5 French Restaurants in Singapore That Offer Affordable Fine Dining
Fancy and expensive are the first impressions that most of us have on the subject of French fine dining. But this is not always the case, especially in Singapore. The city has excellent restaurants where you can treat yourself to a fine French meal without burning a hole in your pocket.
So set aside those worries about the bill and check out these restaurants with an affordable French menu:
1. Les Bouchons
This charming French restaurant is the perfect place for a chill Sunday brunch with family and friends. Les Bouchons is also known to be one of Singapore’s first restaurants to serve French Steak Fries. You will get your money’s worth with their huge portions, which are more than enough for sharing.
Steak-lovers will surely love Les Bouchon’s signature dish, Grilled Black Angus Ribeye Steak with Vigneron Butter. Many would find the SGD 43 price tag worth it than other restaurants, especially since it comes with an unlimited serving of fries.
2. So France
If you love the ambience of a typical French brasserie just like those in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, or Marseille, then So France at Fraser Street will become your favourite dining place. They serve authentic French regional specialities that you will not find anywhere else in the city.
Their weekday set lunches are highly recommended not just for the flavour but also for the prices. The two-course meal costs SGD 28, while their three-course is at SGD 32.
3. L’Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro
L’Entrecôte only has one item on its main menu, which pretty much tells you how confident the establishment is on its star dish. Its classic steak and fries (SGD 36.80 onwards) keeps diners coming back for more, mainly because of the restaurant’s signature sauce. Of course, the chef keeps its dominantly peppery and slightly tangy recipe a secret.
This restaurant may only have one main dish, but they have a wide array of starters and 15 kinds of desserts.
Price: From SGD 5
Address: 36 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089614 (Map)
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue from 12pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 10pm; Wed from 12pm to 3pm; Thu from 5.30pm to 10pm; Fri from 12pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 11pm; Sat from 5.30pm to 11pm; and Sun from 12pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 11pm
4. Bistro Du Vin
Stellar might be the word to describe the quality of Bistro Du Vin’s dining experience. The restaurant indeed went all out in creating the authentic French bistro ambience, from the traditional menu right down to the memorabilia on its walls.
Their must-try items are plenty, but you can never go wrong with the Foie Gras Poêlé (SGD 30), which comes with figs and gingerbread, and their and Braised Beef Cheek (SGD 38). Top it all off with their warm and crusty apple tart (SGD 16).
5. Miam Miam
The only one who can rival the French in their soufflé is the Japanese, and here at Miam Miam, you get the best of both worlds. This fusion cafe prides itself on using only the freshest and most sustainably-sourced ingredients in their specially-created cuisines.
The star in the menu is their signature soufflé (from SGD 8.80) and their French Toast (SGD 10.80), a mouth-watering combination of crisp and fluff. As for main dishes, don’t miss their Riz Au Curry, which is baked rice with homemade Japanese curry, broccoli, pork frankfurters, cheese, and egg.