[Review] Festive Buffet 2018 at PARKROYAL on Pickering

December 16, 2018 0 Comments A+ a-

Last weekend, we had a fabulous festive feast at Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Pickering and we were pleasantly surprised and impressed that we must share about it.  It certainly looks like the dining team at the Lime Restaurant is really pulling all the stops to make this the best Christmas for all of us with a surfeit of dining options, making for an immensely satisfying and memorable experience.


This was our first time we had a meal at Lime and we really liked the ambience a lot. The restaurant itself had a touch of elegance and was rather spacious with dining tables spread out, unlike certain restaurants whereby the tables are right next to each other. We also liked the fact that there was a lot of surrounding glass and greenery. The high ceiling reminded us of Brasserie Les Saveurs at St Regis, just without the stained glass ceiling.
I am not too sure how new this hotel is, but being a new hotel sure has its advantages as designers can draw inspiration on existing designs and iterate on them. The restaurant design, and the hotel itself is at the height of a designer chic. It was comfortable and classy, without being too opulent and we really liked it. We certainly wouldn't mind a staycation at this hotel as this place has left an indelible impression the moment we arrived.

But of course, the nice ambience would be nothing if the food isn't up to par.

Wide Range of Offerings

Thankfully, Lime restaurant’s brigade of talented chefs managed to impress us with a stunning selection of festive favourites and contemporary dishes that are sure to make this year-end holiday season an occasion to remember.

Like most buffets, it offered salad, sushi, seafood on ice and a cheese section. The cheeses, while less limited in variety, were of artisan quality and comparable to the ones in Basilico at Regent Hotel.

The lobster laksa was also superb and they also served a complimentary Welcome Coconut Lime Drink to provide some contrast to the spiciness. One of our favourites was the Double Boiled Ginseng Chicken Soup. Not many restaurants can boast this is their buffet menu and this is certainly one of the highlights - and one of the healthier options available.

Festive Highlights

Festive traditionalists can tuck into a lavish Christmas spread including the Whole Baked Turkey, Honey & Citrus Glazed Ham, Wagyu Beef Rump and Oven-Baked Pork Prime Rib with Spicy Tomato Paste. Enjoy the roasted vegetables, chestnuts, pearl vine tomatoes, brussel sprouts at the side to complement these festive favourites.

On the actual festive dates, expect an even more special menu consisting of Roasted Beef Cheek with Juniper Berries, Red Wine Jus & Red Pepper Corn, 12-Hour Slow Roasted Rack of Lamb in Garlic (on Christmas Eve & Day) or Boston Lobster, King Crab, Baked Oyster with Spicy Yellow Bean Sauce and 65-Degree Whole Salmon (on New Year's Eve).

Irresistable Desserts

The dessert corner features a luxury of choices such that I found it hard to make a choice. In life, there's always an opportunity cost. If you try something, your stomach may not be able to accomodate another item. If I had to choose again, I'd not regret picking the Araguani Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Jam (because I have a soft spot for high quality chocolate).

But perhaps others may prefer to have the Christmas Stollen to be in line with the festive mood, or the Matcha Chocolate Fondue with marshmellows/ childhood gummies, Durian Pengat, Creme Brulee, Pineapple Gazpacho with Mixed Berries, Coconut Panna Cotta with Red Ruby or Soya Avocado Puree with Sago. Everyone is sure to be spoilt for choice. They even offer various flavours of Ice Cream and Sorbets, and even Cheng Tng!

Traditional Christmas Treats

With no less than four variations of the Christmas logcake, those with a sweet tooth might have a problem deciding on a flavour.  The buffet offers Pandan & Coconut Logcake, Durian Gula Melaka Yule Log, Black Forest Yuletide Log and - of course the Belgium Dark Chocolate with Yuzu Yule Log for those who prefer the classics. 

Festive Buffet Details

The festive buffet is available until 31 December 2018. Prices are as follows:
  • Daily Lunch – SGD68++ (12noon – 2:30pm), except Sunday and the special dates below. 
  • Daily Dinner – SGD98++ (6:30pm – 10:30pm), except the special dates below.
  • Super Sunday Brunch – SGD98++ (12:30pm – 3:30pm),
  • Christmas Eve Brunch Buffet – SGD118++ (12:30pm – 3.30pm)
  • Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet 1st Seating – SGD108+ (6pm – 8pm)
  • Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet 2nd Seating – SGD118++ (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  • Christmas Day Brunch Buffet – SGD128++ (12:30pm – 3:30pm)
  • Christmas Day Dinner Buffet – SGD128++ (6:30pm – 10:30pm)
  • New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet – SGD68++ (12:30pm – 3:30pm)
  • New Year’s Day Dinner Buffet – SGD138++ (6:30pm – 10:30pm)
UOB and DBS cardholders will enjoy:
  • 15% savings except on 24, 25 and 31 December 2018.
  • Early bird discount of additional 5% for bookings fully pre-paid before 16 December 2018.

PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering St,
Singapore 058289
(Clarke Quay or Chinatown MRT Station)

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