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Laurent Bernard Chocolatier (The Pier)

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Laurent's Cafe & Chocolate Bar is a cafe located along the Pier at Robertson Quay and specialises in serving exquisite pastries, cakes and chocolates.

Mon: 18:00 - 23:00

Tue - Thu: 13:00 - 00:00

Fri - Sat: 13:00 - 01:00

Sun: 13:00 - 11:00

+65 62359007
$16 based on 88 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (26 votes), Chillout (24 votes), High Tea (22 votes)
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Parisian-style Mooncakes

Full post and pics visit here http://dairycream.blogspot.jp/2014/08/laurent-bernard-parisian-style-mooncakes.html

I used to visit French Chcoolatier Laurent Bernard for an occasion indulgence in its chocolate truffles and pastries and I am delighted to be able to taste its exquisite chocolate mooncakes this year.


Available as a box of 8 at $68, each of these chocolate-loaded "mooncakes" contained zero lotus paste and a unique flavour core that matches very well with the type of chocolate. 


Encased in a delicate chocolate shell, both the Milk and Dark chocolate Mooncake sat on a beloved crunchy hazelnut praline base contained a gooey salted caramel fondant. I especially adore the Dark chocolate Mooncake (above) as the intensity of the cacao accentuates the sweet dash of caramel. Somehow, the image of an elegant, miniature version of Pierre Herme's Plasir Sucre surfaced in my mind as I savour them slowly. 

 
The White Chocolate with Champagne Ganache and Strawberry Pearl
 was too sweet for my liking and the taste of champagne was overshadowed by the sweetness of the strawberry compote. However, the quality of the chocolate consistently shines here just like the rest of the chocolate mooncakes, with an alluring smooth and shiny texture. In fact, few might know that Laurent adopts environmental-friendly practices and works with Alain Abel, the founder of Tahiti Vanille for the best quality vanilla for his products.


Last but not least, Japanese Green Tea Mooncake was highly enjoyable as there was a surprise crunch from the black sesame seeds that was blended into the green tea chocolate. In addition, the zesty passion fruit compote provided a desirable switch of taste. 
  Each of these chocolate mooncakes  are also available at individual piece for $12. Though these up-sized chocolate pralines might not be traditional, they are still delectable sweet treats that definitely go well with a cup of tea to enjoy during the Mooncake festival. And they probably save you some calories accumulated this season.   

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07 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good dessert but horrible staffs

My friends and I have visited both Laurent Bernard cafes at Portsdown and Robertson Quay for a number of times. The desserts served are of good quality. ( we tried different soufflés and pastries the times that we been there). While the food quality is good, the service of the staff is deplorable.    During our first few visits to the Robertson Quay, it was on a Saturday night. We arrived at 1140pm when the cafe closes at 1am. To our surprise, the waiter said that the kitchen was closed at 1130 pm and they are not taking anymore orders for soufflés. They did said the pastries were available so we ordered the lava cake. However, at about 1210, when the store manager came in, we asked him if the kitchen was open, he said that the soufflé was still available and they are still taking orders in the kitchen. Seems like the waiters are in the rush to close the shop even before the stipulated closing time.    In a separate occasion, we had arrived at the Roberston Quay branch at about 1155pm. This time round, the (European) store manager is not around. My friend and I just wanted to order tea and hot chocolate. When we ordered with the waiter, he told us that the staff had shut down the coffee machine at 1155. We argued with him that it is more than an hour before the store closed but he said that the "store policy" was that the coffee machine is to be switched off at 12am. To that point, we showed him our watches and told him that it is not 12am yet. He reluctantly told the other staffs to switch on the coffee machine (for the hot water for our tea and hot chocolate). We even told him about the incident (mentioned above) and he said that the store manager was from a different store and he did not adhere to the store policy at the Robertson branch as he was the same waiter that served us in both incidents.   In my past 5 visits to the Laurent Bernard, unfortunately, the service staff failed to impress again and again. The above 2 incidents are just the more outstanding ones that I have encountered. There are cases where the staff switched off the air con and lights 30 mins before the stipulated closing time to chase the customers out.    As much as I like the desserts at Laurent Bernard, it is unlikely that I will go back anytime soon as I think my friends and I have given the staffs enough chances to "impress" us as we are unwilling to pay such prices to get treated as such by their service staffs. 
13 Aug 2014 • 227 reviews • 8 followers

