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72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
+65 6222 9068
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Ranked #43 of 7,510 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $150
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar
Neighborhood:
The Quays
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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.
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English first
Mumbai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
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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
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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
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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9 reviews 9 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 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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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 - 150
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Oyster Bar

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