Keywords: Afternoon tea - English - Seafood - TWG tea
Month of visit: April 2022
Afternoon tea at The Westin Singapore.
The Seafood afternoon tea at The Westin Singapore can be enjoyed at the Lobby Lounge, on floor 32 of the hotel. The lounge offers sweeping views of the harbour and sea, enhancing the afternoon tea experience.
The seafood afternoon tea costs $50 plus taxes per person and comes with a pot of TWG tea of your choice or a cup of coffee. Diners may opt to supplement $28 plus taxes to upgrade their drinks to two TWG signature tea cocktails. Alternatively, the afternoon tea will cost $198 plus tax for two, if a bottle of champagne is to be included.
Afternoon tea is served at the beautiful Lobby lounge.
The afternoon tea set is fixed so guests will not need to select the food items they want. It can be divided into four themes; seafood, savoury, scones and sweets. The first three were served first and only after finishing the food items from these themes will the sweet items be brought out. The tea set was presented on plates, placed on a three-tier stand.
Afternoon tea menu at The Westin Singapore.
The tea was served first and we had opted for a mocktail to pair with our afternoon tea set. Diners who wish to get a tea refill can do so at $3 plus taxes per pot.
TWG tea and mocktails.
The raspberry and vanilla scones came in adorable heart shapes with jam and clotted cream on the side. They also came with a house made apple compote which was pretty good.
A scones platter.
Three savoury items were presented on a plate. The cucumber sandwich was very simple but tasted surprisingly good. Our favourite out of the three was the lobster mayonnaise brioche which had generous meat fillings. The salmon and ikura on pumpernickel was rather exotic.
A plate presenting the savoury items.
The highlight would be the (half) Lobster Thermidor with chargrilled lemon. The lobster was fresh and the dish was well prepared.
Signature Lobster Thermidor.
The desserts were brought to us after we had finished the first three courses. They came in the same circular plate and had six different items. They were all delectable and our favourite was the strawberry cheesecake macaron. The vanilla panna cotta was also commendable.
A selection of sweet treats.
Concluding remarks: The seafood afternoon tea at The Westin Singapore was priced a little steep as compared to most afternoon tea sets in Singapore. The premium price was due to the seafood theme which included a (half) Lobster Thermidor for each guest. The setting of the afternoon tea was also excellent, with great views of the port and sea complimenting the modern theme of the Lobby Lounge. We do recommend this afternoon tea set because of the superb quality of food items and pleasant ambiance.