Last Updated on 25/04/2023 by iEat&Eat Team
Looking for a way to indulge yourself during the weekdays? Check out our top picks for high tea sessions in Singapore. While high tea may seem posh with its tiny sandwiches and scones reminiscent of Bridgerton, we suggest trying traditional treats like kueh for a truly delightful experience.
Don’t feel like you have to save this treat for the weekend either. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite weekday tea spots, from chic hotels to cosy cafes, to satisfy your craving for an indulgent afternoon fit for royalty.
Website | 2 Bayfront Ave, #B2 – 89 89A, Singapore 018972 | +65 6688 7236
Are you in the mood to indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea experience fit for a royal? Look no further than this Parisian tearoom, where beautifully presented bites are almost too pretty to eat.
The royal tea set for one, priced at $48, includes a variety of delectable sweet treats such as the chef’s macaron, mini mont-blanc, lemon tart, and fresh chocolate. On the savoury side, enjoy crab cakes, French rillettes, and smoked salmon with caviar. And if you’re in the mood for something even more indulgent, opt for the signature hot chocolate for an additional $5.
2. Ginger.Lily at Hilton Singapore Orchard
Website | 333 Orchard Rd, Level 5, Singapore 238867 | +65 6831 6273
After a long day of shopping, why not take a break and visit the sophisticated Ginger.Lily at Hilton for The Orchard Trail Experience (starting at $58 per person)? The spacious and bright setting features high ceilings and a menu that takes you on a journey through savoury bites such as the salt-crusted pork bun, mini lobster roll, and smoked beef burger. And of course, you can’t forget about the quintessential scone.
Enjoy the freshly baked vanilla Madagascar and golden raisin flavours served warm with clotted cream, cinnamon chocolate ganache (which is simply divine), and homemade jam.
Make sure to save some room for dessert! These stunning confections are presented on shelves in a charming “storybook” drawer, and each one looks almost too beautiful to eat. Savour the spiced apple tatin made with cloves, cinnamon, and gingerbread, or indulge in the gluten-free and vegan Valrhona Amatika chocolate cake. Accompany your meal with tea or upgrade to a glass of champagne for an additional $20++.
3. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
Website | 1 Nanson Road 02-01 InterContinental Singapore, Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909 | +65 6887 5885
Indulge in an exquisite afternoon tea experience at this sophisticated New York steakhouse, priced at $88++ per person. Begin with the delicious aged beef crostini and katsu chicken sandwich before moving on to delectable sweet treats such as the key lime tart and New York cheesecake, presented in petite portions that are sure to please. These tasty bites pair perfectly with cocktails, mocktails, or a glass of bubbly.
Don’t forget to make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance, as each delicacy is made to order by hand.
4. Isabel Bar
Website | 2 Cook St, Singapore 078857 | +65 6914 1400
Take a break from your weekday routine and indulge in a luxurious experience at Isabel Bar, the stylish signature bar of Maxwell Reserve. For just $89, enjoy a delightful afternoon tea session in a beautiful setting featuring plush furnishings, hand-painted wallpaper, herringbone floors, knotted silk rugs, and a stunning pink onyx bar counter.
Treat yourself to a delicious selection of sweet and savoury finger foods and snacks expertly paired with a variety of teas, perfect for easy bites while catching up with friends and loved ones. Savour delectable options such as smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, prune and dark chocolate brownies, and the must-try traditional English scones, served with clotted cream and preserves.
Complete your indulgent experience with an exclusive selection of Beluga caviar and a shot of vodka, the perfect way to cap off your afternoon.
5. The Landing Point
Website | 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326 | +65 3129 8557
Take a moment to relax and enjoy the breathtaking waterfront views of the Marina Bay area while dining at The Landing Point. Missed out on the March specials? No problem. The Expressions Afternoon Tea, starting at $60, is a perfect alternative.
This tea infuses the bold flavours of Asia with delicate bite-sized treats that pack a punch. Indulge in a selection of scrumptious options such as seared tuna tataki, duck rillettes, scones, and heritage-inspired desserts like egg kaya toast and ice gem lemon tart.
If you’re in the mood for a bit of bubbly, add $20 for a glass of Taittinger Brut champagne to your afternoon tea experience. Cheers to a truly delightful time!
6. National Kitchen by Violet Oon Singapore
Website | 1 St Andrew’s Rd, #02–01 National Gallery, Singapore 178957 | +65 9834 9935
Looking for a unique twist on the classic afternoon tea experience? Violet Oon Singapore offers a Peranakan-inspired Singapore High Tea set for just $59. Enjoy a delightful selection of nibbles infused with familiar local flavours, such as a classic kuay pie tee served with sliced bamboo shoots and turnips poached in a prawn bisque. The star of the show is the chilli crab tartlet, featuring a housemade cheese tart topped with a quail egg.
Indulge your sweet tooth with the bandung agar agar or Chendol pudding. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy high tea with a Singaporean twist that you won’t find anywhere else.
7. The Lobby Lounge
Website | 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906 | +65 6368 8888
Looking for a serene atmosphere to enjoy your high tea experience? The lobby lounge at Capitol Kempinski is the perfect spot. The five-course ($52++ on weekdays; $58++ on weekends) afternoon tea menu offers a delectable mix of sweet and savoury snacks such as herb-smoked duck breast, saffron mud crab quiche, and ginger lily pear tarts. To elevate the flavours even further, tea pairings are provided with each course.
For an extra special touch, opt to add two glasses of champagne for just $20. Sip and savour in style at this tranquil high tea destination.
8. 1864 The Bar
Website | 9 Wallich St, #5th Floor Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Singapore 078885 | +65 6428 5000
Experience a luxurious and relaxing high tea session away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD at this chic coffee bar. Drawing inspiration from haute couture, the space is transformed into a botanical wonderland. Indulge in a unique and curated menu featuring edible flowers and fashion elements for a truly unforgettable high tea experience in Singapore.
For $150++ for two people, enjoy your choice of coffee or tea to accompany elegantly presented sweet and savoury snacks. Savour light truffle duck rillettes croquettes with apple lavender, and cod fish brandade in a sakura shell topped with ikura. Don’t forget about the plain and strawberry raisin scones – they’re simply delicious! Treat yourself to a high tea experience like no other at this swanky coffee bar.
9. Tea Lounge
Website | 1 Cuscaden Rd, Lobby Level, Singapore 249715 | +65 6725 3098
For those who appreciate savouring tea amidst a charming colonial garden setting, the Tea Lounge is a must-visit destination. The alluring aroma of freshly ground coffee and steeped tea blends creates a delightful multi-sensory experience. The Edinburgh high tea is inspired by the English afternoon tea culture and offers a tantalizing selection of treats. Indulge in finger sandwiches filled with lobster, roast Angus beef, pulled pork, or egg mayo, and seasonal quiches available in flavours such as smoked salmon or potato.
After savouring the delectable mains, including beer batter haddock and king prawn congee, satisfy your sweet tooth with raspberry trifles and chocolate caramel tarts. Enjoy an unforgettable tea experience in the charming and quaint surroundings of the Tea Lounge.
10. Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Website | 10 Coleman St, Level 3, Singapore 179809 | +65 6432 5566
Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea experience with this $78++ menu that includes a selection of delectable delights. Enjoy the foie gras tartlet served with nectarine and pistachio, and don’t miss out on the Instagram-worthy surprise of the apple and rosemary tart. Capture these picture-perfect treats on your phone, because did you really enjoy them if they’re not on social media?