French cuisine has long been associated with fine dining and quite honestly, burning a hole in our wallets. But thankfully, as our dining scene has evolved over the years, French restaurants are becoming more varied. With more French restaurants and bistros around now, there are more options than ever to enjoy our fill of pates, steak frites, croque monsieurs and other French classics. Without further ado, here are 20 great French restaurants in Singapore!
Les Amis has clinched three Michelin stars so it’s one establishment that you’ll find in just about every “best French restaurants” list in Singapore. Besides dishes like French sea bass, blue lobsters and roasted challans duck breast (all sourced from France, mind you), Les Amis is also known for having one of the best wine lists in Asia. You’ll find over 3,000 wines here mainly from the Old World. For a true experience of French haute cuisine, we suggest you try their degustation menu, which is specially curated down to the finest detail.
Address: 1 Scotts Rd, #01-16 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Opening Hours: 12–2 PM, 7–9 PM daily
With homely dishes like French onion soup, duck leg confit and smoked tuna loin, this casual French eatery offers a comforting dining experience and an authentic taste of France. Dining here will make you feel like you are actually in France, from the service to furnishings, music and decor. What’s also great is that their dishes are priced reasonably, so you get to enjoy traditional French recipes minus the exorbitant price!
Address: 1 Scotts Rd, #01-14 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Opening Hours: 12–2 PM, 7–9 PM daily
The three Michelin-starred Odette is frequently listed in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants and it is little wonder why. Situated within the National Gallery, Odette is clad in soft pastels and every dish tells a story here, through the finest seasonal ingredients and artful presentations. Chef Julien Royer brings to the table not just a mere dining experience, but one that captivates all the human senses.
Address: 1 St Andrew's Rd, #01-04 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Opening Hours: 6:30–8:15 pm Mon, 12–1:15 pm, 6:30–8:15 pm Tues to Sat. Closed on Sun
Looking for an affordable spot for French cuisine? Saveur is a no-frills restaurant serving dishes like duck confit, poulet rotisserie and pan-fried foie gras. Make sure to try the Saveur’s Pasta which features Capellini pasta tossed in truffle oil, kombu and topped with crunchy Sakura Ebi. Best of all, most dishes here are well below $30!
Address: 5 Purvis St, #01-04, Singapore 188584
Opening Hours: 12–3 pm, 5–10 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
A staple in French cuisine is steak-frites. I mean, what could be more classic and irresistible than grilled meat paired with fries? So we’re glad to have Les Bouchons in Singapore, who serves up delicious beef cuts along with free-flow (yes, you read that right) home-made fries. Your health might not approve but your taste buds surely will!
Address: Multiple locations
Set in a preserved colonial chapel atop Dempsey Hill, Claudine Restaurant by award-winning Chef-Patron Julien Royer invites guests to celebrate life around good food and glorious company, presenting an intimate side of French cuisine inspired by honest home-cooking. A refreshing perspective, the Claudine experience is one with shared meals, such as the Kampot Pepper Steak Flambe and Veal Blanquette. Or, pair oysters and caviar with cocktails by the bar that’s made out of brass and crowned with the chapel’s original glass stained window!
Address: 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
Opening Hours:6–10 pm Tues, 11:45 am–2 pm, 6–10 pm Wed to Sun. Closed on Mon
Founded in 2018 and within a year of opening its doors, Restaurant JAG was awarded the prestigious Michelin Star. JAG’s vegetable-centric découverte menu – La Balade du Végétal – takes diners on a culinary journey through ever-evolving flavours of seasonal vegetables. Dishes are accentuated with wild-foraged herbs from the mountains of Savoie, and rounded off with fine-quality meats and seafood from sustainable sources. The beverage selection at JAG presents more than 230 expressions of wines with a focus on showcasing the beautiful regions of France, as well as an elegant curation of Japanese sakes.
