Tell me when was the last time you took a cable car in Singapore. Or never?
This was what I did (from Vivocity) and landed up at Spuds & Aprons, a bistro I never quite imagined on top of the hill at Faber Peak.
Some of you may remember The Jewel Box. The present incarnation of Spuds & Aprons is more of a fun, and family / group oriented one.
Yet, I can almost imagine couple dates and wedding proposals happening here, complete with a rainbow-coloured stairway named “Happy Steps”, a garden with “Bells Of Happiness”, and a spectacular view of Sentosa and the Southern Islands.
[PS: you can also enjoy more savings with 10% OFF total food fill with minimum spending of S$30 with UnionPay Cards.)
Here are 10 Reasons To Visit This Hilltop Destination You Probably Didn’t Know About
1. The sinful potato starters
Nothing quite like sharing a few plates of ‘sinful’ sides with friends, and throwing your worries and calorie-fears away.
The group’s favourite was the Truffle Wicked Fries & Gravy ($13).
There are truffle fries and there is this – steakhouse cut fries, with 6 types of cheeses melted or sprinkled over (emmental, gruyere, provolone, cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan), laced with truffle oil, and for the finishing touch… dipped in house-made brown gravy.
We all loved our Sweet Potato Fries ($10), and this came with both seasalt and a Japanese Curry Mayo that might remind some of THAT other curry mayo. Hmm, I wonder what the secret recipe is.
The other interesting potato dish was the Chilli Crab in a Tux ($14) – Singaporean’s favourite chilli crab in spicy-sweet sauce stuffed in crisp roasted potato skins. Instead of the familiar mantou, this was an appetising spin with varied textures.
2. East meets West comfort food
The signature dishes include Barbecued Baby Back Ribs ($26), Crispy Pork Belly ($27), Over Roasted Mustard Marinated Chicken ($19), and Grilled King Prawns ($32) with squid ink pasta in tom yam broth.
My favourite was the Tobiko Crusted Cod Fillet, in which the Atlantic cod topped with crunchy tobiko then oven roasted, had fresh-tasting and moist meat.
The accompanying green tea soba noodles and tangy aged ponzu sauce gave the dish a refreshing quality.
My other friends like the Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, almost fork-tender, slathered over with sweet BBQ sauce.
3. It is at the top of the hill
Located at the top of Faber Peak, 100 metres above the sea, Spuds and Aprons is probably the only restaurant in Singapore with such a hilltop view.
4. Check out the beautiful Singapore view
The most obvious sight was the running Cable Car line, but walk a few steps further and you can see the Sentosa – Harbourfront area, Southern Islands, and the iconic Reflections at Keppel Bay.
Will be a different mood during magic hour evening when the sun sets, and starry night time. So romantic, right?
5. The Bell of Happiness
Talking about romance, this is certainly the spot for wedding photos (LOL).
Just look at this Bell of Happiness, said to be a century-old Polish bell – a symbol of everlasting happiness.
Perhaps like Paris’ Pont des Arts or Seoul’s Namsam Tower, you can buy a pair of wishing bells, pen down our wish (Like “I love you forever and ever, dear”) and seal it by hanging them at the garden.
Suggestion: Come back on your anniversary day, and find that bell again.
6. Travel here via the cable car
You can get to Faber Peak by the ‘traditional’ methods of well, car, cab and Uber, OR by a cable car.
The cable car has incorporated a Sentosa line since last year, and you can even it take it from there, going through Resorts World Sentosa (below), skyscrapers, Harbourfront to Faber Peak Singapore.
See Singapore from a different perspective.
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7. Alfresco garden or air-conditioned dining options
There is the option to chill out at the air-conditioned 50-seater dining room or relax at the 160-seater alfresco garden.
Given that I usually sweat quite easily, I actually preferred the outdoors for the view and enjoyment of the cool breeze. Better photo moments too.
8. THE Toilet
I was deliberating whether to include the toilet or not… BUT well, this could be Singapore’s most instagrammable toilet. (Sorry, didn’t feel right taking photos IN the toilet, so go find out yourself. Haha)
9. 3-course weekday lunch at $15++
A 3-course weekday lunch at $15++ from Mondays to Thursdays. The menu includes a soup, a main such as Baby Back Ribs with Chicken Cheese Sausage or Gorgeous Beef Guinness, plus a cake or scoop of Haagen Dazs Ice Cream to complete the meal.
The Gorgeous Beef Guinness contained pork belly soaked in a hot tub & slow cooked until fork tender, served with homemade pineapple pickle and roasted potatoes.
Suggestion: Get your boss / colleagues to have their lunch meetings here and share the food.
10. Enjoy 10% off total bill with UnionPay Cards
Enjoy 10% OFF total bill at Spuds & Aprons with UnionPay Cards (Card number starting with 62, minimum spending of $30).
Discounted rates? A good reason to order more food.
What better way to arrive at Spuds & Aprons than through the scenic cable car ride?
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Spuds and Aprons
109 Mount Faber Road Faber Peak, Level 2 Singapore 099203
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 11pm Last Order 10pm (Mon – Fri)
Dinner 11am – 11pm Last Order 10pm (Sat – Sun)
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Terms & Conditions:
– 10% off total bill with minimum spending of $30 at Spuds & Aprons.
– F&B discount is not valid on eve of PH and PH, eve of Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day, other’s Day, and Mid-Autumn Festival
– Discount is not valid with other discounts or promotions
– Promotion is valid for purchase of up to 6 cable car tickets per transaction.
– Promotion is valid for purchase at Singapore Cable Car ticketing counters only, unless otherwise stated.
– Promotion is valid for on-day usage only upon payment made.
– MFLG reserves the right to change the T&Cs at any time without prior notice
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