I recently purchased a Groupon deal for $27.50 for Tea Time for Two at Ruelo Patisserie ($51.98 Value). Unfortunately when I called in to make a reservation, they had a super long waiting list with limited space available! I had to book a time that’s pass the deal’s expiry date but luckily Ruelo still honoured it.
It’s a small little patisserie with only 4 tables of two for the afternoon tea. The waitress kindly offered a set of tea leaves for us to pick our tea. My mom and I picked a ginger tea and a citrusy tea respectively.
After my mom and I selected ours, our tiered pastries came. There were…
- Mini Atlantic smoked salmon sandwich on a scone
- Italian prosciutto wrapped grilled pepper
- Mini shrimp salad sandwich served on a crispy crouton
- Daily quiche
- Two scones with Devon cream and Kusmi jam
- Mini danish
- Macarons, crème brûlée, and two daily desserts
My mom saw them preparing the tiered pastries and unfortunately saw that they took it out of some packaging (looks like a package from Costco), especially those quiches. Overall, I didn’t think the high tea was generally amazing, really regular. I did like the Italian prosciutto wrapped grilled pepper though. If it wasn’t for the deal, I would not have tried it. And even with the deal, it was a little pricey given it’s value.
I have also purchased another deal from Groupon earlier for Ruelo’s a dozen of macarons for $19 and that was quite disappointing too.
I couldn’t select the flavours I want and I had to pre-order them way in advanced (almost 2 weeks)! And when I picked them up, some of the macarons were frozen. My mom even commented that the macarons looked radioactive due to the colour.
Overall, I didn’t enjoy it much and would likely not purchase any deals from them again. I’ve purchased macaron deals from SUGAR TIERS (a dozen for $18) and it was definitely better! I got to pick my selection and just 2-3 days in advanced to pre-order. I’ll write up that review later on.