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5 recommended bistros to feel like it’s summer all over again!

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French summers stretch from July to August, and then it’s back to the daily grind from September.
If you wish to prolong that summer vibe, look no further. We’ve found the best outdoor places in Singapore to enjoy your after-work evenings with a glass of chilled wine on hand.
Read on for our 5 recommended bistros to feel like it’s summer all over again!

Merci Marcel – Parisian-café chic brunch spot in the day, stylish restaurant and wine bar at night in the heart of Tiong Bahru!

This stylish bistro evokes the spirit of French social dining by offering shared plates and cozy dining spaces, creating an ambience that is perfect for afternoon tête a tête meetings or a fancy girl’s night out.
Take our word that everything on their menu is delicious – their “tapas-style” dishes and refreshing cocktails make for a great time with good friends or a dinner date in the backdrop of Tiong Bahru’s charming quartier.
Some personal favourites include Duck Rillettes ($18), Good Cheese Tartar ($12), and aged cured 18th Bayonne Ham ($16)!
So Chic tip: Be sure to book the cosy outdoor eating area at the back of the restaurant!

Check their brand page to have more info here!

Wine Connection Cheese Bar – For cheese lovers and wine connoisseurs, paradise is found!

Well-stocked with affordable wines from the best wine regions in the world, order by the glass or bottle to pair cheese!
Here, you have a selection of over 40 matured farm cheeses that start from $19 for a platter, and if you are looking for a restaurant to try Raclette, you’ve come to the right place!

If you book a table for 4 to enjoy their traditional Raclette ($39 ++ per guest), they offer a complimentary bottle of Savoie Wine!
Bon appetit!

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L’Entrecôte Steak House Customs House – Come for the French aperitifs, stay for the view!

This classic Parisian Bistro offers a trio of French aperitifs you can savor before dinner, best enjoyed on their al fresco terrace overlooking the Marina Bay Promenade.
Sample the house drink Cuvée de L’Entrecôte ($12 per glass) from the bistro’s own winery in the south-east of France; Lillet Vive ($10 per glass), a refreshing wine-based tonic with mint, strawberry and cucumber that is perfect for the Singapore weather; and Ricard ($8 per glass), an anise-flavored aperitif perfect for the tropics.
To accompany your drinks, share a La Planche De Charcuteries et Fromages ($38++), a delicious medley of Camembert, Comte and Sainte-Maure cheeses, duck rillette, pâté en croûte, pistachio studded country pâté and duck foie gras terrine, complemented by a selection of nuts, condiments and especially, a warm baguette.

Check their brand page to have more info here!

Gaston Burgundy Bistro – An authentic journey in the famous wine region of Burgundy, France.

Say bonjour to Geoffrey, a Burgundy native and French cuisine aficionado, who is in charge of this cozy and regional French outdoor bistro!
He will recommend you many different authentic French dishes to try with a glass of red wine (of course!) – snails, jambon persille, famous gougeres (S$8). … simply irresistible!
You must try everything to feel like you’re travelling through Burgundy!
Plus, a fun fact: Geoffrey’s signature look is to wear the French Beret!

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Café and Bar Gavroche – A timeless experience of Paris that harks back to the early twentieth century.

Chef Frederic Colin invites you in his Parisian coffeehouse to sit back, relax, and enjoy the Parisian culture!

Choose your favorite aperitif to enjoy a good moment in good company, from typical French pastis ($14 for 4cl) to a range of organic, bio-dynamic wines.
If you are a pastis lover, Café Gavroche will satisfy you.
They stock over 35 types from the classic Ricard to artisanal ones.
If you prefer drinking a glass of wine, you are in the right place!
The bar has a large choice of artisanal winemakers in France (from $9/glass or $49/bottle)

The menu pays homage to the classics – Try their famous French Croque-monsieur ($16) or a sumptuous range of tartines (from $8 onwards) …we personally recommend their Brillat Savarin and Jam Tartine!

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