There’s plenty to get behind at Tanjong Pagar’s Napoleon. They are the undisputed kings of modern European wining and dining in Singapore, with a wine list trumpeting the virtues of 32 different European vintages. The wine sits comfortably alongside a menu that reads like a who’s-who of European classics. Diners at Telok Ayer Street’s finest European dining room are heading over for fine food and finer wines in chic surrounds.
Don’t forget Napoleon’s Rose Nights special, held every last Wednesday of the month from 7pm.
The team behind Telok Ayer Street’s Napoleon have a clear mission, they strive to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experiences to those that appreciate sharing wine, music and culinary arts and have been awarded for their efforts with a 2014 award as the best food and drinks business by the Singaporean government. In bringing together fine European food and wine, Napoleon has succeeded in creating a sophisticated and thoroughly grown-up dining space in Tanjong Pagar.
Finding chic, contemporary European cuisine can be something of a challenge in Singapore. Of course, there are plenty of places to get pizza, especially around Telok Ayer station, but finding a restaurant that specialises in modern European food done properly is a different matter entirely. Napoleon has addressed this, showcasing their avowedly contemporary European flavours from their Telok Ayer Street premises. The team, led by head chef James Lin, are rightly proud of their signature lamb shank parmentier, shrimp truffle cappellinis and slow-cooked chicken dishes which are responsible for their packed out dining room – be warned, a reservation is nearly essential to get a table here!
Great little restaurant, waiting on food takes a while but is worth it.
Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed the wine selection too. Greatly recommended.
The food is absolutely delicious, I had an excellent Beef Tartare that was perfectly seasoned. the selection of wines by the glass was also impressive: with over 30 different labels to chose from, i found the perfect match for my tartare. I loved also the apple crumble as a dessert! The service was also friendly and attentive,. overall a wonderful experience!
My second time back here! I really love the pasta. Very flavourful. Staff is very polite and professional as well. Their set lunches are value for money.
Ambience and food was wonderful. The portions were generous, and the service team even helped to work on a dessert for 2 of my friends who were celebrating their birthdays. The wine was excellent too, with a wide range available, all of good quality. However, the waiting time was extremely long for the food, and our cheese platter took ages to come. It was an equally long wait for the mains and dessert, so go only if you have time to spare and good friends to keep you entertained.
Nice cozy place in the heart of town. Ordered the set lunch - poached salmon was tasty . The beef and seared tuna were well done too. Good food at a reasonable price. Will definitely return again.
Great food and service, albeit food was a bit slow in coming. However one main dish came way before the second. I had almost finished my food before my husband's main fish arrived.
Was surprised that the restaurant food selection was limited and some interesting dishes selected from the menu was not available at the time of our visit. The view of the open kitchen explains for the lack of variety of the food that they offer. Basically a very tight spaced wine bar. Nothing interesting.
Napoleon is one of my favorite places in tow. The nice atmosphere in combination with delicious food is exactly what I wish for a good dinner!
A comfortable cozy ambience, delectable food (the hand-cut Angus Beef Tartare is a must-try) and professional wait staff make this a great place for dinner and chilling out after.