Famously amongst the first restaurants in Singapore to serve French steak frites, Les Bouchons has been a long-standing fixture for quality steaks since 2002. Come for a glass or bottle of Jean Vesselle, Les Bouchons‘ dedicated champagnes which are utterly delicious and enjoy the likes of rustic French dishes such as the highly reputed Burgundy snails (Escargots de bourgogne), French onion soup (Soupe à L’Oignon), a platter of cold cuts and pork rillettes (assiette de charcuterie), and the ultimate crowd-pleasing French steak and fries (steak frites).
With two venues in Singapore, the first Les Bouchons located within the conservation shophouses along Ann Siang Road is filled with a charming vintage feel and has a cosy dining room open for reservations and private events; while the second outlet Les Bouchons Rive Gauche sitting along Robertson Quay offers an amazing al fresco dining experience with a serene view of the Singapore River. If you are in search of a French bistro for a romantic meal with your beau, or an intimate catch up with friends, say ‘oui’ to this waterfront steak restaurant.
Good news for brunch-goers: Head Chef Mickael Cornac of Les Bouchons has created a Sunday Brunch Menu named Bouchons Riviera Brunch, comprising new brunch favourites that cater to all kinds of palates. The menu offers massive meat-focused options for its brunch service; standouts include the Grilled Black Angus Ribeye Steak ($39.80), Bouchons Sunday Roast ($32.00) and Bouchons Hangover Cure ($24.00).
Those leaning toward a lighter option for brunch can opt for Grilled Tiger Prawns ($22.00), Grilled Chicken Salad ($18.00), Quinoa Salad ($14.00), or the colorful Riviera Wellness Bowl ($18.00); chef Mickael’s take on superfood breakfast bowl. There’s also a petite kids’ menu section where the young ones can choose the Mini Cheese Burger ($12.00), or a choice of Savoury Crepe ($12.00) and every order comes with complimentary juice.
Riviera Wellness Bowl ($18++)
Get your Sunday brunch off to a cozy start with this healthy breakfast bowl made with crunchy granola, honey yogurt, earl grey tea-infused goji berries, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, banana and fresh strawberries. Everything’s delicious in the bowl and it’s a perfect way to keep the weekend colourful and interesting.
Escargots De Bourgogne ($16++ Half-dozen)
Known for being a French delicacy, Les Bouchons’ Escargots De Bourgogne feature six de-shelled land snails cooked in a garlic butter sauce served hot on a steel pan with a basket of bread to mop up sauces and your plate. The escargots had a delicately chewy texture that takes on the flavour of the garlic butter sauce perfectly well, I would definitely recommend ordering one serving for yourself.
Eggs Mimosa Sauteed Garlic Asparagus ($14++)
If you are not a fan of the small shelled creatures, you can try the Eggs Mimosa with Sauteed Garlic Asparagus which is a delicious French version of deviled eggs; topped with a tangy mayonnaise filling and sieved egg yolk to resemble the yellow mimosa flower. Eggs prepared like this looks really attractive and they set the perfect tone for an appetising start to your meal.
Grilled Black Angus Rib Eye Steak ($39.80++)
This signature steak dish with divine potatoes is pure Paris. In Les Bouchons Rive Gauche’s rendition, you get a gracious serving of Australian Angus 120 Days Grain Fed Ribeye (300 grams) topped with Vigneron butter and a generous pile of piping hot hand-cut homemade fries which you can get unlimited refills for. It also comes with a side of mix salad and choice of condiment. For the best enjoyment out of the steak, medium rare is the most ideal and make sure you indulge in the bottomless golden fries. #friesforlife
Bouchons Sunday Roast ($32++)
To make your Sunday extra special, you can order the Bouchons Sunday Roast where you will be presented with the Roast of the Day (changes weekly) and we’ve got a relatively lean cut of the Australian black angus sirloin served with roasted baby potatoes and creamy mushroom sauce. The steak was cooked medium rare, but it had a little tougher texture and was less juicy inside.
Tip: To be ahead of the game, you can always call up the restaurant to check (perhaps on Friday) and make a reservation too.
Gueule de Bois / Bouchons Hangover Cure ($24++)
An reimagined remedy for the hangover after a night of heavy drinking, Chef Mickael combines plant-based Impossible meat balls with truffled scrambled eggs, sauteed porcini mushrooms, roasted cherry tomatoes and asparagus on a crusty sourdough toast with mixed greens and avocado served on the side. I’m not sure how much of this dish works as a hangover recovery meal, but one thing is certain, this nutrient-dense creation delivers big on deliciousness.
As always, make sure to save room for desserts. Thin, delicate French crepes served with a choice of topping, from the simplest only sugar or honey to Nutella sauce, or Nutella and banana with option to add on ice cream at $4 per scoop.
Chocolate Brownie “Fait Maison” Vanilla Ice Cream ($10++)
I love brownies that are dense, fudgey and chocolatey. This homemade version was a little dry and may not be the best brownie I’ve tasted, I still enjoyed the dessert and it is considerably one of the better brownies made with unsweetened Valrhona Chocolate.
Creme Brulee “Fait Maison” ($12++)
A classic French dessert that can’t really go wrong. The vanilla-rich pudding was deliciously decadent, and not overly sweet. You can indulge your love for creme brulee at Les Bouchons Rive Gauche.
Bouchons Riviera Brunch runs on Sunday from 11:30am to 3:30pm and is only available at the Robertson Quay bistro. Whether you fancy a nice slab of steak or a mighty helping of free flow fries, it makes sense to bring along a huge appetite and start feasting!
Reasonably priced French staples, hearty servings and friendly service are the big draw at Les Bouchons. There are bubbly drinks and cocktails too, if you need a tasty sharpener.
Les Bouchons Rive Gauche
Location: 60 Robertson Quay, #01-02, Singapore 238252
Tel: +65 6733 4414
Opening Hours: Tue to Fri Lunch 12pm to 2pm; Tue to Thur Dinner 7pm to 10pm; Fri to Sat Dinner 6pm to 10:30pm; Sun Dinner 5:30pm to 8:30pm;
Sun Brunch 11:30am to 3:30pm; Sun Light Bites 3:30pm to 5:30pm; Closed on Mon
Seating Capacity: 54 Seats (18 Indoors and 36 Alfresco)