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10 Scotts

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10 SCOTTS overlooks the hotel’s five-storey waterfall and features a selection of snacks, premium teas and liquor, perfect for afternoon tea with 2 seatings daily, or evening cocktails. Afternoon tea starts at $43++.
Daily: 7am till late
$49 based on 11 submissions
High Tea (6 votes), Quiet (5 votes), Chillout (4 votes)
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Luxurious High Tea set affair with Semi-Buffet!

For full review & photos, please visit: 
http://summerlovestoeat.blogspot.sg/2014/09/luxurious-weekend-afternoon-tea-at-10.html

This place is quite 'atas' so i would suggest that you not dress too casually.  The service here was quite good but not warm... Plates were cleared regularly, food and beverages were served promptly. 
The afternoon tea comes in a 2-Tier Stand + Semi Buffet + Free Flow of Coffee, Tea, Iced/Hot chocolate and Freshly Squeezed Fruit Juices!

The best thing about having high tea at 10 Scotts - All food and beverages are refillable and no restriction on the switch of beverages!
There're 3 things that need to be improved here:
1) The staff should check with the guests if this is their first visit to the high tea. If this is their first visit, the staff should make an effort to introduce the buffet counter especially the hidden chiller behind the cheese & ham counter - not all guests will notice it and they wouldn't know that they can actually walk inside the counter to open the chiller themselves unless they ask the staff. They should introduce the fried egg dessert as well since it was not shown at the counter with any tag.. 2) They should put up labels at the buffet counter so that we know what we were eating and  save the hassle to check with the staff..   3) Quality of food and dessert were quite good. But the prices here are on the high side so we find that the items on the 2-tier stand were too ordinary, nothing special. We hope to see more creativity new items!

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12 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointed

Read reviews before heading down and ix our 1st visit. Food is up to standard but not many varieties. Kind of disappointed
23 Sep 2014 • 88 reviews • 0 follower

Luxurious High Tea set affair with Semi-Buffet!

For full review & photos, please visit: 
http://summerlovestoeat.blogspot.sg/2014/09/luxurious-weekend-afternoon-tea-at-10.html

This place is quite 'atas' so i would suggest that you not dress too casually.  The service here was quite good but not warm... Plates were cleared regularly, food and beverages were served promptly. 
The afternoon tea comes in a 2-Tier Stand + Semi Buffet + Free Flow of Coffee, Tea, Iced/Hot chocolate and Freshly Squeezed Fruit Juices!

The best thing about having high tea at 10 Scotts - All food and beverages are refillable and no restriction on the switch of beverages!
There're 3 things that need to be improved here:
1) The staff should check with the guests if this is their first visit to the high tea. If this is their first visit, the staff should make an effort to introduce the buffet counter especially the hidden chiller behind the cheese & ham counter - not all guests will notice it and they wouldn't know that they can actually walk inside the counter to open the chiller themselves unless they ask the staff. They should introduce the fried egg dessert as well since it was not shown at the counter with any tag.. 2) They should put up labels at the buffet counter so that we know what we were eating and  save the hassle to check with the staff..   3) Quality of food and dessert were quite good. But the prices here are on the high side so we find that the items on the 2-tier stand were too ordinary, nothing special. We hope to see more creativity new items!

26 Apr 2014 • 335 reviews • 3 followers

Afternoon tea at 10 Scotts - pure indulgence

The dimly-lit interior was spacious and exquisitely-furnished in rich, refined tones and sleek, classic English furniture. It was comfort at first sight, without being too ostentatious or intimidating in its elegance. The service staff were all pleasant and friendly.   The High Tea concept here is rather interesting - consisting of a short buffet counter and also a two-tiered tray of savoury goodies served to us shortly upon being seated. The buffet counter showcases an array of cakes and other delectable desserts.   Now, this was my starter. The Chocolate Tart was very yummy - soft chocolate crust with hints of crunchiness filled with rich but not-too-sweet ganache - the blackberries atop were like icing on the cake for me. I also enjoyed the Fruit Tart - crunchy crust with a buttery center topped with delicious fruits. Right smack in the middle is the Berries and Fig Brownie - the first bite was a rich wonderment and the last bite left one craving for me - but then I always love combination of chocolate with fruits combination.   The Two-Tiered Tray of savoury delicacies was being served. The Beef Pastrami (that one that is rolled up) - is made up of a nice grainy "crepe" type dough sheet with a sheet of tender beef rolled into it - overall taste was rather flavorful.  The Quiche was pretty normal, but I kind of liked its light soft crust stuffed with fragrant baked cheese.   I liked the Prawn and Quail Egg Salad - too bad they only served one small dish for two to share. I loved the succulent freshness of the prawn and I love quail eggs, so needless to say, this item topped my list for today.   Next on the list, Crab Cake - a very sumptuous pastry with crispy outer skin and a womb bursting wtih real, sweet crab meat. I read that this was one of the better items for the high tea, and it sure met expectations. Sinful and fattening, yes, but these are the main traits of very scrumptious food items, no? My tastebuds agree!   Now we have very freshly-baked scones that were so good they nearly melted in my mouth. We even skipped the jams and creams served with these crumbly pastries and savoured its lightly saccharine flavor instead.   For more detailed information and photos, do visit: http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/04/high-tea-at-10-scotts-grand-hyatt-hotel.html

