Check out our updated 2021 guide to afternoon tea in Singapore – we’ve added new high tea takeaway sets to enjoy afternoon tea at home!
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!
**Look for this special icon that denotes high tea takeaway sets (delivery fees may apply)!
Places offering takeaway high tea sets include:
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Tablescape at Grand Park Hotel
The Fullerton Hotel
Conrad Centennial Singapore
The Regent Singapore
Swipe to check out our gallery for the lowdown on all our favourite high teas in Singapore!
Lead image from Conrad Centennial
Sit down to an art-inspired tea at Sofitel Singapore City Centre! The Artful High Tea set is a collaboration between Sofitel and The Art Faculty (TAF), which is a social enterprise by the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore). It’s filled with a decadent selection of French-style delights and nibbles that are inspired by the country’s culinary heritage.
The treats aren’t the only impressive things here; each one is also carefully arranged in a limited edition box – a beautiful, two-tiered creation by gifted artist Selena Seow from The Art Faculty (TAF). The box features her own illustration, titled Looking Through, featuring the colourful old shophouses that line Neil Road in Tanjong Pagar.
When: 10 August to 30 November 2021, daily, 2 to 5pm.
How much: $108++ for two on weekdays, $118++ for two on weekends. The set includes the Sofitel Portuguese Egg Tart, Mango Sago Panna Cotta Verrine, Pandan Coconut Scones, Durian Choux Pastry with Vanilla, Chilli Crab Mayonnaise on Sandwich and Sambal Salmon Roll with Caviar and Fresh Herbs. The afternoon tea set is complemented by grand cru coffee and tea blends by Nespresso and TWG Tea. Book your seats here.
Takeaway High Tea set: $135.70 for two pax, available here.
Experience a multi-course high tea with The Capitol Kempinski Hotel‘s high tea takeaway set – a unique take on classic and contemporary creations. Look out for a high tea that includes Crab Cakes, Bacon Cheese Quiche, Chicken Rice Arancini, Smoked Salmon Foccacia, Pulled Chicken Croissants and for sweet dishes Chocolate Marzipan Cake, Citrus Meringue Tart, Plum Streusel and more! Plus of course the unmissable scones with Passion Fruit Chocolate Spread, Clotted Cream and Berry Jam!
Takeaway High Tea Set: $42 per person.
For a limited time only, enjoy free island-wide delivery with a minimum order of $80 (after discount). Free delivery service applies to one location per order.
Self pick-up is available at The Boutique at 15 Stamford, 15 Stamford Road
Get 15% discount when you apply code ‘PROMO15’ at check out.
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 here.
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
Takeaway High Tea Set: from $110 a multi-tiered showcase of high tea for two with tea, top up $50 for a Taittinger Brut Reserve Half Bottle.
The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, www.singapore.intercontinental.com
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
Lady M is doing afternoon tea in complete style at its new Champagne bar at ION Orchard. Designed for two diners, the afternoon tea set comes complete with bite-size savouries and sweet pastries, all arranged in pairs. The experience also includes a personalised tea-brewing session. Pick your flavour of choice from a selection of tea leaves by Art of Tea and watch as it’s brewed in front of you! In addition to two glasses of Bruno Paillard Champagne, Première Cuvée Extra Brut, there is a selection of mains to complement your afternoon tea, too. We’d highly recommend the Creamy Lobster Fettucine, loaded with sustainably caught wild Maine lobster chunks in a decadent sauce.
When: Weekends, 12pm or 3pm
How much: $60 per pax, minimum two pax. Highlights include Open-faced Lobster Toast, Truffle Cream Crab Tartlet, Champagne Mille Crêpes, a signature cake of the month, Petit Very Berry Tarts and Pink Petit Choux.
Lady M Champagne Bar, www.ladym.com.sg
Tablescape at Grand Park City Hall has just refreshed its Afternoon Tea Set and it is available for takeaway or delivery!
