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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

65348880
$391 based on 47 submissions
Fine Dining (8 votes), Quiet (8 votes), Dinner (7 votes)
Bu Pun Su

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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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
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
06 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 0 follower

Absolutely Magical

The huge array of taste, texture and presentation concentrated in perfect harmony into few plates of dishes, seems so magical.

The starter of paper thin dried mushroom in garlic chocolate soil is interesting and nice, though not noteworthy and has anything special going for it. 

Was absolutely
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12 May 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

For a Special Ocassion - Best for Those Who Can Appreciate a Unique Dining Experience!

My husband took me to Restaurant Andre for Mother's Day, and it was a fabulous experience!  There were eight "official" dishes and an additional unofficial eight.

Such love and attention is bestowed upon each morsel - and each morsel is a piece of art with multiple colors, textures and flavors and
28 Aug 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

bad attitude of staff and service

The service is actually so bad that I couldn't even make it to the restaurant. My friend made a reservation. And yes the restaurant cancellation policy is strict but the philosophy is art and food blah blah blah should also add a section to describe their snobbish attitude towards customer. Just