1 Cluny Road
Tel: 65 6466 8812
Concierge.com's insider take:
Set in a restored 1920s plantation-style cottage on the grounds of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, this restaurant serves up some of the city's most exceptional haute cuisine. The intimate dining room's 12 tables are hard to come by—especially for dinner, which is prix fixe. Friday lunches are less formal and enable diners to enjoy the daytime view of the surrounding gardens. Chef Galvin Lim's menus, emphasizing classic European cuisine, change frequently; recent dishes have included crab salad in vegetable nage, langoustine with caviar, and grilled pork belly with braised lettuce. Au Jardin was built as a follow-up to the smashing success of the flagship gastronomic temple, Les Amis; both restaurants are usually booked far in advance. Sister restaurant Casa Verde, also located in the Botanic Gardens, provides a slightly less formal alternative.
Open Mondays through Thursdays 7 to 9:30 pm (last seating), Fridays noon to 2 pm and 7 to 9:30 pm (last seating), Saturdays 7 to 9:30 pm (last seating), and Sundays 11:30 am to 2 pm and 7 to 9:30 pm (last seating).