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Restaurant Andre

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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.

Tue - Sun: 12:00 - 14:00

Tue - Sun: 19:00 - 23:00

Closed: Mon, PH

+65 65348880
$391 based on 48 submissions
Fine Dining (8 votes), Quiet (8 votes), Dinner (7 votes)
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Singapore's most widely acclaimed restaurant in the world - is it really that good?

Describing the food served at restaurant Andre was not an easy task for me. A couple of years ago, I was invited for lunch here and quite pleased with the food. Many dishes tend to have several ingredients in one plate, but the outcome generally did not disappoint. Still, I was not convinced to splurge for dinner. However, the accolades from San Pellegrino, travel magazine or Miele guide simply never stopped flowing. Thus, I decided that perhaps it’s now the time to savor Andre Chiang’s creations to the fullest.

Restaurant Andre is very well-known for its cooking philosophy called Octaphilosophy. You will be served 8 dishes guided by 8 different concepts based on Andre’s cooking experiences for more than 2 decades. Honestly, I could not really recall any dish that particularly stood out; many are more ‘complicated’ than dishes I had during lunch. Presentations were beautiful, preparations were rigorous, execution was good and taste was solid. Rather than my palate was spoiled with burst of delicious flavor; it’s more of an experience and an appreciation towards Andre Chiang’s highly technical skills and the kitchen’s efforts to translate their chief’s ideas. The overall experience was somewhat like my meal in Daniel Patterson’s Coi. The whole experience is greater than the sum of its parts. 

In addition to 8 dishes from the Octaphilosophy, the kitchen threw in many items. At the beginning, there were 5-6 small dishes/snacks for guests to nibble. Towards the end, there were 3 desserts and petit fours. Contrary to what many believe, I neither felt full nor overwhelmed at the end of my meal – just satiated. I skipped the bio-dynamic wine offered, and opted for the ‘juice-pairing’ instead. It was not cheap, but quite interesting. It’s fun, but I think wine would still be a better option to go with the meal.

Restaurant Andre is actually an old renovated 3-storey shophouse, located next to Majestic hotel. This place can only serve up to 30 people at the same time, so as expected you will have an intimate experience. The decor is contemporary and stylish. Diner would probably think as though they eat at the Chef’s house. It’s probably ‘correct’ especially when Andre Chiang himself showed up at the end of the meal, visited every table and acted as gracious host. The friendly hospitality was also reflected by the restaurant’s staffs; they’re professional and efficient. There’s hardly any restaurant like this in Singapore. However, I’m not really sure if it will be worth a (long distance) plane ride. 
More in-depth reviews: http://zhangyuqisfoodjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/11/restaurant-andre-singapore.html Here are the pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7124357@N03/sets/72157648738454337/
 

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Memory - foie gras jelly with truffle coulis2 votes
  • the wine is specially import by the restaurant.2 votes
  • Degustation Menu1 vote
  • foie gras truffle collie / try wine biodynamic wine paring1 vote
  • frozen Muscat grape dessert1 vote
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03 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

It was ridiculous that the staff of a high end restaurant wasn’t capable to make a reservation!

It was so ridiculous that the staff of a high end restaurant wasn’t capable to make a reservation! How could a staff confirm a reservation on a date when the restaurant isn’t open?? I called at 65348880 at 8:30 clock on Thursday evening(1 Jan,2014). And a female staff confirmed with me the reservation for 2 pax at 12 clock on Saturday. However, we reached andre this noon and waited for 20 mins until we found it was close on Saturday noon!
How could andre claim it’s one of asia ‘s 50 best restaurants with such unprofessional staff? Please improve the management and make sure to deserve the accolades.
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08 Nov 2014 • 12 reviews • 1 follower

Singapore's most widely acclaimed restaurant in the world - is it really that good?

Describing the food served at restaurant Andre was not an easy task for me. A couple of years ago, I was invited for lunch here and quite pleased with the food. Many dishes tend to have several ingredients in one plate, but the outcome generally did not disappoint. Still, I was not convinced to splurge for dinner. However, the accolades from San Pellegrino, travel magazine or Miele guide simply never stopped flowing. Thus, I decided that perhaps it’s now the time to savor Andre Chiang’s creations to the fullest.

Restaurant Andre is very well-known for its cooking philosophy called Octaphilosophy. You will be served 8 dishes guided by 8 different concepts based on Andre’s cooking experiences for more than 2 decades. Honestly, I could not really recall any dish that particularly stood out; many are more ‘complicated’ than dishes I had during lunch. Presentations were beautiful, preparations were rigorous, execution was good and taste was solid. Rather than my palate was spoiled with burst of delicious flavor; it’s more of an experience and an appreciation towards Andre Chiang’s highly technical skills and the kitchen’s efforts to translate their chief’s ideas. The overall experience was somewhat like my meal in Daniel Patterson’s Coi. The whole experience is greater than the sum of its parts. 

In addition to 8 dishes from the Octaphilosophy, the kitchen threw in many items. At the beginning, there were 5-6 small dishes/snacks for guests to nibble. Towards the end, there were 3 desserts and petit fours. Contrary to what many believe, I neither felt full nor overwhelmed at the end of my meal – just satiated. I skipped the bio-dynamic wine offered, and opted for the ‘juice-pairing’ instead. It was not cheap, but quite interesting. It’s fun, but I think wine would still be a better option to go with the meal.

Restaurant Andre is actually an old renovated 3-storey shophouse, located next to Majestic hotel. This place can only serve up to 30 people at the same time, so as expected you will have an intimate experience. The decor is contemporary and stylish. Diner would probably think as though they eat at the Chef’s house. It’s probably ‘correct’ especially when Andre Chiang himself showed up at the end of the meal, visited every table and acted as gracious host. The friendly hospitality was also reflected by the restaurant’s staffs; they’re professional and efficient. There’s hardly any restaurant like this in Singapore. However, I’m not really sure if it will be worth a (long distance) plane ride. 
More in-depth reviews: http://zhangyuqisfoodjourneys.blogspot.com/2014/11/restaurant-andre-singapore.html Here are the pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7124357@N03/sets/72157648738454337/
 
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01 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good design restaurant, but unbiasedly, the food is totally not worth the money spent!

I visit restaurants all over the world and always try to find restaurants such as Andre to try. I asked Ken (from Osaka) if the food is molecular. He said it is not. BUT it is. Emulsion foam, exotic plants, natural tastes and all. You see the food is all edible and pleasing to the eyes, but I have seen El Bulli, Tapas Tokyo, and a few in Spain and Greece, and yet, I do not see anything special in Andre. Don't get me wrong, but for the price paid, I can get much better food elsewhere in Singapore. I admire what Andre has done, but seriously? For this price? And just another normal molecular cooking? I know it is not cheap running a restaurant like this, as I used to manage a big chain before. Restaurants like Andre is like trying to be like Noma of Denmark. Failed at that! As a guest in such kind of restaurant, it will be nice to see how the food is prepared. At this kind of price and place, you also need to eat with your eyes. Not just Ken telling you what the food is. I dont feel it. Just only imagine. BUT i have to be polite to Ken, and just say everything is fine. I will not go back to Andre again. That is for sure.
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