If your ideal way of whiling away a slow afternoon in Singapore involves going for afternoon tea where you can take things slow in a quaint, ambient place nibbling on little delights and clinking dainty bone china tea cups, this post is for you!
Who doesn't like to chill in ambient, pretty places in the middle of the day, anyway? Here's GET.com's compilation of the 10 Best Places For Afternoon Tea In Singapore. Just make sure you make your reservation in advance to avoid any disappointments!
1. LeBar At Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort
Image source: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
For an exquisite afternoon tea session in one of Singapore's most tranquil locations, head down south to LeBar at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa.
Their Afternoon Tea à la Française features bite-sized delights encased within a customised jewellery box accompanied with fragrant tea or coffee. How fancy, right?
I can only imagine how exciting it must be to open little drawers housing gourmet sandwiches, scones, Asian savouries, French patisseries and chocolates!
Tel: 6708 8310
Damage: $80++ for two persons
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
2 Bukit Manis Road
2. The Knolls At Capella
Image source: Capella Hotels
The Knolls at Capella is yet another fantastic hideout on Sentosa island that is perfect for a genteel afternoon tea session boasting splendid picturesque views that are calming altogether.
Their delicate assortment of savoury age-old favourites such as salmon burrito with olive caviar and cranberry scones as well as delightful sweets like chocolate pastry cream éclairs and fruit tart are perfect to nibble on while you immerse yourself in good conversation and sip on premium Gryphon teas.
Tel: 6591 5000
Damage: $39.90++ per pax
The Knolls at Capella
1 The Knolls
3. Brasserie Les Saveurs At St. Regis Singapore
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If you have a penchant for an ultra lavish afternoon tea session, Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis Singapore is a great choice to consider the next time you're out whiling your afternoon away.
Aside from marveling at its very luxurious and plush interiors, do relish in their freshly-baked novelty scones, hand-made waffles and crepes, classic sandwiches, hot delicacies and a lavish array of tantalizing desserts and pastries from their Grand Astor Afternoon Tea Menu!
Tel: 6506 6860
Damage: $49++ per pax on Monday-Friday, $53++ per pax on Saturday-Sunday
Brasserie Les Saveurs
St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road
4. TWG Tea On The Bridge At Marina Bay Sands
Image source: Marina Bay Sands
Did you know that TWG is a true blue homegrown Singaporean brand? They have plenty of outlets within Singapore and even beyond our sunny shores. That is how well-loved they are.
Nevertheless, if you're looking for an experience unlike any other, head on over to TWG Tea on the Bridge at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
An afternoon tea session here is fantastic if you're unlike to stuff yourself with a hundred and one delicate pastries and sweet treats as they've got 3 different tea time set menus for you to pick from!
Tel: 6535 1837
Damage: $19++, $32++, $39++ per pax depending on which tea time set menu you're going for
TWG Tea on the Bridge at Marina Bay Sands
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
5. The Marmalade Pantry At ION Orchard
Image source: The Marmalade Pantry
Another great option for those of you who always struggle to polish off every bit of glorious food on your plate is The Marmalade Pantry.
Their afternoon tea set priced at $38++ is undeniably budget-friendly since it is meant to be shared between two.
Expect Gryphon teas, a selection of egg and cress, beef and horseradish and greenland shrimp finger sandwiches buttermilk scones, strawberry preserve and clotted cream and your choice of any two cupcakes when you're here between 3-6pm daily!
Tel: 6734 2700
Damage: $38++ per set, serves 2
The Marmalade Pantry
2 Orchard Turn
6. Saveur Art At ION Orchard
Those in the know will already be aware that Saveur's fare has always been very reasonably priced, and the same goes for their Art Tea Experience at Saveur Art.
For days when your legs need a break from wandering around in ION Orchard's 7491247912 shops, Saveur Art is a great place to visit for that chill afternoon tea session that won't break the bank or stretch the hole in your pocket too much.
Just don't expect the place to be pleasantly quiet if you're visiting on a Saturday afternoon. From experience, my virgin trip there recently with my boyfriend was marred by one rowdy group of diners seated far across the restaurant space.
Priced at only $19++ for a set meant for two, one can only jump for joy at such a fantabulous deal! Note that this promotion is valid till the end March, so go ahead and grab your BFFs already if you are just looking to go for an afternoon tea without shelling out much money and you don't mind average-tasting but surprisingly filling food!
Expect items (depending on the menu) like baileys pistachio panna cotta, assortment of macarons, petit fudge cake, petit lemon meringue tart, freshly baked scones with strawberry jam & clotted cream, petit sandwiches, and a premium selection of Italian roasted coffee & Gryphon teas when you're here.
Tel: 6634 1141
Damage: $19++ per set, serves 2. *Promotion is running till end March.
2 Orchard Turn
7. Arteastiq At Mandarin Gallery
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Nestled in a corner of Mandarin Gallery sits Arteastiq Boutique Tea House, a quaint but fun space famous for its critically acclaimed tea, savouries, all-day breakfast, and art jamming sessions.
If you're around town and looking for a quiet place to relax, consider going for Arteastiq's afternoon tea set with your pal. Priced at $48++ for a set that serves 2, it is still pretty decent considering what you'll get in a location in the heart of town.
For those who are wondering, the set comes with 2 specialty teas of your choice (except alcoholic tea), 1 double teasery comprising an assortment of smoked salmon roll, smoked duck breast in crispy prata wrap, cocktail prawns, caramel éclair, chocolate éclair, apple cake, baked chocolate tart and macarons.
Tel: 6235 8370
Damage: $48++ for a set, serves 2
Arteastiq Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road
8. Axis Bar
Image source: Axis Bar and Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Those of you wanting an afternoon tea experience that involves delectable afternoon tea delights coupled with sweeping views of the Marina Bay area can venture to Mandarin Oriental's Axis Bar & Lounge to indulge and pamper yourselves.
By day, Axis Bar & Lounge is a relaxed but oh-so-chic lounge that combines leather, ebony and metal elements where visitors can enjoy a selection of light bites or afternoon tea served with sandwiches, scones and sweets.
Tel: 6885 3500
Damage: $42++ per pax, $82++ for two persons
Axis Bar and Lounge
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
9. Lobby Bar At Sheraton Towers
Image source: Sheraton Singapore
For a completely unorthodox afternoon tea session, make your way down to Sheraton Towers' Lobby Bar located in, well, their main lobby for their Japanese Afternoon Tea if you happen to have a weakness for Japanese cuisine.
Whet your appetite with their array of Japanese snacks such as mochi, cold soba noodles with quail egg and fish roe, as well as a delectable platter of assorted sushi and salmon sashimi!
Life sure doesn't get better when you get to snuggle in this cosy space, engage in great conversations and feast on delectable Japanese offerings on a lazy afternoon, right?
Tel: 6839 5625
Damage: $39++ per pax
Sheraton Towers Singapore
39 Scotts Road
10. Tea Lounge At Regent Singapore
Image source: Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel
If you prefer somewhere with a wonderfully relaxed, down-to-earth ambience with literary influences, Regent Singapore's Tea Lounge may very well be what you are looking for.
The Tea Lounge at Regent Singapore is known to deliver the good stuff when it comes to afternoon tea - think premium teas, finger sandwiches, freshly-baked pastries and a renowned scone selection.
If you have a spare afternoon to while away on a weekday, drop in for their freshly brewed tea and their signature three-tiered set with a small but substantial selection of sandwiches, pies, and cakes. I'm pretty sure you'll leave with your heart and tummy full!
Tel: 6725 3245 / 6725 3246
Damage: $47++ per pax
1 Cuscaden Road
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