Many may not know that Octa Hotel in Millenia Walk has a café, as it looks a lot like a retail shop on the outside.
The concept of Octa Hotel is similar to Tea Cosy I guess, where they have a retail store and a café within the same premises. The retail store sells all sorts of exquisite items.
The café/ restaurant area was minimally furnished. It kind of reminded me of Delifrance.
As I was here during the afternoon, I got the High Tea Set.
High Tea Set – $11.50
Everything in the tea set was ok and nothing was disgusting. But I feel I could do without the duck pate canapé, meat balls and macaron.
They were ok, but I would prefer more scones or grilled tomato salad.
The macaron was blah. It was so tiny, the shell was neither crunchy nor chewy – it was kind of too thin to feel any texture and it was ganache filled. I prefer buttercream filled macarons.
The scones fall in the “good scone” category. The cream and jam was tasty too, but I think they didn’t give me Devonshire (pronounced like there-vern-sher) cream. The consistency was too liquefied, especially upon contact with the warm scone.
The tea was unmistakably lipton.
Their high tea set changes periodically. I wouldn’t mind going back to try out a different set when they change it.
Overall: Not the best place for high tea but if you happen to be in this area, you may consider it.
9 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: 6336 4614
Mon–Sun: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Mon to Fri:
7am to 6pm: $3.00 for the first hour, $1.00 for every subsequent 1/2 hour
6pm to 7am: $2.00 per entry
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays:
7am to 7am (next day): $2.00 for first 2 hours, $1.00 for every subsequent hour
36, 97, 106, 111, 133, 502, 518, 70M, 857, 868