Updated: 5th June, 2019
As an experience that wowed us last year, the Vegetarian High-Tea at The Landing Point was something that we were only too happy to repeat. So, when I recently heard that Fullerton Bay Hotel is now offering Vegan High Tea as a permanent feature, we found ourselves heading there one fine weekend afternoon, looking forward to a High Tea date where we could unwind over a cuppa, while enjoying resplendant views of Marina Bay’s waterfront.
Located in the posh Fullerton Bay Hotel, The Landing Point is a popular choice for high-powered executives and the socialite set alike. It is also a great option for a relaxed weekend date with your better half. The Afternoon Tea here is a posh affair with dainty sweets and savouries served alongside a variety of coffees, teas & infusions in a luxurious setting, where the staff pampers you as you indulge in food and drinks that are simply fabulous.
At S$50, the Afternoon Tea might seem pricey but with the unlimited drinks, refills of your favourite sweets and savouries, and even a small buffet, it is actually value for money.
Whether you opt for Vegan or Vegetarian, the Afternoon Tea at Landing Point, Fullerton Bay Hotel costs S$50 (weekdays) and S$55 (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, and yes, you can choose more than one! The Moroccan Mint is light and flavourful, and Lemon Bush is refreshingly good. As the afternoon progressed, we also tried the Imperial Oolong & Fullerton Express. End the meal with a stellar Cappuccino, vegans can opt for Almond or Soy Milk.
Landing Point’s Afternoon Tea involves an indulgent 3-tiered stand stacked with a range of assorted savouries and dainty desserts. For vegetarians and vegans alike, the choice is ample and delightful too.
THE VEGETARIAN AFTERNOON TEA SET
The Vegetarian Set comes with around 7 savouries and 8 sweets. The menu might change from day to day, and the day of our visit, we enjoyed Cucumber, Tomato, Tapenade Sandwich; Chives Egg Mayonnaise, Wholemeal Bread; Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables, Brioche Roll; Brie Cheese, Plum Jelly on Hazelnut Cracker; Cucumber Cup, Sun-dried Tomato, Feta Cheese and Olive; Poached Beetroot, Avocado Mousse Sunflower Seed Bread; and Truffle Scented Wild Mushroom Duxelle in Waffle Basket.
With his massive sweet tooth, my dining partner enjoyed polishing off the desserts – Assorted Chocolate Pralines; Panna Cotta Raspberries; Chocolate-dipped Strawberry; Vanilla Cream Chocolate Cup; Fruity Berries Tart and Pistachio Trifle. The Berries Tart and the Pistachio Trifle were the winners of the round.
VEGAN AFTERNOON TEA SET
The vegan set started with me being served Vegan Scones alongside beautifully plated Eggplant with Spinach that had grilled juicy eggplant topped with mushrooms and spinach.
I then moved on to the tiered Vegan Set with 8 savouries and 6 sweets. Once again, the menu might be slightly different on any given day, so you might be served dishes that are different to the ones mentioned here. I enjoyed Vine Tomato Stuffed with Mediterranean Quinoa; Mushroom Duxelle with Black Truffle; Classic Tomato & Cucumber Sandwich; Roasted Butternut and Pumpkin Seed on Multigrain Bread; Beetroot Jewel with Guacamole and Sunflower Seed; Crispy Vegetables Tortilla Roll; and Chick Pea Falafel Topped with Hummus.
The savouries were all excellent and it was hard to find fault with anything, the Tortilla Rolls and Roasted Butternut and Pumpkin Seed on Multigrain Bread were a notch above the rest and the Mushroom Duxelle with Black Truffle was the star of the meal.
Moving on, desserts consisted of Strawberries Compote in Shooter Glass; Mango Compote with Mix Berries; Assorted Chocolate Pralines, Minestrone of Fruit Shooter, Red Wine Poached Pear and Chocolate Cup filled with Passion Fruit Sauce. The desserts were all exquisite, just the way I like them; neither sickly sweet and nor too creamy either.
VEGETARIAN vs VEGAN
I opted for the Vegan High Tea set, while my partner chose the Vegetarian Set. I did try most of the sweets and savouries from the Vegetarian Set as well and found the Vegan Set to be the clear winner (except the scones, where the regular ones taste better than the vegan ones). My dining partner, who is not the least bit vegan, agreed.
After polishing off the 3 tiers, we headed over to the buffet. Vegetarian dishes on offer for the day included Vegetarian Money Bag, Plain & Raisin Scones and Romanesco Tomato Penne Pasta. To the best of my knowledge, the pasta and money bags were vegan. After this final bit of nosh, we ended the experience with coffees.
The Afternoon Tea at The Landing Point @ The Fullerton Bay Hotel is a fabulous experience that I’d highly recommend. Just sit back, relax and unwind over fantastic eats amidst luxury with a view. Or better still, head there over a weekend for a High Tea date; if you’re not a big eater, this could even be lunch as they have the first seating at 12:00-2:00 PM.
As mentioned, we tried both the Vegetarian and the Vegan High Tea Sets and would rank the Vegan Set higher. We also recommend making a reservation before you head down and do let them know of your vegan preference beforehand so as to avoid having to wait for your vegan set to arrive.
The Landing Point: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay Singapore 049326. P: +65 6333 8388 | Weekdays – Available daily from 3.00pm to 5.30pm | Weekends & PH – First Seating at 12:00pm to 02:00pm, Second Seating at 03:00pm to 05:00pm
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