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Named after ‘halia’, the Malay word for ginger, The Halia at Botanic Gardens- flagship restaurant of The Halia Group, is no stranger to many having been around for the last 10 years. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Ginger Gardens in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the award-winning restaurant charms easily with its full-length glass windows that creates an optical illusion of dining at a fancy garden party without the associated humidity and mozzies.We came here for their highly raved
Afternoon tea here is served in a two-tiered display. Very English, chi-chi and simply picture-perfect. The first tier made up of the sweets, included gorgeous freshly baked Scones served warm with orange and ginger jam on the side. Possibly one of the better ones in town, these were crumbly, moist and light textured, delightful even on their own. Next was a tropical Coconut Panna Cotta with infusions of Mango, Passionfruit and Lychee which we ate out of those cylindrical-tall glass containers, the New Opera offers a twist from the usual coffee/chocolate variation with a layer of raspberry buttercream, incorporating a subtle tartness to the otherwise rich cake. The second tier held the savoury items with delectables such as the pillowy-soft Poached Chicken and Smoked Paprika Finger Sandwich, a tofu-looking Smoked Trout Parfait served on a spoon, an eggy and rich Gorgonzola and Caramelised Onion Quiche encased in buttery pastry crust, an Asian- inspired Wagyu Beef Rendang Samosa which did not leave much of an impression unlike the Fennel Custard with parmesan and almond served in egg shells. Too quaint! Overall, dining at The Halia is certainly a memorable experience with the lush foliage and greenery creating the perfect setting to indulge in some cakes and tea with your girlfriend(s).
The Halia Tea Service is available Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays from 3.00pm to 5.00pm (last seating) and is priced at $28 per person/per set. Each set also comes with a choice of Tea In A Pot (Black Tea/ Green Tea/ Herbal & Fruit Infusion), their iconic Halia Infusion (Hot or Chilled) or Freshly Brewed Coffee.
For full review and photos: http://gninethree.com/2013/09/23/weekend-tea-the-halia-singapore-botanic-gardens/