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What’s a better way to while away an afternoon than having high tea? Indulge in luxury, embrace the posh lifestyle for a day, and savour gorgeously made fresh tea with a side of savoury snacks and sweet treats. And so if you’re looking for a perfect high tea in Singapore, these 11 best places provide the perfect ambience, menus and environment so you can live out your posh dreams. Whether you want traditional finger sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam, or even some of Singapore’s traditional kuehs, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Pinkies up, everyone!

Best High Tea Places in Singapore

1. Isabel Bar

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Website: https://isabel.com.sg/

Address: 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857

Operating Hours: Daily, 3pm-12am

Located at the Maxwell Reserve Hotel, this high-class bar usually offers the best hand-picked selection of wines and champagnes. But you can also enjoy a fancy spot of high tea. Choose from their exclusively curated selection of blended Teas – including Love Me, Darjeeling Princess, Pink Flamingo, Purple Buds and Number 5 – along with a selection of both savoury and sweet bites. Not to mention the fresh English scones warm out of the oven! Elevate your high tea experience with caviar – or cavi-art, a plant-based seaweed caviar – and for those of you who enjoy a little alcohol, you can even add in some champagne or vodka. At Isabel Bar, you’ll have a high tea experience that is timeless, elegant and luxurious.

2. 1864 the Bar

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Address: 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885 

Operating Hours: Daily, 8am-10:30pm | 2pm-5pm (High Tea)

This stylish bar and tea lounge is the perfect place to have high tea in Singapore! Pick from two options: Pink High Tea or Festive Afternoon Tea!

Feel fancy with the elegance of the 1865 Pink High Tea experience. Try out their framboise caraïbe choux, peach apricot gâteaux, exotic fruit tarts, mini grilled vegetables, burratina and more! Plus, you can add on some decadent rosés for a truly relaxing afternoon tea.

Or want to experience a truly special end of year festive tea party? Only available from 1st November 2022 to 1st January 2023, you can enjoy tea with sweet desserts like apple tarts, fruit scones, pecan cinnamon cheesecakes, as well as savoury bites like mini turkey or smoked salmon sandwiches, truffle mushroom quiches, and crab meat with pumpkin in pie tee shell!

3. ATLAS

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Address: 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778

Operating Hours: Mon-Thu, 10am-1pm | Fri, 10am-2am | Sat, 3pm-2am

This grand lobby and bar at Parkview Square will definitely make you feel like you’re living the high life. As a unique ode to the culinary traditions of the 1920s with even Art Deco glamour and elegance, you’ll step into another world once you enter the doors. So come into ATLAS and indulge in a leisurely lifestyle with their High Tea selections. Their menu of European styled savoury and sweet items is complemented by delicious  tea options from their ATLAS Selection or Prestige Selection.

Plus, this December, you can enjoy the Festive Afternoon Tea for $66++ per person! Check out more details here!

4. Violet Oon Singapore

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Website: https://violetoon.com/

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Rooted in Nyonya and Singapore cuisine, Violet Oon provides simplicity and luxury with the finest of ingredients and well-thought out dishes. Their culinary expertise has created a menu full of flavours inspired by Nyonya, Chinese, Indian and Malay cuisines, truly representing Singapore’s rich heritage. 

Enjoy their Singapore High Tea Set for 2 for $59** to enjoy a fine dining experience for a reasonable price. With your tea, they offer savoury bites like kuay pie tee, otak on Belgium endive, chilli crab tartlets with quail eggs, and pulled beef sambal pao. Or choose sweeter tastes with bandung agar agar, sweet potato kueh, chendol pudding and valrhona chocolate flourless cakes. Not to mention, delicious tea served with it all!

5. The Courtyard

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Website: https://www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-hotel-singapore/dining/restaurants-and-bars/the-courtyard

Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 3pm-5:30pm | Sat-Sun & PH, 12pm-2:30pm & 3:30pm-6pm

Vegans, it’s your time to shine! The Courtyard’s plant-based Afternoon Tea set is the perfect (and flavourful) menu for sustainable dining. Not interested in fully plant-based menus or looking for something more true to the books? Try out their Traditional Afternoon Tea and Pink Afternoon Tea experiences, With endless options that range from vegetarian, vegan, non-dairy, pescatarian, nut-free, gluten-free and shellfish-free, there’s a menu for everyone. Listen to live harp performances on Thursday to Sundays while you enjoy luxurious high tea in Singapore!

P.S. They’re always changing up their high tea offerings so make sure to keep an eye out!

6. Arteastiq

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Operating Hours: Daily, 11am-10pm | Daily, 1pm-5pm (High Tea)

What do you get when you mix afternoon tea and art jamming? This boutique tea house oasis where you can get away and relax from the hustle and bustle. Connect with your creativity while sipping on gourmet teas and snacking on an eclectic range of continental cuisines. 

