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“fusion but not confusion”
Review of Pamplemousse Bistro & Bar - CLOSED

Pamplemousse Bistro & Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 27, 2012

This place is more french fusion than classic french. The chef recreates french dishes with Asian ingredients/spices. Luckily, the food is correctly fusion, than confusion.

First, I love the space. I love high ceilings and how the decor is very classy. Great place for both day and night.

Soft-boiled egg appetizer: Coconut water braised Kurobuta pork cheeks | Honshimeiji mushrooms | Marsala & bone marrow sauce - A runny egg served with kurobuta pork cheeks and mushrooms in a rich sauce...it is a dish hard to fault.

Uni tagliotini: strictly for uni fans. I can eat uni in all ways, in any style. so this dish works for me. You can also get this dish in a main course portion and gorge yourself silly with the uni.

Note: one random friday evening, they actually ran out of uni (Gasp!) and I had to eat the crab capellini instead, not that it was bad at all.

The few times I've been there, I can always get a table. The restaurant is busy but not impossible to get a table.

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Thank ancyancy
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We found this restaurant by accident while strolling around the food and beverage venues that fill the old army barrack buildings of Dempsey Hill. Beautifully decorated internally with warm colours and a very inviting team led by Praba in front of house. Not knowing what to expect the menu had drawn us in with a mixture of fish and meat dishes. The food was a fusion mix of east and west flavours. We sampled the steak tartare and artichoke salad starter and both had the Barramundi as a main. This was exquisite with a light Asian style broth poured over the crispy skinned and fleshy fish. A real find if a little on the pricey side with a a two course meal with no wine and only one beer and mineral water coming to around £75. The staff however were very attentive without being in our face. And we would recommend this restaurant if you want something different from the regular Chinese and Asian venues of Singapore dining.

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Thank takenocrap
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I came across Pamplemousse by accident whilst looking around Dempsey for somewhere different one lunchtime. The set lunch menu on display at the entrance looked interesting and good value, and so it turned out to be - indeed, surpassing expectations. Service was speedy, attentive and friendly.Definitely a place to return to.

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1  Thank rogerhSingapore
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Rule number one...chef-owned restaurants need to succeed, therefore they cannot afford to fall behind in terms of food and service.
Rule number two...In Singapore where so much is "style over substance" break away and stick to serving good food and providing excellent service. Styles change and "The Crowd" can be fickle!
Rule number three ... You survive on your first customers...you make money from repeat customers.
Pamplemousse achieves my award as the best restaurant in Singapore for an intimate dinner or for a few close friends in an elegant surrounding. Food, service and decor is not fussy but then I HATE fussy. It's not cool, it's not hip but you can take your wife, date or your mother there and all will be happy!

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1  Thank Firewhenready
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Excellent restaurant. The food is delicious, you must try the Boeuf Bourguigon there...
I had barramundi which was also perfect.Nice desserts too.
Great service and very nice staff. Everything was perfect.
I really liked this place, very casual. This restaurant is really worth visiting while in Singapore.

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1  Thank Justine N
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