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

atlas afternoon tea

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.

anti:dote afternoon tea
Enjoy a Casual British Afternoon Tea at Anti:dote by Kirk Westaway of Jaan

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. This summer, for instance, enjoy a seasonal pop-up by Kirk Westaway of restaurant JAAN – ranked 21st in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 – which sees A Casual British Afternoon Tea make its way to the modern cocktail bar. Served in Anti:dote’s iconic chest of drawers are a selection of dainty sandwiches and pastries, including Aubergine Quiche, Victoria Sponge Cake Slice, Lemon Tart and more, as well as a variety of loose tea leaves from TWG Tea to choose from.

A Casual British Afternoon Tea
Time: 3pm – 5pm (Available daily)
Price: S$52 ++ 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$49 per person

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

fennel cafe afternoon tea
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 amidst the beautiful blooms surrounding the cafe, 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.

Mediterranean 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

l'espresso afternoon tea
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

the grand lobby
New York Afternoon Tea at The Grand Lobby is a specially curated afternoon tea menu inspired by the Big Apple

The Grand Lobby

Alongside the classic Raffles Afternoon Tea menu, you can now enjoy New York Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel Singapore’s The Grand Lobby – a new, specially curated afternoon tea menu inspired by the Big Apple. A delectable array of savouries and sweet treats will be served on a glossy three-tiered silver stand, from Reuben sandwiches and lobster rolls to chocolate brownies and New York cheesecakes. There will also be specially handcrafted cocktails – the Manhattan, Cosmopolitan and Bronx – to choose from, apart from the usual teas and champagne. From now till 30 September 2020, enjoy a special ‘3+1’ group dining offer at The Grand Lobby, applicable for both the New York Afternoon Tea and Raffles Afternoon Tea menus.

Full review here

New York 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 the quintessential English afternoon tea experience you’re looking for, look no further than The Landing Point. Boasting an unobstructed view of the Marina Bay area through its floor-to-ceiling windows, recline comfortably in an oversized sofa and enjoy a well-deserved afternoon off. Serving a mix of traditional teatime favourites like scones with jam and trendier molten chocolate cake, The Landing Point will have you drooling over delicately assembled pastries and desserts served on modern, geometric stands.

Afternoon Tea
Time: 3pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Fri); 12pm – 2.30pm, 3.30pm – 6pm (Sat to Sun, and on public holidays)
Price: S$50 per adult, S$25 per child (Mon to Fri); S$55 per adult, S$27 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

the lobby lounge afternoon tea
The Lobby Lounge offers a twist to the classic English afternoon tea experience with Peranakan afternoon tea instead

The Lobby Lounge

For those of us who might be looking for a twist to the classic English afternoon tea experience, how about a taste of Peranakan afternoon tea? From now till 31 October 2020, enjoy a modern interpretation of traditional Peranakan delights at InterContinental Singapore’s The Lobby Lounge. Showcased on a multi-tiered stand, the Peranakan Afternoon Tea menu features Peranakan favourites made with locally-farmed ingredients. Highlights include the Ondeh Ondeh Cake, Banana Genoa Cake and Milo and Lemon Scones, served alongside homemade gula melaka coconut jam, strawberry jam and clotted cream.

Peranakan Afternoon Tea
Time: 1pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Thurs); 1pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm (Fri to Sun, and on public holidays)
Price: S$88 for two persons

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

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