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Review: Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro at Mount Faber

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Spending Quality Family Time At Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro

One Faber Group’s Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro’s revamped to a refreshed family-friendly menu selection, perfect for us and our littles one to eat to our hearts’ content! Located at Faber Peak, one of the leading hilltop destinations in Singapore, Arbora now offers a hilltop garden dining concept, enhanced by the natural surroundings of the hillside, for us to spend quality time with our family.

Besides serving up fresh botanical-inspired dishes suitable for kids, family combos and a curated beverage list, there are also plenty of other activities for the family to see and do at the hilltop restaurant. At 100m above sea level, the panoramic view from Arbora is sure to excite the little ones, where they can spot the Singapore Cable Car, vessels around Harbourfront, and prominent Sentosa landmarks.

Keeping the Little Ones Occupied

While waiting for the food to arrive, our littles ones may get finicky or bored. Instead of tossing the IPad to them all the time, why not let them complete the activity sheet with food-safe colour pencils that come with Arbora’s updated kid’s menu to keep their little hands entertained till the meal arrives? Aside from the fun little activity, the updated kid’s menu also comes with a wider variety of dishes for your little monsters who may also be picky eaters.

What’s New at Arbora

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Flower Pot Surprise (S$16++) – definitely a sweet surprise that wins those who have a thing for desserts.

Executive Chef Kenny Yeo, who conceptualised the new menu additions, once again delights our taste buds with his signature style that melds Asian and European influences. The new menu introduces a selection of family-friendly dishes with ingredients to reflect the natural backdrop of the restaurant. Aside from being easy to share among the family, kids will also love the fresh, sweet bursts of flavour from the natural ingredients.

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Arbora Rojak (S$16++) – the fried ebi prawn forms a ‘mountain’ on the rojak salad emulating Mount Faber.

Inspired by the numerous papaya and mango trees that dot Mount Faber, Chef Kenny has introduced a new fruity twist to the local rojak dish to create the Arbora Rojak. Instead of the usual shredded vegetables, this version has thin slices of green mango and papaya with bean sprouts, tofu puffs and cucumber. With such a bright and colourful display, even your kids will love the peculiar flavours of the rojak and most importantly, the satisfying crunch of the fried ebi prawns contrasting against the chilled salad.


Caesar Salad (In A Jar) (S$15++) – allowing the children to toss the salad by shaking the bottle without vegetable flying around.

Even the pickiest of eaters would be eager to try this interactive update on the classic favourite for the whole family to enjoy. Chicken, bacon bits, quail eggs and croutons are served on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce, with salad dressing on the side. In order to ‘create’ the salad, you can encourage your little ones to dress the salad to their liking by tossing the ingredients in the jar. This will make them more enthusiastic to try their very own creations, showing them that greens can actually be fun and tasty!

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Pineapple-Glazed Pork Ribs (S$28++) – the sweet potato fries is mildly sweet and crispy while the ribs are tender and juicy!

Last but not least, this was one of the main highlights out of the dishes we tried at Arbora. The meat was almost falling off the bones and burst into flavourful juices the moment it entered our mouths! Marinated in pineapple puree and tomato sauce for four hours, the fruits’ naturally acidic properties fully softens the meat. That’s not all, besides marinating them, the ribs are also browned under a grill for an added depth to the flavour and is served with a side of spiced sweet potato fries. 

If you’re looking to dine at Arbora on the weekends with your family, do check out their family combo which comes with two adult mains and up to two children’s meals starting from S$58.

Curated Teas and Botanical Concoctions

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Arbora Singapore Dream Tea (S$6++ a pot)

In order to ensure that the beverage menu complements the new garden-forward theme, F&B Manager Mohamed Yazid has joined Chef Kenny in the curation of the beverage menu. Drawing on the relaxing, natural foliage of Faber Peak, the Arbora Singapore Dream Tea is a blend featuring sweet notes of wild berries, created exclusively for Arbora. It joins a carefully curated selection of 10 teas that focus on quality ingredients. Boasting whole tea leaves, uncrushed flower buds and dried berries, you are sure to be treated to a quality experience that caters to every palate. 

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Botanic Watermelon Boost (S$12++)

If you prefer a spirited mid-day adventure, you can choose between two new botanical concoctions – the Botanic Pineapple Boost or the Botanic Watermelon Boost. The new tipples draw on the signature flavours from Argentina and Mexico, perfect for us adults to take the edge off over a relaxing lunch!

PEAKnic at Mount Faber

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Last, but not least, if you’re looking to relax with your loved ones on a cute picnic date, the Arbora PEAKnic Set (S$78) is available for purchase until 28 November 2020. The picnic set comes packed with classic comfort food like their Roasted Potato Salad, Cheese and Mixed Berries, and Homemade Meatball Burger with Tuscan Tomato Sauce. Great for up to three persons, the set is encouraged to be ordered online on Arbora’s website at least one day in advance. With zero food preparation required, it even comes with a free picnic mat so you can focus on picking the perfect picnic spot at Mount Faber.

Details: 

Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203 | Telephone: +65 6377 9688.

Opening Hours: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Please visit Arbora’s website HERE to make a reservation in advance to dine at the restaurant to avoid disappointment. 

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