Lime (PARKROYAL on Pickering): Singapore Buffet Review

“Swanky global and Asian offerings”

lime parkroyal pickering buffet

With much greenery around and designed based off agriculture, PARKROYAL on Pickering’s hotel-in-a-garden concept is looking to turn some heads. Lime, the hotel’s signature open-kitchen all-day dining restaurant serves up an extensive spread of Asian flavours and contemporary international favourites in a lively theatrical mood.

lime restaurant parkroyal singapore

A soothing colour palette of calm greens and natural wood, and accented with abundant light and glass around the restaurant, Lime provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere for patrons throughout their meal.

lime restaurant interior

The layout is modern yet contemporary and pleasing to the eye. Lime boasts 3 open-kitchens for a more interactive dining experience.

matcha chocolate fondue fountain

Upon entering Lime from the front entrance, you are greeted by this huge green Matcha chocolate fondue fountain, a stark contrast to the usual dark brown fountains. I’ve heard people say they are scared to try it though due to its color, but the matcha is mild and complimented the chocolate well.

bread basket buffet singapore

Bread baskets aplenty amongst salads and appetizers.

seafood oyster prawns


singapore salmon sashimi oyster

On a weekday lunch buffet, the seafood selection is pretty limited with only the usual fare of oyster, salmon and prawns.

lime buffet singapore

Roast meats are also available for the more western tastebuds.

lime parkroyal kueh pie tie

What is really unique to me in Lime’s buffet selection is the new introduction of a Peranakan kitchen led by chef Nancy Teo, and the subsequent nonya dishes available. I’ll be showcasing more of this Asian selection rather than the usual standard buffet items.

lime parkroyal kueh pie tie plate

Kueh Pie Tie. Fill the little crispy pastry tart with as much turnips as you can stuff, and top it with prawn and the special Kueh Pie Tie chili.

lime parkroyal ayam buah kuluek

Ayam Buah Keluak. A favorite of many Peranakans, there is even additional Buah Keluak paste on the side for that unique nutty flavour.

lime parkroyal assam fish

Sambal Assam fish. This spicy and sour tamarind flavour fish is yet another traditional nonya delicacy.

chap chye peranakan

Nonya Chap chye. A stew mix of different types of vegetables like cabbage, black moss, mushrooms and bean curd stick. Other Peranakan items like Babi Ponteh, Itek Tim and Mee Siam is also available in the nonya spread. Fans of Peranakan strait cuisine will adore this buffet.

lime buffet har cheong gai

Har Cheong gai. The very common Chines Zhi Char item, yet this strong smelling fried mid-wing chicken is surprisingly good at Lime. Crispy with that powerful prawn paste finish that makes it outstanding.


lime parkroyal durian pengat

Durian Pengat with gula melaka. Have to say I didn’t like Lime’s version as it wasn’t as creamy as I preferred.


lime parkroyal peranakan nonya treats

Nonya kuehs. The dessert features these traditional snacks as well in addition to Western cheesecakes and chocolates.

parkroyal hotel on pickering

Designed after the terrace rice fields, the unique architecture at PARKROYAL on Pickering is awe-inspiring to look at. Lime presents an international spread for its buffet and manages to add a spin with a Peranakan Nonya kitchen, which sets it apart from other hotel buffets. The Peranakan Kitchen runs till 31 August 2014.

Expected Damage: (Lunch) Mon – Fri: $45++, Sat: $48++ | (Dinner) Mon – Thur: $58++,  Fri -Sun: $62++ | Sunday Brunch: $88++ or $128++ (with alcohol)

Lime: 3 Upper Pickering St, Parkroyal Hotel at Pickering, 058289 | Tel: 6809 8899 | Website