Kidding aside, it seems like I have discovered a new weekend hobby and this is to go for a nice afternoon tea bonding sessions with my girl friends here in the Lion City. Thank god for sweet loyal girl friends like S, T and D.
Okay, putting my initial judgement aside, I tried every single thing on the tower. First were the tea sandwiches. One was an open-faced ham and cheese "canape" while the other was a vegetarian sandwich. In fairness, the vegetarian sandwich was decent while the bread for the ham and cheese was a bit too chewy. Perhaps it got too cold after toasting?
On top were some pie and one was actually a Mince Pie which I definitely wasn't a fan of. I took one bite and I think my reaction and shocked look might have scared Didi from taking a bite herself. Oops! It was the Christmas season so I guess Mince Pies were a must have? Sorry but I'll skip that.
The last row was even more forgettable. I pretty much just nibbled here and there but sadly there wasn't anything in the selection that stood out for me. It was quite disappointing though as I previously read reviews about this and they used to have satay sticks, salmon sandwiches, vegetarian pizza, strawberry cakes and more. What happened to those? My Afternoon Tea Set seriously felt like one that consisted of all the rejects from the dessert buffet station. *sniffle*
Are they worth a second chance? With all the hotels offering Afternoon Tea and High Tea Sets, perhaps I'll push this down at the bottom of my list for now. Do let me know if you're visited Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre recently and had a better experience. Maybe then, I'll give them another try.
Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre is located at 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616. Closest MRT : Somerset Station (Red line). Call them at 6733-8333.