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About Restaurant Absinthe

Offering fine French cuisine and a stunning view of Singapore River, Restaurant Absinthe has proven itself to be one of the city’s most venerable European dining establishments. Found on Boat Quay, the contemporary French restaurant serves affordable set lunches from Monday to Friday and exquisite dinners every day of the week except Sunday. Beautifully decorated, the Boat Quay restaurant offers an intimate indoor dining space as well as al fresco seating on the waterfront.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:45 pm - 10:30 pm


Restaurant Absinthe
72 Boat Quay
Singapore 049860

Menu Highlights



Ravioles de Royan

Royan Cheese Ravioli, Pesto and Citrus (V)

Foie Gras

Terrine, Onion Chutney, brioche bread



platter of the day



French Duck Leg Confit, Sarladaise Potatoes, frisée salad


Roasted Black Cod, Crushed Potato Chorizo and Grilled Asparagus



Glacé mandarine, Honey, Orange crisps

Poire belle Hélène

Chantilly cream, vanilla ice cream, Hot chocolate sauce

More about Restaurant Absinthe, Singapore

Bringing his passion to Restaurant Absinthe, chef Alexis Knecht, and his kitchen crew are enthusiastic about sharing their artistry with Singapore’s foodies, casual diners and Francophiles. And with Vincent Jaureguiberry managing the restaurant, a sommelier and expert in all things French, diners are in capable hands. Featuring gorgeous light fixtures, sleek white tablecloths and absinthe-green furnishings, the restaurant boasts an interior that’s upscale and charming. Additionally, Absinthe on Singapore’s Boat Quay features numerous options for private hire, including three distinctly decorated rooms (the Salon Room, the Mitjaville Room, and the Boudoir Room) with varying capacities. The entire main dining room can also be hired out with seating for up to 60 guests, along with the Alfresco Terrace and the coveted Chef’s Table. Simply speak with the restaurant’s management for more information.

Utilising seasonal ingredients and only the freshest seafood, Restaurant Absinthe on Boat Quay is committed to providing excellent French cuisine in a chic atmosphere. Begin with some foi gras with terrine, onion chutney and brioche bread or the lobster bisque scented with cognac. Choose from mains like homemade duck confit and rabbit with mustard, tagliatelle pasta and vegetables. Some of chef Alexis’ most beloved dishes include the roasted black cod with crushed potato chorizo and grilled asparagus, and the souffle with glace mandarin, honey and orange crisps for dessert. Vegetarian? Order the ravioles de Royan, a decadent specialty consisting of Royan cheese ravioli in a light broth with pesto and citrus. Found on Singapore’s Boat Quay, right on the waterfront, Absinthe is known to fill up, so act wisely and reserve ahead of time.

17 Restaurant Absinthe Reviews

17 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Anita L.2 years ago · 3 reviews

Nice cute and quaint restaurant by the water. Food is clean and portions are a decent size. The wine list is also very reasonably priced. 2nd time, 1st time for dinner - will definitely be back. Service is also A+.

Benoit T.2 years ago · 1 review

Are you looking for fine french food at the heart of Singapore? And you are afraid of the price? Well... you just found the right place to go then! Reasonable price, for fantastic fine french food.... by the river! On a side note... fine food at this place does NOT mean small samples of food, but healthy portions!

Jacki N.2 years ago · 15 reviews

A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or to take visitors, located by the Singapore River. Excellent service, delicious food and intimate ambience. We all enjoyed the weekend executive lunch.

Wei Xiang E.8 months ago · 1 review

Interesting experience! Liked the quiet ambience and location! Can stroll along Quay side after meal

Lynne C.2 years ago · 1 review

Despite us turning up 1h late for our reservation, Absinthe staff welcomed us and brought us upstairs to our table. We had escargots and foie gras for appetizers. Foie gras was great, escargot was a little blend. I had black cod as my main, it was delicious. Also, I did no regret choosing choc lava cake as my dessert.

Christine L.2 years ago · 1 review

1st june 2016 wednesday... Celebrated my husband's 55th birthday with the family at this rustic honest to goodness french restaurant. Food and ambience was perfect coupled with good service, it was a wonderful wonderful experience. Highly recommended!

Karl M.3 years ago · 4 reviews

Lovely modern French food in great atmosphere. Either sit out by the water or inside in very intimate environment. We've eaten here 3 times now and the food is always good.

Justin Y.3 years ago · 3 reviews

The food was very good, so was the service. The only problem was that the restaurant did not receive our booking done through Quandoo. Luckily they had a table for us.

Anne L.2 years ago · 2 reviews

This is my 3rd visit to the restaurant. Besides the food is good, the service staff is attentive and accommodating with our requests. I will surely return for more.

Sacha W.2 years ago · 5 reviews

Great location, great service, reasonable price. Definetly will go back there! Right a the singapore river. Not much more to say then just give it a try!