Sky on 57 is gastronomic dining experience opened by Singaporean French trained Chef Justin Quek. Located on the 57th floor of Tower 1 Marina Bay Sands ('MBS'), this restaurant provide the awesome view of Singapore skyline to accompany your dining experience. According to the MBS website written by those tongue twisting PR people, Sky on 57 showcase a modern interpretation of Franco Asian Cuisine. Chubby Botak Koala's simple interpretation, fusion between Asian & French cuisine. So it is normal to see Chicken Rice, Laksa or Xiao Long Bao serve side by side with Foie Gras, Wild Mushroom Risotto and Champagne on the same table.
Before we proceed further, let us be clear that this review is based on our visit to the Sky on 57 Terrance Bar, not the main restaurant.
We visited the sky bar for drinks on one Wednesday night. Luckily without reservation, we manage to get a seat. As we were then ushered to our seat, I can feel my jaw dropped. The Terrance Bar has a first class view of Singapore CBD skyline, including the Fullerton Hotel and Esplanade. The view can be only described as Breathtaking!. Magnificent! Amazing!
This section is open air, with luxurious outdoor lazy sofas and cushioned stools. Basically the environment persuade you to sit down, chill out, enjoy the comfortable background music, have a little nibble and drinks & at the same time soaking up the beautiful atmosphere. Definitely a good place to bring someone special or clients from overseas. A place to proposed to your loved ones, is also not out of the question.
The menu has a good selection of alcoholic beverages, however as we were on non alcohol diet at this moment, we ended up with mocktails. Our mocktails are mixed with strawberry, mango & pineapples and lime & mint; priced around $10.
|Mango & Pineapple Mocktail|
|Lime & Mint Mocktail|
For finger foods, we had Fried “Sakura” Chicken ($18) and Wok fried Australian beef short ribs in salt and pepper ($25). Fried “Sakura” Chicken is crispy on the outside but juicy and succulent on the inside. The marinate is quite subtle, and it is served with lemon mayonnaise and chilli sauce.
|Fried Sakura Chicken|
The beef short ribs is tender and juicy, covered with fragrant fried garlic and chilli. Unlike the Korean sweet version of short beef marinated, JQ's (Justin Quek) style of marination is more on the salty side. It was well marinated, but expect to get your fingers dirty as you need to deal with the bones of the short ribs.
|Australian Beef Short Ribs|
The service here was first class. The service staff are friendly, well trained and very accommodating. They are always on their toes but you won't feel their presence intruding your evening. We totally enjoy our visit here.
Overall, Sky on 57 Terrance Bar is a must place to visit. The beautiful Singapore skyline at night is just magnificent. The food and beverages are priced reasonably and it is value for money considering the location. Cheers!!
Food & Drink: 8/10
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