It was a lovely Saturday afternoon!
Visited on 5th Nov 2016, Saturday
Went for a date meet up with a friend for an advanced birthday celebration through enjoying the “tai-tai” (rich man’s wife in Singapore style English terms) style afternoon tea or high tea.
History of former Clifford Pier:
The name “Clifford Pier”(also known as Red Lamp Pier in older days) comes with a history, it is the exact architecture of the former pier built in 1933 which immigrants and other sea passengers landed during the older days until 2006.
Review of this place:
Fullerton Bay hotel has beautifully transformed “Clifford Pier” into their hotel premise mainly with their restaurant serving lunch, dim sum brunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
This “Heritage Afternoon Tea” serves savouries and sweets related to Singapore local delights such as Mantou (fried chinese plain bun) with chill crab sauce, Kurobuta (better quality black pork) with braised sauce, Rojak (mixed fruits and vegetables in shrimp paste sauce), Bandung Macarons and Tropical fruit scone. The savoury dishes are placed on the buffet trays for self-service, while the sweets are served to the table with tiered high tea trays.
Drinks are free flow as well with variety selection of exotic flavours for tea lovers mostly in both hot and iced versions.
Menu for Afternoon tea:
The less commonly found dishes to try would be “Chili Bak Kwa Jam on savory egg tart” and “Cruffin with Masala Potato and Curry leaves “. Personally, I prefer the sweets instead which “Honey and Mango Financier”, “Soft-centered coconut chocolate cake” and “Tropical Fruit Scone” are those worth trying. While they have this extensive spreads for scones, the mango and passion fruit spread for the plain scones which complements each other well.
During our visit, there was piano performance accompanied with singing, which lasted for approximately 15 minutes.
Warriors Rating: 3.5/5.0
The price of this high tea buffet definitely cost a bomb, it would be a delightful experience to de-stress and immerse in the soothing ambiance to eat a late lunch with your favorite person or a bunch of buddies. The service level provided by the staffs are exceptionally well in being responsive to changing individual’s plate and always putting a smile or welcoming tone in speech.
I recommend it to tourists visiting Singapore as it displays some of the most iconic taste of Singapore which might be too familiar for the its residents.
Price: SGD 45++
Clifford Pier’s Afternoon Tea Buffet| The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Address & Operating hours:
80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Monday to Friday: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.