Most people find it refreshing to have a light late afternoon nibbling, which settles the dust after a long hard day of steaming work or just another stressful day of existence. In S’pore, many of us treat it as a necessity to do so. That’s why this list is definitely called for.
Inspired by European style of cooking and decorated by the Art Deco interior of Parkview Square, Atlas gives one of the best high tea sessions in Singapore, with its intricately curated sets of savoury and sweet items. As such, two distinctive sets of selections can be opted from in its afternoon tea menu, the Atlas and Prestige Selection, each consisting of diversely blended teas, but retains the familiar flavours of a relaxing afternoon tea.
The Atlas Selection consists of the Atlas Art Deco Blend, the Royal English Breakfast, and the Regal Earl Grey. And some choices for the Prestige Selection are the Huoshan Yellow Bud, the Jasmine Pearls, and the Formosa Oriental Beauty. While some sweets and savours include the crushed peas and parmesan sable, the 5j Iberico Jamon and toast lobster crostini, the passionfruit cheesecake, and the hazelnut chocolate crémeux raspberry and financier.
Address: Parkview Square600 North Bridge RoadSingapore, 188778
Phone: +65 6396 4466
Opening Hours: 2:00pm – 4:00pm (Monday to Wednesday)
3:00pm – 4:00pm (Thursday and Friday)
1:00pm – 4:00pm (Saturday)
With respect to what its name suggests, Colony takes part in commemorating some of the country’s most historical narrations by serving foreign cuisines, influenced mostly by Britain. Regarding this, the restaurant serves one of the best high tea in Singapore, also offering signature dishes for brunch and buffets.
Some iconic selection of teas includes their signature Colony, a local tropic flavouring of spices; the Camomile, caffeine-free with a gentle touch of sweetness; and the Earl Grey, a black tea with a bold flavour and a tinge of bergamot. Also, they offer sets of other sweet condiments and small servings of delicious meals, which are Scones, including plain scone, chocolate scone, jam, and clotted cream; Warm Entreé, with its mini steak al pie; and the Miniatures, consisting of chocolate pralines, madeleines, macarons, and cookies.
Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore 7 Raffles Avenue Singapore, 039799 Singapore
Phone: +65 6434-5288
Opening Hours: 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Monday to Saturday)
Breezed by the vast expanse of the South China Sea, over the dazzling cascades of pools below it, The Knolls offers its Mediterranean inspired cuisines in a subtly situated environment, reinforced by its interior design overlooked down to the last detail, reflecting the colonial Asian ambience, which makes it an ideal spot for a late afternoon tea and one of the best high tea in Singapore.
With regards to this, The Knolls serves a savoury menu of dishes that completes a refreshing high tea experience, which includes the cured Norwegian salmon, the crab salad, and the foie gras terrine, that resettles your soul into a de-stressing state. While other choices of sweet fancies are the Japanese macaron, the organic white chocolate-raspberry textures, and the vanilla coconut mousse, delighting your late afternoon even more.
Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, SG 098297
Phone: +65 6591 5046
Opening Hours: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)
The Clifford Pier @ Fullerton Bay Hotel
Aside from its location as the historical landmark upon where the forefathers of Singapore first landed, and an ideal location for weddings, luncheons, product launches, and any of the sort, The Clifford Pier can also be a place of utter relaxation, away from the bustling noise and into your ideal setting for a high tea, along with its signature choices of spring rolls and pies, dumplings, and teas. And regarding this, their spring rolls and pies consist of the fresh popiah, and kuih pie tee; and the Nyonya pork braised turnip with traditional condiments. While some of their signature bamboo steamed basket dumplings includes the steamed crystal shrimp dumpling, the steamed Siew Mai with crab roe, the steamed pork ribs in fermented balck bean sauce, and the steamed “Lor Mar Kai” glutinous rice with chicken. And, of course, their iconic tea selections include the green tea, black tea, and herbal infusion.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore, SG 049326
Phone: +65 6877 8911
12:00nn–2:30pm, 3:30pm–5:30pm, 6:30pm–10:00pm (Monday to Friday),
11:00am–2:00pm, 3:00pm–5:00pm, 6:30pm–10:30pm (Saturday),
11:00am–2:00pm, 3:30pm–5:30pm (Sunday)
Being awarded as a constituent of the Top 101 Best Restaurants in Asia in 2013, Flutes made some aggressive progress along the way by occupying Singapore’s oldest museum, the National Museum of Singapore. It is established in commemoration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887, evident to its dedicated English Afternoon Tea Menu, serving teas, sandwiches, savouries, and sweets inspired by English cuisines. Some selections included among its gourmet tea menu are black, green, and herbal teas.
Also, you can choose from its arrays of delicate sandwiches some of which includes Jamon, cheese and truffle toastie; poached chicken with smoked paprika; and classic cucumber finger sandwiches. Chocolate tartlets, mini eclairs and cupcakes, vanilla panna cotta, and many more sweet pleasures are available in Flute’s English AFternoon Tea Menu. However, be reminded that booking 3 days in advance is mandatory if you want to access such special treats.
