9 Affordable French Restaurants in Singapore for Fine Dining on a Budget, Lifestyle News

Shedding the bustle and glitz often associated with French fine dining, these restaurants serve up equally authentic dishes for a fraction of the price.

1. Gavroche Brewery

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To Brewery GavrocheFramed recipes from the chef’s grandfather line the wall, above handpicked vintage furniture imported from Paris.

It is also this respect for French tradition and authenticity that guides their culinary philosophy. Try the seared scallops with cauliflower couscous and baby spinach ($38, photo), or the baked pike-perch fish dumplings, langoustines and lobster bisque ($42).

66 Rue Tras, 079005

2. Entrecôte Le Bistro Steak & Fries

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Having just one item on your main menu is a bold move, but that’s how this confidence and class French establishment buns – handing out tray after tray of his classic steak and fries (from $36.80, pictured).

The recipe for success ? The legendary signature sauce, a powerful, slightly tangy peppery elixir that the chef is proud to call his secret.

36 Duxton Hill, 089614

3. Vineyard @ Hortpark

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It’s a feast for your senses at this charming restaurant nestled amidst the green landscape of Hortpark. Most sumptuously for your taste buds, of course.

The one you’ll love: Cuttlefish ink risotto with mixed grilled seafood with tiger prawns and scallops with squid ink sauce, romesco, edamame and arugula.

#02-02 Hort Park, 33 Hyderabad Road, 119578

4. Yum Yum

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When it comes to soufflés, only the French and the Japanese dare to compete for the crown. So much the better when a Franco-Japanese fusion café yum yum combines the best of both culinary cultures.

Their signature soufflés (from $8.80, pictured) and Famous French Toast ($10.80) — as in, it’s literally called — are stars of the menu, must-haves after their main courses such as Curry Rice.

#02-14 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria St, 188021 (and other locations)

5. The Wine Bistro

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Wine Bistro There are several kinds of stellar: it’s authentic, the quality is top notch and the menu is for everyone. Savor the Pan-fried Foie Gras ($30, photo) with assorted figs and gingerbread, and Braised Beef Cheek ($38); and, of course, no French meal can claim to be the real deal if it doesn’t come with some fancy cheese (from $24). Finish with their warm and crispy apple pie ($16). If you don’t have room, make room.

#01-14 Shaw Center, 1 Scotts Road, 228208

6. Taratata Bistro

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Enter this Restaurant‘s, which affectionately recalls a Parisian bistro, and you can tell that these people are fond of tradition and authenticity.

Which means superb French classics like duck confit ($34, pictured) and baked snails ($18), and wines from every French region, carefully selected to complement the finesse of French cuisine.

35A Keong Saik Road, 089142

7. Flavor

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We’d bet a bet to say that there aren’t many restaurants out there (like, in the world) that do French so finely for such a price. Their melty and tender signature duck confit would only cost you $22; or, their Original Flavor Pasta ($12)

#01-04, 5 Purvis St, 188584 (and other locations)

8. Corks

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This French bistro has two outlets – one at Ann Siang Hill and the other at Robertson Quay, perfect for a Sunday brunch with family and friends.

Not only are their portions huge (which is great for sharing!), but you’ll definitely want to try their Grilled Black Angus Rib Eye Steak with “winemaker butter” for $43.

PS Did we mention you’ll get free flow fries with your steak? Worth every penny.

Plus, check out their French Riveria Brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., only at their Robertson Quay outlet.

60 Robertson Pier, #01-02, 238252

9. So France

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You will want to dine at So France – decor, furnishings, ambience and food are typical of a French brasserie at great prices, especially their 2-course ($28++) or 3-course ($32++) lunches on weekdays which are not only affordable but full of flavor as well.

7 Fraser Street Duo Galleria, #01-51/56, 189356

This article was first published in The searcher.