I can’t think of other ways to say this, so I shall go straight to the point: Salt Grill & Sky Bar at Ion Orchard is a very sexy restaurant. It is the place to go if you want to impress your date, or celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones.
Perched at the top of Ion Orchard, Salt Grill Restaurant by Luke Mangan is all about the complete dining experience. From the journey through the mysterious lift to the amazing view when you step inside the restaurant – there is only one word to describe it – wow(!!)
Of course, eating at a fine dining restaurant comes with a price. Salt Grill has two degustation menu at $140 and $200, otherwise you can always order ala carte from its main menu. Prices range from $16 to $36 for entrée, $29 to $90 for main courses, and $12 to $18 for desserts. For a more affordable option, go for their executive set lunch menu at $40++/pax (available from Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 2pm).
Australian Yellowtail Kingfish sashimi, ginger, eschallot and goats feta
We were at Salt Grill & Sky Bar for lunch during Restaurant Week. With the exception of the Yellowtail Kingfish sashimi ($27 on ala carte menu) the other items that we had are available on their normal executive lunch set.
Before starting with the entrée, we were served a selection of bread with Luke Mangan olive oil and dukkah. The signature Australian Yellowtail Kingfish sashimi arrived shortly after, and it was gone in two mouthfuls.
Salt Salad – Seasonal baby vegetables, slow poached egg, buffalo mozzarella, walnuts.
Oh my oh my. How do we start eating this? The Salt Salad ($28 on ala carte menu) was not only beautiful for the visual senses, but also refreshing for the palate.
The other entrées on Salt Grill’s set lunch are the iconic ‘glass’ Sydney crab omelette and Petuna ocean trout rillettes.
Barramundi Fillet 160g, miso mayonnaise
Slightly crisp on the edges, the Barramundi Fillet ($29 on ala carte menu) was perfectly cooked with the miso mayonnaise sauce complimenting the fish.
Pan-fried potato gnocchi, sweet corn, zucchini, asparagus, parmesan, truffled verjuice
To be honest, the Pan-fried potato gnocchi ($36 on ala carte menu) felt more like an entrée than main course. It was tasty, but not exactly very filling. If you are there for the set lunch, go for the other main course: Australian Berkshine Kurobuta ($39 on ala carte menu).
Salt Grill restaurant set lunch also comes with petite four.
Luke Mangan is a big name in the culinary world. His other restaurants include: Glass Brasserie in Sydney’s Hilton Hotel, Salt and World Wine Bar in Tokyo, Salt Grill onboard P&O’s Pacific Jewel & Pacific Dawn, and The Palace by Luke Mangan in South Melbourne.
Amongst the Celebrity Chef Restaurants in Singapore, Salt Grill & Sky Bar stood out with the magnificent view, classy setting, excellent service and relatively good food. It has the complete dining experience. Service was impeccable at Salt Grill & Sky Bar. The staff were knowledgeable and polite without being too intrusive. Furthermore, the prices here are not as mind boggling as the other Celebrity Chef Restaurants.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar
2 Orchard Turn Level 55 & 56
ION Orchard Singapore
Tel: +65 6592 5118
Daily: 11.30am – 2pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard