Best Afternoon Teas in Singapore

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Afternoon Teas in Singapore

Afternoon Teas and High Teas are still popular after all these years. It just depends on how much you and your friends or business associates can eat or drink.

I visited a couple of places that offer afternoon teas and ate and drank till I had nightmares about these afternoon indulgences so that this article could be published. This article will be continuously updated regularly.

Four Hands at Anti:Dote in The Fairmont Singapore

Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore has launched a limited time Four-Hands Afternoon Tea by Pastry Chef Extraordinaire Johan Martin and Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel the Stamford Executive Pastry Chef Yong Ming Choong from 13 to 30 November 2019.

The afternoon tea is held between 3 pm to 5 pm on weekdays and two seatings at 12 pm to 2 pm or 3 pm to 5 pm from Friday to Sunday at Anti:dote.

RaRe Collection from Cacao Barry is used in the chocolate creations and presented in Anti:dote’s elegant signature jewellery box. RaRe Collection is made with 100% traceable chocolates sourced from the finest producers, the collection features the Rugoso (71% cocoa) varietal from Nicaragua, as well as Esmeralda (74% cocoa) from The Dominican Republic.

Start tea with a six-way savoury starter of either 63°C Organic Egg with Truffle Potato, Crispy Ratte Potato and Seasonal Truffle, or Beer Braised Belly with house-made steamed buns and Parma Ham; along with other options such as the signature Confit Duck Rillette with rhubarb cream pie and beetroot dust.

Each chef will prepare three to four sweet pastry items including the Esmeralda Cocoa with Sable Nut; Viennoiserie Rugoso Chocolate with brioche; Mara de Bois Strawberry with popcorn; and Caramel Apple Mint with Mascarpone Cheese.

The selection of Scones includes Ruby Chip Scones paired with Vanilla Scones and House-made Lemon Curd served with a side of Devonshire Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam.

Enjoy tea with coffee or tea or with Taittinger Brut Reserve available at S$15++ per glass, S$88++ per bottle or S$168++ for a magnum; or a bottle of Taittinger Brut Reserve Rosé at S$118++. A gluten-free tea menu priced at S$45++ per person is also available.

One Ninety at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Enjoy afternoon tea on weekends in November and December 2019 from 2 pm to 5 pm at One-Ninety Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore at S$48 per adult or S$62 with Kir Royal and Audrey’s signature Valrhona Hot Chocolate that comes with an all-too-cute snowman made with marshmallows. Afternoon tea also comes with a choice of tea, coffee or Valrhona hot chocolate.

Enjoy Christmas-inspired patisseries, warm scones, freshly baked griddles, classic Christmas cookies and more.

The selection of sweets includes Raspberry Pinwheel, Peppermint Macaron, Green Tea Azuki Bean Tart, Hazelnut Praline Log Cake, Vanilla-Strawberry Panna Cotta, Mince Tart, Fruit Cake, Cinnamon Star and Holiday Stollen.

The savouries feature Beef Pastrami on Rye Bread, Honey Pumpkin on Sour Dough, Egg Salad Tart with Caviar and Salmon Roe, Tea Smoked Salmon on Seven Grain Bread and Smoked Turkey Ham on Whole Meal Bread.

Click here to book. For reservations and enquiries, call +6568317671 or email [email protected] 

Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore

Pastry Chef Ben Goh has prepared a spread this festive season. Till 31 January 2020, enjoy a three-tiered afternoon tea with Christmas festive delights including a Christmas bauble-shaped Vanilla Mousse Financier, made of moist almond cake topped with vanilla mouse; Dark Chocolate Mousse with Lingonberry Confit and Apricot Fromage Blanc Tart. Two types of scones (Gingerbread and English) with homemade chestnut jam, strawberry jam and clotted cream are absolutely delightful. I really liked the Christmas fruit cake. There are savouries as well. Sink your teeth into the turkey carbonara vol-au-vent or the mushroom truffle quiche amongst others.

Guests can enjoy unlimited servings of ice cream as well as other desserts available at the dessert spread.

Priced at S$88 for two with two pots of tea or cups of coffee per person or S$118 topped with a glass of Taittinger Champagne per person for two.

Afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge is available from 2 to 5pm from Mondays to Thursdays or in two seatings (1 to 3pm or 3.30 to 5.30pm) from Fridays to Sundays and Public Holiday.

MO Bar at Mandarin Oriental Singapore

MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental Singapore offers an afternoon tea experience with a selection of rare teas sourced from Asia’s famous tea-growing regions.

For the festive season from 1 November till the end of 2019, the three-tier afternoon tea features a selection of savoury items and sweets.

Savouries include Campari granite with clementine and cardamon jelly, Tandoori turkey roll with cucumber and mint chutney, a beetroot tart with crispy pancetta and gorgonzola dolce, Champagne ham with honey mustard sandwich, smoked salmon with blini and oscietra caviar, foie gras torchon with ginger bread and port wine jelly.

Sweets include a Mont Blanc, Black Forest Buche de noel, Red fruit pistachio choux, Coco exotic and Cinnamon walnut scone & Vanilla Scone as well as a Chestnut and mushroom roll with red onion jam and Chocolate pralines.

