The Place One of the most well-known Afternoon Tea spots in Singapore, Tea Lounge at Regent Singapore was revamped few years ago and remains a cosy spot in town for a leisure high tea session. The revamped look takes inspiration from the garden theme and tries to create that lush ambience within the lobby setting. Even though the property has a long history, the space doesn’t feel dated at all.
I recommend going for the seats beside the window if you want more privacy and natural light.
The Food The weekday and weekend Afternoon Tea spread differs and as you can imagine, the buffet spread is more extensive on weekends and is priced higher. I checked out the Afternoon Tea on a weekend and Tea Lounge just re-introduced an English theme to its buffet spread.
The Afternoon Tea is priced at S$47++ per guest on weekdays (Quote RSTL2ND when making a reservation on the website to enjoy a second afternoon tea set at 50% off) and at S$68++ per guest on weekends (Quote RSTL58 to enjoy a weekend tea buffet at just S$58++).
The weekend spread is sumptuous during my visit and you can expect the likes of savoury dishes like Regent’s Signature Scones served with Devonshire clotted cream, berry preserves and lemon curd; a selection of English cheeses, sandwiches such as Black Truffle, Organic Egg Mayonnaise and Cucumber.
The buffet spread has a good quality mix of Roasted Wagyu Beef Rump with Truffles, Yorkshire Pudding and Forest Mushroom Jus; and Salmon Confit with Sesame Dressing and Crispy Shallots.
If you are more of a local cuisine person, there is also local delights like laksa, kueh pie tee, satay and fried buns with chilli crab sauce.
During my session, there is also a surprise round from the kitchen where they served a plate of delicious and fatty char siew to each table. It is really tender and I wished that it is part of the buffet spread.
The sushi station is surprisingly decent, given that Japanese food is rarely a highlight of any Afternoon Tea buffet. No sashimi, but smoked salmon does fine at times.
Dessert options include Eton Mess, Red Berries Victoria Sponge Cake, pralines, local kuehs and ice-cream.
Each diner is entitled to two types of beverages from the coffee or Gryphon tea options.
Rants The seats furthest away from the window are the most open with other hotel guests passing by periodically. Avoid these seats if you prefer a more private corner.
Will I Return Again? The Tea Lounge Afternoon Tea experience is good value from the perspective of the varied spread. Most hotel high tea offer the traditional 3-tier presentation but at Tea Lounge, it comes with a good buffet offering in addition to the tradition high tea dishes such as scones, sandwiches and desserts. Give it a try if you haven’t!
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Tea Lounge, Regent Singapore
1 Cuscaden Road
Tel +65 6725 3245
Weekday Afternoon Tea
12pm to 5pm
Weekend High Tea Buffet
12pm to 2:30 pm (1st seating)
3pm to 5.30pm (2nd seating)
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