I had the pleasure to check out the newly launched Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea ($38++, refillable) by Chef Shermay Lee, who is the owner of a cooking school and granddaughter of Mrs. Lee Chin Koon (mother to Minister Mentor Lee Kwan Yew and doyenne in Peranakan cuisine). It is probably one of the most unique high teas in Singapore. If there is only one high tea session for you to try in Singapore, go for this.
This set represents a fine sampling of all of our best local delights, put together in an exquisite tiered set of 8 sweet and 8 savoury items. I liked the Nonya Chicken Curry & Roti Jala Wrap, Pandan Swiss Roll and Kueh Pie Tee, but do save space for the 2 favorites that is served piping hot by waiters walking by -- the Kurobuta Pork Kong Ba Bao and Chili Crab Buns.
With the chilli crab buns you can actually skip going for a chilli crab dinner because the sauce is so authentic and filled with generous slivers of crab.
Enjoy the value-for-money afternoon tea daily from 3.30 to 5.30pm while surrounded by live piano music, and high ceilings with light that streams in from the mouth of Singapore River. The luxe décor and relaxed ambience of The Clifford Pier restaurant is best enjoyed with the fine fragrance of TWG teas and in the company of friends and family.
The Clifford Pier
Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Lunch: 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Supper: 10.00pm to 12.00am from Sundays to Thursdays, 10.00pm to 1.00am on Fridays and Saturdays