Holiday Inn Orchard | Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge

Afternoon Tea at the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre
The Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre may not be your trendy Yotel or Lyf, or luxurious Andaz or Raffles...but it is a centrally located hotel in the midst of the busy Orchard Road, without the buzz and noise of being in town.

That's why the Lobby Lounge of the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre is actually a rather nice place to chill, it is quiet, peaceful and quaint. Located just a short walk away from Somerset MRT Station or a stroll from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, it is a convenient spot for a meet up.

Furthermore, the afternoon tea set here is very affordable. It is priced at 38++ SGD for two and valid on most days except for public holidays. The afternoon tea set is curated by Executive Chef Bobby. Besides the familiar scones plus three tiers of sandwiches, savouries and sweets. The afternoon tea set also comes with a serving of Waffle Croissant with Vanilla Ice Cream which was extremely delicious with the warm flaky and buttery "croffle".

The scones were being served with clotted cream (yes!), a classic strawberry preserve and something different : a traditional lemon curd. The scones here has more bread like texture rather than the crumbly, biscuit type.

I believe the menu would get tweaked here and there but here are some favourites from the afternoon tea. For sandwiches, the Smoked Salmon and Lemon Cream on White Bread, Boursin Cheese with Black Truffle and Walnuts on Focaccia as well as Turkey Salad with Cranberry Mayo on Raisin Brioche are pretty good with a nice mix of textures and flavours.

The savouries are a little more mundane with too much emphasis on puff pastries. However, the Smoked Salmon Quiche, especially the Chempedak Tart, a Singapore Bicentennial are delicious.

For the sweets, I enjoyed the Chendol Tiramisu, which will go well with some Earl Grey with its richness. The classic Orange Chocolate Cake is a pretty good match with black teas or coffees as well. The Passionfruit Panna Cotta provides a nice counterbalance to the sweetness of the plate with a refreshing mix of passionfruit compote and light panna cotta.

It was an enjoyable afternoon.
The afternoon tea is available at the Lobby Lounge & Bar daily and starts as early as 12 pm till 5 pm.
It is 38++ SGD for 2 persons.

Lobby Bar and Lounge
Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre
11 Cavenagh Road
Singapore 229616

Thank you very much Alvin from the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre for the invitation!


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