Odette Singapore Restaurant Review – Indulgent Lunch on a Special Occasion

Odette Singapore restaurant at the National Gallery has won a lot of accolades in the short span of five years. From zero to three Michelin Stars. Unfortunately prices seemed to keep pace with the awards. We had almost given up hope of dining there. Until recently.

Odette Singapore Restaurant Review

Odette Singapore restaurant is located on the ground floor of the National Art Gallery. It is at the ground floor of the former Supreme Court building, near the Cricket Club end of National Gallery. Posh restaurants tend to be housed in grand hotels. It is a joy to visit a nice restaurant in an art museum for a change. Odette restaurant in the Singapore National Art Gallery reminded us of The Modern in MoMA New York City, but on a smaller scale. Odette looks bigger in the photos than in real life. The kitchen in the middle appears tiny and was a hive of activity. I guesstimate the staff to customer ratio at the restaurant to be around 1 : 1. It was a full house during our weekday lunch. Online reservations have to made a month in advance, secured by credit card details.

Odette Singapore Restaurant Review

Odette Singapore Restaurant Menu (August 2020)

There were only two lunch options available at Odette Singapore at the time of our visit at the end of August 2020 : the 6 course $248++ “Terre & Mer” course and the “Indulgence” $358++ . As expected these days, it was the rule that everyone on the table had to order the same course. We were invited to lunch to celebrate a special occasion that happens once in 20 years. We lifted our eyes to get the cue from the host. She said, “the Indulgence menu looks nice”. Fireworks celebrations were set off in our hearts. But we calmly said “we are happy with either, in fact the T & M option would be more than enough”, though not in an assertive way. The host’s view prevailed.

Odette Singapore Restaurant Menu 2020
Odette Singapore Restaurant Menu August 2020
Odette Singapore Restaurant Menu August 2020
Odette Singapore Restaurant Menu August 2020

Wine At Odette Singapore

Someone once said that ” a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine”. An indulgent meal at Odette would be incomplete without some accompanying wines to go with the 3 Michelin Star food. There is a wine pairing option of $185++ per person. A second option option is to pick your wines from the extensive Odette wine list. Here are pictures of two sample pages from the Odette wine menu. The wines by the glass start from $30 and bottles from around $150.

Odette Singapore Restaurant Wine by Glass List
Odette Singapore Restaurant Wines by the Glass Manu
Odette Singapore Restaurant Wine Menu

The third option is to make use of the “1-for-1” BYO option provided by the Odette restaurant. Order a bottle from restaurant and bring another from home with no corkage fee charged. Which was what we did. The wines that we had that day were a bottle of white wine – 2018 Jonathan Didier Pabiot Prédilection (Pouilly-Fumé) purchased from the restaurant at around $165 and a bottle of red – 2006 Château Haut-Brion from home, They were both very enjoyable and matched the quality of the food. The Haut Brion is a Bordeaux first growth and had matured well and was ready for drinking.