Afternoon Tea at Anti:dote (Fairmont)

I love hi tea. Who doesn’t, right? All the better that the presentation is as elegant as this, and the sofas are nice and comfy to lounge a Sunday afternoon away with girlfriends.

Pretty in a Box

The 3-tiered exquisite box that the nibbles were served in made everything look extra special. As my kids would say, it’s all in the presentation, mum. Perhaps I should start serving their meals from a drawer.

Portion for 2 pax
Here’s a close up of the savoury bites hidden in the second drawer. Mostly hits such as Boston lobster roll, Confit Duck riled and Smoked salmon with cream cheese.
Dim Sum appetiser

The items in the white box comes as a standard set, and the only variant is the appetiser. The Oriental Tea Set pairs with the dim sum, which was pretty average, although Kate tucked into it with gusto.

Look who joined us

I went with the Anti:dote Tea Set, which featured a very unique black truffle scrambled egg served in it’s shell. Definitely the highlight of the meal.

Kate has been really lucky to be able to tag along with me occasionally. There was a time when I had kids oozing out of my ears and I refused to take any of them out when I had my ‘me time’. Good thing she’s such a dear and rather easy to handle.

When I asked her earlier if she wanted to follow me for tea, she replied, “I can’t drink tea.” After explaining to her that having tea meant eating yummy food during tea time, not drinking tea, she quickly got changed.

Suited strawberry
The petite desserts were so pretty to look at, but after the scones, we were too stuffed to finish the sweets and I doggy-bagged them home for the older kids. Kate couldn’t resist and ate 2 of the Strawberry man. Yes, it’s all about the presentation.

The next day, Kate chirped, “I like to go with you and all the aunties to eat tea. Are we going again tomorrow?”

Sane tip: Such relaxing Sundays keep me zen and ready to tackle the week. Don’t forget to book in advance.

Save tip: $45++ per person. American Express Platinum has an embedded Far Card discount of 20%. They even do children’s tea sets at $15++. Wonder if it comes in a mini treasure box.

Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road
Tel: 6431 5315
From 3-5pm daily
Weekends, extra seating 12-2pm
$45++ per person

~ – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~