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 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.
On Saturdays and Sundays, Lime House rolls out its three-course brunch with free-flowing cocktails, beers, wines and spirits to whet appetites and loosen tongues.
On arrival, brunchers will be welcomed with Lime House’s signature punch made with Bajan Rum, hibiscus, cloves, cinnamon and lime—ask for the Sorrelade for the non-alcoholic version—before moving onto one of three tapas. Choose from the pan-friend shrimp with habanero served on a plantain coracle, a jerk chicken skewer or the island fav, Caribbean nachos.
If you’re a big fan of the jerk chicken, you could order it again for your main or instead select the pan-seared fish snapper served with spicy Jouvert sauce to eat your fill. But if you’re a lover of curry, then Lime House’s Tribajam goat curry or Ital coconut curry stew will satisfy and delight. But save room for dessert because the spiced banana cake is scrumptious while the chocolate mouse is made with rum—yum!
Across the two-hour brunch hanging with friends, you could be sipping on free-flowing cocktails as well as red and white wines, a selection of craft beers and a number of spirits, too. How you want to lime is up to you.
Lime House has got all the rums.
Behind the bar, 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 further 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. So, when it comes to a rum tasting, there are few places you’d rather go because at Lime House you will get to taste three premium rums carefully selected to suit your individual taste and preference.
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 500 high-quality bottles of rum stacked high and low at Lime House, there’s a tipple for everyone’s tastes.
Turn weeknights into date night at Lime House with this epic, Mount Gay rum-paired dinner for two.
To begin, guests will be welcomed with Bajan 75, a Mount Gay rum infused with peppermint, lime, honey and prosecco. It’s the perfect start to the evening, which sees head chef Andy Tan bring together his extensive knowledge and expertise to the four flavourful Caribbean-inspired dishes.
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). A roasted Black Angus beef tenderloin marinated in sofrito will melt in your mouth and the Jamaican escovitch red snapper adds a touch of tang for contrast.
Mount Gay Rum, the world’s oldest rum distillery, is well-known by rum lovers around the world. You’ll get to sample four of its most iconic drops—the Black Barrel, the XO, Port Cask, and the 1703 Master Cask—paired with the four dishes above.
From its ‘welcome home’ vibes to its superb Jamaican jerk chicken and baby back ribs to its bartenders who hail from around the world but now call Singapore home, the essence of the Caribbean can be found at Lime House.
Eat well to rum well and at Lime House, where you’ll be limin’ more than once.