Located on the 32nd floor, with frontal view of the port and South China Sea, the Lobby Lounge at Westin is unlike any other hotels in Singapore. The 2-storey tall ceilings made the space more grand than it already is. I love the combination of light brown leather and shades of purple, complemented by mahogany wood. The chandeliers were sophisticated with unique glass jars sitting atop a mirror disc. Lobby Lounge serves high tea daily from 2.30-5pm at $45 for 2 people, with complimentary tea! Furthermore, there will be live piano music in the background playing renditions of classics.
Plushy armchairs and sofas, completed with numerous pillows set the mood for a lazy day!
The bar counter that is opened till midnight.
JING Jade Sword Green TEa, Zhejiang Province, China
JING Jasmine Silver Needle, Fujian Province, China
The teas were very fragrant and light. Each tea cup came with a wonderful-tasting minute chocolate cone attached. The teapots were really precarious on the burner though!
Classy 3-tier with all the high-tea goodies!
The quantity was adequate in my opinion, even though they may seem insufficient.
Egg (something) Tarts – These were my favourite bites out of the lot!! The taste was extremely unique, so much so that I could not tell what was within. The tart had the textures of Scottish biscuit and the fillings were creamy and good. Hands-down the best tart I’ve had!
Egg Mayo Sandwich; Cucumber Sandwich; Smoked Salmon Sandwich – Using the freshest ingredients, I really found satisfaction in simplicity.
Pastries and Desserts – The cakes, tarts and eclairs were excellent but the scones were rather mediocre as they were not warmed up, though I give them the benefit of doubt since I had them last. The desserts were not too sweet, instead, they were enhanced by the natural sweetness of the fresh berries.
Prawn Cocktail ($26) – The ala-carte menu offers small bites as well, like this refreshing and tasty salad. The king prawns were definitely the star of the dish as they were extremely fresh and springy! I was really glad that they were deveined – bonus points for the chefs!
My high-tea experience at Westin Hotel was a superb one, with excellent service standards though the staff were not very confident yet (I was there on the 2nd day of opening). I believe the pricing was very reasonable and really, I wouldn’t want to spend a Saturday afternoon squeezing with a crowd at the buffet line. This felt more like English Royalty.
Level 32, Westin Hotel Singapore
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
Tel: 6922 6888