The Place Locates in Chijmes which took over the space of Casa Restaurant by Remy Lefebvre, I checked out the newly opened Lumbre, a modern Spanish grill cuisine restaurant by AC Concepts (behind Kulto, Kilo) and Plan B Ventures (behind Señor Taco and La Mexicana). Lumbre’s name in Spanish means fire, where the open kitchen takes centrestage of the restaurant’s space.
The restaurant is split into two main dining rooms with the main dining area overlooking the open kitchen, while the inner dining room is a more causal lounge environment for larger groups or private events.
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The Food The menu takes a small and big plates approach which is great for sharing. The dishes span across vegetables, seafood, white and red meats, and desserts.
I started with the Grilled Iberico Chorizo with Mexican Cheese (S$22), served in tapas portions. Good balance of the cheese and Iberico flavours here!
The Homemade Foie Gras Terrine, Cheese, Apple Purée and Pistachio (S$26) is served with slices of bread and I like that the foie gras is well-balanced with the apple purée and pistachio bits. The overall taste is not as heavy as typical foie gras dishes.
The Grilled Dry Aged Beef Sliders (S$26) is not much of a surprise in terms of taste or execution, skip this to try other dishes instead.
The Charcoal Octopus and Iberico Pork Belly with Chorizo Foam (S$38) is a good octopus dish where the octopus is relatively tender, and the chorizo foam is an interesting element on the dish.
The Grilled White Asparagus, Bluefin Tuna Belly and Confit Green Peas (S$26) is a nice surprise as the thinly sliced Spanish bluefin tuna looks like ham instead and tastes good.
For mains, I highly recommend the Seafood White Fideua ‘Arroz Caldoso’ with Calamari and Smoked Eel (S$48) which is served in a casserole. The flavourful seafood noodles soaks up the base of tomato-pepper sauce and seafood stock very well.
For meats, I enjoyed the Duck Breast with Confit Endives and Apple Purée (S$32) where you can expect a tender and flavourful duck breast meat here.
I am not a lamb lover, but there is also the Lamb Rack with Pistachio Praline, Baby Tomatoes and Black Olives (S$42) which my dining mates enjoyed.
For desserts, expect the likes of Caramelised French Toast (S$16), which is surprisingly not too sweet.
Rants Nothing in particular comes to mind.
Will I Return Again? Lovely space in Chijmes for a Spanish meal. The dishes are generally good at Lumbre and it is a convenient dining option in Cityhall ideal for couples or group dining.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
30 Victoria Street
Tel: +65 9722 8171
Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm to 2.30pm; 5.30pm to 10.30pm
Closed on Monday & Sunday
Ranted by The Ranter