If you want to have high tea in Singapore, I have just the place for you. It’s called The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning, and it’s affordable and delicious with great service and ambiance.
Armar has been dying for us to have high tea for a long time now, and we finally slashed that item off his Singapore bucket list last Sunday afternoon. He did some research and found The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning in a list of places to have high tea in Singapore. He chose it because they have a garden area.
We would have loved to stay in that lovely garden, but it was a very hot day, so we decided to stay inside The Salon instead.
The indoor dining area was also very nice, with a great ambiance. The decors were pretty, the tables were widely spaced from each other, and the windows let in a lot of light. Best of all, there were very few people, so it was quiet and relaxing, and we had the full attention of the waiter, who was polite and gave impeccable service.
We ordered two sets of the high tea set. I was impressed when they served it, because there was so much in it! Each set costs S$25 and look at how much is in there compared to the S$19 set from TWG! Also, how pretty are those flowers? #instagramable
Let’s start with the tea. You have an option from these TWG tea selections on their menu: brothers club, earl grey, English breakfast, lemon bush, Nuwaraya Eliya OP, red of Africa, Singapore breakfast, and Tamaryokucha.
I don’t really like black teas, so I asked which one was floral or fruity. The waiter recommended red of Africa. Armar had that too, while Arlyn opted for lemon bush. I really loved my choice! It easily could have been awful because I don’t like most teas, but this one was fruity and refreshing and I finished so much that the waiter refilled my teapot twice. Oh yes – the tea pot is refillable.
Next up is the dish at the top of the picture: salmon sashimi on white bread and chicken avocado wrap. The salmon was frankly disappointing, the only one in the whole meal that we did not like, but the avocado wrap was delicious.
The second dish had salad greens, shrimp canapés, and bacon-wrapped sausages. Ok, in the interest of honesty I am not entirely sure if that’s what the canape is really called, but I think that’s what it is, okay? It looks really pretty, right? It was as delicious as it looked. But my favourite on this plate, however, were the bacon-wrapped sausages because bacon. Bacon is the answer to everything.
The last plate in the set has the sweets – tiny macarons and fluffy swiss rolls. Again, I am not sure about the name, but they look like those swiss rolls I used to buy in grocery stores when I was a kid. I have never seen tiny macarons before, so I thought this was so cute. They all tasted yummy.
We had not had lunch yet, so we decided to order other filling dishes as well, and ended up ordering a pizza, though I thought this did not tie in with our “high tea” theme. Oh well, who cares? So long as everything’s delicious, right?
They had 7 different pizzas on their menu, but the one we settled on is called HFC supreme pizza. It has pepperoni, honey ham, minced beef, sliced mushrooms, bell peppers, and Spanish onions. It costs S$22.
Arlyn saw a kid from another table eating fries, so she suddenly wanted one, too, so we ordered their cheese fries as well. They were potato wedges drizzled with cheese, and was a worthy addition to the table. I can’t remember how much they cost, though.
Our overall opinion is that The Salon at Hotel Fort Canning was a great choice for high tea in Singapore because it has everything – delicious food, affordable prices, impeccable service, and great ambiance. We highly recommend the place.
To get there, take the MRT to Dhoby Ghaut station and walk towards Fort Canning Park and find Hotel Fort Canning, which has this front entrance.
The high tea set is available from 3 to 5pm.
After eating, walk off the calories around the pretty Fort Canning Park, and take a picture on the lovely
yellow red brick road, like so.
Quick question: what are the colours of our clothes?
Correct answer: blue and black.
Yes, we did this on purpose, because we all see #thedress as blue and black. 😛
Disclosure: this meal was sponsored by Armar, but all opinions are entirely my own. Okay, maybe not entirely. Some of it is his, but we all collectively loved the place, seriously! Thanks again, Tin Man! You really do have a heart! 😎
The Salon, Hotel Fort Canning
🏠 11 Canning Walk Singapore 178881
🚉 Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
📞 +65 6559 6770
📬 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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