This plantation-themed afternoon tea concept at Ginger.Lily will take you down a trail on Singapore’s most famous street

After a sumptuous buffet dinner at the Estate and cocktails at the botanically inspired restaurant Ginger.Lily bar & lounge, it was only a matter of time before we returned to Hilton Singapore Orchard for another round of feasting.

Thank goodness for Ginger.Lily’s new afternoon tea concept, The Orchard Trail Experience. I’ve never been one to spend a lot of money on afternoon tea, but I felt extremely satisfied with both the food and presentation here.

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the Orchard Trail Experience (S$58++ per person with unlimited coffee and tea, with a minimum of two people) is an elevated afternoon tea experience that will take guests on a four-part journey through savory, sweet, the thirstand take me Homewhile exploring the colonial and plantation past of Orchard Road.


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The hot savory dishes and finger sandwiches served lend a local touch to the mainstays of a British afternoon tea. You will have the opportunity to nibble a Salty crusted pork bun (to like bolo hair bun), Grilled Cheese and Organic Spinach Sandwich, Mini lobster rolland my personal favorites, the uber juicy Smoked beef burger and Crostini with Iberian ham.


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Moving on to the selection of sweets, dessert creations infused with spices and flora are served in an enchanting storybook-style dessert drawer. My first two? the Spiced Apple Tatin and Tutti Frutti tea cake.

Although all of the handcrafted confections were stunning in their presentation, I found some, like the decadent Valrhona 46% Amatika Chocolate Cake, Pink Pepper Cherry Macaronsand Blue hibiscus bara bit too sweet for my taste.

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How can anyone forget the quintessential British teatime treat? the Madagascan vanilla and golden grapes the scones here are served warm, accompanied by clotted cream, cinnamon chocolate ganache and an excellent homemade ginger and lily jam.

The thirst

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Of the 10 premium tea varieties we highly recommend The Ginger.Lily house blend, a specially selected green tea with goji berries, sweet flowers and exotic fruits, as well as Nila Blood Lion-C Tea, a blend of black tea, dreamy flowers and tropical fruits with a hint of lemon zest. You can also complete your snack with a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut (top up S$20++ per person) – we say go because wine do not?

Guests will also leave with a takeaway confectionery – a small surprise token specially designed for afternoon tea so that you can enjoy the Ginger.Lily experience at home.

Mother’s Day Special

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Since May 6 to 8, 2022 On Mother’s Day, all mothers will receive a free botanical-inspired cocktail (limited to one redemption per table). There’s no better time to treat mom (or the mother figure in your life) to an afternoon of wine tasting and dining.

Reservations can be made here or by calling +65 6831 6273.

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📍 Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
🕒 2pm-5pm (every day)

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I would gladly give you up for dessert.

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