These 8 Spots in Singapore Offer Delicious Afternoon Tea

LIFESTYLE  |  October 08, 2016
  • 1. Woobar
    1 / 8 1. Woobar

    Afternoon tea at Woobar is a glamorous affair. Tucked away in W Singapore Sentosa Cove, enjoy a tranquil afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city, complete with the view of Quayside Isle.

    Served in a decorative silver bird cage, The W T-Time experience boasts canapé-style delights with a twist such as the dim sum basket with lofty, light and perfectly textured raspberry scones, smoked salmon scones and lime pie popsicles.

    From $65 for 2; 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa

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  • 2. Anti:dote
    2 / 8 2. Anti:dote

    Delight in a decadent selection of petit-fours, daintily arranged in an iconic white leader-clad jewellery drawer chest.

    Savoury bites include gourmet finger sandwiches and even mini Boston Maine lobster rolls, but we think the sweet treats such as the green apple tartlet and freshly baked scones with homemade strawberry jam, Devonshire clotted cream and lemon curd will be a hit for many.

    From $48; Level 1, Fairmont Singapore, 2 Stamford Road

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  • 3. Pollen
    3 / 8 3. Pollen

    Set amidst the lush greens in Gardens By The Bay, the bespoke Pollen experiences in an epicurean journey that embraces you in the soothing arms of nature.

    Treat yourself to savouries and sweets from braised chicken and avocado butter sandwiches to banana tea cakes with mascarpone chantilly. All of this with the view of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront. Plus, you get free admission to the exhibition in the Flower Dome when you dine at Pollen.

    From $38; #01-09 Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive

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  • 4. 10 Scotts
    4 / 8 4. 10 Scotts

    We love this inviting, cosy tearoom. Its plush couches and cushions make us feel right at home and the indoor cascading waterfall and attentive service adds a sense of luxury.

    You’ll find both local and international favourites from curry puffs to artisanal cheese and more. Want more? Go for the free-flow Perrier Jouet champagne option.

    From $43 (without champagne); Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road

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  • 5. 2am:Dessert Bar
    5 / 8 5. 2am:Dessert Bar

    Dessert in the middle of the night is just about the only thing we’d stay awake for but equally luxurious is their afternoon tea.

    As simple as the selection sounds, from mini sliders and BBQ chicken tacos to cheese tarts and chocolate bonbons, chef Janice Wong has her way of pushing the boundaries, bringing molecular gastronomy even to tiers of petit-fours. After all, she wasn’t crowned Asia’s best pasty chef for naught.

    From $58; 21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village

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  • 6. Brasserie Les Saveurs
    6 / 8 6. Brasserie Les Saveurs

    One of the most intimate, romantic restaurants in Singapore, everything about Brasserie Les Saveurs’ high tea screams pure indulgence.

    Set in a no less than the glitzy St Regis Hotel, think luxurious upholstery and elegant interior décor and even captivating live performances by the resident pianist.

    Tuck into classic sandwiches and other savoury French treats, followed by a mélange of tantalising desserts and pastries such as handmade waffles and crepes prepared a la minute.

    From $49; 29 Tanglin Road

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  • 7. Carousel
    7 / 8 7. Carousel

    The international high tea buffet at Carousel offers just about everything from a Japanese cold selection and a Teppanyaki station to a Nasi Lemak station. Find sweet treats the waffles station, table of cakes and tarts, the hot dessert station, the chocolate fountain station…

    We could go on but let’s just say they’re a multiple award-winning buffet for a reason.

    From $42; Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road

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  • 8. Violet Oon at The National Kitchen
    8 / 8 8. Violet Oon at The National Kitchen

    If you love traditional kuehs and pastries, you’ll love Violet Oon’s brand new high tea set.

    The menu on the Singapore High Tea Set features the likes of buah keluak crostinis, Eurasian prawn and hae bee hiam sandwiches, beef bak pau and many more.

    Also expect to find sweet treats like kueh lapis sago, roti jala with gula melaka banan sauce and kesturi lemon tart with papaya compote.

    $28++ per pax for a minimum of two persons; 1 St. Andrew’s Road, The National Gallery

    A version of this story first appeared on The Singapore Women’s Weekly website.

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