5 afternoon teas in Singapore to cater to your inner tai tai

By June 15, 2017Local Life

TL;DR – Scones and tea (or champagne), anyone?

There’s no better way to spend an afternoon out savouring dainty bite-sized sandwiches, scones with jam & clotted cream and other sinfully sweet treats paired perfectly with a nice pot of tea or a glass of bubbly. Channel your inner tai-tai with these exquisitely luxurious post-lunch and pre-dinner snack!

1.  Anti:Dote | Fairmont Singapore

Anti:Dote’s tea time menu offers diners with a choice of two different starters to begin with, you can choose from either the organic egg with fresh seasonal truffle or a platter of fried or steamed dim sum. This tea time platter that includes a medley of elegant bite-sized desserts, pastries and sandwiches are filled in every layer of a gorgeous cream-white jewellery drawer box. The medley of sweet and savoury creations include Passion Chocolate Cake, Candid Ginger Scones, Framboise Lychee Macaron, Dill Brioche, Confit Duck Rillette, Boston Maine Lobster, Wild Mushroom Duxelle Vol-au-Vent and many more. Every order of the set comes with a choice of TWG Tea or Coffee and some freshly made scones. If you’re in the mood for some luxurious indulgence and would like to go all out to pamper yourself, then you could order a flute of champagne at an extra charge of $15++ per glass.

Address: Fairmont Singapore,
2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882

Afternoon tea is served from –


Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Eve Of Public Holidays and Public Holidays:
12pm-2pm (First seating)
3pm-5pm (Second seating)


$48++ per person (with a choice of tea or coffee)
*There is an additional charge of $15++ for orders of Champagne.

2. Axis Bar & Lounge | Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Axis Bar and Lounge located at the Mandarin Oriental hotel boasts a stunning view of the iconic skyscrapers like The Fullerton Hotel and the Marina Bay Sands. The Axis Bar and Lounge offers a 5-course afternoon tea spread that begins with a diverse selection of savoury fusion-Singaporean canapes like the Aged Parma ham and melon with balsamic vinegar, Bandung rosella scone, Nonya potato curry puff, Braised beef Rendang pie and many more. The afternoon tea session is then concluded with an impressive 3-tier dessert stand of sweet treats like the Mojito lollipop, Mara de bois strawberry cheese tart and the Caramel banana pound cake. The canape and dessert selection changes on a monthly basis with an extensive list of fragrant TWG teas, such as the London Breakfast, Royal Thai Oolong or Earl Grey Fortune to pair with the light-snacks.


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Mandarin Oriental Hotel,
5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797

Afternoon tea is served from –


Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday
12:30 – 2:30pm (Additional seating)


$42++ per person  ; $80++ for two people (with a choice of any standard TWG tea offerings)
* There is an additional charge of $15/pot for a special TWG tea selection of “White Night Jasmine” or $25/pot for “Tukdah Darjeeling”.

3. Lobby Lounge | Intercontinental Hotel Bugis

The afternoon tea at The Intercontinental’s Lobby Lounge takes you on an enchanting culinary journey with a handcrafted three-tier English afternoon tea spread. The menu selection comes with delectable pastries, classic mini sandwiches and freshly-made scones together with creative seasonal highlights like a Hibiscus-Peach Sherbet, Raspberry-Rose Choux Pastry, Ratatouille-Thyme Flower Quiche, Duck Rillettes, Pickled Lotus Root & Chrysanthemum and more. If you’re not feeling too hungry but just wanna satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy a relaxing afternoon out, there is also an option of a nice big slice of cake with a choice of loose leaf tea or coffee for $16. The Lobby Lounge has a good selection of loose leaf teas that will definitely stand out to the tea lovers and has been divided into different categories like Green Tea, White Tea, Pu-Erh Tea, Black Tea, Blue Tea (Oolong), Decaffeinated Tea and Red Tea. You could even try the hotel’s signature InterContinental Singapore Heritage Tea, some freshly-ground South American coffee or pamper yourself with a glass of bubbly Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, which would definitely pair well with your delightful afternoon tea session.

Intercontinental Hotel Bugis,
80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966

Afternoon tea is served from –

2.00pm to 5.00pm


$78++ for two persons (inclusive of an array of fine loose leaf teas/coffee/iced beverages)

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$108++ for two persons (inclusive of an array of fine loose leaf teas/coffee/iced beverages and two flutes of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut)

$16 Cake+Tea/Coffee Option – Includes a slice of cake and your choice of loose leaf tea or coffee

4.  The Clifford Pier | Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

The Clifford Pier restaurant on the ground floor of the Fullerton Bay Hotel is located on and named after the original iconic pier that has a gorgeous view of the Marina Bay skyline. If you’re looking for a good mix of local Asian and Western flavours for your next get-together, the Clifford Pier offers a Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea spread is made up of tasty adaptions of our favourite Singaporean classics, Peranakan comfort food and an assortment of sweet & savoury Western treats. You can enjoy unlimited servings of Peranakan comfort food and light-bites like their Chilli Crab Bao, Orange Ambon, and Kueh Pie Tee, together with selection of nonya kuehs and jam sandwiches. You will get a complimentary pot of coffee or tea with every order of the Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea. If you are craving for some local drinks to pair with your afternoon snack, then you could even order familiar beverages like Teh Tarik, Air Bundung or Kopi Kosong from the menu. There is no better way to spend a delightful afternoon out with your loved ones than to dine in the presence of a magnificent skyline and if you’re lucky you might even be able to snap an insta-worthy sunset shot!

The Clifford Pier, Fullerton Bay Singapore,
80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326

Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea is served from:
Monday to Friday: 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

$45++ (inclusive of coffee or tea)

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5. Brasserie Les Saveurs | St Regis Singapore

The Brasserie Les Saveurs is located on the ground floor of the prestigious St Regis Singapore and they offer a lavish afternoon tea buffet experience. The restaurant aspires to provide every diner with a memorable gourmet experience with their buffet selection of hand-made waffles, scones, freshly-made crèpes, sweet & savoury treats and scrumptious sandwiches served on a triple-tier stand. Try some of the hotel’s finest teas together with the food, like the St Regis Singapore Blend which is a blend of black and green tea accompanied with hints of white rose, jasmine blossoms followed by malty notes of nuts and white chocolate. You can also look forward to be serenaded and mesmerized by the enchanting live performance by the hotel’s resident pianist. This would definitely be an ideal place to hold a dreamy, elegant bridal shower or a grand birthday celebration.


Brasserie Les Saveurs, The St. Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911

Afternoon Tea Experience:

Mondays to Fridays: 3pm to 5pm
$49++ per person

Saturdays: 3pm to 5pm
$53++ per person

Sundays: 4pm to 6pm
$53++ per person

Children (Age 4-12 years old):
$24++ on weekdays
$29++ on weekends


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Mel Tan

Author Mel Tan

Food & Travel Writer. I eat, dream & breathe food. Passionate about the South East Asian Cuisine & Culture.

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