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17th January 2023

The best high tea in Singapore


Whether you call it high tea or afternoon tea, there’s little doubt that this midday delight is one of our favourite ways to treat ourselves. If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy tiered stands full of light bites, scones, and tea, read on for our guide on where to find the best high tea in Singapore.

While some of these are pricey, they are worth the splurge, especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion. However, for more wallet-friendly options, check out our guide to affordable afternoon tea in Singapore.

1. Brasserie Les Saveurs

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Steep yourself in decadence with Brasserie Les SaveursSignature Afternoon Tea. The plush lounge offers seasonal afternoon tea sets, with their current offerings priced at $59++ per person on weekdays, and $66++ on weekends. Diners can expect a tiered tray lined with a medley of sweet and savouries, as well as freshly brewed coffee and tea. There’s also the option to give yourself a bubbly upgrade, by ordering a glass of Barons de Rothschild Brut NV Champagne. If you go with the latter route, your afternoon tea will be priced at $84++ per person on weekdays, and $91++ per person on weekends.

Each set comes with fourteen different items. From now till 16 March, the set will spotlight a Lunar New Year-inspired menu, The St. Regis Scone Basket is a perennial staple, because no afternoon tea is worth its salt without fluffy scones and jam, and clotted cream. For sweets, look forward to delicate entremets such as their Caramel Walnut Chocolate Tart and Osmanthus Goji Berry and Coconut Jelly, as well as other themed desserts befitting the menu of the season. On the savoury front, dig into unique bites spanning from Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng Wrap and Marinated Jellyfish Tart, to their Lobster Salad Vol au Vent

 Brasserie Les Saveurs has afternoon tea menus curated for diners with dietary preferences, including vegan and vegetarian menus. Book your experience via the website link below.

Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Lobby Level, The St. Regis, Singapore 247911
High tea hours: Mon-Sat 3pm to 5pm, Sun 4pm to 6pm
Website
Brasserie Les Saveurs is not a halal-certified eatery.


2. The Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel


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Afternoon tea is a storied tradition in Raffles Hotel, one that continues to this very day at The Grand Lobby. The stunning lobby is framed with plush couches where one can enjoy these tiered sets, priced at $80++ a person. Buttery, house-baked raisin scones served with clotted cream and rose petal jam share space with a medley of finger sandwiches sans crust, and a selection of sweet treats. All the petite desserts are made by the hotel’s executive pastry chef as well. To complete the set, diners get a choice between loose-leaf tea or the hotel’s very own custom-blended coffee. 

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Raffles Hotel has also launched a travel-themed Afternoon Tea, taking diners across the globe via their palates, to a different destination each month. That starts at $88++ a guest. While the sets are by no means affordable, teatime at Raffles Hotel is certainly memorable, a treat for special occasions.

Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
High tea hours: Mon-Thurs 1pm to 5pm, Fri-Sun 12pm to 6pm
Tel: 6337 1886
Website
The Grand Lobby is not halal-certified, but they do not use pork nor lard.


3. Tea Lounge, Regent Singapore


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The Tea Lounge at Regent Singapore serves up teatime set amidst stately furniture and verdant tropical greenery. You can choose between their Weekday or Weekend English Theme Afternoon Tea: the former is served to the table, priced from $52++ per adult, while the latter is a buffet, and is priced at $72++ per adult.

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The former option zones in on British specialties, from a shepherd’s pie to scones, while the latter includes Singaporean small bites as part of its offerings, so expect mantou with chilli crab sauce and chicken satay on the menu. Either way, you also get your choice of either Gryphon Tea or Illy Coffee.

Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Regent Singapore Lobby Level, Singapore 249715
High tea hours: Mon-Fri 2pm to 5pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 2:30pm, 3pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 6725 3246
Website
Tea Lounge is not a halal-certified eatery,


4. Tian Fu Tea Room, Sichuan Dou Hua


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Discover the Imperial High Tea at Sichuan Dou Hua’s Tian Fu Tea Room, which gives diners the option of over 30 different types of tea, of which you choose one to pair with the small bites. On the food front, there are nine items, ranging from a Steamed Truffle Dumpling in Superior Stock to Homemade Fine Bean Curd with Bird Nest. There are also Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles, which bring on the spice with a moreish, numbing sauce. The set is priced from $38++ to $48++ per person.

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Do note that the menu rotates monthly, so the items described may not be available when you arrive. To be sure, check the menu on their website!

