440. Salt Tapas & Bar

We went to Salt Tapas & Bar located at Raffles City shopping centre to celebrate our friend’s birthday. The place is small and contained, and pretty crowded with working adults so reservations are highly recommended. I like how the restaurant is tastefully decorated and I’m impressed by their service. It’s like we ask for extra cutlery and snap* 4 sets of cutlery appear at our table. It’s definitely worth the service charge. Many might mistaken Salt for a spanish restaurant, but the only commonity they have is they serve their food in small serving – the tapas style but their cuisine is Australian inspired.

Parmesan & Truffle Fries

Shoestring fries with generous amount of truffle, very addictive

Taco of Tempura Prawn, Pineapple Salsa, Chipotle Aioli (Large)

The prawns are nicely done. Big, juicy and firm that goes well with the salsa and the garlic mayo. It was a combination of different flavours

Jamon & Manchego Croquettes with Basil Mayo

Well, I’m not a fan of this dish. It honestly just tasted like fried potato. I mean I know it is but I can’t find the wow factor here

Baked Spicy Chicken Drumettes, Romesco

The drumlets are seasoned well. The romesco sauce was definitely something different for me. You can taste the beautiful flavours of the nuts and red pepper mixed together which was delightful for a change

Sirloin, Asparagus, Tomato, Parsnip, Parmesan & Truffle Dressing

Probably a disappointment. Sirloin was a little chewy and sweet. I think a steak is at its best in its natural flavours and I can’t taste the truffle dressing here

Paella of Prawns, Mussels, Squid, Chorizo, Chicken, Prosciutto topped with Saffron Rouille

One of the best paella ever. It was so good we wiped off every bit in the plate. The rice was cooked beautifully. You can taste the softness and the chewiness in some parts and the burnt bits in another. The ingredients were fresh and generous. Definitely a winner

Coconut Panna Cotta, Young Coconut & Star Anise Pear

I really felt like I was eating coconut jelly. The panna cotta was simply amazing

Churros w Chocolate Sauce

I didn’t like the churros that much. I thought it was a little thick. I prefer my churros skinny with not so much air in the middle and the chocolate sauce was too dense to drip on the churros itself. The whipped cream was really whipped, very light and very sweet

Chocolate Delice, Hazelnut Icecream, Coffee Sauce & Salted Peanuts

A very chocolatey delice with a delicious icecream. The salted peanuts gave a contrast to the sweet dessert which I thought was pretty nice

It has its hits and misses. But generally, I enjoy the food here. The service was attentive and the ambience was relaxing. It’s definitely worth a second visit to try the other dishes we have missed out.

Salt Tapas & Bar

252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre S(179103)