L'Espresso - Goodwood Park Hotel

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Established as a choice destination for English Afternoon Tea in Singapore, L’Espresso is a cosy café by day and a chic lounge by night, complete with a breezy poolside terrace area. This spacious and breezy terrace has also become an ideal location for wedding solemnizations.

Since the 1970s, the English Afternoon Tea has earned a reputation for L’Espresso as the “place for elegant teatime pursuits”. The buffet spread is a dazzling assortment of dainty sandwiches, salads, savouries, pastries, desserts, chocolate fountain and of course, traditional English scones.

Guests can also enjoy delightful set lunch and dinner menus, as well as gourmet dim sum and sensational cocktails in the evenings.
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BC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The promotion for breast cancer is worthy and should have been advertised on Chope and when the phone enquiry was made.

JD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Hi everything was good, except when I ordered 2 pots of tea..it took more than 10 minutes to get to us, but then again it was crowded so perhaps they had a lot of people to attend. We had a great time though...just wish we had some dim sum on the menu as well like shrimp wantons ..might have been a nice Asian addition.thanks for everything, we will definitely go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was average. Good variety. Spicy tuna croissant was great. Scones tasted like muffin and clotted cream is like fresh whipped cream. Service was average as it can be hard to get attention to order drinks. Plates were cleared promptly though. It was nice that we were given a macaron dessert which we assumed it’s for our parents’ anniversary but nothing was mentioned when it was placed on our table.

YM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

とても優雅な時間を過ごせました。紅茶は美味しく軽食も種類豊富で楽しめました。またシンガポールに来た際は来たいです。

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H
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a nice place to have high tea but aircon not cool enough

HF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

You should consider adding carpets
The floor is white, not elegant, and carpers will add a more lucrative ambiance that will match the Price that is being charged.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food spread is good, ambience is nice and cosy. Service staff pleasant and professional.

BI
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good variety of food. Well presented and tasty. Staff appeared short handed. Took time to replenish drinks and to remove used crockery. However they were polite.

TS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

My girlfriends and I have tea at GW every year when we go back to S’pore. We have been doing this for 20 years. This year we were very disappointed with both the food and service! The finger sandwiches were dry, the scones which have always been delicious were not baked well. The pasta was hard. The waiters need training. They brought us our teas without the cups and when we asked for them they brought only one cup! They did not clear our plates and left them to pile on the table. I sincerely hope things improve.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff had a pleasant surprise for my wife by giving her a birthday macaron tart when i put "birthday" as the purpose of reservation. Thanks to all the staff for your excellent service at L'Espresso cafe!

RD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time. However we did think we were eating outdoors on terrace and were inside which was not quite so enjoyable. We also thought we’d be having the classic afternoon tea stand with food items arranged on it and set on the table.

LY
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

The afternoon tea comes with a good selection from savoury to sweet desserts. However as far as I remember the scones is not as nice as before (few years back). Overall the atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant for gathering with friends and family.

LE
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spoilt for choice with the spread. From sandwiches to pastry to cakes. Could have more choices for the ice cream flavours tho.

Service staff were prompt in clearing plates. But hope they do remember to give the guests a glass of water.

Overall, still a good high tea choice.

GT
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Quality and variety of food was amazing. Sandwiches and desserts were constantly being replenished and hot food was maintained at optimal temperature. However, service was lacking. Ice water was not served and replenished. Service staff was lacking in friendliness (no service with a smile). It was hard to get their attention and vibe was just unfriendly overall.

m
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

団体さん?的なお国の方々がいて、とても雰囲気が悪いと感じました。
食べ物を立って食べながら歩く人やお皿に大盛に持って歩いている人や
ちょっと雰囲気的にビックリしました。

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HI
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had been fantastic afternoon tea at the goodwoodpark hotel.
It was Quite Delicious foods and very comparable staying due to staff caring for us.

D
Singapore
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Always a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road. Good spread, lovely ambience and the best scone in town! It can get monotonous as the selection hasn't changed much over the years (actually, decades) but I guess the consistency and sense of timelessness may appeal to some people.

