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Address: Parkroyal on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, 058289
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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.
• 01 Jul 2015 • 271 reviews • 8 followers

Go Loco with Lobsters!

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Full review and pics on www.dairycream.blogspot.com

SG50 is probably the most important holiday on our national calendar this year. And as befitting for such an important festival, it's time to go "loco" over lobsters with Singapore's FIRST local Lobsterfest at Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering. On every Wed, one can tuck into mouthwatering Maine Lobsters in various styles ranging from lobster gratin to Peranakan Nyonya LOBSTER laksa.

If the natural sweetness of this delicacy is what you are hankering for, you may like to park yourself next to this station. In fact, this is my favourite way of enjoying lobster, with just a bit of horseradish and red wine sauce. If Lady Luck is with you, you might even pick one with a bonus lobster roe! 


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• 25 Jun 2015 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Good food, good atmosphere, good service.

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Went there on a Saturday afternoon. 

Lots of variety of food - I didn't even manage to try all of them but would definitely go back again! 

View full blog post with pictures and price: http://mydellylife.blogspot.sg/2015/06/lime-parkroyal-buffet.html

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• 20 Jun 2015 • 13 reviews • 0 follower

Unpleasant dining experience

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We used UOB credit card for this dinner buffet (Friday night) - 4 paying adults for the price of 3 (total bill: $240). I shall start off by sharing the good experiences:
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We we're seated near the dessert area, near to the peranakan section- quiet and spacious. Just right behind us is a clear glass panel where we can see the main road with cars passing by. note that it's not that close; about the distant of 2 perdestrian path away with some plants, semi covered. We love the high ceiling and the air circulation within the restaurant was good and it was not too stuffy.

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i would say not too bad. Though a couple of them looked young (not those temp lookiing staff) but they were pretty efficient in clearing the plates and refilling our cups. They looked friendly and were smiling throughout while serving us.
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Having read so many good reviews about this place, we came here with much anticipation. Alas, the quality and standard of the food (i.e. cooked food section, sushi, some of the cakes, etc) were quite bad and this was mainly because there were not fresh - probably leftovers from lunch or even the day before and or even a mix of new and old batches of food cooked together which resulted in this. We were all seriously disappointed with this and this was not just 2 or 3 dishes but quite a few to name. The ones that were notably stale and tough were the smoked duck, roast beef with wine, roast chicken, red snapper, sushi, Kueh Pie Tee' filling. Especially the meat, we could hardly cut them with knives, let alone chewing them. There were 3 or 4 more dishes which I can't remember and they were equally bad. There was slight sourish taste in the food and some tasted very weird. Upon sniffing, some of them even have faint bad smell. This is really awful.

All the nonya kuehs were semi hard and it's obviously not fresh. It's a agony to eat them while trying not to waste food at the same time. As such, we shunned from the rest of the Peranakan food. A few of the cakes such as the marble cake and mini Swiss rolls were tough. Fruits were quite fresh and that's OK. We liked the bread pudding and creme brûlée. We have been to different restaurants for buffet and by far these 2 are to our liking. Even the Line restaurant's (Shangrila hotel) bread pudding was not as good as Lime's. Croissants were used instead of bread and the taste was indeed different. Quality vanilla beans were also used in this case to make the Creme brûlée. These 2 were the most delectable desserts we had at the buffet. The fresh salmon, tuna, oysters, salad section, butternut pumkim soup and durian purée were quite alright.


All in all, the food was a tremendous letdown especially when those that I had commented earlier were the main food and highlight for the buffet. it was a real disappointment and we find it way too much to present the customers with such food on a Friday night at appx $60 per pax after discount. I hope the restaurant can do something to this.  
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