High tea, so posh. Cucumber sandwiches and scones – so very fancy; very Downton Abbey. We just love it and, here’s the thing, you don’t have to save it up for the weekend. Here are 10 of our favourite weekday high tea places for that perfect afternoon indulgence.
House at Dempsey
Put on your vintage party frocks and head to House at Dempsey for their vintage high tea buffet. Those who dress up to the theme of 1920s inspired fashion enjoy a 10% discount! Nibble on a spread of unique pastries, mini pizzas, assorted bread and their selection of fries tossed in various spices like truffle, taro, and curry mustard.
House at Dempsey, 8D Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249672, p.64757787. High tea is served on Thursday and Fridays from 3-530pm, $30++.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and venture to Woo Bar for a relaxing high tea experience. Their high tea set is served in an exquisite decorative silver bird cage and features savoury delights like foie gras ganache tart and sweet treats like macaroons and scones. Complement your delicious munchies with Dilmah’s finest teas or a glass of bubbly.
Woo Bar, W Hotel Singapore, Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Dr, Singapore 098374, p.68087258. High tea is served daily from 3-5pm. $58++ for 2, $98++ for 2 (inclusive of a half bottle of champagne)
Tuck into a buffet of savoury and sweet treats at Equinox, while soaking in the picturesque view of the Singapore skyline from the 70th floor. Make a beeline for their desserts table and take your pick from a plethora of pastries and cakes. Be prepared to be piling your plates and heading back for more rounds!
Equinox, Swissotel the Stamford, Singapore 178882, p.68373322. High tea is served daily from 330-5pm, $43++ per pax.
Choose to enjoy your high tea spread in the cosy indoors or by the breezy poolside terrace at Café L’Espresso. Their reputable high tea buffet features a dazzling assortment of dainty sandwiches, salads, pastries, chocolate fountain and of course, traditional English scones.
Café L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221, p.67301743. High tea served daily, Mon-Thu 2-530pm, Fri 12-230pm & 3-530pm. $45 per adult, $22.50 per child.
Fancy indulging in a high tea spread after an afternoon of shopping in town? 10 Scotts offers an afternoon of respite over a mix of local and international treats like scones with raspberry jam and kaya (coconut) jam.
10 Scotts, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228211, p.67321234. High tea is served daily from 12-230pm and 3-5pm. $43 per adult with free flow coffee and tea, $73 per adult with free flow champagne, $26 per child
The Landing Point
Unwind at The Landing Point as you dine along the waterfront and soak in the magnificent view of the Marina Bay area. Savour a refillable 3-tier high tea set, which boasts an assortment of premium savoury and sweet treats like Boston lobster cornet, duck confit crepe, and macarons.
The Landing Point, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, p. 65975277. High tea is served daily from 3-530pm, $43++ per pax.
TWG tea salons
Calling all tea-lovers! Go gaga at TWG tea salons with over 800 different types of teas to choose from for the high tea set. With four outlets in Singapore- Republic Plaza, ION Orchard, Takashimaya, and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, you can easily sip a cup of your favourite tea and munch on their signature tea-infused pastries and savoury bites.
TWG Tea Salons, Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place, #01-22, Singapore 048619, p. 65381837. ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #02-21, Singapore 238801, p. 67351837.
Takashimaya Department Store, B2, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873, p. 63631837.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B2-89/89A, Singapore 018972, p. 65351837. High tea sets are served daily from 3-6pm, prices range from $17++ to $29++) Pollen
Nestled within the lush garden of Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome, enjoy Pollen’s high tea set while basking in the Mediterranean setting and admiring the exotic flora around you. We love that Pollen prepares their bites with fresh herbs and vegetables from their in-house garden.
Pollen, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953, p. 66049988. High tea is served daily from 3-5pm, $38++ per pax.
Ku De Ta
With undeniably one of the best views of Singapore, Ku De Ta has recently added a high tea set to their menu. So now you can spend an afternoon indulging in an array of delicious pastries and sandwiches at the iconic restaurant located on the observation deck of Marina Bay Sands hotel.
Ku De Ta, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, p. 66887688. High tea is served Mon-Fri from 3-5pm, $42++ per set.
Kick back on the couches at Chihuly Lounge while sipping on loose leaf teas from the Ronnefeldt tea collection. Savour their impressive eight-course high tea set, featuring delicacies like Scottish smoked salmon in almond buns and parma ham on olive baguette, alongside desserts like scones, macarons and pralines.
Chihuly Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore #03-00, 7 Raffles Avenue Singapore 039799, p. 64345288. High tea is served daily from 230-5pm, $39++ per pax.
Featured image: House at Dempsey