French and Italian nouvelle cuisine is alive and kicking at Singapore’s Violet Herbs. This modern European restaurant accommodates diners over two levels in colourful premises along Tanjong Pagar’s Tras Street, and you’re also invited to explore Violet Herb’s herb garden, a crucial component to this restaurant’s distinct offering. Violet Herbs menu features dishes, and drinks, that incorporate the over twenty different kinds of herbs grown here as central ingredients. A new and novel addition to the fine, but affordable, dining scene in Singapore.
The man behind the scenes at Singapore’s freshest restaurant, Violet Herbs, is chef Edward Hoe, born with such talent that he was made head chef at the tender age of 25. His executive roles have included stints at The Fish Market & Bistro, Restaurant Ember, and The American Club Singapore, and Hoe continues to excel at his latest venture, Tanjong Pagar’s Violet Herbs, tucked down Tras Street. Here, Hoe sets about reinventing modern European cuisine, adding nuance and incredible flavour through balanced combinations of fresh herbs, many grown on-site in the restaurant’s herb garden.
Chef’s specials like foie gras torchon, crispy soft shell crab, and homemade lobster tofu, set Violet Herbs ahead of the pack, offering Singapore some truly innovative dishes. The first of these nouvelle cuisine creations uses fresh brioche, raspberry balsamic vinaigrette, Champagne jelly, and micro herbs, this last adding incredible flavour and texture, and a supernutrient boost, to an already fascinating combination of ingredients. To truly experience Violet Herbs’ contribution to innovative fine dining, you’ll want to book yourself a degustation menu, sampling a wide range of chef Hoe and his team’s kaleidoscopic culinary inventions. This Tras Street, Tanjong Pagar restaurant might be the new kid on the block, but Violet Herbs is already attracting a large, curious following. Watch this space, but more importantly, book now and don’t miss out.
Loved the flood and service. Sad to see that it has closed.
a hidden gem. while service could be slightly improved with the new staff, the food is absolutely delightful. we were disappointed the coffee machine was broken to not get that fix at end of a superb meal nevertheless didnt take away from the inspiring meal. the fish is fresh and a must have in whichever dish you choose.
Excellent atmosphere and great food. The staff were attentive and of help whenever we needed any. A less crowded place to come to for any occasions. Definitely would come back again!
Awesome food at a reasonable price combined with great and attentive service from the staff. Need I say more !!! Definately recommended to one and all.
My boyfriend and I went for dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant was very quiet, and the staff were very quick to respond to us. We ordered ala-carte items as the dinner set menu isn't available on Friday nights. We were offered some bread and a tasting portion of mash potato with some kind of olive seasoning. We had the Truffle Foie Gras for appetizer, and Mushroom Cappuccino for soup. Don't worry if these sound very rich to start off the dinner, as they serve a palate cleanser before we start on our mains. For us it was the strawberry sorbet with grapefruit, very very refreshing! My boyfriend ordered the Sous Vide Duck Confit. The duck meat was very tender, it tore away from the bone so easily, and the herb potatoes were cooked well - added another layer of texture to the dish. I had the Roasted Chilean Seabass, which I really enjoyed! The seabass was nicely and slightly crusty on the top, revealing such fluffy and tender flesh just underneath. The mushrooms and bacon, together with the yuzu butter, gave extra crunch to each bite, and tied in all the flavours brilliantly. We also ordered the Violet Sensation and Violet Desire cocktails. The former was sweet, and the flavour lingers on with each sip. The latter was more minty and refreshing, with a hint of the rosemary herb. We really enjoyed our dining experience at Violet Herbs and would definitely recommend this to those who want to enjoy fine dining in a very comfortable yet not off-putting setting.
The overall experience was just fantastic! From ambience of the restaurant, service staff and food, this restaurant is a true blue fine dining restaurant! Food is VERY good, the best Duck Confit in SINGAPORE, You MUST get this dish if you are dining in Violet Herbs. The Red Miso Cod fish was served in a piece of beautiful art. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 to the Chef and owner of this restaurant! I will sure be back again. Keep up the good excellent food and good service Violet Herbs!
I went to Violet Herbs for lunch with two friends and we enjoyed the dining experience. The food was just right in terms of the portion and was good value for money. The service staff was knowledgeable when asked about the items on the menu and was attentive to our needs.
Service is good with explanation on each course served. Food is with quality and tasteful. A bit pricey though - depends on what you order- can range from $80 to $100 per person for a 3 course meal (foie gras, soup, beef). Location is acceptable - Just a 5 mins walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT. One area to improve is the Aircon - it's pretty hot, it would be nice if the place is cooler (the last time I went - Aircon broke down), today it was ok but warm. Overall a nice dining experience.
We went to celebrate a girlfriend's birthday although I didn't actually tell the restaurant that. We had beautiful entree's and then a complimentary palate cleanser followed by main course. They then brought out a Happy Birthday cake for my friend as they had overheard us cheering her...so I thought this was above and beyond service and really made the night a wonderful experience. The food is absolutely amazing and would highly recommend it.
The waiters were smiley and polite and they explained every dish upon serving them. I went there to celebrate my mother's birthday and they gave us a small cake for it. Sweet gesture from them! Loved the food there too! It was a quiet and relaxing place during lunch, away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD. Very satisfied overall and I'll be back again, probably for their dinner.