We could not forget our sumptuous Sunday brunch at Lime @ Pickering last year so we were very excited when we saw that this international restaurant and bar was one of the merchants featured in the Entertainer 2014 app. However, we wanted to wait for a special occasion before using up the precious 1-for-1 dinner buffet vouchers.

So we decided to pull the trigger on Oct 26, and I made a reservation for four adults and one toddler for dinner that Sunday evening. Our total bill: $145.94. Our savings: $145.94!! i.e. Dinner cost only $36.49 per adult with the use of two Entertainer vouchers. Asher, who is only three years old, dined free of charge.

Lime @ Pickering is spacious and comfortable

Lime @ Pickering is spacious and comfortable

The Entertainer app is the most useful dining-out app I know, offering 1-for-1 deals at more than 770 establishments here. The annual app ($98) is valid for 12 calendar months from January to December, and the monthly app ($19) is valid for 30 days upon activation. Other than Lime @ Pickering, offers from atas restaurants like Senso, Fat Cow and The White Rabbit are also available on the app. There are spa and hotel deals too.

“1-for-1” literally means that the second person dines free of charge. Most of the time, the offers are applicable only to main courses unless otherwise stated (like in this instance, it’s a buffet). When paying, simply tap on the offer you wish to redeem and key in the PIN you’ve set for the app. The merchant will then key in the PIN from their side to unlock and redeem the offer. It’s very fuss-free and the F&B outlets we’ve dined at with The Entertainer have been VERY nice about us using the app offers.

The app shows how much money you save when you foot the bill

The app shows how much money you save when you foot the bill

Three offers are available at Lime @ Pickering when you use the Entertainer 2014 app: 1-for-1 main course (estimated savings of S$36); 1-for-1 lunch buffet (estimated savings of S$67); 1-for-1 dinner buffet (estimated savings of S$67).

A small Peranakan spread was the highlight of the dinner buffet, and it was complemented by dishes from other Asian cuisines as well. We had a very spicy ayam buah keluak, kueh pie tee, bubur cha-cha, durian pengat and an assortment of Nyonya kuehs. Each item tasted wonderfully authentic; we were later told that the chef is Peranakan, hence. Asher polished off at least three servings of durian pengat.

Yummy Nyonya desserts

Yummy Nyonya desserts

The seafood section comprised fresh oysters, prawns, various shellfish and tuna and salmon sashimi. There was a pasta hot station, various salad stations, a selection of cheeses, roast chicken, roast beef, roast rack of lamb and soups. Personally, I prefer the Sunday Brunch but I cannot complain as there is a vast price difference (Sunday Brunch costs $88/$128, depending on whether you choose to have champagne and wine). All in all, it was a very satisfying meal.

Live pasta station

Live pasta station

Cold salad station

Cold salad station

Cheeses and olives

Cheeses and olives

Seafood section

Seafood section

Service is excellent at this restaurant. When I called to make a reservation, no-one picked up the phone so I e-mailed instead. I was pleasantly surprised when the staff called me back on my cellphone within minutes to answer my queries and apologise for not having answered the phone earlier. When I made changes to my reservation later, I could do so via e-mail again without a hitch. The helpful staff also gave me pricing details.

Other than the thoughtful service, I love the atmosphere at Lime. I love the floor to ceiling glass panels which afford diners a view of the street, framed by lush landscaping and well-placed water features along the perimeter of the restauarant. I love the cosy ambience, which allows me to have intimate conversation and be heard. And I love that the place is child-friendly. We’ll definitely be back!

Location: Street Level of PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday – 6:30am to 12:00am
Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday – 6:30am to 2:00am
Telephone+65 6809 8899

We are inviting more people to take advantage of The Entertainer! Alvinology is giving away 10 2014 ANNUAL Entertainer Singapore apps (each worth $98). To win, simply leave a comment at the end of this post about why you want the app. Please indicate a working e-mail address we can contact you at. For those who participated in the Extra Virgin Pizza Giveaway, sit tight – we shall be contacting the winners soon.

Winners who commented on this post have been contacted:

Alison
Natty
Yingting
Keli
Kaili
Leena
Nadia
Chee Chin
Vicki
Juliana

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