Excited to indulge in a little tête-à-tête over a delicious afternoon high tea? Here are 9 high tea spots in Singapore that we love, doling out everything from Japanese-themed affairs to ones that draw on lush botanicals.
Dessert maestro Janice Wong’s afternoon tea experiences come with a different theme each month, and for its latest 9th edition (from Sept 18), it draws on florals and botanicals. Each set will have you tucking into sweets and delectable bites that spotlight perennial blooms such as lavender and bergamot, as well as locally sourced flora and micro-herbs.
Lavender madeleines, kaffir lime caramel bonbons, kinako matcha cake, and savouries like smoked salmon sandwiches and parmigiana nuggets with tomato sauce.
$45++ per person (min. of sets per purchase) .Two seatings available daily, from now till Oct 3, 2021. Visit its website to book your slot or for more information.
While we may not be able to go on holiday right now, Raffles Hotel Singapore is letting us enjoy our zest for travel through their exclusive New Orleans Afternoon Tea special at their beautifully refurbished and welcoming Grand Lobby.
Get a taste of traditional savoury fare and sweet treats born out of Louisiana’s Cajun, Creole and French influences without actually leaving the country. Make your way through New Orleans’ traditional savoury delights including the quintessential New Orleans Muffaletta Sandwich stuffed with cured meats and provolone cheese, or a New Orleans-style Reuben sandwich with corned beef on rye bread. Or sink your teeth into pecan pralines and chocolate bread pudding, and classic desserts like New Orleans Beignets.
$88++ per person. Available daily, 1pm to 5pm (Mon to Thurs) and 12pm to 6pm (Fri to Sun), from now till Nov 30, 2021. Visit its website for reservations or for more information.
The Mid-autumn Festival might be over, but you can still indulge in exquisite afternoon tea delights that draw on The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s mooncake collection.
You can look forward to a three-tier set that comes loaded with a pistachio-green tea meringue tart, coconut raspberry-rose ispahan, osmanthus and wolfberry jelly, and more. Each set also comes with scones, clotted cream and jam for a complete teatime affair with a gorgeous waterfront view of Marina Bay.
Come October, the hotel will be launching a Pink Afternoon Tea, in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
$60++ per adult and $30++per child (Mon to Fri, 3pm — 5pm), and $65++ per adult and $32.50++per child (Sat, Sun and PH, 12pm — 2.30pm, and 3.30pm — 6pm). Now till Sept 30, 2021. Visit its website for more information.
If you’re looking for a local-style afternoon tea affair, look no further than Violet Oon’s Singapore High Tea, available at its Ion Orchard and National Gallery stores.
Expect a delicious array of local picks alongside the usual high tea suspects, including kueh pie tee, chilli crab tartlet with quail egg, kueh beng kah, orh nee cream puffs, and cream cheese sandwiches alongside your tea of choice and scones.
$58++ for two persons. Available daily from 3pm to 5.30pm. Visit its website for reservations or more information.
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Take an afternoon off and indulge in a spot of tea with us! With the arrival of the British in Singapore came the accompanying ritual of enjoying tea and small bites in the afternoon: a cup of Assam, Darjeeling, or Nilgiri, accompanied with sweet and savoury treats that often included an assortment of kuehs, buttery scones, and cakes. Enjoy our High Tea menu exclusively at Violet Oon Singapore at ION Orchard from 3pm to 6pm (last order: 5.30pm) daily. Please ring 9834 9935 or visit violetoon.com for reservations. Thank you @michellechun_ for sharing this delectable shot of your afternoon with us! #violetoonsingapore #WineandDineCares #savefnbsg #SGUnited #loveyourlocalsg #supportlocalsg #singaporerestaurant #chopesg #exploresg #highteaset #sglifestyle #timeoutsg #highteasg #sgfoodtrend #wheretoeatsg #nationalgallery
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$58++ per person, available from 12pm to 5pm daily. Visit its website for reservations or more information.
If you’re after a classic English high tea experience, then we highly recommend L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel’s extensive afternoon tea buffet. They take their afternoon teas very seriously here, and for the month of September, the focus is on its English Afternoon Tea with Local Favourites experience.
Soak in the poolside atmosphere while you tuck into bites like chicken bak kwa and cheddar cheese finger sandwiches, tandoor chicken open-faced sandwiches, a selection of charcuterie and cheeses, roasted meats, and desserts. You’ll also find local delights like Nyonya laksa, dry meesiam and roasted pork belly in a fried bun with chilli crab sauce.
Each person will also two servings of coffee or tea; from a selection of premium coffee and TWG tea). In October, it’ll start on an English Afternoon Tea with Local Favourites And Rosy Medley Specials experience.
Available daily, from now till Sept 30, 2021. $55++ per adult and $33++ per child. Visit its website for reservations or for more information.
Fancy a bit of art jamming to unwind? Extend your afternoon of rest and relaxation at Arteastiq, where you can get a spot of high tea after your session.
Choose between the Dream Teasery Afternoon Set, which features treats like foie gras pate, smoked salmon roulade and caneles, or the more local National Treasure High Tea Set (prices vary across outlets), with options for alcoholic beverages.
Or if you’re up for splurging, go for the Luscious Seafood Afternoon Tea Set that’ll quell your seafood craving with a crab cake, tuna tataki, Boston lobster tail, sweets, and more.
Available daily at both Mandarin Gallery and Jewel Changi Airport outlets. The Dream Teasery Afternoon Set and National Treasure High Tea Set are at $58++ for two, or $32 for one person. The Luscious Seafood Afternoon Tea Set is at $98++ for two persons. Visit its website for more information.
Text: Michelle Lee and Margaux Levy/Harper’s Bazaar Singapore