Archive for April 18th, 2010

Regent Hotel Afternoon Tea

One of my favourite places to have English high tea is at the Lobby Lounge of Regent Hotel. The place is really quiet on weekdays and I managed to get a sofa seat  even though there were only 2 of us. Hardly anyone walks past this area because it’s not near the reception area, so it’s suitably secluded for a peaceful afternoon.

Afternoon Tea at Regent Hotel - View of the main seating area

For $36, they will serve you their standard afternoon tea items on a 3-tiered stand. Although you cannot choose what items go into the stand, I’ve been there twice and had no complaints. On our second visit (picture attached), the top tier consisted of the light items like salmon slice, egg sandwiches. The middle tier was my favourite because of all the savoury pastries like meat pie and cheese scones. Also included in the set is free flow of coffee, tea (various types) or iced-chocolate.

The items on the 3-tiered stand may not look like much especially when compared to a buffet afternoon tea, however we were extremely full after sharing 1 set plus an addition order of free-flow iced-chocolate for $12.

Oh, one thing very special about the Regent Hotel Lobby Lounge? As far as I know, it is one of the few places, if not only place in Singapore, that serves afternoon tea with CLOTTED CREAM! Imagine that!

Afternoon Tea at Regent Hotel - The 3 tier stand

The 3-tiered tea stand

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The desserts

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There are 2 types of seats to choose. If you choose the sofa seats, you have to contend with eating from a low table. This is not a problem if you plan to while the time away slowly, savouring every minute. There are also table seats, which facilitates eating. But of course this means you have no sofa to sink into after you have overloaded on the food. In my opinion, the best table seat there is is the one in the corner next to the bookshelves. From that vantage point, you are able to watch the world go by from a distance without being disturbed yourself. This angle was also where we took all our pictures.

Do make your reservation in advance, especially on the weekends or you might be relegated to the “Foyer tables”. Those are the tables literally along the corridors, beyond the carpeted area!

Apr 18, 2010 @ 23:46


Read about my reviews on other excellent Afternoon Tea places in Singapore

Ritz Carlton Chihuly Lounge – Part 1 (Sweet)

Ritz Carlton Chihuly Lounge – Part 2 (Savoury)

Regent Hotel Tea Lounge

Goodwood Park L’Espresso

Hotel Intercontinental Lobby Lounge

Fullerton Hotel The Courtyard

Regent Hotel Singapore Tea Lounge

Afternoon Tea: 12 noon-6:00pm (Mon-Fri)

High Tea Buffet: 1:30pm-5:30pm (Sat & Sun)

For reservations:
T. +65 6725 3245 / +65 6725 3245
Email: tealounge.rsn@fourseasons.com

Honey Oat Cookies

I’ve been baking a lot but I still get a lot of misses. Every time I bake cookies, I never know if I’m going to get something that I can present to guests. The final products are almost always edible, but I want store bought quality at the very least, if not better! Many times the cookies turn out so crumbly they disintegrate to pieces in my hands. Other times, the cookies need some loving so they do the group hug and merge into huge mass/mess. I would like to tweak the recipes, but although there are many food blogs out there baring all their recipes, hardly anyone actually knows the real chemistry behind the cooking. This means no one is able to advise me on how to make the cookies better and all I can do is to via trial and error.

Today was a good day. I tried baking a batch of honey oat cookies. I must say they look really good and smell heavenly. The texture is just right, and they taste even better than the store bought ones. I shall test them tomorrow on an unsuspecting victim, my insurance agent.

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