About André Chiang

Born in Taiwan, André Chiang started his culinary career at the age of 15, moved to the south of France to be trained under Jacques and Laurent Pourcel at Le Jardin de Sens- Montpellier, where he started his culinary journey. Nine years later, he became head chef of the 3 stars Michelin restaurant. André also worked under France’s most respected chefs such as Pascal Barbot, Pierre Gagnaire, Joël Robuchon and Michel Troisgros. At the age of 30, André decided to travel back to Asia and rediscover his Asian roots, bringing his natural-born-talent, profound French techniques and Mediterranean influences to Singapore, and immediately became one of the most influential chefs in Asia.

Multi-lingual André is also a sculptor and ceramicist and his creations are part of the décor and service at Restaurant André.

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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