1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Levels 5 & 6, National Gallery, Singapore
+65 6866 1977
Another Beppe de Vito, Italian-inspired establishment, Aura, is the chef-restaurateur and ilLido Group’s largest venue with its 90-seater restaurant and sprawling 200-seater bar. The rooftop Sky Lounge overlooks a panoramic view of Marina Bay, the Cricket Club and other iconic Singapore landmarks and is the perfect spot for a chic cocktail or celebratory drink.
Spanning across two floors of the National Gallery Singapore, Aura treats visitors to classic Italian cuisine with a world-class contemporary experience. Pushed by the passion for the most humble allure of Italian cooking, the restaurant takes inspiration from Beppe’s homely recipes and generous flavours and elevates them into refined, elegant meals, where guests are invited to share dishes in casual family style.
The menu is an extensive expression of Italian creativity, showcasing a wide variety of antipasto, pastas and wholesome mains that feature the finest and freshest ingredients from the land and the sea, with an emphasis on seasonal produce. Every dish is an original creation unique to Aura, but maintains its honest and authentic ethos of Italian culinary arts.
Highlighted in rich hues of polished brass and bronze, the luxe interior is only surpassed by the excellent front of house service. Enjoy a weekday set lunch – three courses of Italian specials – perfect for business lunches or a leisurely afternoon. You can also enjoy a weekend set lunch with a 3-course lunch menu of sharing appetisers, individual mains and desserts. To make your meal special, you can supplement with free-flowing Prosecco and Bellini’s.
Degustation is the way to enjoy your eveningmealwith4coursesofthefinest specialties, like the Hokkaido Scallop Tartare with sea urchin & Sevruga caviar, or the Smoked Duck with foie gras, young spinach and Marsala wine sauce. Or choose from the enticing a la carte menu starting with Seafood Soup with jumbo crab ravioli & saffron oil, or the Roasted Foie Gras with Nashi pear, fig compote & duck jus.
Go Italian way and enjoy an extra course with pasta before your main with dishes such as Wild Mushroom Tortelli with pumpkin, truffle & candied ginger, or the Spaghetti with Sardinian bottarga, pepperoncino & Amalfi lemon. Then you can revel in the large choice of mains. Try a Spring Lamb Rack with heirloom carrots & caramelised shallots, or the Angus Beef Tagliata with bone marrow, porcini & confit potatoes.
If you are still yearning for more or something sweet, the desserts won’t let you down. Try the Matcha & Chestnut Mont Blanc or the Sorbet with wild berries.
When visiting Aura, you won’t be able to resist a seat at the Sky Lounge. If you’re in for just a drink, the menu transitions from day to night with lunch and brunch, before becoming the ultimate rooftop bar with superb happy hours in the evenings. You will also find a selection of hearty, healthy, delicious salads and sandwiches with gluten and/or dairy-free options.
As evening dawns, the Sky Lounge turns into the perfect location for after- hours drinks, with a stunning selection of refreshing cocktail classics, wines and spirits. Happy Hour is every Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 8pm.