Having long been held up as the yard stick of modern cuisine, French chefs are well known for their beautiful technique to create exceptional, well-known dishes. Take for example, the croissant. Rich, flaky, buttery and a joy to eat, croissants can be found all over the world, but try one from a boulangerie in Paris, and the difference will be night and day. Other well known dishes include duck confit, steak tartare, souffle, onion soup and of course, escargot.

Called by many as a foodie paradise, Singapore has great food and also its fair share of excellent French restaurants, several of which have earned Michelin stars recently. Here are some of the best French restaurants in Singapore that are worth checking out.

Restaurant André

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Named after Taiwanese born head chef André Chiang, Restaurant André has earned 2 Michelin stars in the Singapore 2017 guide.

Restaurant André serves up the chef’s unique take on Southern French cuisine. While his menu is constantly evolving, the one constant is his ‘Octaphilosophy’, which ensures every dish contains each of these elements: Unique, Pure, Texture, Memory, Salt, South, Artisan and Terroir.

“French in essence, innovative and sophisticated – and comes with some playful elements and a little theatre.” – Michelin Guide 2017

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Housed in an intimate, charming 3-storey building that used to be late Lee Kuan Yew’s first law firm, Restaurant André has impeccable service and the food makes a visit to Andre one to remember for years to come.

Be warned, this French restaurant commands a high price and if you do go, be prepared to pay a kings ransom for a magical experience. Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Address: 41 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089855

Odette Restaurant

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Our second 2 Michelin star entry is Odette, a fine dining French restaurant located in the National Gallery Singapore. Ranked 9 in Asia’s top 50 restaurants list and ranked 68 in the top 100 restaurants in the world on its debut, Odette has quickly established as a culinary powerhouse.

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Odette restaurant
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“His (Chef Julien Royer) superlative modern dishes use top-notch ingredients and are not just dazzling in their looks but also display great finesse and elegance. Service is very polished and the glass doors into the kitchen give glimpses of the alchemy within.” – Michelin Guide 2017

Odette promises nothing less than flawless service, elegant and gorgeous presentation, and incredible flavours of the seasonal dishes produced by Chef Royer.

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road #01-04, Singapore 178957

Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine

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Modern French Cuisine takes centre stage in this classy fine dining restaurant which was opened by award winning chef Gunther Hubrechsen. In 2009, Gunther’s was named “New Restaurant of the Year” in the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2009 and voted into the prestigious San Pellegrino World’s Best 100 Restaurants 2010 at number 84; as well as retaining his position as Asia’s Top 20 Finest Restaurants in The Miele Guide from 2008 onwards.

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Residing at the swanky Purvis Street, Gunther’s brings sophisticated French fare to the chic fine dining scene. A small dining room allows chef Gunther to ensure all of his guests are kept happy and regulars to the restaurant are greeted like old friends. A must-try signature dish is the Cold angel hair pasta with Oscietra caviar.

Address: 36 Purvis Street #01-03 Singapore 188613

Les Amis

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One of the most famous French restaurants in Singapore, Les Amis has also earned two Michelin stars in the 2017 guide.

“As good-looking today as it was when it opened in 1994. This singularly sophisticated and world renowned restaurant is spread over two floors and is run with impeccable attention to detail.” – Michelin Guide 2017

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The restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine with Asian influences – signature dishes include caviar on angel hair pasta, pâté en croûte and Omi beef with pommes soufflées.

Chef Sebastien Lepinoy marries French techniques with Japanese produce to create unique dishes that has kept the diners returning to Les Amis and allowed the restaurant to thrive in Singapore’s hyper-competitive food scene.

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

Au Petit Salut

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Au Petit Salut
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Another famous French restaurant in Singapore, Au Petit Salut has gorgeous indoor and alfresco dining areas. Nestled in a lush setting along Dempsey, Au Petit Salut has been satisfying the cravings of many with hearty continental dishes since 1998.

After close to 20 years and a renewed look, the restaurant now makes it the perfect destination for a meal with loved ones, whilst being surrounded by nature’s greenery.

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Address: 40C Harding Road, Singapore 249548

La Petite Cuisine

La Petite Cuisine
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La Petite Cuisine
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La Petite Cuisine
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La Petite Cuisine is a popular French restaurant in Singapore, established since 2006 by a French gentleman. For the past 10 years, they have been striving to serve affordable and delicious dishes prepared with good quality ingredients. La Petite Cuisine is a no frills location that offers honest, hearty French cuisine at a great price.

Address: No. 10 Jalan Serene 01-02 Serene Centre

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