Best afternoon teas in Singapore: The Grand Lobby, Anti:dote, The Lobby Lounge and more

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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.

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Anti:dote’s latest afternoon coffee set is a collaboration with Nespresso, and will be served in a pristine set of white drawers

Anti:dote

At Anti:dote, afternoon tea is known to be served in a pristine chest of white drawers, and you never quite know what quite to expect with the frequent innovative and exciting changes in afternoon tea menus. From now till 15 December 2020, enjoy a special afternoon coffee affair at Anti:dote, held in collaboration with Nespresso. Served in Anti:dote’s iconic chest of drawers are a selection of dainty sandwiches and pastries, including Nespresso Mascarpone Choux, Capsule Coffee Bonbon, Hazelnut Vanilla Caramel Praline Bar and more. If coffee’s not your cup of tea, you’ll still have a variety of loose tea leaves from TWG Tea to choose from.

Nespresso Afternoon Coffee
Time: 12pm – 2pm; 3pm – 5pm (Mon to Sun)
Price: S$55 per person

Anti:dote
Level 1
Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189560
Tel: +65 6431 5315

atlas afternoon tea
The Atlas Afternoon Tea set comes in a lovely rose-gold two-tiered stand, comprising a European-style selection of savouries and sweets

Atlas

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 crostini, passionfruit cheesecake and banana cream pie. Those game enough for a more decadent variety of teas should opt for the Prestige tea selection, which offers such fascinating selections as Atlas’s Formosa Oriental Beauty, dubbed the ‘Champagne’ of oolongs.

Atlas Afternoon Tea
Time: 3pm – 4pm (Mon to Wed); 3pm – 4pm (Thurs to Fri); 1pm – 4pm (Sat, and on public holidays)
Price: S$56 per person

Atlas
Parkview Square
600 North Bridge Road
Singapore 188778
Tel: +65 6396 4466

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Inside Brasserie Les Saveurs at The St. Regis Singapore

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. On top of the typical scones and sandwiches, the live crepe station, mille-feuille, and quiches give a subtle nod to the restaurant’s otherwise contemporary French cuisine. Then, there are not-to-be-missed savouries like the à la minute chef’s special of 65°C Egg with Mushrooms and Parmesan Espuma and Maine Lobster Brioche. Enjoy a curated selection of teas from TWG Tea, including a special St. Regis Singapore Tea Blend.

Afternoon Tea Experience
Time: 3pm – 5pm (Mon to Sat); 3.30pm – 5.30pm (Sun)
Price: S$48 per person (Mon to Fri); S$55 ++ per person (Sat to Sun)

Brasserie Les Saveurs
The St. Regis Singapore
Lobby Level
29 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247811
Tel: +65 6506 6887

colony afternoon tea
Colony’s The Journey Afternoon Tea features a five-tiered ceramic tiffin of savouries and sweets

Colony

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 yoghurt relish in pita bread, prawn and watercress sandwich and grilled marmite cheese sandwich, amongst other savouries. You’ll also enjoy a wide variety 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$52 per person

Colony
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039799
Tel: +65 6434 5288

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Fennel Café’s hidden peacefully away in the Flower Dome at Gardens by The Bay

Fennel Café

If you’d like your afternoon tea amidst lush greenery, Fennel Café, hidden peacefully away in the Flower Dome at Gardens by The Bay, is the place to go. Savour the Mediterranean-inspired afternoon tea set surrounded by beautiful blooms, with the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront just beyond. After your afternoon tea, head down to the Flower Dome’s temperature-controlled garden for a cool stroll. Going on a weekday doesn’t seem too bad, as you’ll have the gardens pretty much all to yourself.

Afternoon Tea
Time: 3pm – 5pm (Wed to Sun)
Price: S$45 ++ per person

Fennel Café
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Gardens by the Bay
Flower Dome 01-09
Singapore 018953
Tel: +65 6702 0158

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You’ll still enjoy L’Espresso’s wide range of savouries and treats, although it’s no longer a self-service buffet

L’Espresso

Since its establishment, L’Espresso has earned its reputation for being one of the best spots in Singapore for a well-rounded afternoon tea experience – although tableside service is now offered instead of a self-service buffet. Home to what some might say are the best buttery scones in Singapore and bread and butter pudding to die for, L’Espresso has perfected a modest number of dishes in its line-up. Pair the comforting casseroles, savoury sandwiches, and dainty desserts with a coffee or TWG Tea of your choice from the impressive drink menu and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at this restaurant.