Address: 41 Robertson Quay, #02-02 STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery, Singapore 238236
Opening Hours: 6–10:30 PM Tues to Thurs, 12–3 PM, 6–10:30 PM Fri & Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
For contemporary French cuisine, Gunther’s is definitely one restaurant you should try. They have everything one could want from French dining such as caviar, truffle, Wagyu beef and the likes. Go for Chef Gunther’s unique creations like the cold angel hair pasta and roasted Salcietta Corsica smoked sausage, or check out their daily and weekly specials.
Address: 36 Purvis St, #01-03, Singapore 188613
Opening Hours: 12–2:30 pm, 6:30–10:30 pm Mon to Fri, 6:30–10:30 pm Sat. Closed on Sun
Helmed by Chef Patrick Heuberger and serving up bold flavours with signature French finesse, the menu at Atout draws heavily on classic European dishes. We’re talking an array of cheeses and charcuterie, plus dishes like Angus Beef Ribeye and Duck Leg Confit. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, try the Pig Head Terrine that’s made with the snout, jowls, ears, and other meat found on a pig’s head. After deboning, the meat is brined in herbs and spices for 48 hours and cooked in vegetable stock. After skimming away the fat, the result is a dish that’s high in collagen and served with a light vinaigrette.
Address: 40C Harding Rd, Singapore 249548
Opening Hours: 12–9 pm Mon to Thurs, 12–9:30 pm Fri & Sat. Closed on Sun
SO France Cafe brings a touch of joie de vivre with its all-day menu of homemade sandwiches and quiches, as well as cakes, tarts, pastries, galettes and crepes. Working closely with artisanal producers from Southwest France and other regions, the restaurant presents an authentic selection of classic French bistro fare in a warm and inviting atmosphere. An extensive wine list completes the dining experience with glasses and bottles of wines from beloved appellations including Bordeaux, Southwestern wines or Burgundy.
Address: Multiple outlets
Established in 1998, L’Angelus is the oldest single-location French restaurant in the city. Reminiscent of the charming restaurants tucked away in quiet corners of Paris, the chefs here follow traditional French cooking techniques, showcasing classic and interpreted dishes made from recipes honed to perfection through the centuries. The menu is expressed by dishes spectacularly simple and yet exquisite, devoted to using the highest quality ingredients mostly air-flown from Rungis France. The food is complemented by a unique and highly curated wine list, full of gems and vintages for wine aficionados.
Address: 85 Club St, Singapore 069453
Opening Hours: 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm Mon to Fri, 6–10:30 pm Sat. Closed on Sun
One-star Lerouy is a modern restaurant with an open kitchen concept serving a carte blanche French cuisine. The restaurant offers a tasting menu which evolves and changes from time to time, but constantly features exciting creations with Chef Christophe Lerouy individual solid stamp. There are a few signature dishes that pop up every so often, including the baked cabbage which diners have grown to love. The consistently excellent cooking never fails to impress, so do head down sometime and give it a go!
Address: 104 Amoy St, Singapore 069924
Opening Hours: 12–1:30 pm, 6–10 pm Wed to Sat. Closed Sun to Tues
Just like in every other cuisine, the best way to end a meal is on a sweet note. And if we’re talking about French cuisine then we most definitely have to talk about crêpes and Entre-Nous Creperie. The crêpes here are about as authentic as they can get, as ingredients are flown in from Brittany, France. Also, there are plenty of toppings for you to choose from and you can enjoy your crêpe sweet or savoury!
Address: 27 Seah St, #01-01, Singapore 188383
Opening Hours: 12–2:30 PM, 6–9:30 PM Tues to Fri, 11 AM–3 PM, 6–9:30 PM Sat, 11 AM–4:30 PM Sun. Closed on Mon
élan offers approachable modern French cuisine with no pomp or pretence. Start your meal with Foie Gras Bonbon featuring foie gras terrine coated in dark chocolate over toasted brioche with crushed hazelnuts and kumquat. Then a must-try main dish is their “Pineapple” chicken with whole roasted kampong chicken served over jasmine rice perfumed with lemongrass, ginger, coriander, pandan leaves and chicken fats. End your meal with Madeleines served with freshly baked orange madeleines and dark chocolate ice cream along with some coffee or tea!
