Dainty sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, exquisite teas; have an authentic afternoon tea experience at this heritage hotel in the cultural enclave of Bugis for under $50.
The best place to indulge in an afternoon tea is always a hot topic within the four walls of the Honeycombers HQ. What’s on our checklist when it comes to picking a tip-top tea? One: a super swanky setting (this ain’t just any old cup o’tea). Two: proper scones with cream and jam (because an afternoon tea without scones is, well, not an afternoon tea). And three: affordability (life in Singapore is expensive!).
One seriously spiffy option that has recently come onto our radar is afternoon tea at InterContinental Singapore’s Lobby Lounge. Swanky setting? Check. This Bugis based hotel has recently revamped its lounge area into a luxurious space ideal for tea; think old-world grandeur meets modern design, with touches of colonial charm and Peranakan heritage.. Scones? Check. We love the sound of the lemon raisin scones served with coffee mascarpone clotted cream and house-made wild strawberry jam! Affordability? Jackpot! At $42 a pop, this is one afternoon tea that can be indulged in whenever we feel the need for a good ol’ girlie catch-up.
Though it ain’t just the scones we’re excited about. Expect three tiers of exquisite re-invented, freshly baked English classics. We’re talking Norwegian smoked salmon crostini with horseradish cream, rosettes of salami on a butter crouton with feta cheese, and rose tea financier with orange confit, all washed down with a selection of delish TWG teas. But if you’ more of a coffee kinda gal, say hello to the Not-An-Afternoon-Tea option ($42); switch leaves for premium roasted beans and coffee infused pastries.
Our top tip? Upgrade to the cocktail package – the tea and coffee infused drinks are booze-inspired. We love the sound of a Bubbly Early Grey. Sparkling wine infused with house-made Earl Grey tea syrup? Hell yes! Or for a truly naughty treat, the Cafe Cabana made with Kahlua, Frangelico, Baileys, and fresh milk sounds divine.
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*Offer not valid with any other discounts or vouchers, not valid on eve of and public holidays or special occasions, management reserves the right to amend the terms of this promotion.
The Lobby Lounge, Level 1, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966.
This article is sponsored by InterContinental Singapore.