Saint Pierre is the newly awarded 2 Michelin star restaurant in the Michelin Guide Singapore, the brainchild of owner-chef Emmanuel Stroobant and his wife Edina Hong.
More than just a restaurant, Saint Pierre is Chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s homage to the gastronomic arts.
19 years. They came a long way from being at Central Mall, Quayside Isle to taking over this space previously occupied by the Butter Factory nightclub.
Friends who dine at Saint Pierre more regularly told me that the food has gotten more intricate every single visit.
Known for his Asian-inflected French fare, Liege-born Emmanuel Stroobant creates dishes reflecting his signature style, ie “essence-centric cuisine”.
It is the culmination of his culinary career and personal journey of self-discovery. He is devoted to freshness and quality, and takes a spiritual view of cooking. That is why you will see his menu has strong vegetarian leanings.
Guests love how he uses organic, wholesome and fresh produce that emphasizes on purity and simplicity.
This smart-dressed 2000-sq ft restaurant dons a modern 30-seater dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing a picturesque view of Marina Bay.
The posh interiors are in neutral hues. Pristine white and grey tablecloths deck the tables.
You will see crockery imported from Japan, paired with elegant cutletries made by Christofle, a luxurious French silverware brand. Natural light generously fills the space, creating in an airy-laid back ambiance.
Great choice for those on a date. Why?
Saint Pierre is praised not only for its great views of the marina, but also for its assured service and discreet atmosphere.
I happened to get a table when there were fireworks going on nearby (didn’t plan for it), and it certainly made the meal very magical.
The Seasonal Menu is classified into Classic ($198 per person), Discovery ($248 per person), and Adventure ($298 per person).
By all means, you can upgrade your menu by paying extra for wine accompaniment (choice of standard or premium wines), and cheese supplement ($28).
With the Discovery Menu, you’re getting the “Chef’s Choice”, i.e. you entrust your dining experience to Saint Pierre Team as they create an 8-course meal based on highlights from current season.
As the dishes change seasonally, I won’t dwell too much into detail on each item.
Signature dishes that I had include starter like Scallop with Hokkaido scallop, kaffir lime leaf, coconut and jalapeno.
The highlight dish to me was the “Cod” – roasted Atlantic cod, oxtail consommé, chervil powder, Jerusalem artichoke, with its freshness and intricate flavours coming well together.
I was glad the dessert was both indulgent and refreshing, a take on Chocolate with tanariva-manjari chocolate, orange cremeux and pear-passion jelly.
If you are looking at having something more affordable, the Set Lunch Menus (3-course at $88 per person, 4-course $118) are available Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:30am to 3pm, with last seating at 1:30pm.
The Wine Menu is extensive (pick by the glass or by the bottle, from all parts of the world) as well as the Digestif Menu (coffee, tea and alcoholic drinks).
This family-friendly atmosphere sets it apart from most fine dining restaurants, usually formal aka intimidating (even for adults).
If you are dining as a family with kids in tow, do consider Saint Pierre. A fine dining restaurant that will make you feel at home.
Saint Pierre (One Fullerton)
1 Fullerton Road, #02-02B One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Tel: +65 6438 0887
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 3pm Last seating 1:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm – 11pm Last seating 9pm (Tue – Sat), Closed Sun, Mon