Poulet

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For Chicken Lovers
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
4.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
If you like chicken, you will like Poulet. It's as simple as that. With everything from roast chicken to delicious Pissaladiere (which is basically pizza except with a flaky pastry), Poulet gives you quality French cooking, though chicken is truly the star.
I really enjoy eating their Pissaladiere- roasted chicken, sweet and savoury sauce, topped with tomatoes and veg… it’s light, but it’s filling. However, they serve it on a wooden board, and due to the flaky nature of the pastry, crumbs get everywhere. Or maybe I’m just a messy eater.
My one quibble with Poulet is that their food, while delicious, is rather pricey. So it’s definitely somewhere you’d go to on special occasions or when you’re in for a treat.
SY
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Great casual French dining
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I've always associated French cuisine with the fancy but odd (it's the escargots, I tell you), but my virgin attempt at trying out French food turned out to be quite a pleasant experience under the homage of Poulet.

Given that it was our first time trying out French cuisine, much less Poulet, my mother and I turned to the service staff for recommendations, and we were prompted to try out their signature Roti chicken. Indeed, their signature roasted chicken was tender and easy on the chew, and the creamy sauce that came with the dish complemented the chicken meat surprisingly well. However, perhaps this dish is best enjoyed when shared with family or friends, as a little into the second half of the chicken meat, I started feeling a tad queasy from the excess cream sauce.

I tried out the escargots as well - I mean, if I'm going French, go big or go home right? The meat was chewy, and even though I'm not typically one to eat vegetables, the pesto herb sauce and tomato that accompanied the snail meat was surprisingly tasty and compelling.

Also, I'd recommend the mashed potatoes at Poulet. I suppose one wouldn't typically associate French dining with mashed potatoes, but truly, Poulet has the most delicious mashed potatoes I've ever tasted in the entirety of my living!

Overall, a worthy restaurant to visit if you're feeling up to some French food, and if you have some spare cash to spend!

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Affordable French-themed Bistro
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I just found my recent new love for Escargot. The savoury garlic butter is my absolute favourite and what makes this dish unique is the Tomato fondue that gives an extra oomph! The price is reasonable for half a dozen.

We ordered the whole chicken for Poulet Roti because it's more worth it! The chicken was roasted to the perfect level and the meat was really tender and soft. I usually detest chicken breast due to its tough texture, but I finished the whole chicken till the last bits! Their home-made Mushroom sauce was a fantastic addition to the chicken as it was so rich and creamy! I wish I could have one pot of sauce so that I can drown the whole chicken in.

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Average Spent Per Person:
23
Best Part:
Poulet Roti
Branch Location:
Bugis Plus
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
MC
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Truffle Mash Please
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3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
3.5
For less than $20 for half a roti chicken, Poulet seems like a good deal. However, the chicken alone is never enough to fill me up, not that i'm complaining cos this means I feel less guilty about ordering their AMAZING truffle mash potatoes!!!

The potatoes are whipped to the perfect consistency and the truffle taste is always strong and not just a light perfume. It goes perfectly with the cream sauce of the the chicken that is a lot more subtle. My only gripe is that the skin of my chicken was not crispy when I had it, and soggy chicken skin is just plain gross.
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mega love~
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Poulet's roasted spring chicken is really awesome. The saltiness of the chicken complemented the cream sauce very well. The chicken skin was crispy and the meat tender. However, I tend to get quite sick of the cream sauce towards the end of the meal. So, it would be a good idea to share and order some sides which are pretty good too. We usually order the sautéed mushrooms that comes with an egg at the top. Their recent newly added dish was the truffled mash potato which gave me more reason to eat at poulet. I love everything truffle. The truffled mash potato was so smooth and the truffle taste was distinct but not too overpowering.

I have also heard many good reviews on their tiramisu. But it wasn't to my liking. It was too creamy and wet. This is especially so after a creamy chicken meal.

Their menu is quite limited and I am hoping to see more innovative creations for their signature spring chicken. Overall, Poulet is a good place for chicken lovers and their prices are pretty reasonable for that quality of food.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Signature roasted chicken
Branch Location:
vivocity
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
TT
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Affordable French food
Overall Score 
 
4.0
My friends have been raving about Poulet since forever, but the queues at all the outlets have always been insanely long, so I only managed to try it out recently on a random weekday afternoon.

