There is 1 thing consistent about La Petite Cuisine - both at the Thomson and Serene Centre branch: Appalling "service" if you can call it that. At the Thomson branch, it really is a small place and it is quite cramp. No worries, lets consider that as cozy. The menu was ok, although there were some disparity between the written menu and the menu written on the board. When asked to clarify the "Soup of the Day", the waitress stated it. We didn't quite hear it so said "sorry, could you repeat that please?" She then dutifully enunciated each word every so slowly while rolling her eyes.
My friend and I thus rolled out of the place without trying a single item on the menu.
Went to the one at Serene Centre with my colleagues for lunch. The European guy was friendly and waved to us from the screen. That was a great start. And all went down hill from there. There were 5 of us in total. 2 of us already had our lunch prior and just wanted desserts. When we tried to order, the waiter curtly told us "No desserts". So apparently, you can't order any desserts if you don't order a main. How curious. I suppose they noticed we only ordered 3 mains despite having 5 people, hence proceeded to stare at us through the glass panel. When the food came, the waitress basically plonked it down in the middle (they assumed we stingy people were going to share). My friend said it was her's, and the waitress nudge it about an inch and left. Same thing happened for the rest.
My friend order the creamy chicken. She said the sauce was good, however she felt the chicken was frozen. The duck confit was deemed really good. And the salad with goat cheese was really worth it (they gave you 2 mini bree".
I am sure the place would be a great affordable French bistro that delivers affordable French food for the wider mass. This may be the goal of the founder/owner. However, the TERRIBLE SERVICE --- BA! It made you feel unwelcome.
Personally, I have never tried their food (I didn't DARE touch my friend's plate as they were staring us down, or even drink their water. They removed our utensils once they realised we did not order). And I will never taste their food, thanks to their "Service". It makes every great favour tainted with bad feelings.