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US$42 - US$138
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French, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Tranquil Duxton Hill is the setting for this smart French restaurant opened by two alumni of Au Petit Salut. Backed by their former employer, they have...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

A real treat for the family to dine at Rhubarb. The experience lived up to every expectation. The chef was kind enough prepare special variation for one of our picky eaters at the table. The pace and service were well coordinated with each serving; special...care for Covid safe dining. Loved all the dishes and presentation explains why Rhubarb remains a highly recommended fine dining experience in Singapore. Good selection of wines to complement the dining experience.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2021

We chose this restaurant over all others due to its location to the hotel in which we were staying over new year. Yes, the Michelin star helped, as did some of the reviews but I didn't get too bogged down with the less flattering ones...as I am well aware of personal preference/taste/expectations etc. My husband and I went purely for a fine dining experience and that is exactly what we got. I don't disagree that the decor was underwhelming and that the waiting staff appeared quite casual in appearance, but all that meant is that all our focus was on the food. It did not disappoint. I won't go on labouring any point in particular so will just state that if you eat with your eyes, each dish was beautifully presented. If taste is your thing, each ingredient stood out as a heavy weight in its own category. Some have said that the quality ingredients were diluted by the 'trimmings'. I disagree. I am always cautious with French food for that very reason but had no cause for concern here. I think that Paul cleverly ensured that each taste sensation was exactly as he had in mind; of course, that isn't going to suit every palate. We were a teetotal table but, after the first mishap of failing to pour our water (tap by the way), we were given as much attention as all other guests. It is up to you to decide whether the level of attention you receive is enough - we prefer to be left alone without too much fuss. Paul brought our foie gras to the table which was a nice gesture. He is busy, he didn't need to, we wouldn't have expected that but appreciated that he did. It was phenomenal. After eating my own body weight in homemade pate over Christmas I must admit, I was hesitant. But, it would be my top choice next time. My husband and I attempted to list each dish according to preference. Mine were foie gras, scallop and dessert all joint first and the pigeon, a close second. That should tell you something - if it doesn't, maybe wiping the plates clean with the bread does? Scandalous, I know!! Was this my first fine dining experience? Could it have been a one-off treat that I will never forget? Not even close. If you are going to feel good about where you are in life, to reinforce your level of success and to have your ego stroked as one who comes above all others, go elsewhere - if you hanker for a fine dinging experience but could do without all the pomp and ceremony that comes with it, this is your place!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 26 December 2020

We went to Rhubarb for a lunch with high expectations. The mushroom emulsion was simply fantastic, as was the celeriac pasta. The mango coconut dessert was boring. We thought we might end up a bit hungry with the 3 course menu ($52), so opted for...the 4 course omakase menu ($88). Now the omakase menu was 69% more expensive than the regular menu, so we expected that the restaurat would have done their math right, that the quality / quantity of the omakase menu would justify the higher price. Instead, we got 3 items from the main lunch menu with a little salad added on that wasn't particularly special. I can't imagine I paid 69% extra for a little salad. Something is very wrong. If you go here for lunch, skip the omakase - just stick with the 3 course lunch.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020

While the food was generally good the experience was spoilt by an appalling lack of customer service from the manager to deal effectively with a genuine complaint. Opting for wine pairing to accompany the set menu we were served with a glass of wine that...had a ridiculous level of sediment in the glass. Why the restaurant feels the need to squeeze every last drop of wine out of a bottle without decanting is beyond me. Even worse failing to deal with the matter either by taking off the bill , removing the service charge or even offering a free cup of coffee instead simply I’m trying my best is not befitting of a Michelin Star restaurant. There are better restaurants with far superior service. If you have a choice I highly recommend you avoid this one.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Deserved it’s one star Michelin food serving the contemporary French cuisine. Great job Chef Paul! Great dining experience with set menu of 2 or 3 appetiser. The main course we had are between lamb or tooth fish. Quite a large serving for the main course...and it is just enough for most of Asian stomach. The tooth fish is exceptionally tasty with beetroot and passionfruit ! The fried barramundi fish cooked in the corn soup with the sea shell was really nice. Exception the lamb as it still has strong gamey odour which I don’t typically like it. The meat kind of hard to my liking and less flavour probably the loin part of the lamb being used which leaner meat. The wine selection mostly from France label and you can pick a good one. The dessert was great even I don’t really fancy sweet stuff but I wipe it all! Choose the burgundy wine tonight and it was really good to pair with my food tonight. Friendly waiter to attend to you and the ambience is cosy! Paul Chef surprise us to make us sweets to celebrate our wedding anniversary! Thanks you all!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 June 2020

First dinner out post-circuit breaker, have been meaning to try this restaurant for years but difficult to get a booking. Glad I jumped on the chance when restaurants were allowed to reopen here. Excellent and filling 5-course dinner, enjoyed every course. Thoughtful and well balanced,...hope to return here again - menu changes monthly. Barramundi popcorn was a real treat, and the two mains currently (Quail and Toothfish) were flavourful. We did not opt for the cheese dessert, but the coconut mango was just right, not too sweet, complimented well with the sorbet.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 13 April 2020

Dined in this intimate restaurant back in December, where the food and service were lovely, not to mention some of the best bread I've ever had. Imagine my delight when they started offering a take away / delivery menu during the Singapore covid-19 circuit breaker....Savoured it during the first weekend, and it was so good. Nothing was lost with take away as compared to dining in at Rhubarb. Totally enjoyable and would encourage everyone to try the takeout. It is important to show our support to good and talented people who make magic in the kitchen during these challenging times. Hoping that in the not-so-distant future, I would be able to dine there again.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 8 April 2020

Be aware (and it's not clear on their website) that if you cancel your reservation at this restaurant less than 12 hours in advance, for whatever reason, they will charge you $50 PER HEAD. However good the food, that's outrageous.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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paul0108, Owner at Rhubarb, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2020

Dear marknicholson10, Thank you for your review. However, there's a few issues i would like to highlight.. Firstly, i take no satisfaction in charging any of my guests for last min cancellation/no show. Our cancellation policy is CLEARLY stated in our TERMS & CONDITIONS when...More

Reviewed 26 March 2020 via mobile

We had the chef surprise menu, but the chef came and chat with us. During this C19 my husband had 2 glasses of sant armettu white it as $20++ each. They charge us normal $52++ it was $80 per head after ++ the dishes were...light n refreshing. Highly recommend, if you are around the corner. Btw it has one Michelin star since has retained it ever since. For 4 straight years!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 26 March 2020

We have been several times to this innovative Michelin-star-worthy restaurant. Rhubarb was awarded 1 Star in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide and has retained it each year since, which says something of it consistency and high standards. We had the Chef Surprise lunch memu, and...again this time Chef Paul Longworth and his team exceeded our high expectation. Great value and service, and Chef Paul personally explained the main courses, which were all innovative well portioned and enjoyable. We will certainly be back soon. Highly recommended hidden gem!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from BKAussieTravelAddict | Reviewed this property |
They ask for dietary requirements so I am sure it is an option - they are very responsive and helpful so just email them
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Response from WongBen | Reviewed this property |
The price is for per pax
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Response from CorneliusfudgeGM | Reviewed this property |
We, as a couple, had pre dinner drinks, three courses with a reasonable wine and it came in at 450 SGD
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    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5