• Vincent Lim

Celebrate Lawry’s 19th Anniversary in Singapore


Stepping into Lawry’s was like stepping through a time gate. With its years of heritage, Lawry’s has preserved its core philosophy, both in their food and their aesthetics. Dark wood accents, mirrored pillars and walls, sepia tones emitting from chandeliers and sconces brought me back to a posh American diner from decades passed, juxtaposed by large windows overlooking the bustling crosswalks of Orchard Road.

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Somehow it still surprised me that July will mark Lawry’s 19th anniversary in Singapore, which is just a notch in its decades of history. Yet, somehow I’ve never dined here till today and I was excited to taste a little history. 19 years late is better late than never, right?

Lawry’s 19th anniversary set is available at $118++ per person, and $188++ if you get two sets, so you should definitely take this chance to come dine here with that special someone.

I started off with Lawry’s signature spinning salad. Standing on their tippy-toes, Lawry's exclusive vintage dressing is poured, which is then tossed with all the ingredients in a spinning bowl over ice. In an age of insta-stories and boomerangs, it's amazing how a practice that predates the smartphone would make the perfect post. The salad was served cold and crisp, surprisingly light, a great appetiser.

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We continued with the starters, with a little Japanese influence. I suggest starting with the Hokkaido scallop, it was light and fresh and done perfectly, with the mango salsa at the bottom to add a little tangy flavour. Next, the gyoza was juicy and the wasabi mayo added a nice tinge of spice. Finally the foie gras, the textures was buttery and the flavours were really prominent so if you love your foie gras you’d won’t be disappointed.

Followed up by mains, you’d get a choice between The Anniversary Cut of Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Baked Herbed Crusted Salmon with Mediterranean Vegetables and Idaho Mash, or Truffle Rosemary Lamb Rack.

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The salmon was great, baked perfectly with soft juicy meat and my favourite part -- the crispy skin.

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The lamb was excellent, just the right amount of gaminess, so juicy, smokey and tender.

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But they are called Lawry’s The Prime Rib for a reason. The 150g cut of roasted prime beef was marvelous. Perfectly medium rare, juicy and full of flavours. To top it off, you get the buttery smooth Idaho mash and Yorkshire pudding, along with a choice of creamed corn, creamed spinach or buttered peas. I can’t decide if I loved the creamed corn or spinach better. The combination of the whole dish exuded a warm, comforting vibe of a home cooked meal in every bite. So simple, yet simply delicious.

We close out an amazing dinner with perfectly with some desserts. Choose between a Lemon Meringue Cake with Yuzu Ice Cream or Sea Salt Caramel Pecan Mousse Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

The Lemon Meringue Cake was incredibly tangy and refreshing, which was perfect after such a decedent meal.

But even after such a heavy meal, I loved the sea salt caramel pecan cake. The perfect combination of sweet and savoury, the vanilla bean ice-cream and berries adds a creaminess and zest that keeps it from being overbearing.

When I first arrived, I said Lawry’s looked like a place to bring someone for a special occasion, and I was replied with a proud yes, that Lawry’s is the perfect place to celebrate something special. So on its own anniversary, it seems no better way to celebrate, then with a good meal at Lawry’s.

Lawry's The Prime Rib

Mandarin Gallery

333A Orchard Rd

#04-01/31

Singapore 238897

Opening Hours:

Lunch - Monday to Sunday:

11:30am to 4pm

Dinner - Sunday to Thursday:

5pm to 10pm

Friday & Saturday:

5pm to 10:30pm

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