Lunch At Lucas, Klapsons The Boutique Hotel, Singapore
Waking up from a nice, long sleep, we headed to Lucas for lunch. It was a pre-birthday pig-out session for Shan, and we’ve planned to visit a couple of places today. So, where exactly is Lucas?
Lucas is the resident restaurant of Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel. The official description details it as a “contemporary grill which combines down to earth western cuisine with modern twists”.
We’ve had Klapsons on our radar for quite a long while already, and it was one of the first boutique hotel that we know of in Singapore. Unfortunately, the reviews have been a mixture of hits and misses, and I’m not convinced enough to book a room/suite for a stay-cation yet. Hence, we took the opportunity to visit Klapsons and have lunch at Lucas.
It was a bright and sunny day. Hot. Hot? Hot! Snapped a photo while we were waiting for a cab.
Klapsons is located in the heart of Singapore’s financial district, and I expected it to be a pretty quiet afternoon. The cab dropped us off, and we stepped into Klapsons. Didn’t get any shots of the hotel lobby, but I do have a couple of pictures from Design Hotels, which Klapsons is a member of. (The two pictures below are from Design Hotels.)
Opening the front door, the reception area is housed in an unmistakable silver capsule. The interior of the capsule is sleek and white.
We looked around, saw a small walkway, and went towards it. Ah. Lucas. Spoke to the staff manning the counter, and made our way in. Like the hotel, Lucas itself has a couple of nice touches in terms of design. Prior to the dining area, there is this lounge-like area for drinks I suppose. (The picture below is from Design Hotels.)
I was wrong. It wasn’t just quiet. It was empty.
For the two hours or so when we were at Lucas, I believe we were the only customers. In case you were wondering, the hotel lobby was empty as well when we walked into it.
On the bright side, we got the undivided attention of the staff, whose sole purpose is to serve us. Got ourselves a booth seat for more privacy, and settled into it.
Looked over the menu and ordered Portobello Bisque for starters. For mains, a Lobster Risotto for Shan, and Pan-Fried Chicken Fillet for myself. As for drinks, Shan ordered a Kiwi Iced Tea, and I had an Irish Coffee.
The Kiwi Iced Tea was kind of interesting. It came in a glass, full of ice tea cubes – no more diluted drinks! The flavoured Kiwi syrup came in another container, which you could add to your liking.
Needless to say, our food was prepared in a jiffy considering there wasn’t anyone else in the place.
The Portobello Bisque was served in a small metal pot, placed right in the middle of a plate. It didn’t taste creamy at all like the usual soups we had at restaurants. Instead, it was just full of mushroom-y goodness. Oh, and the waiter came by and asked if we wanted pepper, and he ground some right into our soup after we said “yes”.
The Lobster Risotto, and the Pan-Fried Chicken Fillet. Both came in nice plates with fancy looking sauce dripped over it. Anyway, there were four generous chunks of lobsters. Yum.
Had a nice long chat as we enjoyed our lunch. From time to time, the waiting staff would walk by our booth, just in case we needed their attention. Apart from serving us, it didn’t seemed like they had anything much to do.
Overall, it was a good meal with good service, albeit with a slightly steep price.
Couldn’t resist taking a couple of pictures of the restroom that was right outside Lucas. The cubicle was huge and lined with mirrors and stainless steel fittings.
Best of all, hand lotion was provided right next to bottle of hand soap, both of which were attached to the wall. An added touch of luxury.
Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel (website)
Address : 15 Hoe Chiang Road, Tower Fifteen
Tel : 6521 9030