Part of Singapore’s appeal has to come from its wonderful multicultural diversity. With so many nationalities living side-by-side, this diversity affects many aspects of life in Singapore. Perhaps one of the most noticeable of which is food.
Influenced by Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian cultures, Singaporean food offers a heady mix of flavours that never fail to delight the senses. Food in Singapore is also influenced by countries much farther afield, with French cuisine being particularly popular.
From classic French cooking to modern Asian dishes incorporating dazzling French fusion, Singapore offers a wide range of French bistros to delight Gallic gastronomes. So, let’s look at some of the best French bistros in Singapore that provide an authentic French experience.
For an intimate dining experience and classic French cuisine, it’s hard to go past La Brasserie. Set within the wonderfully elegant Fullerton Bay Hotel, La Brasserie is a timeless salon-style restaurant, complete with herringbone oak floors, and furnishings that incorporate warm greys, burnt oranges and dark aubergines.
And of course, there is that view. Making the most of its prime location, the restaurant features 10-metre floor-to-ceiling windows, offering views over the fabulous Marina Bay waterfront. The menu in this chic restaurant includes French classics, such as beef tartare, and even a DIY bloody Mary bar that is part of its Sunday Brunch menu.
With attentive, discreet service, you can delight in the French classics on this epicurean adventure and sample wine from the extensive fine wine cellar, handpicked from the world’s best vineyards.
For lovers of Saveur, there are four Saveur restaurants in Singapore to choose from. Whether you opt for Saveur Purvis Street or Saveur Far East Plaza, Saveur The Cathay or Saveur Art ION Orchard, you are sure to find a delightful French experience to tantalise your tastebuds.
Reflecting the intention of founders Chef Joshua Khoo and Chef Dylan Ong, Saveur works to bring the very best French cuisine to diners at an affordable price. Expect beautifully crafted signature dishes such as the exquisite duck confit, as well as a delectable selection of French-inspired delights.
With two Michelin stars, you know you are in for something special at Odette. Situated within National Gallery Singapore, Odette is helmed by renowned French chef, Julian Royer. Having moved on from JAAN, Royer created Odette as a fine dining restaurant with a menu and concept inspired by his grandmother.
Born into a family of farmers, Royer appreciates the value of seasonal produce. He works to showcase the best seasonal ingredients from around the world, bringing out the best in each ingredient to create truly mouth-watering French cuisine.
Bistro Du Vin
Transporting diners to France, Bistro Du Vin offers a bustling French bistro experience in the heart of Singapore. Comfortable and relaxed, this is a place you can visit to enjoy hearty traditional French dishes made with the freshest of ingredients, surrounded by laughter and conversation.
If you’re looking for authentic French dining that really celebrates the joie de vivre, then this is the place to be!
Turning towards the more sophisticated side of French dining, Les Amis offers fine dining that focuses on meticulous attention to detail, while sourcing and serving the finest fresh ingredients. With its carefully curated menu driven by the availability of seasonal produce, Les Amis attracts food connoisseurs from around the world, seeking out the best in contemporary French cuisine.