Indulge in these sinful high tea spreads for a pampering afternoon.
Here, you can pretend you’re at a quintessential British café while digging into the three=tired Afternoon Tea set, available from 2:30-5:30 p.m. daily. Priced at $42 for two, its decadent savouries include Fresh Lobster in Citron Macaron and Mushroom & Sweet Corn Tartlets, while delightful sweets include a Luscious Lemon Tart and a Chocolate Choux au Craquelin with Hazelnut Cream.
d’Good Cafe, various locations
True to its name, high tea at Arteastiq is certainly an artistic affair. Housed in a photogenic two-tiered gold cage, its Signature Teasery tea set ($48++ for two) comes with an assortment of intriguing treats, like a Chocolate Cone with Banana Custard, and Foie Gras Terrine on Toast served with yuzu (a fragrant citrus fruit) marmalade and crushed pistachios.
Arteastiq, various locations
Located in Regent Singapore, Tea Lounge’s contemporary colonial interior makes you feel like you’re dining at a fancy indoor garden. On weekends, tuck into a high tea buffet (from $65 a person) with hearty offerings such as Roasted Wagyu Beef Rump and Whisky-Roasted Pumpkin, plus a Japanese dessert spread created by a Culinary Olympics gold medallist pastry chef!
Tea Lounge, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Regent Singapore, Level 1, 249715
This hotel resto exudes an aura of elegance and relaxation with its contemporary-yet-classic decor complemented by a breathtaking view of the five-metre cascading waterfall – perfect ambience for afternoon tea with friends.
10 Scotts, 10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Lobby Level, 228211
You’ll be spoilt for choice at this decade-old teahouse, which carries more than 30 types of premium Chinese teas. Sample two of the falvours and a craft cocktail alongside seven courses of handcrafted dim sum plus two dessert options in Tian Fu’s Imperial High Tea set ($42 a person).
Tian Fu Tea Room, various locations
Chaat, a popular North Indian street snack made from fried dough, is a pretty big deal here. Kailash Parbat’s all-day special chaat bar serves up a wide variety of offerings in generous portions, each topped with sev (a crunchy noodle-like cracker) and slathered in tangy sauces.
Try this: Pair the KS Chaat Platter (S$17) with the cafe’s ginger or masala chai (black tea brewed with spices and herbs) that goes for just $3.50 a cup.
Kailash Parbat, various locations
Treat yourself to the Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea ($48 per adult, $25 per child) and taste chilli bak kwa (barbecued meat) jam egg tarts and chilli crab bao (bun) while sipping on local-style kopi kosong (black coffee), teh tarik (tea) or air bandung (rose syrup milk).
The Clifford Pier, 80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel , 049326
Serving a good old spot of English afternoon tea since the 1970s, is Goodwood Park Hotel’s reputable “place for elegant teatime pursuits”. Along with two servings of tea or coffee, indulge in a smorgasbord of classic pastries, sandwiches, scones and – a familiar fave of diners here – a chocolate fountain (from $45).
Pay a touch more ($68 and up) for the buffet to get toasting with some Laurent-Perrier bubbly, too.
L’Espresso, 22 Scotts Rd, Goodwood Park Hotel, 228221
Priced at $38 for two, the afternoon treat includes two pots of tea (black, green, fruity or white tea); egg and cress, beef and horseradish, and Greenland shrimp finger sandwiches; buttermilk scones with candied orange and cranberry, strawberry preserve and clotted cream; and two cupcakes – creamy lemon curd Lavender Sugee or the decadent Mudslide – of your choice.
The Marmalade Pantry, various locations
Want something lighter? Opt for an English afternoon tea set at this cosy bar in Sheraton Towers Singapore. For $42 per person or $80 for a couple, choose from two mains: beef spaghetti, or seabass chips. Pick from three-tiers of tarts, cakes, sandwiches and scones to go with a welcome drink, and coffee or tea.
The Lobby Bar, 39 Scotts Rd, Sheraton Towers, 228230
By Mizah Salik, Sean Tham + Hazel Vincent De Paul, From The Finder Issue 297, / Photos: 123RF.com, Arteastiq, 10 SCOTTS, Tea Lounge, Tian Fu Tea Room, L’Espresso, Kailash Prabat, The Marmalade Pantry + The Clifford Pier
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