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Absinthe

72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
+65 6222 9068
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Ranked #30 of 7,219 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $200
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: The brainchild of four close friends, Absinthe is a labour of love. It’s the product of a desire to bring the best of French comfort food to Singapore at affordable prices, as manifested in Chef Francois’s South-West French menu.
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English first
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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224 reviews 224 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has really got something, the wow factor is almost tangible. With views over the waterfront what is there not to like? Answer not much! There is an extensive menu to choose from which has got something for everyone. It can get very busy but we asked them to prepare us a nice table for an hour ahead whilst... More

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New Boston, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Definitely one of the best French restaurants in Singapore. The setting is excellent and the food wonderful. It's maybe a little expensive for tourists but the experience is worth of the price.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Absinthe is probably one of my favourite restaurants in Singapore. I absolutely enjoy coming here. I've been patronising Absinthe since it first opened its doors at Bukit Pasoh Rd. The outlet, now in Boat Quay, has the most quaint setting and lovely food. I love the lighting and the exposed brick walls of the indoor dining, and the alfresco terrace... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful scallops, cod fish, tender beef shoulder and ooohh we loved the soup! (Traditional lobster bisque)😍😍😍 The service was faultless. The wait staff were also friendly and attentive and would refill our bread promptly without any asking👍also dessert was a winner! The white chocolate mousse was not overwhelmingly sweet (like white chocolate usually is). Likely to pop by this restaurant... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a difference to the hustle and bustle along Boat Quai. Once you are upstairs in the Absinthe you immerse into a little French cultured restaurant. Nice atmosphere, helpful and friendly service personnel, good selection of quality menus and drinks including entrées and desserts. The three different meats we ordered were just done the way we requested. Served nicely arranged... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife, daughter, and I ate there last weekend. We had reservations and got a great seat outside next to the water. Our only complaint of the night is that it took quite a while for anyone to notice we were there. Finally, when the manager noticed he ran to our table and took care of us. From there on... More

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I tried this restaurant on the recommendation by reviews from Tripadvisor. I have to agree with the reviews and would recommend this to anyone who is after fine French food and awesome service. My meal was fantastic although my partners was a little chewy but all in all the food was well worth it. When they were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I have dined on three occasions now at Absinthe when in Singapore and we thoroughly recommend it to travellers and locals alike. The style is French and yet unpretentious and we've been made to feel welcome each time by well-presented and efficient wait staff. Walking along Boat Quay can be a little intimidating with vendors vying for... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had lunch with my wife at Absinthe in Boat Quay a few days ago. Service is impeccable, the environment elegant and stylish, staff knowledgeable. Their set lunch selection is among the best is Singapore, with 5-6 choices for Entrees, Mains and Desserts. And as it should be in a French (or Italian ) restaurant, bread is served with the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Food was served when we already run out of topic to discuss. And i guess the crews arent well trained too. The one who served kept saying "i will check" everytime we have questions. do I need to say more?

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