Antoinette is a new restaurant, located near Lavender MRT.
I totally love their interior.
Do make a reservation as they were almost full when I arrived at 3:30pm today. I cannot imagine how packed they would be on the weekends. The restaurant looks empty from my photos because I snapped these pictures around 6pm, when most of the customers have left.
As they were full house, they were evidently shorthanded. The servers were not attentive and slow. There was one waiter in particular that had an unpleasant attitude.
They serve a wide variety of food. They have pastries, cakes, macarons and chocolates as well as all day breakfast, starters, main courses and crepes. They have their homemade ice cream as well. Their tea menu is rather extensive too.
Strawberry Shortcake – $8.00++
The cake was light and fluffy. The strawberries were of the correct ripeness – it wasn’t too sour. Not a bad choice, but I still prefer the strawberry shortcake from 1-caramel.
Macarons – $2.50++ each
I would say that their macarons are quite good. However, the shell belongs to the chewy category which is not my favourite. I prefer them to be crispier and perhaps thinner. The ganache/ butter cream was up to expectations. I’d say the quality is comparable to Et Artisan Sweets.
Antoinette – Earl Grey ice cream with raspberry jelly and milk chocolate shards – $9.00++
They forgot to add ‘with whipped cream on top’ in their description. The taste of the earl grey ice cream was similar to the version I have usually at Udders, but the texture wasn’t as smooth. It was rather choppy so they could actually improve on their ice cream making technique.
French Apple Tart – $9.00++
This tea was quite unique and the first of its kind for me. With brown sugar, it tastes a lot like apple pie!
Overall: despite the lousy service, I would still recommend this place for tea as the furnishing is too pretty to miss, and the food wasn’t bad.
30 Penhas Road
Tel: 6293 3121
Mon–Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Coupon parking available along Penhas Road
2, 12, 33, 13, 61, 67, 107, 133, 145, 175, 961
the pastry chef tried hard to create a similar ambiance to the ones in Paris for the locals, nice effort from the furnishings and offerings, would love to check it out soon 🙂
hi there, yes i think so too! the furnishing is one of the loveliest i’ve seen in singapore and it’s even better that the food was good! do check it out soon 🙂
actually from the menu realised quite a few dessert items identical to Canele, like the Rose icecream and Nougatine (not surprising since he created the Canele menu), but the price more expensive than Canele. Rose Petal Ice cream – Canele $8 / Antoniette $9. Crepe Nougatine – Canele – approx. $13.50 / Antoniette $16.
ooh thanks for pointing out! i’ve never been to canele though i passed by several times at scotts and raffles city. however the ambiance at antoinette looks much nicer isnt it! i love the english style furniture.
Hello it’s me again! I love your photos for this! I tried looking at other review for Antoninette and yours was most comprehensive and with photos taken of the menu and decor, I know that it is more than a dessert place! Decided to bring my gf here. Thanks for this review! 🙂
hey thanks for the compliments again! Yup they serve more than just pastries and high tea spread. I haven’t got a chance to try their cooked food though I’ve been wanting too. I couldn’t book a table the last time I wanted to go for dinner, so I’ll advise you to make reservations in advance! (The Penhas Road outlet. I heard for Mandarin Gallery’s outlet, they do not take reservations)
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