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Le Carillon de L'Angelus (Chinatown)

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This Parisian style bistro and wine bar at Ann Siang Hill has a wide selection of French wine by the glass or bottle and offers bite sized portions of French fare such as cheese platters, salads and escargot.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 01:00

Sat: 18:00 - 01:00

+65 64230353
$32 based on 13 submissions
Chillout (3 votes), Dinner (3 votes), Quiet (3 votes)
UrbanJourney

A Relaxed Parisan Style Cafe

There's just something about French food and that whole French cafe vibe that makes our mouths start watering. Maybe its the thought of thick, rich coffee, flaky pastries, smelly cheeses and hearty steaks. Yep, that would be it. The French have it down when it comes to fine food and drink.   Le Carillon de L'Angelus is one of our favorite French cafes in the city.   Upon first glance, we were quite taken with the cozy cafe atmosphere here. The space has two levels inside, as well as a cute outdoor patio. The ground floor has rustic wooden floors and walls, and there are French movie posters hanging around the room. In the basement, there is an inviting room with a pool table, which makes for a chilled out and intimate space for a big group of friends. The ambiance is somewhat similar to a small cafe you might find in Paris.   But what really drew us in was the menu, which features fresh cheeses, imported meats, escargot and warm crusty bread. There are also nightly specials, which include mussels usually. We liked that the menu is on a chalkboard that the servers bring to your table, we thought it added to the charm of the place.   We went with one of the specials, Mussels with White Wine Sauce ($28), which were cooked perfectly and full of flavor. The Goat Cheese Salad ($18)... Read the full review at http://urbanjourney.com/food-and-drink/lcarillon-de-langelus-ann-siang-hill-singapore-621

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18 Apr 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

An awful experience with very rude staff

An awful experience on 17 Apr 2014.     I have been an avid fan, going there at least once a week, introducing Le Carillion to friends, until last night   I brought 10 friends to the place,.  wanting to try out your underground enclave.  Your staff rejected my group, refused to check if your basement section had any chance of someone leaving.     I had to go down there myself to take a look, found that there  were 2 people seating in an area for 10.  I asked your staff if they can help.  They didn't, one said the table is reserved - but I thought there are no reservations for Le Carillion - so she lied to me.  And your bartender said, "Well, I can't ask them to leave?"   Then my friends were verbally accosted by your staff to get out.   Do we have get our seats by ourselves, pay some money first before your staff show basic courtesy?     We went to Truffle Gourmet in Club Street in the end.  Lovely and friendly staff who made space and created a seating area for 10 pax just for us.  A nice experience.   I am not going back to Le Carillion again, and I will make sure many others won't.
31 Jul 2013 • 51 reviews • 1 follower

A Relaxed Parisan Style Cafe

There's just something about French food and that whole French cafe vibe that makes our mouths start watering. Maybe its the thought of thick, rich coffee, flaky pastries, smelly cheeses and hearty steaks. Yep, that would be it. The French have it down when it comes to fine food and drink.   Le Carillon de L'Angelus is one of our favorite French cafes in the city.   Upon first glance, we were quite taken with the cozy cafe atmosphere here. The space has two levels inside, as well as a cute outdoor patio. The ground floor has rustic wooden floors and walls, and there are French movie posters hanging around the room. In the basement, there is an inviting room with a pool table, which makes for a chilled out and intimate space for a big group of friends. The ambiance is somewhat similar to a small cafe you might find in Paris.   But what really drew us in was the menu, which features fresh cheeses, imported meats, escargot and warm crusty bread. There are also nightly specials, which include mussels usually. We liked that the menu is on a chalkboard that the servers bring to your table, we thought it added to the charm of the place.   We went with one of the specials, Mussels with White Wine Sauce ($28), which were cooked perfectly and full of flavor. The Goat Cheese Salad ($18)... Read the full review at http://urbanjourney.com/food-and-drink/lcarillon-de-langelus-ann-siang-hill-singapore-621
29 Jul 2012 • 1 review • 2 followers

Good 'vibrations'!

If you're looking for a wine place that is pretty reasonable and has what my friend Theresa terms "good vibrations" (i.e. good atmosphere), I'd head on down to Le Carillon de L'Angelus at Ann Siang Hill.

The place is decorated in classic french decor, like a whole wall plastered with black and white photos echoing the street scenes in I guess.. france?

Food and wine was good. And whilst it may not be priced at the cheapest happy hour rate, I think it's well worth the trip there as it is value for money in terms of the food and their selection of wines!

Full review on my blog at http://traveleatlifestyle.blogspot.com/2012/07/le-carillon-de-langelus.html

02 May 2010 • 884 reviews • 2 followers

great wines and decor

tepping in, i was hit by french movies plastered on the walls, a pool table and soft music floating in the air. I felt totally at ease and ready for a relaxing dinner. a must-mention is their stock of fine wines which the server helpfully recommends.
18 Nov 2008 • 15 reviews • 0 follower

Authentic French bistro

Had a great weekday night here, it's an authentic bistro in the traditional French sense - a bar offering small light dishes, as opposed to a fuller restaurant/bar setup.

Food

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All quite light dishes, but we still stumbled out of the restaurant with full bellies thanks to the generous portions and (I believe) free flow of bread rolls. I shared a planche of charcuterie ($18) and planche of cheese ($20), lots of bread, and good wine (about $12+ a glass) with another person, and we couldn't finish.

I'm a big fan of cold cuts and the charcuterie was excellent. They had a selection of two types of saucisson, smoked ham, and other types of cured meat. Butter was of good quality. For the cheese, they had an assortment of camembert, roquefort, beaufort, and a few more which I can't remember - but basically a well-rounded selection of soft, hard, strong, mild and blue cheeses.

Another companion had the goat's cheese salad, and for dessert I had creme brulee. All very good - the creme brulee is a must try. It's delicate, creamy but not cloying, just the right notes of sweetness and vanilla, and they do the burnt sugar topping just right.

My dining companions were a bunch of Frenchmen and they pronounced the food and wine comparable to the kind you'd get at a decent Parisien bistro, so I guess I'd take their word for it!

Service

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Competent, but a little brisk. There isn't an individual menu but a large chalkboard stand which the waiter plonks in front of you. I kinda pity the poor waiter who has to lug it up and down the stairs and to various tables! But he was quite obliging when we wanted to have second and third looks at the menu.

Ambience

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Very charming and they try to big up the whole French thing. So that means warm wood interiors, gold fittings, intimate lighting, lots of framed posters of old French advertisements for soup and bieres, and downstairs in the basement they have framed front pages of L'Equipe (French sports newspaper) for classic moments in their sporting history (e.g. 1996 win of the World Cup).

The basement below is nice and quiet, and they have a pool table as well. Get the table by the wall-mounted chalkboard if you're in a group, it feels quite cosy and you get to examine their extensive wine list at your leisure as well. My only gripe is that the music is not piped in below so it gets a bit too quiet sometimes.

All in all, this is an excellent place to have post-work drinks and the kind of dinner where you just slowly fill up on nibbles, instead of having a hearty sit-down meal. Also good for a chilled-out romantic evening, or late-ish dinner with friends. I'm not sure how boisterious this place gets during the weekend but you can always check it out, let me know because I'm definitely going to head back there :)