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Lime Restaurant @ Parkroyal on Pickering

For the full review with uploaded photos and quoted prices:

http://www.thefoodnomads.com/2013/08/29/lime-restaurant-parkroyal-on-pickering/

The new Parkroyal on Pickering is colossal. A foyer rises a few stories to a ceiling of wavy inverted terrace in cream, gray, slate and sepia, the upper side of which becomes a podium that elevates the hotel blocks with yet more slender pillars. Forest canopies and shrubbery overrun every possible corner of the facade and it could well fit the vision of a post-apocalyptic city fortress. If you take my word for it, by apocalypse, I actually meant global warming – the new Parkroyal Hotel along Pickering road is a BCA Green Mark Platinum Award recipient. And the hotel’s international buffet at Lime Restaurant seems to share its vibes. Lime Restaurant, in looks, is not a foreign body like most hotel restaurants. The design focus is roughly the same, albeit reassembled: mirrors as walls, for light and heat scattering, in tetris-like Mondrian; fibreglass and teak counter tops; walls of blond wood strips in similarly terraced bands. Against the woven seats and the floor-to-ceiling glass exterior, the restaurant feels cavernous. Move to the bar and the mood feels slightly subterranean. If you prefer lounging, the sofas are right behind the buffet stretch. There are no partitions or delineation and the space does not feel disjointed in any way. In fact, no one seems to stick out in any way, even the odd hotel guest who orders a la carte quietly in a corner. And strangers are equally game to share tables at the longer communal tables at the chacuterie table or the dessert table.
Most other times, a garden or greenhouse should be what you’re getting. Starters surround a portion of a rectangular counter top in the centre aisle. Split-headed spotlight stands line the table, punctuated by pots of terragon, basil and bell papers. This is where you will find a humble selection of bread (densely packed with carbs but not as much flavor) and cheese – the cheddar-friendly Comte, a delectable semi-soft Tomme de Savoie, and the Kikorangi, a slightly astringent blue cheese.
Seafood here comes racked on an ice rampart, piked with pieces of driftwood. The Canadian Oysters are small but as they say, rather sweet. Just be careful with the occasional bits of sand (karma might have to do with it). There are also Tiger Prawns, Clams, and Mussels, all fresh and good.
The mains are all about the meat. Lamb Shank has a deep nutty stew. The meat has parted ways with the bones, puzzingly, as they fall short of being off-the-bone tender. The Braised Chicken Chasseur was much more yielding in texture. The sauce, while not as rich, was reasonably complex with a demi-glace base that bubbles thickly with the heat from the induction plates.
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18 Sep 2014 • 88 reviews • 0 follower

Lime, please buck up on your afternoon tea quality & service!

For full review & photos, please visit:
http://summerlovestoeat.blogspot.sg/2014/09/afternoon-tea-set-at-lime-parkroyal-on.html

Overall impression after 2 visits: Don't bother to come to Lime for afternoon tea!

Now they do not serve tea in a teapot anymore for Afternoon Tea set. And they have only 3 miserable selection for Tea - Earl Grey, Jasmine & Chamomile.. Now they just serve tea in a cup with the teabag for high tea. In this case, how can Lime indicated that with refreshing pot of tea in their website???

The service here never improve, yet getting worst during afternoon tea time. They will usually put guests at the back area for afternoon tea while their staff were mostly standing at the front either talking in a group or they were more concerned in preparing for the dinner buffet. And when i asked a few questions about the high tea, the staff seemed to be a bit impatient and wanted to leave. The staff here just simply don't bother with guests coming for afternoon tea. And the high tea items were not fresh, quality dropped till the max (Unacceptable)....

I really don't understand with the management at Lime.. Since you're all not interested to serve guests during afternoon tea time, then why bother to launch this high tea to torture your guests stomach and made them feel disappointed leaving Lime. This is the WORST place to have afternoon tea which explains why we were the only table to have high tea there on that day while other hotels were usually full house for high tea on Sat/Sun. Maybe the service for your buffet lunch/dinner is good but no one will come back for your afternoon tea again after first try..

Doesn't mean your afternoon tea prices is cheap & we have to accept such quality & service.
I think no matter how much we spent at Lime, hotel restaurants should provide the same level of service & quality at all times.. It's a pity that we can't come back for high tea again with such a nice ambience at Lime....
The management of Lime responded to this review:
26 Sep 2014
Dear buffetgal, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I truly appreciate the honesty of your remarks and assure you that we will certainly look into your comments and take corrective actions to address the service shortfalls and food standards. We take great pride at the PARKROYAL on Pickering in delivering genuine, relaxed and personalised service. Obviously you did not receive that and for that, I sincerely apologise. If there is anything further you would like to share with me, please contact me directly at ashley.vetsch@parkroyalhotels.com. Thank you
18 Sep 2014 • 88 reviews • 0 follower

The Worst Afternoon Tea in Singapore Hotels!

For full review & photos, please visit:
http://summerlovestoeat.blogspot.sg/2014/09/afternoon-tea-set-at-lime-parkroyal-on.html

Overall impression after 2 visits: Don't bother to come to Lime for afternoon tea!
Now they do not serve tea in a teapot anymore for Afternoon Tea set) And they have only 3 miserable selection for Tea - Earl Grey, Jasmine & Chamomile.. They will only serve tea in a cup with the teabag for high tea. In this case, how can Lime indicated that with refreshing pot of tea in their website???

The service here never improve, yet getting worst during afternoon tea time.  They will usually put guests at the back area for afternoon tea while their staff were mostly standing at the front either talking in a group or they were more concerned in preparing for the dinner buffet. And when i asked a few questions about the high tea, the staff seemed to be a bit impatient and wanted to leave. The staff here just simply don't bother with guests coming for afternoon tea. And the high tea items were not fresh, quality dropped till the max (Unacceptable)....
I really don't understand with the management at Lime.. Since you're all not interested to serve guests during afternoon tea time, then why bother to launch this high tea to torture your guests stomach and made them feel disappointed leaving Lime. This is the WORST place to have afternoon tea which explains why we were the only table to have high tea there on that day while other hotels were usually full house for high tea on Sat/Sun. Maybe the service for your buffet lunch/dinner is good but no one will come back for your afternoon tea again after first try.. Doesn't mean your afternoon tea prices is cheap & we have to accept such quality & service. I think no matter how much we spent at Lime, hotel restaurants should provide the same level of service & quality at all times.. It's a pity that we can't come back for high tea again with such a nice ambience at Lime....
06 Sep 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Great ambience with good food

We had a gathering of 28 people on Sept 5th, reservation was made about 10 days ago, the GRE (Mary and Nicole) are attentives and accomodative with our request. Thank you.

Evrything was perfect, the seafood is great, oysters and prawns are fresh, sashimi is good though i prefer a chef to slice it upon request. Salads not much selections but quality greens such as rockets and baby spinach with various dressings. 

Cold cuts salads was in an abscure place. Oriental and western food sections looks great, never try it cox too busy talking.

Main selling points are the desserts, ladies will love this.

Overall Lime offers a good variations of food, but lack of attention in details on the food quality and how it was presented. I ate a stale clam and a piece of soured honeydew.

Minor incident when 1 of us was late, so we pay for 27 people, the last person ordered an ala carte, but some of my friend passed an ice cream and a tiny glass of dessert for her. An indian manager (apologise, didnt get your name) want us to pay for the ala carte and the buffet fee. After few minutes of discussion, they decided to bill just the ala carte, it was a kind gesture from him. Thank you.

I higly recommend this place.