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Restaurant Absinthe

The Quays
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72 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860, Singapore
+65 6225 6207
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Absinthe was our choice of restaurant on our first night in Singapore, having previously had a wonderful, romantic meal there on our last visit. Situated on Boat Quay, we choose to dine al fresco which provided an endless parade of entertainment with boats full of tourists chugging up the river enjoying the sights and sounds of Singapore. The service is... More 

1 Thank Terrence S
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Unbelievably poor service, 40 mins for a glass of wine. 1hr+ to receive our mains and the restaurant was only a third full. Food was ordinary, nothing special, although the prices were not reflective of the standard of the food. Should be substantially cheaper given the quality. Would not go back.

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Thank LDSkywalker
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The view from the terrace is great. But food is pretty common for the price ( we took the cod and the seabass). Portion are small, as if we were in a real french gastronomic restaurant, which is far from the case. But the main issue is that the service is really slow. 45 minutes to get our meals, without... More 

Thank Jy K
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Food is reasonably good and staff is very friendly and approachable! I would recommend to visit the place when you want to experience French cuisine

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Thank 993priscillay
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Great value for money french cuisine with generous portions. The environment is also cosy with friendly service.

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1 Thank A6929QVanthonyk
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Due to the size of the group, 14 people, we had our own room on the 3rd floor. Most of us had the 3 Course Set Lunch at $28++. There were 3 choices each for Appetizers, Mains and Desserts. Most of us had Soup of the day that was mushroom soup, while some had Pork Terrine and others had Tuna... More 

1 Thank tigerllies
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We were dragged out after a first morning of exploring Singapore. Absinthe was just the right stop! Not inexpensive, but the fixed price lunch was well priced for what we got. Particularly delicious mushroom soup. The rose wine was very nice.

Thank avakianj
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I go there everyday for Lunch when I visit Singapore every lunch. Not nouvelle cuisine, quality French food with good taste and confortable atmosphere. A great location with also a beautiful terrasse overlooking the water and the Fullerton hotel in the background. Friendly service with staff knowing their job very well. A great and friendly Manager Vincent... la Classe!

Thank chairmansupport
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

After walking along crowded Boat Quay on a Friday evening, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised to find the area outside the restaurant to be relatively quiet. The restaurant is on the 2nd level, there was only one other couple there, and very quiet, which was great for us. We find the ambience of the restaurant very pleasant, cozy... More 

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Thank tansweetean
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

it's the first that we came for a dinner and it was a nice surprice. The pricing is very fair (even better than most of the french restaraunt (overpriced in Singapore). Real french traditional good food (no fusion or trendy).Very good choice of starter and main course. The only negative point is the wine list (too limited choice for a... More 

1 Thank Denis C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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: +65 6225 6207
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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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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