From traditional high tea to special kid-friendly high tea with unicorn pastries and more, check out our updated 2021 guide to afternoon tea in Singapore!
What better way to feel a little fancy than by hitting up one of Singapore’s many outstanding high tea spots? We’ve rounded up all our faves across the island, from high tea with amazing views and locations to traditional, English-style high teas, to high teas with a cocktail kick, those that highlight local Peranakan faves, vegetarian and gluten-free afternoon tea options, and even some dedicated kids’ high teas!
Whether you are looking for high tea at a posh hotel or an afternoon tea at a glitzy bar – there’s something for everyone in our guide. Pssst – look for the special 50% off your second weekday afternoon tea set at one of the fanciest hotels offering high tea!
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If we can’t go to Japan, we’ll indulge in some Japanese-inspired sweets and savouries instead! Enjoy an elegant Japanese Afternoon Tea experience at Atrium featuring a number of exquisite pastries presented beautifully, ready for plenty of photo-worthy moments.
When: Monday to Thursday – 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Friday to Sunday – 12:30pm to 3pm (1st Seating); 3:15pm to 5:45pm (2nd Seating).
How much: $44 per guest. Choose two delicious beverages each and enjoy Salmon Quiche with Sour Cream, Charcoal Brioche Bun with Crab Meat, Japanese Egg Sandwiches, Smoked Trout, Nori and Wasabi Mayonnaise Sandwiches, California Maki, Citrus Raspberry Matcha Entremets, Raspberry Lychee Rose Roulade, mochi, scones and more!
Check out the full high tea menu here and make a reservation via www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pp-marina/dining/atrium
Pan Pacific Singapore,7 Raffles Boulevard, #01-00, Marina Square, Pan Pacific, 039595, Tel: 6826 8240, www.panpacific.com
Afternoon Tea in the airy Courtyard is a lovely affair, with an extensive high tea menu. You’ll enjoy unlimited replenishment of traditional tiered nibbles like finger sandwiches, sous-vide prawn cocktail, and dill and crab meat mayo with baby radish and mustard cress in a mini tartlet shell. You’ll also find plenty of delicate pastry sweets, and of course classic scones with jam and clotted cream, along with free-flow premium coffee and tea. And do be sure to save room for the signature ondeh ondeh macaron and maple pecan orange tart! The Fullerton Hotel also earns bonus points for its gluten-free, non-dairy, vegan and vegetarian afternoon tea options! Just be sure to provide three days’ notice ahead of your visit.
How Much: $50++ per adult / $25++ per child (weekdays); $55++ per adult / $27++ per child (weekends). Add $78 for two hours’ free-flow of selected Prosecco, house rosé, white, red and Moscato wines; Add $10 for one glass of red or white wine; Add $15 for a glass of sparkling wine; Add $20 for a flute of Champagne.
When: 3pm – 6pm (last order at 5:30pm)
The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, Tel: (+65) 6733 8388, www.fullertonhotels.com
The Landing Point at The Fullerton Bay Hotel serves a selection of both local and international classics, all against the magnificent backdrop of Marina Bay. Every day of the week, you’ll find a special afternoon tea menu featuring freshly baked scones and finger sandwiches, as well as an assortment of delicate pastries and dainty sweet treats. The Landing Point’s high tea also includes free-flow premium coffee and tea, with options to upgrade to wine or Champagne. Note that gluten-free, non-dairy, vegan and vegetarian afternoon tea are all available with three days’ notice.
How Much: $51++ per adult, $26++ per child (age 6-11) on weekdays and $56++ per adult, $28++ per child on weekends
When: Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: First seating, 12pm to 2:30pm, Second seating, 3:30pm to 6pm
Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, (+65) 6877 8911 / 6877 8912, www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-bay-hotel-singapore/dining/the-landing-point
The Classic Afternoon Tea: Tropical Paradise serves up a variety of nectarous creations inspired by the luscious flavours and vibrancy of tropical fruits. Highlights include Cempedak catalana, lemongrass pomegranate, pomelo jelly served in a mini chocolate coffee cup, Nyonya spicy chicken with grated coconut in pastry shell; and Prawn with potato and pickled mango tart.
How much: $98++ for two guests inclusive of two glasses of non-alcoholic Copenhagen Sparkling Tea BLA; $128++ for two guests inclusive of two flutes of champagne; all prices include fine loose-leaf tea or coffee and unlimited ice cream. Book your seats at 30% off from Monday – Thursday, with minimum 4 guests.
When: Daily, 1pm – 3pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Meanwhile, the delightful Kids Afternoon Tea gives munchkins fun, fancy treats like Rainbow layer cake, unicorn Macarons, and a ‘Teddy Bear’ Tuna Sandwich. Kiddos also get a choice of hot chocolate or a strawberry milkshake – what a treat!
How Much: $48++ per set
When: Weekends, 1pm – 3pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm
The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, www.singapore.intercontinental.com
Head to Anti:dote any day of the week for your choice of freshly baked scones alongside inventive savouries (aubergine quiche or smoked ocean trout, anyone?) that you won’t see anywhere else. The desserts are equally delectable, and we love that they offer a dedicated kids’ high tea menu and a dedicated gluten-free menu!
