Singapore’s Best Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea Guide

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 Afternoon Tea that comes in 3 tier dessert stand, here’s a list of the best afternoon tea places in Singapore.

For more options, you can also read my guide on affordable afternoon tea places under $10.

Goodwood Park Afternoon Tea


Cafe L’Espresso


One of the most popular high tea buffet in Singapore is the one from Cafe L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel. The high tea spread ($45++) includes scones, sandwiches, desserts and savouries. A lovely place to spend an afternoon with your girlfriends.

22 Scotts Road GF
Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6730 1743
Mon to Fri: 2pm – 5.30pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Chihuly Lounge Singapore


Chihuly Lounge


On weekdays, Chihuly Lounge at Ritz-Carlton Millenia serves their English afternoon tea in a three-tier dessert stand (non-replenishable) at $39++. On weekends, they have a western-style high tea buffet at $48++.

Chihuly Lounge has several things going for it. I like that the lounge 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
Daily: 2.30pm – 5pm
Nearest Station: Promenade


Marmalade Pantry


Marmalade Pantry has an afternoon tea set at $20++ each which is available 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
Daily: 3pm – 5pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Pudding


PS Cafe


Cosy, contemporary and effortlessly chic are some of the words that you will think of when it comes to PS Cafe. Despite the competition in the local dining scene, PS Cafe is still one of the most popular venues in town. Come here for the delightful sticky date pudding and awesome truffle fries.

390 Orchard Road #02-09A
Palais Renaissance Singapore
Tel: +65 6887 2207
Nearest Station: Orchard

Rose Veranda High Tea


Rose Veranda


Rose Veranda, the classy tea lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, offers both international high tea buffet (S$38++ on weekdays), S$40++ on weekends) and English afternoon tea (S$34++ on weekdays, S$36++ on weekends).

22 Orange Grove Road Mezzanine Level
Tower Wing Shangri-la Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6213 4486
English afternoon tea: 3pm – 6pm (Daily)
International high tea buffet: 11.30am – 6pm (Daily)
Nearest Station: Orchard

InterContinental Lobby Lounge


The Lounge at Intercontinental Singapore


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.

Another highlight here is the Peranakan-style afternoon tea (S$28++/pax). It comes with a spread which includes wagyu beef with rice crackle, otah-otah, chendol, nonya kueh, and coffee/tea.

80 Middle Road
1F Intercontinental Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6825 1046
Nearest Station: Bugis

Regent Tea Lounge


The Regent Tea Lounge


On weekdays (12 noon – 5pm), The Regent Tea Lounge serves the traditional English afternoon tea which comes in a 3-tier dessert stand at $40++. During the weekend, there is an international high tea buffet (S$55++) which features a wider spread.

1 Cuscaden Road GF
The Regent Singapore Singapore
Tel: +65 6725 3246
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

The Landing Point Afternoon Tea


The Landing Point at Fullerton Bay Hotel


The Landing Point at the lobby of the gorgeous Fullerton Bay Hotel is one of our favourite spots for afternoon tea in town. The 3-tier afternoon tea set (S$48++) is the best way to spend an afternoon. Indulge in a fine selection of scones, sandwiches, pastries, and coffee/tea.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay
Tel: +65 6333 8388
Daily: 3pm – 5.30pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Fullerton Courtyard Afternoon Tea


The Courtyard


Over at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the afternoon tea at The Courtyard is equally good. For $42++/pax, you get a traditional English afternoon tea that consists of a premium selection of English sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, and an assortment of desserts.

1 Fullerton Square
GF Fullerton Hotel
Tel: +65 6877 8129
Mon to Fri: 3pm – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm – 4pm, 4.30pm – 6pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

The Knolls Afternoon Tea


The Knolls


If you fancy a getaway to Sentosa, The Knolls at Capella hotel is the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon with your loved ones. The classic English afternoon tea here is at $42++.

1 The Knolls
Level 1 Capella Singapore
Sentosa Island Singapore
Tel: +65 6591 5046
Mon to Fri: 3pm – 5pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront

TWG Tea Salon


TWG Tea Salon


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 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, accompanied with 3 macarons.

B2-89/89A The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: +65 6535 1837
Nearest Station: Bayfront

10 Scotts Living Dining


10 SCOTTS


Having an afternoon tea at 10 SCOTTS at Grand Hyatt Singapore feels like dining in the comfort of your living room. It is divided into several sections, so each visit feels different every time you sit down with your papers and coffee.

The Dining Room and The Living Room are perfect for a leisurely afternoon tea, while The Verandah offers a splendid view of the waterfall in Grand Hyatt Singapore. The Collection Room is tastefully designed and showcases specially selected art pieces. The Library is a cosy corner where you can enjoy some me-time and read a book or magazine while enjoying a cup of fragrant Earl Grey.

The afternoon tea at 10 SCOTTS is the traditional English afternoon tea (S$43++/pax) which includes the classic items like scones, sandwiches, desserts and coffee/tea. It also comes with cold cut and live desserts stations.

Grand Hyatt SIngapore
10 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6738 1234
Mon to Sat: 2pm – 5pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


For more options, please read our guide on Affordable Afternoon Tea under $10


52 COMMENTS

Looking for a high tea venue for 1yr old birthday celebration for 50pax.
Any recommendation ?

Hey Triffeny, i know you didn’t ask me but thought i’ll give my two “kaypoh” cents – i would suggest L’Espresso at Goodwood Park hotel – very casual, very well spread table and comfy sofa chairs – perfect for children.

However, I’m not sure if an afternoon tea would suit children – it’s just that the food is a bit “atas” and not comfort food that kids eat.

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