Updated: Rida La Cuisine is no longer in operation.
Sick of all the pretentious overpriced Parisian haute cuisine dining concepts? Perhaps it is time to venture away from the overhyped glitzy restaurants and give Rida La Cuisine a shot instead. Located along the bustling stretch of Upper Thomson Road, Rida La Cuisine is a casual French eatery serving homestyle traditional French fare at affordable prices.
While the decors of Rida La Cuisine are far from fancy, its quaint neighbourhood vibes offer a refreshing change of ambience and we felt at home right away.
Their value-for-money simple yet divine French delicacies such as the signature Duck Confit (S$17.50), classic Pan-Fried Duck Foie Gras (S$18) and timeless Creme Brûlée (S$4) are what keep customers returning.
With a minimalistic placard erected above the storefront, Rida La Cuisine is considered relatively unnoticeable when compared to its neighbours. Perhaps a striking facade is not needed for Rida La Cuisine, who takes pride in serving lip smacking homely French gourmet at wallet-friendly prices.
We particularly enjoyed Rida La Cuisine’s tender Duck Confit served with fries or gratin (S$17.50) and The Dory Fish (S$13) served with white wine sauce and a side of butter rice.
The culinary team of this humble diner was previously trained by the reputable La Petit Cuisine, so don’t be surprised if you find the food from both places awfully similar to each other!
Customers can top up an additional S$5 to complete their hearty main courses with a soft drink and a soup/dessert of their choice. Do note that there are no waiting staff and patrons have to order and pay at the counter – hence service charges are waived. In a rush but craving for comforting French delights? Fret not, Rida La Cusiine does takeouts too.
Rida La Cuisine
227 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: +65 6456 2078
Tue to Sun: 11.3am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Marymount