In the mood for…high tea
Art thou feeling a tiny bit parched? Feel free to refresh thyself with our list of recommendations. Bookmark these spots where you can indulge in a delightful high tea session with your besties and while the afternoon away!
1. A PRETTY ”ARTEASTIQ” AFTERNOON
If dainty desserts are your thing, be sure to check out Arteastiq for its exquisite high tea sets, sure to please the palettes and provide the perfect backdrop for catching up with friends. Signature (2 pax) and Deluxe Teasery (1 pax) comes with a choice of 8 sweet/savoury morsels each. Note: You can even add some bubbly (p.s. champagne) if you feel like it.
Availability: 1.30pm to 5.30pm (Weekdays); 2.30pm to 5.30pm (Weekends)
Price: $48++ (2 pax) / $32 ++ (1 pax)
Venue: Plaza Singapura / Mandarin Gallery
View Menu: http://www.arteastiq.com/mandarin-gallery-menu/ (scroll to bottom)
2. MAKE MERRY WITH MEATLESS MORSELS
Focusing on fusion cuisine, this modern vegetarian restaurant under Koufu Group introduced a new high tea menu this year, which comes with a choice of Teh Susu or Kopi Susu. Expect colourful nyonya kuehs, savoury tarts and even vegetarian version of ever popular fried mantous in chilli crab gravy. (Note that dish selections might vary according to ingredients available)
Availability: Weekends only | Price: $38.80++
Venue: elemen Classic, Great World City
View menu: http://www.elemen.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/Elemen19_Hitea_R4_A4_Menu.pdf
3. HIGH TEA, THE SINGAPORE WAY
Hosting your overseas buddy? No better time to wear your love for SG on your sleeves and hop over to Baker’s Brew for a local-inspired buffet treat at Baker’s Brew, which serves up a tempting array of finger food such as Bak Kwa Scones, Chwee Kueh Puff, Pulut Hitam Cake, Kaya Butter Tart and more in the (somewhat cheesily) named ‘Uniquely Singapore High Tea Set. Even the drinks are infused with familiar flavours – check out Lemongrass Pandan Brew and Honey Roselle Brew (limited to 2 beverages for each person).
Availability: Weekdays and weekends, $58 (2 pax)
Venue: Baker’s Brew Studio @ Paragon #05-46, 290 Orchard Rd
View menu: http://www.bakersbrew.com/uniquely-singapore-high-tea
5. CHI-CHI HIGH TEA, NYONYA-STYLE
What better way to round up an enriching museum trip than with a culinary experience from doyenne of Singapore cooking, Violet Oon? A crossover of flavourful Peranakan ingredients with well-loved local delights, let the likes of Otak Crostini, Nasi Kuning Serunding and Kueh Lapis Sago tingle your tastebuds on the Singapore High Tea set.
Availability: Daily 3pm – 5pm (National Gallery) | Price: $56++ (2 pax)
Venue: National Kitchen by Violet Oon, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #02–01, National Gallery Singapore (City Hall Wing)
View menu: National Gallery —> https://violetoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/VO-NATGAL-MENU-HIGHTEA-INSERTweb.pdf
For high tea menus of other branches, pls refer to https://violetoon.com
5. SIP TEA LIKE A TAI TAI
Nothing beats traditional high tea – think scones, sandwiches and pralines! At Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza, let the buttery fragrance transport you to a leisurely afternoon, perfectly paired with earl grey or morrocan mint. Yums.
Availability: Weekdays 2pm – 5pm | Price: $33++ per person
Venue: Lobby Lounge, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
6. COFFEE, TEA OR BEE? BOTANICAL-INSPIRED HIGH TEA
Fennel Cafe on Level 2 offers a generous selection of decadent delights – selection of sweet and savoury treats such as finger sandwiches; house-made scones and macarons of the day, paired with tea and coffee selections (add on $5++). And all amidst the flora displays at the famed flower dome conservatory.
Availability: Daily 3pm – 5.30 pm; Closed Tues | Price: $38++ per pax
Venue: Fennel Cafe, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive
View menu: https://pollen.com.sg/menu/afternoon-tea/Fennel%20Afternoon%20Tea%204.7.19.pdf
7. NO-FRILLS HIGH TEA IN THE MALLS
Tired from shopping? Recharge with a droolicious afternoon high tea that features the best nibbles from the Providore at Tangs. Savoury tartlets and traditional buttermilk scones are just some of the delights you can share with your hi-tea buddy. Come on down to give this a try.
Availability: Daily 12pm – 6pm | Price: $27.50
Venue: 310 Orchard Road, Tangs Orchard #02-22, Singapore 238864
View menu: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5774a8fa44024398b4b41836/t/5d65fba6fd08e100010d241d/1566964656551/TPCafe%40TANGS+Menu+2019-08-08.pdf
8. HIGH TEA SURPRISES FROM A FRIENDLY STRANGER
Always wanted a private dining experience without the noise of chatty diners and annoying kids? This might just the place for you. Held in the comfort of the host’s 15-storey apartment, enjoy a high tea experience inspired by culinary influences from host Chris’ travels. Be sure to check out their Vietnamese Grilled Pork Wrap, Eggplant Neapolitan and signature dumplings in flavours such as Tom Yum and fermented bean. Tiered nibbles include 3 sweet and 3 savoury items.
Availability: Open for bookings every Monday to Thursday, anytime between 1pm to 4pm (min. 3 pax)
For more information, PM @idohighteas on Instagram or
read our review: https://wheretoeat.asia/private-dining-special-indulging-in-high-tea-in-a-strangers-home/
**All information correct at time of publish. Images are courtesy of website and Facebook pages of the respective restaurants. Pls refer to websites for latest updates.