Singaporean restaurant within the Pan Pacific Hotel of London located near Liverpool St
Within walking distance of Liverpool St and the brand new Elizabeth Line (superb for speedy access through London) sits the UK’s lone instalment of the Pan Pacific Hotel, part of the Singaporean owned Pan Pacific Hotels Group. There are not many Singaporean restaurants in London or the UK fullstop and this option provides a good value set lunch menu of two courses for £28 or three courses for £35.
Our starters consisted of Golden Crispy Lobster Cups (which appeared very similar to pre sourced croustades from Rhams) with spicy mayonnaise and rout roe (the filling being better than the cup) and duck spring rolls. The duck was a little too minced and flavourless but the home made hoi sin sauce was very good. Golden Crispy Truffle Cups with Black Truffle, Morels, Trumpets, Carrots and Radishes simply lacked the truffle flavour hoped for.
Char Kway Teow (flat rice noodles, Chinese vegetables, prawns, Chinese pork sausage, beansprouts, scallions and soy reduction) was overall a little too soggy. The fabled chicken rice had to be tried and this was fine (albeit a little flavourless as chicken), with a lovely, clear chicken broth but sadly served cold, but was salvaged by the home made ginger, sweet soy & chili garlic sauces. Umami Black Cod with Marinated Miso Teriyaki Sauce, Edamame, Wasabi, Seaweed and Snow Fungus was enjoyable as a combination and the fish was well cooked and presented.
So all in all, the sauce preparation appeared to be better than the main elements, but with the lovely Birthday cake dessert for the Birthday diner and free glass of champagne courtesy of Luxury Restaurant Guide membership (worth looking in to), it made for a generally pleasing option to try, especially when all was said and done, the meal worked out at circa £30 per head. A side note is it will be worth doubling the time you have available as this ‘express’ lunch took well over two hours with knock on impact to train journeys, but the staff were as friendly as can be.
Food Grade: 62%