At $42++ for a 3-course fine dining French meal, it’s quite a steal, and the service and ambience is exceptional.
I’ve had lunch there a couple of times and have not been disappointed. From the amuse bouche to the desserts, the presentation of the food, the portions and the flavours have always been impressive.
Classic French flavours form the base of the dishes, and they are further enhanced by perfectly executed sauces and accompaniments. I normally wouldn’t ever select mushroom soup (no matter how fancy a restaurant) but at Rhubarb, the silky emulsion was a joy, indeed. Still remembering the hint of truffle and how the rich yet airy emulsion literally jiggled a little when they placed it in front me.
Contrasting the rich soup is the fresh and light prawn tartare and roe with an equally delicate presentation to boot.
For mains, I’ve tried the quail, duck and beef dishes before, and it’s a good thing they’ve all been good because the lunch menu changes, so no matter what’s available, I have a feeling it’s going to be good.
*note – I’m not saying the mains here would make you sigh in amazement and go into a foodie trance, but they are all executed very well and certainly way above the average lunch set meal out there.
In fact, it’s probably the industry norm that lunch sets are a notch (or two) below what you may get at dinner, but at Rhubarb you don’t feel as though they are making any less of an effort. Every dish seems to receive the meticulous care that Chef Paul Longworth lavishes upon it.
And then, to bring you back to a high ending, comes dessert, which again, I have never been disappointed with. Whether it was the Farm Cheeses or the Olive Oil Cake, I loved them all!
Rhubarb Le Restaurant:
Address: 3 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089589
Contact: 8127 5001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Friday Lunch : 11.45am – 2.30pm, Dinner : 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Saturday Dinner : 6.00 – 10.30pm