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Club Metropole

Of all the Club Metropole lounge offerings, we enjoyed the afternoon tea most. The colonial-era Metropole truly does its French heritage proud, in that their bakers' confectionery was superb.

The various executive club lounge offerings are listed in order of descending preference below. 

Afternoon High Tea (from 2.30pm to 4.30pm)

The High Tea had a strong emphasis on confectionery, and we loved just about all of its offerings.

Hawaii Cake

Rose Lychee Cake

Chocolate Mocleux with coffee cream

Green Tea Mousse

Egg & Salmon Sandwich

Nicoise Sandwich - the baguette was dried out, but the tuna mayo was lovely

Ham & Cheese Sandwich, with a pickle atop

Chocolate Pudding with vanilla creme anglaise

Grilled Vegetable Mini Burger - the mini burger buns were rock hard, so we just ditched that and ate just the grilled zucchini

Chocolate Bon Bons

Strawberry Tartlet

Crepes

Scones, with strawberry jam and vanilla chantilly

Dry Cake - for something called a "dry cake", it was surprisingly moist and buttery and crumbly.

Fruit Salad

Lotus Che

Green Bean Cake

Seasonal Cut Fruits


Breakfast (from 6am to 10.30am)

The breakfast spread may look significantly less extensive than the hotel breakfast offerings at the Spices Garden, but it's because it's all pared down. Anything served downstairs at the Spices Garden was plated ala carte-style at the club lounge. A big bonus, champagne on Sundays is complimentary at the club lounge breakfast! Now, that's something I'd gladly drag myself out of bed for!

Assorted Cheese - always a crowd pleaser

Champagne, free-flow and complimentary!

The Benedict - while the bread was middling, and the ham uninspired, the eggs were poached perfectly and Hollandaise sauce velvety.

Bacon & Sausages

Grilled Tomatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms, Ratatouille

Assorted Delicassen

Baked Beans, Sauteed French Beans, Hashbrowns

Assorted Fruits

Drinks Station, with freshly squeezed juices like green pumpkin & pineapple, tomato & strawberry smoothie, pineapple & banana mixes

Cereals and Milks

Fried Rice with Egg

From the ala carte selection, the Vietnamese Breakfast of Beef Pho - While falling short of the standards offered along the Hanoi streets in the Old Quarter, this was much better than the room service chicken pho. The beef was tender and juicy, and stock restorative.

Bread Counter - the breads at the Metropole were generally dried out and/or rock hard, but I liked that they had vegemite and a lovely mango jam

Assorted Yoghurt

Mesclun Salad

The other ala carte selections

Asian ala carte menu


Evening Cocktails & Canapes (from 5.30pm to 7.30pm)

Evening bites were mainly cold cuts and smoked seafood. Mostly middling but the cheese platter pretty decent.

Cheese Platter

Mango Tartlet

Smoked Salmon Fresh Spring Roll

Cracker

Smoked Tuna

Smoked Salmon

Ham

Mortadella

Chorizo

Pita

Mango Salad

Papaya Salad with beef jerky

Bread Counter


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