Where to have fancy high tea in Singapore from affordable to atas places
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Isn’t there something regal about high teas? Sitting on a fancy chair, sippin’ on that artisanal tea while catching up with your girlfriends, you just can’t help but feel like a tai tai. If you’ve been hankering for a bougie day out, check out these high tea spots in Singapore — many of them won’t break the bank! 😍
Under $30 per person
01 • Fosters Steakhouse — only $6.75++ per person!
(Photo adapted from: Fosters Steakhouse & My Food Story Singapore)
Nestled in the quaint neighbourhood of Holland Village (and close to the Holland Village MRT Station), Fosters Steakhouse is known for their decadent food including the Devonshire Cream Tea Set ($13.50++) which is arguably among the cheapest high tea sets in the whole of Singapore.
And for a restaurant that’s been around since the 1960’s, you can expect to indulge in only fresh, high-quality bakes and beverages.
The spread features fresh scones with butter, home-made strawberry preserve and fresh cream, cake, finger sandwiches, and a cup of freshly brewed coffee or pot of tea.
Address: 277 Holland Avenue, Holland Village, Singapore 278994
Phone: 6466 8939
High tea timing: 3pm – 5pm daily
Update: As of 26 October 2022, Fosters Steakhouse has permanently closed.
02 • TWG Tea
(Photo adapted from: Valiram Group & TWG Tea)
Although TWG Tea has garnered a reputation for being expensive, did you know that its 1837 tea set will only need you to fork out $20? And that’s for two freshly baked muffins or scones served with TWG Tea jelly and whipped cream, or a patisserie from the trolley.
If you want something fancier, give the Chic menu ($35) a shot — it’s much more extensive and comes with an additional set of savoury finger sandwiches like crab tarts, and brioches with Thai basil chicken, chilli and tea-infused mango.
Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-122, Singapore 018972. View other outlets here.
Phone: 6535 1837
High tea timing: 2pm – 6pm, daily
03 • Wildseed Cafe
(Photo adapted from: Wildseed Cafe at The Summerhouse & Milk & Dust)
What better way to enjoy your afternoon tea than in tranquillity? Head down to Wildseed, a cafe quietly tucked in a corner of Seletar Aerospace Drive, with an afternoon tea set that’ll cost $58 for 2 pax ($29 per person).
Pamper yourself with a lavish spread of strawberry shortcakes, salted caramel macarons, mini avocado toast with bacon, lemon meringue tartlets, and a crab salad croissant just to name a few.
Have your pick between their tea or coffee, or fork out just two more dollars for their cold brew tea or signature blooming tea.
If you’re feeling peckish, try out their other options too — like waffles, or the Wagyu beef pie that’s baked to golden perfection, and sesame chicken wings.
Aside from this, Wildseed Cafe’s Alkaff Mansion outlet is offering a Christmas high tea set that’ll set you back $68 for 2 pax ($34 per person).
Sink your teeth into delights such as almond gingerbread cookies, Christmas star cookies, smoked salmon toast with sour cream, and a turkey ham and cranberry croissant.
You can also top up $2 for either a cold brew tea or their blooming tea, or go the extra mile and shell out $10 for a glass of Cava wine or $18 for the more premium Perrier-Jouet wine.
Note: If you’re going for the wine, let someone else do the driving.
Address: 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Drive, Singapore 798387. View the other outlet here.
Phone: 8126 7524
High tea timing: 2pm – 4.30pm, daily
04 • The Coastal Settlement
(Photo adapted from: The Coastal Settlement)
Expect to be greeted by lush greenery when you walk into this cafe near Changi Ferry Terminal.
But that’s not all — at just $19 per person (min. 2 pax), you’ll get to indulge in a free flow of coffee or tea, assorted macarons, cendol panna cotta, mini donuts, cakes, crispy char siew sou, assorted sandwiches and curry puffs, and Asian tarts. See the high tea menu.
And if you don’t mind forking out another $28, the high tea experience can be made even more atas by adding a wine flow, where you’ll get to sample no less than six different wines from around the world.
Remember, if you’re sampling the wine, make sure to leave the driving to someone else.
Apart from high tea, The Coastal Settlement also offers various other equally lip-smacking options such as pizzas, a variety of fries, meat chops, pasta, noodles, and light bites.
Address: 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
Phone: 6475 0200
High tea timing: 3.30pm – 5.30pm, daily
05 • The JellyHearts Cafe — halal-certified
(Photo adapted from: Have Halal Will Travel & @thejellyhearts)
Did you know that other than its bestselling jelly cheesecakes, The JellyHearts Cafe also offers a super-affordable high tea for just $19 per person (min. 2 pax)?
The three-storey set boasts the cafe’s signature pastries and desserts, as well as premium Gryphon tea and fruity beverages.
Reservation is not necessary although highly recommended.
Address: E!Hub @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, #02-111, Singapore 519599
Phone: 6583 8782
High tea timing: Sun to Thurs, 11am – 9pm | Weekend & eve of PH, 11am – 9.30pm
Under $50 per person
01 • Atrium at Pan Pacific Singapore
(Photo adapted from: Pan Pacific Singapore & Daniel Food Diary)
You know what they say — if it’s not on the ‘gram, it didn’t happen. Atrium’s Japanese-inspired high tea is not only pleasant on the taste buds, but it’s going to rake in likes on your Instagram too.
Spoil yourself with sweet and savoury bites such as Salmon Quiche with Ikura, Sour Cream and Dill, California Maki, Raspberry Lychee Rose Roulade, Marble Cheesecake, and Sudachi Tart.
Wash them down with a mocktail, an exquisite tea from TWG, or a choice of Bacha Coffee.
Address: Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 1, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Phone: 6336 8111
High tea timing: 12pm – 6pm daily
Update: As of 10 October 2022, Atrium at Pan Pacific Singapore is temporarily closed for refurbishment.
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02 • Flutes Restaurant
(Photo adapted from: Flutes Restaurant & SethLui)
Tucked conveniently within the National Museum of Singapore, Flutes Restaurant’s charming colonial design will take you back in time and put you in the best tai tai mood possible.
Among the features of the luxurious Mid-Week English Afternoon Tea set ($50++ per person) are the Classic Cucumber Finger Sandwich, Wagyu Beef Slider, Braised Short Rib Pie with Tomato Relish, French Macaron, the classic English Scone with Jam and Cream, and a choice of coffee or tea.
Oh, if you’re a fan of beautiful crockery, you’ll appreciate the spread even more!
Address: Flutes Restaurant, 93 Stamford Road, #01-02, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897
Phone: 6338 8770
High tea timing: Wed, 3pm – 5pm
Update: High tea is now only served for special functions. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
03 • The Courtyard at The Fullerton Hotel — vegan high tea
(Photo adapted from: Fullerton Hotels & ADRAYT)
Whoever said vegan food was boring? The Courtyard is currently hosting a plant-based afternoon tea ($51 per person) which is not only famous among vegetarians and vegans, but also among those who are opting for a healthier lifestyle.
The spread comprises mouth-watering sandwiches, vegetables prepared in different styles, ratatouille and mushroom polenta, assorted fruity pastries and desserts, puffs, wraps, assorted fruity tarts, and scones — far from what many of us may typically imagine plant-based to be.
If you have special dietary requests, remember to inform the restaurant at least two days in advance so that they know what to prepare.
Address: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Phone: 6877 8911
High tea timing: Mon to Fri, 3pm – 5.30pm | Weekend and PH, 12pm – 2.30pm (first seating) and 3.30pm – 6pm (second seating)
04 • Tablescape at Grand Park City Hall
(Photo adapted from: Grand Park City Hall)
Tablescape’s refreshed afternoon tea menu is everything you need to get your hands on.
There are chocolate eclairs, almond tortes, velvet cheese mousse, assorted premium finger sandwiches, signature savoury treats like Foie Gras with Nectarine & Pistachio Tartlet, and a special caramelised apple shell tart with rosemary meringue.
Quench your thirst with either some coffee or a soothing cup of Clipper 1872 tea.
We’re surprised that a spread this grand costs an affordable $78 for 2 pax ($39 per person) on weekdays.
Address: Grand Park City Hall, 10 Coleman Street, Singapore 179809
Phone: 6336 3456
High tea timing: Mon to Fri, 2.30pm – 4.30pm | Weekend, 3pm – 5pm
05 • The Marmalade Pantry
(Photo adapted from: Wescover & The Marmalade Pantry)
Afternoon tea at The Marmalade Pantry is sure to be a memorable one, with each item on the two-storey tower baked and bedecked to perfection.
For the Christmas season, start with sweet treats like the Chocolate Madeleine, the Gingerbread Petite Cupcakes that are downright simple-looking, yet aesthetically pleasing, and raisin buttermilk scones.
Their savoury menu includes Herb Foccacia with Smoked Duck and Orange Relish, Cranberry Chicken Sandwiches, and Mini Quiche with Smoked Salmon. Pair your goodies with some artisanal tea.
The Marmalade Pantry’s Jovial Afternoon Tea and Moscato Set is available till 29 December 2022 and will set you back $86 for 2 pax ($43 per person).
Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #04-11A, Singapore 238801. View other outlets here.
Phone: 6385 0741
Christmas high tea timing: Mon to Thurs, 2pm – 6pm (excluding PH)
06 • JUMBO Seafood
(Photo adapted from: Eatbook & The Straits Times)
Seafood fans can’t afford to miss JUMBO Seafood’s high tea set. Tuck in a savoury spread of assorted canapes and dim sum, and wellness teas while admiring an aerial view of Orchard.
Some must-tries include Pan Fried JUMBO Chilli Crab Buns, JUMBO Siew Mai, Crispy BBQ pork buns, prawn dumplings, and Pan Fried Carrot Cake with X.O. Sauce — all these and many more from just $34.90 per person (min. 2 pax).
Please take note that some items are only available on weekends.
Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #04-09/10, Singapore 238801. View other outlets here.
Phone: 6737 3435
High tea timing: 2.30pm – 4.45pm, daily
Under $80 per person
01 • 10 SCOTTS at Grand Hyatt Singapore
(Photo adapted from: Grand Hyatt Singapore)
Want to enjoy an afternoon tea with a view? 10 SCOTTS in Orchard doesn’t just have cascading waterfalls, but the interior is also so cosy that you’ll feel relaxed in no time.
Not only that — it’s delectable three-course menu (from $58++ per person) comprises premium treats like Smoked Salmon Gravad Lax, Chive Oil 18-month Aged Parma Ham, Braised Australian Beef Brisket, Red Onion Compote, Manjari Chocolate Tart, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, and a choice of chilled juice, coffee, or tea.
If you’re feeling extra bougie, try out the Monogram artisanal teas.
Address: 10 SCOTTS, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Phone: 6732 1234
High tea timing: 12pm – 2pm & 3pm – 5pm, daily
Update: As of 19 September 2022, 10 SCOTTS is temporarily closed due to upgrading works at Grand Hyatt Hotel.
02 • Anti:dote at The Fairmont
(Photo adapted from: Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford)
Anti:dote’s interior is about clean lines, swank, modern light installations, and all that jazz. Quite unlike the other places we’ve talked about so far, most of which are adorned with plants and lots of natural light, this one exudes a certain air of mystery.
With the Christmas season making its grand entrance, treat yourself to the Festive Tea Indulgence which features an array of delish sandwiches, scones, and sweets. Even better, they’ve added caviar spreads for the festive season.
The spread starts from $72++ per person and is worth every cent especially because of how extensive and creative the menu is. You’ll not forget this one.
There’s a kid’s tea set available for $36 per pax.
Address: Anti:dote, Fairmont, 80 Bras Basah Road, Level 1, Singapore 189560
Phone: 6431 6156
High tea timing: 12pm – 2pm & 3pm – 5pm, daily
03 • Sofitel Singapore City Centre
(Photo adapted from: Sofitel Singapore City Centre)
Want a sophisticated setting for an afternoon sit-down? Sofitel Singapore City Centre’s sleek bar might be the perfect spot for you.
Their high tea menu ($64++ per person) consists of superior picks like Forest Noire cake (Black Forest Cake), Crab Meat with Pumpkin in Pie Tee Shell, Tuna Mayo with Caviar and Croissant, assorted pralines, and Petit Smoked Salmon Sandwiches.
Please take note that the items in this spread contain alcohol. If you’re heading down, let someone else handle the wheel.
Address: 1864 The Bar, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
Phone: 6428 5000
High tea timing: 2pm – 5pm, daily
04 • The Lobby Lounge at Intercontinental Singapore — vegan high tea
(Photo adapted from: PinkyPiggu & Klook)
Another meatless high tea in town, The Lobby Lounge’s superfood-inspired vegan set (from $55++ per person) is a collaboration with the award-winning skincare brand Sigi Skin.
Tuck in a guilt-free spread comprising must-tries like Fishless Fingers with Vegan Tartare Dip, Sweet Potato Truffle Fries with BBQ Dip, Green Tea Tiramisu Souffle Sponge Cake, Tropical Yuzu Custard with Puffed Rice, and Goji Berry Scones with dairy-free cream and strawberry jam.
Bonus: Each diner will also receive a Sigi Skin goodie bag.
Address: The Lobby Lounge, Intercontinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
Phone: 6338 7600
High tea timing: 1pm – 3pm & 3.30pm – 5.30pm, daily
05 • Royal Palm @ Village Hotel Bugis — halal-certified high tea buffet
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Royal Palm is a buffet expert. From Persian, Western, and Arabian buffets to a high tea buffet, there’s just so much to try out.
Their high tea buffet spread ($75.50++ per person) comes with unlimited servings of smoked chicken sandwich, charcoal-grill wagyu beef sliders, Spanish black mussels, macarons, assorted cakes, pastries, and so much more!
Psst…for the diehard cheese lovers, they’re offering an assorted cheese platter. We’re drooling already.
Address: Royal Palm @ Village Hotel Bugis, 390 Victoria Street, #03-12A, Singapore 188061
Phone: 6339 7766 | 6392 2633
High tea timing: 12pm – 2pm, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, daily
More buffet options, anyone? Here’s our latest buffet guide in Singapore.
06 • L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel — afternoon high tea buffet
(Photo adapted from: Goodwood Park Hotel)
Those with a larger appetite will not be disappointed with L’Espresso’s Festive English Afternoon Tea buffet, revamped for the Christmas season.
Not only will you get to indulge in classic high tea bites like assorted sandwiches, croissants, a variety of cheeses, scones, sweets and desserts.
They also serve a wide variety of savoury Asian and Western dishes like laksa, kueh pie tee, chilli crab meat with mantou, prawn fritters with tartar sauce, Baked Mexican Style Chicken Mid-Wings, and cheese croquette.
To really bring forth the Christmas mood, L’Espresso is serving up the Christmas classics of turkey and ham.
Chow down on a Slow Roasted Spiced Turkey Breast with Cranberry Marmalade, or Manuka Honey Glazed Gammon Ham with Vanilla-Pineapple Jam. Turkey or ham for Christmas dinner? You decide!
Address: L’Espresso, 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221
Phone: 6737 7411
High tea timing: Varies by week. Check here for timings.
Under $100 per person
01 • Skai at Swissôtel The Stamford
(Photo adapted from: Swissotel The Stamford)
An afternoon tea at Skai will take you to the sky — quite literally.
At 70 floors above ground and $65 per person, nibble on sumptuous sweet and savoury bites such as Sesame Praline Genoa, Blackberry Baked Cream Cheese Cake, special Skai Chocolate Bonbons, Naranja Bitter Orange Foie Gras and Mushrooms Quiche.
Wash it all down with a choice of TWG Tea or Bacha Coffee selections.
Skai also offers a more atas four-course spread at $78 per person.
Address: Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Phone: 6338 8585
High tea timing: 3pm – 5pm, daily
Now that you’ve checked out our recommendations, hurry and book your spots before they’re taken up! Oh, and remember to let someone else do the driving if you have plans to indulge in alcohol.
(Featured photo adapted from: The Marmalade Pantry, ArdorAsia, The Fullerton Hotels, Her World, The Alkaff Mansion, and The Beau Life)
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