La Petite Cuisine is an affordable private dining-style restaurant run entirely by one woman, who serves up authentic French cuisine like duck confit, escargots, foie gras and more

by Kylynn Seng

For those who are familiar with the French food scene in Singapore, the name La Petite Cuisine may ring a bell. In fact, I used to frequent the bistro at least once a week when I was younger — until they closed their doors a few years back. You can imagine my excitement then, when I learnt that the chef behind all the insanely good food has since opened an upscaled version under the same name at Sam Leong Road

Tucked away in the lesser known Trio Building, the revamped La Petite Cuisine features a cosy ambience with only about ten seats, making it somewhat like a private dining concept. 

La Petite Cuisine

The homely yet magical experience starts as you step past its unassuming entrance — the elegant furniture, hanging plants, and artistic paintings are sure to whisk you away to the City of Love in an instant. 

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What’s impressive is that the lady boss does literally everything — from seating you, taking your order, to cooking your meal — and still looks like she’s truly enjoying herself. Because of that, it’s such a joy to watch her whip up a storm in the open kitchen (and the food smells heavenly too!). 

La Petite Cuisine

While a la carte dishes are available, it’s the set menu priced from S$72 that gives you the biggest bang for your buck. It comes with your choice of entreé, main, and a crème brulee for dessert. 

Options under the set menu include dishes like Escargots a la bourguignonne (U.P. S$30), Confit de Canard (duck confit, U.P. S$38), Angus Striploin (U.P. S$49) and many other authentic French delights. 


For those on a first date, don’t fret — there’ll be no undignified digging even if you opt for the escargots. Plus, the garlicky sauce combined with tender French snails served atop perfectly flaky pastry shells (vol-au-vent) is bound to impress. 

If you’ve had the duck confit at Serene Centre, you’ll enjoy this rendition — it tastes almost exactly like it did before! Boasting crispy skin and tender meat, one bite is all it took to transport me back to my childhood (like that one scene in Ratatouille). Apparently, the recipe hasn’t been changed since 2007 — why mess with perfection, right?

La Petite Cuisine

If you’re just looking for a single-course meal, dishes that aren’t available via the set menu include Foie Gras panfried with Orange Confit (S$39), Spaghetti with Crab Meat (S$36), Beef Bourguignon (S$39), and more. 

The foie gras is another dish reminiscent of the restaurant’s former menu — the melt-in-the-mouth texture of the goose liver is accentuated by a rich orange peel-infused sauce (it provides a subtle acidity that makes the dish a lot less jelak). 

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After all that good food, end the meal on a sweet note with the Classic Crème Brulee (U.P. S$12), Vegan dark chocolate ice cream (S$9) and more. 

Personally, the crème brulee was really one of the best I’ve ever had. It was everything I’ve ever wanted in a dessert — velvety, silky smooth custard, a gorgeously caramelised golden brown crust, and no overly “eggy” taste” — if you know what I mean.

You can also expect new dishes from time to time as the chef loves to experiment and come up with fresh menu items.

La Petite Cuisine

Overall, you’ll get to have a bougie private dining experience featuring authentic French cuisine at typical restaurant rates — what’s not to love?

Given the limited seating, we highly recommend making your reservations here to avoid disappointment. 

The next time a special occasion rolls around, be sure to head down to La Petite Cuisine for an unforgettable celebration!

La Petite Cuisine
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???? 11 Sam Leong Rd, #04-05 Trio Building, Singapore 207903
???? 6pm–10pm (Wed, Thu & Sun), 12pm–2pm, 6pm–10pm (Fri & Sat), Closed on Mon & Tue

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