NB: Currently Anti:dote is doing an Easter Afternoon Indulgence high tea till 30 April 2021.
How Much: Afternoon Tea sets starting from $55++.
When: 12:30pm to 2pm; 3pm to 5pm
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Everything about this Art Deco space is super glamorous, even the afternoon tea! Choose from either the ATLAS or Prestige Selection, each highlighting an extensive collection of nearly 20 teas from around the world. The restaurant even offers the perfect Champagne pairings in case you truly want to go all out.
NB: Each component of the ATLAS afternoon tea is handmade to order, so 24-hour advanced booking is required. ATLAS also has vegetarian and gluten-free afternoon tea menus!
How much: $56++ (ATLAS Selection) to $60++ (Prestige Selection)
When: Monday to Saturday, hours vary
ATLAS, Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778, Tel: (+65) 6396 4466, www.atlasbar.sg
The Lobby Lounge at Conrad Singapore serves high tea daily. Keep an eye out for themed teas; right now there’s the Sakura Afternoon Tea to artfully incorporate Japanese sakura flowers, along with extra weekend indulgences like seafood and cheese platters.
How much: From $40++ per person
When: Monday – Thursday, 1pm to 5pm; Friday – Sunday, 1pm-3pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm
Lobby Lounge at Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982, Tel: (+65) 6432 7482, www.connoisseur.sg/cherry-blossom-treats
Capella is currently offering high tea at The Knolls, with a curated selection of classic finger sandwiches and desserts. There are also two varieties of freshly baked scones on offer — Buttermilk, and Blueberry Thyme (yum!).
How Much: $45++ per person, available
When: Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, www.capellahotels.com/en/capella-singapore
One Ninety Bar offers delectable, freshly-baked vanilla scones with strawberry-rose preserve, plus an assortment of fresh finger sandwiches and particularly delicious sweet treats and pastries. In April and May 2021, Four Seasons has collaborated with Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant Candlenut to create a specially crafted Peranakan Afternoon Tea featuring an assortment of Peranakan sweets and savouries.
How Much: From $48++ per person
When: Available Saturday and Sunday, 2pm – 5pm
One-Ninety Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646, (+65) 6831 7671, www.fourseasons.com/singapore
Mixing both local and international tea favourites, the À La Minute Afternoon Tea Buffet at 10 Scotts at the Grand Hyatt gives you tasty homemade scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream, as well as kaya, along with everything from desserts to delectable crab cakes.
How Much: From $55++ per adult
When: Daily, 12pm – 2:30pm & 3pm – 5pm
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Lobby Level, Singapore 228211, Tel: (+65) 6732 1234, www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/10-scotts
Goodwood Park’s English Afternoon High Tea at L’Espresso has hearty sandwiches, savouries and salads in addition to traditional tea faves like English scones, pastries and desserts. Current offerings also include Beef Wellington, Traditional Irish Beef & Guinness Stew, and Mini Pork Shepherd’s Pie with Cheese Crust, just to name a few!
How Much: Monday to Thursday: $45++ per adult, $27++ per child (6 to 11 years old). Fridays to Sundays, eve of and on public holidays: $48++ per adult, $28.80++ per child
When: Monday to Friday, 2pm to 5.30pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, 12pm to 2.30pm, 3pm to 5.30pm
L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221, (+65) 6737 7411, www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
The Tiers of Joy afternoon tea at Lime Restaurant incorporates both local and traditional flavours each day from 3pm to 6pm alongside TWG teas. Be sure to go hungry, so you can feast on the likes of Nasi Lemak Balls, Chicken Tandoori Rolls, and Mini Shepherds Pies. Of course, we’re partial to the pretty amazing dessert tier, highlighted by the Peanut Butter Crunch with Gianduja Chantilly, or the Pandan Coconut Tart.
How Much: $68++ includes a high tea set for two and unlimited servings of specialty coffee and TWG tea
When: Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289, (+65) 6809 8899, www.parkroyalhotels.com/lime
This lovely high tea set in the Flower Dome amidst the lush greenery of Gardens by the Bay is nothing like your typical hotel set-up. Savouries range from gruyere cheese gougeres, to liver parfait cherry, to the rather hearty and satisfying Madras curry egg sandwiche (who needs lunch?!). On the sweet side you’ve got a range of chocolates, cakes, and pastries, alongside scones served with clotted cream and berry jam.
How Much: $45++ per person, add on $12++ for a glass of Pimm’s Cocktail. Complimentary entry to Flower Dome and buggy service included.
When: Available Wednesdays to Saturdays, call for timings
It doesn’t get more quintessential than an elegant sit-down for Afternoon Tea at the Raffles – particularly if your little one has read Afternoon Tea at the Raffles Hotel! Raffles has high tea now served in the elegant, recently restored Grand Lobby. Choose between the classic Raffles Afternoon Tea, Sakura Afternoon Tea and Kyoto Afternoon Tea – each with its own special menu!
