About André Chiang

Taiwanese born Chef Andre Chiang started his culinary career when he moved to the south of France at the age of 15. After 15 years of training under the masters of French Nouvelle cuisine such as Pierre Gagnaire, Pascal Barbot, Jacques & Laurent Pourcel, and Michel Troisgros, today Chef Andre is one of the most influential Chefs in the World.

Chef Andre has researched how our capacity to taste food is influenced by our memory banks, through the personal experiences we acquire over time. This has led him to develop a culinary principle – OCTAPHILOSOPHY – based on eight primary characteristics: Unique, Texture, Memory, Pure, Terroir, Salt, South and Artisan – the backbone of the creative process at Restaurant ANDRE. The OCTAPHILOSOPHY book is one of the most beautiful books documenting this spontaneous style of cooking and creation in 365 days at Restaurant ANDRE.

Restaurant ANDRE was recently ranked #14 World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017 and has been on the coveted list since opening in 2010. Joining Restaurant ANDRE at #2 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 and Best Restaurant in Singapore, are his restaurants Burnt Ends Singapore at #10, and RAW Taipei at #24 and Best Restaurant in Taiwan.

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The Restaurant

Restaurant ANDRÉ welcomed its first guest in October 2010. An intimate three-storey heritage shop house was built around 1930, situated in Bukit Pasoh road offering 30 seats everyday. Restaurant André sees the illustrious chef continue his focus on using fresh artisan produce selected by artisans daily to create spontaneous culinary art that reflects his roots in Southern French nouvelle cuisine.

The restaurant is also a showcase for Chef André’s artistic talents, especially his passion for pottery. The chef draws inspiration from his delicately crafted plates, chairs and art pieces which are on display throughout the restaurant.

Restaurant André is not only the best restaurant in Singapore but also carries the legacy of another history of Singapore, and the best kept secret of the restaurant where the original building was called "Laycock & Ong", the very first law firm in Singapore that Mr. Lee Kuan Yew - Singapore's most respected Mentor Minister used to work as a lawyer.


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The Brigade

There are a total of 12 different nationalities spread across a team of 25. As a team, we work without shift, and only with responsibility.

We learn, share and respect our cultural differences, communicating in one common language to encourage team bonding and foster team spirit.

Selected Accolades

Year
Accolade

2012

World’s 100 Best Restaurants
#68

G Awards - The Peak Selections:
Gourmet & Travel
Best Dinner Experience of the Year
Most Innovative Menu of the Year

World Gourmet Series Award of Excellence
Chef of the Year
New Restaurant of the Year

GQ Taiwan
Men of the Year

2013

Elite Traveller
15 Most Influential Chefs of the Next Decade

World's 50 Best Restaurants
#38
Best Restaurant in Singapore

Asia's 50 best Restaurants
#5
Best Restaurant in Singapore

G Restaurant Awards - The Peak Selections:
Gourmet & Travel
Best Restaurant of the Year

2014

World’s 50 Best Restaurants
#37

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants
#6
Best Restaurant in Singapore
Chef's Choice Award

G Restaurant Awards - The Peak Selections:
Gourmet & Travel
Restaurant of The Year

2015

The Culture Trip Singapore 2015
Local Favourites

World's 50 Best Restaurants
#46

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 
#5
Best Restaurant in Singapore

2016

Singapore Tatler
50 Disruptive Talents Reinventing Singapore and the World

World’s 50 Best Restaurants
#32

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants
#3
Best Restaurant in Singapore

Le Chef's List
Top 100 Best Chefs in the World 2016

Year
Accolade

2009

The Straits Times
Top 10 Most Influence Power List 2009 - #9
Best Restaurant of The Year

The Sunday Times
44 Reasons to Love Singapore
Best Restaurant of the Year
Best Dish of the Year
Best Food of the Year

Wine & Dine
Best Restaurant in Singapore
House of Stars (3 stars)

CNNgo
Top 3 Gourmet Eateries in Singapore
Top 10 people to look out for

La Tribune, France
Best Restaurant in Singapore

La Martiniere, France
87 Grands Chefs Etoilés

2010

CNNgo
Singapore's Best New Restaurant

Modern Luxury Magazines, USA
Must-Visit Restaurant in Singapore

Vogue Taiwan
Power 10 List (Top 10 People to Watch)

World's Best 50 Restaurants 2010
Jaan Par Andre #39

World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2010
Restaurant of the Year - Jaan Par Andre

Madrid Fusion
Singapore representative - Jaan Par Andre

Food and Travel Magazine
80 Best of Asia

DestinAsian
Singapore's New Flavour 2010

2011

The New York Times
10 Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride

Wallpaper Magazine
One of the World's Best Young Chefs
Singapore Revealed, Architecture & Food

International Herald Tribune
Inspired Dining 2011 - Top Chefs and Spots
around the Globe

World's 100 Best Restaurants
#100

Omnivore Food Festival Deauville, France
Singapore representative - Restaurant ANDRE

G Award - Gourmet & Travel Magazine
Best New Restaurant of the Year "Critic's Choice
of the Year"

Monocle
Global Travel Edits - Singapore Address Book

Madrid Fusion
Singapore representative - Restaurant ANDRE

Tatler Asia
Singapore Best New Restaurant

Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Australia
Best Dinner in the World

At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy
Global Chef © Award
Mentor Chef of the Year