Daily: 8.30 am - 1.00 am
Nestled in the quiet enclave of the finest Hotel in the city and with its own outdoor Terraza, One-Ninety Bar and Terraza by Javier de las Muelas comes from a desire to satisfy you - whether you favour a hand-crafted cocktail, the finest scotch or cognac, or a glass of wine. Together with our creative partner Javier de las Muelas, master of the award-winning Dry Martini bar in Barcelona, we’ve crafted cocktails that take people on a journey through the senses amidst an ambience that is uniquely sophisticated, yet completely approachable.
Traditional Afternoon Tea which is available from Mon - Sat at $37 per pax is one of the best high tea I've tried so far! I heard that the pastry chef, Audrey Yee was formerly from the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.
I love the scones which are moist and rich in buttermilk. The chocolate hazelnut royaltine, which looks like a mini cupcake is my top favourite dessert on the 3-tier stand. When desserts get a little too sweet, there's savoury item such as sandwiches and cheese as well.
There's also a wide selection of TWG teas, iced teas, coffees and lattes for your preference too.
The only downside is the slow and inefficient service.
I was invited for afternoon tea at The Bar@ One-ninety 1 fine afternoon. We were seated outdoor alfresco area and the lush greenery and water features added to the relaxing, luxe touch.
I ordered Earl Grey tea and it came in a bone china pot with a separate leaf filter by the side. Smell of the bergamot is uplifting and more intense than the leaf bags. I checked the leaves inside it is whole leaves which unfurl when steeped. (good quality) The tea caddy has 3 tiers, one for scones, one for sweet and one for savoury bites.
The scones go with strawberry conserves and Devonshire cream which are served by the side. The scones are fluffy and fragrant… reminds me of my time in London… The sweets are: maccaron (better than Canele IMHO) which is a melt in your mouth sensation and not too sweet. The usual strawberry tartlet, choco hazel delight, mango swiss, etc.
The savouries have smoked salmon on puff pastry, peppered egg mini brioche and sandwich selections. Overall do not be deceived by the mini sizes, it can be pretty filling.
The staff is very attentive, always checking if you wanted more hot water for the tea pot, rolling down the shades if it is drizzling (crazy SG weather) or clearing the ashtrays. Total impeccable service…and with a smile.