Stepping in to PARKROYAL on Pickering is an experience so impeccable, and its grandeur is one-of-a-kind and unrivalled. This eco-friendly hotel – with a total of 15,000m2 of sky gardens, waterfalls, planter terraces and green walls – boasts a breathtaking metropolitan architecture that has completely changed the Singapore skyline.
Lime, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, is equally alluring. It is always a pleasant to dine and drink there, and be enraptured by the lush tranquility. The food never disappoints, and we could get used to a glass of its signature Limeade every day.
And what keeps our hearts is the lavish buffet spread that is nothing too exorbitantly-priced nor pretentious. Just good, honest food that fuels the soul.
Here are 7 things that we love about the buffet at PARKROYAL on Pickering’s Lime Restaurant.
A STYLISH AND MODERN INTERIOR, WITH A RELAXING AND WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE
Renowned local architect WOHA has done a terrific job in designing Lime. The restaurant is stylish and modern, with a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. It features high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. In the day, natural light floods through the glass panels and lights up the space with Mother Nature’s grace and warmth. In the evening, Lime transforms into a cosy sanctuary where you can cast your worries aside, and sink in to the chairs for some post-work rejuvenation.
Dining in this restaurant-in-a-garden is always a welcoming break. It is the kind of place that works well for all occasions: From a casual business luncheon with your clients (just a few minutes away from the centre of the city’s business district), to a date with your partner for some quality time together, a family gathering over hearty chats, a get-together with your friends, or even a much-needed and indulgent me-time.
AUTHENTIC PERANAKAN CLASSIC DISHES BY CHEF NANCY
One of the highlights – and what makes Lime different from the other buffet restaurants – is its Peranakan kitchen.
Retreat to a menu of Peranakan classics lovingly prepared by the prized Chef Nancy Teo – who has deep Peranakan roots – and indulge in a fulfilling lunch of Kueh Pie Tee, Babi Pong Teh, Ayam Buah Keluak, Chap Chye, Bubur Cha-Cha and Durian Pengat Shooter. The colourful treats are prepared with the best ingredients, so that you are reminded of Grandma’s cooking in the most endearing way.
INTERNATIONAL BUFFET SPREAD
From a wide selection of seafood on ice, to Japanese sushi and sashimi, cold cuts, anti-pasti, salads, freshly prepared pastas, Peranakan and local dishes, Thai classics and desserts, Lime’s international buffet spread will satisfy every palate.
The buffet lineup is always on rotation so that even the regulars will be surprised at every visit, but some of the highlights include: Braised Lamb Shank and Pork Rack with Honey Mustard from the International Kitchen; Prawn Paste Chicken and Mango & Yam Roll from the Asian Kitchen; as well as the aforementioned Peranakan dishes. And trust us on this – the Mango & Yam Roll is so good that it is impossible to stop at one!
UNIQUE OPEN-KITCHEN CONCEPT
Trying a Peranakan dish and not too sure what it is? Ask Chef Nancy and she will be more than happy to explain the origin and preparation methods of the dish. Haven’t had pastas in a long time? The chef at the ala minute pasta station will whip up a satisfying bowl of pasta in your favourite combination(s) – choose from a variety of pastas and sauces like Mushroom Creme, Bolognese or Aglio Olio.
Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering has a unique open kitchen concept with chefs cooking ala minute and always available to interact with you. So don’t feel shy if the curiosity in you is alive. The chefs are more than happy to address your queries and share with you what they know and practice. Story-telling while eating is quite a joy, and to know of the story behind every dish does have a psychological impact on elevating your taste buds, isn’t it?
LIME USES HERBS AND SPICES FROM ITS HERB GARDEN
For those of you who have stayed at PARKROYAL on Pickering before, you would have noticed that there is a community herb garden at a corner of level 5 where the stunning infinity pool is also located. Here, the chefs put their hearts and soul into growing herbs and spices to use in the kitchen for its discerning guests. Lime is committed to using only the best and freshest ingredients for the food that it serves in the daily buffet.
DESSERT HEAVEN THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HEART SKIP A BEAT
The highlight of the amazing dessert buffet spread at Lime is always the green tea chocolate fondue that is every bit photogenic and Intagram-worthy, and goes best with the selection of fresh fruits and marshmallows. We also have an infatuation with the Caramel Cheese Cake, Green Tea Mousse Cake with Azuki Bean and Hazelnut Caramel Cake that are innovative creations by the talented pastry chef at Lime. And oh, you must try the Lime Lemon Tarts. This citrusy treat is more than divine, and oh, what we would pay for a buffet of all-you-can-eat-Lime-Lemon-Tarts!
While the desserts are always on rotation, you can trust that the pastry chef and her team will prepare many marvellous sweet treats to spoil you silly.
ONE OF THE MOST VALUE-FOR-MONEY BUFFETS IN SINGAPORE
These days, buffet prices have rocketed quite a fair bit. But even with its recent introduction of its Peranakan kitchen to the buffet lineup, Lime remains competitively-priced and offers a value-for-money spread. It is surely a worthy treat.
The buffet Lunch at Lime is S$45/pax (S$22.50/child) from Mondays to Fridays, and S$48/pax (S$24) on Saturdays. For the dinner buffet, it is priced at S$58 (S$29) from Mondays to Thursdays, and S$62 (S$31) on Fridays and Saturdays.
PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street
Tel: +65 6809 8899
Buffet Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Buffet Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sunday Brunch: 12pm – 3pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown/Clarke Quay
This post is brought to you by PARKROYAL on Pickering.