Monday, 5 March 2012

The Knolls - Capella Singapore

Hey everyone, I'm back with another post...yay!! 
About two weeks ago, my family and I headed to The Knolls at Capella Singapore to try their high-tea. 
The restaurant is nice and relaxing with light flowing in from the windows, and the hotel is really beautiful and tranquil - quite a rarity in Singapore! The Capella is actually so quiet that you almost don't feel like you are in Singapore at all...(or Sentosa!)

This is one of the pretty pools...there are actually two more pools below this! What's so nice is that it is so empty and also overlooks the sea...LOVE IT! :) 

The entrance to The Knolls 

Inside the restaurant

Really love the choice of colours that they used! Really earthy and warm, not too 'atas'. It looked really inviting! 

Anyway, The Knolls is actually a Mediterranean restaurant that offers a variety of Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

On top of that, they also offer an afternoon menu that comprises of the Queens Tea, Peranakan Tea and Japanese Tea. Each set is supposed to be ideal for 2 people and also comes with a pot of tea. There are over 30 varieties of premium teas  from China, England, India and Japan...making it so difficult for us to choose which tea we wanted! 

After much contemplation, we finally decided on ordering 2 of the Queens Tea set and 1 Peranakan Tea set.
Sorry, but I can't remember which pot of teas we ordered!!!

The Queens Tea with my Godma's face in the background! 

The Queens Tea consisted of yummy sandwiches, scones that came with cream, jam and fresh strawberries as well as other sweet pastries.
I really loved everything from this set- especially the scones with the strawberries! Most of the time, scones just come with cream and jam, but the fresh strawberries made such a big difference to how the scones tasted!!! YUMMAAAAY!
Their sandwiches were so tasty and light and fun to eat as well!

Sweet delights! 

Sandwiches- Egg mayo, cucumber and smoked salmon

Madelines and scones

Peranakan Tea set 

This set was served in a 'tengkat' and was really delicious as well! 

The top tier had some sweet desserts like some sago with coconut milk and a banana tasting pancake thing? Not too sure what it was...but whatever it is, it was ultra yums! 

The second tier, alike to the Queens Set, had some sandwiches...they were some of the BEST sandwiches I have ever had from a high-tea!!! There was an 'otak' sandwich, a 'Hebi Hiam' sandwich and something unknown! ALL of them were EXCELLENT! 

And the last tier had some Peranakan kueh! 

Looking back at the pictures whilst writing this post is making me salivate!!! The only downside to these tea sets was that I felt that it was not enough! Usually when going for high-tea at other restaurants/hotels, it always feels like there is TOO much and you are just going to burst from all that food...but the tea sets at Capella aren't very big and the sandwiches are preeeety tiny! So in the end, we ordered another 2 sets to share! (1 Queens and 1 Peranakan). I'm not too sure if it was because the sets were small or maybe it was because we had not eaten anything in the day and were saving our stomachs for tea, so when we were there, we were ultra gluttonous! 0.o lol! 

Anyway, in total we ordered 3 Queens Tea and 2 Peranakan Tea for 6 of that was almost 1 set per person!! LOL!

My parents! :)

My 2 lovely lovely cousins!!! 

And that was me! :D

Each tea set was about S$38++ 

The Meal:
I really enjoyed everything from the tea! As I keep saying...yummy! 

The Ambience:
The restaurant was pretty, quiet and inviting...also it wasn't very crowded, so that made it nicer! 

The Service:
Service at The Knolls was really good! The wait staff were very helpful and attentive. 

All in all, I had a lovely time with my family at The Knolls and would love to go back again! 

Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island 

Opening Hours:
The Knolls is opened between 7am-11pm, 7 days a week
Afternoon tea available from 3.30pm- 5.30pm, 7 days a week

Hope you had fun reading this post! If any of you have tried any of the places that we've blogged about, do share your experience with us as well by dropping us a comment or email us at 
We'd be more than happy to hear from you! :) 

Hope you have a fruitful week ahead!

Till next time, 


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  3. You wrote "Usually when going for high-tea at other restaurants/hotels, it always feels like there is TOO much and you are just going to burst from all that food..." - well Singaporeans always make this mistake, but knolls capella serves AFTERNOON TEA, not high tea!!!!! There is a BIG difference - high tea is when you have loads of hots dishes along with cold dishes, and it is actually considered a full meal. But AFTERNOON TEA - which is what this is - is not a full meal, but a light meal between lunch and dinner. Singaporeans call everything "high tea" without knowing the difference, but there IS a BIG difference. Hope this helps! Next time when you skip your day meals, go for HIGH tea, and not afternoon tea.