Japanese flavour at Luke Mangan's modern Australian restaurant in ION Orchard
First published on . Updated on 14 Jan 2013.
Move over, Jaan: with the recent instalment of Shannon Binnie as executive chef, Salt grill becomes the shoo-in winner of the Best Restaurant with a View category, and that’s as much for the former Salt Tokyo maestro’s deft and refined culinary touch as for the splendid vistas. Binnie has distilled modern Australian cuisine, but adds accents of bold Asian flavours. The tasting of sashimi showcases a trio of torched scampi ceviche, minced ginger-crowned yellowtail kingfish and sesame seed-studded blue-fin tuna tataki, while pan-fried barramundi is served basking in a fragrant pool of coconutlaced lime consommé dusted with spices.
Celebrity chef Luke Mangan's first dining outlet in Singapore is named after his first restaurant, in Darlinghurst, Sydney, which closed in 2005. Known for his classical French plates with Asian highlights, this is Mangan's sixth establishment (he's also at glass brasserie at the Hilton Sydney, Salt Tokyo, World Wine Bar in Tokyo, The Palace by Luke Mangan in South Melbourne and Salt Grill onboard P&O’s Pacific Jewel, Pacific Dawn and Pacific Pearl). The ceiling-to-floor windows afford all 132 seats impressive panoramic views of the city's skyline. Evelyn Chen
How to get there: Take the lift from ION Art (4/L) to the 55/L.