10 gorgeous places to go for afternoon tea in Singapore

From three-tiered tea sets to weekend tea buffets, here’s 10 gorgeous places in Singapore to have your afternoon tea

Places to go for afternoon tea in Singapore
Places to go for afternoon tea in Singapore
02 Jun 2016

Places to go for afternoon tea in Singapore

Afternoon teas are an affordable luxury in sunny Singapore. After all, they make great escapes from the hectic corporate life, and perfect sessions to catch up with your friends and family. From three-tiered tea sets to weekend tea buffets, here’s 10 gorgeous places in Singapore to have your afternoon tea.

The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore
The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore
02 Jun 2016

The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore

Recently renovated, the elegant Lobby Lounge beautifully encapsulates InterContinental Singapore’s modernity while still maintaining an alluring old-world charm. Set in the heart of the hotel, the sunlight filling the space and live music makes it ideal for enjoying its daily Royal Heritage Afternoon Tea – three-tiers of exquisite English classics with treats like Smoked Salmon Crostini with Horseradish Cream and Rose Tea Financier with Orange Confit. Not really a tea person? Switch it out for premium roasted coffee and coffee-infused pastries with the Not-An-Afternoon-Tea set.

Available: Mon-Sun 2pm – 5pm

Price: $42++ (coffee and tea-inspired cocktail option available at $56++)

InterContinental Singapore is located at 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, p. 6825 1008.

Pollen
Pollen
02 Jun 2016

Pollen

After taking a long walk to smell the flowers and see the plants at Gardens by the Bay’s renowned Flower Dome, why not hang on to the experience and swing by Pollen for a unique afternoon tea? Surround yourself with a lush Mediterranean garden (and panoramic views of the Marina Bay Waterfront, no less) as you sip on tea or coffee and savour open-faced sandwiches, short ribs, meringue tarts, chocolate brownies and banana tea cakes.

Available: Mon-Sun 3pm – 5pm

Price: $38++ per person

Pollen is located at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, p. 6604 9988.

Anti:dote Lounge at Fairmont Singapore
Anti:dote Lounge at Fairmont Singapore
02 Jun 2016

Anti:dote Lounge at Fairmont Singapore

This cosy enclave adjoining Anti:dote bar has always been one of our go-tos for a relaxing afternoon. Plus, they’ve recently launched an all-new afternoon tea experience, available in two different themes: The Anti:dote Tea – replete with an accompaniment of Organic Egg served with Uni, Salmon Roe and Caviar – and The Oriental Tea, featuring dim sum favourites like Har Gau, Chive Dumpling, and Scallop Siew Mai. Both sets are presented in an exquisite white leather-clad jewellery drawer-chest, each layer unveiling a medley of delicious surprises.

Available: Mon-Thu 3pm – 5pm, Fri-Sun 12pm – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm

Price: $48++ per adult, $15++ per child (below age 12)

Anti:dote is located at Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560, p. 6431 5315.

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante
Alkaff Mansion Ristorante
02 Jun 2016

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

Alkaff Mansion may not be the most accessible location, but this afternoon tea spot is definitely worth the trip up Telok Blangah Hill. The Tudor-style mansion’s Italian Afternoon Tea Buffet is available only on Saturdays, and you’ll get access to gourmet tea, signature pastas, eggs, cakes, and a Crepe Suzette live station – all while live music is performed in the background.

Available: Saturday, 11.30am to 3pm

Price: $40++ per adult, $18++ per child aged 5 – 12

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante is located at 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178, p. 6510 3068.

The Knolls at Capella Singapore
The Knolls at Capella Singapore
02 Jun 2016

The Knolls at Capella Singapore

The Knolls’ Colonial Afternoon Tea Set stays true to Capella Singapore’s colonial past (the buildings date back to the 1880s), boasting a speciality tea bar of over 30 premium English, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese teas. Delight in good conversation as you nosh on age-old favourite like Salmon Burrito with Olive Caviar and Cranberry Scones, as well as delectable sweets like Lemon Tart Meringues and Chocolate Pastry Cream Éclairs.

Available: Mon-Fri 3pm – 5pm

Price: $39.90++ per person

The Knolls is located at Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297, p. 6591 5046.

LeBar at Sofitel Sentosa Singapore
LeBar at Sofitel Sentosa Singapore
02 Jun 2016

LeBar at Sofitel Sentosa Singapore

Adding a French touch to this quintessentially British ritual is the Afternoon Tea à la Française at LeBar, located at the serene retreat of Sofitel Sentosa Singapore. Served up in a customised jewellery box (complete with mini Eiffel Tower music box playing Für Elise), the set comprises gourmet sandwiches, scones with jam, petit cakes, patisserie and of course, gourmet tea or coffee that will excite the Francophile in you.

Available: Mon-Sun 12pm – 5.30pm

Price: $80++ for two persons

LeBar is located at Sofitel Sentosa Singapore, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099891, p. 6708 8310.

HOUSE at Dempsey
HOUSE at Dempsey
02 Jun 2016

HOUSE at Dempsey

Available on only two days each week, HOUSE’s Vintage High Tea Buffet combines its popular comfort food with fresh herbs and vegetables in collaboration with Edible Gardens. The buffet is split into three inventive stations: Savoury, Sweet, and Sandwich with a rotating menu of some 30 items including mini Pizzas, Salmon Cream Cheese Rolls, and Papadums with squid ink and mushrooms. Delish!

Available: Thu-Fri 3pm – 5.30pm

Price: $30++ per person ($15++ for children aged 6-12)

HOUSE is located at Tanglin Village, 8D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249672, p. 6475 7787.

Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
02 Jun 2016

Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel

This luxurious dining room of The Fullerton Bay Hotel is a modern and cool space with lovely vistas of Marina Bay to boot. The hotel offers a local twist with the Singapore Heritage Tea, combining the best of a classic tea experience with distinctive local flavours – the set sees eight savoury and eight sweet items, putting together the likes of chilli crab buns and kaya roti with the traditional scones and macarons.

Available: Mon-Sun 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Price: $38 per person

Clifford Pier is located at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, p. 6333 8388.

10 SCOTTS at Grand Hyatt
10 SCOTTS at Grand Hyatt
02 Jun 2016

10 SCOTTS at Grand Hyatt

Indulge in a grand (no pun intended) afternoon tea with a view of a 5-metre cascading waterfall at the award-winning 10 SCOTTS, where you can pour over locally and internationally-inspired treats such crab cakes, cold cuts, homemade chicken liver pate, indulgent whole cakes and scones with kaya jam – all available from the massive communal table taking up the center of the Dining Room.

Available: Mon-Sun 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5pm

Price: $43++ per adult, $26++ per child (age 4-12)

10 SCOTTS is located at Grand Hyatt, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211, p. 6732 1234.

The Rose Veranda
The Rose Veranda
02 Jun 2016

The Rose Veranda

A lush afternoon tea – said to be in service since 1991 – awaits you at the mezzanine floor of Shangri-La Singapore, where you can expect rich greenery, cascading waterfalls and top-to-bottom glass windows. Boasting a staggering tea selection of 164 blends, the bites selection include Asian delicacies like Nonya laksa, popiah, dim sum; an array of cakes, pastries, fruits; as well as aromatic coffees.

Available: Mon-Fri 11.30am – 6pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am – 2.30pm, 3pm – 6pm

Price: $45++ per adult, $23++ per child (includes free flow of one type of tea, $7.50++ per pot for a different type of tea)

The Rose Veranda is located at Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, p. 6213 4486.

This story first appeared on City Nomads

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