A small yet elegant French restaurant on Singapore’s Duxton Hill, Rhubarb Le Restaurant didn’t take long to make waves throughout the city. A Gourmet’s dream come true, this upscale restaurant features only seven dining tables, giving your dining experience an air of exclusivity (advance reservations are very important here). Open from Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, and on Saturdays for dinner only, Rhubarb Le Restaurant is an absolute must-visit for fans of contemporary French cuisine.
Led by British chef Paul Longworth in the kitchen, who brings his years of experience and passion to each and every dish served, Rhubarb Le Restaurant utilises the very best local produce whenever possible, as well as the finest imported ingredients, ensuring that all menu items are bursting with flavour and freshness. This Duxton Hill restaurant calls itself smart casual, so diners are invited to wear their normal gear, minus the flip flops and shorts – relaxed, yet classy for an evening of French elegance.
Swing by Rhubarb Le Restaurant on Duxton Hill for lunch and try the well-priced three-course menu including items like French yellow chicken with roasted garlic and Vitelotte potatoes, or the saddle of lamb with mustard, carrots and creamed barley. Have a look at the a la carte menu and decide between classics like the foie gras with Grue de Cacao, apricots and almonds, or take the Wagyu ribeye with pickled walnuts and fresh herbs. And don’t forget dessert – the chocolate mousse with berries and vanilla ice cream is simply divine. Reservations are a must for this Duxton Hill restaurant!
The decoration of the restaurant is simple and elegant. The good is very fine. The service is excellent. The rhubarb dessert is a treasure. The wine menu is very complete. It was a very nice moment.
Warm and attentive service. Small menu but the 6 savoury dishes our table had were well conceptualised, executed and presented. Fave dishes: the pigeon was beautifully cooked, the jus for the wagyu tenderlion was rich and had depth of flavour.
An amazing night, Rhubarb Le Restaurant lived up to our expectations. The perfect place for a small group with the quiet but intimate atmospheric. The food was matriculates in presentation and flavor.
Such a good dining experience! Really enjoy the French cuisine with my wife for her birthday 🎂. Strongly recommend to all who love western food.
In one word, our experience at Rhubarb Le Restaurant was "grey", like the dominant color of the interior. My wife and I spent a Saturday night at this small restaurant on Duxton Hill. We had the 6-course pre-set menu and a bottle of wine. The food was average for an upscale French restaurant and lacked any "wow" factor. The combination of ingredients was creative, but not a good match in some cases. For example, we did not find that pomegranate is a good partner for pork fillet. The service started well, but seemed to be overwhelmed when the restaurant filled up. The first courses were served at a good rhythm, but the delivery slowed down after the appetizers. We do like our breaks, but 45 minutes wait between courses is a bit too long. When we reminded the waiter that we wanted to go faster, he rushed through the rest of the menu and did not even offer the (optional) cheese platter. We ended up spending 3 hours for the 6 courses, and although the restaurant has only 7 tables, the waiters never had a personal word. The focus seemed to be on other repetitive customers. The wine list is dominated by expensive french wines, but there were a few affordable wines from other geographies. The ambiance at the restaurant could be enhanced with better lighting or simply a candle on the table. Overall, we were disappointed with Rhubarb Le Restaurant.
This restaurant is amazing! I took my husband here for a romantic meal to celebrate his birthday and we were both very impressed. For starters, the setting is exquisite and although the restaurant itself is small, you get a real sense of space as there are only 7 tables. The space is also semi-open with the kitchen which I always like. We decided to go for the tasting menu which was absolutely delicious. There was the just the right combination of classic and more challenging flavour combinations - all of which worked extremely well. The wine selection was great too, with some good, reasonably (for Singapore) priced bottles. The service here was outstanding and the staff were very warm and friendly. We spent a lot of time talking to the Manager Jerome who was very hands on to make sure you were getting the best experience. Our server (I'm afraid I can't remember her name) was also lovely and obviously very knowledgeable about the menu. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant - we've already told our friends that they need to check this place out next time they want to go for a special dinner/treat. Considering the quality of the food, ambience and staff I think this restaurant is very reasonably priced and look forward to having an excuse to go back again! Thank you guys for such a lovely evening.
