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72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
+65 6222 9068
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Ranked #42 of 7,375 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is the place I frequent every so often for some evening wines and light quality meals. If you are dining solo, sit at the bar counter where you get to watch oysters being chucked and chat with Francois the funny French chef. A definite keeper because I know I won't be disappointed!

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

went there for lunch at 38 sgd per head, service was a bit slow and the choice of food pretty low. we were very desapointed by the meal, as not really tasty and original. Please avoid the french burger with frozen french fries, and aslo the foie gras as the size was almost ridiculous. the seabass was so so also... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I had been drawn to Absinthe prior to my arrival in Singapore by some airplane advertising, but a long delay acumulated elsewhere made my friend and I arrive really late that night. The waiters were tidying up the tables ready to close. There were no customers left. We hesitated and considered going to a seafood restaurant just meters away. Then,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Excellent food... Very thorough wine list with very reasonable prices.. Great service.. I would definitely like to go back there!

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Cork
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I ate here at a corporate function upstairs, the starter was the sharing platter of pate and cheeses which were very tasty and authentic. A sea bass main was extremely enjoyable and well cooked with complimenting vegetables. A very nice meal on the waterfront with a small outside balcony for viewing of the Singapore skyline at night.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We visited Absinthe on a Saturday evening and after a shaky start with 3 waiters unable to show us to a table, the chef came out, apologised profusely & ushered us to a lovely table by the river with a wonderful view of Marina Bay. Our waiter was very attentive, food delicious and the wine my other half chose was... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I went with some friends and with no reservation. I was offered a table near the water , the dinner waswas good. The cod was very well made. The wine had to be more cold, the petit chablis was good but not fresh enough.

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Business dinner with overseas clients. Perfect setting, excellent service and impeccable food. Tasty, elegant, refined. French culinary art in Singapore... At a high price, but definitely worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Piece of France on the Singapore River. Enjoyable visit. And they even had my favorite eau de vie. When walking on the Boat Quai you have all the choises of different cuisines, you wonder what you really want to eat. So what do Europians do they choose French, and this time it was a fantastic choise. I had a canard... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Made a lunch reservation as it was Restaurant Week and have heard great reviews about Absinthe. There were two entrees.... chartuterie (abit too porky smell for me) and king prawn (not fresh). I chose the halibut as the main course while my friend chose the pork belly. The pork belly was good, however, the halibut was quite tasteless. Dessert was... More 

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Additional Information about Absinthe

Address: 72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6222 9068
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 200
Cuisine: French

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