Fosters

February 14, 2018

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Ms Teatime Says:

Fosters may be a steakhouse, but interestingly, all my encounters with it have nothing to do with the steaks (yet). Since I discovered Fosters a couple years back, I have visited it exclusively for the tea sets. And it was not until recently that I also tried and fell in love with its English fare. Fosters Steak, wait for me, I am coming to you soon!

 
Devonshire Tea Set

For many years, Fosters have been serving the same English Afternoon Tea Set consisting of scones and dainty bites with coffee/tea at the same location. Prices have crept up at a very leisurely pace, from S$10.50++ to S$11.50++ over a span of 10 years. More importantly, the taste remains good. If you love scones, give them a try and thank me later.

The scones are warm and perfectly textured, biscuit-like on the exterior and cake-like on the interior without being crumbly. Paired with their homemade jam and light clotted cream, the taste is just heavenly! Personally, I have yet to find a scone that can surpass the ones here.

Other than the scones, this simple tea set comes with 2 finger sandwiches, a slice of cake (the type of cake served may vary) and coffee or tea. As I mentioned, come here for the scones, so do not expect too much from these sidekicks; they are there to offer variety. According to some, it is possible to interchange the items within this set (for example, change the sandwiches for an extra scone), but I think that the set is lovely the way it is. Because, according to the law of diminishing marginal utility, over-dosing on any food, no matter how tasty, will reduce your enjoyment of that food.

Lemon and Sugar Pancake

Another afternoon tea delight that I like is their Lemon and Sugar Pancake. This is ideal on days when you are looking for something to occupy your mouth rather than your stomach. Being a British pancake, it is vastly different from the thicker American pancakes that we are used to. Thinner, denser and eggier in taste, it is actually more like a French crepe. But while the French crepe tends to come with fanciful fillings, a British pancake is served simply with powdered sugar and a squirt of fresh lemon juice. As a result, we get a crepe-like pancake that is light and pleasing, a dainty tea time accompaniment rather than a heavy breakfast fare. In fact, no matter how full you already are, I am sure you will find no problem squeezing this in.

 

Food Photos

See photos of food that My Food Story has tasted. Recommended food are marked with ().
Devonshire Tea Set (S$11.50++)
One of the cheapest tea set that is available even on weekends. The scones served in the set are the nicest ones I have tasted so far!
Lemon and Sugar Pancake (S$8++)
The best choice for times when you are very full but still crave for a dessert!
Roast Chicken (S$22++)
Must order! Be prepared for a wait but it's worth it!
Roast Chicken (S$22++)
Oven baked till the skin is super crispy and all fats are melted! Chicken meat remains tender and juicy.
Pork Rack (S$29++)
Huge portion. Very enjoyable with the homemade apple puree.
Pork Rack (S$29++)
Thick rack of pork loin near the ribs which includes sufficient fat and flavour. Very tender!
Pork Rack (S$29++)
Minimally seasoned but so good!
Cheesy Fries (S$6.50++)
Served with lots of nacho cheese. Generous portion.

Outlets

Fosters @Holland Village

277 Holland Avenue, S278994
Map     Directions     +65 6466 8939     Website     WhatsApp Share
MRT Stations (within 800 metres)

Holland Village

Opening Hours

Daily: 11am to 11pm (Tea Set - Daily: 3pm to 5pm)

Value Added Service(s)

Charging Points, Free Iced Water, In-house toilet, PokeStop (Park)

Payment Terms

Prices Subjected to Service Charge and GST (Cash/Nets/Credit Card)



Shop/Food Review

Ms Teatime Says:

Fosters may be a steakhouse, but interestingly, all my encounters with it have nothing to do with the steaks (yet). Since I discovered Fosters a couple years back, I have visited it exclusively for the tea sets. And it was not until recently that I also tried and fell in love with its English fare. Fosters Steak, wait for me, I am coming to you soon!

Devonshire Tea Set

For many years, Fosters have been serving the same English Afternoon Tea Set consisting of scones and dainty bites with coffee/tea at the same location. Prices have crept up at a very leisurely pace, from S$10.50++ to S$11.50++ over a span of 10 years. More importantly, the taste remains good. If you love scones, give them a try and thank me later.

The scones are warm and perfectly textured, biscuit-like on the exterior and cake-like on the interior without being crumbly. Paired with their homemade jam and light clotted cream, the taste is just heavenly! Personally, I have yet to find a scone that can surpass the ones here.

Other than the scones, this simple tea set comes with 2 finger sandwiches, a slice of cake (the type of cake served may vary) and coffee or tea. As I mentioned, come here for the scones, so do not expect too much from these sidekicks; they are there to offer variety. According to some, it is possible to interchange the items within this set (for example, change the sandwiches for an extra scone), but I think that the set is lovely the way it is. Because, according to the law of diminishing marginal utility, over-dosing on any food, no matter how tasty, will reduce your enjoyment of that food.

Lemon and Sugar Pancake

Another afternoon tea delight that I like is their Lemon and Sugar Pancake. This is ideal on days when you are looking for something to occupy your mouth rather than your stomach. Being a British pancake, it is vastly different from the thicker American pancakes that we are used to. Thinner, denser and eggier in taste, it is actually more like a French crepe. But while the French crepe tends to come with fanciful fillings, a British pancake is served simply with powdered sugar and a squirt of fresh lemon juice. As a result, we get a crepe-like pancake that is light and pleasing, a dainty tea time accompaniment rather than a heavy breakfast fare. In fact, no matter how full you already are, I am sure you will find no problem squeezing this in.


Food Photos

See photos of food that My Food Story has tasted. Recommended food are marked with ().
Devonshire Tea Set (S$11.50++)
One of the cheapest tea set that is available even on weekends. The scones served in the set are the nicest ones I have tasted so far!
Lemon and Sugar Pancake (S$8++)
The best choice for times when you are very full but still crave for a dessert!
Roast Chicken (S$22++)
Must order! Be prepared for a wait but it's worth it!
Roast Chicken (S$22++)
Oven baked till the skin is super crispy and all fats are melted! Chicken meat remains tender and juicy.
Pork Rack (S$29++)
Huge portion. Very enjoyable with the homemade apple puree.
Pork Rack (S$29++)
Thick rack of pork loin near the ribs which includes sufficient fat and flavour. Very tender!
Pork Rack (S$29++)
Minimally seasoned but so good!
Cheesy Fries (S$6.50++)
Served with lots of nacho cheese. Generous portion.

Outlets

Fosters @Holland Village

277 Holland Avenue, S278994
Map     Directions     +65 6466 8939     Website
MRT Stations (within 800 metres)

Holland Village

Opening Hours

Daily: 11am to 11pm (Tea Set - Daily: 3pm to 5pm)

Value Added Service(s)

Charging Points, Free Iced Water, In-house toilet, PokeStop (Park)

Payment Terms

Prices Subjected to Service Charge and GST (Cash/Nets/Credit Card)



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