One would expect TWG Tea Salon in Pavillion to cause a great hype especially when their TWG branches in Singapore seemed to flair very well. I have always loved TWG for its concept, i.e. plenty of tea choices, sound afternoon tea set, and to-die for macarons, so when I heard of them opening in Pavillion, needless to say I was beyond thrill. The place carries a quiet elegance that blends well with its surrounding luxury boutiques with the name of Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent etc. Indeed, we were feeling slightly “atas” and consciously speaking in a foreign british accent whilst sassy music fills the background.
The interior is easily related with their other outlets, smooth black marbled tiles, white linen tablecloth, ratten back chairs and posh silver cutleries.
We were shown into our seats after walking about hardwood tea counters gawking on the vast selection of tea. The place is relatively empty during dinner time with half occupancy but I heard it’s a madhouse during afternoon time.
My friends, whom is accustom to the combination of liquor and food on normal days, seemed puzzled on my choice of place to meet, and it was to their utmost disappointment that Long Island Iced Tea was not served there. I joke, but we did check. hehe.
Aviator Salad with grilled chicken supreme, romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, and fresh parmesan shavings topped with poached eggs with a touch of seaweed tossed in a lightly spice sauce infused with comtoir des indes tea. All ingredients melded nicely with each other, the chicken was a tender wonder.
Wagyu Burger- Grilled Wagyu Beef Burger with lettuce, tomato, emmental cheese topped with horseradish mayonnaise, accompanied by matchstick fries tossed in 1837 Green tea powder. Thick moist patties with good seasoning, though the hamburger bun is a bit limp, but those truffle infused fries were really the highlight of this dish. Nothing to shout at, but it’s a decent eat.
Seared Matcha Salmon with green peas carrots, cauliflower and mini yellow zucchini drizzled with balsamic vinegar caramel & matcha green tea oil was our least favourite of the evening. Dry and bland, I can cook it better at home, I’m sorry. I get anal when people can’t get a basic salmon right.
Overall, still a pleasant experience in TWG (if I can overlook the bad food part), the ambience with courteous servers and pleasant attitude is noteworthy, and I did enjoy the tea there very much- with a pot costing RM18 on average, and those macarons will definitely pull me back again and again. Now, I heard their scones flairs well too. TWG shall be my between shopping rest stop in pavillion.