High tea hours: Daily 2:30pm to 6pm
Website | Full list of locations
Tian Fu Tea Room is not a halal-certified eatery.


5. The Lobby Lounge, Intercontinental Singapore


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Book a table at Intercontinental Singapore’s The Lobby Lounge to enjoy afternoon tea sets with unique themes, ranging from the seasons to different cultures. On the tea front, there’s a selection of classics such as earl grey and peppermint, as well as exclusive blends starring tea sourced from Sri Lanka.

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The three-tiered stand comes with a selection of seasonal treats spotlighting cream pastries, unlimited ice cream and handcrafted scones.

Address: 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
High tea hours: Daily 1pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 6338 7600
Website
The Lobby Lounge is not a halal-certified eatery.


6. MO Bar, Mandarin Oriental


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MO Bar offers diners seasonal afternoon tea set amidst views of the CBD skyline and plush lounge furniture. Priced at $52++ per guest, the set is a full-fledged dining experience, so come hungry. There are over 14 items served, all of them flavourful and nuanced. Though the menu is largely fusion, don’t feel like you’ll miss out on the classics, as each set comes with a sweet and a savoury scone, as well as your pick of either tea or coffee.

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Pore over eight different teas, all with their unique provenances. If you’re stuck, try the Mandarin Oriental Singapore Exclusive Blend, a swirl of aromatic green tea, ginger and citrus notes.

Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797
High tea hours: Mon-Fri 3pm to 5pm, Sat-Sun 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 3pm to 5pm
Website
MO Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.


7. Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore


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Anti:dote is known best for being a cocktail bar, but the lounge also offers seasonal afternoon teas that start at $58++. Typically, a set comes with sandwiches, a medley of sweet entremets, and scones served with lemon butter curd, Devonshire clotted cream, and strawberry marmalade, as well as your choice of tea from their lengthy selection. Many of the teas are from TWG, and range from light, floral brews, to punchier, dark teas.

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If you’re bringing the young ones along, you’ll be happy to know that Anti:dote also has a tea set for kids, priced at $35++ each. 

Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Level 1, Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560
High tea hours: Daily 12pm to 2pm, 3pm to 5pm
Website
Anti:dote is not a halal-certified eatery.


8. Ginger.Lily, Hilton Singapore


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Hilton Singapore’s Ginger.Lily is all muted elegance, with botanical-inspired interiors, and an equally beautiful four-part high tea selection to match. Dubbed the Orchard Trail Afternoon Tea, the set is priced from $58++ with a minimum of two diners. Themed around spices and botanicals, the set starts off with sandwiches, including a Mini Lobster Roll topped with chives. Then, you get warm bites, of which the Smoked Beef Burger is a perennial favourite.

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A selection of scones with house-made jam, as well as chocolate ganache, is a prelude to the sweets, which span tea cakes to macarons. There are 10 types of premium teas available, curated by Gifel tea, including non-caffeinated options. 

Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: Daily 1pm to 3pm, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 6831 6273
Website
Ginger.Lily is not a halal-certified eatery.


9. TWG Tea


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TWG Tea has a variety of tea time set menus, ranging from a simple tea and scones duo priced at $19++, to a full-on tiered tea set known as the Parisian ($70++ for two). For the latter, diners get an assortment of finger sandwiches with fillings such as crab meat and Boston lobster, served along with a hot croque monsieur with either truffle or salmon. Next, take your pick of muffins or scones, and two patisseries from their roving trolley to complete the deal.

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Your choice of hot or iced tea from TWG’s library of menu is also part of the package, but do note you’d have to pay a premium for teas priced over $11. Do also note that the tea time menus are only available at their dine-in outlets.

Website
Full list of locations
TWG Tea is not a halal-certified eatery, but they do not serve pork or lard.


10. L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel


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Dine with poolside views at L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel’s lounge. Teatime is all served buffet style here and typically starts at $65++ per adult for weekdays. Pore over a selection of sandwiches, both open-faced and finger-sized, as well as bakes such as stuffed croissants, and classic scones.

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These staples are accompanied by a range of hotel buffet signatures, from laksa from a live station to Nyonya otah, carved meats, and a wide variety of desserts, both Western and locally inspired.

Address: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
High tea hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 3pm to 5:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 1pm, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, 4pm to 6pm
Tel: 6730 1743
Website
L’espresso is not a halal-certified eatery.


