Want to spend a leisurely afternoon feasting on fancy high tea buffets or simply looking for a quiet spot to chill with your partner, family and friends? Here are some of the best high tea spots in Singapore with desserts, tea and delicate sandwiches that’ll make you feel like the Queen of England herself.
We’re now in the middle of 2022, and it’s an understatement to say that we’ve been through a myriad of challenges since COVID-19 hit.
It’s time to give yourself a break. Focus on what you have — friends, family, your health — and take a breather over a lazy afternoon pick-me-up.
From hotel restaurants to sky-high bars and high tea buffets, here’s where to go for the best afternoon tea Singapore’s got to offer.
1. L’Espresso — Goodwood Park Hotel
A cosy cafe complete with a breezy poolside terrace is what makes L’Espresso one of the most chill places for a spot of afternoon high tea.
Featuring a dazzling assortment of dainty sandwiches, salads, savouries, pastries, desserts and traditional English scones, we’d suggest you skip lunch and feast on this all-you-can-eat buffet high tea.
Currently, the restaurant is offering two high tea choices:
English Afternoon Tea with Local Favourites
- Inclusive of two servings of coffee or tea; from a selection of premium coffee and TWG tea
- Extensive menu including laksa, mee siam, oven-roasted chicken with black truffle butter, beef wellington with foie gras, creme brulee, macarons and more
- Monday to Thursday: S$60 per adult; S$36 per child
- Friday to Sunday: S$62 per adult; S$36 per child
High tea hours:
- Monday to Friday: 12pm to 2.30pm | 3pm to 5.30pm
- Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 11am to 1pm | 1.30pm to 3.30pm | 4pm to 6pm
English Afternoon Tea with National Day Delights (6 to 9 August 2022)
- Inclusive of one serving of coffee or tea; from a selection of premium coffee and TWG tea
- Extensive menu including oysters, tiger prawns, snow crab, Nyonya otak-otak, yam cake, salmon wellington, beef tenderloin and more
Price: S$78 per adult; S$46.80 per child
High tea hours (3 seatings): 11am to 1pm | 1.30pm to 3.30pm | 4pm to 6pm daily
📍L’Espresso — Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221
2. Anti:Dote — Fairmont Singapore
Indulge in monthly-themed sweet treats and bite-sized sandwiches from 12pm to 5pm daily at Anti:Dote. Known for serving afternoon tea in an iconic chest of drawers, expect to feast on an array of western and local delights including laksa, lobster, gula melaka cremeux, pandan caviar and more in their August Afternoon Indulgence menu.
Price: S$58 per person
High tea hours: 12pm to 2pm; 3pm to 5pm daily
If you have kids in tow, you’d be glad to know that they have a Children’s Afternoon Tea Menu curated specially for the little ones. It includes PB&J, egg mayo sandwiches, mini fruit tartlets, petite sweets, scones, as well as kid-friendly drinks such as hot/iced chocolate and juices.
Price: S$35 per person
High tea hours: 12pm to 2pm; 3pm to 5pm daily
- 15% off total bill for Accor Plus Members
- 20% off Casual Day & Casual Bite menus for AMEX Love Dining Members
📍Anti:Dote — Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Rd, Level 1, Fairmont, Singapore 189560
3. SKAI High Tea — Hotel Swissôtel The Stamford
Located on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, SKAI’s panoramic city views provide the perfect setting to savour the restaurant’s aesthetically pleasing and delectable teatime delights.
With prices starting from S$68 per adult, one can expect to indulge in foie gras, salmon gravlax, and Madagascar vanilla scones in the regular high tea set, and lobsters when you pick the premium menu.
Price: S$68 per adult for regular high tea; S$78 per adult for premium high tea
High tea hours
- Regular high tea: 3pm to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays
- Premium high tea: 3pm to 5pm daily
📍SKAI High Tea — Hotel Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882
4. Violet Oon — ION Orchard
Celebrate Singapore’s fine flavours when you dine at Violet Oon. For only S$58 (S$29 per person), you’ll be entitled to the Singapore High Tea Set which comes with a delicious range of local delights including kuay pie tee, chilli crab tartlets, bubur cha cha panna cotta and kueh lapis.
Price: S$58 for Singapore High Tea Set (serves two)
High tea hours: 3pm to 5.30pm daily
📍Violet Oon — ION Orchard
ION Orchard #03-28/29, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
5. TWG Singapore
When it comes to high tea, you’ll never go wrong with TWG. Often seen with snaking queues, TWG is the place to go for a luxurious afternoon tea without bursting your wallet.
The cheapest high tea set in TWG only costs S$20 per person, in which you will get iced or hot tea and a choice of two freshly baked muffins or scones served with TWG tea jelly and whipped cream. If none of these tickles your fancy, you can always pick a pastry from their trolley.
Price: From S$20 per person
High tea hours: 2pm to 6pm daily
6. Brasserie Les Saveurs — The St. Regis Singapore
Located in the heart of Orchard Road, Brasserie Les Saveurs’ high tea service includes all you can ever ask for in an afternoon tea. Their menu includes a range of warm dishes and savoury bites, freshly baked scones and beautiful sweet treats like raspberry mousse with lychee foam.
Price: from S$52 per person on weekdays and S$59 per person on weekends
High tea hours
- Mondays to Saturdays: 3pm to 5pm
- Sundays: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
📍Brasserie Les Saveurs — The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road, Lobby Level, The St. Regis, 247911
7. The Lobby Lounge — Shangri La Singapore
Presented in an elegant three-tiered stand, expect The Lobby Lounge’s National Day Afternoon Tea to present sweet and savoury items such as Bandung macaroons, an assortment of Nyonya kuehs, mango lassi panna cotta, laksa crab and cheese tart, and masala spiced tuna with pickles with rice paper roulade. Complete this midday pleasure with your choice of coffee or teh tarik.
Price: S$88 per set (serves two)
High tea hours: 3pm to 5pm, 2 to 31 August 2022
📍The Lobby Lounge — Shangri La Singapore
22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
8. Tea Lounge — Regent Singapore
From now til the end of August, experience the Singapore Theme Weekday Afternoon Tea pieced together by Regent Singapore Tea Lounge. This National Day, the hotel will be shining the spotlight on savoury cuisines such as Hainanese chicken and bak kut teh, along with other exciting local flavours with a twist.
- Enjoy your second Weekend Afternoon Tea Set at 50% off with promo code RSTL2ND, only through website reservation
- Get 50% off the afternoon tea set when you booked on Chope (promo code: CTL2ND) and Quandoo (promo code: QTL2ND)
Price: S$52 per adult with a selection of Gryphon Tea or Illy Coffee, S$26 per child
High tea hours: 2pm to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays
📍Tea Lounge — Regent Singapore
Regent Singapore Lobby Level, 1 Cuscaden Rd, 249715
9. Atrium — Pan Pacific Singapore
Situated at the heart of Pan Pacific, Atrium features an eclectic collection of seating pods floating over a reflection pool. A dramatic lounge with a 44-metre-long bar – Asia’s longest – provides patrons with a stunning backdrop to sip on premium beers, wines and spirits.
If you’re here for afternoon tea, you’ll also get to enjoy enchanting melodies played live on a magnificent piano by their resident pianist.
Currently on their menu is the Japanese-inspired Afternoon Tea, where you can savour smoked trout, nori and wasabi mayonnaise sandwiches, California maki, matcha azuki monaka, and raspberry sakura cocktails and more.
Price: from S$52 per person (includes a pot of TWG tea or Bacha coffee)
High tea hours: 12pm to 6pm daily
📍Atrium — Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
10. Marché Mövenpick Singapore
The most affordable one of them all is Marche, which costs only S$26.90 for a 3-tiered afternoon set suitable for two people. Each set comes with two cups of coffee/tea, along with various fruits, tarts, cakes and finger sandwiches.
Price: S$26.30 per set (serves two people)
High tea hours: 2pm to 6pm daily
11. Royal Palm — Orchid Country Club
The Royal Palm is a huge restaurant, ideal for large groups, such as department gatherings. In addition to the space, it has a diverse menu to suit everyone. It has local cuisines and international delicacies like Western, North Indian, and Mediterranean cuisine.
On top of that, they also serve free-flow halal afternoon high tea buffets daily. Take your pick between fresh seafood, wagyu beef burgers, cakes, pastries, drinks and more. Their extensive offerings are further sweetened with the discount the hotel restaurant is currently having — 1-for-1 on all buffets until further notice. This means your bill will come up to a nett total of S$79.91 per couple, or around S$40 per person. Worth it!
Price: S$79.91 for two people
High tea hours: 2.30pm to 4.30pm daily
📍Royal Palm — Orchid Country Club
1 Orchid Club Road, # 01-21/22, Social Clubhouse, Singapore 769162
How to save money on high tea buffets in Singapore
Various hotels and restaurants have different tie-ups with credit card companies and banks, so always check their website for such promos. Also, paying your bill with your credit card entitles you to get cashback, miles and rewards, which you can exchange for items and/or seat upgrades on flights.!
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