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Restaurant Absinthe

The Quays
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72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant looks really fancy - waiters are all dressed up and the decor suggests top level dining. Unfortunately the food quality was a bit disappointing. Maybe because it was late (we were the last guests), but maybe it's just what it is. Oysters & Champagne with river view were a great start, but the main course was disappointing -... More 

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Thank Pawel P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was really good, and the staff was able to make excellent recommendations. We had the pan-fried foie gras, mushroom soup and lobster bisque, wild mushroom risotto, seabass, wagyu beef cheeks, and striploin. Desserts of banana crumble and souffle were also very good! Definitely will come back again!

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Thank Melissa T
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice evening out with excellent food, wine and service by the river with a great view on MBS, everything was just perfect .

1 Thank angelasing
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food standard has dropped. Food quality and taste are just disappointing. Unlikely to revisit or recommend to friends.

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Thank foodmonster2016
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a fine setting on the quayside, a perfect place for my birthday.The food was delicious as you would expect from a good quality french restaurant. A very enjoyable night was had by all.

1 Thank Stephen B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Food was excellent. Good value. Steak Tartare was delicious. Burrata a must try. Will definitely go back.

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1 Thank 85brian
Ko Samui, Thailand
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I'd not revisited Absinthe for years -- not since they moved to Boat Quay whenever that was. I used to really love the old place when I lived in Singapore, and used it a lot for both lunches and dinners. This visit was a reunion of sorts -- about 10 of us, all quite particular and demanding, I would say.... More 

1 Thank venividivice
Marrakech, Morocco
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

On a week night we easily found a table right overlooking the bay. Our day's special of scallops with white asparagus and chorizo was excellent. Not even terribly expensive for Singapore. Creme brûlée up to the standards of Paris.

Thank joyceheard
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

i had high expectations but was let down. The Food wait staff are discriminatory and impolite. All guests should be treated equally and shown courtesy. I was surprised I had food on the table given that in the whole time I was there, never once did the wait staff asked me what I wanted to eat. My husband and I... More 

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Thank VST2011
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Excellent French food from VERY French (in a good way...) chef and staff. Can also sit out on Boat Quay for a drink - with a selection of Absinthe - by far the most up-market place there.

1 Thank IKJW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $150
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: 6562256207
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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Staying in The Quays

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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.
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