11. Atlas


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Few dining locations in Singapore are as stunning as Atlas. Take your bestie there for an afternoon tea treat and be awed by the stunning art deco decor of the space, anchored by a tower of gin. The menu is often on rotation, but you do get a mix of both sweet and savoury treats with a strong French inclination, as quiches, tarts, madeleines, and more share space with classic scones.

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Pick a tea from their in-house array, or elevate your experience with the Atlas Suite ($38++), a flight of three petite martinis. Afternoon teas start at $56++ per person. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance.

Address: 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
High tea hours: Tue-Sat 3pm to 4pm
Tel: 6396 4466
Website
Atlas is not a halal-certified eatery.


12. Skai, Swissotel The Stamford


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For afternoon tea with serious views, check out Skai at Swissotel The Stamford. The restaurant is located on the 70th floor of the hotel and boasts stunning panoramic views of the city with its floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Most of the high tea’s menu bears Japanese and Asian influences—think a Black Sesame Praline Genoa, Okinawan Brown Sugar Macarons, and sandwiches seasoned with togarashi. For drinks, choose between Bacha Coffee or TWG teas available. A set is priced at $68++ per adult.

Address: 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
High tea hours: Mon-Fri 3pm to 5pm
Tel: 6431 6156
Website
Skai is not a halal-certified eatery.


13. Lime Patisserie, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering


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Lime Patisserie’s tongue-in-cheek Tiers of Joy afternoon high tea has seen a recent menu overhaul to include a wider selection of locally inspired delights. Instead of just quiches and sandwiches, a tiered set here comes with bites that nod to hawker culture, from the Nasi Lemak Ball to Crispy Prawn Beancurd Roll.

Their scones even stick to the theme, as they come laced with chicken bak kwa pieces for a smoky-sweet kick. Each set is priced at $68++ on weekdays and comes with unlimited servings of Bacha Coffee and TWG tea.

Address: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
High tea hours: Mon-Fri 3pm to 5pm, Sat-Sun 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 3138 2251
Website
Lime Patisserie is not a halal-certified eatery.


14. Alley on 25, Andaz Singapore


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Another high tea offering with skyscraping views is Andaz Singapore’s Alley on 25. The Kampong Glam Afternoon Tea here nods to the heritage neighbourhood the hotel is situated in, and celebrates true-blue local flavours, with a slight twist. The Hainanese Chicken Rice Arancini stars gingery rice rolled and deep-fried to achieve a moreish golden crust, while the Beef Rendang Tartlet is crowned with spiced, lemak rendang pieces.

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For sweets, the Sumac Strawberry macaron marries sour with sweet, while the Cinnamon Soft Serve rounds off the set on a cool note. Though you get your usual selection of TWG teas here, Alley on 25 also has free flow teh halia as part of their teatime menu.

Address: 5 Fraser Street, Level 25, Singapore 189354
High tea hours: Daily 3pm to 5pm
Tel: 6408 1288
Website
Alley on 25 is not a halal-certified eatery.


15. Royal Palm Meat & Dine


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Halal-certified Royal Palm Meat & Dine offers diners a high tea buffet. They’re the first hotel in Singapore to do so, spoiling guests with their broad selection of light bites across various cuisines, whether it be Wagyu beef sliders, tempura fritters, French pastries, Nyonya kueh and more.

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For drinks, you get a bottle of still or sparkling water, your choice of tea, and your pick of fruit juice. They’re currently running a 1-for-1 deal, priced at $67.90++ for two diners. so head down before it ends!

Address: 390 Victoria Street, #03-12A, Singapore 188061
High hours: Daily 12pm to 2pm, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Tel: 6339 7766
Website
Royal Palm Meat & Dine is a halal-certified eatery.


16. Teahouse 1973


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Transport yourself to Penang at Teahouse 1973, a quaint, cosy Malaysian-themed cafe that also serves up afternoon tea sets for two at just $45++. The set comprises full-sized slices of cakes baked fresh and in-house daily, a couple of scones, and savoury sandwiches to round off the meal, as well as a pot of fruit tea.

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It’s worth noting that only 12 sets are available each day, so head down early to ensure you get your fix.

Read our Teahouse 1973 review.

Address: Block 53 Sims Place, Singapore 380053
High tea hours: Tue, Fri 2pm to 5pm
Website
Teahouse 1973 is not a halal-certified eatery.

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17. The Wonderment Collective


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The Wonderment Collective looks like a cafe that walked straight out of a vintage novel. The space is all blue tones and woven furnishings, with low seats and couches where you can lounge with your friends and dig into their afternoon tea. Each set has two tiers and feeds two, priced at $60.

