Celebrate Mother’s Day at these high tea buffets
In case you’ve been too busy with #life to remember, Mother’s Day will be happening on 12 May 2019, which is approaching faster than you can say Mummy. And if your mum prefers food over, say, a spa treatment or jewellery, than finding a fine meal should on the agenda. Make her feel like the true kween she is at these 10 high tea buffets and afternoon tea sets. We promise you she will def’ be grinning from ear ear to ear!
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L’espresso exudes class and elegance. With supple leather seats and a stunning view of the pool, dining here will bring out your mum’s inner tai tai. On 4 to 5 May 2019 and 11 to 12 May 2019, indulge in the specially curated Mother’s Day English Afternoon Tea Buffet ($55++ per adult/ $33++ per child).
The buffet has an impressive spread of canapes, dainty sandwiches, and decadent desserts that will impress. Be sure to try the Egg Royale that’s layered with smoked salmon and stuffed with slices of egg.
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Buffet hours: 12pm to 2:30pm, 3pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 6730 1743
2. Marriott Cafe
Marriott Cafe is a favourite amongst Singaporeans for its timeless interior and historical heritage. Soak in the sights on 12 May with their Mother’s Day High Tea ($55++). Some of the selections you can indulge in include fresh oysters, crayfish, and roast beef. The oysters are a show-stopper, as they are freshly shucked each time, allowing its oceanic brininess to shine through. The experience is elevated with a sweet aftertaste that lingers in your mouth
Address: 320 Orchard Road, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore 238865
Buffet hours: 3pm to 5:15pm
Tel: 6831 4605
3. D9 Cakery
D9 Cakery is known for their six-metre long dessert showcase featuring cakes, pralines and macarons. And their Limitless Saturday High Tea ($48++) lets you gorge on all these beauts plus 40 choices of international and local delights on Mother’s Day. The parmesan cheese wheel pasta allows you to mix your pasta in a cheese wheel, stirring in all that gorgeous cheesy umami. For sweets, tuck into their decadent blueberry cheesecake featuring a creamy base and tart blueberries. Don’t miss out on their Mother’s Day Summer Luxe Tart D9 collection too, which comprises pretty fruit tarts decorated with edible flowers.
Check out our full review of D9 Cakery!
Address: 581 Orchard Road, Lobby, Hilton Singapore, Singapore 238883
Buffet hours: Sat 12pm to 3pm
Tel: 6730 3392
4. L’ Éclair Pâtisserie
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L’ Éclair Pâtisserie was opened by two ladies who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, so you can come here with high expectations. Consider their L’expérience ($45 for two diners) high tea set to share with momma, which comes with chouquettes, scones, franciers, mini madeleines, eclairs and two beverages of your choice. Their eclairs all brim with a generous piping of cream. Be sure to get the dark chocolate eclair, where bittersweet chocolate cuts through the eclair’s luxe creaminess. Their Chouquettes are also delicious, with little specks of sugar that provide a delectable burst of sweetness on every bite.
5. Marmalade Pantry
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Step into Marmalade Pantry and you’ll be greeted with high ceilings and an interior that’s decked in a gorgeous pastel hue. Opt for their High Tea Set ($60++ for two diners), which comes with a selection of sandwiches, cupcakes and sliders. The smoked salmon sandwich is to die for, with smoky seafood flavours complementing the rustic bread so well. Finish the meal by washing it all down with your favourite tea.
Address: 100 Peck Seah Street, #01-01, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore 079333
Afternoon tea hours: Daily 3pm to 6pm
Tel: 6385 0741
6. Chihuly Lounge
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Soft gentle music wafts through the air of Chihuly Lounge as you dine here. The ambience is pretty to a tee, with stunning chandeliers emitting soft, warm lights. On weekends, they offer an Afternoon Tea Buffet ($58++) that has an impressive selection of fancy items such as foie gras parfait and baked scallop, just to name a few.
Their array of desserts is even more alluring. We’re talking mousse, pavlova and tarts!
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Level 3, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Singapore 039799
Buffet hours: Sat-Sun 2:30pm to 5pm
Tel: 63337 8888
7. Fresh Fruits Lab
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Make your mum feel young again with Fresh Fruits Lab’s cheery vibe. Their Hi-Tea Set ($38++ for two diners) includes a bizarre but refreshing tangy watermelon with yuzu sauce and shrimp fruits cocktail. The laboratory equipment and brilliant colours make for a fun and unique eating experience that will remind her of the good ol’ days spent in the school lab.
Address: 351 Changi Road, Lorong Marzuki, Singapore 419818
High tea hours: Daily 3pm to 6pm
Tel: 6677 6741
8. D’good Cafe
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The elegant white-washed furniture and pretty bouquets in D’good Cafe will make your mum feel like a princess she is. Up the royal feels with the Interlude tea set ($42++ for two diners), which comes with an assortment of cakes and scones that are best enjoyed with their house-brewed latte.
Highly recommended are their cranberry scones which are baked to a gorgeous golden brown, maintaining its soft yet dense and buttery centre.
9. Mo Bar
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Mo Bar is not your typical bar. From 3pm to 5pm, they offer the most luxurious Afternoon Tea Set ($88++ for two diners) that will unleash your inner CRA. It may seem pricey, but the quality is impressive – think wagyu beef, tandoori lobster, and beef shish kebab. The desserts are also amazing with options such as chocolate custard, candied orange scones and Madagascar vanilla that will steal the limelight.
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Singapore 039797
Afternoon tea hours: Daily 3pm to 5pm
Tel: 6885 3500
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Arteatistiq opened a new branch at Jewel Changi Airport so you can let your mum marvel at the gorgeous glass dome, as you chill amidst the greenery enveloping you. The National Treasure High Tea Set ($48++ for two diners) offers local fair with a twist. Local classics like kueh lapis are zhnged-up with a gorgeous rainbow gradient, making for a cute pic on the ‘gram. Also impressive are the savoury otah fries that are served with a mouthwatering green chilli sauce dip.
Satisfy your queen with high tea
Everyone, including your mum, loves high tea. Those few hours spent sipping away at tea and having a deep conversation over small bites really make for a good bonding experience.
If you prefer other dining options, here are 10 Chinese restaurants will be sure to excite you and your maternal unit just as much!