Moonstone Bar

Come for the views, stay for the sake

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What we say: 4 stars

Perched atop Mount Faber, the second highest hill in Singapore, Moonstone is a Japanese inspired, entirely open-air bar/restaurant in the Jewel Box fine dining complex offering fantastic harbour views.

Although the Japanese nibbles and extensive bar offer excellent quality, most come for the views. The bar is located right next to the Mount Faber Cable Car station and apart from the swaying cars there's nothing to obstruct a tremendous view of Singapore Harbour and the twinkling city lights. With dim lighting and flickering candles on each table, this is one of the most romantic settings in the city.

Unlike its Jewel Box neighbours, however, Moonstone is a casual affair -- those wearing shorts and flip-flops are welcome. Prices are also affordable by Singapore standards. Japanese beers like Asahi, Sapporo and Suntory start at S$12 per bottle and house wine is S$15 a glass. Moonstone also boasts one of the city's most extensive sake selections with over 100 varieties to choose from. Like the drinks, a well put together food menu is mainly Japanese and emphasizes grazing and sharing. The specialty is yakitori, bite-size pieces of meat or vegetables skewered and grilled -- try the asparagus wrapped with bacon. Yakitori go for S$3-5 per skewer and a sizable selection of other appetisers are available along with a few proper meals.

Moonstone is not however easily reached by public transport (though this also means it's never crowded). The nearest MRT station is Harbourfront and from there Bus #409 runs to the top of Mount Faber, but only on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays. Alternatively you could take the cable car or hike to the top of Mount Faber, but we'd probably take a taxi instead.

Contact details
Level 2, The Jewel Box, 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore
T: 6276 0609
http://epicurean.com.sg/moonstone.html
Open: Open 16:30–23:30 Mon-Thurs, 16:30–01:30 Fri and Sat, closed Sun

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