If you like to take inspiration for life from places far and wide, then you need to look to the people of the Caribbean and their concept of liming. It’s where you and a group of friends get together to socialise and chat. If it sounds familiar, it’s because liming is just a much cooler way of saying ‘hanging out with friends’. And there are few better places to do that than at the rumtastic Lime House in Singapore’s Chinatown.
The Caribbean Restaurant and Bar has a welcome ‘home philosophy’, where the laid-back atmosphere will set you immediately at ease as you tuck into both fine-dining and traditional Caribbean dishes as well as a huge menu of quality drinks.
Dining at Lime
From American diners to Italian eateries, Singapore has a range of restaurants that provide foodies with delicious dishes from all around the world. Luckily for lovers of Caribbean grub, Lime House’s all day menu boasts the most diverse flavours, authentic ingredients and delectable dishes that the islands have to offer.
Lime House’s famous and finger-licking good Jerk BBQ chicken and pineapple salad is on the menu and so too is the Fisherman’s Stew (mussels, shrimps and crab meat cooked in tasty spices and butternut broth). Braised oxtail with a side of creamy mash will melt in your mouth while the plantain lasagne adds a sweet touch for contrast.
Try out their fabulous street sandwiches known simply as “doubles.” Straight from the bustling street markets of Trinidad and Tobago, these delicious delights are made by stuffing deep-fried barra bread with a range of tasty ingredients including spiced chickpeas, mango chutney, curried chicken and more.
Boozy Weekend Brunches
Brunching in Singapore is nothing new, but Lime House’s brilliant brunch menu adds a Caribbean edge to the traditional breakfast classics. On Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant rolls out its impressive brunch packed with cocktails, beers, wines and spirits to whet appetites and loosen tongues.
Before pigging out on the tasty tapas options, brunchers can choose from a range of booze-filled cocktails including Lime House’s signature punch made with Bajan Rum, hibiscus, cloves, cinnamon and lime. Dishes on offer include pan-friend shrimp with habanero served on a plantain coracle, jerk chicken skewers marinated in a tangy pineapple salsa, traditional Caribbean nachos and much more.
While liming with your nearest and dearest, you could be sipping on heavenly cocktails as well as red and white wines, a selection of craft beers and a number of spirits, too. One of the restaurant’s specialties is the rumgria – a deliciously sweet beverage that mixes homemade sorrel, red wine, blended rum and fresh fruit together to put a Caribbean twist on the Spanish classic.
Premium Rums All Round
Looking for a place to bring a mate or a date? Lime House’s bar is filled with an endless supply of top-quality rums and is sure to loosen you up for the evening. They’ve got white rums, they’ve got dark rums, blended rums and flavoured rums. They’ve also got rums from around the world, from the home of the sweet spirit in the Caribbean to countries farther afield like Australia, South African, Japan and Scotland. There are rums that are three years old and rums that are fifteen, and rums that have been aged in sherry, cognac and port casks that are a world’s difference in taste.
More importantly, though, Lime House has a top team of bartenders that know their rums like the back of their hands. So, when it comes to drinking the good stuff, there are few places you’d rather go than Lime House.
Not too sure what you like when it comes to rum? No worries. Tell your bartender on the night what you like—something strong, something light, something with a hint of vanilla or a touch of spice—and they’ll not only choose wisely, they’ll also give you the rum-down on rum production and the history of the famed island spirit. You might even hear of rum’s health benefits.
With over 300 high-quality bottles of rum stacked high and low at Lime House, there’s a tipple for everyone’s tastes.