From the moment we arrived Ellie our waitress and Jerome our host immediately made us feel at home. The ambiance is calm, the decor is simple clean lines with a cool Color palate. Chef Paul and his team proceeded to wow us with the flavors and exquisite presentation. Jerome was very helpful with the wine list, suggested a couple of gorgeous wines and was not pushy at all. Had two very nice glasses of wine with dinner per Jerome's recommendations and was very happy indeed. Chef Paul was not only charming but also had a great sense of humor. He brought a few of our dishes to the table himself which made for a very nice personal touch. Ellie was incredible! Very sweet, knowledgeable and put us both at ease immediately so we surrendered to the experience and went with her suggestion to try le menu. They did not disappoint one bit! The smoked chestnut & mushroom emulsion with black truffle was sublime and the Wagyu simply melted in my mouth. Enough said...our first time and certainly not our last. Thank you Chef Paul, Jerome and the lovely Ellie for making our first time dinning at Rhubarb Le such a memorable experience.
Rhubarb le Restaurant is a small restaurant - only 7 tables and has a rather bland grey interior. We found the wine list lacking - lots of French wines but very little selection of new world wines and limited champagne options. We had a bottle of Gosset champagne - disappointing, wouldn't bother ordering it again. We saw other customers bringing their own wine - an option we weren't aware of any probably what we will do next time we visit. Not a huge menu but the descriptions sounded good. We opted to go a la carte rather than degustation. The food impressed us - was beautifully plated up and tasted fantastic. We had scallops and pork. Rlly for entree - an odd combination but very tasty. Main was Pigeon cooked two ways and the Toothfish with Pea and Mint Purée - both delicious. We shared a dessert - Poached Rhubarb with Rhubarb Sorbet and Vanilla Icecream. Dessert was my least favourite dish of the night - the rhubarb sorbet texture was a bit strange and the ice cream a little sweet for my taste. Notwithstanding that we had an enjoyable night out. Nice touch with the Chef interacting with the diners by serving one of the courses for each table personally. We found the service staff friendly and knowledgeable about the food - something not seen so often in Singapore but in my opinion integral to any good restaurant.
From the moment I entered the restaurant everyone at Rhubarb was very friendly and welcoming. I had read many of the reviews and I was determined to try the food for myself. I decided to go for the Chef's special lunch menu and for the next hour I was treated to a culinary masterclass: 1. Emulsion - Jerusalem artichoke, peas, broad beans, verbena 2. Tuna marinated in Rhubarb 3. Pigeon breast & confit leg, rhubarb & rose puree, grapes ‘a la Aussignac’ 4. Strawberry Fromage blanc, jelly, pistachio, olive oil cake, nata de coco Each dish was explained to me by the helpful staff and the chef even came over to explain one of his new dishes (tuna marinated in rhubarb). Every dish tasted as good as it looked and I left feeling very satisfied. What I liked about it the most - The food and the friendly atmosphere. What I liked about it the least - I wish they had a restaurant in Japan (where I live). Note: This is not really a restaurant for children. Leave them at home with a babysitter and enjoy the time with your loved one!
We have loved Rhubarb in the past, but fear that maybe they are too popular now that they have a Michelin star and the kitchen is overworked. We felt the food was not as well executed as it was before. Salmon cone amuse bouche was excellent. The roast veal was nice but braised veal was hard and disappointing. Smoked hay ice cream was not as delicate- tasted like bacon. Pigeon was good, not great. Lychee jelly sweet was a burst of intense flavor but the dry coconut on the outside was like sawdust. Service was good and attentive but not as warm and personal as in the past. I do hope they can keep up their previously excellent standard despite their new fame. Sad to say we were a bit disappointed this time, but that is also because we had high expectations based on previous meals there. Not sure whether to give them a 4 or a 5. Should have been 6.
