Before you even step in Lime, the new restaurant at PARKROYAL on Pickering, you would face rows and rows of desserts, cakes, pies and pastries neatly laid out. And they all call out to you “Come eat me because I am so pretty”.
Like a child in a candy store, I got a little too excited as I went trigger-happy with their spread during their Sunday brunch. The brunch features an impressive line-up of culinary delights such as an array of twelve European Cheeses, and three sections of live stations. There is also an option of free flow Piper Heidsieck Champagne.
The energy is positive and infectious, ceilings are high which makes the restaurant look open and spacious. Service staff was friendly and personable, while they would move from table to table with freshly prepared pizzas.
I have decided that I do not have the space to finish everything, and went straight for the live stations. Out of the Asian, European and Seafood sectors, I was informed that the fresh seafood with plates of freshly cut sashimi, sushi, lobsters, prawns and oysters was the most popular among customers. (Okay, not my favourite section as I am picky about my sashimis.)
Surprisingly, I liked the Asian section most. While the Chef’s Wok Creation, a plate of seafood and vegetables fried in sambal chilli on the spot was more sweet than spicy, the other dishes such as Stir-fried Chicken with Curry Leaves, Black Pepper Beef Fillet and Braised Pork Belly were all consistently brilliant choices.
While some other cooked food items end up to be rather cold and unappetizing looking after some time, Lime’s Asian renditions all feel, taste and look freshly cooked with some wok hei.
If you are up for some Western food, Lime’s carving station offers a selection of roasted meats including US Prime Rib, Guinea Fowl and Rack of Lamb. Otherwise, the chefs can cook poached eggs, pastas, risottos and pan-seared Foie Gras on the spot.
The guy in front of me ordered 12 pieces of Foie Gras, and the chef was quick-witted enough to first serve me the 2 pieces I needed, topped with apple compote and passionfruit pulps. The Foie Gras was not of the best grade, though still good enough to make you feel you got your money’s worth.
My advice is, it is impossible to finish all the food. Just take those you really like, and spend the time lazing and enjoying your company. Otherwise, you would end up rushing through the meal and feel bloated which really defeats the purpose.
Lime’s vibes make it so conducive to just take it easy, it is crowded yet does not feel hurried. So just chat-chat, sip the champagne, and take small bites of that awesome blackforest cake.
Price of Lime’s Sunday Brunch
$68++ per person including free flow fresh juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea
$98++ per person including free flow Piper Heidsieck Champagne and selected Red/White House Wine, fresh juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
Lime PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering St, (Chinatown MRT) Tel: +65 6809 8899
Opening Hours: 6.30am – 12.00am (Sun – Thurs), 6.30am – 2.00am (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH)
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm – 3:00pm