The Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel is a particularly opulent accommodation option in Singapore’s uniformly opulent City Hall district. Accessed from Temasek Boulevard, this luxury destination houses a number of venues offering fine food, drink, and entertainment, all of which are open to the public as well as hotel guests. One such option is the Lobby Lounge, where you can imbibe casual drinks, hold a business lunch, indulge in afternoon tea and take in live music in incredibly handsome surrounds. Next door is The Terrace, offering artisanal baked goods and signature breads and pastries.
Located between Promenade and Esplanade stations along Temasek Boulevard in Singapore’s City Hall district, you’d be forgiven for not investigating the possibilities that the area’s many luxury hotels afford when you’re looking for a novel place to dine or drink. Most end up at SunTec City Mall, but if you think laterally there are plenty of restaurants that call hotels home but are open to the public. The Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel is one such place, with quite a few restaurants and bars hidden away inside, normally only known to hotel guests. Let us let you in on two little secrets in the city, the Lobby Lounge at the Conrad Centennial and its neighbour, an artisanal bakery and deli called The Terrace. This latter is more of a daytime haunt, with al fresco seating where guests can enjoy head pastry chef Bruno Philippe’s hybrid muffin-croissant, the Cruffin and a whole lot more besides. Let’s take a look first at the nocturnally inclined Lobby Lounge first.
Those in the know come to the Lobby Lounge for its luxurious afternoon teas, replete with an oyster buffet, meat carving stations, an unlimited selection of chocolate, and tropical sangrias if Ceylon’s finest isn’t cutting the mustard. Being a hotel lounge, it makes sense that The Conrad Centennial Singapore uses this space to lay on lunches that are designed to impress the business set. And what a space it is. This little-known City Hall lounge bar is all marble pillars and – here’s the jewel in the crown – even boasts a 24-carat gold ceiling! No wonder those with a nose for exclusivity are keeping mum about this secret spot down Temasek Boulevard. Unsurprisingly, the drinks and cocktails are five-star numbers, too: artisanal gin and tonics, Armagnacs, ports, and single malt whiskies matched with premium cigars are all things best enjoyed when the Lobby Lounge puts on live music from on Thursday through to Saturday nights. Come the morning, expect a crowd at The Terrace, all eager for a perfectly brewed coffee, a Ronnefeldt tea set and a selection of gourmet croissants, cakes and pastries. Sandwiches are on offer too, and there’s an amazing array of 11 types of freshly baked bread that you can take home with you. Those with a sweet tooth will devour The Terrace’s cakes, including made-to-order 3D cakes, perfect for birthdays! Hot tip: pop in after 7pm on your way to the Lobby Lounge and receive half-price savoury selections.
Good ambience. Enjoyed the food and music piano playing in background
Food was great, service excellent. Just wish there were more varieties. Location was good. Very accessible to mrt and bus. Hotel is fantastic. Ambience is very relaxing and there was a lady playing the piano at certain timings.
I am impress with the attentiveness of the team in the Lounge. How quickly the used plates are removed from the table and how our drinks where quickly filled up.
Friendly staff, prompt service, nice selection of food although variety could have been wider. Waitress even gave us a small chocolate cake with a lighted candle to celebrate husband's birthday.
I was expecting more from the lobby lounge hi tea but I was a little disappointed with the food selections. Some of the hot food were cold, limited array of food to choose from when compared to the rose veranda or the regent where we are paying almost similar price. The saving grace is the service of the servers. One of the lady, managed to get a better seating for me and I appreciated her help. Servers were quite prompt when asked for help. Food wasn't great, service was good though.
we were allowed to go in at 2pm sharply. restaurant was small but cosy. food selection is pretty limited (some chicken, siewmai, bun, prawns, oysters, mussels, some selection of sushi (no sashimi sadly), sandwiches of various form, cheese, some cakes and chocs, icecream. there is currently a one-for-one promotion for the high tea. if you are aiming for sweets, this may disappoint. otherwise oyster is free flow.
Hotel was great , room was big & clean , nice breakfast view of ski resort , near to ski. Environment is a good place to chill & relax. Nearby has many convenient shops.
the experience was good. the young chef who were at the 'beef' station, is very cheery and he cooks very delicious beef. the 2 ladies at the 'chocolate' station were also very friendly
Nice ambient. There are a wide selection of tea. We loved the dessert section, it has high quality desserts. The prawns were very fresh. The pan fried beef slices were very tasty.
Even though the cafe was not fully occupied, we (table of 4) was not given an inside seating, instead we were being seated outside of the cafe, facing the lobby, eating in the full view of mass public. I would have rated a 2 for the unpleasant experience, but an extra point has been given to show appreciation for the staff.