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Best Afternoon Tea buffet places in Singapore

Recently, a friend asked for my suggestion as to the best place to have afternoon tea in Singapore. Specifically the English Afternoon Tea type, where she and her girly pals could giggle and gossip over pots of tea and unlimited dainty sandwiches. Three choices immediately came to mind, but it was quite hard to whittle it down to the top choice! And it really depends on personal preference in the end, but here are my top choices for the best English Afternoon High Tea places in Singapore. Click on the titles to go to the full posts.

No. 1 – L’Espresso at GoodWood Park Hotel – $38/pax

L’Espresso is my number 1 choice as it really is the best all rounder. There are lots of dainty finger sandwiches and canapes to choose from, all so delicious looking that I am seriously considering making a reservation this weekend as I type now. There’s a huge variety of cakes to choose from too. And most unique of all, there is free flow of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream. This last factor is my weak spot!  The one downside though, is that L’Espresso does not provide clotted cream with its scones.

L'Espresso (8)

No. 2 – Courtyard at Fullerton Hotel and Landing Point at Fullerton Bay Hotel – $42/pax

These 2 are sister hotels. I’ve only been to the afternoon tea buffet at Fullerton Hotel, but you get the exact same thing at Fullerton Bay Hotel too. At Fullerton Hotel, they first serve you a 3 tiered tray of scones, sandwiches and desserts. If you need 2nd helpings, or 5th helpings for that matter, the staff will top up your tray with the desired items. Fullerton scores very highly on my list because of its super delicious scones and generous serving of clotted cream! Also, the posh setting and huge velvety blue armchairs really make you feel like a tai tai. Let’s just hope someone else is paying the bill.

Courtyard 3-tier tea service

No. 3 – Chihuly Lounge at Ritz Carlton ($42/pax I think)

The afternoon tea at Chihuly Lounge also gets my thumbs up for serving up really creative dishes. You have to check out the decorations of the desserts in my previous post. Apparently the designs change frequently. The chefs are amazing! Afternoon tea at the Chihuly Lounge gives you the best of both worlds, it had dainty sandwiches, fried stuff like small spring rolls, samosas, and the European type desserts. Alas, once again, no clotted cream and the scones were blah. I’m afraid if you want good scones at a buffet, it seems quite an impossibility apart from the ones at Fullerton Hotel.

Chihuly Lounge @ Ritz Carlton

 

There you have it, my top 3 suggestions for good English afternoon high tea places. Anyone can be a tai tai for a day. Wait, everyone DESERVES to be pampered like a tai tai for a day, be it a man or a woman! Just eat $2.50 mixed rice for the next 5 days!

For where to find the best scones in Singapore, click here.




Goodwood Park – L’Espresso

Me and my afternoon tea. Nothing puts me in a better mood than the idea of having some English afternoon tea. If I had my way, I would have it every day :)

I think the Goodwood Park serves one of the best value for money English Afternoon tea buffet in Singapore. It costs about $38 if I don’t remember wrongly, and they have it every single day of the week! There are very few places in Singapore that serves English Afternoon tea buffet on weekdays. Off the cuff, the only other one I can think of is Rose Verandah at Shangri-La. Fullerton Hotel has a refillable tiered set, and that’s pretty good as well.

There are many places that charge over $30 for a 3 tiered tea service, but it is not refillable. Unless you just want to munch a little or share 1 set between 2 people, don’t you think it’s much better to pay a few dollars more to get so much more?

Anyway, I shall leave you to enjoy these pictures i took at L’Espresso during my week long birthday celebration. The food is really as good as it looks :) ! Oh and one reason why you really should try out L’Espresso is that they have free flow of Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream! How cool is that???? And I can load it with as much almond flakes as I want. Vanilla ice cream and almond flakes are a match made in heaven, trust me on that.

L'Espresso - Blueberry Layer Cake L'Espresso - Canapes L'Espresso - Canapes (2)  L'Espresso - Canapes (3) L'Espresso (7) L'Espresso (13)

L'Espresso Canapes and Finger Sandwiches

L'Espresso - Creme Brulee (2)

L'Espresso (28)

L'Espresso - Strawberry Shortcake

L'Espresso - Fruit Tarts

L'Espresso - Scones

L'Espresso - Half eaten quail egg

L'Espresso - Iced Chocolate

Goodwood Park Hotel Lobby L'Espresso Seating AreaL'Espresso - Goodwood Park swimming pool

  The pool looks very inviting I must say.

L'Espresso - Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream with almond flakes

Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream. As much as you want! Can you beat that???

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

Capella Hotel Sentosa, The Knolls

Ritz Carlton Chihuly Lounge – Part 1 (Sweet)

Ritz Carlton Chihuly Lounge – Part 2 (Savoury)

Regent Hotel Lobby Lounge

Hotel Intercontinental Lobby Lounge

Fullerton Hotel The Courtyard

L’Espresso at The Goodwood Park Hotel (Previous visits)

Check out 365days2play’s review on where to find the Best Scones in Singapore

Goodwood Park Hotel, L’Espresso
22, Scotts Road, Singapore 228221.
Tel: +65 6737 7411
Fax: +65 6732 8558

http://www.goodwoodparkhotel.com

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