My favourite dish (and probably majority of everyone else's) will probably be the Chicken Roti. The skin of the chicken is roasted till crispy, yet the meat inside remains extremely soft and tender. The sauce is really light and delicious too, which goes well with the chicken. Also, I like their mashed potato, which is really fluffy and creamy. However, one serving is quite huge and you'll probably get sick of it halfway through eating, so it'll be better to share it with other friends. Another dish worth mentioning would be their Tiramisu, which is so huge that it can be shared among 3-4 people. The tiramisu is really well done with the right amount of sweetness.
The other dishes didn't leave too much of an impression on me.

All in all, Poulet is a casual dining place that offers great food at affordable prices. Will definitely be going back for the their roasted chicken and tiramisu.

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
Best Part:
chicken roti
Branch Location:
Bugis+
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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amazing roast chicken
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3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
3.5
Poulet's signature roast chicken is simply amazing - possibly the best I've ever tasted. The skin is incredibly thin and crisp. Some bits practically shatter when you bite into them. The chicken itself is very juicy and tender. I'm not a fan of chicken breast, as it can be dry and tasteless, but that's not the case in Poulet! Even the traditionally less appetising chicken part was delicious, very moist and flavourful. In other words, every single bit of the chicken is a pure joy to eat.

Often, sauces can come across as an afterthought for a dish - something that doesn't focus on adding to the dish itself, or is there just because. Well, the cream sauce served with the roast chicken exceeds expectations. Creamy, with a generous serving of juicy mushrooms, and not too salty, it's good enough to eat on its own! In fact, my brother makes sure every drop is finished, regardless of whether there's still chicken left or not.

I'd also recommend the tiramisu-in-a-jar. The cream is light and fluffy, not too thick or heavy, and its not too sweet on the whole. I wasn't too impressed with the apple tart though. It was recommended by the staff, but I found it unremarkable.

The service at Poulet is also impeccable, with the staff generally being cheerful and very accommodating at both the Bugis and Bedok branches.

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
Best Part:
chicken
Branch Location:
bugis, bedok
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
RL
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Savoury French cuisines - though in small portions
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
2.5
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Score 
 
3.5
I had always been tempted to try out Poulet - given the snaking long queues that one can easily see happening at many outlets. Having heard so many praises from friends and food blogs, I thought, why not give it a try? So I seized the opportunity to organise a Christmas meal there to try out its star dish - Poulet Rosti.

To be honest, with the sky-high expectations set by many reviews and blogs, I was underwhelmed by the overall presentation of the poulet rosti. Don't get me wrong here - I did enjoy the dish, the chicken was indeed well-cooked and the mushroom broth was particularly addictive. But hey, don't we expect any of our restaurants or hawker stalls to give us well-cooked chicken? In this vein, there was really nothing much to rave or be wow-ed about.

Now they do offer a wide variety of French cuisines, and kudos to that. This should be seen in light with new eateries like Saveur - which help to make French food more accessible to the average Singaporean. But this should not come at a compromise for the excellent taste that the French cuisines have been well known for. This is where poulet has failed to live up to the name of French food - and to that extent, left me hoping for more.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Poulet Rosti
Branch Location:
Raffles City
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
The poulet rosti - too much hype!
DC
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Amazing, Affordable French Cuisine
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
4.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Styled as a quick-service, casual eatery serving hearty and rustic French comfort food, Poulet has drawn in the crowds with its pleasing concept and affordable pricing. Poulet, which means Chicken in French, has grown since its was established in 2012, and now has several outlets islandwide in Singapore.

Ambience at Poulet is modern, contemporary French bistro style. Comfortable, wooden tables and classic elegant chairs adorn the typically tight layout and small floor space of each outlet. There isn't much decor, as the open concept of Poulet leaves little space to hang items, but the open kitchen provides a welcome distraction whilst waiting for your food.

The open concept uses empty space to counter the tight layout and small floor area, making it seem less cramped than it really is. The open kitchen is attractive, especially for its Rotisserie grills / ovens, where plump chicken roast in the background.

