From The Ritz-Carlton to Anti:dote at the Fairmont, here are some of the best afternoon teas here in Singapore
What’s not to love about afternoon tea? If it were up to us, we’d quite rather be gorging on scones, savouries and pastries every day of the week. There’s nothing quite like whiling the afternoon away, peacefully sipping on a hot cup of tea whilst heartily indulging the palate – and these are the most decadent and sumptuous afternoon teas the city has to offer. And although the no-dining rule has just been rolled out, we still have our eyes fixed on these menus.
Anti:dote is back with a new afternoon tea menu, Seasons of Impressionists Afternoon Tea, which is available until 1 May. Working with ARTiSTORY, the current menu reflects Van Gogh’s most notable artwork, Sunflowers. You will be seated in a picture-perfect setting, surrounded by sunflower ornaments, fresh sunflowers and a replica of the painting. Enjoy a special cocktail, Colourful Yellow, or a mocktail, Bulb Fields, as well as teas with distinct flavour profiles, such as Sweet Innocence and White Silk Tea. The treats, which come in a pristine white chest, are a mix of savoury and sweet . Highlights include the Sunflower Praline Pot, Blackcurrant Pate, Smoked Salmon Sandwich, and their signature raisin scones. You can further enhance your experience with two hours of free-flow tipples, with the option of Laurent Perrier Brut for S$75 or Mot & Chandon Rosé Impérial for S$90++ per guest.
Seasons of Impressionists Afternoon Tea
Time : 12pm to 2pm; 3pm to 5pm (Every Mon to Fri)
Price : From S$58 per person
80 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 6431 5315
The Landing Point
In commeration of International Women’s day, the restaurant launched the Purple Afternoon Tea menu, a symphony of handcrafted treats, graced with edible blossoms and purple hues. It also caters to whatever dietary restriction you might have . The menu includes petite savouries such as Heirloom Beetroot Smoked Salmon and Crisp, Cajun Smoked Duck alongside sweet treats such as Lavender Raspberry and a pot of TWG Tea or Bacha Coffee. Don an outfit in any shade of purple to receive a compliementary glass of the ‘Purple Bloom’ cocktail. There will be additional fees for other options of drinks. You can enjoy your afternoon tea experience while taking in the unobstructed view of the Marina Bay area. $5 nett of the proceeds will be donated to United Women Singapore.
Purple Afternoon Tea
Time: 3pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Fri); 12pm – 2.30pm, 3.30pm – 6pm (Sat to Sun, and on public holidays)
Price: S$60 per adult, S$30 per child (Mon to Fri); S$65 per adult, S32.50 per child (Sat, Sun and on public holidays)
The Landing Point
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
80 Collyer Quay
Tel: +65 6333 8388
Brasserie Les Saveurs
Wonder what the French have for their afternoon teas? Turns out, not too different from their counterparts across the channel – at least, according to the spread here. Presented in three-tiered stand, enjoy savoury canapes, pastries and sweets from the St Regis Spring Afternoon Tea menu. Highlights include the Lobster & Green Peas Tartlet, Strawberry Rhubarb Tart , Gianduja Madeleine and a St Regis scone basket. Complete your menu with a selection of TWG Tea or freshly brewed coffee, as well as a glass or bottle of R de Ruinart Brut NV Champagne. This menu is here for a limited time, until 20 June 2023.
St Regis Spring Afternoon Tea
Time: 3pm – 5pm (Mon to Sat); 4pm – 6pm (Sun)
Price: From S$59 per person (Mon to Fri); from S$66 per person (Sat to Sun)
Brasserie Les Saveurs
The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6506 6887
Located at the resplendent Hilton Singapore Orchard, botanical-inspired tearoom Ginger.Lily invites you to the Orchard Trail Experience, a slow and timeless afternoon tea experience. Begin with a warm selection of savouries, such as the Salted Crusted Pork Bun and Mini Lobster Roll, before moving on to the sweets, like freshly baked Vanilla Madagascar and Golden Raisins House Scones, which come served with clotted cream, cinnamon chocolate ganache, and a signature Ginger.Lily jam.
