Food reviews - Singapore, Friends A VINTAGE TEA PARTY 17 October 2011

A vintage tea party?

Yes, please!

Quite possibly one of the most elegantly laid out high teasย I’ve had in Singapore,ย Barracks Cafe at House serve a summer high tea buffet that’s extra girly and oh so pretty. The restaurant is all about no-frills bare faced appeal, but their high tea set up is just the opposite.

It’s situated outside in their (glass-enclosed) balcony and looks much like Alice in Wonderland. Lots of flowers and greenery, vintage knick knacks, and little delectable treats strewn around. The prettiness alone is worth the money ๐Ÿ˜›

Inside Barracks Cafe


Vintage tea party!


The food was really good. Was pretty impressed as a lot of the food was mini versions of their regular menu. For example, their mini pizzas had the same ingredients as on their menu, and were delicious! I loved the squid-ink calamari/prawn pizza, and the truffle mushroom pizza. Best of all, they keep bringing out more, so you can keep going until you pop ๐Ÿ˜‰

Beautiful decor and yummy mini pizzas


There was a whole selection of homemade toppings to put on top of bread (a variety that you can select from). my favourite was the truffle mushrooms which I combined with chunks of Brie and slathered it all on crackers. Had around 10 of these as they were addictive! Plus, mushrooms are veggies and veggies are good for you, right… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Assorted toppings and cheese selection


Pretty greenery


And, ohhhh, the desserts!! What a selection. And they were just so pretty. Mini little morsels that were all begging to be placed “one of each, please!”ย on our plates ๐Ÿ˜‰ Best item? The little chocolate tartsย you see on the bottom-left of the picture below. Rich creamy chocolate encased in a buttery tart shell. Luscious.

One of the two dessert tables


Desserts. All eaten. Hehehe.


I was surprised that they brew their own tea.. in cool blends like a Coconut green tea (it tasted like I was drinking a spa, haha), Lemongrass, Ginger, etc. The teas came in large vintage-style thermos tins that were adorable to look at, but not very practical to pour out ๐Ÿ˜‰

Home brewed teas


Miss Birthday Girl and I


Letโ€™s Chat!

Let's Chat!


This is Cheryl from HOUSE (under the Spa Esprit Group), we recently revamped our Vintage High Tea so you can now expect more variety of sweets and savouries, what more, we change them occasionally so you donโ€™t have to worry about having the same thing each time you come. Price is $30++/pax but if you come dressed to the 1920s, you get an instant 10% off ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Hey Bev! Have you had high tea in sydney? Always wanted to go to one, and those photos makes me want to go out for dessert right now!!!

Wow that is the prettiest tea location I have seen! Wish there was the same in Sydney ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the greenery in Singapore so lush!

LOVE the amount of food! When I’ve been to a high tea in the past they’ve only had limited food, boo ๐Ÿ™