(2018 UPDATE – Au Petit Salut has closed. A new restaurant, Atout, has opened in its place. Read more.) Au Petit Salut is a French restaurant in the Dempsey Hill restaurant enclave. It is one of the few exclusive restaurants in this area which has a building all to itself as well as the adjoining carpark. It is situated on Harding Road and is across the road from the White Rabbit restaurant.
Au Petit Salut at Dempsey is on the ground floor of this large white building. The signboard at the entrance is not very big and it is easy to drive past the entrance to the car park. Access to the restaurant is down a short flight of stairs. An attractive outdoor (sheltered) dining area is available for those who prefer dining without air-conditioning.
The indoor dining area at Au Petit Salut has a sombre and formal atmosphere. The nice white linen is always a welcome sight.
Au Petit Salut Menu
In the evenings, the restaurant offers a four course set dinner at $88++. Diners of course can always order from the a la carte menu, which was what we did. Here are some portions from the Au Petit Salut menu.
We were warmly welcomed at the restaurant and service remained very good throughout our meal. Some bread was offered as soon as we had placed our orders.
We had a mixed selection of items. We thought that two of the starters, the lobster bisque ($18) and the seared Hokkaido scallops ($32) were quite average.
The foie gras ($27) was better with a nice rich taste.
We only had one main – the braised beef rib ($44). This was the best item of the day The beef was cooked till very soft – almost melt in your mouth softness. The sauce was also good.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Au Petit Salut @ Dempsey Hill
40C Harding Road
Tel: +65 6475 1976
Mon – Closed
Lunch 11.30am to 2.30pm (Last Order) ; Dinner 6.30pm to 10pm (Last Order)
Brunch 10.30am to 3pm (Last Order)