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“Not your average meal out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Andre

Restaurant Andre
Ranked #1 of 10,496 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant ANDRE is an eponymous 30 seats restaurant in Singapore recently ranked #38 World’s Best Restaurant by Restaurant Magazine as well as Best Restaurant in Singapore. Taiwanese - born Chef Andre Chiang developed a culinary principle based on how our capacity to taste food is influenced by our memory banks, including the personal experiences we acquire over time. Octaphilosophy – Unique, Texture, Memory, Pure, Terroir, Salt, South and Artisan represent the eight elements reflecting his roots in south of France. Chef Andre believes only on the freshest of seasonal produce and collaborates with the best artisans in the world. Crafting celebrated creations combining Mediterranean accents and French techniques, Chef André draw inspiration from the myriad selection of products he uses to design his menu every day.
Gosford, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not your average meal out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

For those who are not into food and dining as an art form, don’t go to Restaurant Andre. The complexity of the dishes would be apparent to top chefs and food critics, and to those of us who pursue gastronomy with a passion beyond mere eating. If you are one of those people, expect to be delighted, curious, impressed, and at the end very satisfied. (Don't get me wrong; my wife and I eat at local cafes and holes in the wall across SE Asia from which we also get great pleasure.)

Including the three dishes that were served prior to the first course (they called these course zero), there were 12 dishes in all with three of those being desserts. At least 6 of the savoury dishes were of a quality and presentation that we had not experienced at other fine dining and world-ranked restaurants in Australia. The rest of the dishes were merely wonderful.

From the attentive though not intrusive service, the taste sensations, the presentation of the dishes, the after-meal visit to our table by Andre, the walk-through of the kitchen area and chef’s table setting (solid wooden table which is sanded back every night!), to the final securing of a taxi, all were done with excellence and a personal touch.

The dishes themselves were very different using a touch of molecular gastronomy but not to the point of losing the natural flavours. The seawater foam disappeared in the mouth but tasted just like the sea and was the perfect accompaniment to the seafood. There was no lamb, beef, duck, or chicken served in any dish, yet it was not missed at all. In its place were predominantly seafoods utilising whitebait, sea urchin, caviar, and other fish but used as a component of the overall dish, not necessarily the centrepiece.

As stated by other diners, Restaurant Andre is expensive but this is a genuine global player in the finest dining stakes and the experience was worth every cent. Sensational in the truest sense of the word.

  • Visited February 2014
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Philippines
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Yes indeed it was such a great experience to have a taste of Chef artistic creation.
The ambiance for us is bit to tight however service was excellent. For me its only good for one time dining experience.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Restaurant Andre is outstanding, from the inventiveness of the dishes, right down to the little details such as the decor and seating. The subtle combination of flavours was highlighted by the freshness of the ingredients. The wine list was amazing, and the pairings by the sommelier was exceptional. Every course was a new and exciting experience, building upon the previous one. Restaurant Andre is almost a must do experience in Singapore, and I expect this restaurant to climb into the top 20 best restaurants in the world.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Holy-ung
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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best resturant in Singpore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Restaurant Andre is dinning, not just Eating. Everything was exceptional. It is a fantastic experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews
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“Outstanding for molecular gastronomy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

For me this restaurant is rather overpriced for this kinda food you are paying for chef artistic sense and his creation however no douth tht the quality of the food and the service is perfect well it is a must visit if you r into the art of the food

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