When you think of fine-dining in Singapore, then one of the first names that ring a bell in your mins is Les Amis. Les Amis, meaning “The Friends” in French is launched in 1994 by four partners from France who wanted to introduce the delicacies of the French Cuisine in Singapore. Located at the famous Sha Centre at Orchard road, Les Amis redefines your dining experience with their classic French cuisine combined with a glimmer of Asian aesthetics and flavor. Les Amis is also one of the largest cellar stocks in Asia, storing over 2000 labels of wine worth over $5 million.
Les Amis has been awarded 2 Michelin Stars by Michelin Guide Singapore in 2016 and 2017. It also achieved the 12th & 16th place in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna in 2016 and 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Les Amis is not your regular French restaurant, as it provides you with a remarkable melancholic setting with its crystal chandeliers, old-school chairs made of mahogany and leather. Les Amis takes on the traditional French cuisine with its inventive presentation to provide you with a fine dining experience.
The 2-storey restaurant is designed by Tan Kay Ngee, a local architect, who has delivered a dining place that is simplistic yet with a touch of modern art here and there. The ceilings are high with attractive chandeliers hanging on along with the lush velvet walls and high-quality artworks that adorn the wall makes the Les Amis a beautiful and romantic place to dine in.
From inception till date, Les Amis has always tried to maintain its dignity and superiority in providing with the finest dining experience through careful sourcing of materials and preparing top-notch cuisines that will linger in the taste buds of the customers for a long time. Sone of the striking features of Les Amis that makes it as one of the best restaurants in Asia is its carefully selected menus mixed with seasonal French ingredients along with a superior service. Every staff member in Les Amis works hard in providing you with a comfortable dining experience.
The restaurant housed in a 2-storey building comes with a lot of space including 4 private rooms along with the Chef’s Table in the first floor that provides for upto 6 diners along with a fantastic view of the kitchen as well. The food is mainly divided into two courses for weekend lunch including the “Le Menu Tasting” and “Le Menu Formule”. We tried on the latter that consists of 3 courses along with your choice of any dessert that is available there.
Similar to many Michelin Star restaurants, the menus also change according to the season in Les Amis too, but most of the ingredients are always sourced from France. Some of the menus even include some premium dishes, but you need to shell out some extra money to linger in the premium taste those dishes deliver.
Cheryl Koh the Pastry Chef at Les Amis started her culinary career at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore as a part-time staff during her study holidays at school. Since she was inspired towards a culinary career, she completed her degree in Geography and European studies from the famed National University of Singapore. And in order to pursue her dream of becoming a pastry Chef, She started working in various Michelin Star restaurants and trained under some of the best Chefs around the world.
Cheryl worked as the Ched de Partie at the Burj Al Arab restaurant in Dubai and then went on to work with Italy’s most renowned Chef, Alfonso Laccarino in his 2 Michelin Star restaurants Don Alfonso and Grand Lisboa in Macau. Only at 2010, she along with Executive Chef Sebastien Lepinoy teamed up together for the new venture of Les Amis in Singapore. She has been one of the key members that helped bring the 2 Michelin stars to Les Amis and also personally grabbed the “Asia’s Best Pastry Chef” award in 2016.
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2018: #29
Michelin Guide Singapore 2017: Two Stars ☆☆
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2017: #16
Michelin Guide Singapore 2016: Two Stars ☆☆
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: #12
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2015: #13
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014: #14
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2013: #14
"Le menu classique" - 5 course: SGD 215++ & Wine Pairing 5 glasses SGD 120++
"Le menu printemps" - 7 course: SGD 345++ & Wine Pairing 7 glasses SGD 160++
Dress Code: Smart Casual. Please be reminded that gentlemen should come dressed in long trousers and covered shoes.