It’s scary to think how long it would take to fly from Singapore to the sun-soaked beaches of Trinidad & Tobago, but if you fancy a mini Caribbean escape without clocking up the air miles then treat yourself to an afternoon of ‘liming’ at Lime House near Chinatown.
‘Liming’ means to chill – the term apparently originates from guys in Tobago sat watching the world go by under a lime tree – and that laid-back vibe translates itself perfectly to Limehouse, the brainchild of Tobagan entrepreneur Chris Morris, who ‘moved to Singapore for a couple of months five years ago…’.
Caribbean culture is everywhere, from the artwork, to the outside rum bar, to the plantain strewn on the chef’s table, to Chris’s shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops ensemble.
The Sunday brunch is well worth checking out. For the princely sum of $35, you can enjoy a selection of dishes including jerk chicken, beef stew, fried and poached parrot fish, from midday until 5.30pm. That’s a seriously long graze.
You can even break your day up with a snooze in one of the upstairs chill-out areas (as if it could get more chilled), or just while the day away with a few seriously strong rum punches, before popping back for a fifth or sixth helping of jerk chicken.
Address: 2 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089260
Phone:+65 6222 3130