J
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

I’ve visited this cafe for the last 4 decades and witnessed its decline. The decor was stripped bare and the afternoon band that was part of its unique experience was gone. Those days the waiters were smartly dressed too and our foreign guests whom we entertained were so impressed with the special effort in creating the lovely sugar cubes that they kept them as souvenirs. I’ve seen them used the sugar sticks as replacements before but now, they just left a white bowl of sugar on the table. You’ve got to wave for brown sugar and they gave you two sachets. All the exquisite class of an afternoon High Tea that we’ve experienced in our younger days is only a memory. F&B in Singapore basically gone down the drain with poorly trained staff and management. Does anyone even know the difference anymore?

HT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is good but nothing out of the ordinary. Same as what other high tea buffets. However, the experience ended on a not so nice note when the car park charge came up to $21!! I don't mind paying for car park but I think this is too high a price for a couple of hours. Also, I find it rather odd that the hotel does not give car park coupon at all.

AA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service crews are vry friendly and polite
The food are excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was good but the parking was ridiculous! $21 per car for 3 hours there, and we had 5 cars!

o
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times and never dissapoints. One of the best afternoon tea in Singapore. Staff is attentive and helpful.

CK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice experience and love the variety of food.

m
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Standard of food has dropped. It is no longer well prepared, tastes and looks mediocre. Staff young, new and rather helpless. Had to wait 10 minutes for tea, 20 minutes for bill.

Better to go elsewhere.

SC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Espresso staff and food were above and beyond expectations. They have instantly become our favourite English Hightea place to go for special occasions. My wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. L'Espresso offers first class experience from the moment you step through the doors of the Goodwood Hotel to being seated for an afternoon Hightea. The food was superb. They even brought us a special complementary dessert to share. Thank you for helping us make our special day more memorable.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Expected better service at Goodwood Park. Most of the staff were not very attentive and pro-active in their service. Fortunately Shankar was there to save the day.

s
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant appeared to be short-handed during the high tea, but overall i loved the selection of the food and desserts available.

WY
Singapore
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A different but enjoyable experience. Good gathering place with small group of friends. Highly recommended.

EL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Comfy furniture and decor, great for any lazy Sunday afternoon. Would be excellent if something could be done about the condensation along the ceiling air-con vents though....

C
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tumbs up for the Durain Mousse ! The staffs are very friend, the food spread is quite big selection.

MC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Need to replenish the food faster
the fruits kept running out

P
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service not that good. I told the staff I made a reservation and the staff replied me in mandarin. The seat given is along the walkway so is not very ideal as it is not cosy with people walking and staring us eating our food . Buffet include 2 drinks in menu and I asked if I can get iced hazelnut latte since menu only shows under hot section. The staff said yup they can do that. To my surprise, I am not aware that this costs me additional 1 dollar by having it cold and this is not communicated to me at all. I only found out when footing the bill . I find this unacceptable as I will simply order iced mocha which is in the menu if I were to know there’s additional cost. Lastly, when footing the bill, I asked if there’s any credit card promotion and the staff replied me in mandarin again. I’m puzzled because do one just assume I’m from mainland just because I’m fair when I’m Singaporean or isit the staff working there can’t speak English?

IO
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Hotel is dated,food just ok and price too expensive.Far better high teas in Singapore

WE
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place to chill with friend. Food option is good as well. Very impressed with the spread. However, the manager & waiter on duty are abit blur as they actually forget our drink order or request a few time.

KS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Reservations was booked at 3pm but when we reach at 2.55pm there’s no one by the reception and to my surprise none of the staff came by to serve. We have to get their attention after several walks up and down the restaurant in order to get an “instruction” to wait at the reception for someone to attend to us. Food variety for $48++/pax is overpriced but the taste is overall pleasing.

PD
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, quite surroundings and attentive staff make for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon

KC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would like to suggest to the restaurant that they should included their famous durian pulp in High Tea.

G
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good service and food. A very clean place to dine in. Will be back with my family again.

C
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had chocolate high tea at L'Espresso ,was well worth the money for the food. The amount and quality was very good. The only negative i would say 1 small tea pot is not realy enough i would recomend at least 2 pots. I would go again.

WC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was alright but service can be improved as there were no waiters in sight from time to time. No complimentary parking coupon. For the same price, there are a lot of places that can offer more with more prompt service.

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