Try out Arteastiq’s Dream Teasery High Tea Set or National Treasure High Tea Set for your own high tea experience. Each set comes with a starter, savouries and sweet dishes that’ll positively melt on your tongue. And for any foodies out there, the Luscious Seafood High Tea includes starters, mains and either sweets or savouries that’ll fill you up and satisfy your bucket list!

7. MO Bar

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Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797

Operating Hours: Hours | Mon-Fri, 2pm-5pm | Sat-Sun, 12:30pm-2:30pm & 3pm-5pm (High Tea)

Looking for tea with a view? Take in the breathtaking sights of Marina Bay as you enjoy a spot of afternoon tea at MO Bar. Paired with artisan pastries and comforting light bites, you can choose from an exclusive selection of rare teas. For $52/person or $98/two people, devour a spread of dishes including floral figs, vanilla cheesecakes, toasted hazelnut sponges and more along with salted egg chicken with mango, lobster flatbread wraps, smoked duck breasts, and seasonal mushroom cassoulets among others! Ready for a sophisticated high tea in Singapore?

8. Anti:dote

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Address: 80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560

Operating Hours: Daily, 12pm-12am | Daily, 12pm-2pm & 3pm-5pm (High Tea)

Here’s a unique twist on high tea in Singapore! Instead of the traditional high tea dessert stands you may normally think of, Anti:dote serves their afternoon treats in a pristine white chest of drawers. This iconic centrepiece is full of a flavourful selection of treats.

Until 30 November 2022, travel around the world with Anti:dote’s afternoon of indulgence. With dishes from Spain, China, Japan, Italy, Korea, France, USA, even Singapore and more, you can experience a variety of tastes and flavours!

What’s more, your children can also have a great time! Not only do they have a special children’s afternoon tea menu, but it also has comforting dishes like PB&J or grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, mini fruit tartlets, chocolate strawberries, vanilla scones! To top it all off, they can enjoy hot or cold chocolate, apple juice and orange juice!

9. Wildseed Cafe

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Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178 | 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387

Operating Hours: Locations | Daily, 2pm-4:30pm (High Tea)

Ready to get away from the stresses of the busy city? Spend your afternoon tea atop Telok Blangah’s gentle hills or Seletar’s countryside plains! Wildseed Cafe offers afternoon tea for two at $58 where you can choose coffee or tea along with a selection of sweet and savoury finger foods. Try sweets like lemon meringue tartlets, strawberry shortcakes and almond financiers, or savoury dishes like crab salad croissants, mini french taste with chicken floss and furikake and mushroom quiches. This blooming cafe welcomes you to rest, relax and refresh with high tea in Singapore!

10. Skai

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Address: 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882

Operating Hours: Sun-Fri, 3pm-5pm (High Tea)

Located on the 70th floor of Singapore’s Swissôtel The Stamford, this refined restaurant offers iconic city views along with a perfect high tea in Singapore. Their menu offers savoury and sweet pickings for you to savour including tomato quiches, turkey spinach pesto, Japanese sweet potato cheesecakes, black sesame praline genoas and Skai chocolate bonbons. And that’s not even the end of the list!

Interested in living a premium lifestyle? Skai’s Premium High Tea set comes with all that and an extra premium dish of lobster, apple tzatziki and oscietra caviar, along with a selection of freshly baked madeleines and danishes. Not to mention, they have an extensive collection of champagnes, premium teas and Bacha coffee ready for you!

11. Tea Lounge

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Website: https://regentsingapore.com.sg/dining/tea-lounge/

Address: 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 2pm-5pm (High Tea) | Sat-Sun, 12pm-2:15pm & 3pm-5:15pm (High Tea Buffet)

Indulge in a truly quintessential High Tea experience at Tea Lounge! Enjoy aromatic coffees or freshly decanted teas along with mouth-watering finger sandwiches and pastries while sitting in a perfect garden lounge. They even have gluten free and vegetarian menus – with 48 hours advance notice – so anyone can enjoy!

Plus, if you want to experience a high-class afternoon tea in the comfort of your own home, Tea Lounge has got you covered. They have island-wide delivery and takeaway so you can enjoy the Regent Afternoon Tea anywhere!

Conclusion

Feeling hungry for a fancy afternoon tea experience already? I know I am! So when you feel like living high, why not check out one of these best tea rooms and bars? Premium service awaits!

And if you’re still hungry afterwards, why not visit some of these cafes or bakeries to fill you up? Or head over to the spa to completely relax and pamper yourself?

• Written by Adrija Chakravarti

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