Food: awesome, especially the delicate presentation. Wine: waiter gave a good recommendation on white wine. Service: they confirm again with me on the morning of the dining day; waiters are always around to serve during dining time, and give brief intro for every course. The atmosphere is a bit formal and business, not as relaxed as I thought. Things can be improved: If the waiter or chef can come and ask/greeting in the end of the whole dining, that'll be perfect. The kitchen is an open style, which is very nice to look at. But a bit noisy if you sit at the closest table to it (as we do), and you can have some smell of it though not a bad one. Think if it's still an open style but with glass around? Overall the 3 courses set lunch is very much worth the money and recommend everyone go and have a try!
This is our second visit there and again, we were attended by a very charming team of staff. We chose dishes from the ala carte menu this time. The food was absolutely delicious which came creatively plated. We had 3 courses each and it was more than adequate for a dinner meal. The courses were quite generous in portions. We could have shared the dessert and it would have been still as satisfying. Yet again, Rhubarb continued to impress us.
A very relax and cosy place for French cuisine fine dining. The foods are creative and delicious. The services are excellent under the care of Jerome and Francis. Chef Paul, being recently awarded a Michelin Star, may serve you dishes personally and you can see him enjoying and displaying his cooking skills with his crew members in the kitchen a short distance away. Prices are reasonable. Must try! I have made three visits already this year!
Had the Le Menu and it was a very well planned, high quality and finely balanced meal. Had the wines by the glass (Champagne & a white wine) which turned out to be very good. Overall a very good experience with the ambience very comfortable and tables nicely spaced. Very friendly chef and manager who was helpful and knowledgeable about the wines. Definitely one of the top French restaurants in Singapore.
I had planned for a wedding anniversary lunch for my parents at Rhubarb Le. Paul and Jerome were very accommodative and professional with my requests. My parents were very happy with the food and the fine touches of a surprise dessert for them to celebrate 41 years of marriage. Thank you to the team at Rhubarb Le for making it a memorable day on this special occasion for them.
A bit hard to find from MRT station however the small restaurant with the open kitchen had a lovely ambience and even more wonderful food. Service was not at all intrusive & the menu was explained when the meal arrived at the table. More than met our expectations. However paying $12 for a bottle of water was a bit of a shock but then again, this is Singapore. The intimate atmosphere (7 tables) makes it a perfect place for a date night.
I was unable to book dinner, and am in Singapore for only two more days, so we settled for lunch. However, upon enquiring whether the dinner menu was available for lunch, Paul agreed to do so! I felt grateful he accommodated our request as it was a very satisfying meal. That evening we couldn't eat till lat, so we didn't mind eating a heavier meal midday. Well done!
Have been here several times for the lunch prix fix menu. A fantastically economical deal for such wonderful food. If your guest is close enough to you that you can purposely order different items and then share, even better! The lunch prix fix is actually a bit higher than most other restaurants, but the extra say $10 is more than worth it for the calibre of food
Good lunch. Taste is rich and unique throughout all the "Surprise Menu". My fave is the quail. Portions are small but suffice for ladies like me, am not sure if the guys will find it too little though. All was well till a couple of guys started smoking at the table, just outside the restaurant. The cigarette and cigar smell wafted into the restaurant - very unpleasant. The restaurant manager tried to divert the smell by changing the swing of the air con away from us then we started to feel warm. So we quickly finish lunch and left.
We visited Rhubarb a year ago and we're worried that it might not be as good this time. It was even better. We had the tasting menu. It was unbelievably good. Extremely well constructed and thoughtful mixtures all of which looks stunning. The front of house/sommelier (Jerome?) was friendly and helpful without a hint of pretentiousness, as was our excellent waitress. Can't recommend it enough.