Salt Grill and Sky Bar: Lunch Menu reviewed

Located on the high floors of Ion Orchard, the lunch sets at Salt offer a good dining option that comes with a view. You can have a 3 course menu for $45 per pax - value-for-money. The western fusion menu is created by Australian chef Luke Mangan.

As there were 5 of us, we covered a majority of the choices on the one-page menu. 

For starters, the Sashimi of Kingfisher was simple and it went well with the eschallots and goat feta.

The foie gras was standard pan fried and creamy. It would perhaps do better without the sweet grapefruit pairing and just had on its own. 

Next, we had the Sydney Crab Omelette in miso mustard. It was very enjoyable as the broth and omelette were well-executed. We finished it all. 

If you don't feel squeamish at the thought, the Baked Beef (Bone) Marrow is a good choice for something tasty yet different. It is baked to a slightly crisp top, yet still moist and creamy. Pair with the crackers. 

To round up the appetisers, the 'Salt' salad had truffle buratta and seasonal vegetables. Refreshing and light. 

They also provided us with whole radishes to start, which I have never come across for a starter. We asked and apparently, you just grab it whole and dip into the dips. Interesting and these are lightly sweet in its freshness and very very crunchy! 

These lightly salted crisps were also addictive. 

On the mains, the pan fried snapper tasted Thai with its slightly sweet and tart profile. It was ok, but not for those who aren't very keen on Asian flavours. 
The steak was medium rare as promised.  Decent flavours, though it could use more smokiness.

Usually, the chicken dish wouldn't take the limelight, but this BBQ Spiced Spring Chicken did for us. Succulent and moist, it was a cut over the other meat mains. 

The Kurobuta Pork Assiette was reminiscent of Chinese roast pork, and a tad too fatty for our liking. You are better off picking the other mains.

The Seared Salmon came with potato, quail egg and on an anchovies & olive dressing. This is probably one of the better choices among what we had, which is all pretty decent by far. 

On the desserts, the chocolate tart was well executed with a crisp base and rich chocolatey layers, while the sorbet (crumbs, berries and sorbet) was refreshing. 

We rounded off the meal with a choice of coffee/tea. Nothing disappointed here and the service is attentive. If you are spoilt for choice, the chicken is a good bet. The last order is at 1.45pm, so be sure to arrive before. 

Salt Grill and Sky Bar
2 Orchard Turn
#55-01 & #56-01 ION Orchard, S238801
Open Daily - 11am-2pm (Lunch); 2.30pm-4.30pm (afternoon tea); 6pm-10pm (dinner)