Sol & Luna, CapitaSpring: Freshly sprouted Latin European rooftop bistro in the CBD

Not many restaurants in Singapore can match Sol & Luna for the view or menu. I was blown away by the former as soon as I arrived and never expected the latter to streak to the same heights.

sol & luna restaurant in day
Credit – Sol & Luna

Located on the 17th floor of the CapitaSpring Building at 88 Market Street, it is a venue that boasts spectacular panoramas of the CBD, Singapore River, and even the Padang. The walk from the lift to the restaurant is on a meandering pathway through a lush garden that whet my appetite.

restaurant's bar interiorSol & Luna bills itself as a journey through the heart of Latin Europe and fits the bill perfectly.

What I Tried

What didn’t I? Sol & Luna spoiled us with a veritable smorgasbord of their most popular dishes from the dinner menu.

soft shell prawns

It began with tapas in the form of Fried Soft-Shell Prawn (S$16) served with lime aioli and parsley. I am not a big fan of shellfish but I can see anyone who is tucking into this with gusto.

cheese dish

That was followed up by Grilled Tomino Cheese (S$22). Sol & Luna wraps the soft, gooey Tomino cheese in Parma ham. Seasoned with acacia honey and black pepper and accompanied by crostini and Mesclun, this was easily one of my favourites.

cheese & ham dish

The cheese itself was so good that I could have an entire meal of it, all on its own. We were treated to three appetisers.

bowl of soup with avocado

First was White Gazpacho (S$19). Cold soup may not be everyone’s favourite but it is a popular dish in the summer months in south-western Europe. Grilled half avocado takes centre stage in a thin soup, surrounded by sweet grape segments, soft marcona almonds, mixed seeds, and basil oil.

sardine dish

That was followed by Wood-Fired Sardine (S$19). Like the Tomino cheese, the sardines came wrapped in Parma ham. It was accompanied by mussels, pine nuts, and butternut puree.

plate of prawns

Grilled Australian Shark Bay Tiger Prawns (S$25 for 5 pieces) rounded up the trio of appetisers. They were served with white corn and tomato salsa.

3 dishes of risotto, sardine & prawns

Appetisers out of the way, Sol & Luna introduced to the Pasta & Rice portion of the menu. Oh wow, what an intro it was.

plate of truffle risotto

spoonful of risotto

The Truffle Risotto (S$25) is made from Acquerello risotto, truffle and mushroom paste, Grana Padano, and truffle oil. The vegetarian dish blew me away. It was honestly the best risotto dish I have ever had, including the month I spent travelling around Europe. Just amazing!

We were served two mains.

plate of lamb

cutting through tender lamb

Sol & Luna’s first choice was the 12 Hours Slow Cooked Welsh Lamb (S$32). You can probably tell from the description itself but the meat was so tender that it just slid off the bone with the slightest prod of my fork. The bordelaise sauce, broccolini, and garlic crumbs were the ideal companions to round off a wonderful dish.

veal shank pie

That was followed by the Baked Veal Shank Pie (S$28). For me, it outshone the already-excellent lamb. The veal was extremely succulent and the veal jus had been perfectly prepared for texture and taste. I am usually not a fan of pastry but the level of flakiness in this pie was just perfect . A truly superb choice of mains.

The lamb came with a side of Wood-Roasted Cauliflower Steak (S$10) topped with parmesan gratin. It was a tad too tough for my liking but gave a nice accompaniment to the absolutely cloud-like softness of the lamb and veal.

Sol & Luna extended us the gluttonous luxury of two decadent desserts.

tiramisu in a glass

First to the table was the Sol & Luna Tiramisu (S$16) of lady finger sponge, coffee syrup, and mascarpone cream. It ticked all the right boxes for a sweet treat and was a welcome addition to the end of the meal.

tart

The second dessert was Tarte Tatin with Crème Anglaise Sauce (S$13). This is a French upside-down apple pie of caramelised apple in puff pastry topped with crème anglaise. Of the two desserts, this was certainly the straggler. It could do with a bit more softness, while the crème anglaise was a little disappointing.

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 Final Thoughts

The excursion to Sol & Luna was a delight not just for the excellent food but also the fantastic views. I am not talking solely (see what I did there?) about the towering vistas but the garden within which the restaurant is set.

sol & luna night shot

I spent some time wandering it after my meal and the blue sky, dense greenery, and cool wind transported me far, far away. What a wonderful way to end a wonderful meal. Despite this stiff competition from the ambience, the food of Sol & Luna is still its main draw.

cocktail at the bar

We sampled but a fraction of just the dinner menu and it was already splendid. I have to make a return trip and reward my taste buds soon. 

Expected damage: S$40 – S$80 per pax

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Our Rating: 4 / 5

Sol & Luna

88 Market St, CapitaSpring, #17-01, Singapore 048948

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Our Rating 4/5

Sol & Luna

88 Market St, CapitaSpring, #17-01, Singapore 048948

Telephone: +65 8031 4316
Operating Hours: 8am - 10:30pm (Mon- Sat), Closed on Sun
Telephone: +65 8031 4316

Operating Hours: 8am - 10:30pm (Mon- Sat), Closed on Sun
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