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Swissotel Merchant Court Staycation 2018

It’s no secret that we love going on staycations. If I could, I would check into a new hotel every month. Even the toddler loves staycations. At one point in time, it was quite dangerous to even mention the word “hotel” because then he’d launch into a big tantrum if you didn’t take him to one straight away! Given that it’s going to be peak season for staycations in December, here’s my review of Swissotel Merchant Court to give you some idea of where to staycation next.

Swissotel Merchant Court Birthday Staycation

We previously stayed in Swissotel Merchant Court back in 2016, when Edward was still a baby! There are many things that we really like about Swissotel Merchant Court. First of all, the colour scheme. I really love the bright yellow hues, it just makes you feel so joyous and welcomed. The rooms are always very well-appointed. And for me, location location location. It being smack next to Clark Quay Central as well as Clarke Quay MRT station makes it so convenient. There are lots of restaurants to choose from, lots of shops. And even if you don’t want to spend a single dime, Clarke Quay is a great place to just chill by the steps of the river and people watch. And for Pokemon Go players, Clarke Quay is teeming with PokeStops and mons!

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Swissotel Merchant Court Crossroads Bar Afternoon Tea

Can you believe that it’s going to be Christmas soon? It’s cliched to say this but seriously, where has the time gone? I was looking through my photo archives and reminiscing the celebration we had for Edward’s 2nd birthday, when I realised that in just a few months time, it’ll be time to celebrate his 3rd birthday!  Where has the round headed baby gone?

Happy 2nd Birthday to Edward

Speaking of celebrations, here’s how we celebrated his 2nd birthday, over afternoon tea at the Swissotel Merchant Court. An apt time to be posting this because I often associate cosy afternoon tea sessions with Christmas time. Apart from Christmas posts, you’ll be seeing more afternoon tea and staycation posts now that it’s the holiday period! I certainly hope you love the Christmas period as much as I do.

Afternoon Tea at Swissotel Merchant Court

Swissotel Merchant Court Crossroads Bar serves a Peranakan inspired afternoon tea, available daily from 3pm – 5pm. Nyonya savouries such as petite braised pork bely in steam leaf bun, otak otak on toast, sambal ayam panggang sandwiches and freshly made kueh pie tee to name a few, will be served on a tiered platter. When we were there earlier this year, they also had a Western afternoon tea set, so we asked them to mix and match the items. The food you see below is for a 2 persons order. My parents came to join us for the cake cutting and candle blowing!

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Dine at Stevens – Choose from 11 cuisines in 1 dining destination

The recently opened Dine at Stevens is a development housed within the Mercure Singapore on Stevens and Novotel Singapore on Stevens, that boasts a grand total of 11 restaurants. A number of the outlets are housed in individual "pods" that are designed to resemble lily pads from an aerial view, while the rest are within the 2 hotels.

So what can you fine at Dine at Stevens? An impressive 11 different cuisines and various price points to choose from:

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Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL – Thrill of the Grill

Meat-lovers please sit up. Do you enjoy indulging in barbecue meats and seafood? For three weeks only, you can now savour char-grilled meats and seafood, cooked on an outdoor grill at Lime Restaurant’s Thrill of the Grill buffet.

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Cook & Brew at The Westin introduces refreshed menu based on Executive Chef’s family recipes

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Sometimes change is a good thing. A couple of years back when I first visited Cook & Brew, located on the 33rd floor of The Westin Singapore, the ambience looked really promising but the food was just average. This time round, I am glad to report that Cook & Brew’s refreshed menu is much more appetising and exciting. The following are some of the dishes that are worth checking out.

Whipped Buffalo Milk Ricotta Cheese

Whipped Buffalo Milk Ricotta Cheese $15

Before you do anything else, order this appetiser first. This was seriously so good. Who knew that a slab of Buffalo milk ricotta with truffle honey on a slice of grilled bread could be this good? I think I single-handedly finished half a pot of that ricotta cheese.

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