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The stand has full-sized tarts, macarons, pots of tiramisu, and generously-sized scones, sharing space with smoked salmon and egg mayo sandwiches. Diners get a full pot of tea as well. Do note that you can only enjoy their tea sets by reservation only, so call ahead to make a booking if you’re keen.

Read our The Wonderment Collective review.

Address: 90 Lorong 23 Geylang, #01-01, Agrow Building, Singapore 388393
High tea hours: Tue-Sat 12pm to 6pm
Tel: 6980 0793
Website
The Wonderment Collective is a halal-certified eatery.

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18. The Marmalade Pantry


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OG cafe The Marmalade Pantry offers afternoon tea across its numerous outlets, but we definitely award bonus points to their Downtown Gallery establishment for vibes. The serene, blue-toned space is dotted with plush lounge seats and verdant, tropical botanicals. Swing by between 3pm to 6pm and enjoy their Jovial Afternoon Tea & Moscato Set, priced at $86++ for two.

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For the price, you get a two-tiered stand packed with a variety of savouries and sweets, from Gingerbread Petite Cupcakes, to Truffle Egg Mayo Sandwiches. The meal gets a boozy uplift with two glasses of fruity NV Corvezzo Moscato Dolce, rounded off with your pick of two pots from their selection of Monogram teas.

High tea hours: Daily 3pm to 6pm
Website
Full list of locations
The Marmalade Pantry is not a halal-certified eatery


19. Angelina, Marina Bay Sands


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Parisian cafe Angelina has a storied history dating back to 1903. They currently offer a Royal Afternoon Tea set, which diners can enjoy at $48++ per person or $86++ for two. Either way, one gets a selection of petite French patisseries, such as macarons and a mini version of their famed Mont Blanc. For savouries, there are four items you can dig into, ranging from duck rillettes served atop a crusty baguette, and an Alaskan crab cake roll.

Choose between tea or coffee, but we highly recommend topping up $5++ for their Signature Hot Chocolate. Also known as chocolat chaud in France, the drink is rich, molten chocolate thinned ever so slightly with full-cream milk. Please note that the tea set is not available during festive periods.

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, B2-89, The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
High tea hours: Daily 2pm to 4:30pm
Tel: 6688 7218
Website
Angelina is not a halal-certified eatery.


20. JUMBO Seafood ION Orchard


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Mention JUMBO Seafood and chilli crab is the first thing that comes to mind, but they also serve up a wallet-friendly afternoon tea that’s worth the visit. Exclusively available at ION Orchard, the high tea set is priced at $39.90++ per person and comes with 11 items, ranging from seafood bites to steamed and fried dim sum, as well as dessert.

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Their Baked Custard Mochi Pastry is a crowd fave, with QQ mochi skin encasing a molten liu sha interior. For savoury goodies, zoom in on the Pan Fried JUMBO Chilli Crab Buns, which marries the signature spicy chilli crab sauce with a fluffy, fried dough shell.

Read our JUMBO Seafood afternoon tea review.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #04-09/10, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
High tea hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6737 3435
Website
JUMBO Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery.

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21. The Landing Point, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore


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For a tranquil afternoon tea experience, book yourself a table at The Landing Point. The Fullerton Bay Hotel restaurant and bar boasts a 13-metre-long bar as its centrepiece and waterfront views of Marina Bay, as well as live piano music to accompany your teatime.

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Menus are themed but typically marry Asian flavours with Western influences. Their current Expressions Afternoon Tea menu is inspired by nature, offering small bites such as an Atlantic Scallop tartlet laced with citrusy fruit salsa, a Nyonya Trifle, and even Egg Kaya Toast, which riffs on the local breakfast staple. Each set also comes with scones, and a cup of TWG tea or Bacha coffee. The experience costs $60++ per adult on weekdays, and $65++ on weekends and public holidays. They also have vegan and vegetarian, gluten-free, pescetarian, and allergy-friendly options!

Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
High tea hours: Mon-Fri 3pm to 5:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 2:30pm, 3:30pm to 6pm
Tel: 6597 5277
Website
The Landing Point is not a halal-certified eatery.


Where to go for high tea and afternoon tea in Singapore


Here are all the places you can get the best afternoon tea in Singapore. For other special occasion eateries, check out our guide to romantic restaurants.

This post was brought to you by St. Regis Hotel Singapore.

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