This weekend, gather your girlfriends or family members for a spot of afternoon tea. Here are eight places worth checking out in Singapore.
Delight in a decadent selection of petit-fours, daintily arranged in an iconic white leader-clad jewellery drawer chest.
Savoury bites include gourmet finger sandwiches and even mini Boston Maine lobster rolls; but we reckon the sweet treats such as the green apple tartlet and freshly baked scones with homemade strawberry jam, Devonshire clotted cream and lemon curd will be a hit for many.
Level 1, Fairmont Singapore, 2 Stamford Road
Afternoon tea at Woo Bar is a glamorous affair. Tucked away in W Singapore Sentosa Cove, enjoy a tranquil afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city, complete with the view of Quayside Isle.
Served in a decorative silver bird cage, The W T-Time experiences boasts canape-style delights with a twist such as the dim sum basket with lofty, light and perfectly textured raspberry scones, smoked salmon scones and lime pie popsicles.
From $65 for 2.
21 Ocean Way, Sentosa
Set amidst the lush greens in Gardens By The Bay, the bespoke Pollen experience is an epicurean journey that embraces you in the soothing arms of nature.
Treat yourself to savouries and sweets from braised chicken and avocado butter sandwiches to banana tea cakes with mascarpone chantilly. All of this with the view of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront.
Plus, free admission to the exhibition in the Flower Dome when you dine at Pollen!
#01-09 Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive
We love this inviting, cosy tearoom, with their plush couches and cushions making us feel right at home and the indor cascading waterfall and attentive service adding a ton of luxury.
You’ll find both local and international favourites from curry puffs to artisanal cheese and more.
Feeling more of a treat? Go for their free-flow Perrier Jouet champagne, too.
From $43; from $73 for free-flow champagne.
Grant Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road
Dessert in the middle of the night is just about the only thing we’d stay awake for but equally luxurious is their afternoon tea.
As simple as the selection sounds, from mini sliders and BBQ chicken tacos to cheese tarts and chocolate bonbons, chef Janice Wong has her way of pushing the boundaries, bringing molecular gastronomy even to your tiers of high teat petit-fours. After all, she wasn’t crowned Asia’s best pastry chef for naught!
21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village
One of the most intimate, romantic restaurants in Singapore, everything about Brasserie Les Saveur’s high tea screams pure indulgence.
Set in a no less than glitzy St. Regis Hotel, think luxurious upholstery and elegant interior decor and even captivating live performances by the resident pianist.
With food to match, of course. Tuck into classic sandwiches and other savoury French treats, followed by a melange of tantalising desserts and pastries such as hand-made waffles and crepes prepared a la minute.
29 Tanglin Road
Want a little bit of everything?
Don’t forget to pace yourself, though – the international high tea buffet at Carousel offers just about everything, from a Japanese cold selection and Teppanyaki station to a Nasi Lemak station to wraps stations; find the sweet treats at waffles station, table of cakes and tarts, the hot dessert station, the chocolate fountain station…
We could go on and on, but let’s just say they’re a multiple award-winning buffet for a reason.
Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road
If you love traditional kuehs and pastries, you’ll love Violet Oon’s brand new high tea set.
The menu on the Singapore High Tea Set features the likes of buah keluak crostinis, Eurasian prawn and hae been hiam sandwiches, beef bak-pow and many more.
Besides savoury favourites, expect to find sweet treats like kueh lapis sago, roti jala with gula melaka banana sauce and kesturi lemon tart wih papaya compote.
$28++ per pax for a minimum of two persons.
1 St. Andrew’s Road, The National Gallery