The range of sandwiches, savouries, scones and sweets on offer at the Axis Bar and Lounge have a little something for everyone. And despite the breadth of offerings, each and every portion is prepared with precision, excellence and aplomb. The recently revamped menu has the lightest of French influences, and the offerings sound just as scrumptious as before. Savouries such as pita bread with roast beef, crab remoulade on toast, and the chef's selection of savoury panna cotta were all absolutely divine. We were particularly enchanted by the feta cheese and sun-dried tomato puff, which was an explosion of Mediterraneanesque flavours.
You'll also be smitten with the sweet options on their menu, with items like Earl Grey and Sarawak Pineapple Crumble Tart, Mango Kaffir Lime Cremeux and Chocolate and Orange Tart to tempt you further into culinary indulgence.
If an afternoon tea is just a little too proper for you, then maybe you ought to spice it up with one of Axis' many wines or Champagnes by the glass. The bar makes it a point to change exactly what's on offer regularly, so you'll always be able to try something new without having to polish off a whole bottle. Perfect for giving your afternoon tea date a little rakish charm.
But alcohol or not, no matter how you spin it, Axis Bar and Lounge is the place to gravitate to for an amazing afternoon. (Jul 2012)