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Salt Tapas & Bar

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About Salt Tapas & Bar

Australian celebrity chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan’s Salt brand group of eateries is growing and growing. Salt already has a presence in Singapore, with the Salt Grill & Sky Bar, but it’s with Mangan’s Salt Tapas & Bar that Mangan is experimenting with a tapas dining concept. Salt Tapas & Bar can be found at Raffles City SC along North Bridge Road, and shares the same philosophy that informs all of Mangan’s Salt ventures – the freshest ingredients from his home in Australia and from around the world, impeccably prepared and presented with inventive, contemporary twists.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:30
Salt Tapas & Bar, North Bridge Road, #01-22A 252, 179103 Singapore

Further Information

World-renowned Australian chef Luke Mangan has an enviable resumé. Beginning his career under the tutelage of Hermann Schneider at Melbourne, Australia’s Two Faces restaurant, Mangan quickly came into his own. A stint with Michel Roux at London’s 3-Michelin-starred Roux propelled him into the premier league of international chefs. Mangan’s group of Salt eateries includes Singapore’s Salt Grill & Sky Bar, Salt Grill at Hilton Surfers’ Paradise, a Salt Grill in Jakarta, Salt & World Wine Bar in Tokyo, Salt Grills on P&O ocean liners, as well as the mojo wine bar and glass brasserie in Sydney, and on board of Virgin Australia business class. . This award-winning galaxy is joined by Mangan’s second Singapore venture, Salt Tapas & Bar at Raffles City SC along North Bridge Road.

For Singapore’s Salt Tapas & Bar, Mangan has recruited interior designer James Wijaya of Metaphor to create a space that distinctively melds modern Spanish aesthetics and a down-to-earth Australian atmosphere. Raw brick, mirrors, tiles, and antique lighting inhabit Salt Tapas & Bar’s eye-catching flatiron premises at the base of Raffles City SC on North Bridge Road, combining to create the perfect place to share a casual, delicious tapas experience with friends. Ingredients are sourced under the supervision of Mangan, whose tastes run to homegrown delicacies such as oysters from Australia’s Coffin Bay, Pittwater, and Morton Bay. Mangan’s drinks inventions, such as his signature cocktail – The Australian – and his own take on sangria are the perfect complement to the popular concept of tapas dining: a la carte and set menu selections of delectable bite-sized finger foods that never forgo the quality you’d expect from the most upscale restaurant.

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259 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 259 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
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2 reviews so far 6
23.04.2017 09:57

My favorite tapas restaurant in Singapore. Amazing food and friendly staff who offers excellent service! I can highly recommend this restaurant which has been a favorite of mine for years.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 11:06

was there for their set lunches and was not disappointed by either the quality of food, presentation or service. would highly recommend to anybody looking for a good set lunch experience in town!

2 reviews so far 6
06.03.2017 07:30

Tartare scallops were brilliant and the lamb shoulder had a lovely well balanced smokiness to it. Was our second visit and won't be our last.

1 review so far 6
19.01.2017 05:34

Great atmosphere and ambience, fantastic food and great drinks. The service was not good and the servers seemed to need lots more training. There was confusion with our order during most of our meal.

2 reviews so far 4
05.03.2017 10:42

We passed Salt one night at about 10pm and it seemed lively with lots of people drinking outdoors. So we booked next night for 9pm. I should mention that it was not the latest time-slot on the online booking form. We ordered a bottle of wine and several dishes and settled in for a relaxed meal. The food came out a bit quicker than we had hoped but although the serves were not large (they were meant for sharing) the food itself was good. About 9.45 we were asked if we wanted any more drinks, as they bar was about to close. We were rather surprised but still had half our bottle left. My partner ordered dessert which came at lightening speed. Shortly afterwards the bill was presented to my husband and the waitress stood by his side, waiting. He passed it across to me, at which point she quickly relocated to my right side where she remained waiting. It was obvious I was to pay the bill immediately. Normally you have a chance to peruse the bill but not in this case! It took me a while to locate my small bag, as it was under the table. All the while she waited! I quickly pulled out my credit card and she left to process it and return it to me . We promptly drank the remains of our wine and left. It was only when we got back to our hotel did I remembered that I had intended using my remaining Singapore currency as we were flying home the next day! Unfortunately the unprofessional treatment we received at the end of the evening has influenced the review I have written. In most other reviews the focus has been on the food! Management would be wise to improve their staff practices, as this can be impact on the impression that diners take away .

