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“fine dining experience without breaking the bank”

Nicolas le Restaurant
Ranked #447 of 11,356 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Reviewed 30 October 2016

On the top of our list, we are always looking forward to our next dinner.
The qualilty of the ingredients and the creativity is superb, great vibes and excellent service. The staff make you feel at home from the moment you step in.
The tasting menu and the wine is a good value for money.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate on a visit to Singapore to be part of a private group who enjoyed a marvellous dinner at Nicolas. The group occupied most of the restaurant and brought its own fine wines to accompany Chef Nicolas Joanny's 5 course dinner, adapted from the restaurant's usual menu for the occasion.

After a canapé we started with Sicilian red prawns in a clam bouillon, then confit toothfish with French abalone, then orechiette pasta with pigeon and black truffle, followed by main course of Tasmanian lamb before a selection of matured French cheeses. Each dish was excellent, showing the fine touch of a great chef, but the orechiette pasta dish with pigeon and black truffle was truly outstanding, one of the best pasta dishes we have had anywhere in the world.

The ambience is warm and friendly but efficient with great service including sympathetic wine service and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of fine stemware. There is a chef's table area with a full view of the glass fronted kitchen, which can be partly seen from the main dining area.

In a city known for its cuisine and great restaurants, this is fine dining in one of the very best.

1  Thank Kokranova
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Owner Nicolas puts his mark of experience onto the menu, solid French based fare with a fresh twist. Open kitchen concept lets you see the efficiency with which he operates and I like him addressing the clients personally and engage

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1  Thank pschellenberger
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The dinner was amazing. I do not drink alcohol at the moment, but this did not interfere with the enjoyment of this outstanding food.

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1  Thank HesterCalkhoven
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stumbled upon this place after a bad initial experience at Burnt Ends (tiny table facing a wall, no room to eat, crowded etc etc). So a quick search revealed this place, wow wee, its straight in as my favorite restaurant in Singapore for fine dining.
Quality service and decor, knowledgeable staff, all the key fundamentals, but it was the menu that really set this place apart. Apparently it changes very regularly, but the tasting menu was really special, an amazing eclectic selection of ingredients, Japanese prawns, Spanish ham etc all done in an innovative and sympathetic manner. Every dish stood on its own, the accompaniments were quality and the wine list not too big, not too small, just right.
A truly faultless and enjoyable dining experience.

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1  Thank gregandcath
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