Located on the mezzanine level of Shangri-la Hotel is the Downtown Abbey-istic restaurant, The Rose Veranda. Honestly, this place would not have occured to me if Tammy had not suggested it as the location is tucked away from the main shopping district of Orchard Road. The restaurant is known for their high tea offerings, and has an ambience that is both calming and exclusive. In addition to that, it allows its patrons to dine comfortably for a full 6-hours! I think I reached the peak of my tai-tai (lady of privilege) potential for the rest of the week…
The High Tea at The Rose Veranda is somewhat of a wholesome experience. Upon being seated, we were served with the tea menu and warm scones, accompanied by strawberry jam and clotted cream. The restaurant boasts a wide selection of exquisite artisan teas to go along with your dining experience. There’s also the option of tea cocktails or Monogram Tea Layering for an additional $5++ per pot. You’ll most definitely be spoiled for choice.
From cooked food to sandwiches, Sashimi to cheeses; not forgetting their Signature Laksa (dubbed a must-try!), the restaurant showcases a delectable spread of local and international eats.
While I was overwhelmed with choices and wasn’t quite sure where to start, it was comforting to see that the selections came in dainty portions which allowed me to try a wider range of food.
Those with a sweet tooth will love this section as they had a huge array of desserts! I’ve never seen that many desserts on such a small area before. But it was evident that The Rose Veranda aimed to tickle the fancy of dessert lovers. To name a few, they had baby-sized Ang Ku Kuehs that looked too cute to eat, a chocolate fountain that was oozing pink, and delicious ice cream ready to be scooped into fancy metal goblets.
But what really caught my eye was the “Make your own Hot Chocolate” station which boasts 4 chocolate blends. Unfortunately, the experience was not as magical as I imagined it to be, but it was delectable nonetheless.
The main highlight of my meal was the amazing service from the staff. Even though we were there on a busy day, they smiled through it all. They were attentive to our needs and were prompt in clearing plates and replacing cutlery with fresh ones.
This is a place that you can try out if you’re looking to catch up with your friends or spend quality time with your significant other.
22 Orange Grove Road
Mezzanine Level, Tower Wing
Opening Hours :
Monday – Thursday : 11.30 – 17.00
Friday – Sunday : 11.30 – 14.00 / 15.00 – 18.00
Website : http://bit.ly/2kume0B