Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 21:30
Apero: From 5pm
Saturday: Private bookings only
Located in the swanky new Asia Square in the heart of the Singapore’s Central Business District, La Cantine presents a fresh take on a traditional French brasserie giving a playful twist to classic French favourites. At La Cantine, we make it easy for you to hold private events or enjoy dinner in large groups. We propagate the spirit of traditional French brasserie with our signature family-style “DISHES-TO-SHARE“, which include an assortment of entrees, mains and desserts – perfect for communal style celebrations and events.
Favourite dish was the BRUSCHETTAS! The bread was crisp and light (unlike some other places where it's so hard to bite through the bread...). It's soaked in olive oil and some very delicious salt (think some might find it a little too salty, but everyone at my table loved it). Generous helping of the toppings too.
Cheese Nachos were covered with generous portions of melted cheese and other garnishes.
Once bitten, twice shy. I should have adhered to this adage after being disappointed the first time I ate at La Cantine. Unfortunately there is a shortage of good restaurants for business lunches at/around Asia Square. I was hopeful that the second time would be better, but I was disappointed. The service was below average (the waiters were unaccomodating; the menu contained items that were not available; we had to re-order our wine because, presumably, our initial order was not entered). The food was average/below expectations. We ordered the set lunch which comprised an uninspired caprese-esque salad, lamb shoulder (which was tough) and a mango dessert (which was quite good). I'm left wondering why this restaurant has such a good rating here. Twice bitten, thrice shy!
Food is exquisite and portion is generous in context of French Cruisine. The dessert Baba au Rhub is a very light cupcake-like dessert with a generous shot of rum. Combined with Chantilly cream and candied (citrus skin?), the flavour combination and texture is perfect. The caramelized pork belly was not fatty and the sauce was divine. The roasted garlic is a good combination with the sauce and pork. The salmon tartar was a bit disappointing. Didn't really like the seasoning combination with szechuan peppercorns. The crutons was nice and crunchy but I thought it steals attention away the texture of the salmon tartar.
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The Sirloin Steak Frites ($39) is another must order in any french cuisine. We had the steak medium done, which comes with La Cantine special butter as well. The quality of the steak was not the best I have had, and I expected much more from La Cantine. As for the frites, it could definitely be better as well.The food definitely fell short of my expectations of a michelin chef when it did not help that the prices ain’t cheap.