1 review so far 5
10.04.2015 09:39

Atmosphere was really good for winding down the day with coupla friends. Was actually meeting up with a client there to discuss some things, but turns out, was a tad bit too noisy and we had to talk somewhat slightly louder. Perhaps they should consider tweaking down their volume by just a notch then we might not need to talk so loud. Pricings wise, was on the high side, given that the portions were really really small. Yes, although we were going for tapas, but the restaurant should consider either lowering prices or increasing portion size. Quality of food is as per expected with flavourings just right to match with the beers we had. Servers were prompt but not overly on your heels to keep asking if we were ok with foods and drinks. They know just about when to appear and make themselves scarce when not required.

4 reviews so far 2
15.05.2015 17:44

The food was all pretty good, some was delicious. The chilli S&P squid was crispy and a good match with yuzu mayo. The pork sliders with julienned apple were juicy, sweet and tasty, The scallops w pancetta were fab, our favourite dish, but we thought not such a good match with the corn salsa which had a curry flavour. The haloumi, chickpea, tomato, onion etc salad with tahini dressing was quite small but delicious. Potato and jamon croquettes were probably the least favourite dish, but the basil dip was great. We took advantage of the happy hour drinks - it's a VERY long happy hour with pricing starting from lunch time! Service is the weak point. Our scallop dish was forgotten. When we enquired the waiter told us we hadn't ordered the scallops. We were surprised as he had repeated our five dishes ordered back to us, with the scallops included! We both thought he was very rude! The place only had about 6 table occupied as were there early evening before heading to a show. Service did NOT reflect this, with staff meandering around, sometimes running past my chair, but not refilling glasses etc. Avoid the bathrooms at all costs! One of the toilet doors had fallen off its tracks and was hanging over the toilet. The bathroom has 2 unisex toilets. When I went into the bathroom our waiter acknowledged me as I walked past him (nice, I thought). But then he came in to the bathroom while I was mid-stream in the toilet - to start fixing the door. Given there were about 12 people in the bar, I was incredulous that he didn't wait 30 seconds. The toilets stank of urine! It was all over the floor around the toilet. There was a sizable cockroach sitting on the spare toilet roll. Very wisely, my friend waited to use the restrooms at the show venue. I've been here for lunch and dinner and I think that's probably where I'll leave it after two substandard experiences. Such a shame as I do like most of the food!

1 review so far 6
02.07.2016 09:20

It's was a great experience . This restaurant feels like a fun and yet romantic place to bring your date to . The food portion was just right . Not too much nor was it too little. Just the right size for sharing with my date . Ps: this is great too if u wana have a more romantic moment with your date :p The servers , manger and even the plate cleaners were all so friendly . Service was top notch . Full marks :)) Another thing , the liquorice parfait was really superb . Thank you for the wonderful experience :)

1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 14:48

Salt Tapas & Bar is an excellent place for lunch, dinner or drinks. I have been there several times for different occasions and have found the staff to be accommodating and friendly. I will definitely be going back. The prices are reasonable too, especially the set lunch menu.

1 review so far 6
11.07.2015 11:14

I was with 2 of my girl friends and my choice to dine with Salt Tapas & Bar was indeed a memorable one. Staffs were extremely attentive and polite. They were eager to please and service was top notch. Food wise were delicious. We are truly pleased.

1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 16:17

Had a wonderful experience here on a Sunday night. Food was great; I had the chili salt and pepper squid, taco tempura (must have!) and pulled pork sliders (soft, soft meat!!) for starters and the paella and pork ribs (again, to die for) for mains. I also had the dulce de leche & salted pecan semifreddo and churros w nutella sauce and orange mamalade - both of which ended my meal perfectly. Also, the service was very friendly and prompt and the atmosphere had a great chill out vibe.

