Dining in a French Restaurant is undeniably a very fancy affair. It is suitable for every special occasion – be it a birthday celebration, anniversary dinner or perhaps even an annual family luncheon.
However, French restaurants are notorious for their extremely steep prices – or so you may think!
Here are some French restaurants in Singapore that won’t burn a big hole in your pocket. Expect to indulge in a delectable meal at under $50. So you can enjoy the best food without worrying too much about the prices.
If having authentic Bordeaux red and white wines starting at just S$40 per bottle is too good a deal to be missed, then you absolutely have to head down to O’Batignolles!
Here, you can find an extensive selection of fine French wines that comes in red, white, champagne and also crémant.
Drop by during lunchtime for their affordable weekday lunch sets which consist of a choice of soup paired with sandwiches or selected mains and finally ending with coffee or desserts. All these come at a pocket-friendly price tag of just S$17++.
Additionally, start your weekend Parisian-style with their stellar weekend brunch menu at S$32++ which includes free flow of croissants.
Address: 2 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069247
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 12pm – 12am; Sat 11am – 12am; Sun 11am – 9pm
This casual Parisian bistro steakhouse is nestled in the quaint neighbourhood of Duxton Hill.
Here, you absolutely have to order their classic steak and fries that comes with their signature secret sauce.
Despite its huge portion, this delectable dish will only set you back at under $50.
Complement your single main course with their extensive selection of starters with the likes of traditional Onion Soup. Furthermore, their wide variety of desserts available will certainly satisfy that sweet tooth of yours.
Address: 36 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089614
Opening hours: Mon to Thu 12pm – 11pm; Fri 12pm – 11.30pm; Sat 5pm – 11.30pm; Sun 12pm – 10.30pm
3. La Petite Cuisine
La Petite Cuisine serves up a simple menu of affordable classic French appetisers, mains, as well as desserts.
Enjoy small nibbles with their cheese platter that starts from just S$16.
Alternatively, relish in their no-frills French mains such escargots paired with croissants and salad, sirloin steak or confit de canard – all priced at no more than S$18. Furthermore, they deserve additional brownie points with no service charge and no GST.
La Petitie Cuisine
Address: Serene Center, 10 Jalan Serene, Singapore 258748
Opening hours: Tue to Sun 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
4. Les Bouchons
Les Bouchons is another French restaurant that prides itself for its affordable steak and fries.
Here, you can start off with their Burgundy Escargots (S$18.80) before moving on to their signature steaks main course.
Be spoilt for choice with options such as grilled rib eye steak or grilled sirloin steak – all of which are affordably priced at S$39.90. Together with their fine selection of wines and Parisian decor, it is almost akin to dining right in France itself!
Address: 7 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069689
Opening hours: Mon to Thu 12pm – 2pm & 7pm – 10pm; Fri 12pm – 2pm & 7pm – 10.30pm; Sat 7.30pm – 10pm (Closed on Sundays)
5. Cafe & Bar Gavroche
Immerse yourself in an authentic Paris cafe atmosphere with the pretty-looking Cafe & Bar Gavroche. This restaurant is beautifully decorated and serves up affordable and delectable French fares.
Tuck into French classics such as traditional French open-faced sandwiches, cold cut duck platter or melted raclette cheese with air-dried beef – at friendly price point of no more than S$35.
Furthermore, their extensive and delightful breakfast menu will surely have you rolling out of bed quickly just to indulge in some French-style breakfast!
Cafe & Bar Gavroche
Address: 69 Tras Street, Singapore 079008
Opening hours: Tue to Fri 12pm – 12am; Sat 10.30am – 12am; Sun 10.30am – 2pm
6. Saveur Restaurant
Saveur is synonymous with affordable French dining, with its value for money and tantalising French fares.
Here is one of the few French restaurants whereby you can indulge in a hearty portion of duck confit at just S$14.90.
Likewise, their mouthwatering starters such as Truffle Foie Gras and French Onion Soup all range between S$5 and S$13. If you are looking to indulge in quality French cuisine on a budget, Saveur is the ideal place to go!
Address: 5 Purvis Street, Talib Court, #01-04, Singapore 188584
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 12pm – 3pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Whoever said that you cannot enjoy the luxurious French way of dining without burning a hole in your pocket? These French restaurants in Singapore certainly offer authentic and value for money French cuisine that goes beyond mere baguettes and pastries.
Fine dining on a budget is very much possible at these French restaurants. So get dressed in your chichi outfit for a bon appétit time!
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