Takeaway High Tea Set: The Afternoon Tea Set comes with a brand new menu including mini sandwiches of egg mayo and black truffle, creamy Foie Gras, Nectarine and Pistachio Tartlets, Sable Bréton with bresaola, and sweet treats like Velvet Cheese Mousse, an Almond Torte, and mini Chocolate Hazelnut Éclairs. This takeaway Afternoon Tea set comes in the most glam takeaway packaging. Lift the cover and unveil a classy three-storey tower adorned with cakes, tarts and little bites on every side – akin to the classic tiered cake stands you’d expect when dining in!
How much: $68 for 2 pax
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)
Takeaway High Tea Set: The Fullerton Hotel’s Afternoon Tea takeaway ($68) arrives in a custom-made three-tier box filled with savoury bites, canelé, and other sweet treats plus scones clotted cream and jam.
The Fullerton Hotel, 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, www.fullertonhotels.com
MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, is currently offering a Japanese-inspired Afternoon Tea menu (available for takeaway too). The high tea menu features five different courses of delectable bites inspired by Japan, putting a contemporary twist on timeless favourites. There’s a selection of sweet (like yuzu cheesecake and scones) and savoury bites (smoked salmon with Hokkaido milk bread and wasabi mayo), that feature traditional elements of Japanese dishes. Choose from a wide range of rare teas sourced from Asia’s famous tea-growing regions with bold or delicate notes to suit every palate, or plump for a glass of “R” de Ruinart champagne to sip admiring those amazing skyline views!
How Much:$48++ per adult, $88++ for 2 pax
When: afternoon tea available daily from 3 to 5pm
Takeaway High Tea Set: High tea is $98 nett for four people (2 adults, 2 kids); orders must be placed 2 hours in advance.
MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, www.mandarinoriental.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!
How Much: Afternoon Tea sets starting from $55++.
When: 12:30pm to 2pm; 3pm to 5pm
Anti:dote Lounge at Fairmont Singapore, www.fairmont.com/singapore/dining/antidote
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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
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
Takeaway High Tea Set: $42.80 per person
Lobby Lounge at Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982, Tel: (+65) 6432 7482, www.connoisseur.sg
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 speciality coffee and TWG tea
When: Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Lime at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289, (+65) 3138 2251, 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 sandwiches. 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
Fennel Cafe at Pollen Terrace, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-09, Singapore, (+65) 6604 9988, www.pollen.com.sg
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. They also do gluten-free and veggie high tea sets.
Special 50% off your second weekday afternoon tea set. Details here.
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.
Takeaway High Tea Set: $48 per adult with a selection of Gryphon Tea or Illy Coffee/ $24 per child.
Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore, Level 2, (+65) 6725 3246, 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
Window at the Park at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre knows how afternoon high tea can boost your spirits. Their Takeaway Afternoon High Tea set comes with a variety of little mixed bites such as traditional scones with cranberry, butter, clotted cream and strawberry preserve, chicken satay, smoked salmon cream cheese bruschetta, Tuna mayo profiteroles, curried egg sandwiches, baked chicken pie and a range of decadent cakes – perfect for a cosy afternoon in for two. There’s a yummy afternoon tea takeaway set for kids, too, filled with crispy chocolate bars, macarons, croissants filled with cream cheese and so much more.
How much: $64.20 (adult’s set) & $32.10 (kids’ set)
Window at the Park, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616, Tel: (+65) 6733 8333, www.singaporeorchard.holidayinn.com
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, https://prego.com.sg/
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
Shangri-La Singapore 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 the Coconut Calamansi Tart and Milo Dinosaur Truffle. We love that the accompanying beverages include Kopi Tarik and Teh Tarik, too!
How Much: $60++ per set (weekdays); $78++ per set (weekends and public holidays). Each set serves two pax.
When: Daily, 3pm to 5pm
The Rose Veranda
The Rose Veranda has a 3-course high tea! Perched at the mezzanine level of Shangri-La 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! Order a high tea takeaway here or view dine-in menus here
How much: $78++ per set. Each set serves two pax.
When: Monday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, 12pm to 2pm & 3pm to 5pm
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Tower Wing, Lobby Level, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, (+65) 6213 4486 / 4398
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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