30 Dec 2013 • 122 reviews • 7 followers

Afternoon tea meat dishes beat many other hotel high tea buffets

For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2013/12/30/afternoon-tea-buffet-at-10-scotts/
(I can't everything there due to the word limit)

I have not dined in Grand Hyatt before and what attracted me here was a picture of a flowerpot in Her World Magazine.So what’s with this flowerpot? Well, its an ice cream dessert which is part of the afternoon tea spread, made with hazelnut ice cream, crushed biscuits (soil), raspberries(fruits) and edible flowers. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? But upon arrival I was told that flowerpot have been replaced by “fried egg”. Arghs! More on the “fried egg” later….

Recently refurnished 10 Scotts oozes refinement, yet has a relaxing aura, thanks to their chic contemporary décor and warm lighting. Afternoon tea is from 12 noon to 5pm. The first seating is from 12 noon to 2.30pm, while second seating starts at 3pm and ends at 5pm. We picked the 1st seating because there is 30 minutes extra to feast and we can have this meal as our lunch, haha!
Prices are on the high side for such a small spread. $43++ for weekdays and $53++ for weekends; with unlimited tea, coffee hot/iced chocolate and juices. Top up $20 for free flow champagne. The concept at 10 Scotts is semi-buffet with a local twist on some savory items. There is a buffet line of sweet and savories, tiny selection of breads, cold cuts and cheeses, plus a chiller filled with appetizers, salads and mini pots of ice cream.  Sandwiches and some savories are served on a 2-tiered glass stand and these are refillable. Although the quality of the food is good, the variety is much smaller compared to other hotels such as The Regent’s Tea Lounge and Ritz Carlton’s Chihuly Lounge. Both are very well known and popular for their high-quality afternoon tea buffets with large and interesting spreads. However, I will choose 10 Scotts over any other afternoon tea buffet if I am going to dine with hubby. This is because 10 Scotts meat dishes beats every other afternoon tea buffet/semi-buffet I have tried so far (Shangri la’s Rose Veranda, St Regis Brasserie Les Saveurs, Regent’s Tea lounge, Fullerton Bay’s Landing Point and Ritz Carlton Chihuly Lounge). So ladies, if your man likes meat, its better to have your afternoon tea here so you won’t see a black face at the end of your tea session. Service is slow. It took the wait staff ages to prepare the beverages and also refill food items. It was also difficult to get their attention, which was baffling, because not many tables occupied. Culinary staff manning the open concept kitchen were very cheerful, with genuine, infectious smiles. A picture is worth a thousand words, so now, be prepared to be bombarded by food pics! I’ll start with the canapes served 2-tiered glass stand, which are refillable. Cucumber sandwich, quiche and beef roll were very ordinary.

.....to be continued on the blog link above!


10 Apr 2013 • 3 reviews • 4 followers

Posh and snobbish

To be fair, my bad experience started when I entered Grand Hyatt hotel. As such, it was pretty much carried forward to 10 Scotts, so please read the review with a grain of salt.

Hyatt apparently still carry discrimination to local-looking people who dressed in normal office attire sans jacket. I do not appreciate them following my friend, just because she didn't dress up like she's going to a black tie party.

We were there after dinner to have a bit of a chat. I was dressed even more casual than she was, but she was being followed by the Hyatt's staff. It's rather insulting because frankly she's making more than I do.

The negative attention did not stop there as when she walked into 10 Scotts everyone stared at her as if she didn't belong there. I can tell she was rather uncomfortable with the less than welcoming greeting.

I digress. That was going way further than I had intended.

The maitre d' was a lovely European woman who delightedly usher us to the furthest corner of the establishment when we indicated that we would like somewhere more private to talk.

The service was excellent. The lady, who I regretted not knowing the name of, was one of the best maitre d' I have had so far. She knew arrived back to take our orders just at the right time, not to soon, not too late. She even chased after us when I accidentally left my bag behind. The bill came swiftly when we asked for and didn't take very long before we're done with the payment. Like I said, excellent service.

The ambience was that of intimate cosiness. Like when you wanted to conduct private business in a cosy setting, this would be where you should go. The distance between the seating arrangement was enough so that other tables could not overheard the conversation unless one was being obnoxiously loud. If I were to have a heart to heart, romantic after dinner talk, business deals or just plain calming relaxing atmosphere, I'd come there.

Unfortunately, the food I cannot really approve. I had a 'dark chocolate mousse, olive oil, sea salt and crispy baguette'. The mousse was pitifully normal. Rich chocolate but without distinctive flair. The baguette was very well done, though, crispy with just the right hardness. The sea salt was overwhelming the mousse completely, unfortunately.

And that dessert costed $18++. I would say that it was not worth it.

Overall, I would go there if I am looking for a place to relax and hide from the hub bub of the city, but I would use the side entrance near the watch shop to avoid evil eyes of Hyatt staffs.