Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Courtyard

As the birthday girl wanted to celebrate her birthday by going for high tea, we decided to go to The Courtyard at Fullerton. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, there are two seatings, one from 2 pm to 4 pm, and the other from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. It costs $55++ per adult. 

The Courtyard has lots of natural light flooding in, although it can get a tad hot when the sun is in its full glory. 

The afternoon tea consists of unlimited replenishment of the food on the tiers and free flow coffee and tea.

Although the quantity of food did not look like much initially, we walked away from the table feeling very full. There was a mixture of savouries and sweets, and I preferred the latter.

Amongst the sweets, the ones that stood out were the Pecan Maple Orange Tart, Chocolate Moulluex and Ondeh Ondeh Macaroon. For the Ondeh Ondeh Macaroon, it was refreshing to take a bite and go, "Oh my, was that a gula melaka flavoured macaroon"? I seldom eat macaroons because I find them too sweet but this was an interesting spin to the dainty French pastry. The Pecan Maple Orange Tart was not too sweet and the pecans lifted the profile of the tart.

For the savouries, I kept replenishing the Five Spiced Smoked Chicken with Guacamole on Sesame Tartlet - check out the gorgeous beet juice coloured tart! The other savouries were decent, but nothing to shout about.

We rounded off the meal with some coffee- look at the cute Fullerton bear. The tea selection was also interesting. When I could not make up my mind on what tea to drink, the waiter said "Aiya, you just trust me, I give you a good pot of tea." He selected the Silver Moon for me, which was a herbal and fruit tea, and it was indeed a good choice because of the subtle fruit hints.

What really stood out was the service here. They helped to take a picture of us and put it in a unique Fullerton-themed folder. They were also constantly at hand to ensure that everything was ok. One of them even demonstrated his magic tricks to entertain my niece!

Overall, the food here is decent but limited in variety. Service stands out nonetheless, and great ambience for afternoon tea.

The Courtyard
The Fullerton Hotel
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178
Tel No: 6733 8388