I’ve always thought that I’m not a High-Tea kind of person but boy did the Vegetarian High-Tea at The Landing Point prove me wrong! When I recently started researching for places for vegetarian hi-tea in Singapore, The Landing Point came up a lot and was highly recommended for its vegetarian selection. So one fine weekday afternoon, my friend and I headed over. Located in the posh Fullerton Bay Hotel, The Landing Point’s décor is luxurious, and it seemed like the perfect place to unwind over a cuppa, while enjoying panoramic views of Marina Bay’s waterfront. I was glad to have made the reservations beforehand; the place was almost full!
The Vegetarian High-Tea at Fullerton costs S$48 (weekdays) and S$53 (weekends and public holidays) per person for the set including free-flowing coffees, teas and iced or hot chocolate. You can also choose to add-on a glass of Moscato or an Artisanal Cocktail at S$10.
Warming Up with Beverages
We started out by choosing from a wide selection of beverages, both hot and cold. They offer all kinds of coffees and teas with unlimited refills, yes, you can choose more than one! I resisted the temptation to go for the Hot Chocolate and opted for the Moroccan Mint – light, flavourful and refreshingly good, while my friend chose the Scarlet Hour – a vibrant decaf blend with notes of mango and passionfruit.
While we were enjoying the tea, we were served an indulgent three tier stand stacked with a nice range of assorted savouries and desserts. We enjoyed snacks like Vine Tomato with Quinoa, Hazelnut Cracker with Brie Cheese and Plum Sauce, Cucumber & Tomato Sandwich, Ratatouille on Cucumber, Grilled Vegetable on Tomato Bread and Beetroot with Avocado on Toast. There were 1 or 2 misses but mostly hits, the Hazelnut Cracker, Grilled Vegetable on Tomato Bread and Ratatouille on Cucumber being some of the favourites.
Given my massive sweet tooth, I have to admit I might have been as excited as a kid in a toy store upon seeing the eight different types of desserts on offer: Raspberry Panna Cotta, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Vanilla Chantilly Chocolate Cup, Nutty Ivory, Fruits Berries Tart, Pistachio Trifle, Coffee Pralines and Yuzu Pralines. I don’t really like to play favourites when it comes to desserts but if I’m forced to pick favourites, they would be the Berries Tart, Pistachio Trifle and the Yuzu Praline. My friend was floored by the Chocolate Dipped Strawberry and Coffee Praline.
Needless to say, the staff and service are exemplary. The staff were attentive and quick to come by with refills of our favourites. Do note that the afternoon High-Tea menu is not fixed, so you would likely be enjoying different dishes than the ones mentioned above.
The Twist in the Plot
So thats not all! After polishing off the 3 tiers and then some, we headed over to the buffet area (which is a part of the High Tea). Vegetarian dishes on offer on the day were Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Plain & Raisin Scones and even a Mushroom Pasta. While I gorged on the Spring Rolls, my friend ordered a Cappuccino to enjoy alongside a plain scone. After this final bit of nosh, I enjoyed another round of tea to end the experience.
The Vegetarian High-Tea at The Landing Point @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel is a fabulous experience that I hope to repeat soon. Just sit back, relax and unwind with your girlfriends or mom over fantastic eats amidst luxury with a view; the experience is a welcome change from the routine lunch dates. *The Landing Point is often able to offer Vegan selections for the afternoon High-Tea, but only upon prior reservation (at least 48 hours in advance).
The Landing Point: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay Singapore 049326. P: +65 6333 8388
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