Located in the bustling street of Telok Ayer, Napoleon Food & Wine Bar is a lovely dining destination to wine and dine the evening away. A rustic-style restaurant with a passion to deliver high-end culinary and cultural experience, Napoleon offers a variety of scrumptious European dishes produced by Singaporean chef James Lin.
The intimate 42-seater restaurant is especially cosy in the evenings, and from what we’ve heard they’re very serious about their wines. With 32 exclusive French wines served by the Glass and Aﬀordable Grands Crus Selections for both amateur and wine connoisseurs. Customers will be embraced by the rich, warm tones of natural materials once they enter. The highlight, for those with a sense of humour, is the clever ‘French pocket design’ fashioned for the iPad menu and ordering system, inspired by the well-known historical fact that Napoleon favoured tucking his hand into his tunic.
Hand-cut Angus Beef Tartare – $30
We got to try some new menu items recently launched at Napolean, starting with a starter of Hand-cut Angus Beef Tartare. A classic appetizer though some of us may not be used to the finely chopped minced raw beef. Well-seasoned with capers, raw egg yolk, parmesan and topped with crispy truffle potatoes which was surprisingly addictive.
Homemade Foie Gras Terrine – $32
The Homemade Foie Gras Terrine was also a worthy mention – artfully plated and tasted rich and sweet. Served with Fruit Chutney, Monbazillac & Balsamic Reduction.
Roasted Angus Beef Tenderloin – $32
For the mains, we started with the Roasted Angus Beef Tenderloin. The slabs of beef tenderloin was very tender and we especially loved the Potato Gratin Dauphinois which was stacked beneath the beef. Served alongside a dash of carrot puree, it was an intricate balance of sweet and salty. Not forgetting we had a glass of bordeaux, St Emilion Grand Cru to go alongside, definitely ask for a wine recommendation from the friendly people at Napoleon.
Creamy Lobster Risotto – $36
Next was the Creamy Lobster Risotto, a creamy and rich dish to sinfully indulge in. Fairly decent in presentation, but it was simply flavoured with lobster chunks and the rice was tender to the touch.
Shrimps Truffle Capellini – $21
To round our choices from the mains, the Shrimps Truffle Capellini is a light dish to have which was not overwhelming, simply because of the type of thin pasta used. It was very well balanced with confit shrimps, seaweed and truffle oil.
Duo Chocolate – $12
The dessert items are something I always look forward to, and it truly did not disappoint. If you’ve already had a couple of drinks for the evening, consider trying their Duo of Chocolate. Priced quite affordably at $12, the combination of Chocolate Ganache and Mi-cuit Canele with Salted Caramel was simply to die for. It had all the surprising elements you can expect in a dessert, and more. Served with a scoop of Vanilla Gelato and a handful of ‘pop rocks’ which had the classic tingling sensation and popping as we took each bite.
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Napoleon Food & Wine Bar
206 Telok Ayer Street
Nearest MRT Station: Telok Ayer or Station Tanjong Pagar Exit G
Contact Number: +65 6221 9282
Weekdays: 6:00pm – midnight
Tuesday to Sunday: 08:00am -– 07:00pm
Monday to Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 10:45pm
Saturday: 6:00pm – midnight
Closed on Sunday
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A foodie at heart, Xue Wei’s passion for food and travel translates to her daily snippets of her affairs on her blog and Instagram. A quality that’s reflected in features like her ‘Best Matcha-places to go’ and ‘16 Must Eat Taiwan Food’ in collection, where she hunts out the best hits in all of the places she’s been to. When she isn’t chasing her love for food and adventure, she enjoys photography, travelling, volunteering and spending quality time with her family.