Brasserie Gavroche Singapore is a traditional French restaurant located in the heart of one of Singapore’s busiest dining enclaves in Tanjong Pagar. Close your eyes as you step into Brasserie Gavroche from the tropical heat and traffic noise of Tras Street and you feel like you have travelled 7,000 miles to Paris. The checked mosaic floor, dark wooden furniture, classical bentwood bistro chairs, framed pictures and other French decorative ornaments combine to create an authentic French restaurant ambience.
The menu of Brasserie Gavroche Singapore contains, as one would expect, French classic dishes. Starters range from $16 to $28. Fish and meat main courses from $34 to $48. Here are pictures of parts of the menu. The full menu is available on the Brasserie Gavroche website (link below).
As can be expected, the wine list is dominated by French wines. Here is the list of wines by the glass.
Our lunch started off predictably with a half-dozen baked Burgundy snails ($21). The six plump snails were very good. With the usual earthy escargots taste being enhanced by the herbs and garlic butter, this was truly a dish that brings to mind a taste of France.
For main course, we had two beef dishes and a fish dish. The hangar steak with shallot confit ($34) had a tasty sauce but the steak itself did not have noticeable flavours of its own.
The ribeye with Béarnaise sauce and fries ($48) was a much better steak. This was a big tasting, flavourful steak. We did not use much of the Béarnaise sauce. Just a touch of the sauce and a spot of English mustard was enough to enhance the rich meaty taste.
This was our fish dish. I must confess that for the life of me, I cannot remember which fish dish this was. I shall therefore not attempt to describe this dish.
Finally, our desserts ($15 each). Now, these babies I can remember clearly. The Tanzanian dark chocolate tart was superb. Rich, chocolatey taste with each bite. The tart is usually paired with espresso ice cream by default. We asked for pistachio ice-cream instead as espresso and dark chocolate were too similar. We think the pairing with nutty pistachio taste created better contrast and was a more interesting combination, both in terms of taste and for photo-taking.
The other dessert was Montblanc chestnut cake. We asked for an additional scoop of Tahitian vanilla ice cream ($7). That was also a very good cake and the ice cream added richness to the taste. Overall, although the food was generally good, the desserts were the more memorable items.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
66 Tras Street
Tel: +65 6225 8266
Nearby MRT Stations: Tanjong Pagar
Mondays to Fridays
11.30 am to 2.30 pm / 6.30 pm to 10 pm
6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Closed for business
6.30 pm to 10 pm (only open for dinner)