Parisian-style Mooncakes

Full post and pics visit here http://dairycream.blogspot.jp/2014/08/laurent-bernard-parisian-style-mooncakes.html

I used to visit French Chcoolatier Laurent Bernard for an occasion indulgence in its chocolate truffles and pastries and I am delighted to be able to taste its exquisite chocolate mooncakes this year.


Available as a box of 8 at $68, each of these chocolate-loaded "mooncakes" contained zero lotus paste and a unique flavour core that matches very well with the type of chocolate. 


Encased in a delicate chocolate shell, both the Milk and Dark chocolate Mooncake sat on a beloved crunchy hazelnut praline base contained a gooey salted caramel fondant. I especially adore the Dark chocolate Mooncake (above) as the intensity of the cacao accentuates the sweet dash of caramel. Somehow, the image of an elegant, miniature version of Pierre Herme's Plasir Sucre surfaced in my mind as I savour them slowly. 

 
The White Chocolate with Champagne Ganache and Strawberry Pearl
 was too sweet for my liking and the taste of champagne was overshadowed by the sweetness of the strawberry compote. However, the quality of the chocolate consistently shines here just like the rest of the chocolate mooncakes, with an alluring smooth and shiny texture. In fact, few might know that Laurent adopts environmental-friendly practices and works with Alain Abel, the founder of Tahiti Vanille for the best quality vanilla for his products.


Last but not least, Japanese Green Tea Mooncake was highly enjoyable as there was a surprise crunch from the black sesame seeds that was blended into the green tea chocolate. In addition, the zesty passion fruit compote provided a desirable switch of taste. 
  Each of these chocolate mooncakes  are also available at individual piece for $12. Though these up-sized chocolate pralines might not be traditional, they are still delectable sweet treats that definitely go well with a cup of tea to enjoy during the Mooncake festival. And they probably save you some calories accumulated this season.   
21 May 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

The perfect Place for dessert in Singapore

I have travelled a lot and I had the chance to see South America the country of origin of chocolate. I didnt expect to find such a impressive range of quality chocolate here, thousand miles away. And they also use this fine and rare product for their pastries... a truly delightfull moment. I appreciate their handmade lemonade
06 Feb 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Rude staff with average desserts

Every time I have been dragged there by friends, I have regretted not pushing hard enough for the much classier places like Canele Patisserie or Necessary Provisions. Extremely rude staff especially the manager who turns extremely arrogant the moment he sees a party of just locals. I wonder if he thinks he is in marseille or nice because he doesn't mind showing that hes repulsive towards anyone not european.  And the quality of the desserts has gone down drastically since its good old days of Chocolate Factory. The chocolate soufflé and mousse were more liquid than the coffee they serve, and the tarts are overpriced and bitter. To top it all, took forever to bring out our order and then reminded us that they won't take any last orders even an hour before closing. Horrible experience, leaving more than just the bitter taste of the chocolate they served.
05 Nov 2013 • 179 reviews • 1 follower

A Chocolate Heaven (despite the steep prices)!

For more of the review and pics, please visit http://therantingpanda.com/2013/10/28/food-review-laurent-bernard-chocolatier/

The Place
 Every die hard chocolate fans would have definitely heard of Laurent Bernard Chocolatier, the specialised chocolatier located at Robertson Quay. The place is really packed almost every weekend, especially in the evening. While the prices of the desserts and gourmet chocolate pieces ain’t cheap, the quality is almost assuring every time I dropped by to satisfy my sweet cravings.