Seven not-to-be missed modern French restaurants with an Asian twist

Culinary fashions are constantly evolving in Singapore and a new wave of modern French restaurants offering knock-out flavours are a case in point

Updated on 15 March 2021

Seven not-to-be missed modern French restaurants with an Asian twist


What: Nua Irish cuisine anyone? Yes, yes please! This is an exercise in cutting edge flavour, hipster design and full-throttle ambience. But the focus is firmly on the plate and near-permanent full houses bear testament to a kitchen that is currently on fire with its flavour-packed modern dishes that will have you gasping for more.

Where: 21 Keong Saik Rd, 089128

Tel: +65 6221 2189


What: Inspired, high gloss, experimental dishes by a chef with solid roots in precise classical French cooking provide an experience of roller-coaster flavours, packed with exciting Asian twists. The restaurant itself projects an ambience of old world charm mixed with modern pizzazz.

Where: 1 Keong Saik Road, 089109

Tel: +65 6513 0898


What: Hip and happening with style statements aplenty such as sociable bar dining, communal tables and pendant lighting that helps fuel the buzz. Beautifully crafted, modern Mediterranean small plates hit all the right notes – think sea urchin pudding, umami-rich chorizo with a soft egg, or super-tasty grilled octopus. Splash out on a glass of fizz for a fun night out!

Where: 22 Ann Siang Rd, 069702

Tel: +65 6423 1228 


What: Chef Christophe Lerouy orchestrates an open kitchen where the plates of modern French cuisine are executed with a mischievous contemporary edge, all to the great satisfaction of the counter-seated customers.

Where: 104 Amoy St, 069924

Tel: +65 6223 0809 

Tippling Club

What: The Tippling Club is a serious good night out on the back of dishes that are beautifully conceived and packed with creativity, in a restaurant that offers edge and artfulness in equal measure. Good drinks and a separate events space complete the picture.

Where: 38 Tanjong Pagar Rd, 088461

Tel: +65 6475 2217

Cheek Bistro

What: This husband and wife team do what they do best, and that’s cooking. Playful but delicious dishes showcase exciting twists on familiar flavours, all washed down by an equally vibrant range of wines.

Where: 21 Boon Tat Street, 069620

Tel: +65 6221 1911


What: If you’re looking for Japanese harmony with a touch of French flair look not further than the intimate and artfully understated Beni. The food is the main event from a small selection of special menus in a small number of pre-prescribed menus – think scallops with a celeriac and truffle dressing or top-of-the-range Ozaki A5 wagyu with crunchy vegetables and a Madeira sauce.

Where: 333A Orchard Road, #02-37 Mandarin Gallery, 238897

Tel: +65 9159 3177