Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Landing Point - Afternoon Tea Affair By The Bay @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel [Singapore]

My friend couldn't believe her ears when i mentioned my dislike for scones and insisted i must try the ones at The Landing Point; her insistence eventually resulted in a birthday treat for me as i have never felt tempted to try afternoon tea given their exorbitant pricing! 

So thanks to this friend and two others who joined, i took half day leave on a Friday afternoon and made my way down to The Fullerton Bay Hotel.

As expected of a 5-star hotel, The Fullerton Bay exuded an aura of refined posh with plush sofas, huggable cushions and expensive, specially-designed hanging chandeliers.

Got seats overlooking the bay and the world famous marina bay sands. At this moment, the sky was still bright; in just 30 minutes, thunderstorm transformed the entire landscape! No wonder an ex-colleague had commented that Singapore has the worst weather in the whole world. 

The high tea included free flow fine tea with 18 unique selections to choose from! Just in case you are wondering if the tea brand is a common one; all the teas came from the luxury TWG (The Wellbeing Group)! 

While waiting for our platter to be prepared, you may proceed to the above section to kick-start the afternoon tea session, especially if you are a little bit hungry, as i was! 

Items included spring rolls with three types of sauces, penne pasta with creamy mushroom sauce, hazelnut cracker with french cheese, petite quiche du jour.

There were also two trays of warm scones (one plain, one raisin) that came with a bowl of clotted cream (said to be necessary for scones) and strawberry jam! 

Giving the plain scone a try and although i didn't give myself too much expectations; i was once again convinced scones are simply not the kind of dessert i prefer.

That same friend convinced me to have the raisin scone with clotted cream and jam and while the taste marginally improved, i still feel that the calories could be better wasted on other desserts! Haha, guess it's just me and i am extremely apologetic to all scone-lovers! 

Our wondrous-looking platter decked out with so many bite-sized goodies; gosh, i absolutely feel like a rich tai-tai and love the positive, relaxed vibe that this opulent lifestyle brings. 

Just a sneak of what's available on the platter; salted caramel tart, flavoured macarons, pistachio puff, fruit cake, boston lobster cornet a l’oriental, white truffle egg mayonnoise sandwich, smoked salmon mille-feuille with caviar.

And mini prosciutto bagel, cucumber sandwich with ikura, duck rillettes in sesame bun, smoked duck capsicum wrap, chocolate eclair, lemon tart, orange madeleine and canelé.

A photograph to commemorate my first afternoon tea! 

Done and want more? You can request for top-ups and sometimes, the staff would also bring trays filled with selected sandwiches, pastries and sweets for you to choosez! Hence, take a bite of everything so that you would be in a better position to decide.

I love the savoury stuff more; like boston lobster cornet a l’oriental, white truffle egg mayonnoise sandwich and smoked duck capsicum wrap! For the sweet stuff, i am less keen. 

Compared to the food, i am more impressed with the TWG tea. All the ones i had (and tried from teapots of fellow friends) were of a class way beyond the more economical brands; be it flavour, taste, infusion etc! Two were exceptionally good; scarlet hour and eau noire. 

Having been informed that there were birthday babies, the staff brought out a slice of rainbow cake to surprise a fellow friend and I since both of us were born in April! Yes, sweetness overdose for just the two of us! 

Ending the afternoon tea with a cup of mocha! 
Thanks for the treat, ladies! 

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Location
​80, Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel,
The Landing Point, Singapore 049326

Website

Pricing
Afternoon High Tea - S$48 an adult
(from 3-5pm on weekdays). For weekends, refer to above.

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