I love afternoon high tea. There’s really nothing quite like it as it combines three of my favourite things – yummy desserts, a nice pot of tea, and catching up with good friends.
The good thing is: there are many options to choose from. Be it international high tea buffet, or the traditional English High Tea that comes in 3 tier dessert stand, here’s a list of the best afternoon high tea places in Singapore.
For more options, you can also read my guide on affordable afternoon tea places under $10.
When it comes to English High Tea, one of the places that is frequently mentioned will be the English high tea buffet ($45++) at Cafe L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel. The spread typically include scones, sandwiches, some sweets and savories. On weekdays, the buffet is from 2pm – 5,30pm, while on weekends, there are two different seating: 12 noon – 2.30pm, and 3pm – 5.30pm.
22 Scotts Road GF
Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6730 1743
On weekdays (2.30pm – 5pm), Chihuly Lounge at Ritz-Carlton Millenia serves their English High Tea in a three-tier dessert stand (food is not replenishable) at $39++. On weekends (2.30pm – 5pm), they have a western-style high tea buffet at $48++.
I really like Chihuly Lounge. I like that the place has a high ceiling – allowing light to flood the lounge – and it feels spacious and comfortable. I like that the lounge has good chill-out music, it is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. I like that the staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. And of course, I love the cakes, pastries, and sandwiches, that are oh-so-delicious.
7 Raffles Avenue
Lobby Ritz-Carlton Millenia
Tel: +65 6434 5283
COVA Pasticceria-Confetteria, an luxurious tea lounge famous for their exquisite cakes and pastries, is the perfect place to enjoy the afternoon with a group of girlfriends.
They have 3 different high tea sets which are available from 3pm – 5pm daily. The classic tea set ($18++) which has 5 items of finger and open sandwiches. The Imperial tea set ($20++) consists of 7 items of pastries and cakes, and lastly the Royal tea set ($22++) which has 9 items of finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes.
290 Orchard Road #01-20A
Paragon Shopping Centre Singapore
Tel: +65 6733 0777
Equinox Restaurant, at the top of Swissotel the Stamford, offers one of the best views of the Singapore skyline. For $43++, you get to enjoy a scrumptious spread from the international afternoon high tea buffet (available daily from 3.30pm – 5pm).
2 Stamford Road
70F Swissotel The Stamford Singapore
Tel: +65 6431 5669
Gravity Bar at Carlton Hotel has started serving a three-tier English high tea set which features finger sandwiches, handmade pastries and tea cakes with a pair of scones. The weekend English high tea is available at $35++ per set, on 2.30pm – 5.30pm.
76 Bras Basah Road
Level 1 Carlton Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6311 8839
Nested within the greens of the Singapore Botanic Garden, Halia is the perfect place if you want to escape from the busy city. On weekends, they serve traditional English high tea set from 3pm to pm for $28++.
1 Cluny Road Singapore
Botanic Gardens Singapore
Tel: +65 6476 6711
Barracks Cafe at Dempsey has a vintage tea party which is available on Thursday and Friday from 3pm – 5.30pm. The afternoon high tea buffet includes a pot of premium tea and high tea items for $25+ per person.
8D Dempsey Road #01-01 to 06
Tanglin Village (Dempsey Road) Singapore
Tel: +65 6475 7787
I have been wanting to go to Jewels Artisan Chocolate at Orchard Central since I heard about their Teatime indulgence set. Their try-a-little-bit menu sounds good, and at just $14.80++, it’s one of the cheapest afternoon high tea sets around. It includes 1 pc of truffle/praline, 1 pc of macaron, 1 slice of 85% Dark Chocolate Gateau, 1 dollop of ice cream/sorbet and 1 pot of gourmet tea.
181 Orchard Road #02-31/32
Orchard Central Singapore
Tel: +65 6509 8998
Available from 11am – 6pm daily
Ku De Ta has recently started a new afternoon tea service (available weekdays at the Restaurant from 3pm to 5pm), and at $42++ a set, you can enjoy a tray of delightful sandwich and pastry selections to go along with tea or coffee.
10 Bayfront Avenue
Sands SkyPark, Tower 3,
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Tel: +65 6688 7688
If you are in town, you can drop by the Marriott Cafe, where you can have the international high tea buffet (3pm – 5.30pm) at $35++/pax on weekdays, and $38++/pax on weekends.
320 Orchard Road
Marriott Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6831 4605
Marmalade Pantry has an Afternoon High Tea set at $20++ each which is available from 3pm to 5pm daily with a minimum of 2 sets per order. The afternoon tea indulgence includes Gryphon tea, a selection of egg and cress, beef & horseradish and green land shrimp finger sandwiches, buttermilk scones, and a cupcake.