English Afternoon Tea
Time: 2pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Fri); 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm (Sat to Sun, and on public holidays)
Price: S$45 per adult, S$27 per child (Mon to Thurs); S$48 per adult, S$28.80 per child (Fri to Sun, and on eve of and on public holidays)

L’Espresso
Goodwood Park Hotel
Lobby Level
22 Scotts Road
Singapore 228221
Tel: +65 6730 1743

pacific marketplace afternoon tea
Pacific Marketplace’s tea stand is modelled after the Atrium’s iconic floating pods

Pacific Marketplace

Can’t decide where to head to for afternoon tea? Start with the Pacific Marketplace’s English Afternoon Tea menu. Those harbouring a sweet tooth will no doubt be delighted with the dizzying array of pastries, including the Dark Chocolate Pear Caramel, Matcha Yuzu Tartlet, Strawberry Pistachio Choux and more. Each set also comes with two beverages of choice, including an appetising Earl Grey infused with Orange, Cinnamon and Ginger.

English Afternoon Tea
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Price: S$38 per person; S$76 for two persons

Pacific Marketplace
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 6826 8240

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The Grand Lobby takes you on a journey around the world, with its new Austrian inspired afternoon tea menu

The Grand Lobby

Alongside the classic Raffles Afternoon Tea menu, you can now enjoy Vienna Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel Singapore’s The Grand Lobby. The new, specially curated afternoon tea menu features a delectable array of savouries and sweet treats served on a glossy three-tiered silver stand, such as lobster crostini and chocolate Sacher cake. There will also be specially handcrafted cocktails – the Eighteen Sixty Seven, Tea Time Radler and Rumtopf Milk Punch – to choose from, apart from the usual teas and champagne.

Vienna Afternoon Tea
Time: 1pm – 5pm (Mon to Fri); 12pm – 6pm (Sat to Sun)
Price: S$78 per person

The Grand Lobby
1 Beach Road
Raffles Singapore
Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 6337 1886

the knolls
Fresh Mediterranean flavours and classically indulgent afternoon tea delights await at The Knolls

The Knolls

Think of afternoon tea at The Knolls as a luxurious all-day affair if you will. Journey to Sentosa Island, disconnect with mainland Singapore, and find your spot on the restaurant’s terrace that overlooks the turquoise pool and South China Sea. Fresh Mediterranean flavours and classically indulgent afternoon tea delights await at this luxurious locale. The restaurant has updated its afternoon tea spread and switched out some older items for newer creations, such as the Crab Salad, Foie Gras Terrine and Beef Pastrami Sandwich. Then, there’s the teatime mainstay – buttermilk and blueberry thyme scones, along with a selection of sweets like the Vanilla Coconut Mousse and Capella’s Garden Blue Pea Flower, which is a soft, lychee gelée.

Capella Tea Experience
Time: 3pm – 5pm (Mon to Fri)
Price: S$45 per person

The Knolls
Capella Singapore
1 The Knolls
Sentosa Island
Singapore 098297
Tel: +65 6591 5046

the landing point afternoon tea
Relish in the poised afternoon views of the Marina Bay at The Landing Point

The Landing Point

If it’s a taste of home you’re looking for – but with a twist – look no further than The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s The Landing Point. The Best of Both Worlds Afternoon Tea menu is specially curated by home-grown celebrity chef Audra Morrice, featuring a mix of popular Singaporean and Australian dishes, from Singapore Chilli Crab Bun and Beef Rendang Pot Pie, to Pandan Lamington and Kalamansi Curd Tart. Taking in the unobstructed view of the Marina Bay area through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, while reclined comfortably in an oversized sofa sounds like the perfect way to spend one’s afternoon.

Best of Both Worlds Afternoon Tea
Time: 3pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Fri); 12pm – 2.30pm, 3.30pm – 6pm (Sat to Sun, and on public holidays)
Price: S$51 per adult, S$26 per child (Mon to Fri); S$56 per adult, S$28 per child (Sat, Sun and on public holidays)

The Landing Point
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
80 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049326
Tel: +65 6333 8388

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Festive holiday treats are the highlight of The Lobby Lounge’s new afternoon tea menu

The Lobby Lounge

Usher in the festive season at InterContinental Singapore’s The Lobby Lounge, with the new Classic Afternoon Tea: Merriment menu. Showcased on a multi-tiered stand, the new menu features dainty, festive treats from around the world, such as a Speculoos snowman macaron, Santa praline, Candied chestnut mont blanc tart and more – we think it’s the perfect way to kick start the holiday mood and start feeling, well, merry.

Classic Afternoon Tea: Merriment
Time: 1pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Price: S$98 for two persons

The Lobby Lounge
InterContinental Singapore
80 Middle Road
Singapore 188966
Tel: +65 6338 7600