Looking for the perfect French restaurant in Singapore? Here’s our guide to the best tables for Francophiles.
For a long time, French has been the cuisine of fine dining in Singapore. It still is, but thankfully for our wallets, there are now more French restaurants (and bistros) in Singapore serving pates, oyster mignonettes, croque monsieurs and other classics that are kind on your wallet. Ahead, we’ve put together a big list of places to indulge in glorious Gallic fare – from fancy restaurants for a special occasion to casual and breezy outdoor spots.
Best French restaurants in Singapore
Nestled within Amoy Street is the very trendy French bistro Josephine. Walking into the restaurant is like stepping into someone’s home, where you’re warmly greeted by service staff. Not only is the food delicious, but it also carries the essence and authenticity of French cuisine with it. For wine lovers, expect some of the best sips here as Josephine doubles as a wine bar. Or opt for refreshing cocktails – just take your pick.
Josephine, 97 Amoy Street, Singapore 069917
At Dempsey Hill, you’ll find an old colonial chapel home to Claudine. It’s a French neo-brasserie by Julien Royer and The Lo & Behold Group. Inspired by the simple pleasures of home cooking, Claudine brings you timeless French classics and recipes with local twists. Start off with a Miyabi madai carpaccio before moving on to warm your soul with Claudine’s bouillabaisse with saffron.
Claudine, 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541
3. Les Amis
A three Michelin-starred concept that indulges all visitors in a discerning fine dining experience, Les Amis is polished in that classic French way. With its accolades, you can bet prices are on the higher end. But for French dishes that ooze elegance and hit all the right notes in terms of flavour, it’s well worth the splurge.
Les Amis, #01-16, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
Housed at the prestigious National Gallery, the three Michelin-starred Odette is a dreamy fine dining restaurant famed for its innovative French cuisine. Each dish tells a story, through well thought out seasonal ingredients and artful presentation. Oh, and you can’t look past the gorgeous interior, which is clad in alluring pastels – a fine job by Singaporean artist Dawn Ng.
Odette, #01-04, National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
This restaurant combines the unique flavours of European and Asian cuisines to satisfy your tastebuds. From small plates to a variety of dishes to share, head chef Han teleports you to France with his creations. You’ll be treated to his unique and refined approach that’s presented through each plated masterpiece. We’re in love with the classy tapas pairings where you have a drink paired with an appetiser. But you can skip straight to mains. Either way, you’ll be treated to scrumptious grub!
Beurre@23, #01-01, 23 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089837
6. Bistro du Vin
French onion soup, duck leg confit and escargots are just some of the rustic French offerings you’ll find at Bistro du Vin. Part of the Les Amis Group, this casual eatery at Shaw Centre offers comforting fare and a homely dining experience that promises an authentic taste of France, all at a reasonable price to boot. Its popularity with the French population in Singapore is testimony enough for us!
Bistro du Vin, #01-14, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
This Parisian bistro on Duxton Hill‘s menu is damn good (pardon our French). Its l’entrecôte steak is a popular dish with a legendary secret sauce generously poured over tender sliced steak. Beautifully accompanied with golden French fries and green salad with walnuts. The decadent mousse au chocolat which is a delicious chocolatey treat.
L’Entrecote, multiple locations including Customs House and Duxton Hill
Another Michelin-starred French restaurant in Singapore, Meta takes French classics and gives them an Asian (mostly Korean) spin. It uses mostly fresh and seasonal ingredients in its creations. Service is warm, and diners can choose from an ever-changing menu of four courses at lunch or seven courses at dinner. Once you’re all settled in, sit back, relax and enjoy the culinary ride.
Meta, 9 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238959
9. Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine
Gunther’s is more than a restaurant to chef Gunther Hubrechsen. It’s a second home for him to devise and visualise his culinary creations. The restaurant’s luxurious art nouveau-styled interior incorporates panel art pieces and features natural, flowing patterns. But more importantly, the meticulously designed dining room sets the stage for chef Gunther’s unique creations. Guided by the seasons, each ingredient is highlighted to bring out its unique characteristics.
Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine, #01-03, 36 Purvis Street, Singapore 188613
A cosy bistro and wine bar located in the buzzy Keong Saik ‘hood, Gaston brings you on a culinary journey through Burgundy. Rich with Burgundian heritage, homemade specialties of the region are given touches of flair while keeping true to tradition. French comfort food here is complemented by quality wines from France and beyond.
