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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RuriM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Due to Lunar New Year's Holiday, the restaurant had two seating times 12:30 & 3:00pm
I had reservation from 2pm. Had to wait for an hour. Was more kind if you have let us know in advance

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

ファーストドリンクが出てくるまで20分かかりました。
2回催促しました。料理は多種多様で良かったです。

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P0lB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful and comfortable atmosphere to hang out and catch up with friends. Food was fairly extensive (and definitely filling) : sandwiches and tarts, cheese and crackers, soup and scones; and of cos sweet desserts and fruits. Ending with a double expresso helped to balance the sweet tea time treats. Just kiv there’s no complimentary parking and rates are $5/hr b4 6pm on wkdays.

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WennyY
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I usually like the food but yesterday on 23 Dec, I paid more than usual coz it was pre Xmas n the food quality was lousier than normal days. Pretty disappointing

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LeannB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This is the second time I have been to Tea at the Goodwood this year. I love the assortment of sandwiches and the ability to make my own. The hot pasta dishes were very good. The scones were delicious and they were the perfect size. I was disappointed with the staff. We had to flag them down to get our first pot of tea and they never came by to ask if we needed more tea or water. We had to flag them down for everything, except to pay!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not too bad for afternoon tea given that we can have two drinks. Was there to celebrate my birthday. Staff noticed it and brought a small cake for us with candle. That was very nice gesture as we didn’t expect that.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Staff could be more friendly and attentive. Food should have more options that rotates or new varieties. For regular customers, we always see the same food and type. Coffee should definitely be improved.

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KeithL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good environment
Nice foods and drinks
Good services

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food variety is good, taste is delicious, worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanks for the surprise birthday gift for my wife, she was very happy with the service, food selection and atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.

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Hailey
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have been to the English high tea numerous time. The service is always good, the servers are always smiling and attentive. Will be perfect if there are more vegetarian/non meat selections at the hot food section. Thanks

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FongJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and cosy place to enjoy an afternoon tea with friends or kids. The food variety is acceptable. As i went along with my children, they do enjoy the fruits and chocolate fondue too. Will definitely be back. Thank you!

KG
KatherineG
Singapore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous Food and Good Service. Nice and cosy ambience.

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Janice12
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I can only say that service was Excellent from your service staffs. 👍

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AnnetteS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was a little disappointed as I have wonderful memories of being really pampered by staff and having truly delicious food presented beautifully but my recent experience didn't live up to my memory.

JM
JeffreyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent. The actual tea was average.

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JennyC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Personally like the spread there and the staffs are friendly and attentive

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Brulee
Singapore
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

1.平日だったのに休日料金を請求された。
2.2杯目の紅茶のリーフが極端に少なくて、味も香りもしなかった。
3.5年ぶり4回目に訪れたのだが、味も落ちていたのでもう行きません。

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Live2eat
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The selection of food was underwhelming. Only the scone was to die for. The rest were just passable.

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waternlove
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

service was nice, they were keep changing plates & utensil which was very helpful as it was buffet.
Good thing about this afternoon tea buffet is that they have more foods (sandwiches, roast chicken, and some more dishes for lunch) on top of sweets. But on the other hand, the quality of sweets (cakes, muffins) was disappointing. Overall, not recommended.

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AnetteS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The afternoon was lovely and the food was spectacular. So many choices - really well done. The only thing I would do is give an option that includes some Champagne in the price. We ended up buying a bottle, but would have happily paid extra to include it in the price.
Otherwise brilliant.

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BelindaC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JD
JulianaD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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YuM1013
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Hua2910
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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HagaiF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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BIggy
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

弘子橘
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

サービスも料理もティーもとても良かったのですが、Open Table からの予約席は、ロビー通路横になるようです。
席の背後を常に多くの人が行き来するので落ち着かなかった。

たまたまですが、隣の席の年配親子(母娘)の母が終始「これは不味い」「こんなもの食えない」等の文句を言ってるのがずっと聞こえて、気分が悪かった。(娘が宥めてましたが。。)

シンガポールへ行くときは、またここにハイティーを楽しみに行きたいと思います。

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TessieS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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LilianY
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

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.

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LeEng
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
GraceT
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

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marikoy
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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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HIROYUKIK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Deborah
Singapore
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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Juliana
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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?

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L'Espresso - Goodwood Park Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.