Afternoon Tea at G Lounge

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one of our planned stops in penang was g hotel, a rather funky and contemporary hotel. what we didn’t plan was to have afternoon tea at the G lounge. but at only rm18++ per person for the tea deal, i thought it was worth trying. plus we loved the designer furniture so much that we just wanted to sink in and bask in the atmosphere.

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consisting of coffee/tea, various open sandwiches and desserts, it was quite tantalising on the tastebuds. there was even a nice selection of tea to begin with, Ronnefeldt’s (English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Jasmine, Japan Classic & Peppermint) and flavoured infusions (ginger & herbs or strawberry kiwi royal). For coffee, there’s the regular or decaf, along with cappucino or espresso. the boring soul in me decided to go with something safe – earl grey. just love the smell of bergamot.

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there was a selection of 4 open sandwiches – smoked salmon, tuna & quail egg, prawns “waldorf” and roasted beef & chicken. definitely more gourmet looking than the sandwiches i had at cameron highlands resort. favourite has to be the prawns “waldorf” open sandwich, as i love apples & walnuts. the roasted beef one came second. they used a rye bread base which was a nice change.

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the desserts that followed were definitely “sweet endings” as written in their menu. we had jelly in a glass, fruit tartlet, a cream puff, marble cheese cake, lemon cheese cake, brownie, opera cake, followed by a scone with whipping cream and strawberry jam. the jelly & fruit tartlet was a bit sweet but i did enjoy the brownie & opera cake immensely. the cheesecakes were creamy enough whilst the scone tasted so-so only despite the very pretty presentation.

the portions were bite sized but plenty for one person. my colleague and i chose to share a set, with an additional order of drinks. and still we were pretty satisfied with the servings. definitely feast for the eyes. and i do think the price they charge is pretty reasonable considering a cup of tea is already RM9 at the lounge. Available from 2-6p.m.

G Lounge,
G Hotel,
168A, Gurney Drive,
10250 Penang.

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