4 reviews so far 5
27.07.2016 10:27

Had a quick dinner before heading to Capitol theatre for Broadway Beng (go watch it!). Was met at the door after a short wait. The rest of the service was impeccable, cheerful and attentive. We were even offered a tasting of beer on draft before ordering. Tuesdays offer drinks promotion which we didn't take up since we couldn't stay long. We had the charcuterie (ok) , foie gras (ok), salmon sashimi (yum), flat bread (yum), 69 deg c egg on broadbeans (yum x 3), Shirley Sangria (yum x 2), and drinks. Food came in good time and pacing. Will be back again!

1 review so far 5
20.02.2016 22:12

We enjoyed a lazy afternoon tea a la carte tapas experience...food overall was good, the highlight the duck parcels and the squid, but a little over salted. Parma lovely.. I'd be adding bread or grissini to accompany as you would in Parma or San Daniele, but service excellent. Easily return. Wine.. Like too many places here, just mental prices for very so so wine. Mangan Tarrawarra Pinot retails around $25... Put it on for $65, you sell a bucket load . Not $88. Just a tip.

7 reviews so far 6
12.12.2015 09:34

Salt Tapas & Bar always has great service and having Jose and Ambi (both of whom have worked there for a while) is always a comfort as he ensures the evening pans out superbly. Thanks.

3 reviews so far 5
20.05.2015 08:45

Love love love the food at Salt Tapas! Very cool decor, love the tiles and light fittings. Have been to the Seminyak ST twice and Singapore one will now be a regular go to. Prawn tacos still my favourite closely followed by the Barramunndi. Bit disappointed with the beetroot salad, tiny serve lacked any wow factor, unlike the rest of our choices which were amazing. Cocktails and wine list impressive and service on the whole pretty good. Oh, and the dessert 😍

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 15:32

Salt Tapas & Bar's Food & beverage was fantastic. They provided a warm and friendly services with full of smiles and helpful. We, 4 of us, were very enjoy and happy sitting their.

1 review so far 6
04.10.2015 07:56

Good food and great service 👍👍👍 Portion of food is just nice so order many varieties. The French fries truffle must try. We orders spare ribs, curry pumpkin, mushroom, eggplant to go with the garlic bread and sour dough bread for 3 persons plus wine, cocktail, ended our meal with tea cost around SGD$150, value for money. One of my favourite resturant. Suitable for vegan.

1 review so far 3
26.03.2016 08:19

Second time eating here, due to a great first experience, sadly won't be returning again. Not sure what's happened, but it's lost something somewhere. The atmosphere is not great, very loud, awful choice of music on repeat, and somehow the table seating leaves you feeling you are at Macdonalds, especially the table for two, all crammed in next to each other. Considering the price you pay, there are far better places to go. Re the food, breads and olives average, beetroot dish nice, salamis ok, chorizo awful, rated like a hot dog, and the meet plate to share ok in parts,steak very nice, chicken passable, ribs nice enough but not out of the ordinary in any way. Best thing was the mashed potato and the cocktails, both good.

5 reviews so far 2
24.09.2015 16:50

Had great expectations of Salt after having visited the one at Ion. Unfortunately, our evening was quite marred by the incompetent service staff. After we got our starters and wine, we ordered our mains. It took them 30 min to realise that the order wasn't placed. The manager came to apologise and offered us some appetizers while we wait for our mains. That was good service recovery. When the mains came, we were rather disappointed at the size of the paella. On the menu, it says paella to share. The service staff should have mentioned to us that it is meant for 2 persons. There were 7 hungry women. The Meat to share plate came and I think we each had 1 thin slice of beef. needless to say, we were hungry. Before we left, the waiter cleared the tables and dropped a knife down the back of my girlfriend. No apologies given. That drove her mad. I would too. In the end, the manager did service recovery by waiving the charges for the mains. Pity. Cos the food was good.. but the service staff needs more training.

3 reviews so far 6
09.11.2015 10:37

It was my second time visiting Salt Tapas & Bar, and it was simply a pleasant experience, as before. Had the Churros for dessert this time round, was good.

3 reviews so far 5
09.08.2016 20:07

Delicious on every level. Great food, so glad they brought back the prawn tacos (last time we went they had substituted soft shell crab). Fresh well executed dishes, true to Luke Mangan quality. Paella yummo, even without crispy edge. Service almost perfect but I do get annoyed when plates are removed while we're still eating. Tricky with tapas perhaps but if you're not sure please ask first!

