Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Restaurant Review: English High Tea at The Drawing Room, St. Regis Hotel

My goodest bestest friend Jiahui brought me there for my birthday =)

Ambience: 6*
lush couches and armchairs with adequate space between tables, perfect for a girlie tête-à-tête.

Service: 5*
the waiter who served us spoke very good English and recommended the popular teas to us. However, the (foreign) waitress forgot to serve us PLATES! *slap forehead*

Tableware: 5.5*
Very pretty fine bone china =) linen napkins and placemats.

Food: 5*
We enjoyed the warm and crisp scones very much =) I ordered Gyokuro Samurai tea. Gyokuro is the most priced green tea and is usually very expensive. One pot (a  la carte) at the restaurant cost a whopping $25+++ Jiahui ordered Yellow Bud Tea, highly recommended by the waiter, which tasted like Long Jing. Teas are from TWG. French pastries are very very pretty. We liked the mango tart =)

Pattern more than badminton. ONE lone quiche on a foot-long plate -.-

Price: $$$
At $56+++ per person with only one serving (no refills) and one choice of tea, this is probably the most expensive English high tea. Nice experience but I'd save my money for Regent Hotel's high tea (also served in tiers but refillable) or Ritz Carlton's high tea (they use Waterford Wedgwood fine bone china)
here are photos of the nice toilet =P