Au Chocolat is a French-themed store at the corner of Level 1 Marina Bay Sands. It sells candies, gelato, cakes and pastries, and has a sit down bistro with all day dining menu. The interior decoration is a mix of childlike wonderland and Parisian chic cafe. The ceiling is nicely decorated with fantasy murals and a model train set which sits on a track hanging from the ceiling.
The menu is extensive – the usual breakfast stuff; truffle fries, plum powder tossed sweet potato fries, mushroom bites and other nibbles; mains like boeuf bourguignon, cottage pie, crab cake and pasta; and of course sweets like the Au Chocolat tower cake, macaron burger and caramel apple skillet. A key feature is the incorporation of chocolate into savoury dishes – like salad with dark chocolate balsamic vinaigrette and the Au Chocolat benedict, which is poached eggs with sauce infused with red wine & dark chocolate.
We ordered the classic burger ($20) and the Au Chocolat benedict ($18). They arrived in generous portions and the poached eggs looked pretty. They were delicious too. We especially liked the potato fries that came with the burger – crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Hot beverages start from $6.
Au Chocolat is a fairly affordable place in Marina Bay Sands with a nice relaxed atmosphere. Add to it the wide array of food items offered, we would be making more visits. Currently, they have a $19.90++ 2 course Executive Set Lunch promotion, which seems like good value.
Food : 4
Service : 3
Value : 3
Atmosphere : 4
Average price per person for brunch – $30.
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