Purvis Street has several great places to eat. If you’re looking for decent French food without breaking the bank, Saveur offers a nice alternative.
Ambience, Service and the Staff
Saveur is on the street level of the many shophouses that grace Purvis Street. The interior of the restaurant is minimalist whitewashed walls, with segments of exposed whitewashed brickwork – completely intentional to give a sense of a hole in the wall. The furniture is simple and spartan giving a sense of being a down-to-earth place to get a good value meal.
The staff had us seated quickly, and menus are electronic via a QR code on the tables.
We made our reservations via Chope. Wednesday evening wasn’t particularly busy, with the restaurant being up to half capacity on the evening by the time we left.
There was a set meal option that we went for. We ordered French Onion Soup and Foie Gras as out starters, Duck Confit for our mains, and Crème brûlée for our desserts.
The service here was great. Our starters came out within 5 minutes. The french onion soup was comforting after a long day at work. The foie gras was beautifully presented. The duck confit was a very comforting meal, served with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and gravy. The duck was crispy, as the mashed potatoes were soft and moist.
The Crème Brûlée in particular stood out. The crust was well done, but not too hard that one squashed the dessert while trying to break through it. It was generously laced with vanilla bean flakes and was not too sweet.
The Price Point
Our bill came up to $120 for 2 people, and included beverages a bottle of water. Chope does offer discount vouchers depending on what day and time you come in to dine. They’re not applicable for set meals. This is a really good value French meal.
The Final Verdict
Saveur is an unpretentious French restaurant where one comes for a comforting meal. They offer a well lit and comfortable ambience which lends itself to being a great place to meet up with friends for a meal and some drinks, and casually catch up.
Address: 5 Purvis St, #01-04, Singapore 188584.
Phone Number: +65 6333 3121.