London has seen an explosion of gourmet burger joints and there are plenty of options when you are craving for a good and solid burger. Think huge and juicy patties enveloped in soft pillowy buns, together with crisp lettuce and feisty sauces. Whatever kind of burgers you are craving for, you can probably have them satisfied the Brit way. We explored the city to discover London’s best burger restaurants. Here are our top picks for the finest burgers:
PARKROYAL on Pickering is a gem along Chinatown. The eco-friendly hotel boasts a breathtaking metropolitan architecture, and the star restaurant – Lime – is a crowd pleaser no less. With a strong following from the executives and expats working in the vicinity and local families and couples, Lime dishes out delectable spreads every day for its fans. While the lunch and dinner buffet is particularly popular among its business crowd, Lime has come up with a sweet deal for those who still love dining at the gorgeous establishment – minus the food coma from a heavy lunch.
That’s what buffets always do to us, right? We eat our lunch hour away with all the cold cuts, pastas, cakes and whatnot. And we rub our bellies happily as we leave, only to realize that lunch will have us feeling all restless and dazed when we get back to our desks. So that is why Lime’s new Nonya Set Lunch got our attention, and we thought it couldn’t be a more brilliant idea!
Beginning from the month of September, the Nonya Set (S$38++) will entice with a Peranakan charm. Individually plated and with a variety of five tantalising dishes, the Nonya Set is specially conceptualised by Lime with the idea of satisfying your cravings for all things Peranakan in a comfortable and laidback environment. 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, Bakwan Kepiting Soup, Babi Pong Teh, Ayam Buah Keluak, Chap Chye, Bubur Cha-Cha and Durian Pengat Shooter.
It is the perfect dining option – be it a business luncheon or if you are introducing overseas friends to Peranakan cuisine. It saves you the hassle of walking to and fro for your food, and it is never as messy as a buffet can get. But if you still love your all-you-can-eat style, you will be delighted to know that an additional Peranakan section has been added on to restaurant’s daily buffet spread, so you get to enjoy free flow of all these Nonya treats from Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering Singapore.
The Nonya Set is available daily during lunch and dinner at S$38++ per person.
PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street
Tel: +65 6809 8899
Email: [email protected]
Sun to Thu: 6.30am – 12am
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 6.30am – 2am
Nearest Station: Chinatown/Clarke Quay
This post is brought to you by PARKROYAL on Pickering.
We have been to Hong Kong many times, but frankly, we never considered staying in Causeway Bay. We usually prefer to stay in other areas like Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, Kowloon, Wanchai where our favourite restaurants and shops are located. Somehow, Causeway just did not appeal to us previously. However, a recent stay at Lanson Place Hotel on Leighton Road changed all that.
A premium hospitality brand, Lanson Place is a familiar name to discerning travellers. It has many luxury serviced apartments and residences across Asia. Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong, however, is a full-fledged hotel and it is a warm and welcoming respite within the city.
While Lisbon might not come to people’s mind as an ideal holiday destination, this once prosperous Portuguese city should definitely be on one’s bucket list. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world and boasts spectacular architecture, breathtaking views and of course, delicious food. Portuguese cuisine is largely made up of toothsome savory Mediterranean food and egg yolk based desserts. Here is a guide to 5 of the best dining experiences in Lisbon.
Over the past year, Hong Kong has seen the addition of many new fantastic restaurants, and during my recent trip, I had a hard time trying to fit in as many places as I could in my list of to-eat restaurants. One of the most hyped-about restaurants in Hong Kong right now is Little Bao at Staunton Street in Central. Think an American diner with a modern Asian twist, dishing out familiar and comforting renditions of our Asian favourites over the counter and in many refreshing manners. The place may be tiny, but never dead. If any, it is full of energy, and is the kind of swanky spot which will easily fit into the linear of New York or London.
Dining out is getting increasingly expensive, and it is difficult to find an affordable restaurant in Singapore which offers decent main courses for under S$20. Which is why Lola’s Cafe at Simon Road deserves a mention. Almost all the dishes on the brunch menu (10am – 3pm) and dinner menu (6pm – 10pm) are priced below S$15 nett. For a wallet-friendly meal, note down Lola’s Cafe.
Updated on 27 Apr 2014: LÈ Restaurant is no longer in operations.
Regulars will know that I am a huge fan of Paradise Group. It is really inspiring to see how a small Chinese seafood restaurant at Defu Lane has evolved and expanded to a restaurant empire within such a short span of time.
LÈ Restaurant & Bar at Suntec City is Paradise Group’s latest venture – and its biggest project till date, spanning over 10,000 square feet – consisting of a trendy bar, contemporary restaurant which faces the open kitchen, and eight classy private dining rooms. LÈ offers a complete dining experience where you can indulge in pre-dinner cocktails and tapas, before having a delectable dinner at the restaurant. After the meal, relax at the lounge over post-dinner digestifs till late.
If I were to sum up LÈ Restaurant & Bar in a paragraph, it would be this: polished and well-furnished interior decorations; attentive and genuine service from the eloquent and smartly-dressed staff; unconventional and ingeniously concocted cocktails at the swanky bar and lounge; tantalising modern and refined Chinese cuisine; stylish and sensuous music and lighting – LÈ takes pride in delivering even the tiniest details for an immaculate experience. It is very sexy and it makes you feel alive.
Here are some of the highlights of some of the signature dishes at LÈ Restaurant & Bar.
In the past two years, ladyironchef has evolved to more than just a food blog with restaurant reviews and F&B happenings; we have expanded to covering a lot more travel and lifestyle topics, bringing you comprehensive guides to the best things in life.
Many of you have written to me, asking for recommendations to popular holiday destinations in the region such as Bali, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei and Seoul. There is so much I can share – down to every cafe and hotels. While I try my best to reply every single email, I thought it would be vital to do a comprehensive summary of all the related posts in this post – with links of our travel guides to almost 30 cities - so that whenever you are about to hop on an airplane, you know where to turn to for information that you might need.
I will be updating this list whenever there is a new guide, so do bookmark this page, or google ‘ladyironchef travel guide’ whenever you are planning a holiday.