Octa Hotel – Tea

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.

*****

Ambiance: 6.5/10

Food: 7/10

Value: 7/10

Overall: Not the best place for high tea but if you happen to be in this area, you may consider it.

*****

Octa Hotel

Millenia Walk

9 Raffles Boulevard

#P1-39

Tel: 6336 4614

*****

Mon–Sun: 10.30am – 9.30pm

*****

Getting there:

By Car:

Millenia Singapore:

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

By Bus:

36, 97, 106, 111, 133, 502, 518, 70M, 857, 868

By MRT:

Promenade (CC4)

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