2 Orchard Turn #03-22
ION Orchard Singapore
Tel: +65 6734 2700
On weekend, head to Olive Tree for their international high tea buffet ($38++) available from 12.30pm – 4pm, and feast on sushi, dim sum, and local delights.
80 Middle Road
GF Intercontinental Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6825 1061
Even though there isn’t any high tea set available, PS Cafe is still one of the best places to relax and chill over some desserts and tea. Sticky date pudding and tea, anyone?
390 Orchard Road #02-09A
Palais Renaissance Singapore
Tel: +65 6887 2207
Rose Veranda, the classy tea lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, offers both international afternoon tea buffet (11.30am – 6pm) and English high tea (3pm to 6pm) daily. Personally, I’d go for their English high tea set which comes in the 3 tier dessert stand.
22 Orange Grove Road Mezzanine Level
Tower Wing Shangri-la Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6213 4486
English High Tea 34++ (Weekdays), 36++ (Weekends)
International High Tea Buffet 38++ (Weekdays), 40++ (Weekends)
Tea Cosy at Plaza Singapura serves a pretty decent afternoon high tea at $29.95 for two, from 2.30pm to 6pm daily.
The Supreme High Tea Set ($29.95 for two, $19.95 for one) comes with seafood or non-seafood items, sweets (choice of two English Scones or three Miniature Cakes) and a beverage (English Breakfast Tea, Coffee or Lemonade).
The food is nothing special, but for a nice, quiet and relatively affordable afternoon tea in Orchard road, Tea Cosy at level five of Plaza Singapura is the place to go.
68 Orchard Road
#05-10 Plaza Singapura
Tel: +65 6341 9318
The Lounge at Intercontinental
Another place that you can consider for English afternoon tea is The Lounge at Intercontinental Hotel. They have a 4 tier tea set at $38++ (non-replenishable), from 2pm – 5pm daily.
80 Middle Road
1F Intercontinental Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6825 1046
Many friends who have been to the The Regent Tea Lounge mentioned that they serve the best high tea in Singapore. On weekdays (12 noon – 5pm), they have the traditional English afternoon tea which comes in a 3 tier dessert stand at $38++.
And on weekends, they have an international high tea buffet (two seating: 12noon – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm) which consists of a bigger spread, at $48++.
1 Cuscaden Road GF
The Regent Singapore Singapore
Tel: +65 6725 3246
The Landing Point at Fullerton Bay Hotel
With the opening of the restaurants at Fullerton Bay Hotel, and Customs House, we have new options for waterfront dining which give us a magnificent view of the Marina Bay area.
Like the afternoon tea at Regent Tea Lounge, the 3 tier dessert high tea set at The Landing Point is replenish-able if there’s no sharing and each person gets his/her own set. The Afternoon Tea (available from 3pm to 5.30pm daily) is $42++ and comes with scones, sandwiches, pastries and coffee/tea.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay
Tel: +65 6333 8388
One of the most famous afternoon high tea places in Singapore, The Courtyard at Fullerton Hotel serves their 3 tier English High Tea in the luxurious tea lounge.
For $42++/pax, you get a traditional English afternoon tea (weekday 3pm – 6pm, weekend 2pm – 4 pm, 4.30pm – 6pm) which comes with a selection of English tea sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, and an assortment of sweets. And the best part is the food and tea/coffee are replenish-able.
1 Fullerton Square
GF Fullerton Hotel
Tel: +65 6877 8128
If you fancy a getaway to Sentosa, The Knolls at Capella hotel is the perfect place to spend a leisure afternoon. The three tier afternoon high tea (Mon to Sat 3pm – 5.30pm) is available at $42++ (food not replenishable).
1 The Knolls
Level 1 Capella Singapore
Sentosa Island Singapore
Tel: +65 6591 5046
TWG Tea Salon
Located in Republic Plaza and Ion Orchard, TWG Tea Salon offers more than 800 different types of tea – it’s definitely the place to go if you are a tea lover. They have three different high tea sets (3pm – 6pm daily) priced accordingly to different appetite. The 1837 tea set ($17++) includes two scones/muffin, 1 pastries/macaron and a pot of tea.
The Chic Tea Set ($25++) has 3 fingers sandwich, 2 scone/muffin, pastries, and a pot of tea. But if you want to try their famous macarons, go for the Celebration Tea Time Set ($29++) which consists of the same items as the chic tea set, plus another extra 3 macarons.
2 Orchard Turn #02-21
ION Orchard Singapore
Tel: +65 6735 1837
For more options, please read my post on Affordable Afternoon High Tea under $10