The French Stall set the trend of selling restaurant fare at a coffeeshop or hawker stall. You won’t find air-conditioning here, but what you will find is decent French food at very affordable prices. The pan-fried foie gras; escargots; grilled sirloin steak; and giant profiterole with hot chocolate sauce have kept these guys in business for years.
This quaint, unassuming cross between a restaurant and a kopitiam has been serving French food in the surburbs since 2000. The menu is no-frills with a la carte and set meals.
For entrées, we had the mushroom salad and the French onion soup, which unfortunately were a bit of a let-down. The soup was a bit bland, and the salad lacked mushrooms. Our main course, however, lived up to expectations. The executive salmon set was good value for money, with such fresh sweet salmon that we felt that it could have done without the red wine sauce. The grilled beef entrecote with black pepper sauce and tasty stirfried potato wedges was evenly cooked, juicy and tender. The crème caramel was a worthy dessert, but the smooth and creamy honey cheesecake that was part of our set was better.
There's nice French fare here—but just go straight to the main courses.
The French Stall has rebranded to TFS Bistrot.
|Address:||TFS Bistrot, 544 Serangoon Rd., Singapore, Singapore|
|Open since:||March, 2000|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun noon-2pm, 3-10pm|
|Nearest train||Farrer Park|
|Parking available: at Serangoon Rd.|
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