Delicate trays of tiny sandwiches and delectable cakes, exquisite blends of tea served in the finest tea sets, the chatter of voices over the tinkling of cutlery on china. This is high tea at its very best.
While it may be something of a British tradition, afternoon tea has become incredibly popular in Singapore. Whether it’s a special treat for a special occasion, or simply a chance to catch up and enjoy the company of friends and family, high tea is something to be savoured and enjoyed.
So, where should you go for high tea in Singapore? With so many delightful high teas on offer, it can be difficult choosing where to go. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some of the afternoon tea options you simply must try.
Time for Tea
With its exceptional outlook onto the Marina Bay waterfront, The Landing Point at The Fullerton Bay Hotel provides a wonderful spot to experience a delectable afternoon tea. Stylish and chic, this beautiful bar offers a comfortable setting to relax and enjoy its glorious range of afternoon tea goodies.
Opt for an al fresco seat, or sit inside if the afternoon is too warm, then pick from a splendid selection of teas – or mix it up with any of the bar’s wondrous artisanal cocktails! Tempt your tastebuds with a lovely range of savoury delights and sweet treats – not to be missed are the scrumptious scones, complete with berry jam and clotted cream. Music completes the experience, as the resident pianist entertains with ballads and the classics.
Over at The Fullerton Hotel, The Courtyard offers another enchanting afternoon tea experience. Located in the hotel’s stylish sunlit atrium, The Courtyard is both elegantly sophisticated and wonderfully relaxed, providing a superb selection of high tea treats and a full list of magnificent teas, accompanied by exquisite music from their harpist.
Savoury options include the otak-otak and quail egg sandwich with walnut bread, brie, plum jelly and pistachio on a hazelnut cracker, and smoked salmon mille feuille with avruga caviar. As for those sweets, be sure to try the vanilla crème brûlée, the chocolate éclair, and of course, the scones.
Offering a luxurious high tea buffet, 10 SCOTTS is another popular spot for high tea in Singapore. Situated within Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 SCOTTS provides a stylishly tranquil atmosphere, overlooking the hotel’s cascading two-storey waterfall.
Choose from an excellent range of gourmet teas and coffee made with 100% certified organic Arabica beans, or splash out to enjoy high tea with free-flowing Perrier Jouët champagne. Then, simply pick your way through the astonishing selection of savoury and sweet items, filled with indulgent high tea favourites.
For an authentic afternoon tea experience, head to the Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Singapore. With its chic yet inviting setting, and its tremendous range of afternoon tea delicacies, the Lobby Lounge most definitely deserves a spot on the must-visit afternoon tea list.
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea in this unique heritage setting, surrounded by old-world charm that radiates elegance. Bringing together live music, warm lighting and a delectable array of sweet and savoury delights, this is what afternoon tea is all about.