USD

Restaurant Andre

'Best Restaurant' in Singapore

Restaurant André has been heralded as the No.1 restaurant in Singapore pretty much since it first opened in 2010; it regularly scores among the top spots in the Best Restaurants in Asia awards by S. Pellegrino. And while the molecular portions served up here are microscopic in size - and often quite confusing - few dining experiences in Singapore captivate the imagination quite like Restaurant André.

Taiwanese-born chef André Chiang has one key principle: each of the eight dishes on his ever-changing menu correlates to a set of eight elements. Octaphilosophy, he calls it.

Read More

In stark contrast to the mindboggling menu, the interior here is kept relatively non-descript, and with space for only 30 diners it’s definitely intimate. The actual location is more memorable, set in a quaint, whitewashed shophouse on a bustling street in Chinatown. It’s easy to find and only a short walk from Outram Park MRT. 

The set eight-course menu is compulsorily – no a la carte here! Comprising the eight elements are ‘unique’, ‘pure’, ‘texture’, ‘memory’, ‘salt’, ‘south’, ‘artisan’ and ‘terroir’. With the various amuse bouche dishes and entrées this does add up to around 15 dishes in total, so you won’t feel as bad about dropping $300 per head (without wine).  

Looking into Andre’s ‘octaphilosophy’ concept in more detail, the bold flavours in his foie gras jelly with black truffle evoke the ‘memory’ of diners, while his ‘pure’ dishes are prepared without seasoning or the use of electricity. We are told that the menu changes on a daily basis, but some of Restaurant Andre’s more permanent fixtures to the menu include ‘cauliflower puree with risotto in black rice squid ink crackers’, and look out for the deconstructed ‘Snickers Bar’ too. Yes, it sounds borderline pretentious, but with Restaurant André ranking on acclaimed restaurant lists both in Asia and globally, the culinary world certainly seems to think Chiang’s unique concept works on a world-beating level. 

Reservations at Restaurant Andre are recommended well in advance, with the Chinatown spot open six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) for both lunch and dinner. 

Restaurant Andre

  • Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00 (lunch), 19:00 - 23:00 (dinner)
  • MRT: Outram park
  • Address: 41 Bukit Pasoh Road
  • Tel: +65 6534 8880
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • Top 10 Night Spots in Chinatown

    Top 10 Night Spots in Chinatown

    If you’re looking for a slightly alternative night out then Chinatown is a great pick, with Ann Siang Hill and Club Read More»

  • Chijmes Restaurants

    Chijmes Restaurants A-Z

    A former convent converted into a dining and entertainment haven, Chijmes is a stunning precinct which has been restored Read More»

  • Where to Stay in Orchard Road

    Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Orchard Road. Read More»

  • All Clarke Quay and Riverside Hotels

    All Clarke Quay Hotels

    Looking to stay somewhere splendidly located in Clarke Quay and Riverside? Our descriptive guide makes it easy for you Read More»

  • Little India Restaurants

    Little India Restaurants A-Z

    The sights, sounds, colours and aromas of this ethnic Indian enclave never fail to assail the senses. Wandering around Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotels in Sentosa Island

    10 Best Hotels in Sentosa

    Singapore has many ‘centres’. The CBD forms the commercial centre, whilst Clark Quay and Orchard Road are the centres Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:


Loading...