Fortunately, you wouldn't have to wait long for food at Poulet. Service is quick and efficient, almost like clockwork, orders are taken and served fast. This owes no small part to the overlap of ingredients in many dishes, as the base sauce and / or vegetables turn up in many of their offerings. Staff at Poulet are friendly and welcoming, with good product knowledge, but don't expect to carry too much conversation with them, due to the near constant stream of customers dining here.

Food at Poulet is hearty and tasty, with each dish thoughfully presented and arranged beautifully. Prices per dish are relatively reasonable, and cheaper than most other French restaurants, at around SGD $10 for an appetizer / starter, around SGD $18 - $22 for a main dish, and around SGD $12 for a dessert. The majority of main dishes at Poulet are carbohydrate-free and rather light, you'll have to order the carbohydrates / starch (Mashed Potato, French Fries) separately as a side dish.

The traditional French Onion Soup, or Soupe A L'oignon, has onions stewed till soft in a rich and savoury beef soup / broth, with croutons and herbs as a garnish. I like that the soup isn't too overpowering in taste, and has the right thickness and consistency without being too filling.

The creamy Mushroom Soup uses finely strained diced fresh mushrooms, which lend an earthy aroma to the savoury soup / broth. The cream isn't too thick, and the croutons add a nice texture to balance, although I felt it would have been better if the mushrooms chunks were included.

The Escargot De Bourgogne, or Burgundy Snails, are served in a powerful almond garlic butter and tomato fondue. The half dozen snails are lovely and hot, while the dual sauce lends an interesting contrast to the taste, though the excessive amount of garlic may be off-putting to some.

The signature dish Poulet Roti, or Roasted Chicken, is poultry (half or whole chicken) brined for 1 full day in a traditional French recipe, then placed in the rotisserie grill to slow roast. This turns the chicken skin to a beautiful crisp golden brown, while the meat within still remains tender, juicy and moist. It is served on a bed of spinach and a creamy, savoury mushroom chardonnay sauce.

The rich Beef Oxtail De Burguignon, or Beef Oxtail In Burguignon Wine, differs from the traditional Beef Bourguignon by using beef oxtail instead of beef ribs or beef brisket. However, it still retains the use of the other ingredients, such as carrots, onions and Burgundy red wine. The slow pressure cooking method makes the beef meat absolutely fall off the bone and super tender, while the rich, savoury beef sauce enhances the overall dish. Very good!

The Braise De Canard, or Braised Duck, is rather one-note compared to the other fantastic dishes here. While I like the tangy sweet addition of the cranberries, the actual duck meat itself is rather dry, despite being tender. Fortunately, the sweet, savoury wine sauce helps to salvage the dryness of the duck meat. Skip this and go for the other dishes instead.

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Average Spent Per Person:
32
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
Escargot De Bourgogne
Braise De Canard
Country Side Mushroom Soup
Poulet Roti
French Onion Soup
Oxtail De Burguignon
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Time to jump on the bandwagon!
Overall Score 
 
3.5
After seeing long queues week after week outside the Bugis+ outlet of Poulet, I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, and get my first taste of affordable french cuisine.

I know you’re probably more interested in the food, but we need to take a moment to just appreciate the setting of the outlet at Bugis+. I was there on a weekday afternoon, and there were practically no other patrons around. Honestly, the ambience was so nice, and it’s just the perfect place to chill and catch up with friends! I absolutely love the décor – from the tiles to the tables and chairs, everything just goes so well together (Yes, even that kinda-awkward-looking plant right smack in the middle of the restaurant) Okay yes, now, on to the food.

I’m not sure what exactly I was expecting when I entered Poulet, but it’s given me a delightful surprise. I started off with the mushroom soup, which I really, really enjoyed. It was so flavourful, and the thickness was just right. I would’ve ordered more, if I had not been saving space for my chicken! And it’s a good thing I did, too, because the chicken completely blew me away. The chicken on its own was already tasty, but with the Mushroom Chardonnay Sauce, it was THE BOMB.

I’d say that Poulet is reasonably-priced, but it’s more for the occasional treat, as the portion is preeeetty small, considering the price paid. But hey, what’s a little indulgence, right?
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