Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 21:30
Sun: 18:00 - 21:00
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.
Well, just forget about the plain ikea-style furniture and high noise level. You are here for a good reason: The true and genuine French cuisine du terroir.
Ok I confess, I am French, but it doesn't mean my judgement is paramount. Am just sharing: this is the only place in Singapore where I found the taste, the saveur of hearty though subtle French food. Everything is just right: duck confit with duck leg cooked to crispy perfection, foie gras in different cooking modes, etc etc
Don't believe me? just give it a try cos it won't hurt you fooding budget too. Excellent value for such quality products meal. Why ? no fancy French angmo chef, or sommelier. Just talent in the kitchen and foodstuff sourcing make it a true French heartland cuisine experience.
A waitor wrote our order but did not pass to the kitchen. We waited for 45 mins for nothing after realizing the orders for the next table who came later arrive first. The waitor looked like he was not interested to serve us. Ambience is noisy like market place. A bad experience for us.
Full Saveur review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2016/03/saveur.html
Founded in May 2011 by enterprising young chefs Dylan Ong and Joshua Khoo, Saveur had a simple premise; provide tasty yet affordable French food for the masses.
Ambience at Saveur is simple, clean, and functional, though not that comfortable. Dark wooden tables and plastic chairs line the small space in the flagship Purvis Street outlet, lit by bright fluorescent lights. There is minimal decor here, and the cramped space is made stuffy and humid as a result of the open kitchen, and a weak air-conditioning. Definitely not a place to linger over meals. The other newer outlets tend to fare slightly better in air-conditioning, at least it's not uncomfortable.
Service at Saveur is decent, with staff offering greetings / goodbyes to diners. Guests arriving are quickly seated, and when asked, staff do display good product knowledge, able to describe in simple terms the various items on the menu, as well as offer recommendations. Orders are fulfilled quickly, usually within 10 minutes even during peak periods. Staff also turn over and set tables quickly. However, they're not proactive or observant, you'll usually have to prompt them to serve the next course, and there is minimal engagement.
Food at Saveur is rustic, straight forward, classic traditional French dishes. Dishes may not look pretty, but they pack good flavour and are tasty, with the main ingredient being the star of each plate. Portions are medium small, nicely sized for individuals. Prices are more affordable as compared to elsewhere, and Saveur is possibly among the cheapest, good quality French food in Singapore. Budget about SGD $33 per person for a 3 course meal without drinks here.
The lovely Salmon Confit (SGD $10.90) features a medium sized, half confit fillet of fresh salmon, served on a bed of crunchy chives, kombu, apple slices, and fennel, tossed in a zesty citrus lemon vinaigrette, with capers on the side. The beautifully pink, half-cooked salmon fish flesh is tender, clean, and smooth, and the crust of pepper and spring onions lend a burst of flavour. The salmon skin is fried till crisp, and crunches satisfiyingly. More than art on a plate with its beautiful presentation, it's deliciously light and extremely tasty. Highly recommended!
The Pork Belly (SGD $12.90) features thick yet tender slices of pork belly, savoury with a silver of fat between the layers of succulent meat, topped with a crisp skin. Served on a bed of Garbure French ham and vegetable stew, consisting of soft melt-in-your-mouth cannellini beans, salty pancetta ham, cabbage, peas, carrots, along with a sous vide egg. A dash of pepper, and a streak of sharp mustard, and this delicious, hearty, French comfort dish is complete. Loved it, would order again. Highly recommended!