L’Angelus Restaurant is one of oldest French restaurants in Singapore. The traditional French restaurant at Club Street opened in 1998. The affordable set lunch and the Wednesday free-flow escargot nights are good reasons to visit.
The Club Street dining scene has seen many changes over the years. L’Angelus French restaurant is one of the stalwarts in this area. Its plain entrance is a sharp contrast from the bright and interesting interior.
Once inside the restaurant, the bright yellow walls and multitude of posters and other paraphenalia on display are a feast for the eyes. The rattan bistro style chairs are attractive but we thought that they were not very ergonomic. Crisp white linen always elevates the dining experience.
L’Angelus Restaurant Menu
Two sets of lunch menus were available at L’Angelus Restaurant – a $28++ 3 course set lunch menu and a pricier one that costs $68++. More premium ingredients can be found in the latter. Here are pictures of the L’Angelus Restaurant menu for lunch. We went for the more affordable option.
For starters we selected the soup of the day (carrot soup) and the baked bone marrow which required a $4 surcharge.
The soup was nicely presented and the taste was satisfactory. The bone marrow (picture below) was a more interesting option. By itself, the bone marrow itself was jelly like and neutral in taste. The accompanying cèpe
mushroom & ham sauce provided a strong earthy taste.
Our choices of main courses were the steak frites and crab brick. According to Wikipedia, Steak frites means “steak [and] fries” in French….It is considered by some to be the national dish of Belgium, which claims to be the place of its invention”. For the L’Angelus Restaurant $28 set lunch, the cut of beef used was stated to be grilled tenderloin, accompanied by a red wine reduction sauce. The portion was not very big, but the taste was good.
The “crab brick” was a more unusual dish. It looked like a deep-fried spring roll topped with cucumber and fish eggs. There was a fair amount of crab meat within the “brick”. It had a light delicate taste and would not look out of place as a starter in a fancier restaurant.
Dessert and Coffee at L’Angelus Restaurant Set Lunch
The dessert options did not look very interesting – two choices of dessert or coffee. We decided on the crème brûlée maison and a cappucino.
Overall, it was a good lunch in a beautiful restaurant. At the price of $28++, it was good value for money. The free flow of escargot on Wednesday evenings look interesting as well.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
85 Club Street
Mon-Fri: 12-2pm, 6-10:30pm
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