Thanks to Jonathan and The Lawn Team for inviting us for this food tasting.
The Lawn Grill & Salad Cafe is a unconventional salad bar, bringing the current salad eating trends from California, USA which serve tantalising premium grills with unique and wacky salad dressing to Singapore food scene. Forget about the cold and plain salads, get ready for mind blowing and healthy food to tingle your palates.
Located in Biopolis, The Lawn cater for the professionals working in the area during weekday and regulars on Sunday. Don't come on Saturday, as they are close. Although the indoor seating is limited, they are more than enough seating in the alfresco area.
|Alfresco dining area|
As The Lawn concept is based on a salad bar, the following is the SOP on placing your order:
- Choose Base: Salad Box or Olive Rice (for those that need their carbo)
- Choose your Grill (protein: such as chicken, prawn, dory fish, duck, beef or even vegs)
- For Salad Box, Choose your toppings & dressings, you have 26 type toppings (such as vegs,fruits, pasta, nuts, cheese, etc) and 9 types of dressing options. For Olive rice, you have a standard side salad with no dressing.
|Ordering and Grill Station|
For the grills, we like the Acento Balsamico Beef Cuts and Ben's Beef Rubs the most. The beef are tender and juicy, especially on the balsamico. Next come dory fish & prawns. Both type of the grill dory fish are generous in size, well marinated and not flaky. The garlic prawn here is suppose to be one of the most popular grilled ingredients. It is fresh, juicy with subtle garlic flavour thus we are not surprise on why it is the top seller. Our least favourite grill on the menu is the chicken. The Lawn uses chicken breast and they are cut to bite size, we find the meat is a bit dry and chewy. The marinate used on the chicken is quite good though. We can't comment on the duck and vegetarian grills we did not try them, those who had tried please give us your comments. :p
|Pacific Dory with Salads - The Actual Salad Box|
|Acento Balsamico Beef Cuts|
|Char-Grilled Garlic Prawns|
For the dressings, Mi So Spicy is on top of the list. It started off with the subtle tom yum flavour, slowly the spiciness will come whack you from nowhere. Good with everything except for the beef. For the beef, we like the Honeyball dressing. The natural sweetness of the honey really compliment the seasoning of the beef. For fish, beachy peachy and manly mango are the best pairing as the fruity flavour in the dressing give a Mediterranean feel to the fish. For the prawn, wasahonie dressing will be a good choice. The combination of wasabi and honey bring out the familiar taste of wasabi prawn which you get in the most Chinese restaurant here.
|The Nine Dressings|
The olive rice is Teochew version of olive fried rice. It has comforting home flavour, just like what littledevil's mum cook at home. A good substitute for salad, however you don't get any dressing or toppings from this.
For those that need their caffeine fix, you can try their coffee here. They use the beans from the artisan coffee roaster Smittens.
The Lawn Grill & Salad Cafe
31 Biopolis Way,
T: +65 6478 9739
Mon – Fri: 11.15 – 21.00 (LO 20.15)
Sun: 10.00 – 16.00 ( LO 15.15)
Closed on Saturday
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