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“High tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Espresso

Ranked #21 of 274 Coffee & Tea in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established as a choice destination for English Afternoon Tea in Singapore, L'Espresso is a cosy cafe by day and a chic lounge by night, complete with a breezy poolside terrace area. This spacious and breezy terrace has also become an ideal location for wedding solemnizations.
Stavanger, Norway
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“High tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

At S$45 per person the afternoon tea was on the pricey side, but the food was excellent, and it was an excellent place to unwind for the afternoon, before flying out of Singapore.

The chairs were comfortable, the location adjacent to the hotels lobby was nice, the quality and variety of sandwiches and canapes was excellent, and well complimented by the wide variety of deserts.

I would quite happily return!

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Good and open late”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

I often stay at the Goodwood Park Hotel. I enjoy the old-world style even though the place is a bit jaded. The old-world style is reflected in the comfortable green leather chairs that are in L'Espresso, the ever-popular lounge area at the hotel.

L'Espresso is good because it is open late. You fly in to Singapore at around 9pm, grab a taxi and by 10pm you are just in time for the last order.

Nothing beats a good yum cha and L'Espresso has an interesting selection of steamed delights and more, sufficient to fill you up just before heading to bed. I have had a late night meal there several times, generally good, but not always consistent in quality. Try the 'white/black' or 'salt/pepper' bun combo. It is good. Plus there are other good choices, but for late night, skip the fried choices. Sit back with a nice glass of wine or cognac and watch the many revellers walk by as they are leaving one of the function rooms at the hotel, having been at an enjoyable wedding or just sit and look at the great cake display in the bakery opposite L'Espresso. Time goes by quickly, old-world style.

  • Visited February 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“High Tea at L'espresso - lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Cafe L'espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel earned itself the title of a place for elegant teatime pursuits, and is a favorite haunt for anyone who is looking to enjoy a sumptuous high tea in this quaint, luxurious boutique hotel

It boosts of a cozy, classy environment complete with comfortable armchairs and also a poolside terrace offering gorgeous views. We sat indoors though, around the round dark-glass tables and cushy chairs. The outdoors looked very tempting, but the hot sun had us ducking back into the comfort of the cool interiors.

I had my pot of tea and we were all ready to attack the food counters. We were excited about this "English high tea" concept - I was thinking all sorts of traditional English muffins and tea-cakes, scones etc. A little disappointed that there weren't much of those, but nonetheless, the overall spread was good

There were assortments of savoury items such as mini crossant sandwiches and other finger sandwiches, Nicoise tartlets, mini shrimp patty burger, baked pork meatloaf, farm chicken in crepes, roast beef with cornichons, and open-faced sandwiches of prawns with pineapple salsa, brie cheese with grape, and smoked salmon with beetroot mousse and caviar etc.

For those who like hot food, there were crispy vegetable croquettes, deep fried chicken karaage and Swedish meatballs.

As for the sweets, there are an assortments of cupcakes, scones, muffins, pecan pie, lime cake, strawberry shortcake and chocolate fondue etc.

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  • Visited May 2013
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Manchester, TN
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“best high tea buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

The high tea buffett here is fabulous. We also tried another high tea at the Ritz that cost more and not nearly as good. So I highly recommend this place. We made reservations and were seated as soon as arrived. You get 2 drinks, I picked hot chocolate(it comes in a tea pot, so there are several servings) and lemon tea. Also, you can have water if you need more to drink. The buffett was filled with sandwiches, crossiant sandwiches, creme brulee, bread pudding, ice cream, fruit, lazagna, cheeses, and whole dessert table. The mango shots and small lemon cupcakes were the best from the dessert table. Probably my favorite thing was the bread pudding that came with a vanilla sauce and fruit topping. All there scones and strawberry jam were very good too.

If you plan to go to high tea, this is the restaurant to choose.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank twinkles200000
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Singapore, Singapore
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“High quality high tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Place was packed so we sat outside by the pool. Lovely set up, comfy rattan chairs, white linen, proper porcelain tea set and high quality tasty food really makes the difference for a lovely high tea experience. The selection of 14 types of teas is a delight for tea lovers. One can have unlimited orders of drinks be it the different types of coffee to iced teas/coffee/chocolate. The buffet comprise of fresh fruits, assorted canapés, sandwiches, yummy fritters, scones with assorted jams, bite sized cakes, creme brulee and delectable desserts. My favorite is the shot glasses of mango mousse and lime soursop mousse. This is certainly one of the best places for high tea with good quality food, attentive staff and a great selection of tea.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank WBin
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