We were pleasantly surprised that there was a Coffee Edition of Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge after its renovations, and we decided to try both the Royal Heritage Afternoon Tea and the Not-An-Afternoon Tea Coffee Edition.
For $42++ per person, each set came with choice of one Mocktail and a selection of coffee/tea, and 3 tiers of 13 small bites.
For Mocktail, I had the Golden Lady, which was a refreshing iced TWG Rose Boudoir tea with delightful tones of lychee fragrance. Hubby had the Iced Copacabana, which was like milk chocolate that was made up of Brazil expresso, cream and milk.
We were advised to start from the quiche from the lowest tier, while they were still warm. Both bacon and spinach quiche, and vegetable quiche were filled with ingredients and very yummy, and were our top favourite items. Other than the quiches, hubby also enjoyed the salmon gravlax, while I particularly enjoyed the pistachio light sponge with cherry supreme. The rest of the items were quite alright, though I found the items on second tier of hubby’s set to be rather non-appealing. I guess they paired better with coffee.
Sad to say, the scones were quite disappointing, and the waitress was not too wrong when she introduced the clotted cream as “butter”, because it really tasted like butter. Having had a recent tea party at a friend’s place, we gotta say that we actually preferred the clotted cream bought from Market Place by Jason 😮
Hubby had 2 cups of Flat White, mostly because they actually served his coffee before his welcome drink and by the time he got to his first cuppa, it was already cold. I had a pot of Heritage Tea, because they appeared to have forgotten all about it, and I only got it after I got really thirsty upon finishing my first tier of food… But other than this, service was really not too bad.
We were seated at a corner near the piano, and we enjoyed the live music very much; the pianist and violinists played beautiful pieces throughout our afternoon tea session, making it a very relaxed and enjoyable time. Towards the end, they played the Happy Birthday Song, though we were not too sure whose birthday it was, it was certainly a nice gesture!