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Absinthe

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
The Quays
French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar
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72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
+65 6222 9068
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Contemporary French Cuisine in a historical building with a view of...
Contemporary French Cuisine in a historical building with a view of Singapore River and landscape. Led by rising star Chef Nicolas Reynard and General Manager Vincent Jaureguiberry, Absinthe is best known for serving classic French cuisine complemented with signature Absinthe hospitality and extremely well- --priced wines in a convivial environment, right in the heart of Singapore's business district.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb value in an expensive city

Found this restaurant through Tripadvisor and tried it prior to our week long cruise. We loved it that much we revisited for lunch on our return from sailing. I could go on and on about the amazing food but for visitors to Singapore this offers incredible value in the, reputedly, sixth most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
boxeremma
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant through Tripadvisor and tried it prior to our week long cruise. We loved it that much we revisited for lunch on our return from sailing. I could go on and on about the amazing food but for visitors to Singapore this offers incredible value in the, reputedly, sixth most expensive city in the world. As you approach... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
619 reviews 619 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
558 helpful votes 558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When we last visited Absinthe in 2012, we fell in love with the mushroom soup, and we wished we had a more private table because we were seated next to a birthday party. We returned for the Valentine set dinner at Absinthe, and we found that the menu consisted of their most popular dishes from the a la carte menu,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I made a reservation via the Chope app for my dad's birthday and our family of 4 were looking forward to finally trying out French cuisine again, since we don't eat fois gras, enjoy fancy cheeses or delight in paying way too much for food that we ordinary people can't appreciate (as opposed to food connoisiours). And I have to... More 

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Tamuning, Guam
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you enjoy French cuisine, this is the place to go in Singapore. Located in Boat Quay, Singapore. Our hosts for lunch were French ex-pats in Singapore, thus are "authorities" on French cuisine. I started with seared foie gras. My main course was braised beef cheeks in a wine sauce with crushed (not mashed) potatoes. Dessert was fresh fruit with... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very nice setting by the water, pretty good food but given it's billing as one of the best French restaurants in Singapore it didn't live up to expectations. The service was terrible. After sitting down, took half an hour to order drinks, then the wine took another 15 minutes to arrive. In the two and a half hours we were... More 

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Mumbai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The staff were very friendly and service was great. We had the prawns for starters and the duck confit for main course and the madeleines for dessert. All the food tasted amazing and the portions were well sized. Would definitely recommend this place.

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glasgow
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The good reviews about Absinthe are to be believed and its great to have this in the range of dining experiences in Singapore. We settled on the cote de boeuf with dauphinoise potatoes, vegetables & bernaise sauce. We purposely didnt have a starter and although happy with the 25 minute wait for our main, were each served a small complimentary... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The service was impeccable and food top-notch. We went for the S$38++ set lunch and our favourites among the dishes we had were the grilled prawns with avocados and crème fraiche (starter) and braised Kurobuta pork belly (main). We also had the Niçoise salad with seared tuna (starter), seared seabass filet (main), and crêpe suzette and chocolate pot de crème... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6222 9068

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 150
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Contemporary French Cuisine in a historical building with a view of Singapore River and landscape. Led by rising star Chef Nicolas Reynard and General Manager Vincent Jaureguiberry, Absinthe is best known for serving classic French cuisine complemented with signature Absinthe hospitality and extremely well- --priced wines in a convivial environment, right in the heart of Singapore's business district.
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

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Things to do Nearby

Neighborhood Profile
The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.