It is axiomatic that French cuisine imbues notions of being fancy, brimming with exquisite tastes and expensive menus.
But if you don’t have a whole lot of money to blow at atas restaurants, take heart that there are cheaper alternatives out there that won’t break the bank. Honestly, who’d say no to feasting on French food without having to sell an arm or leg?
If you aren’t too fussy about the specifics that traditional French dining entails and you’re on the lookout for inexpensive French cuisine that anyone can have access to, Saveur might just be the casual restaurant you ought to visit.
The prices here are more than reasonable, which is good news for our wallets! If you’re pretty tight on cash, go for the $22.90 3-course set lunch menu or $29.90 3-course set dinner menu that’s available at their Purvis Street, Far East Plaza and The Cathay branches. You get to pick from dishes like duck confit, pork belly, chicken roulade, foie Gras with lentils, duck rillettes, beef bourguignon and more.
Saveur @ Purvis Street: 5 Purvis Street, #01-04, Singapore 188584
Saveur @ The Cathay: 2 Handy Road, #01-11/12, Singapore 229233
Saveur @ Far East Plaza: 14 Scotts Road #01-7B, Singapore 228213
Saveur Art @ Ion Orchard: 2 Orchard Turn #04-1, Singapore 238801
If you’ve been a loyal fan of the duck confit from Immanuel French Kitchen, know that you aren’t left in the lurch just because Immanuel French Kitchen at Bukit Merah has ceased operation. Head on over to Garçons for quality French cuisine. You know you won’t be disappointed as Garçons is the brainchild of the founders of Enoch’s European and Immanuel French Kitchen.
Expect unpretentious French cuisine at wallet-friendly prices while you’re at it. Want an idea of how much dining here will cost? Each main course is served with your choice of 2 sides while each stew comes with a choice of 1 side dish.
For instance, at $17.90, you get to savour their signature French duck confit or 12-hr crispy pork belly cost. Their braised lamb shank is another popular dish that costs $19.80. If you’re willing to take your French dining experience up a notch, you have the option to pair your dishes with wines!
Garçons at Timbre + (JTC Launchpad@One-North): 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139957
Garçons at Alibabar Hawker Bar (Katong): 125 East Coast Road, Singapore 428810
Garçons at Essen@the Pinnacle:1 Cantonment Road, #01-01, Singapore 080001
Garçons at Upper Thomson: 215R Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574349
Love your French wines, cold cuts and cheeses a tad too much? Café Gavroche in the Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood offers exactly those without having you burn a hole in your pocket. Where else can you find affordably priced cold cut platters and cheese platters that cost below $30 in Singapore?
Well-loved for their fantabulous service, cosy ambience and exceptional quality traditional and authentic French cuisine, those who’ve dined there had nothing but compliments for Café Gavroche.
And you’re most definitely in luck if you’re a lady because sweet darling Café Gavroche offers free flow Rosé wine on Ladies’ Night. Don’t believe me? Go on over to their Facebook page to see for yourself.
Address: 69 Tras street, Singapore 079008
This story was originally published in Get.com.