Afternoon Tea Review: W Singapore - Sentosa Cove
Keywords: Afternoon tea - Japanese Desserts - Woobar - Stylish
Month of visit: December 2020
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The afternoon tea at W Singapore, Sentosa Cove runs daily between 3-5PM at their in-house bar, Woobar. This contemporary afternoon tea menu consisted of English classics and Japanese inspired desserts. Priced at $70++ on weekdays and $80++ on weekends, this set was sufficient for 2-3 people to share.
The restaurant/bar had limited tables and as such can fill up quite fast so prior reservation is recommended. The seats were really comfortable and sofa seats were also available. We opted for the window seat so that we could have a view of the hotel pool which was beautiful.
Woobar, situated within W Singapore.
Once we were seated at our table, we were presented a QR code to view the menu. While the menu may not be available online, you may contact them to request for the latest menu. The desserts were fixed but a choice was given for savoury items. If no request for a vegetarian menu was made, the default non-vegetarian menu will be served. Do note that requests will need to be made at least two days prior to the reservation. Diners can opt to upgrade their afternoon tea experience with a glass or bottle of bubbly at an additional cost.
Afternoon tea set menu.
It was advertised that beverages were free-flow throughout the two hours. However, if tea was chosen, they will only refill your teapot with hot water whereas if coffee was selected, unlimited orders were permitted, both hot and iced. There was a limited selection of TWG teas to choose from and a standard list of coffee which included latte, flat white and cappuccino.
Coffee and tea served during the afternoon tea.
Not long later, our sweet and savoury items were brought over in a dramatic three-tier open faced bird cage. The bird cage was suspended on a metal stand which resembled a tree branch. Originally, the scones came in a separate bowl but we had placed it on the top tier of the cage. As such, the upper tier consisted of the scones to start, the middle tier had the savoury bites and the desserts were presented in the lower tier. The overall presentation was delightful and exotic while each individual item looked appetising.
The afternoon tea set came in an open-faced metal bird cage.
There were two kinds of scones; plain and cranberry flavoured. The scones had a good texture to it and was not very dry. However, there was barely a difference in the taste between the two scones. The scones were accompanied by clotted cream and strawberry jam.
Plain and cranberry scones to start.
The savoury bites on display included a truffle cheese doughnut which was a unique twist to the typical dessert that we were accustomed to. It was essentially a cheese doughnut with truffle oil spread on the outside. There was also a cucumber sandwich, which was simple but tasted nice with thinly sliced cucumber and greek yoghurt spread. Our favourite item was the spinach quiche which was well done although some may find it to be a little salty. One other item of note was the salmon cone which was a smoked salmon tartlet that we found to be tasty.
Savoury items of the afternoon tea set.
Moving on to the desserts tier, apart from the chocolate eclair, chocolate popsicle and chocolate truffle, all the items were Japanese inspired. These Japanese creations included a yuzu chocolate cup which had yuzu paste in the cup topped with yuzu meringue as well as dulce sable which was akin to a cookie sandwich coated with desiccated coconut. Our favourite dessert was the red velvet lamington which was a red velvet cake coated with desiccated coconut. The portion size for most of these items were rather large and had an overwhelming rich flavour such that it was difficult to finish for two adults. Overall, this tier was satisfying to the eyes.
Sweet items of the afternoon tea set.
Concluding remarks: Priced from $70++, this was an afternoon tea set that we found value for money. From the ambiance of Woobar to the unique presentation and wide variety of sweets and savouries, we had an enjoyable afternoon at W Singapore. We do however recommend to share this set with at least three people as the portion size is rather large and some items had an overwhelmingly rich flavour.
W Singapore, Sentosa Cove