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Saveur (Bugis)

Chefs Dylan and Joshua are professionally trained cooks who desire to bring French food to the masses at affordable prices. This has become a reality for them with the establishment of Saveur, a casual and budget eatery located at Purvis Street.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 21:30

Sun: 18:00 - 21:00

+65 63333121
$24 based on 134 submissions
Dinner (46 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (42 votes), Lunch (41 votes)
Tay Brenda

A place where french food turns affordable

I can always have more than one order of main course here because they would still cost less than one main in a french restaurant. You may read more about my favourite dishes here: 

The HGW community like this place for...

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Community submitted Favourites:
Based on 134 votes
21 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

worst service

This place lacks in service. The food barely makes it anywhere near good. For a french food fan, this place is not a place I will patronise.
14 Oct 2014 • 33 reviews • 0 follower

A place where french food turns affordable

I can always have more than one order of main course here because they would still cost less than one main in a french restaurant. You may read more about my favourite dishes here: 
12 Oct 2014 • 291 reviews • 11 followers

Affordable and delicious!

Full review and photos:

Saveur is a restaurant serving affordable French Cuisine. The owners of the restaurant first the business in a coffeeshop before moving to its present location at Purvis Street. Today, the restaurant occupies 2 units at Purvis Street (side by side) and has a second outlet at Far East Plaza.

Saveur located at Purvis Street is directly opposite the National Library. It is around 10 minutes walk from either Bugis or City Hall MRT station.

There used to be long queues at the restaurant but now that the hype has died down and it has 2 units (larger seating capacity), there was no need to wait or queue for a table despite it being a weekend evening. Outside its entrance, there was even a small kiosk for customers to key in their mobile number to enter the queue. I guess there's no need for this now.

The restaurant was around 70% full during our time of visit. Looking at its kitchen counter, it still looks so classy and modern despite its pricing.

The French Onion Soup $8.90 with served with a slice of toasted french loaf was probably the most 'not-for-value' dish. It comes with a pricey price tag and in addition, it failed in the taste department. There was a weird after taste.

For sides, we ordered the Potato au Gratin $3. I wonder if it was me, but the word 'Gratin' typically means that the dish is baked and comes with (top) layer of light brown crust. This was not the Potato au Gratin I was expecting. Nevertheless, at $3 this was a decent dish in terms of taste. Maybe they should rename this dish.

We also ordered their signature Saveur's Pasta $4.90 for sharing. It consisted of Angel’s Hair Pasta with minced pork sauce, sakura ebi, kombu and chilli oil. Tossing everything together, the taste was amazing with hints of sweetness, saltiness and just a slight hint of spiciness at times. I wonder how come it was not spicy if chilli oil was added. Priced at $4.90 this was a real steal, I could not have expected more in terms of taste at such pricing. It even came nicely plated.

I ordered the Duck Confit $12.90. The Duck Confit was served on top of a bed of mashed potato with sauteed shitake with parsley and garlic at the side.

The Duck Confit, typically prepared by roasting the leg of the duck till it is crispy was on the skinny side. It was not meaty enough. Moreover, some parts of the duck leg was not even cooked and hence was not crisp. Those parts that were crisp were very well executed. The mashed potato at the bottom was delicious. I was scrapping the empty plate to ensure that none were wasted.

The partner ordered the Seabass $14.90 which was pan-seared. It was served with sauteed potato and french beans.

The Seabass was incredibly fresh with no fishy after taste and its skin was pan-seared till it was so crisp. 
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04 Oct 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

A great restaurant, but just not a five-star yet...

I started with their Duck Confit. I knew i was going to order this even before I read the menu because of the wonderful reviews here. It did not disappoint me. The duck was tender and favorful, and served with buttery creamy mash. I finished off with Pistachoi Panna Cotta which gave a very nice touch at the end of the meal. Overall, I gave a 3 stars due to the long wait for the food to be serve and service is on the poor side. 
28 Sep 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Value for money, nice duck confit

The seeingly always long q at this place is a clear testament that the food is here popular. Do try out the duck confit.