Fresh from its revamp, Element’s plush, expansive dining room and airy alfresco deck facing the quieter Tras Street are open. Besides buffet spreads featuring Asian and Western dishes and a good selection of fresh seafood on ice with free- flow non-alcoholic drinks ($45 at lunch, $48 at weekend brunch, $55 at dinner), plus sweet treats ($16 supplement at lunch or dinner), the restaurant’s also enlisted the Spanish cooking chops of Basque-native Chef Mikel Badiola to include an à la carte element to meals here. Standouts include the classic Spanish tortilla de patata ($10) and the rustic marmitako de atun ($28) – a rich Basque stew of prawn, fish and burnt bread, which adds a surprising depth of flavour to the dish. On the drinks front, the bar features cocktails on draft ($12), wines by the glass via an Eurocave dispenser and snack-size pinchos to pad the stomach.
|Venue name:||Element at Amara Hotel|
100 Tras St
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu & PH 11-1am, , Fri, Sat & eve of PH 11-2am|
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