10 Best Afternoon Tea Spots In Singapore To Feel Like Royalty

10 Best Afternoon Tea Spots In Singapore To Feel Like Royalty

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ByKarmen on 09 Oct 2020 Digital Editor

Now that we have no overseas holidays to plan or look forward to, why not indulge in something fancy right here in Singapore like, for instance, afternoon tea?

We've found the 10 best high tea spots in Singapore that scores high on both ambience and taste.

Keep reading to check them out! 

#1 Tea Lounge at Regent Singapore 

Tea Lounge at Regent Singapore
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Perhaps one of the most well-known afternoon tea destinations in Singapore, Tea Lounge proves to be the quintessential choice with quality teas and food in a contemporary colonial setting.

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On weekdays, savour a quintessential Three-tier Afternoon Tea ($47 for adults, $23.50 for children) with dainty sandwiches, quiches, scones and desserts.

On weekends, a luxe Weekend High Tea ($68 for adults, $34 for children) are served in individual hot plates. The gourmet offerings include King Prawn Congee, Caramelised Kurobuta Pork Char Siew and Chef Chong's Signature Laksa.

Completing the experience is a wide variety of teas and tea blends.

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If you fancy a more novel afternoon tea, go for their All Hallow's Eve special - A Hauntingly High Tea ($68 for adults, $34 for children). The limited time menu will be available on the weekend of 31 October and 1 November 2020 with items like Candy Corn Ghost Cupcakes.

Tea Lounge
Regent Singapore Lobby Level, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
Weekday Afternoon Tea: 2 - 5pm; Weekend High Tea Buffet: 12 - 2.30pm, 3 - 5.30pm
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#2 Arteastiq

Arteastiq Signature High Tea Set
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If you're on a budget, consider Arteastiq's value-for-money high tea sets. The Signature High Tea Set ($48 for 2 | $32 for 1) works out to cost just $24 per person if you go in pairs. It features items like Foie Terrine on toast bread, yuzu marmalade and crushed pistachios.

Another affordable option is the National Treasure High Tea Set ($55 for 2 | $39 for 1) which brings a local spin to the British ritual, serving Otah fries with green chilli sauce, Soft Gula Melaka, and Banana pancake with custard wrapped in pandan leaves.

Arteastiq National Treasure High Tea Set
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There's also the Luscious Seafood High Tea (from $98++ for 2) for seafood lovers. This luxurious 3-Course high tea set includes seafood delights such as Baby Octopus with Salted Egg butter and Baked Boston Lobster Tail and Otah Stuffing as well as sweets like vanilla blueberry tarts and chocolate truffles.

Every high tea set comes with two specialty teas of your choice.

Arteastiq Luscious Seafood High Tea
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Arteastiq
Three locations: Mandarin Gallery, Plaza Singapura, Jewel Changi Airport
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#3 Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore

Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore afternoon tea
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Besides the taste, presentation is key when it comes to afternoon tea. Anti:dote nails both, serving an array of delicious sweet and savoury treats in a pristine white chest of drawers.

Choose from over 30 types of loose tea leaves including exclusive blends and premium teas harvested from around the world.

The interior is just as chic with a sophisticated colour palette, elegant furniture and soft, romantic lighting.


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For the month of October only, you can enjoy the Pink Hope High Tea Set ($55) created in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies for Breast Cancer Awareness month. The set includes Crustacean Rillette & Caviar Sandwiches, Strawberry Choux Pastries, Madagascan Vanilla Scones and more.

Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore afternoon tea
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Anti.dote
80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560
Afternoon tea: 12.30 - 2pm, 3 -5pm daily
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#4 ATLAS

ATLAS bar art deco interior
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The afternoon tea at ATLAS is just as impressive as its lavish Art Deco interior design.

Pamper yourself with a European style-selection of sweet and savoury items from Lobster crostini, a bite-sized iteration of their lobster rolls, to luscious Hazelnut Chocolate Crémeux. Choose from their Atlas Tea Selection ($56++) or the Prestige Tea Selection ($60++).

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There are also vegetarian and gluten-free menus with items like Olive Oil Caviar Toast and Tomato Crostini for the former, and Lobster & Kale Salad and Pumpkin Frittata for the latter.

Each component of the afternoon tea is hand-made to order. As such, reservations are required at least 24 hours prior.

ATLAS
600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
Mon to Wed: 2pm/3pm/4pm; Thurs to Fri: 3pm/4pm; Sat & PH: 1pm/2pm/3pm/4pm
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#5 Brasserie Les Saveurs 

Brasserie Les Saveurs restaurant interior with chandelier
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Illuminated by grand floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the tropical gardens and sparkling pool, Brasserie Les Saveurs the place to go to impress your loved ones (or yourself!).

Bask in the lavish elegance of opulent French furniture, beautifully arranged floral decorations and enormous crystal chandeliers while enjoying an equally decadent afternoon tea (from $48.00++ on weekdays, from $55.00++ on weekends).

