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Saveur (Far East Plaza)

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Chefs Dylan and Joshua are professionally trained cooks who desire to bring French food to the masses at affordable prices. This has become a reality for them with the establishment of Saveur, a casual and budget eatery located at Far East Plaza.

Mon - Sat: 11:30 - 21:30

Sun: 11:30 - 21:00

+65 67361121
$20 based on 34 submissions
After Work (9 votes), Dinner (6 votes), Girls Night Out (6 votes)
Christyna

Quality and inexpensive French cuisine

I prefer this outlet than the one at purvis street. The food was tastier than the outlet. The queue was worth the wait. I love the Sakura shrimp pasta, duck confit and pistachio panna cotta. It is a must order for every visit!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • duck leg confit14 votes
  • Pan-seared Sea Bass4 votes
  • mushroom soup3 votes
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09 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Worst experience ever

My friend and I were there for lunch today (9 Oct) at about 2 pm. The place was not crowded, less than 1/3 of the tables were occupied. Service was slow and sluggish, and staff were not rude but not trained well (slamming glass of water on table etc). We had a foie gras starter, and two mains -- seabass and beef. The foie gras was quite good, but the mains were disappointing. While I do think the chef has very good technique, the ingredients were not fresh. The fish and beef were both tender, but there was that distinct "stale refrigerator smell". My favourite was the potato gratin that accompanied the beef.

A lady having lunch on her own at the table beside ours ordered a starter soup, starter foie gras and starter pasta. She was served the pasta first. When she asked about the soup, she was told "Oh the soup is on the way". Halfway through her pasta, the soup came. She was served pasta, soup and foie gras, in that order.

Overheard at another table of two young ladies who just finished their lunch, "The standard here has dropped".

When we were paying the bill, it was a lady in short hair who came to our table to handle it. She looked like a supervisor or manager of some sort. Her manner was brusque, which I have no problem with, BUT she knocked my friend's Gucci sunglasses from the table to the floor, and the lens popped out from the frame upon impact. She nonchalantly picked the pieces up from the floor and put it on the table. NOT A SINGLE WORD OF APOLOGY.

Regardless of the fact that it was an expensive item, no matter what you cause to drop and break from the table that belongs to someone else, even a simple "sorry" would be basic courtesy.

Also note that this place charges customers for plain water. When we pointed out that we were not told beforehand, she simply said "it is written in the front of the menu".

Very, very unimpressed. Never going back again.
10 Aug 2014 • 9 reviews • 0 follower

Quality and inexpensive French cuisine

I prefer this outlet than the one at purvis street. The food was tastier than the outlet. The queue was worth the wait. I love the Sakura shrimp pasta, duck confit and pistachio panna cotta. It is a must order for every visit!
12 Jul 2014 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

Reasonable French Cuisine Pricing

When a friend of ours asked us to gather and have dinner.  I was quite curious about it.  It is because it was located at a coffeeshop in the east.  I heard about this staff, but didn't figure out where is this eatery.  It was quite at the corner of the coffeeshop.

Next the most impatience moment for me, we need to wait for an empty table.  It was so packed and coffeeshop tables are always limited, whereby it had laid outside of it.  Still insufficient seatings around.

Almost 2 hours we have been waiting.  Finally we had our food serving.  Their signature dish might not be my fave one.  Definately it was welcoming to most of my friend - the duck confit.

When this eatery has shifted to city area - city hall & orchard.  Then we started to go over there and eat.  The waiting time?  For me, it has never change.  In general, I have to wait about 1.5hours. Except the place that allows me to sit comfortable and wait, whereby I finds much more better than the old place.

At the orchard area, even more better, I can shop around first and then be there when my turn being called upon.  I still can go there and have my meals.  There are other dishes worth to have it, like the salmon salad and soup.  Yummy and at affordable cost, why not?
24 Jun 2014 • 122 reviews • 7 followers

Lip-smackingly yummy and very value for money

For pictures and full review(iI cant fit everything here due to the word limit), pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2014/06/24/saveur/

From a modest stall in a hawker centre to 2 restaurants, Saveur has certainly come a long way. The folks here pride themselves for bringing quality French cuisine to the masses at wallet-friendly prices.

Upon entering, I was impressed with the warm ambience as I expected monochrome, simple interiors, similar to the relatively unadorned branch at Purvis Street. It was already full house when we arrived at 12 noon. We left our name and contact details and left for some window-shopping. Approximately 10 minutes later, we received a call inform us that our table was ready. Its’ nice of them to provide this service instead of expecting diners to stand around waiting.  Saveur does not accept reservations, so come early or be prepare to queue.

The menu is simple, with no French terms to confuse you. Prices are indeed very affordable, but portions are so small, so you will have to order quite a bit before your tummy is satisfied (I had 2 appetizers, a main course and a dessert plus shared a side with 2 friends). Mushroom Cappuccino ($4.90) arrived in a cute coffee cup and frothy foam atop. Thick and creamy, bursting with earthy flavors, it warmed my digestive system for more to come.
The Instagram-worthy Saveur Pasta ($4.90) fell short of our expectations. Its essentially capellini tossed with chilli oil, fine chopped Konbu and minced pork sauce, glittered with Sakura Ebi. Sadly the pasta was overcooked, and the sakura ebi lacked crunch to give the starter its much-required texture.   W thoroughly enjoyed her pan-seared Foie Gras ($7.90) with creamy lentils and pickled pearl onion. The generous portion pleasantly surprised us. As we heard good things about the Saveur’s duck, all of us ordered Duck Confit ($12.90). The leg sat on a bed of homemade mashed potatoes; on the side were sautéed shiitake mushrooms, orange segments and orange infused natural jus.  The duck leg was well browned and crisp on the outside, while remaining tender inside. I like that the meat was not overly salty and the orange added a zesty kick that brightens the dish. If you are not a fan of duck, other main course options include Pork belly ($10.90),Chicken roulade ($9.90), Sea bass ($14.90), Lamb shoulder ($16.90) and Beef Bourguignon($16.90).   Potato Gratin side (sorry, forgot price) left a lingering garlicky flavor in the mouth. However, lacked a layer of golden crust characteristic of the culinary technique.

Cookies and Milk
 ($9.90) dessert arrived looking quite the enigma. Dig deeper and discover a patty of icy cold cookie dough ice cream, cherries kirsh, sparkling candy and peanut butter. Awesome combination of flavors and textures, accompanied with a fun popping sensation in the mouth.


05 Jun 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

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I had the duck confit while the rest of my group had seabass. The duck confit meat was tender and fragrant, the touch of placing a wing portion over mashed potatoes is an awesome idea to fill one's tummy and put a smile to the face despite the portion served. As it is located near to more economical eating places, do be prepared to sacrifice quantity for quality :)