The foodie community wept when The Marmalade Pantry announced back in mid-2018 that it was closing it’s outlet at ION Orchard. A beloved high-tea spot in the heart of town, we fell in love with everything there from their charming ambience, innovative brunch dishes and a wide selection of artisanal teas and cakes.
Well, surprise, surprise, the home-grown bistro is set to return to its former premise on the 4th level of ION Orchard once again. This time, armed with a tasty arsenal of new dishes in addition to signature favourites such as their Spicy Crabmeat pasta and Sticky Date & Toffee Pudding. Looking forward to other new and exclusive to this outlet dishes like the stellar high-tea set and a trio of decadent desserts specially crafted by Masterchef Singapore’s runner-up, Chef Genevieve Lee as part of a collaboration that pays humble tribute local dishes and in support of local talent.
With a whopping total of more than 10 new and exclusive menu items and more, be wowed by the likes of their new Asian section, featuring the Kimchi Fried Rice, served with a gorgeously pink medium-rare strip loin and the Singapore Laksa, a homage to our beloved local dish but with the addition of slipper lobster. Looking to pamper yourself as you catch up with friends? Their Decadent Afternoon Tea Set comes with a variety of sweet and savoury confectionery delights and freshly brewed pots of tea by Monogram.
Royale—known for their extremely affordable buffet spreads—has now launched their newest Weekend High Tea Buffet showcasing tea time delights spanning from local delights to Western favourites. Specially crafted with a leisurely weekend gathering in mind, feast to your heart’s content at the gorgeous baroque-style dining hall that features dim sum counters, a sandwich bar, desserts and many more.
Bask in an indulgent afternoon of over 40 delectable teatime delights with scrumptious international and local lunch staples alongside a Live Dessert Station. Royale Weekend High Tea rotates between two different menus for Saturday and Sunday, both created in the spirit of a communal feast that is family-friendly and very pocket-friendly.
On the international front, the line-up features classics such as a fresh selection of sandwiches, salads, and brunch fares such as Eggs Benedict and Beef Sliders. Royale also allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds with local delights such as oyster omelette, nasi lemak, and DIY rojak.
Royale’s Weekend High Tea Buffet is available on weekends, Saturday and Sunday, during lunch hours from 12pm – 3pm at only S$48++ per adult and S$24++ per child. Kids under 6 years old dine for free. And here’s the sweetest part: quote ‘LADYIRONCHEF30′ upon making your reservations for a whopping 30% discount off the weekend high tea buffet at S$33.60++ per pax.
In the real world where life doesn’t always seem to go according to plan, there is little wonder why humans love the idea of magic. With the help of fantasy novels such as Harry Potter and The Hobbit, people are able to break away from daily mundanes and be part of a world that has mystical creatures, powerful wizards and not to mention, create magic.
If getting accepted into Hogwarts is a lifetime dream of yours, then you have to know more about Platform 1094, a wizard-themed cafe along Serangoon Road. Managed by the same team that is behind Fresh Fruits Lab, Platform 1094 is where your wizard dreams come true.
Besides what you can find on their regular menu, the cafe is introducing an all-new Harry Potter-themed English Afternoon Tea at S$55 for 2 pax where you can enjoy a selection of sweets and savouries that are inspired by the Harry Potter series. Think Chocolate Frogs, Owl Hootdoo Macarons and Turkey Bacon Quidditch Quiche. Platform 1094′s wizard-themed afternoon tea is available from Tuesdays to Sundays between 2pm to 6pm (reservations are necessary).
Put on the wizard robe, grab a pointed hat and choose a wand of your liking—a spellbinding session awaits. READ ON
The Queen’s Cats is aptly named after the British’s favourite pastime – afternoon tea. The European-inspired cafe at Holland Village serves a delectable array of premium cakes, pastries, scones, teas and of the like. While prices here are admittedly steep by cafess standards, what customers get in return is a satisfying afternoon tea fix at any time of the day.
Set foot into the attractive cafe and be greeted by plush cushion seats and sparkly chandeliers. Beautiful artworks from Singapore Arts Gallery are hung on the tiffany blue walls and some of these masterpieces are available for purchase.
For obvious reasons, the cafe’s clientele consists of mainly ladies, but who said afternoon tea is only reserved for the females? Guys, come on in!
Be it a fancy three-tier stand of desserts, or an all-you-can-eat afternoon tea buffet, there are endless options when it comes to an afternoon tea in Singapore.
Gather your girlfriends, get dressed, click your heels, and be on your way.
From the artistic tea lounge Arteastiq to a chichi session at The Landing Point at Fullerton Bay Hotel, read our Guide to Singapore’s Best Afternoon Tea to find out where you can enjoy a hearty afternoon tea with bang for your buck.
Afternoon Tea sets are widely favoured by all, because it is always a splendid idea to brighten up a slow-paced afternoon with a gorgeous slice of cake and a fragrant cup of tea.
But we hear your cries, for afternoon tea sets are more often than not expensive. Well, you can now rejoice because more cafes are offering affordable coffee/tea sets that will be kind to your wallets. These avenues can serve as an alternative to catch up with your friends, or to just indulge in a midday perk-me-up!
We have some discovery to share, and they are bound to tide you through mundane afternoons. Here are 13 Affordable Afternoon Tea Sets in Singapore that are under S$15++. READ ON
Fans of Fresh Fruits Lab, listen up! Come July, Fresh Fruits Lab – one of our favourite cafes in the East of Singapore – introduces its all-new laboratory-themed afternoon tea set at only S$19 per person on Tuesdays to Fridays from 3pm to 5pm.
There are many times that call for a pleasant afternoon tea – with family, with friends, with our loved ones. And our favourite cafe in the East tugged our heartstrings with its latest afternoon tea rendition that is as affordable as it is delicious. And photogenic, of course.
If you are one who can do without the finesse of a five-star hotel’s afternoon tea, and all you really want is a casual session of bite-sized snacks and desserts with the company of your favourite people, then this tea for two (or more) is perfect for you. We had a glimpse of the very adorable set – think gazpacho served in erlenmeyer flask, test tubes that are filled with orange sable, and tiramisu that sits atop a tripod and gauze mat.
Here’s introducing Fresh Fruits Lab’s laboratory-themed afternoon tea at S$19 per person.
Few restaurants in Singapore are as romantic and artistic as Arteastiq Boutique Tea House is. Pun is intended, but you might derive from its name that this restaurant is all about art and tea. They call it the “art of teasing”, but we think there is so much more.
It is the kind of sexiness you would associate with a date night, or a regal dining affair for the high society. Arteastiq sits at a quiet corner of Mandarin Gallery, and scores for its accessible location and wide space. Tasteful interior design with predominant monochrome furniture, exotic chandeliers and sporadic stalks of white flowers, chi-chi ambience with French jazz, an art studio, and a robust menu of artisanal teas and all kinds of wondrous food dishes.
We sampled the new menu recently, and we have been containing our excitement of sharing them since. Which is why we say Arteastiq is more than just tea and art jamming, because the food menu is nothing short of impressive. From an assortment of appetisers and contemporary mains that are created with love, to a selection of desserts that are reinterpreted with modern takes, the new menu packs a punch and gives us even more reasons to return to Arteastiq.
Arteastiq is undisputedly among our favourite dining concepts along Orchard Road, and here are our picks from its new menu: