Today’s post is about our Sunday set lunch in a beautiful restaurant in Singapore. We had lunch at one of the nicest restaurants in Singapore to have lunch – SKAI restaurant at the top of Swissotel Stamford. All the ingredients of a good Sunday lunch in Singapore were present that day – good food, fine wine, great company and a lovely restaurant with a clear view from the 70th floor.
We had written about SKAI before in an earlier visit when they first opened. You can read more about it and see more pictures of different parts of the restaurant in our post. The view from the 70th floor does not fail to take our breath away even though we have seen it before. This time we will just focus on our lunch. Many restaurants in Singapore have set lunches for weekdays only. SKAI’s set lunch options are available on Sunday as well and should be on anyone’s what to eat on Sunday lunch list.
Sunday Set Lunch Menu
Here is a picture of the lunch set menu at SKAI and some pages from the a la carte menu. Diners get a choice of a 2 course or 3 course set lunch for $39++ and $49++ respectively.
The best thing about lunch on Sunday is that one does not have to worry about time and going back to work. Two-hour lunch? No problem. A three-hour lunch is even better. Having wine at lunch is a must in these circumstances. SKAI has a one-for-one corkage policy. So the most prudent way is to bring a nice bottle from home and purchase an affordable nice wine from the restaurant. Which was what we did that day.
The wine that was purchased from the restaurant was a bottle of German riesling – 2016 Schloss Lieser riesling ($82). It was one of the cheapest wines on the list but was enjoyed by all. A cool fresh white wine is always welcome on a hot afternoon. The bottle of red wine was a 2008 Chateau Figeac from St Emillion, Bordeaux. Not the best vintage, it was a soft easy wine that was good for drinking soon after it was decanted. Wine Advocate describes it as follows: ” ...an almost Burgundy-like bouquet that is nicely defined: smudged strawberry, touches of blood orange and even quince coming through…”
Our Sunday Set Lunch Food
We had some sharing plates at the beginning of the meal. The Uni Saffron Rosotto ($38) and Spanish Octopus ($26) were delicious but rather pricey.
We tried almost all the appetisers – Salmon tataki, smoked duck, tomato miso soup, oysters and foie gras. The last two required an extra payment of $12 each. They were all good. The best ones were the soup and the oysters.
Our selections of main courses were Slow-Cooked Pork Belly, Wagyu Rostbiff Rump and Stanbroke, Black Angus striploin. The last dish required an extra payment of $20. The pork was the best main course. The two steak dishes were rather disappointing. The Wagyu rump was dry and the striploin had quite some parts which were sinewy.
The desserts received a better reception than the mains. The must-try dessert is the beautiful Exotic Trifle (above picture). The dish (made up of coconut, mango Compote and lemon grass sorbet) was served in a dramatic dry ice display.
The Five Spice Sponge (praline air, pecan, citrus Ice Cream and Fuji Apple Caramel (almond biscuit, mascarpone, mint tea) were not presented in an exciting manner but were both delicious.
Overall, despite our reservations about the main course, our Sunday set lunch at SKAI was an enjoyable meal. The set lunch prices are reasonable considering the location on top of the Stamford Swisshotel and with a priceless view of Singapore. Service was friendly and helpful.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
2 Stamford Road
Level 70 Swissotel The Stamford
Tel: +65 6837 3322
Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade
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