Create new memories with ARBORA’s majestic sceneries overseeing Mount Faber Park, Harbourfront & Sentosa Island 🌴
Arbora (formerly known as Spuds & Aprons) is an eponym for Latin word “Arbor”, which refers to trees and got inspiration from the distinguished Mount Faber Park. This poise restaurant captivates the guests with its natural setting of tranquillity, photo-perfect skyline and exceptional experience on the food & aperitifs. Just a 15-minute drive from the city centre, guests can also get to Arbora by taking a ride on the Cable Car from Harbourfront Tower.
Located 100m above sea level of Faber Peak Singapore, this hilltop sanctuary offers Western fare, cocktails and curated beverages. The all-day dining menu has selections that includes delectable starters, entrees and desserts created by Executive Chef Kenny Yeo. Chef Kenny has more than three decades of culinary experience from stints at Le Centenaire (Michelin 3-Star Hotel in France) and the French kitchen of JQ Concepts Pte Ltd in Taipei. He is also the brainchild of the European tapas menu at the Dusk Restaurant & Bar, a sister restaurant located at Faber Peak.
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Staying true to its garden dining concept, Arbora’s interior decor is designed to allow the natural surroundings to take centre stage. By the koi pond, a 13 by 3-metre lush foliage feature wall provides a visual anchor to the restaurant that doubles as a gram-able photo backdrop.
Arbora can cater up to 160 guests: 40 indoors and 120 alfresco and is open for private bookings. The alfresco space adjacent to the sheltered dining area is flanked by a heart-shaped tree and a Bell of Happiness, which makes it especially appealing as a wedding venue.
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The menu caters to all-day casual dining with a selection of Western favourites. Guests can expect some twists in Chef Kenny’s creations. The food menu consists of 40 items in total, comprising 10 snacks, 4 salads, 17 mains, 5 desserts and 4 kids’ options. Prices start at S$8.50 for snacks and S$18 for mains.
Arbora is also a great choice for communal dining as the menu includes value sets for 2, 4 and 6 guests: S$75 for 2 persons for 1 snack, 2 mains and 1 dessert; S$140 for 4 persons comprising 2 snacks, 4 mains and 2 desserts; and S$200 for 6 persons that includes 3 snacks, 6 mains and 3 desserts.
Some of Chef Kenny’s highly recommended dishes
WILD MUSHROOM SALAD (S$14++)
Mushroom lovers will certainty relish this dish which features four varieties sautéed to perfection fungi: porcini, black, button and portobello.
BRAISED BEEF CHEEK (S$36++)
The meat is marinated for at least eight hours with port wine to yield a sweet flavour, then braised with red and port wine before serving.
RACK OF LAMB (S$36++)
Instead of mint jelly, Chef Kenny uses prune juice mixed with bell pepper and lemon to create a special sauce for the lamb chops. Black prunes are soaked overnight in red wine and flattened with a spoon for chunky finish. Sweet, sour and fruity, the sauce enhances the intense flavor of this Australia sourced lamb.
SMOKED DUCK MUSHROOM RAGOUT (S$22++)
A fan of duck meat, pan-searing is Chef Kenny’s favourite style as it gives a savoury and robust flavor to the meat, which balanced nicely with the cream sauce.
FISHERMAN’S STEW (S$42++)
This stew is a simmering pot of seafood cooked in tomato and shell fish stock. Chef Kenny adds baby abalones, which had been slow cooked for a more tender bite, while the mussels are sourced from Australia and is one of the best in the world.
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Arbora offers a variety of refreshing drinks that will surely spoil the guests with choices. From fresh-pressed juices, craft beers to botanical-inspired cocktails, Arbora is an ideal place to hang out for the health-conscious, as well as craft beer lovers and cocktail connoisseurs.
Some of Arbora’s Signature Drinks
BOTANIC ZEST (S$15++)
Roku Gin, honey, fresh ginger. juniper berry with tonic chaser
HONEY SPICE (S$15++)
Pernod, Triple Sec with fresh lime and honey, spiced up with star anise and kaffir lime leaves
Skinned off fresh pineapple, kale leaves and green apple
Beetroot. garden greens, orange and strawberry
SUN–KISSED QUENCHER (S$12++)
Freshly squeezed watermelon and fresh lime
To highlight, Arbora offers small batches of locally produced Lager, Summer Ale and American Pale Ale with no preservatives (all S$12++).
Unlike mass produced versions, the Craft Lager is less carbonated and is less bitter, which makes it an instant crowd pleaser throughout the day. The Summer Ale is malty with a hint of floral aroma, while the American Pale Ale possesses more body brought by its roasted malt flavor and a tinge of spice. Arbora plans to introduce new variations of craft beers in the future.
ARBORA CRAFT BEERS (S$12++ each) Lager, Summer Ale and American Pale Ale. Locally produced with no preservatives
To celebrate the opening of Arbora, the restaurant is offering a complimentary snack or salad to diners who order any two mains from the menu. On top of that, diners can also take this opportunity to try the signature Arbora craft beers at a promotional price of S$30++ for 3 bottles (U.P. S$36++).
Visit www.onefabergroup.com/arbora to find out more details on the promotions.
ARBORA 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak,S099203 Tel: (+65) 6377 9688 They operate daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.