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“Good food and good tea with a price tag” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of TWG Tea at Republic Plaza

TWG Tea at Republic Plaza
Ranked #1,733 of 10,424 Restaurants in Singapore
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: TWG Tea is the finest luxury tea brand in the world. Specializing in whole-leaf teas from source estates, TWG Tea offers the largest tea list in the world, over 800 different single-estate harvests and exclusive blends from every tea producing country.
singapore
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Good food and good tea with a price tag”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

I have the habit of having afternoon teas at Takashimaya's Royal Copahagen Tea Lounge during my leave. But the tea lounge has since withdrawn it's business from Asia and TWG occupied the location.

TWG has a Renaissance decor with crystal lightings and classical music in the background. I find the furnitures too large for the little restaurant space. Can be a little cramped. Servers are mostly Filipinas with relatively good service quality.

I've tried the high tea as well as Sunday brunch menu - food are general good and unique, with good selection of tea menu and dessert menu. However, it can be pricier than other restaurants.

Do try the scones with tea jelly (instead of the usual strawberry jam) - it's refreshing and not too sweet.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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903 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 722 helpful votes
“Fancy, almost pretentious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

After an overly large buffet breakfast at the hotel, I visited the TWG Tea Salon and Boutique at the Shoppes at the Marina Bay Sands at about 2 p.m. My friends had madeleines, and I had the Singapore Surprise pastry. I made the better choice because my friends were not impressed with their madeleines; I felt the Singapore Surprise was delicious. TWG will quickly convert the average tea drinker into a tea connoisseur with offerings of many sub-groups in varieties of tea such as Darjeeling, Earl Grey, etc. The tea was excellent, poured into wide, shallow tea cups from shiny globe-shaped pots that took up much of the table space. However, overly personal service is not my cup of tea because I felt a bit uneasy having three waiters continually monitoring us and moving in on our space just to top up our shallow tea cups after we had taken a few sips. The atmosphere seemed so quiet and refined that I felt constrained not to stand out--which probably makes a TWG Tea Salon an ideal place to break bad news to someone without risking a scene: "I was absolutely devastated by the news, but, oh my, I'll never forget that scrumptious cup of tea."

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Staidthere
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Canberra, Australia
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great cuppa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

TWG Tea Salons are a chain located all over Singapore and a great place to stop for a light lunch and they make an excellent cup of tea. We went to the one at Marina Bay Sands and The tea was so good we will be ordering more by mail order.

Visited June 2011
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Thank Needy elephants
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good Teas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

I have been manny times and will go back. The tea selection is very good. Food is good as well. it is a bummer that you can not make a reservation or leave your name on the list while you walk around the ION mall. One must wait in line. Often the wait is 10-25min, however it is worth it. Two negative recent experience: One of the waiters had really bad breath. On another occasion the foreign manager looked tipsy and reeked of booze. However the food and service was good.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jason_bleibtreu
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“new tea experiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

it's a new tea experience
since there is not so many tea houses around the world this one is easily the best of them

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AHMED_A_A
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