Le Saint Julian, an elegant and fine-dining French Restaurant at the Fullerton Boathouse. The view from the restaurant overlook the Esplanade and Sinagpore River. Do request seats by the window!
The Executive chef/ owner Julien Bompard went over to Julien Bompard at The Ascott and would head the kitchen during Dinner time. St Julien is now head by Stephane , the Chef de Cuisine.
Set Lunch Menu
Set lunch menu is priced @ $58++ and the menu changes monthly. Do take note that the portions are small and normally they do not showcase their best in their set lunch menu.
I had the set lunch but top up for the Signature Lobster Bisque.
Choice of Sourdough/ French baguette. I had the latter as I do not like the flaxseeds in the sourdough bread.
The baguette is crusty and had a chewy texture. It would be better if serve warm.
Nyon Olive Oil
The sommelier highlighter the olive oil, Nyon, which is from the chef’s hometown.
Not too bad, it taste similar to the Olive oil from Italy.
Signature Lobster Bisque ($28++)
This is a ”MUST-TRY” ! Do not leave St.Julien without trying this Lobster Bisque. Initially I had the set lunch which does not include the Lobster Bisque but since this is highly recommended, I decided to top up to try it.
The Lobster bisque uses everything from The Lobster- Head, Tail, meat…etc. They woould actually serve the bowl with lobster meat, , aioli and gruyere to you and pour the bisque over. By doing this, you could actually smell the aroma of the bisque.
The Lobster bisque is rich and full of flavour. It is slightly smooth and creamy, this is one of the best Bisque that I have ever tried. They used quality ingredients in making this bisque to ensure it brings out the richness of the flavour of Lobster. This serves as a excellent starter before proceeding to the mains.
Le Saint Julien Mesclun Salad
This isn’t the usual salad leaves that you can always find/get .
The salad leaves were imported (unsure of the country) and this simple salad is refreshing!
It consits of finely chopped onions, mini radish, cherry tomatoes and belgium endives tossed in Lemon dressing / Walnut oil.
I like the simplicity and the quality of the salad leaves is one that I am looking for!
Grilled Snapper with spinach & fennel sauce with thyme
This was my choice of mains. Other popular choices would be the capellini pasta and Beef Tenderloin.
Choice of snapper/ barranmundi
This was not a wise choice…
The fish fillet actually contains some fish bones and even fish scales! This is the first time I had ever encounter eating fish scales in a fine-dining restauarnt.
There were some plus points as well:
1) The fish meat is quite soft and tender
2) I like the simple fennel and thyme sauce
Other than that, this was just an average dish, not something that I would return for.
Petite 4( Almond Financier & Chocolate truffles)
Some sweets to end…
The almond financier is crispy and has rasyberry jam in bewteen.
I simply love the chocolate truffles, they used good quality chocolate thus it has a bitter sweet taste and melts in my mouth. Yums!
It taste even better when you ahd it with a cuppa of coffee!
Some Hits & Misses here… the lobster bisque is a ”must-try”.
The attentive sommelier and Edith, the owner of St. Julien makes the dining experience pleasant plus the nice view of Sinagpore!
Keep it up!