Food – A couple of days ago my wife and I walked over to the Goodwood Park Hotel for Afternoon Tea at the L’Espresso cafe. The hotel is located at 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221. This is not the first Tea I have been to in Singapore, nor is it the best (still have to post about that experience), but it was very nice.
The Goodwood Park is a beautiful older hotel. The building dates from 1900 and has an interesting history. It is now one of Singapore’s upscale 5-star hotels. (Note the Ferrari we saw parked by the hotel the day we were there).
The original building has been added to and modernized over the years. The hotel now offers 233 guest rooms and suites.
We were headed to the L’Espresso cafe to have Afternoon Tea. We were actually seated a the table shown in the center of the photo.
We had a long buffet table of items to dine on for our main meal. As they say on their website:
Established as a choice destination for English Afternoon Tea in Singapore, L’Espresso is a cosy café 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.
Since the 1970s, the English Afternoon Tea has earned a reputation for L’Espresso as the “place for elegant teatime pursuits”. The buffet spread is a dazzling assortment of dainty sandwiches, salads, savories, pastries, desserts, chocolate fountain and of course, traditional English scones.
I was able to fill my first plate with an assortment of sandwiches, bread, shrimp and lasagna, among other goodies. Needless to say, during our two plus hour stay (most places serving Tea expect you to stay two hours or longer) I filled more than just this one plate. By the time we finally left to walk back to our apartment we were both stuffed and the Tea was our only meal of the day.
From where we were seated we had a great view out onto the pool and courtyard.
Of course, I had to go back one last time and pick up a few goodies from the dessert bar. They were featuring items in shades of pink the day we were there in honor of Breast Cancer awareness.
This was a very tasty and filling afternoon. I would return there anytime, though I would want to plan in advance to that I could fast ahead of time. I would recommend the experience to anyone.
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