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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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• 01 Oct 2014 • 355 reviews • 55 followers

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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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• 22 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Terrible hygine - reuses bread

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I was facing the kitchen when I ate there last week and was appalled to see the head waiter / cashier with the tattoos cleaning up the dishes from the table and handling the uneaten bread rolls to give to the kitchen staff to be recycled.  Yuk ! Food which has been served should never be re-served even if it wasen't eaten.  It could have been sneezed on or licked  or anything ! And the guy who was taking and handling money just picked it with his grubby hands to be reused.  Suffice to say when my food came, I just didn't touch it and went next door for some ice cream instead.  Be warned.  
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• 17 Aug 2014 • 148 reviews • 7 followers

Cheap French fare

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See the full review with pictures here: http://pickledpeas.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/dinner-at-la-petite-cuisine-serene-centre/   We finally got to try La Petite Cuisine at Serene Center one day upon discovering that Wild Relish in Cluny Court had closed! This is an unassuming little bistro in one corner of Serene Center that serves simple French food with no GST. The people running the place look a little fierce though.   We started with the potato and leek soup which was thoroughly meh. I wouldn’t order the soups here if I were you.   I then had a crabmeat rigatoni in a tomato cream sauce, which was well and good except that they had sprinkled this fake parmesan cheese powder all over the top and it smelt really bad (not in a good way). LZ ate all of that :P The tomato cream sauce and crabmeat itself was actually quite good!   We also tried the cheapest duck confit with potato gratin ever. The gratinated potatoes were more like scalloped potatoes in a cheesy/cream sauce, not that I’m complaining, and the duck was pretty well done although the one at the French Ladle was better. Another place with decent affordable duck confit is L’Entrecote at Suntec City.   We chose an opera cake for dessert and decided it was totally not worth the calories. For greater satisfaction, just walk back to Da Paolo in Cluny Court, or even Cupcake Engineer, although Cupcake Engineer is a little pricey. I like their bandung cupcake a lot, and their dark chocolate cupcake even more!
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