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La Petite Cuisine

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For a French meal without the frills, drop by this eatery at Serene Centre and order some classic favourites like escargots, duck confit and spinach ravioli.

Tue - Sun: 11:30 - 14:30

Tue - Sun: 17:30 - 21:30

Closed: Mon

+65 64688850
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Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (30 votes), Dinner (30 votes), Lunch (23 votes)
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Affordable, Unpretentious, Hearty French & Italian Food

Full La Petite Cuisine review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/10/la-petite-cuisine.html


Among the first restaurants in Singapore to start serving cuisine from France, La Petite Cuisine has established itself firmly as a stalwart bastion of homely, French comfort food. First operating as La Cuisine, an up-market French restaurant in 2005, La Petite Cuisine was opened as a casual French bistro, to complement the main restaurant. And while La Cuisine has since ceased operations, La Petite Cuisine has been going strong all these years, consistently serving up affordable, unpretentious, and tasty, French and Italian dishes.

Ambience at La Petite Cuisine is similar to a Paris / Parisian street side bistro, with colourful furniture, checkered tablecloths, and a brightly lit interior. Their new premises has a much bigger floor space, and the walls are adorned with French paintings and news clippings. A brick wall on which is mounted a old-school blackboard displays the specials of the day. Definitely a casual, welcoming place!

Service at La Petite Cuisine is good. Staff offer greetings upon entry, and also bid you goodbye... but only if they're not busy. Ordering an payment is self-service though. But I like that the staff are able to offer recommendations, and are knowledgable on the menu. Orders are also served quickly to your table, waiting time is short, usually less than 10 minutes.

Food at La Petite Cuisine revolves around the cuisine of France and Italy. Generally, I find dishes to be very tasty, presented in a rustic style, and prepared with nearly authentic, traditional recipes, although some liberties are taken with ingredients. Portions are large for one person, and prices are very affordable, budget between SGD $20 to $30 or so per person for a meal.

Loved the smooth and rich Tomato Soup (SGD $4), with its bright, refreshing flavour. While there aren't any chunks of tomato within, it's still very satisfiying and drinkable. Among their more popular flavours!

The Choucroute Alsacienne / Choucroute Garnie (SGD $21) here retains the spirit of the traditional, while changing the ingredients to those more readily available in Singapore. The pork cutlet to has a nice smoky, grilled flavour, and was slightly moist, but very thick, thus, dry in the middle. The ham was well grilled, with a salty, savoury taste. The pork belly was excellent, and the fat comes off easily. The 2 types of sausages used are chicken frankfurter sausage and pork bratwurst sausage, both were well grilled and juicy!


The Confit De Canard With Gratin Potato (SGD $17.50) is pure French food. This classic duck confit has moist, fork tender, fall off the bone meat on the duck leg, with a crisp skin livened with herbs. The savoury brown gravy isn't too salty, and the classic French potato gratin is soft and creamy. Truely among the best duck confit around, and so satisfiying, highly recommended!

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• 23 May 2015 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Terrible Experience!

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Wanted to give only 1 star on my previous review, as they are only worth that much.... But cannot edit the post.... Never had such rude service from a cashier before! Even the auntie at the market knows better than him about customer service!
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• 23 May 2015 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Terrible service, average food quality!

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I'm signing up an account to write this account as I am very very disappointed with my dining experience here few days ago. I couldn't get it off my mind and decided to write this review. We had been wanting to try the food here as we Love the food at their ex branch at Upper Thomson Road. The new chef, under a different management, told us that the original owners have shifted back to Serene Centre. Our expectations were pretty high as the protege is pretty good in her culinary skills. We expected the master to be a few levels higher. But sorry, NOT AT ALL! The duck was dry and tough; salmon almost over cooked; crab meat pasta was pretty blend, soup very diluted, and the steak was grossly undersized. Even the bread at their ex outlet were much fresher. Then the service. The cashier was rude, the utensils were unclean, the chef was snobbish and arrogant. Nice setting, average food, lousy service! This is gonna be our last time here, our money is better spent elsewhere. Thank you very much!
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• 29 Apr 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

DISGUSTING LOUSY FOOD & SERVICE

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ordered sirloin steak at $16.50, and it came within 5 minutes, with a PATHETIC PORTION!!! ONLY 2 SMALL SLICES OF BEEF, looks worse than dog food!!
 Lousiest cashier I've ever seen, so impatient and have no good recommendation, I guess that's cos they have none.
 NO EFFORT IN COOKING AT ALL, wouldn't even pay a single cent for this meal! Lastly, you would be grossed out by the dirty utensils, knife filled with stains all over! DEFINITELY BOYCOTTING THIS PLACE FOREVER!
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