Address: 1 Scotts Rd, #01-13 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Opening Hours: 12–2 pm, 6:30–10 pm daily
One of the world's top female chefs with 7 Michelin stars, Anne-Sophie Pic makes her much-anticipated Asia debut with La Dame de Pic. Indulge in exquisite signature creations such as the Berlingots. They are found in all of Anne-Sophie Pic's restaurants around the world with unique and slight adaptations. At La Dame de Pic the incarnation incorporates an Asian touch using Red Kampot pepper, which enhances the Berlingots' French cheese fondue filling. Other specialties include Saga Wagyu Beef and Blue Lobster slow-roasted with shellfish butter and served with a coriander-and-barley-infused broth.
Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
Opening Hours: 6:30–8:45 pm Tues to Thurs, 12–1:45 pm, 6:30–8:45 pm Fri & Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
The menu at Le Bistrot Du Sommelier is filled with dishes that are as quintessentially French as the Eiffel Tower. The restaurant makes all its dishes daily, and aims to fill you up with traditional French food created with seasonal ingredients. A highlight not to be missed here is their L’Ardoise de Boeuf menu which offers an array of beef served in various styles that ring true to the French way of cooking. Also, don’t miss the popular Rillette Bar where you can savour homemade French charcuteries. Rillettes, pâtés, terrines, and sausages are all available in small servings, so you try the whole range available and wash it all down with a choice wine.
Address: 53 Armenian St, Singapore 179940
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
Set within the bustling Keong Saik Road, Gaston epitomises the French 'joie de vivre' with its convivial atmosphere and vibrant setting. Deeply rooted in the Burgundian heritage, expect classic homemade specialties from the region including Jambon Persillé, Truite a l’Aligoté and Éclair au Cassis. With dishes crafted with the utmost respect for tradition, enjoy the freshest, seasonal ingredients sourced directly from artisanal producers. You can also look forward to an extensive selection of quality, great-value wines of close to 350 labels from France and beyond!
Address: 25 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089132
Opening Hours: 12 pm–12 am Tues to Sat
A Michelin-starred restaurant, Rhubarb Le Restaurant is touted as one of the best restaurants in Singapore. Sit down for an unforgettable three-course dining experience. Cured in rhubarb, pomelo, osmanthus and green apple, the trout is a mouthwatering dish not to be missed out on. Alternatively, go for the Full English Breakfast for a hearty first course. Featuring your favourite breakfast classics. Move on to the Confit Lamb Shoulder or a generous slice of Barramundi sauced in spiced red wine. And finally, end your meal on a sweet note with the classic Chocolate Fudge Brownie.
Address: 3 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089589
Opening Hours: 12–2:15 pm, 6:30–9:30 pm Mon & Tues, Thurs to Sat. Closed Sun & Wed
The heart of the menu at Bar-Roque Grill is made up of the meats from the rotisserie. Both the French Free Range Chicken and Pork Knuckle have won rave reviews, but don't fixate on just those items though, because Chef Stephane Istel's deft touch and heartfelt recipes are the soul of what's on offer. Whether it be the tarte flambee, signature to his home town of Alsace, or his mother's apple pie recipe, there's a delicate balance of tradition and modernity in the food and the decor that makes the entire experience undeniably unique.
Address: 165 Tg Pagar Rd, #01-00, Singapore 088539
Opening Hours: 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm daily
Chez Suzette in Chinatown is a popular spot offering a variety of sweet crepes alongside other French dishes. Choose from a wide range of food available, with a brunch menu from 9 am to 5 pm featuring items such as Croque Monsieur. Other classics include Escargots Bourguignon, Homemade Duck Confit. End off your meal on a sweet note with the Crepes Suzette that comes with a homemade sauce of caramelised sugar, butter, orange juice and zest, with the option to add on a Grand Marnier Flambe!
Address: 5 Teck Lim Rd, #01-01, Singapore 088383
Opening Hours: 9 AM–5 PM Sun & Tues, 9 AM–10 PM Wed to Sat. Closed on Mon