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

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. And although the no-dining rule has just been rolled out, we still have our eyes fixed on these menus.

Anti:dote
Anti:dote’s afternoon coffee set is a collaboration with Nespresso, 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. Its current afternoon tea menu sees  highlights such as Norway Salmon Rilettes, Smoked Gammon Ham, and Bhabhi Cocoa Cremeux. In the tea department, choose from a variety of loose tea leaves from TWG Tea, with the Gnawa Tea being a timeless classic.

Afternoon Indulgence
Time: 12pm – 2pm; 3pm – 5pm (Mon to Sun)
Price: From S$58 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, lemon meringue tart 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 Muscat White and Peach Green Oolong.

Atlas Afternoon Tea
Time: 3pm – 4pm (Mon to Friday); 1pm, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm (Sat, and on public holidays)
Price: S$60++ per person

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

brasserie les saveurs sg
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, you shouldn’t miss savouries like the Smoked Salmon Caesar Roll with Salmon Roe and 60% Dark Mana Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Chantilly.

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

Goodwood Park Hotel’s bakery, The Deli, has whipped up a new menu for an at-home afternoon tea experience

L’Espresso

Goodwood Park Hotel’s in-house bakery The Deli has recently developed a special afternoon tea set for home, named the Rose Medley Set ready for purchase on its website at $74++. The sweet and savoury treats can be enjoyed in the comforts of your home with friends and family. Meanwhile, the hotel’s cafe L’Espresso is serving up a range of local favourites and Rose Medley specials, such as the Herb and Garlic Cheese Tartlet with Cranberry Compote and Greenland Shrimp with Raspberry and Mango Aioli. The current menu lasts until 30 November.

English Afternoon Tea
Time (L’Espresso): 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: (L’Espresso) $60++ per adult; $36++ per child (6 – 11 years of age)

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

MO Bar at Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental does its high tea in a East-meets-West fashion with a brand new menu. Tuck into savouries such as Black Truffle Toast, Crab Masala and Makrut Lime Chocolate Mousse. Wash it all down with a range of rare teas hailing from Asia’s famous tea-growing regions, or go fancy with a glass of “R” de Ruinart champagne or one of MO BAR’s signature regionally inspired cocktails.

East Meets West Afternoon Tea Experience
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Price: From S$52 per person; S$98 for two persons

MO Bar at Mandarin Oriental
5 Raffles Avenue
Marina Square
Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6885 3500

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 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, Muscat Cheesecake 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 Thur); 12:30pm – 3:00pm, 3:15pm – 5:45pm (Fri to Sun)
Price: S$44 per person

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

Skai x Maison 21G

Contemporary dining establishment Skai has joined hands with bespoke perfumery Maison 21G to curate an inimitable afternoon tea experience integrated with a perfume making session. Under the guidance of trained Skai waitstaff, guests will get to pick from a selection of 35 scents and undertones to formulate their very own scents, before encapsulating them in a perfume bottle. Then choose from a range of savoury delights such as the crab topped with crème fraiche, ikura and pickled apple, and Foie Gras paired with shiso. Round off the experience with the Madagascar Vanilla Scones, soft and buttery babies best served with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam.

Skai Premium High Tea with Maison 21G Perfume Creation Workshop
Time: 3pm-6pm (Sun to Fri)
Price: S178++ per person

Skai
Level 70
Swissotel The Stamford Singapore
2 Stamford Road
Singapore 178882
Tel: +65 6837 3322

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. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the restaurant launched the October’s Pink Afternoon Tea menu dreaming up a French-themed menu of petite savouries including the Court Bouillon Tiger Prawn and Crisp, Maple-glazed Tea-smoked Duck alongside sweet treats such as Strawberry Rhubarb Swiss Roll. 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.

October’s Pink 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
Singapore 049326
Tel: +65 6333 8388

The Lobby Lounge
Relish local-inspired bites at The Lobby Lounge

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.

Heritage Royale Luxury Afternoon Tea
Time: 1pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Price: S$228 for two persons

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