Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Edge (Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 3 - 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square) Reservation: 6826 8240

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Visited on 24th Dec 2013 (Tues). X'mas Eve Dinner Buffet with Free Flow of Champagne, Wine & Juices!

Price: $148++ per person = Total bill of $348.39 for 2 pax.

Edge is a theatrical and interactive dining space. Enjoy a variety of delectable Asian and Pacific cuisines – including Chinese, Malay, Indian, Singaporean, Thai, Japanese and Pan Pacific’s signature “Pacific Cuisines" from the 7 open kitchens. The restaurant is very big, occupied the whole row.

Tada! This was where we were seated! We purposely chose the outside seat where i could view the whole atrium while dining (Look at the 2 photos below)

Merry X'mas!

Dessert Corner

I'm a super dessert lover so I really have to say, this is the first hotel that i encountered with disappointing desserts in terms of taste, variety and X'mas deco display.. especially on such an important day - X'mas Eve. I cannot imagine, the desserts on X'mas Eve were already like this, don't even mention on normal days...

The Crunchy Hazelnut Log Cake tastes very normal until you reach the middle crunchy part which is slightly nicer. 

The Creme Brulee & Durian Pengat were not bad..

There were only 2 types of shooter glass (Oh My God..) 

Too many berry desserts - Berry Shortcake Blueberry Cake + Red Velvet + Cherry Tart (Again, Oh My God...) Too many similar taste of dessert will make people get sick of it.. The chef should have thought of this...

I would suggest to the chef that he can try to have more variety of different tastes; like the hot favourite Tiramisu, Mango, Durian, Earl Grey Chocolate, Pandan, Green Tea, Mocha or Coconut in cake style or in shooter glass.. Maybe can add popular tarts like Lemon Meringue.. Perhaps having 2 types of Log Cake as well? Hope the chef can improve the quality of the dessert and can be more creative by having different tastes in more variety.

Ok enough of the dessert review... Let's look at the Good Quality Food below!

la Minute Grilled Items

Black Pepper Crab & Chilli Crayfish

 Love the chicken satay so much! A simple chicken satay can cook until so nice!!

Grilled Sea Perch + Slow Cooked Salmon Fillet
 I would like to strongly recommend this dish - Grilled Sea Perch! The taste was very good and quite tender, it would be excellent if i can be more tender!

Beef + Duck Leg Confit

BBQ Pork Ribs + Turkey Burger + Turkey Chestnut Stuffing


Clam Chowder + Cream of Pumpkin

Nice Pizza!

Tradional Chawanmushi - Light and super super smooth!

Other than the above food, they still have Thai, Indonesian, Japanese and Indian food kitchen. 

Overall the food quality here was really good except the desserts! The service here was not very good initially. We were neglected maybe due to outside seating.. No one clear our plates and offer us any drink until we feedback to the manager when he asked us how was the food. From there on, the service became very good! The staff kept refilled our champagne and cleared our plates regularly. Haha! 

The X'mas atmosphere here was not strong, quite boring actually. No X'mas door gift given.. Santa Claus only gave each one a lollipop... Hope they can have more X'mas activity here! 

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Gourmet Afternoon Tea at La Brezza (The St. Regis Singapore, Level Two - 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911) Reservation: 6506 6884

Visited on 15th Dec 2013 (Sun). Every Sat & Sun: 3-5pm

Price: $29++ per person = Total bill of $68.26 for 2 pax.

Enjoy a trattoria-style Italian afternoon tea which includes 1 Plate of Savoury + 1 Plate of Sweets + Unlimited Gelato + Coffee + Digestivo (Homemade Alcohol Drink)

La Brezza is having Weekend Prosecco Brunch from 12-3pm on every Sat & Sun and follow by the Afternoon Tea session from 3-5pm immediately after the brunch. 

So when we first came at 3pm, we were shocked to see the restaurant was still full of people from the brunch session and the noise level was very loud which left us a bad impression of this place initially. The crowd was cleared only until close to 4pm. So i would suggest do not come early, try to come around 3.30pm in order to have some peace. After the crowd was cleared, the restaurant was quiet and cosy! :)

 This is their relax indoor seating with open kitchen concept. 

 You can choose to have Alfresco seating to enjoy the afternoon tea by the sparkling pool!

1 Plate of Sweets + 1 Plate of Savoury 

Premium Gelato
Nice Gelato they have!

Digestivo (Homemade Alcohol Drink)
This alcohol drink is very strong and very bitter! I don't think ladies will like this...

Overall the food here was ok but not great and the service was average. But it's a good chance to try out this small Italian restaurant in St Regis at only $29++ per pax for the afternoon tea. You may get to see some superstar here if you're lucky! :-)


Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea at Brasserie Les Saveurs (The St. Regis Singapore, Lobby Level, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911) Reservation: 6506 6860

Visited on 8th Dec 2013 (Sun). The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea comes with a 3-Tier Afternoon Tea Set + Coffee/Tea + Semi Buffet of desserts and appetizers + Live Crepe/Waffle Station!

Time: 3 - 5pm daily except Sunday 4-6pm

Price: $49++ per person from Mondays-Fridays

Price: $53++ per person on Saturdays and Sundays

 You will be greeted by the lovely desserts as you enter the entrance of the restaurant 

It's a luxury to enjoy Lavish afternoon tea with soothing live classical piano music, at such an Elegant & Posh ambience.. It will definitely made you feel like a Princess here!  My dream has finally came true... :)

It feels so nice to watch water fountain while dining. The fountain will be nicer at night with colourful lights! :)

This is a cosy private dining corner at the side

Vanilla Bourbon Tea from TWG Selection

The 3 tier silver stand was not impressive, very average taste that needs to be improved...

Normal crepes with average taste...

The scones were hard and dry. The scones from TCC tastes much nicer...


I like the 3 desserts on my plate (Lemon Meringue Tart, Chocolate Tart & Peach with Coconut Tart)

Found the ladies restroom was nicely decorated so just post it here! Haha
You will see this chair as you open the door (Like a showroom) 

So far the food & desserts were ok, but we'd expect more premium quality from St Regis that can leave us a deep impression. I'd rather they cut down on the variety of the buffet spread but increase the quality of the food. If the food is normal here, people would rather spend the same amount of $$ elsewhere....

Service here was a tad disappointing. We noticed the staff only focus on clearing the plates from bigger table regularly whereas our plates were only cleared after a long time. The service should be the same even though we have only 2 pax...

Of course the sophiscated ambience here beats most hotels! Will definitely come back again for the great ambience as well as looking forward to see improvements on their quality of the buffet spread, the high tea set items as well as their service at my next visit in 2014!

Note: Complimentary carpark coupon available here!