My friends have been high-tea-hopping on weekdays from hotel to hotels, and we came to Regent Hotel High Tea, which is at their Tea Lounge. It’s very old school, almost colonial-like. A pianist plays at the lobby.
The weekday high tea lasts for 5 hours, from noon to 5pm, and starts from $45++ and goes up to $138++ for freeflow of champagne. The basic set, which we took, consists of 5 finger sandwiches, 4 savory puffs and pies, 6 sweet pastries, and 2 scones. It also comes with 2 teas.
The scones are supposed to be their signature, but they are nothing to write home about. The Devonshire clotted cream is gorgeous, light and rich. Huccalyly was astonished, “You FINISHED the cream?” Ok, don’t get your panties in a twist.
The sandwiches are nice. The best thing is probably the satay chicken puff, a smart creation. The sweets are just so-so, and perhaps the least impressive of the lot.
We paid $53 each, after taxes. On the whole, not bad. There are better high teas, and there are worse.
Tea Lounge, Regent Hotel High Tea
1 Cuscaden Road, Regent Hotel lobby, Singapore 249715
T: +65 6725 3245
Weekday Afternoon Tea 12pm-5pm (Mon-Sat)
Weekend High Tea Buffet 12pm-2.30pm (1st seating), 3pm-5.30pm (2nd seating)
Overall rating: 3.313/5
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.