Innovative cocktails, grilled meats and more at this snazzy spot near Boat Quay
All about the showcase of modern European cuisine and creative cocktails, restaurant and bar Lumo is a breath of fresh air. Inspired by the concept of light, its vivid (and we mean that literally) menu is filled with wood fire-grilled eats and bold drink choices that complement the swanky locale.
The hype: All about the showcase of modern European cuisine and creative cocktails, restaurant and bar Lumo is a breath of fresh air. Inspired by the concept of light, its vivid (and we mean that literally) menu is filled with wood fire-grilled eats and bold drink choices that complement the swanky locale.
The vibe: There’s no better word to describe Lumo than snazzy. With warm lights, wood and plush leather, the space embraces dark hues which offers a luxe yet cosy atmosphere. And not only is the bar area well-planned out to facilitate interaction between patrons, the open kitchen by the back also accommodates intimate dining sessions. It’s no wonder that the team behind this spot deems it a social joint.
The food: Aged Chicken Mid-wings Aigre Doux ($17), Sakura Pork Chop ($34) and Westholme Wagyu Intercostal ($32); the dishes at Lumo deserves as much merit as its drinks.
Brimming with flavour, the chicken wings are aged over three days after being seasoned in a brine of salt, water and ginger. And just before it's served, it’s smoked on the grill with applewood. Meanwhile, the plate of pork sees a wood fire-grilled slab, sliced and topped with whisky raisin jus.
The beef is for sure a solid option too, with a char siew-like finish thanks to it being seared on the very same wood fire grill.
The drinks: Instead of a fixed concept, the bar menu here is simply inspired by the fundamentals of life. Which is why for their launch menu, the beverages revolve around the very first meal of the day—breakfast.
Offered under seven different categories, find Brew, Milk, Impossible Salad, Treat and more.
If you’re drawn to the Impossible Salad, you won’t be disappointed. Using an in-house recipe, the distillate of the plant-based meat patty is combined into cocktails such as the Patty Royale ($20, and the most spirit-forward drink on the bar menu); as well as the Dr. Brown ($20), named after the founder of Impossible Foods.
But don’t be afraid to choose a fun, fruity and Insta-worthy option; the Bamm Bamm ($20) is inspired by The Flintstones, and is basically a pink cup of fruity pebbles, which it comes topped with.
Why you’ll be back: More than just a charming Boat Quay parlour dishing out quality nosh and tipples, trust Lumo to get creative in both the kitchen and bar. Here, cravings are satisfied and expectations are exceeded.