Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House is an upmarket restaurant on Gemmill Lane near Telok Ayer MRT. They also have a branch on the 3rd floor of Robinsons department store on Orchard Road but the branch on Gemmill Lane is quite close to my gym in Raffles Place – around a 10 minute walk, so I went there after a class the other day for lunch with a friend that works nearby.
We made a reservation for 1.15pm and we were given a comfy round booth table perfect for just two people. The restaurant wasn’t too busy, it was around half full mostly with business people that work nearby. They have a small lunch menu with mains including burgers, pies and lobster rolls as well as their main all day menu available which has a good selection of oysters, steak, chops and other classic chophouse fare.
We got a lobster roll main course ($48) to share and a table snack of Oysters Lukefeller ($26). After ordering we were given two small complimentary cornbread muffins with butter sprinkled with paprika. The cornbread muffins were probably the highlight of the entire meal – they were soft, warm and buttery and the butter sprinkled with paprika went well with the sweetness of the cornbread.
Our main arrived quickly together with the oysters soon after and the chef had kindly separated (although slightly unevenly) the lobster roll into two separate plates so we wouldn’t have to go to the trouble of separating it ourselves. The lobster roll was small but delicious, the lobster was cooked to perfection with just the right amount of mayonnaise and the roll was lightly toasted. The fries that came with it were light and crispy with cajun seasoning and garnished with crispy sage leaves, the coleslaw was sweet and crunchy and not too creamy but the salad was a little soggy with a tad too much salad cream.
The Oysters Lukefeller were a little disappointing and definitely not worth the price tag. You only get three oysters and although they were cooked nicely and were still soft and juicy, the mornay sauce covering them overpowered the natural flavour of the oysters a little.
Overall I had an enjoyable meal in Luke’s, the service was polite and very attentive and the food on the whole was good and was just the right amount for the two of us. It was pricey though – the bill came up to just over $101 including a bottle of sparkling water, service and tax. I would love to go back again, it’s one of those places that is nice to have a long lunch and some American comfort food for dinner; it may not be the best place for a romantic dinner date though as the tables are spaced quite close to each other as you will generally find in a lot of restaurants in Singapore unfortunately. I might try the branch on Orchard Road when I get my next pay cheque!
Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House
Address: 22 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069257
Tel: 6221 4468
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 12am, Sunday: closed
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