Here’s our review of The Landing Point, a popular and often sold-out high tea buffet at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. Find out if it’s worth checking out!
Whether you’re staycationing at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, or are just looking for a sumptuous high tea buffet experience, The Landing Point is sure to be on your radar.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Experience:
#1: 2D1N Deluxe Room Staycation Review
#2: The Landing Point High Tea Buffet Review
#3: Lantern Rooftop Bar Review (coming soon!)
Of course, why wouldn’t it be? Word on the street is that it’s always fully booked, and reservations are hard to come by unless you book it early.
At this point, you’re probably wondering what’s so hot about The Landing Point’s high tea buffet. I have just the pictures and words to describe why that’s the case, so scroll down to find out…
The Landing Point High Tea Buffet Atmosphere at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
On the way to The Fullerton Hotel lobby, you will pass by The Landing Point, whose corridor is surrounded by high glass windows and chandeliers, as well as ornate floor tiles. It’s the perfect mix of modern and minimalist architectural design and old-school luxury, giving The Landing Point the feeling of elevation and airiness, whilst still being cosseted.
Architecture and interior design is only one side of the story though. For it to be a 5-star hotel high tea buffet, the service must be just as cosseting. From the start to the end point of The Landing Point’s high tea buffet experience, Daniel took care of us, making sure our requests were attended to, and our table always filled with food.
Daniel escorted us down from the reception counter to the windowed corner of The Landing Point, where he told us that these were the best seats in the house. It’s not hard to see why, the high windows give you unparalleled views of the Marina Bay Promenade, the 13-metre bar counter is right next to you, and the couches give you an incredibly comfortable seating experience.
That’s not to say that the other seats are bad; if you’re next to the windows, you’re good to go for the views and the clout. Be warned though, you might not get these seats because they’re highly sought after by guests, and that The Landing Point is always fully booked on peak periods. Be sure to come by on a relaxing weekday to secure not only a booking, but also the best seats!
The Landing Point High Tea Buffet Menu at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
As we got comfortable with our seats and acquainted with the menu, Daniel informed us that the savouries, coffees and tea were free flow, but the sweets weren’t. Not exactly sure why that’s the case, but I’d wager a guess that it’s for health and logistical reasons.
I also asked Daniel if the high tea buffet menu at The Landing Point is the same as The Fullerton Hotel’s The Courtyard high tea. His reply? “Yes, it’s the same.”
To that end, we were served a special festive menu themed around Christmas. There’s nothing very Christmas-y about the savouries, but the sweets definitely take the cake for the festive vibes.
Also, if you’re a fan of one of the savouries, and not the others, you can actually request to have refills of that one savoury. Here are some of the savouries that we went second and third rounds for:
Winter Truffle Cheese Egg Mayonnaise on Spinach Bread: Okay, hear me out on this one. I know you think that this is super basic but this stuff is elevated. The truffle is noticeable but not overpowering, the bread is super soft and the egg is not too eggish. It’s the perfect palate opener.
Norwegian Salmon Gravlax with Cream Cheese and Blinis: This one is a bit of a personal bias because I eat anything that is salmon. I love it for everything that it is; it’s fatty, neutral-tasting, whilst the cheese adds an interesting tinge. Bite down on the soft bread and you’d sooner realise you’re wanting for more.
Dill Marinated Bay Shrimp with Remoulade and Saffron Bun: This stuff tastes expensive. Much like the Gravlax, it’s soft and neutral-tasting, but the saffron bun has a slight spice edge to it, and the remoulade adds a very expensive-tasting brine to the savoury. Need more.
The sweets are a treat. I enjoyed most of them, so here are a few:
Dark Cherries Red Velvet Mini Swiss Roll: As someone who hates cherries because of how much they taste like paracetamol, this is a welcome surprise. The cherry is a very slight hint, whilst the red velvet is just the right amount of sweet and it’s not cheesy at all. It’s the first thing I reached for, to wash the savoury flavours from my tongue.
Mini Madagascar Mont Blanc Tart: I had no idea what a Mont Blanc pastry was until I tried this; I only knew of the perfume. Turns out it’s a type of chestnut pastry; I found it the most savoury out of all the pastries because of the nutty creaminess, and the tart was not too hard for a fresh braceface like me to bite into.
Classic Mini Stollen: This is a type of fruity, baked bread that’s usually served during Christmas; it’s the perfect companion to the wide selection of coffees and teas that The Landing Point serves. It’s a little marmalade-y, cinnamon-y and very soft. Not crumbly, eat separately or dip together with tea.
Festive Macaron: Perfect to close off the food with. The crust is solid and very thin, and gives way when you bite into the soft bun. When your teeth reaches the center, it meets a minty surprise; it’s a refreshing minty dark chocolate filling.
Classic & Cranberry Scones: These are the same scones from the ones we had at The Courtyard. They’re light, fluffy and delicately plain; it goes well with the cream cheese and cranberry jam that they serve.
The Fullerton Express Tea: I asked Daniel, and Josephine, previously, about what’s in this insanely addictive magic elixir. They remained tight-lipped about the blend of wildflowers in this tea; it’s floral, sweet (but not sugared!) and very easy to sip on. It’s the perfect companion tea for all these sweets and savouries.
The Landing Point High Tea Buffet Service at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Not gonna lie, being seated next to the 13-metre bar counter helps a lot when getting our savouries and drinks refilled. We went on a Tuesday, and despite it being a weekday it was fully booked. Staff were moving around quickly with hushed footsteps as they attended to every guests’ need, with a composure only I could dream of.
Despite it being a relatively busy Tuesday, Daniel still checked in on us every now and then, asking us if we would like refills, or even making conversation with us. I definitely felt like I was taken care of and attended to.
High Praise for The Landing Point High Tea Buffet at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Listen. Going for high tea is all about the bougie vibes, and The Landing Point delivers stunningly in all aspects of that; from the architecture, the service, the food itself and the presentation of food. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself and someone else to something nice as 2020 comes to a close, and plan out what your 2021 is going to be.
Think about it, sit down, nibble on the savoury and sweets, wash it down with the wide selection of teas and coffees, whilst having a hushed conversation on the comfy couch and glancing periodically across the massive glass windows to see the Marina Bay Promenade. It’s a whole vibe to live for, and frankly, worth paying for.
Honestly, while you’re at it, you might as well staycay at The Fullerton Hotel or The Fullerton Bay Hotel, now that you can redeem your S$100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers. On top of that, stack an additional 5% off when you book staycations with your YouTrip card!