Press pause and round up your loved ones for a tête-à-tête over delectable bites. What better way to spend a leisurely afternoon than with a high tea sesh? Here are three of our faves.
If you’re in the mood for a spot of stylish socialising, we reckon having high tea in a hotel will fit right into your leisure agenda. Whether you’re out with the girls, the guys or a romantic date, these hotel high tea options have got you covered!
For a romantic date: SKAI
We can’t leave SKAI out on a list of amazing hotel high tea destinations. Here, luxurious bites come with a side of sky-high scenery on the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford – they’re guaranteed to wow your date. The menu is a treat, too. From foie gras with shiso, to lobster and caviar, to pumpkin feta cheese quiche, each bite will leave you wanting more.
After the savouries, sate your dessert cravings with likes of raspberry almond macaroons, yuzu butter tea cake, coffee choux puff and other unmissable treats. To wash it all down, order up your choice of TWG tea or Suzuki coffee, and end on a high note with a glass of champagne or rosé to clink to the view.
Now, this is touted as a multi-sensorial high tea experience – and for good reason. Stunning views and delectable bites aside, SKAI’s Premium High Tea comes with a luxe Maison 21G Perfume Creation Workshop. Scent experts from this haute perfumery will guide you through a bespoke experience to create your own unique eau de parfum. You’ll walk away from this high tea feeling satiated, and armed with a new scent that is truly yours!
Time: Sundays to Fridays, 3 to 6pm
Price: SKAI Premium High Tea with Maison 21G Perfume Creation Workshop at $178 per adult; add $75++ to enjoy free-flow Taittinger Brut Reserve or $90++ for free-flow Prestige Rosé NV per person for 1.5hours
SKAI, Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
For a girls’ day out: Anti:dote
Gather the girls for the Afternoon Indulgence served in a pristine chest of drawers at Anti:dote. High tea spot by day, cocktail bar by night, this place welcomes you to chill out in style. Tantalise your tastebuds with a selection of amuse bouche featuring highlights such as Hokkaido scallop and Kristal caviar. A host of sandwiches follow, including black cod on a home baked tart topped with gold flakes, a crab meat and caviar herb roll, as well as duck confit and egg yolk blinis.
On the sweets menu, decadent temptations like hazelnut vanilla caramel pralines and pistachio madeleines call for your attention. And who can forget the quintessential scones? Anti:dote does them in a Madagascan vanilla flavour, served with lemon butter curd, Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry marmalade. Coffees and teas aside, add a dose of free-flow bubbly or try the gin and tonic trolley bartender experience if you fancy a tipple. Psst: menu items change monthly, so go forth and plan repeat visits to taste new delights!
Time: Daily from 12 to 2pm, 3 to 5pm
Price: $58 per pax for Afternoon Indulgence; $68 per pax with your choice of amuse bouche; $70 with free-flow Fitz Brut Sparkling for 2 hours; $80 with free-flow Fitz Brut Rose for 2 hours
Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
For a gentlemen’s tea sesh: Prego
Forget the notion that afternoon tea gatherings are only for the ladies. Prego invites the guys to take a breather with its Gentlemen’s Tea. Expect a sumptuous selection of Italian delights designed for a discerning palate, with TWG tea, Suzuki coffee, and bubbly as you wish.
Tuck into Stanbroke Minute steak with chimichurri on sourdough, smoked ham and Gorge cheddar on brioche, baked beef pie and more meaty bites. And because no high tea sesh is complete without sweet treats, you’ll get to savour the Prego lager brownie, scones with apple chutney, bitter chocolate cigars and coffee macchiato macarons to end the meal.
Time: Fridays, 3 to 5pm
Price: $68++ per adult with choice of TWG tea or Suzuki Coffee and a glass of Glenmorangie; add $48 for free-flow prosecco, $75 for free-flow Taittinger Brut, and $90 for free-flow Taittinger Rose
Prego, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Get booking for an afternoon of leisurely socialising with these stylish hotel high tea options!
This post is in partnership with Fairmont Singapore.