Lime @ Park Royal On Pickering Hotel

Relaxing, calming and definitely nature inspired - this is the overall ambiance of the new Park Royal on Pickering. It's an absolute breather from a typical busy vibe of a city hotel. There's no doubt why this hotel is increasingly becoming popular around Singapore since its opening in January 2013. Beyond its façade and architecture which is pretty impressive, I can feel that there's something more to like about in this hotel. The moment you enter the lobby, you will be welcomed with a refreshing atmosphere. You will know in an instant that this is a perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

I love these wooden chairs. The design complements the movement of the water fountain outside.
The elements of nature are visible everywhere.
Even the door leading to the toilet is so attuned to the garden theme.

The lovely infinity pool overlooking the city.

True to its claim, it's really a hotel in a garden. And what better way to complement this beauty than  having a place to experience gastronomical delights? As we often times said, good food and good ambiance make a perfect combination. The Lime restaurant offers just that. Located at the ground level of the hotel (near the lobby area), the resto-bar provides a wide array of culinary choices. It generally showcases French cuisine, some popular Asian dishes and selected local favourites. Chef Alex Siah (Chef de Cuisine) who leads the cordial team of the restaurant, shared that some of the dishes he concocted for the buffet spread are heirloom recipes. This is something worth noting for diners! Primarily because heritage dishes coupled with personal touch are usually more interesting than industrial ones.
A very enticing entrance to the buffet! This was a star setting.

Bread section
Starters and cold cuts
Some cheeses
Dried fruits and nuts
Green Tea Chocolate Fountain - I guess this is to adhere to the green theme as well hence, that explains why it's not your typical brown chocolate fountain (such a nice idea!). 
Dessert repertoire

Mini Rum Baba

They serve Piper Heidsieck champagne for the alcohol brunch..

Here are some of the dishes that captured my wandering taste buds:
One of the best pan seared Foie Gras I've had. Succulent, creamy and rich yet not satiating at all.
Braised Beef Cheek in Red Wine - the beef is so tender and juicy. It's a must try for me.
Herb-Crusted Cod with Thyme Sauce and Tiger Prawn Meuniere (3rd photo clockwise) are also among my favourites. They are best paired with Ratatouille.
Cold Station and Sushis

Salads and appetizers
Truly scrumptious desserts - this section undoubtedly won me over. It's one of the most extensive dessert selections I've seen in a buffet. Sweet lovers will have a real feast! So make sure, you leave ample room for the sweet treats.

Generally, the Lime's sunday champagne brunch is not about quantity. The food selection is not massive but is neither too few. Having said that though, it's quite certain that there are food stuffs that will be pleasing to the palate even to the most discerning ones. Anyhow, it's but high time that the concept of buffet be transformed into a more worthwhile experience. It's not just about filling your hunger to the brim but rather enjoying the gustatory taste that the food brings. Thus, so long as there are dishes that are worth coming back for more, it's a buffet worth queuing. 

Lime's showcase of food is not grand nor fancy. Foods are presented in their utter simplicity. Depending on one's preference it can be perceived as just right or something that calls for an improvement. Personally, dining at Lime is a different experience in its entirety. There were dishes that registered in my palate's memory, that's for sure. But what I particularly appreciated was being able to savour good food in a truly sublime atmosphere which; not too many can offer. 

Lime Restaurant Bar
Park Royal on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore
Reservations: e-mail or call +65 6809 8899


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