Gaston, 25 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089132
French classics are served at Atout. The restaurant is a culmination of Patrick Heuberger’s 17-year journey as he found his way to being the chef-owner of his dream restaurant. Its locale – the sequestered enclave of Dempsey – and the breezy alfresco area make this a perfect spot for date nights. The informal bistro fare here isn’t fussy and will have you relaxing with a glass of wine.
Atout, 40C Harding Road, Singapore 249548
12. Brasserie Les Saveurs
Enjoy a contemporary French dining experience anchored by Parisian class at Brasserie Les Saveurs. While you take in the hand-cut glass chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows, tuck into a curated selection of epicurean delights ranging from brunch bites to afternoon tea nibbles. For savoury meals, relish in mains that range from seafood to poultry. Oh, and there’s a vegetarian menu available too.
Brasserie Les Saveurs, The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
13. La Dame de Pic
French delights within an iconic heritage building? Yes, please. Anne-Sophie Pic is a third-generation Michelin-starred chef, following in the footsteps of her Michelin-starred father and grandfather. The set menus here change with the seasons, but expect a complex array of flavours and aromatics as the food explores every ingredient’s full flavour potential.
La Dame de Pic, Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Looking for a French restaurant in Singapore that doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet? Challenge accepted! Enter Saveur. This no-frills restaurant serves hearty French standards that won’t break the bank. This humble bistro boasts one of the most honest forms of cooking, showcasing timeless regional classics. If you’re looking to impress your beau for date night and not worry about cost, this is the place to be.
Saveur, #01-04, 5 Purvis Street, Singapore 188584
15. Les Bouchons
Go back to basics at Les Bouchons, reputed as one of Singapore’s best steakhouses. The house specials include cuts of angus beef, and they come with free-flow (yes, really!) homemade fries. The latter’s certainly not for the faint-hearted (or health-conscious). For our friends out there that aren’t keen on meat, Les Bouchons has an Impossible steak!
Les Bouchons, multiple locations including Ann Siang Road and Robertson Quay
16. Taratata Brasserie
For a dose of authentic French fare – and some of the most value-for-money set lunches in Keong Saik – Taratata Brasserie is your best bet. Chef-owner Bertrand Raguin works hard at dishing out classic French dishes complemented with top-class hospitality. Find your Gallic favourites like duck confit and beef tartare served with fries.
Taratata Brasserie, 35A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089142
17. Brasserie Gavroche
Tucked away in an unassuming little shophouse is this homely Parisian bistro. French fare is made using recipes passed down to chef Frederic Colin from his grandfather Henri. French cheese trolley and traditional French onion soup are just some of the many authentic dishes you can look forward to.
Brasserie Gavroche, 66 Tras Street, Singapore 079005
18. Fleur de Sel
Fleur De Sel offers a laidback setting for diners to enjoy refined French dishes. Among its set lunches and dinners, you’ll see familiar favourites making an appearance from time to time. The menu rotates often, and if you’re feeling extra fancy, go for the degustation menu. Oh, and the chef is known to make his rounds across the restaurant to chat with diners, adding to the homely atmosphere.
Fleur de Sel, #01-01, 64 Tras Street, Singapore 079003
19. Rhubarb Le Restaurant
Gallic cuisine runs the gamut from classy to cosy, and this restaurant is no doubt the latter. The one Michelin-starred spot houses just seven tables where diners can watch the chef in action as he personally prepares his contemporary French dishes with finesse. When you’re served intricately plated dishes, you’ll see what we’re talking about.
Rhubarb Le Restaurant, 3 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089589
20. The Summerhouse
It’s all about the countryside and summer vibes at The Summerhouse. The Au Balcon is nestled among the rolling greenery of Seletar. Enjoy French favourites served family style with the chef’s selection of sustainably sourced ingredients. Gather your friends and share stories over a multitude of mains that are meant to be shared. Top it all off with a decadent dessert and you’ve succeeded in having an indulgent night. Heaven.
The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
21. Saint Pierre
This two Michelin-starred restaurant knows a thing or two about fine dining, with its modern French fare and Asian-inspired elements. Taking up an elegant space at One Fullerton, with spectacular views of the Marina Bay waterfront, Saint Pierre offers a beautiful dining experience that combines quality ingredients and amazing flavours.
Saint Pierre, #02-02B, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
There you go! A complete list of the best French restaurants in Singapore that deliver to your door.
[This article was originally published in 2016 and updated in 2023 by Ashe Liao.]