How Much: From $78++
When: Monday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 6pm.
Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, (+65) 6412 1816, www.rafflessingapore.com
Indulge in a slow afternoon with English Garden, an Afternoon Tea Experience at Regent Hotel Singapore that offers you the classic, quintessential English afternoon tea. During Weekday Afternoon Tea, delight in delicate tea sandwiches and lip-puckering desserts like Ivory Chocolate Panna Cotta with Mandarin Compote, and Amalfi Lemon Almond Meringue Tarts. On weekends, the tiered offerings expand to include an array of hot mains served to the table such as Yuzu Confit Wild Salmon with Ponzu Sauce, and Porcini Mushroom-crusted Wagyu Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Black Truffle Sauce.
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How Much: From $47 per adult/$23.50 per child on weekdays; $68 per adult/$34 per child on weekends
When: Weekday Afternoon Tea available from 2pm to 5pm. Weekend high tea available Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-2:30pm and 3pm-5:30pm.
Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715, Level 2, (+65) 6725 3246, [email protected], www.regenthotels.com/regent-singapore/dining/tea-lounge
Afternoon Tea and The Ritz seem to go hand-in-hand the world over, so it’s no surprise they do a bang-up versions here. The Journey Afternoon Tea at Colony features a five-tier menu, including choice of plain or chocolate scones, a hearty Mini Mushroom Cheese Chicken Pie, assorted sandwiches, pastries, and mini cakes and cookies. Even better, it also comes with a flute of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Réserve Ritz Brut NV to go along with the tea selection.
How much: $52++ per person
When: Monday to Saturday, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, (+65) 6434 5288, [email protected], www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore/dining/colony
If you’re craving an Italian afternoon tea, you’ll find it at Prego! Look forward to afternoon tea with Italian flavours, including Pistachio-flavoured savouries, and lots of Ricotta and Focaccia along with delectable desserts for your indulgence. There’s also a special Gentlemen’s Tea, available on Fridays with a specially curated menu.
How much: Afternoon Tea from $48+ per person; Gentlemen’s Tea from $68++ per person
When: Afternoon Tea available from 3pm to 5pm daily; Gentlemen’s Tea available from 3pm to 5pm every Friday
Prego, Level 1, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189560, prego.com.sg/promotion/afternoon-tea
SKAI is definitely one of the top high tea venues in our book with its ‘destination dining’-worthy view! You get a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline from the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, which makes sipping on champers and nibbling on sweet and savoury treats all the more magical.
How Much: From $99 per person
When: Available daily
The Lobby Lounge
The Shangri-La is offering a well-priced 3-Tier Local Signature Afternoon Set at The Lobby Lounge! Diners can indulge with assorted Nyonya kueh, savoury items, and pastries like coconut kaya tart and durian dome. We love that the accompanying beverages include Kopi Tarik and Teh Tarik, too!
How Much: $38++ per adult (weekdays); $42++ per adult (weekends and public holidays).
When: Monday to Thursday, 3pm to 5:30pm; Weekends and public holidays, 4pm to 6pm
The Rose Veranda
The Rose Veranda has finally reopened after a hiatus due to Covid-19, and they’re back with a 3-course high tea! Perched at the mezzanine level of Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, you’ll enjoy the poolside views and picturesque greenery of the surroundings through the full-length windows. The signature high tea is paired with exclusive teas available only at Shangri-La. Start off with enticing appetisers, followed by a main course of your choice, and a three-tier display of appealing desserts for a cheerful afternoon!
How much: $68++ (suitable for 2 persons), includes 2 beverages (choice of tea or coffee)
When: Thursday to Monday, 1pm to 5pm
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Tower Wing, Lobby Level, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, (+65) 6213 4486 / 4398
The St. Regis Afternoon Tea Experience is served under a grand crystal chandelier at Brasserie Les Saveurs. The classic high tea menu features freshly baked scones and madeleines, alongside hand-crafted crèpes that are prepared à la minute. Prepare to be dazzled by delicious savoury sandwiches and delicate sweet treats served atop a two-tiered silver stand. The elegant atmosphere overlooking Orchard Road is the perfect place to sip on the signature St.Regis Singapore tea blend and recharge after a day of power-shopping.
How Much: From $48++ per person on weekdays; from $55++ per person on weekends.
When: Monday – Saturday, 3pm to 5pm; Sunday, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Brasserie Les Saveurs at The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Lobby Level, Singapore 247911, (+65) 6506 6860, marriottbonvoyasia.com/restaurants-bars/the-st-regis-singapore-brasserie-les-saveurs
- MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental Singapore is currently offering a takeaway afternoon tea. On the menu you’ll find mini savoury bites and an assortment of pastries, chocolate and vanilla scones, and cake.
High tea is$98 nett for four people; orders must be placed 24 hours in advance
- SCRATCH Bakeshop makes high tea at home possible with daily delivery islandwide! It’s made up of a delectable selection of halal scones, tarts, sandwiches and quiches, and even comes with Taylors tea bags to complete your high tea experience. We love the cool pastry tower packaging, making it easy to unbox and indulge right away.
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