Authentic southern Italian cuisine + outstanding views- rooftop at the historic The Fullerton Hotel

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October 10th, 2013

 

The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar inhabits the original lighthouse structure on the rooftop of Singapore’s colonial era General Post Office building- completely restored and operated since 2001 as the heritage-listed The Fullerton Hotel. The old lighthouse annex of the building was converted into the delightful The Lighthouse restaurant back in 2008- an elegant dining room of intimate proportions, combined with an open-air rooftop bar. With its unique location on Singapore’s Marina Bay waterfront, The Lighthouse is a wonderful destination to combine fine Italian dining with spectacular “postcard” views and rooftop drinks.

FINE ITALIAN CUISINE
While maintaining its identity since 2008 as a destination restaurant serving fine Italian cuisine, recently the culinary concept has been “refreshed” with the adoption of new menus based on an authentic southern Italian cuisine known as “cucina costiera”- or coastal cuisine. With inspiration and execution from an “all-Italian” culinary management team including The Fullerton Hotel’s General Manager Giovanni Viterali, Executive Chef Sandra Falbo, and Senior Sous Chef Benedet Paolo, an assemblage of traditional, well-flavored and balanced dishes have been created representing the finest of the region’s culinary heritage. Highly regarded for its straightforward and flavorful approach to cooking, cucina costiera exemplifies the bright, lively and healthy cuisine of  the southern Mediterranean region- with an emphasis on the local produce such as olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, peppers, marinated olives, burrata and buffalo mozarella, complemented with fresh seafood fished from the coastal waters extending from the Amalfi coast to Naples, Sardinia and Sicily.

ROOFTOP BAR
In addition to the introduction of the new cuisine concept at The Lighthouse, the unique rooftop space above the dining room has been refurnished to accommodate an exclusive rooftop bar that exudes under-stated elegance- completely open-air- but with attractive white fabric awnings providing protection from the elements. Standing above the 8th floor of the main hotel structure, the rooftop deck offers unobstructed 360 degree views across the city skyline and waters of the Singapore River mouth and Marina Bay. The Rooftop Bar offers guests a sophisticated Italian-bar experience, with finely executed cocktails and delicious stuzzichini – or Italian tapas.

The Lighthouse serves lunch from Monday to Friday, and nightly dinners. In addition to the a la carte menu, a special 3-course Set Lunch Menu offers exceptional value as S$48++, and in the evenings, the 5-course Signature Degustation Menu at S$138++ is an enticing proposition for tasting the full culinary repertoire of The Lighthouse kitchen. With an intimately scaled dining room seating only approximately 50 guests, table reservations for dinner are strongly recommended.

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The Lighthouse Rooftop Bar

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The terracotta paved deck of the Rooftop Bar provides a wonderful setting for pre or post dinner drinks, and is a prized location for viewing the many major celebrations that take place in the Marina Bay precinct- such as the Singapore F1 Grand Prix, National Day fireworks, New Year’s Eve, etc.

 

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Looking across the Singapore River and The Esplanade from one corner of the rooftop towards the Suntec office district, Singapore Flyer and south coast.

 

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The rooftop space offers under-cover, casual outdoor lounge settings, plus high tables and bar stools.

 

Highlights from the Rooftop Bar Menu

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(L) The Lighthouse cocktail: Campari mix with gin and vermouth
(R) The Beacon cocktail: Vodka, Green Apple Syrup, Cucumber Syrup with Pineapple Juice

 

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Selected stuzzichini (Italian tapas) 
(L) Heritage cocktail- Martini Bianco or Rosso, topped up with Prosecco,  flavoured with Amarena Cherry; and Frittino- Squid, Prawn And Whitebait with Smoked Pepper Sauce
(R) Top  Arancini- Squid Ink Rice, Shrimp And Peas with Saffron Aioli
(R) Bottom Capostracciatella- Bruschetta Topped With Caponata and Stracciatella

 

“The Authentic Cucina Costiera at The Lighthouse” – 5 course Signature Degustation Menu 

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Elegant dining room setting with unparalleled panoramic views.

 

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Astice- Sweet Half Maine Lobster Dressed in His Coral with Roasted Peppers and Basil Salad.

 

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Risotto allo Scoglio- Sea Rock Style Risotto with Langoustine, Crab, Mussels, Clams, Tomato and Parsley.  

 

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Tagliolini al Limone- Homemade Tagliolini with Amalfi’s Lemon Sauce and Lightly Spiced Prawns.

 

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Branzino- Fillet from a Roasted Whole Seabass, enhanced with  fresh aromatic herbs and emulsion of Sicilian lemons.

 

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Bistecca- Grilled Texan Rib-Eye,  flavored mushrooms and truffle mustard sauce. Served on a cedar slab to impart a subtle smoked aroma.

 

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Gran Dessert- Zabaione- Zibibbo Sabayon served with marinated strawberries and traditional Baba; Cannolo & CassataSicilian Cannoli & Ice Cream with chocolate chips; Ricotta Cheese and candied fruits.

 

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The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

Address:  8th Floor & Rooftop, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore
MRT:  Raffles Place MRT
Reservations: +65. 6877 8933
Website:     www.fullertonhotel.com/
Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/TheFullertonHotel
Opening hours: 
Lunch: Monday to Friday  12.00 pm ~ 02.30 pm
Dinner: Daily   6:30 pm ~ 10:30 pm  
Special Menus:   3-course set lunch at S$48++
                            5-course degustation dinner S$138++
Dress code:  Smart casual

See also 2012 review article