16 Mar 2015
I went to The Clifford Pier for afternoon tea with my friends and I was really impressed.
Food - Afternoon tea could be rather boring if the food served were mainly western food and sweet pastries. What I like about The Clifford Pier was that they added local delicacies to the afternoon tea menu, serving food such as kong ba pau, chilli crab mantou, kueh pai ti, otah sandwich and more. I felt that the variety of food served here was much better than The Landing Point (within the same hotel).
The only thing that I do not like about the afternoon tea was the beverage selections. The Landing Point had better tea and coffee selections, while the beverage menu at The Clifford Pier was really limited. Maybe that was because they focused on serving local drinks like bandung and teh tarik.
Interior/Ambience - The ambience was good, nice view, jazz music playing at the background, spacious seatings, high ceiling, and everyone felt relaxed.
Service - It would be better if the service staff could be prompt and attentive, we reserved a table for 5 but they gave us table for 3. We had to talk to 3 different service staff before we changed to another table on our own (cause everyone arrived). It also took a while before they served us all our drinks.
The price was also pretty reasonable, given the restaurant was located within the Fullerton Bay Hotel. I would go back again, for sure.