Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Afternoon tea at Westin Singapore

About two weeks ago, my sister and I brought mummy yap to one of Singapore's latest hotel , The Westin for afternoon tea as to celebrate Mother's Day!

There were not many reviews about it at that point of time... 
So with our finger crossed, we went ahead and made reservation. 

Here's a picture of the afternoon tea set for 3 pax ( and of cos, that's my queen waving at you )..

Here's my review of the tea : 

The sandwich : One word..Boring. 
The fillings were cucumber, smoked salmon and egg salad. 
Nothing fancy and almost like anyone can make them.

The savory tart : It's the little tiny tart housed together with the sandwiches..
I don't really know what to call them but it seems like they are made of egg and bits of ham in tart crust.. Interesting enough but , again, not fantastic .

The cakes: The sweets were the only saving grace. 
There were Chocolate Eclair, Fruit Tart and some sort of sweet egg dessert . 
They were moist and not too sweet. 

The scones : It's like nothing like you imagine.. They were dry and hard. Reminds me of eating some random biscuit.. 
The clotted cream and strawberry jam served together didn't make much difference..

They have ala-carte menu available as well. 
We ordered additional Crispy chicken ( basically fried chicken drumlet serve with Thai sweet chilli ).
30 mins into waiting, one of the server even jokingly comment that they were still hunting for the chicken. 45 mins to 1 hr later, we finally received the plate if chicken served to our table. The chicken was okay, they were moist but neither were they amazing. 

Overall service was slow but servers were polite. 
We went on Mother's Day so maybe that why there were a lot of kinds screaming, playing and shouting around.  * frown * 
And there were renovation works going on when we were there.* double frown * 

I didn't really enjoy my experience this time round but I would still want to come back and try their Champagne Brunch, High Tea Buffet and I definitely want to spend a or two staycation here..

One thing I like : The view. Looking out and down from the 32nd story...

One thing I dislike : The cucumber sandwich was soggy and almost tasteless. It's one sandwich that I'll always remember and I guess Ill use it to bench mark all future sandwich. It tops from the bottom. 

One tip : The server mention that you need to call beforehand to make reservation for the afternoon tea set. So in other words, they do not serve the afternoon tea set to walk ins. 

Afternoon Tea @ Lobby Lounge
    Level 32, Westin Hotel Singapore
   12 Marina View
   Asia Square Tower 2
   Tel: 6922 6888


Peipeipeipei said...

Wow, pretty surprised that Westin's standard is THAT POOR!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you actually ate that!

Christina said...

It's a good thing you continued!