1 review so far 5
13.05.2016 07:53

My guest was early but the attendants at the restaurant took care of him. This is not my first time and it is always a pleasure to dine at Salt Tapas & Bar.

1 review so far 4
19.02.2016 13:10

This restaurant seemed a bit confused about what it was. Service was a bit slow, the wine selection was decent, and the food was acceptable, although generally uninspired - not bad, but not great either. This place squarely fits in the "eat here if you are in the area and need to eat" but certainly isn't worth travelling for. There are many better options in singpore which offer better food, ambience and service at a similar price level.

1 review so far 4
27.12.2016 17:24

Really good food, well presented. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful to steer us through menu. Music just a bit too loud , as hard surfaces reflect sound and we had to struggle a bit to hear each other. Even though I has booked in advance, and the restaurant was not full, we were allocated a bad table by the bathrooms and service exit, by the speakers. It was uncomfortable there and we had to request a table change.

2 reviews so far 6
17.06.2016 09:30

The garlic bread served at the beginning was good! The portion size for starters portion was huge as well and I was already quite full by then. Had the steak which was priced at $33 under ala carte but only cost $26++ for the 3-course set lunch. Super worth it imo!

1 review so far 6
07.01.2017 11:01

Beautiful ambience, wonderful service and excellent food. The staff were friendly and approachable and offered suggestions on what to order and what dishes to choose. Food was amazing and the subtle tastes and textures (use of macadamia nuts, raisins, horseradish aioli, persian feta, etc.) worked wonders to add variety and flavour.

3 reviews so far 6
18.05.2015 09:32

Fabulous food! Service was pretty good and the food came very quickly (we were there quite early). If you like Tapas then it is definitely worth a visit. The beef cheeks were amazing and the chicken liver and foie gras parfait was absolutely stunning. Everything we ordered was very tasty.

2 reviews so far 5
29.02.2016 11:27

Good food, nice ambience but rather pricey. We loved the meatballs and paella. Many of the dishes are spicy but they do have a kids menu (which we did not look at). Great place for a night out with friends or as a couple, but also works as a 'fancy' place to dine at with kids for a special occasion.

8 reviews so far 4
18.05.2016 09:42

Had the set lunch, which consists of a choice of starter and main, with a dessert for $26++. I had the fried squid and steak, while my fellow diner had the sashimi and steak. There is also a serving of bread to go with the meal. One thing I noticed is that the dessert portion has shrunken since I was last here. 3 mini desserts, instead of 5. Still, it is good value for money.

1 review so far 2
26.07.2015 23:11

The service was really good and all staff was very friendly and quick to attend. Our carafe of wine was off and they replaced it very fast with no issues. The big disappointment for us was the food, in particular the mains. For starters we had the truffle fries and chili squid. It was nice but for the price way to close to normal bar food. For our main meal we had a Meat Platter (for 2 on the menu) which cost $62++ We got a what looked like an unmarbled 300g sirloin steak that was over cooked because it was served on a hot plate and served with a few baby carrots, beet root and onion. Definitely not worth the money. Although there was great service we won't go back unfortunetaly because of the food. Really over priced and very disappointing.

1 review so far 5
19.10.2016 07:13

Great food, fantastic service. Good ambience. I'm a vegetarian so the menu was slightly limited in what I could order but I expected that and found the food delicious. The potato bravas was my Favourite - we ordered a second helping. And my Husband adored the calamari he said it's the best he has ever had!

7 reviews so far 5
20.10.2015 07:23

I was most impressed with the speed of the service. The food came within 5 min of ordering, even quicker than the wine order. Taste, quality and presentation was very good and the service team was very friendly. I would have given an excellent rating of 6 if not for a particular grouchy waiter.

1 review so far 5
20.04.2015 15:51

The service staff is not attentive as it took them quite a while (15 mins and more) to notice that our cups of water were empty. When the staff finally noticed, he only ask one of us if she wants her warm water and did not replenish the rest of our empty cups.

2 reviews so far 5
22.09.2015 09:38

Great service, great food. The waiters and waitresses are attentive and polite. The menu is concise. It can do more variety though. The "to share" food items are essentially larger portions of the "single" portioned item. Personally I found that the "single" portioned items are good enough for two person to share.

