Tue - Sun: 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sun: 19:00 - 23:00
Closed: Mon, PH
Restaurant Andre is an intimate 30 seater restaurant helmed by lauded chef Andre Chiang located at Bukit Pasoh. The restaurant serves French nouvelle cuisine with vibrant Mediterranean touches.
This will be my second visit to Andre. And the reason I decided to head back is because Andre has made it to S. Pellegrino Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2013! So yes, in a way, I was also curious to see if there was (going to be) any difference between Andre just opening its door in 2010 and after Andre has become internationally famous / recognised.
I called to make a reservation but was informed by a voice message to make reservation via email. And with that, I dropped them an email two weeks in advance for a Tuesday night
My girlfriend and I arrived at 8pm sharp and were greeted by two ladies at the entrance. Everything was very professional, which was a little intimidating for me especially when I was not able to easily understand her heavy accent despite her being a local. "Will you ladies be comfortable climbing the stairs in heels?" "No problem", I said before we were led up to the second storey.
After we took our seats, a non-local gentleman took over and explained that the menu is a set menu based on chef Andre Chiang's octaphilosphy. We must have looked young for he asked if we wanted to know more about the pricing, etc.
After checking if we had any allergies or food restriction, dinner started excitedly for us!
1) Snacks - We were presented with three dishes which the staff introduced as snacks. The three dishes being (A) Edible soil (made of chocolate and garlic), mushroom chip, potato and fish & chip. (B) Lobster salad and popcorn. (C) Chicken masala.
2) Pure - For a dish which used no salt or pepper, this was simply tasty. The meat (sashimi, mussel) were sweet while I could not get enough of the soup.
3) Salt - An ocean inspired dish, it comprises of caviar, seaweed, oyster, etc accompanied with the sweetness of apple. I have not quite gotten over my phobia of oyster (after eating too many at an oyster buffet) but the bed of small pieces of oyster which is hidden at the bottom was fresh and had no fishy smell. In fact, I enjoyed every mouthful. The different elements had different textures which created very interesting bites. And the dish succeed cause I really felt like I tasted ocean while savouring this.
Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, please continue to read my review on other dishes here : PART 2
11) Desserts - Desserts was a spread! Chef Andre is currently onto his fourth interpretation of the Snickers bar. Simply awesome.
I really enjoyed my dining experience at Andre. Despite the hefty price at $350, I say it's money well spent. And this time round, I finally got to exchange words with chef Andre although I did not say much. Shyness sank in, you see. Haha. And despite his fame, chef Andre has no air around him and comes across as being very down-to-earth. It's nice he made the effort of coming up with topics when we went quiet (and almost shared an awkward silence). Why travel overseas to Michelin starred restaurants when there's Andre in Singapore? A must visit.
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Our family of four went for lunch (more affordable) at Restaurant Andre, regarded as one of the best fine dining restaurants in Singapore. We think it is the finest as we had a wow factor, considering that we are foodie and visiting michelin star restaurants is our holiday itinerary. It is an aesthetic experience. Every dish was beautifully presented like an aesthetic journey. The ingredients used were unique like lamb from Wales and fish from Spain. The service was great, not to mention that at the end of the lunch, Andre Chiang, such an accomplished master chef, chatted with the guests at every table. On our way to the exit, we walked past the kitchen and were greeted by the entire crew.
Fine dinning in Singapore is expensive but it is a memorable experience to dine in Restaurant Andre.
Andre is positioned at No.5 in Asia's best 50 restaurant list 2015, which is the top in Singapore. The food was amazing, wonderful service and ambiance.