Les Bouchons is known for classic and value-for-money Steak Frites and French cuisine. Its latest outpost is in the serene and lush Rochester Park area, housed in a beautiful two-storey bungalow surrounded by a verdant al fresco area showcasing a pétanque court. Prior to visiting Les Bouchons, I had little idea of the pétanque, but learnt a thing or two after my visit. In short, it is a boules game that involves throwing metallic balls as close as possible to a small ball known as cochonnet. I was told that the French usually play the sport whilst indulging in ice-cold pastis (an anise-based spirit).

Working closely with Executive Chef Mickael Cornac, Chef Nelson Chua (formerly from Atout and Au Petit Salut), guests can expect a range of quality meats and sides.

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Introducing a couple of new (and currently exclusive to Les Bouchons Rochester Commons) dishes, we had the Foie-Gras Terrine served with Onion Chutney and Toast ($26). 
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I recommend the French Ceps Soup with Truffle Oil ($16) if you love truffle or happen to be visiting on a rainy day, as I did.  The soup is comforting, creamy enough to warm you up and complements the complimentary bread served on the side.
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Another recommended appetiser I recommend would be the French Heirloom Beetroot Salad ($17).  The beetroot used taste fresh and without the usual earthy or bitter aftertaste that one would usually expect when eating beetroot raw.  Instead, this salad is one colourful and refreshing treat. 
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Moving on the mains, we had the Grilled Sirloin Wagyu – Japanese Hokkaido Black Wagyu MB +6/7 ($78), Grilled Pork Chop ($44 for 400g) and the Catch of the Day ($88 for approximately 800g to 1kg). 
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Starting off with the Singature, the Wagyu Beef Sirloin is directly imported from Hokkaido, Japan.  The recommended doneness for this is “medium” but do note that the way this was served tend to be a little less done (so tend towards “medium rare” instead of “medium”) – so feel free to let the chef know if you prefer your meats less rare.  We love this main the most, it was tender, flavourful and everything you can ask for in a good piece of red meat. 
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Our catch of the day was the Great Atlantic Seabass from Canary Island.  This was well-executed with herbs stuffed within the fish and there are more dimensions to the dish when devouring the meat.
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As for the desserts, the Creme Brûlée ($13) is a nod to tradition – sweet, creamy, indulgent. 
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Rounded the meal with a homemade Double Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice-Cream ($15) – an indulgent treat indeed.  

Le Bouchon is located right opposite Star Vista and at the junction of Rochester Park and Vista Exchange Green; a stone-throw away from Buona Vista MRT.  For those driving, there are parking lots nearby at Rochester Mall or Star Vista.  

Budget per person: $40 – 60
  • Les Bouchons Rochester

  • Phone
    +65 6904 8972
  • Address
    10 Rochester Park, Rochester Commons, Singapore 139221
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