For lovebirds who are looking for a romantic restaurant to commemorate a special day, or couples who just feel like going on a more indulgent and pampering date than usual, Au Jardin, housed in a 1920s colonial bungalow tucked away in the heart of the Singapore Botanical Gardens, will be the best choice for you.
Au Jardin, which means ‘in the garden’ in French, is a restaurant under the Les Amis Group offering French fine dining. Upon entering the restaurant, one is first greeted for the bar area, which evokes a mysterious and dignified air with its subdued lighting (low lights accented by green retro lamps) and plush leather armchairs. The dining area is a completely different experience — a generous amount of natural light streaming in from the windows sets off the tasteful white interiors perfectly. The mostly glass facade is also great for taking in the green surroundings of the botanical gardens while you enjoy your meal. Apart from the exquisite menu selection, wine connoisseurs will be delighted to know that Au Jardin carries more than 1,200 labels of wine — for the best recommendations on what would best complement your meal, check with the experienced sommelier.
A four-course lunch starts from S$45, while a five-course dinner can set you back by about S$100 per person. (Ala carte menus available too.) Of greater interest to our couples, Au Jardin has also come up with special Valentine’s Day lunch (S$65 per person onwards) and dinner menus. For dinner, indulge in a seven-course meal in the romantic and private ambience of the restaurant’s balcony at S$560 for two persons! (Reservations for the main hall will start from S$460 for two persons.)