Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Restuarant Review: Tunch at Rose Veranda (Shangrila Hotel) 3.5*

I have heard a lot about this cafe which boasts a comprehensive range of 102 varieties of tea so my girlfriend (who used to be my colleague) and i went there for tunch a couple of days ago since they were having 38% discount in conjunction with their 38% anniversary. reservations have to be made online here within 38 days in advance and no show will result in a $20 penalty (they require credit card details).

well, while i was impressed with the range of teas, delicate fine china teasets and perfectly pressed linen napkins, the spread did not really wow me. although they had a pretty good selection of sweets (including chocolate fondue fountain, which has become quite the norm), the savouries consisted of the usual fare. i'd say it was the company that i enjoyed much more. service was very pleasant and prompt. the waitress (i believe from china) helpfully recommended two teas for us to sample and i finished it off with an earl grey (of cos, one of my favourites ^^)

i don't think i will go there without the 38% discount. after the discount, it was about $27 each which i find decent. i prefer regent hotel's british high tea at $36+++