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The Restaurant

Situated in the uptown district of Purvis Street, Gunther’s introduces modern-chic sophistication to the fine dining scene of French cuisine. A unique restaurant whose namesake resonates the charm and personality of its owner, Chef Gunther Hubrechsen, its ambience and culinary signatures encapsulate the passion of a man’s dream—a place which serves contemporary yet authentic French cuisine that feels right at home.

 

Gunther’s provides its guests with an exquisite ambience that exudes luxury and nostalgia. Open, curvilinear and asymmetrical, its interior is reminiscent of the Art Nouveau aesthetics of the 19th century, which had humble beginnings in Belgium, the birthplace of Chef Gunther.


The decor draws inspiration from nature and incorporates the ethos of its owner into the restaurant space, using curved silhouettes and raw oak wooden finishes that highlight the layers of the wood elements and details of construction, mirroring the core of Chef Gunther's cooking philosophy.

 

The restaurant accommodates up to 25 customers in its main dining room, with two separate private rooms for closed-door functions of two up to 38 persons.  Guests can also relax and enjoy a selection of champagne at our petite yet elegant bar.

Come savour the taste of France and the flavours of modern French cuisine.

Chef Gunther Hubrechsen

Chef Gunther Hubrechsen began his culinary journey in his hometown, Belgium, where he took up professional training at an early age. 

In 1998, he pursued his career in Paris and worked under the close mentorship of Chef Alain Passard at 3-star Michelin restaurant L'Arpège, where he honed his craft for the next five years, first as a Commis and later as Sous Chef de Cuisine. There, he began to focus using more natural ingredients like agricultural produce in his cooking, creating vegetable-inspired cuisine that would eventually become synonymous with his signature menu.    

He left for Singapore in 2002 to join the Les Amis group as Head Chef at The Lighthouse for a year, and then at Les Amis at Shaw Centre for another three years before eventually setting up Gunther’s in 2007, an establishment under his own name.

Chef Gunther’s philosophy of food emphasises on down-to-earth recipes, polished to perfection with elegance and finesse. Guided by the seasons, his menus highlight the characteristics of the ingredients and his bold interpretation of bringing unique flavours together, harmonised with intricate plating that accentuate their appeal.

More than just its taste, his culinary masterpieces allow guests to indulge in the full gastronomic exploration of the senses.
 

His signature dishes include all-time favourites such as:

  • Cold Angel hair pasta, Oscietra caviar  ©2005

  • Crispy Free-range egg, pumpkin coulis, Oscietra caviar  ©2016

  • Carpaccio of Miyazaki Wagyu ribeye, cannibale style on crispy potato  ©2008

  • Smoked Alaskan king crab, bonbon Comté cheese  ©2017

  • Roasted Spanish Carabinero gambas, tomato infused rice

  • Fine apple tart “aux dragées”, salted caramel, Havana rum raisin ice-cream  ©2006

  • Floating island of chocolate on coffee flavoured parfait

Awards & 

Accolades

Chef Gunther Hubrechsen and his restaurant have won several prestigious gourmet awards and accolades, including:  

Two Stars

Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2020/21

Top 20 Restaurants in Singapore 2018/19

Best Restaurants by Singapore Tatler

Best Service 2018/19

Best Restaurants by Singapore Tatler

 

Three Stars

Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2018/19

Wine List Award (Silver)

Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2018/19

 

Best Dinner Experience 2018

The G Restaurant Award 

 

No. 43

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016

Outstanding Caterer of the Year

World Gourmet Summit 2014

New Restaurant of the Year

World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2009

Chef of the Year (Nominee)

San Pellegrino Awards, 2009/2010

Restaurant of the Year (Best Dinner Experience)

World Gourmet Summit 2006

 

Rising Chef of the Year

World Gourmet Summit 2006

Our Partners

Since its opening in 2007, Gunther's has partnered with companies who share our philosophy when it comes to sourcing for the finest products and artefacts. Our sincerest thanks to our following partners for their support throughout the years:

Photo credits: 
Interior photography: Frank Pinckers
Food photography: Jambu Studio