Well-known for classic and value-for-money Steak Frites and French cuisine, Les Bouchons soft-opened its latest west-side outpost in the serene and lush Rochester Park area.
Venue: 10 Rochester Park, Rochester Commons, Singapore 139221
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: From 10 am
Les Bouchons at Rochester Commons (‘Les Bouchons Rochester’) is housed in an iconic black and white bungalow built in the 1940s. It is surrounded by a verdant al fresco area that showcases a pétanque court – rarely seen in Singapore – where guests are invited to immerse themselves in the French boules sport with an ice-cold pastis (an anise-based spirit) over a languid weekend afternoon.
Staying true to its roots, Les Bouchons continues to serve what it does best, and then some, in an outstanding new venue, alongside its popular outlets at Ann Siang Road and Robertson Quay.
Synonymous with Les Bouchons are its skillfully executed steaks. Indulge your steak cravings with an excellent Grilled Black Angus Rib Eye with “Vigneron” Butter ($50) – Australian beef jazzed up with a homemade vigneron butter (shallot butter with white wine) or; Extra Tender Angus Beef Fillet ($50) – a well-cut piece of meat that is full of flavour and perfect with homemade sauces – Black Pepper (a creamy sauce enhanced with cognac); Blue Cheese, Porcini and Mustard ($6 each).
For the ultimate indulgence, the Giant “Côte de Boeuf” 1kg – Angus Prime Rib for 2 ($138) is a sight for the eyes and kingly reward for the stomach. A fun option to satisfy all at the table is the Surf & Turf Platter for 2 ($85) – Extra Tender Angus Beef Filet, Lamb Merguez & Jumbo Prawns.
The affordably priced Plats and À Partager sections also includes a Mixed Salad and free flow of homemade French fries to accompany your choice of quality meats.
In addition to popular signatures, diners of Les Bouchons Rochester can also look forward to new and exclusive items.
French Ceps Soup with Truffle Oil
Delicious new entrées include French Ceps Soup with Truffle Oil ($16); French Heirloom Beetroot Salad ($17) and a Sausage Platter of Lamb Merguez and homemade Pork Truffles Sausages (2 pieces each) served with Dijon mustard ($24).
New additions to the Plats section include Grilled Beef Wagyu Onglet ($58); Grilled Lamb Chop with Herbes de Provence ($48); and Poulet aux 40 Gousses d'Ail – Traditional 40 Garlic Roasted Chicken ($32).
Grilled Lamb Chop with Herbes de Provence
While Les Bouchons is famed for its meats, it is also keen to showcase beautifully-cooked seafood such as the showstopping Catch of the Day 800g-1kg featuring a great Atlantic seabass from Canary Islands ($88) – served with sauce vierge (a French sauce made from diced tomatoes, olive oil, fresh herbs, and lemon juice), mixed salad and free-flow homemade fries for two. The choices will change according to the season’s best.
The thoughtfully crafted menu also features vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free options – notably an Impossible Steak Haché 200g ($32) – along with the newly-added Gluten-Free Sliced Bread ($5).
A small Kids Menu of Mini Beef Burger, French Fries and Fresh Fruit Juice ($12) and Chicken Nuggets (5pcs), French Fries and Fresh Fruit Juice ($12) is also available. Soon to be launched will be the Breakfast and Teatime menus.
Personally sourced by Pinaki and placed on a wine list curated by Reuben & Group Sommelier Guillaume Pace, the wines are among the most affordable for its quality in Singapore, including numerous labels that are imported directly by the L’Angelus Group and are exclusively available at its restaurants. This process ensures that the customer benefits from cost savings, while enjoying wine that has arrived in a perfect condition. A must-try exclusive is the Jean Vesselle, Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs de BOUZY Brut Nature 2013 ($188).
The list of approximately 100 labels will include old and new world, rare and vintage selections, with 80% from France, ensuring that there is something to imbibe at any time of the day. Highlights include a selection of ready-to-drink Bordeaux Grand Crus Classés such as Margaux 1982, Saint-Julien 1990, Saint-Émilion 2000, an organic rosé from Chêne Bleu ($78), and the Couvent des Jacobins Le Menut des Jacobins Saint Émilion 2013 at an attractive launch price of $108 (UP $138), among others. Those who prefer to order by the glass may expect an excellent selection of whites, reds, rosés and sparkling.
Prominently sited at the junction of Rochester Park and Vista Exchange Green, right opposite Star Vista, Les Bouchons at Rochester Commons is a beacon of French lifestyle.
The cosy space within is decorated with distinctive French-style posters and artefacts all personally sourced by Pinaki. Upstairs, the walls are decorated with as many as 2000 wine bottles reminiscent of a wine cellar, detailing an epic journey of wine. Outdoor seating is available on both levels.
In a charming ode to French culture, Les Bouchons at Rochester Commons celebrates the quintessential South of France pastime of pétanque and pastis. While engaging in a game that involves throwing metallic balls as close as possible to a small ball known as a cochonnet, participants would typically enjoy a drink or two of pastis between turns.
The garden serves as the pétanque court while artisanal Pastis from Liquoristerie de Provence which is sourced and imported directly by L'Angélus Group will be available soon from March onwards.
Address: 810 Rochester Park, Rochester Commons, Singapore 139221
Telephone: +65 6904 8972
10 am to 11.45 am (coming soon)
Tue - Fri: 12 pm - 2 pm
Sat - Sun: 12 pm - 3 pm
2 pm - 5 pm (coming soon)
Tue - Thu: 6 pm - 10 pm (Last order: 9.30 pm)
Fri - Sat: 6 pm - 10.30 pm (Last order: 10 pm)
Sun: 5 pm - 9 pm (Last order: 8.30 pm)
Image credits Les Bouchons