Best places for high tea in Singapore

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Singapore is a foodie nation, so it's no wonder that high tea is one of our favourite pastimes.

Whether you're looking for a traditional afternoon tea with scones or something with a local twist, we've got you covered! Here are 5 of the most scrumptious high teas in Singapore.

1. Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

For an elegant afternoon tea with stunning views, head over to Axis Bar and Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental. Feast your eyes on the city skyline while you tuck into a delectable five-course spread. This high tea is brimming with intriguing creations like yuzu prawn terrine, lobster sandwiches and citrus cinnamon scones, so make sure to pace yourself! The menu changes every month, giving you the perfect excuse for a repeat visit.

Price: $42 per person
Available: 3pm - 5pm daily, with an additional 12:30pm - 2:30pm slot on weekends

2. Fairmont Singapore

Afternoon tea at Fairmont is a wonderfully quirky affair, with a treat-filled chest serving as the centrepiece at Anti:dote. Each drawer reveals a treasure trove of goodies, ranging from Earl Grey éclairs to mini Boston lobster rolls. If you've got a sweet tooth, you'll love the selection of petit desserts- there's Karukera chocolate mirror tart, Anti:dote rum baba, a lemon basil pound cake and more! The chocolate-dipped strawberries and handmade truffles should do the trick too. It's also the perfect place to bring kids- the special Children's Tea includes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and warm raisin scones.

Price: $38 per person
Available: 3pm - 5pm daily

3. The St. Regis Singapore

The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea at Brasserie Les Saveurs at St. Regis is a delightful pitstop after a busy day of shopping on Orchard Road. This high tea experience kicks off with a decadent three-tiered stand, so you can indulge in foie gras profiteroles, raspberry tarts and mocha éclairs galore. But wait… there's more! Save some space for the scone bar, where you'll find both sweet and savoury variations of this classic treat; the Perigord black truffle scone is particularly exquisite. If you're looking for the perfect tea to accompany this feast, opt for the exclusive St. Regis Singapore Blend. You'll thank us later.

Price: $49 per person (weekdays), $53 per person (Sunday)
Available: 3pm - 5pm (weekdays), 4pm - 6pm (Sunday)

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

High tea aficionados always flock to Chihuly Lounge, Ritz-Carlton, and it's easy to see why. Chihuly's sumptuous buffet offers a wide array of mouth-watering treats, from dainty canapés to savoury tarts. Their current Winter Afternoon Tea is a chocoholic's dream with ten chocolate desserts, featuring specially handcrafted desserts like the Chocolate Cheese Cake and Chocolate Millefeuille. The staggering selection of gourmet teas is also a highlight, so choose wisely!

Winter Afternoon Tea

Price: $58 per person
Available: 2:30pm - 5pm on weekends

Eight-course Afternoon Tea

Price: $39 per person
Available: 2.30pm - 5pm on weekdays

5. Capella Singapore

Enjoy the best of both worlds at The Knolls or Cassia at Capella, which serves up a unique East Meets West high tea. The first option is the Oriental Afternoon Tea, featuring a lavish assortment of dim sum dishes. Indulge in local favourites like barbecued pork buns and steamed siu mai topped with abalone, while sipping on jasmine green tea. In the mood for something more traditional? Go for the Colonial Afternoon Tea, which offers lemon tart meringues, passionfruit macaroons and opera cake. Either way, your tastebuds are in for a treat!

Price: $39.90 per person
Available: 3pm - 5pm on weekdays at The Knolls, 3pm - 5pm on weekends and public holidays at Cassia

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