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“Most consistent Afternoon Tea in Singapore” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Espresso

L'Espresso
Ranked #17 of 279 Coffee & Tea in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$80
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established as a choice destination for English Afternoon Tea in Singapore, L'Espresso is a cosy cafe by day and a chic lounge by night, complete with a breezy poolside terrace area. This spacious and breezy terrace has also become an ideal location for wedding solemnizations.
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Most consistent Afternoon Tea in Singapore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last time I had an afternoon tea at the Goodwood was 12 years ago. We used to come here almost every weekend and I Ioved it. After visiting last week I am happy to say that the Goodwood's afternoon tea only got better. Great selection of everything, better than the Ritz in my opinion.

Go there, this so much fun!

  • Visited February 2017
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Alon G
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
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English first
Singapore
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Selection of Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I love to come to L'Espresso. Firstly is the ambience and secondly the food. They have a wide selection of cakes, desserts, chocolates, canapés, savoury food and many more. Reservations are definitely a must during weekend. For $49 (before GST) it is definitely on the high side. If you are planning to drive, never park at Goodwood Park as the parking fee is exorbitant. Park at Far East Shopping Centre instead.

  • Visited January 2017
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jolene08
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It's a high tea buffet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Enjoyable high tea buffet with 2 choices of beverage. Pick seating outside on the terrace with the pool nearby. There is a vast selection of food items for any palate and all are well made with attention to the fine details. Service is good.

  • Visited December 2016
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TCspeech
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Singapore, Singapore
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200 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good quality high tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The high tea at L'Expresso is quite an institution in Singapore. On a visit this week, it was good to see the standard of service and quality of the food are still good.

Everything that we had from the buffet was tasty and nicely prepared. We particularly liked the savoury items. The famed scones were delicious though for those who are fans of the traditional scone, the ones served here are a little too breadlike and do not have the crumbly biscuit texture that Mary Berry would be looking out for.

The lobby lounge setting with lots of natural light and a view of the pool add to the enjoyment of an afternoon spent here. As does the traditional vintage look crockery. Charming.

Visited December 2016
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Thank lchan289
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Singapore
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“English High Tea for Two”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

L'Espresso has a delightfully modern approach to the venerable tradition of English tea: rather than keep to the traditional selection of finger sandwiches and savory cakes, they have turned it into a full-fledged buffet, replete with warm dishes. Along with the old favourites you will find pork goulash, potato-wrapped prawns and a marvelous warm baked salmon in chive sauce. As for the main event, one is permitted to select two drinks and we found our choices to be excellent: English Breakfast and Sencha teas which were light to the palate and delicate of aroma. Furthermore the house coffee is full of flavour and not overpowering. If there is one thing to fault in this experience, it is the service. One cannot escape the impression that the servers are inexperienced, with our request for sweetener causing confusion among the wait staff, as well as the inordinate wait to be noticed by folks with harried expressions. If they can get their act together in this aspect, then the L'Espresso team will have created a truly unique experience.

  • Visited August 2016
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Audrey T
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