French Restaurants in Singapore That Put the 'Ooh' in 'Ooh La La'

For an Asian city, Singapore has a surprising number of exquisite French restaurants. At the top-end you can expect the very best in fine-dining French cuisine, alongside impeccable presentation and immaculate service, while for the more casual evening, a range of traditional French bistro fare is also on offer.


The top spot on our list goes to L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon – the Singapore branch of the world-famous restaurant brought to us by the planet's most decorated Michelin-starred chef. While many may argue that the fine dining Joël Robuchon Restaurant is the jewel in the crown, we love the more casual L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon for the unique theatrical dining experience it offers its guests.


Across town at the Marina Bay Sands complex, Robuchon's French compatriot Masterchef Guy Savoy brings his Michelin-starred magic to our shores with more impeccable French cuisine, while homegrown restaurants Gunther's, Jaan, Absinthe and Restaurant ANDRE all hold their own in a crowded culinary market.


Les Amis group is a huge Singapore success story and their flagship restaurant Les Amis is renowned amongst the city's high society for providing a flawless gastronomic experience, with a wine list to match. Their sister restaurant Au Jardin, situated in a colonial building in the heart of the Botanic Gardens, is a good option for romance, whilst their more casual Bistro du Vin is an excellent choice for an informal evening of rustic French fare. 

This Robertson Quay steak restaurant dishes up excellent value-for-money steak & frites, in a charming riverside setting. Its simple menu offers a selection of cuts of meat in addition to other rustic French classics, such as Escargots....  Read More

Bistro du Vin is one of the most authentic French brasseries in Singapore. The wine-red walls, dark wooden brasserie furniture and French movie posters of this intimate 52-seater restaurant transport you to Paris as you tuck into traditional...  Read More

Boat Quay

Absinthe Restaurant is housed within a traditional heritage shophouse along bustling Boat Quay. The menu of French cuisine focuses on fresh seasonal produce and a daily supply of fresh seafood, with traditional dishes such as Foie Gras Terrine,...  Read More

Au Jardin

Au Jardin is a romantic French restaurant based in an elegantly restored 1920s colonial black and white bungalow, hidden amongst the foliage in the heart of the Botanic Gardens. Chef Wei Han serves up relaxed fine-dining French cuisine, served...  Read More

This intimate 40-seat restaurant on the 70th floor of the Swissotel the Stamford is often listed amongst Asia's top restaurants. Guests dine below a stunning Murano crystal and silver free-flow chandelier that spans the entire length of the...  Read More

Gunther's is a classy fine-dining French restaurant, tucked away on Purvis Street behind Raffles Hotel. Helmed by chef Gunther Hubrechsen, Gunther's is famed for its modern French cuisine and fresh seasonal produce, and is often listed amongst...  Read More

Les Amis is highly acclaimed as one of Singapore's very best restaurants, serving up fine dining French cuisine in a plush and sophisticated setting. Diners can expect a flawless gastronomic experience with dishes such as Whole Poached Hungarian...  Read More

Restaurant ANDRE is one of Singapore's most highly acclaimed restaurants, having been named in the San Pellegrino World's 100 Best Restaurants in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (when it finally made the top 50 at number 38); voted second best restaurant in...  Read More

Guy Savoy in Paris is often lauded as one of the world's finest haute-cuisine establishments. With three Michelin stars under his belt and the honour of being named France's Chef of the Year by his peers, you are sure not to be disappointed at...  Read More

Masterchef Joel Robuchon is a true legend in the culinary world, with a staggering 26 Michelin stars to his name, from his 22 restaurants which span ten cities across the globe. His two outlets at Resorts World Sentosa signal Mr Robuchon's first...  Read More


Meet Marianne Rogerson

Marianne is a freelance travel writer, who has lived in Singapore for six years. She is the author of a travel guidebook to Singapore and has written about Singapore for a range of...  More About Marianne

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