The best French restaurants in Singapore

Cafe & Bar Gavroche

The less fancy sister of next door Brasserie Gavroche, this place is great for a casual snack or meal. Everything on the menu is simple, but still very satisfying: lots of salads, sandwiches and tartines like duck rillettes and smoked salmon with horseradish. The brunch here is also great, featuring lots of croque monsieur and charcuterie boards, while they do a mean table top raclette on Saturday nights.

Fleur de Sel

This cozy space on hip Tras Street has an open-concept kitchen pushing out dishes like seared duck liver with apple tatin; pan-seared scallops with parma ham and chicken jus; and, stuffed quail with mushrooms and foie gras. Everything’s pretty decadent and super pretty but in terms of fine dining places, this one’s not going to break the bank.


JAAN really needs no introduction. It’s the ultimate blowout French meal. Perched prettily on the 70th floor of the Swissotel the ambiance is elegant and the service by-the-book. Chef Kirk Westaway has truly perfected gastronomic platings with seasonal produce like root vegetables and fancy meats. 

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

The most decorated chef in the world also has this more “casual” outlet and it’s well worth the visit. From the distinctive red and black decor to the degustation menus, you can’t go wrong with his seasonal produce and out-of-this-world takes on dishes like the teriyaki-based Iberico pork rack or cod on artichoke-tomato-pickle juice.


Many a patron in France would argue that the simple dish of steak and fries served with a special sauce is the only way to enjoy steak. This restaurant clearly agrees, though there are also starters like foie gras and 15 types of desserts. At the end of the day, nothing satisfies like a well-cooked slab of meat (medium-rare, of course) that go for below $40.

Le Bistrot du Sommelier

If you had to describe this place with one word it would be soulful. They serve French comfort food that truly hits the spot and avoids any pretension or prissiness. They’ve got classics like frog legs in garlic and parsley sauce; oven-roasted spring chicken; and lots of charcuterie boards that include all sorts of rillettes and terrines.

Les Amis

Another stalwart on the Singapore fine dining scene, this French restaurant truly ticks all the boxes when it comes to classic French service. The waiters are attentive, the food beautifully plated and the atmosphere wonderfully elevated. Seasonal produce is king here with its ever-changing menu, but expect classic ingredients like caviar and truffle.

Rhubarb le Restaurant

Duxton Hill is now home to a small French restaurant run by the ex-head chef and manager of Au Petit Salut. No guesses as to what the star ingredient is, but this place is more than just rhubarb. From the modern and muted color scheme of dove gray and white to the minimalist plates serving pigeon, this eatery looks set to become a mainstay in French “cuisine moderne” scene.

Saint Pierre

Chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s cuisine has managed to stand the test of time since opening in the early 2000s. Now, it’s located in the picturesque Quayside Isle but still serves more of the same gastronomic French food. The real draw here though is the vegetarian menu, which unlike some other places, is certainly no afterthought.


The most affordable selection of the lot, this restaurant does what it does very well. There are few things that go above $20 on the menu, yet they still manage to include items like duck confit, foie gras and a monkfish and scallop dish.