Best Authentic French Bistros & Restaurants in Singapore

Best Authentic French Bistros & Restaurants in Singapore
February 28 21:25 2017


Lover of French food but can’t get away for the 14h flight to Paris? Here are the places to go for authentic French cuisine in Singapore because, as the famous Paris quote goes, “Paris is always a good idea”.


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Image: jaan (image credit: JAAN)

This one Michelin star restaurant offers amazing food and an equally amazing view located atop The Swissôtel, 70 storeys high. Derived from the Sanskrit word for “bowl”, JAAN serves up French cuisine with a modern take, priding themselves in providing a top-notch culinary experience for diners.

Their seasonal menu means that you get the best and freshest gourmet ingredients. Currently, highlights on the menu include the Alaskan King Crab, Irish Oyster, Line Caught Snapper and more. For an authentic French meal overlooking the cityscape, JAAN is the place to be.

Address: 2 Stamford Road, Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissôtel The Stamford, 178882

Opening hours:

Mon to Sat 12-2.30pm, 7-11pm

2. Les Amis

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Image: les amis (image credit: Les Amis Facebook)

This chandelier-lit French fine dining establishment boasts two Michelin stars and the twelfth spot on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Evoking sophistication and elegance, the restaurant was designed by local architect Tan Kay Ngee, and features artworks by renowned Chinese artists including Wang Kun and Tang Zhi Gang.

Using prized ingredients from France, signatures on the Les Amis menu includes the cold angel hair pasta with caviar and black truffle, a light, savoury treat that leaves you wanting more. For dinner, they have three different menus- the signature, the classic, and the tasting menu which you can get a customised wine pairing with.

Address: 1 Scotts Road, #01-16 Shaw Centre, Shaw Centre, 228208

Opening hours:

Fri to Sun 12-1.45pm, 6.30-9pm

Mon to Thurs 12-1.45pm, 7-9pm

3. Bistro Du Vin

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Image: du vin (image credit: Bistro Du Vin Singapore Facebook)

Under the Les Amis Group, Bistro Du Vin has a joie de vivre atmosphere and a more affordable price point than the former pick. The bustling bistro is adorned with quaint memorabilia that brings a little corner of France to Singapore.

This homely French establishment serves up hearty dishes, with mains like Duck Leg Confit, Char-grilled Iberian Pork, Cheese-filled Ravioles with Ratatouille, Beef Cheek Braised in Red Wine and more. Speaking of wine, they have a great range of French wines, from Bordeaux to Burgundy.

Address: 1 Scotts Rd, #01-14 Shaw Centre, Shaw Centre, 228208

Opening hours:

12-2pm, 6.30-10pm daily

4. Taratata Bistrot

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Image: tara (image credit: Taratata Bistrot Facebook)

Another cosy French bistro, Taratata Bistrot is located along the hip Keong Saik Road, where many hipsters hang out. Step in to be transported into an intimate Parisian-style bistro that would fit right on the streets of France.

From the pork platters to traditional favourites like the coq au vin, French onion soup, escargot and steak tartare, each dish represents regional French classics, brought together by French Chef and owner Bertrand Raguin.

Address: 35A Keong Saik Road, 089142

Opening hours:

Tues & Wed 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-12am

Thurs & Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-12am

Sat 5.30pm-12am

Sun 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-10.30pm

5. Les Bouchons

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Image: bouchons (image credit: Les Bouchons Facebook)

Another hipster spot, Les Bouchons is located at Ann Siang, and is frequented by many, so be sure to make your reservations to avoid the crowd. A cosy and casual French joint, they serve authentic French cuisine with prices that are easy on the wallet as well.

Highlights range from the Burgundy escargot with garlic butter, the jumbo grilled prawns, the prime rib, and some of the best steak frites that you can find in the city. Plus, they serve up free flow French fries with their mains too.

Address: 7 Ann Siang Rd, 069689

Opening hours:

Mon to Thurs 12-2pm, 7-10pm

Fri 12-2pm, 7-10.30pm

Sat 7-10.30pm


Not a fan of French cuisine? Why not get a good ol’ sandwich.

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