The main event, however, is pastry chef Cindy Khoo’s repertoire of sweet treats, infused with botanicals and spices. In a charming pink storybook-shaped dessert drawer, you’d find a Blue Hibiscus Bar and Spiced Apple Tatin, which brings together the sweet and spicy notes of cloves, black pepper and gingerbread spice. There’s more to look forward to, and of course, a selection of 10 premium tea varieties. Try the special Ginger.Lily House Blend or add on S$78 for a glass of champagne
Ginger.Lily Orchard Trail Afternoon Tea
Time: 1pm to 3pm; 3:30pm to 5:30pm (Mon-Sun)
Price: From S$58 Per Person
Hilton Singapore Orchard
333 Orchard Rd
Tel: +65 6831 6273
Exuding with Old-World glamour and charm, Atlas is both grand lobby and bar merged seamlessly into one, and it most certainly checks all the boxes for a classy afternoon tea session. The Atlas Afternoon Tea set comes in a lovely rose-gold two-tiered stand, comprising a European-style selection of savouries and sweets by executive chef Lachlan ‘Loki’ Lynch, such as the lobster choux, sour cherry financier and banana almond éclair. Those game enough for a more decadent variety of teas should opt for the Prestige tea selection, which offers such fascinating selections as Muscat White and Peach Green Oolong.
Atlas Afternoon Tea
Time: 3pm & 4pm (Tues to Sat)
Price: S$64 per person
600 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6396 4466
Embark on a gastronomic journey with Colony’s afternoon tea menu to get a true taste of Singapore. Served in a five-tiered ceramic tiffin, The Journey Afternoon Tea features Pumpkin Kaya-Cheese Sandwich, Tandoori Chicken Salsa and Impossible™ Shepherd’s Tart, amongst other savouries. You’ll also enjoy an unlimited servings of desserts, meaning that everyone can binge on scones, mini tarts, pastries and cakes. Other à la carte items are also available at a separate rate. The Journey Afternoon Tea includes a flute of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Brut NV or fruity Prosecco and Colony’s selection of teas from Tea Bone Zen Mind.
The Journey Afternoon Tea
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Sat)
Price: S$65 per person
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 6434 5288
Goodwood Park Hotel’s cafe L’Espresso is a top choice destination for English Afternoon tea. Presented as a buffet, you can eat to your heart’s content with a major assortment of dainty sandwiches, pastries, scones as well as serving up a range of local delights , such as the Chicken Curry with Roti Prata, carvings of Beef Wellington with Red Wine Sauce , delious desserts and more. The menu also includes a serving of tea or coffee from a premium selection of coffee and TWG Tea.
English Afternoon Tea Buffet with Local Favourites
Time : 12pm – 2:30pm, 3pm – 5:30pm (Mon to Fri); 11am – 1pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 4pm – 6pm (Sat to Sun, and on public holidays)
Price: S$65 per adult; S$39 per child (Mon to Thurs) ; S$68 per adult; S$40.80 per child (Fri to Sunday)
Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6730 1743
Can’t decide where to head for afternoon tea? Start with the Pacific Marketplace’s Panache of Singapore Afternoon Tea menu. Enjoy a dizzying array of savouries and sweets , including the Singaporean Chilli Crab Brioche Roll, Lychee Chestnut Gâteaux , Durian Choux and more. Each set includes a pot of TWG Tea or Bacha Coffee of choice. If you want to enhance your tasting, you can get a glass of Copenhagen Sparkling Tea or Brewberry Colada for S$62 per diner or a glass of Champagne Brut NV or Espresso Noisette for S$72 per diner.
Panache of Singapore Afternoon Tea
Time: 12-6pm (Daily)
Price: From S$52 per person
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 6826 8240
Skai High Tea
Contemporary dining establishment Skai is famous for their high tea experiences where you can enjoy an unobstructed and beautiful skyline view while eating delectable treats. The High Tea menu is presented in a three- tiered cherry blossom-shaped stand which includes freshly baked pastries such as Dark Rum Vanilla Madelenie, savouries, and sweets like Black Sesame Praline Genoa. With your treats, you can also select a drink of choice from TWG Tea or Gourment Coffee Collection. You can also opt for the Premium High Tea menu , with an exclusive items of Lobster Apple Tzatzki and Oscietre Caviar as well as free flow champagne for 1.5 hours for a supplemental fee.
Skai High Tea
Time: 3pm-6pm (Mon to Fri)
Price: S$68 per adult ; S$34 per child
Swissotel The Stamford Singapore
2 Stamford Road
Tel: +65 6837 3322
The Lobby Lounge
For a taste of locality, InterContinental Singapore’s Heritage Royale Luxury Afternoon Tea hits the mark. Tuck into Singapore-inspired dishes such as Ayam Buah Keluak Crostini, comprising braised chicken in tamarind and nut paste; Caviar and Smoked Salmon Pumpernickel comprising premium Kaluga caviar and brie cheese; alongside a local favourite – Chilli Lobster Sandwich enveloped within a mini roll with crushed peanuts. The experience is accompanied with two flutes of Taittinger Brut Reserve or you can further elevate it with a bottle of Prelude Grand Crus.
Heritage Royale Luxury Afternoon Tea
Time: 1pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Price: Starting from S$228 for two persons
The Lobby Lounge
80 Middle Road
Tel: +65 6338 7600