants in Singapore

Singapore French RestaurantsBrasserie Les Saveurs, photo by ladyironchef.

Apart from the key attractions like the Singapore Flyer, Sentosa, Universal Studios, and the Marina Bay Sands, the most appealing thing about Singapore is food. In Singapore, there are many restaurants serving different cuisines from all over the world, and it is one of the best things about dining out in Singapore.

French Cuisine is extremely popular in Singapore, and we are lucky to have many restaurants serving good and authentic French food.

Here’s my list of the Best French Restaurants in Singapore.


Absinthe French Restaurant


Previously at Bukit Pasoh Road, Absinthe French Restaurant has shifted to its current location Boat Quay and it remains one of the top tables for French cuisine in Singapore. It is a classy venue to bring your business associates for a casual luncheon. At S$38++/pax, the 3-course set lunch – which features dishes like braised beef cheeks, and homemade Angus beef burger – is a steal.

72 Boat Quay
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place/Clarke Quay


Au Jardin Les Amis


Offering French fine dining amidst the Singapore Botanical Gardens, Au Jardin by the Les Amis Group is one of the top Singapore restaurants. They offer a superb Sunday Brunch at $88; dinner degustation menu at $225/pax; as well as Table d’hôte – host’s table menu – where multi course meals with only a few choices are charged, at a fixed total price.

1 Cluny Road
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Tel: +65 6466 8812


Au Petit Salut


I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Au Petit Salut is one of my favourite restaurants in Singapore. You are really missing out if you have not been there before.

40c Harding road
Tanglin Village (Dempsey)
Tel: +65 6475 1976
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Bistro du vin Shaw


Bistro Du Vin


Another French restaurant by the Les Amis group, Bistro Du Vin at Shaw Centre is a casual French Bistro serving classical French food. If you are looking for a restaurant in Orchard road to have dinner, why not drop by Bistro Du Vin?

1 Scotts Road
#02-12 Shaw Centre
Tel: +65 6733 7763

56 Zion Road
Tel: +65 6836 6313


Brasserie Les Saveurs


As you can see from the first photo of this post, Brasserie Les Saveurs at The St. Regis Singapore is a gorgeous restaurant. It is easily one of the most beautiful restaurants in Singapore. The food at Brasserie Les Saveurs is equally stunning. Besides the brasserie-style refined French cuisine during lunch and dinner, they also have a luxurious Champagne Brunch on Sunday and afternoon high tea on weekdays.

29 Tanglin Road
The St. Regis
Tel: +65 6506 6888


Brasserie Gavroche


66 Tras Street
Tel: +65 6225 8266

Beef Bourguignon


Balzac Brasserie


9 Bras Basah Road
#01-01 Rendezvous Hotel Gallery
Tel: +65 6336 0797

Escargot


Chez Petit Salut


Located at Chip Bee Gardens, Chez Petit Salut is the sister restaurant of Au Petit Salut, and it is a great causal dining option if you are craving for French food.

44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-54
Chip Bee Gardens Singapore
Tel: +65 6474 9788
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village


Choupinette


Tucked in a corner along Bukit Timah road near Coronation Plaza, Choupinette is a charming little place that serves bistrot style dinner, and lovely French pastries. They are very popular with expatiates, especially during weekend brunch, so be sure to make a reservation in advance if you want your Pain au chocolat and Croissant.

607 Bukit Timah Road #01-01
Tel: +65 6466 0613
Tue to Thu: 9am – 8pm
Fri: 9am – 10pm
Sat: 8am – 10pm
Sun: 8am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

Cocotte Duck Confit


Cocotte


Located on the ground level of Wanderlust boutique hotel, Cocotte serves up unpretentious, rustic French cuisine in a casual and comfortable setting. Cocotte is all about communal dining. Go with a group of friends, and remember to order the Poulet Roti – their signature roasted whole organic chicken.

2 Dickson Road
Ground Level Wanderlust Hotel
Tel: +65 6298 1188
Nearest Station: Bugis

DB Bistro Moderne


DB Bistro Moderne


With all the michelin star restaurants opening in Singapore, it is so exciting to be living here right now. Daniel Boulud’s name is synonymous with fine dining in New York, and his signature Manhattan restaurant, DB Bistro Moderne is probably one of the ‘slightly more affordable’ options among the Marina Bay Sands celebrity chef restaurants.

10 Bayfront Ave
#B1-48 Marina Bay Sands
Tel: +65 6688 8525


Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine


Gunther’s restaurant by the Garibaldi group, was ranked 84th in S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2010. During weekdays, they offer a fantastic 3 course set lunch for just $38++.

36 Purvis Street
#01-03 Talib Centre
Tel: +65 6338 8955


L’Entrecote


Around the world, many restaurants featuring steak dishes use the word entrecôte as their name or part of their name, and L’Entrecote at Duxton Hill is no exception. If you are looking for a nice restaurant that serves steak and fries, here’s the perfect place to go.

36 Duxton Hill
Tel: +65 6238 5700

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon


L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon


As at all L’Ateliers around the world, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at Resorts World Sentosa has contrasting and sexy red and black interiors, and you can choose to dine in either the casual counter-dining side, or the more formal table side.

8 Sentosa Gateway
Level 1 Hotel Michael
Resorts World Sentosa
Tel: +65 6577 7888

Duck Leg Confit


La Petite Cusine


La Petite Cuisine is a simple, no frills French restaurant that offers good French food at affordable prices. Where else can you find a decent restaurant that serves a good duck confit below $20?

10 Jalan Serene
#01-05 Serene centre
Tel: 6314 3173


Le Bistrot du Sommelier


Previously from Au Petit Salut, Chef Patrick Heuberger is now running Le Bistrot Du Sommelier. The French restaurant is extremely popular. If you are going there, make sure you make a reservation early in advance.

53 Armenian Street
Singapore 179940
Tel: +65 6333 1982

Poulet


Poulet Restaurant


French restaurants are aplenty in Singapore, it is not difficult to find good French food here. But if you are on a hunt for a pocket-friendly option, the options become considerately limited. So I was quite excited to hear about Poulet, a casual French restaurant, by the Thai Express group, at the new Bugis+ (previously Illuma) which specialises in poulet rôti (roast chicken).

It is a casual dining place that serves affordable and decent French fare. The food is acceptable; and at these prices, there is little to fault.

201 Victoria Street
Level 4 Bugis+, Singapore
Tel: +65 6509 9411
Daily: 11.30am – 9.30pm


Picotin


The laid-back atmosphere of the bistro makes Picotin the ideal place for a nice escape from town. Just in case you might be interested, it is partly owned by award winning chef Emmanuel Stroobant of Saint Pierre (see below).

100 Turf Club Road
Tel: +65 6877 1191

Saveur


Saveur Restaurant


From a stall in a coffee shop to a full-fledged restaurant at Purvis Street, Saveur Restaurant has done a good job serving inexpensive French food. The long line of hungry patrons during meal times is a testament to its popularity. Most of the main courses are averagely priced at $10. So, if you are on a budget, check out Saveurs. Remember to go early, or be prepared to queue.

5 Purvis Street #01-04
Tel: +65 6100 1788
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm

Pork medallions


The French Stall


The French Stall is the restaurant that most people mention when you ask them where to have French food in Little India. Homely French food in an unpretentious (road-side) setting.

544 Serangoon Road
Tel: +65 6299 3544


Which is the best French Restaurant in Singapore? Where do you go to satisfy your craving for good and authentic French food? Which is the next French Bistro/Brasserie you want to visit next? Bon appétit!