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Absinthe

72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
+65 6222 9068
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Ranked #42 of 7,188 restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $200
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: 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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A friend invited us over to have dinner here at a private dining section. The place looks great but Quality of food however was not nice at all. Fish was a little ok but the Meats were over-cooked and ended up struggling to cut the meat. Service was attentive, but staff were not trained! disappointing for the guests and embarrassing... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We've known and loved dining at this restaurant since it was in Bukit Pasoh, and with Chef Francois still making French magic in the kitchen, this is definitely a not-to-miss! Not only is the setting of Absinthe great, think sophisticated and stylish, but the food is fit for a king. I’ve gone for the set menu a couple of times,... More

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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had our wedding anniversary dinner here on a good friends recommendation, and we are very glad for it! Great restaurant with a great view in Singapore a very nice combination. The service was excellent, the staff very helpful and attentive, the atmosphere in the restaurant was nice and very intimate. The food was great, I had a whole fish and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Simply the best restaurant for people, value and good quality in singapore. Wine is also very good I deed and fairly priced. Absinthe is always at the top of my list

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I and my friends recently visited Absinthe ! We truly indulged in exclusive 5-Course Degustation by Executive Chef Francois. The flavors rich and intense, the presentation exquisite and contemporary! Besides, the reasonably priced wines and champagne perfect for us stretching out an indelible evening. If you're looking for sweeping, serious grandeur, then hasten to Absinthe!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Have been visiting Absinthe foe a while now and is one of if not my favourite restaurant in Singapore. To have such a great combination of amazing food and great service with experience is hard to top. Well worth the visit if you have the opportunity you won't regret it.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Chef Francois is rather accommodating. I have arranged wine dinners there time and again and Absinthe always surpass our expectations. With sommelier Vincent at the helm, the service is second to none.

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