Afternoon Tea at Pollen, Gardens by the Bay

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Since Little misschewy had not been to Gardens by the Bay, we went there recently with the intention to check out Tulipmania at Flower Dome. Somehow, reading up on Tulipmania online led me to discover that Pollen, housed within Flower Dome, serves afternoon tea! Our previous visit to Pollen was way back in 2012 and we had celebrated my birthday by having their set lunch. If you are keen to have a laugh at our old photos, here’s the link lol. Fast forward 4 years later, we are back with Chewy Junior #1 and a little bun in the oven! 😀

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Anyway, back to afternoon tea! Contrary to what is stated on some blogs/websites, I have managed to confirm that Pollen serves afternoon tea from 3pm to 5pm daily, except on Tuesdays as the restaurant is closed. Reservations are required for afternoon tea and charges are based on the number of diners. Complimentary access to Flower Dome is provided to all guests at Pollen. You can visit Flower Dome before or after dining at Pollen at your convenience, but entry to The Dome has to be made through the restaurant.

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Some of the beautiful blooms spotted at Tulipmania!

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Love this belly bump shot captured by misterchewy. I have lost count of the number of weeks I was when we visited Gardens but one thing I knew for sure, I can no longer fit into any of my clothes! :O I really like this Pastel Lace Dress from Jump Eat Cry, which is very light and comfortable! They have a wide collection of maternity and nursing wear which is very versatile for various occasions! Here’s a special discount code for our readers! Simply quote MISSUSCHEWY15 to enjoy 15% off your order! No minimum purchase is required but take note that the code expires on 30th June 2016.

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Afternoon tea is served at Pollen Terrace, on the second level. If you are lucky, you might get one of the tables overlooking Flower Dome.

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Pollen’s Afternoon Tea Menu is priced at $38++ per person which includes 5 types of savouries and 5 types of sweets, including a choice of coffee or tea. The food items are non-replenishable, while the hot drinks are only refilled with hot water.

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An assortment of open-faced sandwiches are served as savouries.

Norwegian salmon, crème fraiche, dill and pickled cucumbers – Quite good; it was one of our favourites.
Braised chicken and avocado butter – Another favourite of ours.
Focaccia with mozzarella, confit tomatoes and black olive crumbs – Tomatoes were very sweet and refreshing.
Hummus dips with dukkah spices and toast – Didn’t really like this.
24 hours short ribs, mustard, pickles, alfalfa – Replaced with braised chicken as we don’t take beef.

On the overall, the open-faced sandwiches were rather tasty, except that the bread slices were a little hard and crusty.

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Chocolate and macadamia brownies – Dense and moist. Chanelle’s favourite.
Banana tea cake with salted caramel chantilly – Went well with my Lavender Harmony tea!
Vanilla cream puff – Vanilla bean specks spotted!
Passion fruit meringue tart – A mix of sweet and tart. Very nice!
Macaron – Had the right amount of chewiness!

The sweets fared pretty well too!

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At $38++ for 10 types of small bites and a choice of tea or coffee per diner, I personally feel that afternoon tea at Pollen is slightly on the pricier side. However, it was a lovely experience having afternoon tea within Flower Dome!

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Have a great weekend everyone! Stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy 🙂

Pollen
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09
Singapore 018953
Tel: +65 6604 9988
Email: info@pollen.com.sg

Main Dining Room – Level 1
Lunch 12pm to 3pm (last order 2.30pm)
Dinner 6pm to 10pm (last order 9.30pm)
CLOSED ON TUESDAYS

Pollen Terrace – Level 2
9.30am to 9pm daily
Afternoon Tea 3pm to 5pm (except Tuesday)

POLLEN Privileges
Personalised buggy service exclusively for POLLEN’s guests, the service runs every five minutes during service times.
Complimentary access to the Flower Dome

Traditional English Afternoon Tea at The Landing Point, The Fullerton Bay Hotel

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The Landing Point’s Afternoon Tea Set at The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Savour a freshly-prepared assortment of English scones, finger sandwiches, delicate pastries and tempting sweets accompanied with a selection of fine teas and coffees.

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We had a simple pre-Mother’s Day celebration on Labour Day last week! I just felt like having afternoon tea and began to search for places that serve refillable high tea sets. It didn’t take me long to decide on The Landing Point at The Fullerton Bay Hotel and I proceeded to make reservations via email.

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We passed by The Landing Point once, but that was an awfully long time ago. Really like the atmosphere and boy, was I glad to be back! For a good view overlooking Marina Bay Sands, you may opt for the alfresco spots or indoor bar seats by the full-length glass windows. However, neither of these were suitable for us because smoking is allowed outdoors and the indoor bar seats weren’t comfortable enough for us to enjoy our high tea in a relaxed manner (yes we tested before switching to the sofa seats lol).

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Before our afternoon tea set was brought to our table, we skimmed through the menu and I thought that the Magic Moment Tea by TWG sounds lovely. The hubs, on the other hand, went for his default choice, the Moroccan Mint Tea.

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Little misschewy is no stranger to afternoon tea but it was her first time having afternoon tea in Singapore! I clearly remember that she loved the scones we had at InterContinental Hong Kong last year.

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For afternoon tea on weekends at The Landing Point, there are two seatings and we chose the first, which is from 12.30pm to 3pm. Pretty reasonable, I would say. More than 2 hours of nibbles and tea should keep our bellies happy!

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I have a preference for afternoon tea served on a two or three-tier stand because it makes everything look so delicate and dainty! Not forgetting, photogenic! Hahaha.

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Apart from the afternoon tea set, we were also served warm scones with clotted cream and berry jam. The hubs had the plain scone while I chose the raisin scone. They were crumbly on the outside and fluffy on the inside! You can request for more if you can’t get enough of them!

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Cucumber Sandwich with Ikura Roe

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Mini Prosciutto Ham Bagel

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Smoked Salmon Mille Feuille with Caviar

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Duck Rilette in Sesame Bun

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Boston Lobster Cornet a l’Oriental

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Little misschewy was equally excited and started to request for certain items that caught her eye.

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Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart, Red Velvet with Cream Frosting and Fruit Cake

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We were highly amused when she pointed at the Red Velvet with Cream Frosting and said, “I want baa baa sheep!” Well, it does kinda look like a sheep. Shaun the Sheep maybe? LOL. So this is her devouring the ‘sheep’s head’, I suppose!

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Strawberry Tart, Chocolate Éclair, Lemon Tart

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Most of the items that Little misschewy wanted were from the sweets selection but they turned out to be way too sour for her! Strawberry tart was so sour that she dropped the strawberry without hesitation.

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Oh dear, the lemon tart was also very sour! Hahaha.

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Canelé and Pistachio Madeline

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Although we have a sweet tooth, we found ourselves requesting for most of the savouries to be replenished, rather than the sweets. The Landing Point’s Afternoon Tea Set is available daily and is priced at $45++ per adult and $22++ per child (6-11 years old). Price includes free flow coffee and tea. Redemption of car park coupons is only applicable for diners after 6pm for a la carte dinner, and weekends for having afternoon tea.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! Stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy 🙂

The Landing Point
80 Collyer Quay
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Singapore 049326
Telephone: +65 6333 8388
Email: landingpoint@fullertonbayhotel.com

Opening Hours
9.00am to 12.00am (Sundays to Thursdays)
9.00am to 1.00am (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays)

Lunch: 11.00am to 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea:
Mondays to Fridays: 3.00pm to 5.30pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 12.30pm to 3.00pm (1st), 3.30pm to 6.00pm (2nd)
Cocktails: 5.00pm till closing