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Food critic: Lumbre At Chijmes, Cityhall

The place Located in Chijmes which took over the space of Remy Lefebvre’s Casa restaurant, I visited Lumbre, a modern Spanish grill restaurant recently opened 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 center stage in the restaurant space.

The restaurant is divided into two main dining areas with the main dining area overlooking the open kitchen, while the indoor dining area is a more causal lounge environment for large groups or private events.

Lumbre is currently running an opening promotion: enjoy 20% off all menu items until June 18, 2022!

The food The menu takes a small and large plate approach, ideal for sharing. Dishes cover vegetables, seafood, white and red meats, and desserts.

I started with the Grilled Iberian Chorizo ​​with Mexican Cheese (S$22), served in tapas portions. Good balance between cheese and Iberian flavors here!

The Homemade Foie Gras Terrine, Cheese, Apple and Pistachio Purée (S$26) is served with slices of bread and I like that the foie gras is well balanced with the apple puree and pistachio pieces. The overall taste is not as heavy as typical foie gras dishes.

The Grilled Dry-Aged Beef Sliders (S$26) isn’t much of a surprise in terms of taste or execution, skip this to try other dishes instead.

The Charcoal octopus and Iberian pork belly with chorizo ​​mousse (S$38) is a good octopus dish where the octopus is relatively tender, and the chorizo ​​mousse is an interesting element on the dish.

The Grilled White Asparagus, Red Tuna Ventrèche and Candied Peas (S$26) is a nice surprise as the thinly sliced ​​Spanish bluefin tuna looks more like ham and tastes great.

For mains, I highly recommend the White fideua with seafood ‘Arroz Caldoso’ with calamari and smoked eel (S$48) which is served in a casserole dish. The tasty seafood noodles soak up the tomato pepper sauce base and seafood broth very well.

For the meats, I liked the Duck Breast with Confit Endives and Apple Puree (S$32) where you can expect tender and flavorful duck breast meat here.

I’m not a lamb lover, but there’s also the Rack of lamb with pistachio praline, baby tomatoes and black olives (S$42) which my table mates enjoyed.

For desserts, expect Caramelized french toast (S$16), which surprisingly isn’t too sweet.

Getting mad Nothing in particular comes to mind.

Will I come back? Nice space in Chijmes for a Spanish meal. Dishes are generally good at Lumbre and it’s a convenient dining option in Cityhall, ideal for couples or group meals.

This was an invitational tasting, although all opinions expressed are our own.

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TheRantingPanda says:
taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Vibe: 3.5/5
Overall experience: 4/5

Lumbre
30 Victoria Street
#01-20 Chijmes
Singapore 187996
Tel: +65 9722 8171

Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Closed Monday & Sunday

Rated by The Ranter

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