2 reviews so far 6
11.05.2016 10:32

This is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in Singapore. The food is amazing, not just once but all 6 times that I've been there. The service is impeccable. Salt and Tapas provide everything for a perfect night out from a-z, no exceptions!

1 review so far 5
17.11.2015 10:06

We came here for the Jardin Afternoon Tea Set to celebrate my sister's birthday. The food was great, except we wished the portions were a little bigger. Great service and ambience though! The staff were very helpful in assisting us in surprising the birthday girl. Thank you for the positive experience!

1 review so far 5
16.04.2015 07:18

The food is great. When I requested for a birthday surprise for my daughter, the restaurant took my request seriously and did give her a surprise - churros and birthday song from the serving waiter! I am truly impressed and shared the pleasant experience with my family members. Keep it up!

2 reviews so far 5
09.09.2015 01:53

The staffs are very helpful and friendly. Foodwise, I would say not bad. Had a few tapas although I have to say the churros were only ok. Not a great place for quiet chat as the whole premise is quite small and the tables are quite close to one another.

1 review so far 6
06.12.2016 09:45

Immpeccable service recovery by Salt Tapas. Quandoo made a horrible mistake. Restaurant was closed but quandoo did not reject my booking. Luckily when I turned up the eatery quickly offered me alternative dining option. Quandoo remained silent throughout the experience. Geez.

4 reviews so far 5
18.11.2016 16:35

Offer a good variety of choices for their 3-course set lunch. Reasonably priced at $26++. The food is tasty and fresh. Their drinks menu is also good and happy hour prices are available during lunch. Service is attentive and food was served within 10 minutes of the order.

3 reviews so far 5
12.08.2016 22:27

The chilli salt pepper squid was so tasty! I have to say the seafood paella was the bomb! Rice was yummy and the seafood fresh! Last but not least the shrimp tacos with mango?( i think) was delish! :) the happy hour for $7 weisbier was 👍

1 review so far 6
06.01.2016 19:59

Nice and good ambience. Food is served promptly with reasonable waiting time. Must try their truffle fries! The pork ribs are soft and tender and seafood paelle is flavorful. staff are attentive and overall a great dining experience.

1 review so far 5
27.02.2015 07:55

Great restaurant with great service and have loves going there on several occasions. Disappointed after this visit to see that the portion size continues to go down and is not the value for money it used to be compared to other Tapas Restaurants in Singapore.

1 review so far 5
25.04.2015 08:17

Food was absolutely amazing. Lots of small plates of super tasty food. We moved inside as the outdoor tables were right on the road but once we were inside the ambience was great. So was the service- friendly and efficient. Great date night out.

2 reviews so far 4
12.02.2015 18:36

The ambience was excellent, a very nice place for meet up and dinner. As expected of spanish cuisine, food portion was small. But this could be a good reason to order more and get to taste different dishes. But they are not exceptionally worth going back for. They are rather normal and overpriced for dinner.

1 review so far 5
04.03.2015 17:12

Food is really good and atmosphere was lovely. 1 staff made my friend and i feel unwelcome (brought the bill before we even asked for it or had dessert!!! And was very rushed). His colleagues were much more professional ad madee feel more comfortable

1 review so far 3
23.03.2016 00:34

was placed at table end of room that was not well lit in evening. had simple olives, haloumi, seafood paela to share. only gripe was too much mayonnaise in paela, made it less palatable and unappetizing. shells & prawns in paela acceptable but could taste shellfish/clams had non natural sugar. price and service acceptable due to location but food would be considered below par for the price. 2 person $75 for no drinks.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2016 07:50

Went for dinner, loved the ambiance, service was friendly and attentive. Food was fabulous- great oysters, salt and pepper squid, salmon ceviche with toasted brioche, chorizos and wagyu rump cooked perfectly. Churros was a big hit!

2 reviews so far 6
07.04.2015 09:03

we had the lunch menu and it was good. portions were more than we could eat. service was good as well and easy access as Raffles City was right there and next to City Hall MRT.

2 reviews so far 5
07.12.2016 08:10

Although the choices in the menu are limited, but every food served were nice and mouth watering. The customers next table immediately order the same food as ours when they saw the baby chicken being served to us because it is just irresistible.