Thursday, June 15, 2023

Portman’s Bar @ PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay - Enjoy Wellness-themed Afternoon Tea of Delectable Treats Made With Ingredients From Urban Farm


For a limited time till 30 June 2023, Portman's Bar at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay has launched a special Wellness-themed Afternoon Tea set. The highlight of this set is not only on how the items are served in a luxurious-looking picnic basket but that the full selection of savoury and sweet treats are made with ingredients freshly harvested from the hotel's urban farm. These include fresh herbs, edible flowers and vegetables.


At $58 per pax (min. 2 pax), you can further sweeten your afternoon with a two-hour free flow of Taittinger Champagne at $68 or Prosecco at $38.


Indeed, the environment at Portman's Bar allows a time to relax, as it is surrounded by greenery and pleasant soft music in the background.


Beverages included in the set are free-flow of their coffee and chocolate options as well as a range of TWG Teas served by the pot. You can make swaps any time throughout the dining period. Other than the coffee options, I recommend skipping the Hot/Iced Chocolate and heading straight for the reliable TWG Teas.

Homemade Carrot Scone 4/5

The first item served was the Homemade Carrot Scone, with sides of clotted cream, grated carrot and orange jam to pair.

Picnic Basket

Right after the scones, we were presented with the Picnic Basket, which had seven types of savouries and four sweets delicately placed within.

Healthy Salmon Sandwich 4/5

We went for the Healthy Salmon Sandwich with sustainable salmon, cucumber and cream cheese between wholegrain bread. The bread was soft, while the salmon was fresh and lightly salted. It was a lovely piece to start with.

Nourishing Smoked Chicken Focaccia 3.8/5

Next was the Nourishing Smoked Chicken Focaccia. The smoked chicken and grilled zucchini made a good pairing. The focaccia was soft but slightly too moist on the bottom due to the dressing.

Savoury Scallop with Tomato Salsa 4.2/5

The Savoury Scallop with Tomato Salsa was a bright palate cleanser in shot glasses. There was a base of avocado, tomato salsa, scallop, and toast. The mix of savoury and tangy sweetness was refreshing.

Zesty Prawn Tartlet 4.2/5

My dining companion’s favourite was the Zesty Prawn Tartlet. The base had a nice and firm cookie-like texture, with a surprising combination of diced prawn, mango and pomelo.

Indulgent Lobster Roll 4.5/5

Aptly named the Indulgent Lobster Roll, the chunky and sweet lobster meat was dressed in mayonnaise sauce, topped with tobiko and sandwiched between buttery and lightly toasted brioche.

Mini Pie 3.8/5

While I enjoyed the creamy and earthy filling of leek, potato and sauteed mushroom in the Mini Pie, my dining companion and I felt they could be more generous. The pastry was average, lacking a crunch and buttery fragrance.

Impossible™ Meat Puff Pastry Roll 3.8/5

Similar to the Mini Pie, the puff pastry of the Impossible™ Meat Puff Pastry Roll could be better, but we quite liked the savoury Impossible™ meat filling.

Petite Mango Passion Fruit Gateaux 4.2/5

The Petite Mango Passion Fruit Gateaux was a likeable piece comprising mango, passion fruit, and Breton almond biscuits. It was not too sweet and had tangy notes.

Harmonious Panna Cotta 3.5/5

The Harmonious Panna Cotta featured vanilla and carrot-flavoured panna cotta with a candied carrot and pistachio biscotti. Unfortunately, I was not a big fan of the watery texture and how distinct the carrot notes were.

Peanut Coconut Praline Cake 4.2/5

If you are a fan of peanuts or nutty flavours, the pebble-looking Peanut Coconut Praline Cake is the one to look out for. The cake had a peanut praline emulsion that was rich but not cloying, with a surprise lemongrass jello in the centre, all built on a coconut sponge cake.

Sweet Wagon

On top of the scones and treats above, diners of the afternoon tea can also select from the Sweet Wagon, which offers an assortment of patisseries, macaroons, pralines and cookies.

Chocolate Tart 4.2/5

I recommend giving their Chocolate Tart a try. The tart base could be a tad thinner, but I loved the chocolate filling's intensity, richness and smoothness. It was not too sweet either.

Reservations should be made via phone call +65 6845 1119 or email at Any special dietary requests should also be made known upon reservation.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Portman’s Bar
Level 4
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 68451119
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC Line), Promenade (CC Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1030am - 12midnight

1) Alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take Exit B. Turn right and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Promenade MRT station. Take Exit A. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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