L’Angelus

Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup. – “Eat well, laugh often, love abundantly.” Instead of “live well”, the French say “eat well” (Mangez bien). 

In May 2015, we kicked off our debut Six dinner at L‘Angelus on Club Street. Established since 1998, there’s a good reason (if not more) this cosy little nook still owns it in Singapore after 17 years. The evening’s menu was specially tailored by hosts, Will-I-Ham and G.licious together with restaurant manageress, Jasmine Lo.


Menu

Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Pre-Dinner Champagne
Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut
Pre-Dinner Champagne
Foie Gras frais de canard des Landes, poêlé façon Angélus Pan- fried duck liver 'Angelus' style
Foie Gras frais de canard des Landes, poêlé façon Angélus
Pan- fried duck liver ‘Angelus’ style
Tartare de boeuf au couteau «devant vous», frites Beef tartare seasoned to your likening, with fries
Tartare de boeuf au couteau «devant vous», frites
Beef tartare seasoned to your likening, with fries
Sorbet Sherbet
Sorbet
Sherbet
Confit de canard des Landes, chips maison façon sarladaise Duck confit with potato chips ‘sarladaise’ in goose fat
Confit de canard des Landes, chips maison façon sarladaise
Duck confit with potato chips ‘sarladaise’ in goose fat
Creme Brulee (2)
La crème brulée à la vanille Bourbon de Madagascar The traditional crème brulée with Madagascar fresh vanilla

Coffee/ Tea


Reviews

Scoring based on individual's opinion.
Scoring based on individual’s opinion.

Will-I-Ham says…

(1) Venue: 7.0 – Nicely Frenched, decked up with quaint and mostly tasteful accessories with mood lighting, but some areas seemed a little too dark for comfort. (2) Taste: 6.5 – Foie Gras was fresh and juicy fried to just the right consistency, steak tartare had just a little too much tomato which made it overly tangy… A dollop more Dijon mustard and pinch of chives could have evened out the taste. Duck Confit was just a tad too fat for my liking but the taste was authentic. The creme brûlée finale was excellent and probably the best dish of the night. (3) Service: 6.8 – The manager was very friendly and accommodating. (4) Value: 6.5 – wouldn’t call it best value for money, but then again would have been pleasantly surprised if the bill turned up any lower…Final bill around $150/pax with wine. (around 4-5 glasses per pax.)

G.licious says…

(1) Venue 7.0- The place is comfortable and cosy. I like that it’s not too bright which is kinda romantic. Décor is very French, from wall paintings and furnishings to the front porch decked out like a Parisian sidewalk café. (2) Taste 6.0- Firstly, portions were pretty generous. I liked the foie gras which was seared nicely. The accompanying sweet balsamic dressing was perfect for the tender liver which melts in the mouth. We entrusted the server to prepare the beef tartare the best way it should be, and unfortunately it turned out too ketchupy! It seems every condiment mixed in was a tad too much making it overwhelming on the palate. The natural flavour of the beef was no longer present. The duck confit looked terribly dry when served, but it was surprisingly really tender. However, it was too plain and needed a sauce badly to bring out the overall taste. Upon our suggestion, the chef swiftly whipped up a classic orange jus and Voilà! Duck was complete! The crème brulée (served in a dish as large as my hand!) was delicious! The surface was perfectly torched to a nice crunch and the crème just melts down your throat! (3) Service 7.0- Polite, efficient and professional. No complaints. (4) Value 6.5- A little expensive at $150 per person. Even though we were stuffed (as portions were huge), and taste was reasonable, the variety of food is common and in my opinion, needn’t demand this price tag. I’d still return though.. but taking care not to over order!

Tutu Kueh says…

(1) Venue 7.5-  authentic atmosphere and simple and yet comfortable. Feels like some brasserie in France. (2) Taste 7-  They were extremely generous with yummy Foie Gras portion. I found the steak tartare with just a tad too much ketchup. I know cause was done table side was quite a treat. The Duck Confit needed a sauce badly and the great thing the chef obliged and whipped up a blood orange sauce in 10 mins…impressive! !! I  absolutely loved the sorbet..nice! Overall they were very generous and that is not coming with French food. (3) Service 7.0- The manager was friendly and helped us quite a bit in the service. What can I say..service in Singapore is service in Singapore. Can’t really expect too much.(4) Value 6.5-  For 6 coursse you paying $150 really is average and not totally value for money except for the large portions. Total experience is dinner that I would come back for next year.

Tonguerchi says…

(1) Venue 7.0 – Comfortable atmosphere and located near many bars for after dinner drinks (2) Taste: 5.5 – They were extremely generous with yummy Foie Gras portion. I found the steak tartare a little hard to swallow on its own and I wasn’t too impressed by the Duck Confit. I kinda felt these would have been better off stuffed between slices of bread and made into sandwiches. I absolutely loved the sorbet tho (3) Service 6.0 – The servers were not too conversant and didn’t engage us at all. Thank goodness the manager was friendlier (4) Value: 6.5 – great place to treat a loved one or close friends who need a long drawn dinner with wine in a cosy quiet space. Make sure to bring your own conversation and entertainment. The music sucked and dinner would be ruined without good chatty company.

Just-Eat-Lah says…

(1) Venue 6.5- European-esq atmosphere (2) Taste 6.8- As expected of an established French restaurant (3) 7 -Attentive n professional (4) 6- Do u know how many Laksas, Chay Kway Teow n Nasi Lemak the amount constituted..? 😝😝😝

Kit Cat says…

(1) Venue 7- nice & cozy ambience. (2) Taste 7.5- Very good créme brûlée, texture was smooth, v. creamy & not too sweet. Foie gras was moist and nicely done. (3) Service 6.5- Service was good but nothing extraordinary (4) Value 8.5-  Value for $, portions for beef tar tar, créme brûlée, foie gras was a generous serving.

So there you go! Cheers to a successful night of fine wine, food, company, conversations, and of course the candid debate on why and how we graded the evening. Til the next Six dinner, here are more photos, all captured with our trusty smart phones 😉

Ambience at L’Angelus is relaxing, cosy and romantic. “Feels just like a brasserie in France.” Tutu Kueh
L’Angelus is relaxing, cosy and romantic. “Feels just like a brasserie in France.” Tutu Kueh
We pretty much became an anti-social bunch when the Foie Gras arrived!
Pretty much became an anti-social bunch when the Foie Gras arrived!
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” James Beard Raise your glasses! Cheers to our debut dinner! May there be many, many more!
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” James Beard
Raise your glasses! Cheers to our debut dinner! May there be many, many more!
AllaboutSix was here!
AllaboutSix was here!

L’Angelus @ 85 Club St, Singapore 069453

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