The red booths and dark timber give even the most casual tea here a rather luxe French-style vibe. The best seat in the house is by the window to people-watch, while sipping arguably the best hot chocolate in town. If you’ve just hit the jackpot, splurge on the $450 Iranian oscietra caviar. Otherwise, stick to the excellent Croq’ Ferdinand – a slab of toast topped with gruyère cheese, Parma ham and mornay sauce – and a Nordic platter of wondrously rich and salty-sweet salmon, creamy salmon mousse and thick, fleshy cuts of herring, all served with chives, cream and fat globules of salmon roe. Our eggs Benedict was fatally flawed though by a thoroughly overcooked poached egg.
Flo Da Silva said: ““Excellent bistro-style French recipes”
A first step in Singapore and, recommended by a friend recently I finally found this lovely place. Not so easy to find I must say, taxi had to get his street map before getting to this Tudor arcades., but worth the wait. Even though it was raining cows, I found this little restaurant, or maybe cafe or tea-room at the end of the sheltered arcades.
You enter Christmas-like Santa-claus packed shop with nicely wrapped red boxes and tea tins all around before getting into the restaurant. Simple yet comfortable place, modern decoration and reasonably dimmed lights for a cosy moment.
We were pleasantly served by very friendly staff and had to ask a few details about the menu (they did not really push for drinks or extra items, very discreet, we loved it).
We went for the very affordable set lunch which offers an incredible version of the typical French croque-monsieur, but way better than what we enjoyed when we last visited Paris.
The smell from the open kitchen is absolutely fantastic. for S$ 25 they offered a glass of wine which my friend went for. The mille-feuille was deliciously crispy and so strong in vanilla, wonderful.
We did not leave the place before trying one of those chocolates they have in posters all around you when sitting at your table. Too tempting.
I will probably get there again after trying a few more restaurants in Singapore, for a brunch maybe which was quite tempting in the menu but only served in the morning during weekdays.