Salt Grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan at ION, Orchard is one of the best restaurants with a great view of Singapore. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, it has an unobstructed view of the city and Singapore Southern coastline. The West-facing windows make the restaurant a great place to admire a beautiful sunset in the evening. The restaurant with great views also serves good food; and Salt Grill does not charge astronomical rates to go with its sky-high views.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar by Luke Mangan is on level 55 of ION Orchard. The elevators to the restaurant is hidden somewhere behind the concierge counter on level 4 of ION Orchard. The doors of the elevator open on level 55 to a bare concrete wall with only a signboard to let you know that you have reached the restaurant. Walk into the restaurant and you will be greeted by grand views offered by the floor-to-ceiling windows.
There is a bar and lounge area in one section and the dining hall in the other. Although seats right next to the windows are the most desired, you can get a good view from almost any spot in Salt Grill & Sky Bar.
Menu of Salt Grill
Salt Grill & Sky Bar is the flagship restaurant in Asia of Luke Mangan, a leading Australian chef and restaurateur and icon of Australia’s contemporary culinary culture. The menu showcases Luke Mangan’s signature dishes, like Moroccan cauliflower salad and crab omelette, and of course premium Australian beef. It has a la carte menu, tasting menu, bar food menu as well as a set lunch menu. The menus change from time to time and are posted on the restaurant’s website. A picture of the current Lunch Set Menu is below.
Salt Grill Set Lunch
We had lunch at Salt Grill & Sky Bar. The Lunch Set Menu was priced at $49 and allow us to choose a starter, a main course and a dessert. Coffee or tea would be served as part of the set lunch.
The meal started with warm bread served with butter as well as olive oil, salt and a mixture of nuts and spices so we could concoct our own dip for the bread.
One the of starters we chose was the slow cooked organic egg mushroom parfait. It looked quite attractive. The egg, vegetables, mushroom parfait and cous cous combined well to excite the taste buds.
The other starter we had was the signature organic free-range egg crab omelet. The simple looking dish of fluffy omelette with enoki mushrooms and miso broth was full of flavours but not overwhelming. A light appetizer that left us looking forward to the main course.
We opted for the chicken and the seared tuna for our mains.
The Corn-fed chicken breast and maple glazed bacon served with smoked corn and sweet pea puree looked wonderful. Although it was a chicken dish, we liked the bacon and pea puree best – both had nice textures and delightful flavours.
The fennel and pepper crusted seared tuna was excellent. The tuna was nicely seared on the outside with the centre having a medium rare doness. It had a nice bite and was tasty and enjoyable.
The dessert of the day was Tasmanian honey and thyme panna cotta with passion fruit and mascarpone cream and the sorbet of the day was blackcurrant sorbet. They were both beautifully presented. Both had a delightful mix of textures and flavours.
It was an impressive lunch. The restaurant was elegant but not stuffy. The panoramic view was grand. The food was beautifully presented and generally of good quality and enjoyable. Salt Grill & Sky Bar is an ideal place for a romantic date or a special occasion or just whenever you feel like having a pleasant dining experience high up in the sky.
Here are some photos of Salt Grill & Sky Bar at night from another visit.
Value : 4
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Salt Grill & Sky Bar
2 Orchard Turn
#55-01 ION Orchard
Tel: +65 6592 5118
Open Daily: 11am – 1.45pm
Open Daily: 6pm – 9.45pm (Last order)
Degustation (Open Daily)
Lunch: 11am – 1pm (Last order)
Dinner: 6pm – 9pm (Last order)
Friday – Sunday & Public Holidays: 2.30pm – 4.45pm
Open Daily: 11am – 11pm
Happy Hour: 12pm – 7.30pm
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard