Best high-tea spots that will make you feel like a tai-tai

Best high-tea spots that will make you feel like a tai-tai
04 Apr 2017

Best high-tea spots that will make you feel like a tai-tai

High-tea or afternoon tea has traditionally been a popular past time of the British. Here in Singapore, this high-tea tradition is very much alive! There are a plethora of restaurants and cafes serving up delectable high-tea sets for you to relax the afternoon away with your girlfriends or other half in style.

Ranging from bite-sized cakes and scones to Asian-inspired small nibbles, here are some of the best places to indulge in this delightful afternoon ritual!

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1. Anti:dote at The Fairmont
04 Apr 2017

1. Anti:dote at The Fairmont

Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea experience here at Anti:dote! Delectable sweet and savoury pastries and snacks are being served in an exquisite white leather-clad jewellery drawer-chest.

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1. Anti:dote at The Fairmont
04 Apr 2017

1. Anti:dote at The Fairmont

Expect an elegant selection of gourmet finger sandwiches such as Smoked Salmon with Lemon Cream Cheese and sweet treats such as Mini Strawberry Cake with Vanilla Chiboust Cream and Green Apple Tartlet. Not forgetting the wide selection of freshly-baked scones including two new creations – Warm Chia Seeds Scones and Parmesan Cheese Square Scones.

Price: $45++ per adult / $15++ per kid
Address: Level 1, 2 Stamford Road, Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 178882
Days & Time: Monday to Thursday: 3pm to 5pm; Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Eve Of Public Holidays & Public Holidays: 12pm to 2pm (first seating), 3pm to 5pm (second seating)

Photo: Facebook/Anti:dote

2. Arteastiq
04 Apr 2017

2. Arteastiq

What more can we expect from a tea salon but high tea! Priced at an extremely modest price, you get to choose a speciality tea from their extensive tea selection in addition to sweet and savoury delights! Presented on a two-tiered bird cage, expect palatable delights ranging from chocolate truffles containing Valrhona 66% Dark Chocolate Ganache to Sliced Smoked Duck in a Tortilla Wrap paired with Arugula Salad.

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2. Arteastiq
04 Apr 2017

2. Arteastiq

Alongside high tea sets, Arteastiq also offers art jamming sessions for those who wish to express their artistic flair! There is no better way to enjoy an afternoon than with a high-tea set and painting session.

Price: $48++ for two pax
Address: Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Days & Time: Monday to Friday: 1.30pm to 5.30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 230pm to 5.30pm

Photo: Facebook(@mxchallison)/Arteastiq

3. Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis Hotel
04 Apr 2017

3. Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis Hotel

Pamper yourself to a lavish spread of freshly-made scones, hand-made waffles and crepes here at Brasserie Les Saveurs. Relish in classic finger sandwiches such as Smoked Salmon and Egg & Mayonnaise being served in three-tiered silver stand and an array of tantalising desserts and pastries.

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3. Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis Hotel
04 Apr 2017

3. Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis Hotel

With a resident pianist that is set to enthral you with live performances, it is truly a luxurious culinary experience befitting of a tai-tai.

Price: $49++ per person (Mon – Fri); $53++ per person (Sat & Sun)
Address: 29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Singapore 247911
Days & Time: Monday to Saturday: 3pm to 5pm; Sunday: 4pm to 6pm

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4. Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
04 Apr 2017

4. Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel

For a taste of the Old Singapore, go for the Heritage Afternoon Tea at The Clifford Pier. Savour unique renditions of 8 savoury and 8 sweet items that reflect Singapore’s culinary past and present.

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4. Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
04 Apr 2017

4. Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Embark on a food journey through Singapore’s beloved flavours with carefully-thought creations such as Kueh Pie Tee, Nonya Chicken Curry, Bandung Macaron and Pandan swiss roll. Coupled with the posh settings of the restaurant, this is the perfect place to spend an idyllic afternoon.

Price: $45++ per person
Address: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Days & Time: Monday to Friday: 3.30pm to 5.30 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 5pm

Photo: Instagram/@thefullertonheritage

5. House at Dempsey
04 Apr 2017

5. House at Dempsey

It is a vintage high-tea affair at the picturesque and charming House at Dempsey. Tuck into an enticing spread of savoury bites, decadent cakes and pies as well as exquisite canapés that are displayed elegantly amidst vintage knick knacks.

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5. House at Dempsey
04 Apr 2017

5. House at Dempsey

With a sumptuous mix of sweet and savoury treats, coupled with the peaceful and laid-back atmosphere, it is, without a doubt, the ideal tai-tai life.

Price: $30++ per adult
Address: 8D Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249672
Days & Time: Thursday & Friday: 3pm to 5.30pm

Photo: Facebook/House at Dempsey

6. The Knolls at Capella
04 Apr 2017

6. The Knolls at Capella

Be transported back to Singapore’s colonial past with The Knolls’ Colonial Afternoon Tea Set! Nibble on old-school favourites such as Cranberry scones as well as mouthwatering sweet treats including Chocolate Pastry Cream Eclairs and Salmon Burrito with Olive Caviar.

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6. The Knolls at Capella
04 Apr 2017

6. The Knolls at Capella

You will also definitely be spoilt for choice with their speciality tea bar that offers over 30 premium English, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese teas. Complete with a stunning view and exceptional service, this is undoubtedly a tai-tai paradise!

Price: $39.90++ per adult
Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Days & Time: Monday to Friday: 3pm to 5pm

The idea behind high tea is that you have all the time in the world to slowly relish in the delicious pastries and savoury snacks. So get dressed in your best afternoon outfit, gather your girlfriends or loved ones, and be on your way! After all, is that not what the tai-tai life is about?

Photo: Instagram/@capellasin

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