Updated: Apr 4
Rating: 5/10 (0.5 for Ambience)
Price: RM360 (3sets)
Will I come back: No
This post is based on Majestic Afternoon Tea by The Orchid Conservatory.
There was no menu during my visit, and I noticed why when the Afternoon Tea Set came. Paid for 3 sets, but the spread came uneven. Each set had “missing pieces”.
(2) Reminded me of “Play Spot The Difference” on newspapers/newsletters. The set on the top was “2 sets”, and the bottom was “1 set”.
The Top - 2 person had to share 1 Opera Cake & 1 Strawberry Cheesecake. They both tasted decent, not too sweet.
Out of 3 sets, there was only 1 Breton Fruit Tart & 1 Lemon Eclaire. Am I supposed to share them among 3 pax??? Complained to the waiter, and at last he offered to add an extra piece of each. Appreciate it but still, 3 person had to share 2 sets but pay for 3 sets. What a joke.
Victoria Sandwich was nowhere to be found. (Didn’t even realise its existence until I requested for the menu after I left.)
There was only 1 piece of Luxury Butter Scone (How luxurious!) and 2 Almond Raspberry Buttermilk Scones.
The Almond Raspberry Buttermilk Scone was also extremely hard. The texture was exactly like a hard cookie. Taste was fine. The Luxury Butter Scone was slightly easier to break apart but it was still dry, tasteless and not buttery at all.
Scotch Egg was the best among all, tasted like chicken nuggets. Chicken Pie was also non-existent. Didn’t know it was swapped to Cripsy Fried Sesame Ball with Red Bean filling. Vegetable Quiche was bland.
Sandwiches were dry, but fillings tasted decent.
Loved the Blueberry Tea, slightly fruity and sour.
Waiter was accommodating even though it wasn’t his fault. Full payment was collected upon reservation.
Filled with Orchids, good for the gram. Air-conditioning is quite strong.
Nice place for pictures, but don’t expect much on the food. It was my first time encountering this, and I’m not sure if it is normal to charge for the price of 3 sets then offer an uneven spread and diners have to “split the food into half”.