After journeying through Tokyo, Hokkaido and Barcelona in 2019 with culinary presentations set against replicas of the Senso-ji Temple, Sapporo Clock Tower and La Sagrada Familia respectively, Tea Lounge returns to England, where the tradition of afternoon tea all started. Its newest theme, English Garden, takes cues from the rolling hills of the countryside, and presents a backdrop of lush greenery coupled with sculpted chocolate to set a sense of place.
Weekdays take on a semi-buffet format. With a single seating from 12pm to 5pm on Mondays through Fridays, guests can enjoy a leisurely tête-à-tête over a three-tiered set served to the table. Tiers comprise freshly baked quiches, and Regent’s Signature Scones – served with Devonshire clotted cream, berry preserves and luscious lemon curd.
There’s plenty to explore around the various corners, where counters are generously stocked with a selection of English cheeses, dainty sandwiches such as Black Truffle, Organic Egg Mayonnaise and Cucumber, and vibrant toss-ups of Chicken, Blue Potato and Green Peas with English Mustard.
With an award-winning pastry team led by gold culinary Olympian Alex Chong, desserts are not to be missed. The live station serving up Buttery Crepes, Citrus Honey Poached Pears, Sea Salt Toffee Sauce and Tahitian Vanilla Gelato should be a mandatory stop before moving on to the buffet of petite treats.
Popular British puddings such as Victoria Sandwiches, Eton Mess and Banoffee Pies are all reinterpreted into refined bites. Instead of jam, Sengana strawberries are made into a delightful confit and paired with an airier Tahitian vanilla mascarpone instead of regular whipped cream in the Red Berries Victoria Sponge Cake.
Tropical touches of fresh mango and coconut are added to the Eton Mess which steers from the regular berry meringue iteration and comes fashioned as a winter “mushroom”. Light and refreshing, freshly squeezed yuzu juice sets a creamy posset so it doesn’t need further baking before it’s crowned with crumbly almond shortbread.
Instead of a traditional Banoffee pie, layers of banana, cream and toffee are stacked in a shooter glass of almond crumble, caramelised bananas and coffee Chantilly cream with an edible ladybird while British Rose Apple Profiteroles add a floral touch with green apple and pear compote encased in choux pastry. A hand-piped mascarpone cream adorns the top of the puff.
For chocolate lovers, desserts span guilt-free and decadent with a Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake and Ultimate Triple Chocolate Fudge.
Come weekends, Tea Lounge serves up an extravagant buffet with all the above and additional carveries of Roasted Wagyu Beef Rump with Truffles, Yorkshire Pudding and Forest Mushroom Jus; and Salmon Confit with Sesame Dressing and Crispy Shallots.
As Regent Singapore’s newly appointed tea partner, Gryphon offers up to 20 varieties of tea for savouring with the spread. From robust strong blacks of Assam to delicately scented Lychee Rose and herbal tisanes, there is no lack of choice for selecting just the right infusion.
Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays) : 12 to 5 p.m (single seating)
Weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) : 12 to 2.30 p.m (1st seating); 3 to 5.30 p.m. (2nd seating)
Price: $47++ per guest on weekdays.
Quote RSTL2ND when making a reservation on the website to enjoy a second afternoon tea set at 50% off. $68++ per guest on weekends.
Quote RSTL58 to enjoy a weekend tea buffet at just $58++.
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