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Afternoon tea starts with a freshly baked pastry basket, followed by a classic two-tier stand with delicate sweets, and a platter of savoury bites such as Truffle Quail Egg and Maine Lobster. An à la minute Chef's Special of 65°c Egg with Mushrooms and Parmesan Espuma will be served after, ending with a palate cleanser and Chocolate Pralines.

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Brasserie Les Saveurs
29 Tanglin Road, Lobby Level, The St Regis SingaporeSingapore 247911
Afternoon Tea: 3- 5pm on weekdays, 3.30 - 5.30pm on Sundays)
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#6 1864 at Sofitel Singapore

1864 restaurant at Sofitel Singapore
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Located in Sofitel Singapore and with classic contemporary interiors, 1864 offers afternoon tea (from $88++ for 2) that almost feels like you're on holiday in a swanky hotel overseas.

It starts with savouries including Truffle Egg Mayo Sandwich, Stuffed Camembert Cheese and House-cured Salmon Tartare on Buckwheat Blinis. Later, desserts like the Jivara Raspberry Tart will be served, along with scones, clotted cream and Bonne Maman marmalade.

Accompany these bites with a selection of 13 blends of grand cru coffee by Nespresso or TWG Teas including the hotel's exclusive Singapour Je T'aime tea blend.

Sofitel Singapore afternoon tea
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Another collaboration with The Estée Lauder Companies in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month is 1864's limited edition Pink Hope High Tea Set ($78++ for 2) available this October.

Pink-imbued sweet treats like the Pink Mix Berries Éclair and Pink Jivara Raspberry Tarts are beautifully presented in a box.

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1864
Sofitel Singapore Level 5, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
Afternoon tea: 2 - 5pm daily
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#7 Renku Bar & Lounge

Renku Bar & Lounge
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For some, the tea in the high tea is what's most important. Well, the tea selection at Renku's high tea ($48++) will probably impress any tea connoisseur. The selection includes green teas, herbal caffeine-free teas, tea blends and two Marina Bay Sands exclusive teas: Durian Lapis and Marina Pearls.

Renku Bar & Lounge high tea
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Although the food isn't served on a tiered stand, it's well presented in dainty bite-sized portions to make the experience feel like high tea. On the menu are sandwiches, scones, petits gateaux, kueh, mignardises, mochi and pralines & chocolate bon bons.

Renku Bar & Lounge
10 Bayfront Ave, 1 Hotel Lobby Tower, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
High tea: 2 - 3.30pm, 4 - 5.30pm daily
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#8 2am:dessertbar

2am:dessertbar cakes of versailles high tea set
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In our list of the best dessert cafes and restaruants in Singapore is 2am:dessertbar, a luxury dessert spot which has just launched a new Cakes of Versailles high tea menu.

Presented like an architectural marvel, the afternoon tea set for two (S$45++/pax) is complete with mousse cakes, chocolate sculptures and swan pastries. Some menu highlights are the Prosecco raspberry Jelly, Strawberry champagne Cake and Chantilly & Chocolate Chestnut Mousse.

2am:dessertbar cakes of versailles high tea
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2am:dessertbar cakes of versailles high tea tiered cake
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It will be available on weekends only from 3 October to 1 November 2020 with limited sets available each day.

2am:dessertbar
21A Lorong Liput, Singapore 277733
High tea: 2 - 4.15pm, 4.30 - 6.30pm on weekends
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#9 Colony at The Ritz Carlton

Colony at Riz Carlton
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If you're a sucker for all things nostalgic, try the afternoon tea at Colony ($52) which is served in an atas version of the old-school ceramic tiffin, aka tingkat. The offerings have a local twist and includes Pita Bread, Tandoori Chicken and Yogurt Relish Prawn. These savoury treats are complemented with desserts like Strawberry Coconut Chouz Puff and Ondeh-Ondeh.

Complete the experience with a section of specialty teas from Tea Bone Zen Mind (psst! it's in our list of the best teahouses in Singapore).

Colony at Riz Carlton afternoon tea in tingkats
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The afternoon tea also includes a flute of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Brut NV or a fruity Prosecco.

Colony
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Afternoon tea: Mon to Sun: 3.30 - 5.30pm
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#10 Fennel Café

Fennel Café in flower dome gardens by the bay
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Fennel Café in flower dome gardens by the bay
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The highlight of the Mediterranean-style afternoon tea at Fennel Café ($45) is definitely the ambience. Located in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, Fennel Café offers a tranquil, garden-like atmosphere and panoramic views of Marina Bay and the Singapore Flyer.

The menu includes Madras Curry Egg Sandwiches, Rose & Lychee Macaroons and Pandan Berliner. There is also a vegetarian option with Salt Baked Beetroot Tart, Corn Custard Tart and more.

Fennel Café afternoon tea
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Fennel Café
18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-09 Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
Weds to Sun: 10am - 9pm
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Text by: GirlStyle SG


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