NOVEMBER DAILY AND DECEMBER WEEKDAYS BEFORE 16 DECEMBER.

S$48++ per person or S$88++ for two. S$65++ with cocktail and S$68++ with a glass of R de Ruinart.

DECEMBER WEEKENDS AND FROM 16 DECEMBER DAILY

S$58++ per person or S$110++ for two. S$75++ with cocktail or S$78++ with a glass of R de Ruinart.

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Bar Intermezzo at Orchard Hotel

Afternoon Tea at Bar Intermezzo in Orchard Hotel Singapore features local delights till end November 2019. My favourite savouries were the Otah Otah Croissant and the Mango Chicken Tart from Hua Ting’s kitchen. Sweets included a delicious Chendol Pannacotta and also the familiar Chinese Egg Tarts.

For the month of December 2019 from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm, the afternoon tea features festive finger sandwiches featuring roasted turkey, sous-vide beef slices, Scottish smoked salmon, aged cheddar with apricot and ginger chutney as well as Christmas Sweets of freshly baked scones served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and honey butter, orange pound cake and hot mince pies.

Priced at S$34++ per adult or S$17++ per child. Call +6567396577 or email [email protected] for reservations. Add S$58 for free flow of Laurent Perrier champagne.

Tea Lounge at The Regent

The afternoon tea at Tea Lounge in The Regent Singapore is thematic. A Barcelona-themed Afternoon tea is served till 30 November 2019. Traditional and contemporary tapas, including Parsley Vinaigrette-marinated Octopus with Braised Fave Mousse. Enjoy refreshing glass of red Sangria. Weekday Afternoon Teas (S$45 for adult or S$22.50 for child) come with free-flowing salads, sandwiches, desserts and a 3-tier set with scones and petit savouries from 12pm to 5pm.

Weekend High Tea Buffet is a luxe twist of the weekday afternoon tea. Enjoy an eclectic selection of tapas, premium caviars, Spanish desserts and a carving station that showcases Spanish specials such as Squid Ink Paella with Tiger Prawns, Mussels, Baby Cuttlefish and Haricot Beans, and Wood Oven-Roasted Cava-Marinated Wagyu Beef Rump.

There are two seatings for the weekend afternoon tea set (S$65) or S$32.50 per child on Saturday and Sundays. 12 pm to 2.30 pm for the first seating and 3 pm to 5.30 pm for the second seating.

For both the Weekday Afternoon Tea and Weekend High Tea Buffet, Cava is available by the glass (S$10), bottle (S$48) or free flow (S$40) while Champagne is also available by the glass (S$15), bottle(S$88) or free flow (S$60).

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Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Singapore

Enjoy a three-tier local signature afternoon tea set at The Lobby Lounge at The Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. Available on weekdays at S$38++ from 3 pm to 5.30 pm and at S$42++ on weekends and public holidays from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore has collaborated with local eatery The Coconut Club, famous for its Nasi Lemak and Kueh. A selection of kuehs, baos and pastries comes complete with tea, coffee, kopi tarik or teh tarik. Each tea set comes with two cups of beverages.

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LeBar at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

If you are headed to Sentosa, then a stop at LeBar in the absolutely gorgeous Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is a must. Indulge in their Festive High Tea Set till the end of 2019. A jewellery box opens up to uncover festive goodies.

The Festive High Tea set is priced at S$88++ for two inclusive of TWG Tea of Illy coffee. If champagne is your thing, then go for the S$158++ set for two which comes with two glasses of Taittinger Brut Champagne. And if a glass of champagne is a no no for you, then pay S$218++ for two persons and enjoy afternoon tea with a bottle of Taittinger Brut Champagne.

Click here to book. Or call +65 6708 8310 or email [email protected].

SKAI at Swissotel The Stamford

Skai at level 70 of the Swissotel The Stamford has recently launched a High Tea Menu that is served from 3 pm to 5 pm from Sundays to Fridays. Saturdays are reserved for Saturday Brunch. The skyline views here are spectacular.

The high tea menu features six savoury items such as the Lobster Roll with Ikura and Celery or Foie Gras with Onions Polo Bun or Maitake Truffle and Celeriac Flat Bread and eight sweet pastries such as the Candied Black Bean Sesame or Matcha Tea Mascarpone as well as Baked Scones with strawberry jam, Devonshire cream and lemon curd.

The afternoon tea is priced at S$60 per person with a choice of TWG Tea or Suzuki coffee. For S$70 per person, you can enjoy your afternoon tea with 10 gm of Amur Caviar and Bellini, Crème Fraiche and Chives.

If you like to add champagne to your afternoon tea, Taittinger Brut Réserve is available by the glass (S$15), bottle (S$98) or Magnum (S$218). A bottle of Rose or Millesime 2013 is priced at S$135 and S$188 respectively. Otherwise, ask the server about the champagne of the day. My favourite is Wednesdays, where a bottle of Billecart-Salmon, Brut Réserve NV is priced at S$98.

From 2 to 30 December 2019, there will be a Festive High Tea Menu priced at S$62 person. The savoury and sweet items will defer from the normal high tea.

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