(You won’t be able to imagine my out-of-this-world excitement when Jonathan, the owner of The Lawn, emailed me and asked me to review his food at The Lawn.
Well, I guess other blog writers who get such emails for the first time will probably feel the same way I did teehee)
Yanxi and I met at Tanjong Pagar MRT and via Exit E, we got to The Lawn very quickly!! It was a fully sheltered short 5 minutes leisurely walk. Even if I don’t work at Shenton Way, I don’t mind meeting friends here after work coz it’s so accessible by MRT!
Well-kept and clean entrance.
I simply had to take a pic of this blackboard. HOW DO THEY MANAGE TO WRITE SO DAMN NEATLY ON THIS?!
We stepped in and I asked for Jonathan. The staff, Jimson (probably the cafe manager), had apparently been briefed by Jonathan and he knew we were going 🙂
Jimson sat down with us and went through this order chit patiently. Simple enough – if you want a Chef’s Pick, just tick and go straight to Step 5 for an extra side of your choice. If you want to create your own, just go through each step – except that if you choose olive rice in step 1, you just skip Step 3.
Anyway if you are the blur sotong type, just ASK – friendly Jimson and his staff will be glad to guide you through 🙂
Studying the order chit intensely, and asking this photographer what she wanted. Apparently she wasn’t paying much attention 😉
Just place a calculator there and you’ll think I was doing accounting homework LOL.
Ah ha – we’re done! We ordered a Chef’s Pick and a self-created olive rice set 🙂
While waiting for our food to arrive, we started snapping away!!
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In a nutshell, The Lawn is a cafe serving salads with a whole array of nutritious grilled meats/ vegetables you can choose from. For friends who cannot go without rice, there’s this Olive Rice set which you can order along with its grills. If you are Paleo like me, get the salad bowl! And they have an astounding 10 types of dressings – all unique and flavourful 🙂 Best thing is, you decide what you want inside your bowl.
The Lawn operates at two locations – Shenton Way and Biopolis.
Address: 8 Shenton Way, #B1-11, AXA Tower,S068811
Monday – Friday 10:30am – 09:00pm
Address: 31 Biopolis Way, #01-07, Nanos,S138669
Monday – Friday 11:15am – 09:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 04:00pm
Yanxi fell in love with the carrot and broccoli cushies.
They really very cute la! The colours of all the cushions are so cheerful and uplifting 🙂
This is the other entrance, where customers will queue up during lunch and order from here.
There’s also this big board at this entrance that helps you decide what you want while you queue. I understand from Jimson that during lunch, customers will usually queue up, order, and then go and pay and then self-collect at the counter at the other end of the cafe. During dinner time, when it’s less hectic, Jimson and his staff will do table service.
You know, during the whole time we were in the cafe, I wasn’t wearing my shoes. Coz there’s GRASS flooring in the cafe!
And i really agree with this quote that’s found in the cafe. Everyone is fighting their own battles, having their own problems. Hence the least we could do, is to flash a smile to anyone and everyone so that their day will be a teeny weeny bit brighter!
I’ve always loved such colour themes. light brown with white. Very rural and country feel don’t u think?
The Lawn is a perfect place for a relaxing dinner with friends.
Looking at this picture, really can tell I slimmed down a lot!
With such pretty cushions, how can don’t take pics right!
This has to be my favourite picture of the night! Thanks to my co-photographer Yanxi 😀 think brown hair suits me a lot?
And our food arrived! This is our Olive Rice set with side salad, grilled prawns and Me So Spicy dressing. The colours are so pretty la!!
The Olive Rice is good enough to eat on its own – it’s not salty at all, but yet fragrant and flavourful.
And our other dish – it’s one of the Chef’s Picks – Hunky Dory (butter-seared dory with alfafa sprouts, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, tofu and almonds, with Wafu dressing). I LOVED this combination coz I love all the ingredients!)
The Dory – really was one big chunk of a hunk. haha. HUGE. This costs $13.90 – super worth it! I could have this for both my breakfast and lunch.
Jimson also prepared a few plates of samples for us – so nice of them 🙂 I have decided to give Jimson a nickname – Handsome Jimson! I really wanted to take a picture with him, but didnt ahhaa. PAISEH LAH.
So, the above meats are the Char-Grilled Cajun Chicken, Chicken Breast with Herbs and Chicken Breast with Maple Infusion. All 3 were not oily at all, but tasty and will go along very well with salads. This is very important for friends who are mindful of the food they eat – very suitable for people on a strict diet 🙂
Here are the dressings:
Furthest row – Me So Spicy, Balsamico with Olive Oil
2nd furthest row – Wasa Honey, Perky Sesame Ginger
2nd row – Honeyball (honey with Dijon mustard), Apple Cider Vinaigrette
1st row – Manly Mango, Beachy Peachy, Maple Peanut
(Missing dressing here is Wafu, which already came with our Hunky Dory salad)
My personal favourites are Perky Sesame Ginger and Wasa Honey 🙂 For Paleo eaters, you may wanna stick to Balsamico with Olive Oil or Apple Cider Vinaigrette 🙂
We were also given some Char-grilled Mixed Mushrooms and Ben’s Beef Rub. Yanxi was absolutely smitten with the mushrooms (she literally lapped up every single bit of the minced garlic I swear) – they were so generous with the garlic that added so much flavour to the mushrooms!
For those who need some iron and good protein, these beef cubes will be a good addition!
Another of my favourite pictures 🙂
We finally settled down to makan after taking pictures of the food 🙂 I thought this pic would turn out disastrous. But looks like when one is slim, you look good in ALL PICTURES xD
Yanxi and I indulged in idle chatter about work and life while munching away. We were there from 7 until nearly 9pm, and it simply wasn’t enough – we could just yak on and on in the cosy cafe with all those cushions!
Pics were taken by my new Samsung Note 3. I brought my Canon Ixus actually, but ended up using phone anyway.
And a big thank you to my darling Yanxi for accompanying me to this review session and taking so many nice pictures for me 🙂
In case you don’t know yet, The Lawn has a delivery service too – check out http://order.thelawn.com.sg/! They also do personal and corporate events as well 🙂
Lastly, we would like to thank The Lawn for their generosity and hospitable service. Service as observed during our session there – The staff were not intrusive during meals, but came to us immediately when we called for them. Same for other customers that night as well. And Jimson was a great example – he was humble, service-oriented and attentive.
This cafe is a perfect place for catch up sessions in the evenings – I will definitely think of this place again whenever I meet my girlfriends!