Address: 93 Stamford Road, #01-02, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897
Phone: +65 6338 8770
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:00pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Tuesday to Friday),
10:30am – 3:00pm, 6:30pm – 10.30pm (Saturday),
10:30am – 3:00pm (Sunday),
Carousel @ Royal Plaza On Scotts Singapore
A buffet that affectionately accommodates each of its diner’s palate, based from Mediterranean, Asian, and Japanese cuisines, Carousel takes an innovative leap into offering one of the best high tea menu curations, consecutively voted as the Best Buffet Restaurant in Singapore for 7 consecutive years, and Halal-certified kitchens.
It serves a superior quality of late afternoon meal options, putting you into a relaxing halt from the world’s endless distresses. Some of their iconic high tea choices include berries tart, a mixture of berries with diplomat cream; Hojicha Ivory cake, an infusion between white chocolate mousse roasted Japanese green tea; and Okinawan sweet potato and soya milk cake. A scrumptious assortment of praline and macarons are available, as well, if you prefer tiny nibbles rather than tremendous servings of such soothing delights.
Address: Royal Plaza on Scotts, Lobby Level, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
Phone: +65 6737 7966
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 7:00pm (Daily)
Chihuly Lounge @ The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Decoratively inspired by the reputed glass artist Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Lounge exhibits some of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures, augmenting its relaxingly welcoming ambience, to where the explicitly prepared sets of menu are served by the impeccable service staff. They serve, within their 8-course Afternoon Tea Set and Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet Menu, delightful desserts, richly packed sandwiches, hot and cold savoury selections, and a series of stuffing dishes. Some desserts include the spiced pumpkin tart; nougat mousse, madeleine biscuit, and clementine; and chocolate and pear choux puff. And the homemade wagyu beef patty, baked egg en cocotte, and chicken Rendang are among its hot savoury selections. While their cold savoury selections are consisted partly of octopus carpaccio, scallop confit, and tomato salad. And, ultimately, their 8-course Afternoon Tea Buffet Menu are dazzled by the inclusion of the homemade smoked salmon, beef pastrami cornichon, and truffle egg mayonnaise.
Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore, SG 039799
Phone: +65 6434 5288
Opening Hours: 12:00nn to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday),
2:30pm to 5:00pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Having a quality time and enjoying your late afternoon tea at the 70th floor of a grande multinational hotel feels like sitting in the clouds while sipping nature’s melded goodness in a cup, which is exactly what it feels like when you’re dining in Skai. With its wonderfully collected menu and a mesmerising scenery of the city below it, Skai takes its diners to an unwinding high tea experience that dislodges them of regular fuss, with its offering of its most rejuvenating organic premium teas and resuscitating condiments.
Accordingly, primely blended teas offered by Skai include chocolate mint truffle, with soft notes of vanilla, rich chocolate, and hint of mint; white sky tea 5, blended with the flavours of Yin Zhen; and red robe tea, a fusion of golden-tipped and black tea. Other options for sweets and savours are crab roll, foie gras, sudachi almond macarons, sesame choux puff.
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Singapore
Phone: +65 6431 6156
3:00pm – 5:00pm (Sunday to Friday)
Offering local and international dishes and classic cheap French delicacies and ceiling-high windowed rooms, allowing diners to have a slightly obstructed view of the Marina Bay waterfront, La Brasserie is unarguably one of the best afternoon tea hubs in Singapore, if not the best.
Among their delectable offerings of high tea options are the Imperial Oolong, a divinity of sweetness and fruitiness; the Chamomile, made from aromatic fresh chamomile flowers; and the English Breakfast, a strong tea with light floral undertones. And some iconic fulfilling savour choices are seared beef pastrami with pesto, cornichon, salsa and brioche bread; five-spice smoked chicken with guacamole on sesame tartlet; and dill and crab meat mayonnaise with baby radish and mustard cress. Also, you should never forget taking delight from the few notable choices of its sweets, some of which include the chocolate Moelleux, the Battenberg cake, and the maple pecan orange tart.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore, SG 049326
Phone: +65 6877 8911
Opening Hours: 12:00nn–2:30pm, 6:30pm–10:30pm (Monday to Friday),
12:00nn–3:00pm, 6:30pm–10:30pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Brasserie Les Saveurs
Captivating its diners with French inspired cuisines, nuanced by the evolutionary experiences of The St. Regis’s master chefs, Brasserie Les Saveurs has a lot to offer for every gastronomical preference, asserting its diners to have a loosening meal in an unwinding ambience. Even more so, high tea sessions at Brasserie Les Saveurs are ideal if you look into retreating from the abruptly revolving world, for it offers exceedingly relaxing meals and teas.
Overflowing with a delightful array of sweet cakes and pastries, including the classic and raisins scones, and fresh baked lemon madeleines, served with clotted cream and strawberry jam, along their prime choices for sweets and savours, some of which are smoked salmon, salmon roe, cream cheese, raspberry and pistachio financier, hazelnut and milk chocolate tartlet, and orange mascarpone dome. Also, their timeless elegance of must-try tea selection include the Chamomile, Jade of Africa, Lemon Bush, and Crème Brûlée.
Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Lobby Level, The St Regis Singapore, Singapore, 247911
Phone: +65 6506 6860
Opening Hours: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (Daily)