Antidote – Perhaps one of the best high tea in Sg

Antidote

Fairmont Hotel near City Hall MRT

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And after such a long search for a really good high tea, I may have finally found one – that is Antidote at the newly refurbished Fairmont Hotel. Elegant, plush and chic is what this restaurant could be simply be described as. Known for their cocktails, the quality of their high tea is also one that has to be reckoned with. Not only is the presentation unique and lovely (as they come in a chest of drawers), the savouries and sweets are all almost memorable. This is indeed one of the best high tea places in Singapore, or perhaps even the best in my opinion! At $38, this high tea is definitely a steal.

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You get to choose a more chinese set of high tea or a more western one and the only difference lies in the starters. While the Chinese serves a dim sum platter, the English one has truffle scrambled egg with some sticks of fried bread to go with it.

DSC_1114Q and I both got the western one and here we go, the gem within the plastic egg. Upon opening, you could immediately smell a really strong truffle aroma and that goes really well with scrambled eggs. Love the creamy texture of the egg when eaten together with the bread sticks. Btw, the black top is a piece of truffle.

DSC_1119And the lovely chest of high tea came. Very beautiful definitely and the quality of every snack is so good.

DSC_1128The first drawer consists of the savouries which are so well done. You get the smoked salmon with caviar; boston lobster roll; cucumber and dill salad with cream cheese; Prosciutto with cameralised onion and coronation curried chicken. Everything was spot on but the cucumber and dill salad sandwich was the one that caught my attention as it is usually just a slice of cucumber in most hotel high tea but the one over here was so meticulously made. I also love the taste of the prosciutto with the sweet caramelised onions underneath, delicious!

DSC_1134Took a cute picture of the lobster roll with caviar.

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Lemon pound cakes with gold leaves which are still moist within while ginger and raisin scones were served as well. Especially love the lemon curd over here in addition to the traditional clotted cream and jam as it somehow has a slight yuzu taste in it. Delicious when eaten with the warm scones.

DSC_1125And the topmost tier were the petite desserts. Strawberry gateau with raspberry and lychee pearl was so soft and not overly sweet while the earl grey eclair tasted really fragrant as well. Chocolate tart has this refreshing sour gelatin-like thing on top of it and that complemented the thick chocolate really well. Yuzu macaroons had the right texture but I thought could have a stronger yuzu punch!

DSC_1126A front view of the top tier.

DSC_1121And this antidote rum baba was really cute. Filled in the pipette is rum and if you think the alcohol content in the glass of coconut heaven is not strong enough for you, then just squeeze the pipette.

Despite not having any refills, we were so stuffed at the end of the meal! And honestly, I have to admit that this is the first time that I would want to revisit the same place for an afternoon tea. Service is prompt and friendly as well and I especially love the fact that almost every snack has a French element in it. It is really that good and please reserve early as they seem to get full by mid week!

Verdict: An excellent restaurant!

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