All my friends who have been to the Tea Lounge @ The Regent Singapore’s for their afternoon tea, have been raving about it. Many of them even go to the extent of calling it one of the best afternoon tea in Singapore. Naturally, I’m curious if The Regent Tea Lounge is worth all the hype.
In my previous post on Jewel Artisan Chocolate’s Afternoon Tea, I’ve mentioned that there’s a difference between Afternoon Tea and High Tea.
At The Regent Singapore’s Tea Lounge, they have both the traditional English Afternoon Tea ($38++) with the desserts/pastries/sandwiches on a 3 tier dessert stand during weekdays, and a local high tea buffet ($52++) on weekends.
It may seem very expensive to pay $38++ for the 3 tier dessert afternoon tea. After all, there’s only a couple of petite sandwiches, scones, mini cakes, and a pot of tea, right? No, the afternoon tea set is much more than that, and there’s definitely more than enough food. Having an afternoon tea is an indulgence in life, it is about the feeling of sipping a cup of tea, nibbling finger sandwiches and tasting the petite desserts, while enjoying a leisure afternoon in the tea lounge with your friends or loved ones.
If you get the Afternoon Tea Set for yourself (no sharing), all the items are replenish-able and you can eat as much as you want. BUT, if two of you choose to share ONE afternoon tea set, it is an one-off thing, and the items will not be replenish-able.
There’s a good selection of English tea to choose from, otherwise you can always have coffee or homemade hot chocolate. Among the petite sandwiches (they change from time to time) that we tried, I love the Egg Salad & Cucumber on white toast which was light and delicate. The organic smoked salmon on Sunflower seed bread was equally tasty. The good thing about mini sandwiches? I can have as many I want without feeling guilty.
The gorgeous scones at The Regent Singapore Tea Lounge were wonderful. They could barely sit still around the soft strawberry jam and clotted cream, so I had to finish two of them on my own.
From the petite four desserts, the Chocolate-Yuzu Tart with pecan nut had a flavour that combines citrus with chocolate — it tasted like love. We also had a pear-flavoured financer, and chocolate madelaine.
Personally, I like the comfort of sitting down to enjoy the afternoon tea without having the need to jostle and fight with other people at the buffet counters. For the weekday afternoon tea set, everything is served to your table, and it will be replenished with a wave of the hand.
But if you prefer to have more variety of food, go for The Tea Lounge’s Weekend High Tea Buffet which has a local theme. They have the usual sandwiches, pastries and cakes, with the additional buffet counter of sushi, Asian corner, savoury items, dim sum, and gelato & crepes. Mind you, it’s a lot of food for an afternoon tea buffet!
The Regent Singapore Tea Lounge’s Afternoon Tea Set selection varies from time to time, they may not be serving exactly the same cakes and sandwiches, but each set will definitely comes with fresh finger sandwiches, Petite Four cakes/pastries, freshly baked scones and a pot of tea.
Note: This is an invited tasting session.
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Tea Lounge Regent Singapore
1 Cuscaden Road GF
The Regent Singapore
Tel: +65 6725 3246
Afternoon Tea Set ($38++):
Mon to Fri 12.30pm – 5pm
Weekend High Tea Buffet ($52++):
Sat & Sun 1.30pm – 5.30pm