Garçons Tanjong Katong brings unpretentious classic French cuisine to Tanjong Katong. There was a Garcons French Grill at AlibabaR Hawkers Bar which had since closed. Garçons Tanjong Katong brings back good affordable French Food to the area. It is a full service restaurant and they serve drinks too (yes, wine).
Located along Tanjong Katong Road just opposite the Canadian International School, Garçons occupies a small shophouse. The decor is basic. There is a small bar counter just next to the glass panels which let you see into the rather large kitchen. The dining space is small, perhaps about half the size of the kitchen. Like many restaurants in France, a number of the tables at Garçons Tanjong Katong are placed very close together, with just inches separating one table from another.
The menu is not extensive but adequate. There are appetizers, salads, pasta as well as main dishes such as French Duck Leg Confit and Rotisserie Style Chicken. Below are photos are the menu and part of the wine list.
The have Weekday Set Meals that are very affordably priced. For example, a 2 Course Set Lunch ( 1 Soup/ Salad/ Appetiser/ Dessert + Main Course + Coffee/ Tea) is $25, and 4 Course Set Dinner (1 Soup/ Salad + Appetiser + Main Course + Dessert) is $40.
Dinner at Garçons Tanjong Katong
We went to Garçons Tanjong Katong for dinner and ordered the Coq Au Vin ($16.90) and Angus Steak (200G) with Fries ($24.50).
The presentation of the food not typically French. Neither was the portion size. There was no fancy plating just substantial portion of well prepared food.
The Coq Au Vin – Half Chicken Braised in Red Wine – was very good. The uniformly cooked chicken was tender and flavourful and the stew was intense and tasty.
The Angus Steak served with Mushroom Hunter Sauce came with Fries and Mesclun Salad. The steak was cooked to the right doneness requested. The slightly caramelized onion slices and Hunter sauce added sweetness and bold flavours to the dish, making it very palatable.
Garçons Tanjong Katong is a great counterpoint to trendy restaurants that serve tiny portions at exorbitant prices. You get proper serving portions of good food at very reasonable prices. They have outlets at Essen and Timbre+ but at Tanjong Katong you get full table service without any substantial increase in price.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Garçons Tanjong Katong
340 Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: +65 6909 2350
Mondays to Fridays: 5.30pm – 9.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays : 9am – 9.30pm
Mondays to Fridays: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11.30am to 10pm
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