L’Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro @ Duxton Hill – Authentic and Intimate French-Style Bistro

Steak and fries is an unpretentious dish that has been enjoyed for generations at many a bistro in France. After all, you can’t go wrong with a solid cut of steak and crisp, umami fries on the side! 

L’Entrecôte The Steak & Fries Bistro has perfected the art of steak and fries so well, it has become synonymous with the very dish in Singapore. So when Restaurant Week rolled around late last year, I couldn’t pass up on the chance to try it for myself, along with other classic French fares.  


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French Fold @ Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar – Elegant Crepes and Galettes in CBD

French cuisine often gets a rep – for better or for worse – as food that is geared for the high class or occasions with a little frou-frou. But, that’s not to say that you can’t find French food that’s wallet-friendly, yet substantiative. French Fold is one such place where you can satisfy cravings for authentic crepes and galettes.

Opened by the same company behind Merci Marcel, French Fold is one of the newer additions to Telok Ayer, having taken over the space previously occupied by Mojo. The rustic-meets-tropical paradise interior lends a laid-back vibe to the space that is reminiscent of its neighbourhood. 

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Mon Ceries Patisserie – Online Patisserie Helmed by Home Baker Who Trained at Le Cordon Bleu in London

With more individuals turning away from traditional corporate careers to pursue their lifelong aspirations in the F&B industry, I’m always curious about the results of their kitchen experiments. I was able to check out Mon Cerise Patisserie during its month-long stint at Baker X at Orchard Gateway, a project designed to give aspiring home-based bakers a taste of managing a physical shopfront. 

Mon Cerise Patisserie is an online French patisserie founded by home baker Cherry Chiu, who bid the corporate world goodbye and earned her baking chops at Le Cordon Bleu in London. The result is a range of dainty, handmade pastries that change every month! 


Les Petite Tarts ($27 for 6 pieces)

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Gather @ Raffles Hotel, City Hall – Kinfolk-esque French Crepe Cafe by the Team Behind PUNCH, Ronin, and The Plain

With the new decade, comes change. As we bade a quiet goodbye to hipster hideout Ronin in January, Raffles Hotel welcomed some a quaint new addition by the same team behind PUNCH and the defunct The Plain.

Simply named Gather, this old-school cafe cum retail space specialises in French-style crepes and galettes, along with a handful of baked goods and coffees.


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