An afternoon tea session sounds like a great idea to relax and unwind but we get it, most of these indulgent high tea sets come with a rather hefty price tag which is usually out of our budget.
With that in mind, AVENUE ONE has put together a list of 15 high tea sets that cost below S$30++ per person, so that you can enjoy a scrumptious afternoon feast without breaking the bank.
1. L’eclair Patisserie
L’eclair Patisserie’s Degustation High Tea Set is full of uniquely delicious savoury canapes such as Parmesan Onion Crostini, Warm Crab Gougéres, Smoked Salmon & Dill Tartlet Roasted Mushroom Au Vent, and many more. To balance out the savoury treats are five assorted mini eclairs, as well as your choice of either coffee or tea.
The Degustation High Tea Set is priced at S$55 for two pax (S$27.50 per person) and is available for dine-in only at three different time slots: 12pm to 1.30pm, 2pm to 3.30pm, and 4pm to 5.30pm.
Address: 190 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore Shopping Centre, #01-28, Singapore 239924
2. Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Treat yourself to a high tea session, with a beautiful view of the scenic Singapore River if you need a break from the hustle and bustle. Included in this high tea set are cold and hot bites for you to munch on.
Look forward to Smoked Duck with Cantaloupe Melon and Honey Mustard Sauce and Salmon Gravlax with Roe and Wasabi Mayonnaise under the cold selections, followed by a Spinach Quiche Beef Slider or Homemade Chicken Pie Stuffed with Jalapeno and Cheese under the hot selections.
Then, indulge in sweet creations such as Panna Cotta with Mango Passionfruit Compote and Cheesecake Mousse Cake. Also included in this set are chilled juices and a free flow of coffee and tea.
The High Tea by the Riverside Set is now priced at S$46.50++ for two pax (S$23.25++ per person) instead of S$62++ and is available daily from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
Address: 392 Havelock Road, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Ground Floor, Singapore 169663
3. TWG Tea
One of the go-to spots for many to enjoy a high tea session, you can’t go wrong with TWG Tea’s 1837 High Tea set which is a simple yet fulfilling one. Included in this set is a choice of two freshly baked Muffins or Scones which are served with either the signature Tea Jelly and whipped cream or a fresh patisserie from the TWG trolley.
The 1837 High Tea Set is priced at S$20 per person and is available daily. If you’re after a wider range of savoury and sweet treats, there are other high tea sets for you to choose from as well.
This High Tea set is available at all TWG Tea outlets island-wide. Check out the full list of outlets here.
4. Sweetea Caffe
A hidden gem located on a beautiful rooftop in Chinatown, Sweetea Caffe gives you nostalgic Hong Kong film vibes, perfect for snapping some beautiful OOTD shots for the ‘gram.
After all the photo-taking, sit by the open space to enjoy the high tea set that includes a cake, muffin, chocolate danishes, and luncheon meat sticks while taking in the Chinatown view. The drinks that come along with your high tea are equally as Insta-worthy, so make sure they’re in your shots.
The High Tea Set is priced at S$38.80 per set, suitable for two to share (S$19.40 per pax) and is available daily. Alternatively, if you are craving something heavier, larger high tea sets are also available on the menu.
Address: 15A Trengganu Street, Singapore 058469
5. Violet Oon Singapore
A household brand in Singapore known for its local delights, you will be spoilt for choice with Violet Oon’s High Tea Set which houses seven savoury bites and six sweet treats.
Expect signature specials like Egg Salad Tartlet with Pineapple Patcharee, Coronation Chicken on Crispy Wonton Skin, and Kueh Ko Sui. Additionally, you can also choose to top up S$8++ for upgraded premium tea.
The High Tea Set is priced at S$58 for two persons (S$29 per pax) and is available daily.
This High Tea Set is available at all Violet Oon Singapore outlets. Check out the full list here.
6. MASA By Black Society
This unique dim sum-themed high tea set is probably one of the best deals on our list that gives you the most bang for your buck! Start off with something light like the Pigeon Siu Mai before moving on to the main goodies such as the Baked Egg Tart, Rosie Red Bean Baozi, and Mango Prawn Salad Roll.
Unlike other high tea sets, this one lets you enjoy a scoop of ice cream at the end with a range of flavours for you to choose from.
The High Tea Set is priced at S$25.80 for two persons (S$12.90 per pax) and is available daily from 2pm to 6pm. Top up an additional S$58.80++ if you would like to pair your high tea with Moët Mini.
This High Tea Set is available at the MASA by Black Society outlets at ION Orchard and Great World City.
7. The Coastal Settlement
If you are craving a taste of local, then this high tea set is the one you should go for. Inspired by the multicultural tastes from the Straits Settlement, you’ll get to feast on a unique blend of Asian delights, ranging from spring rolls and siew mai to beef rendang with prawn crackers.
Of course, staple sweet treats such as assorted cakes and pastries are also included, striking the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.
The Afternoon High Tea is priced at S$19 per person and is available daily from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Address: 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
8. Teahouse 1973
With this budget-friendly afternoon tea set, look forward to a range of delectable sweet and savoury treats such as mini burgers, pastries, and a range of freshly baked cakes, where different dishes are being served every day. The high tea set comes together with a fresh pot of tea for you to sip on throughout the afternoon.
This High Tea for 2 Set is priced at S$35 for two persons (S$17.50 per pax) and is limited to only 12 sets per day on a first-come-first-serve basis. Available on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays only from 2pm to 5pm.
Address: Block 53 Sims Place, Singapore 380053
9. The Marmalade Pantry
Set in a cosy and aesthetically pleasing space, an afternoon tea session at The Marmalade Pantry would definitely lift your mood. Enjoy a huge selection of small bites from the savoury open-face truffle egg mayo and cranberry chicken sandwiches to scones served with orange marmalade and clotted cream. The high tea set comes with two pots of Monogram artisan tea of your choice.
The Afternoon High Tea Set is priced at S$54++ for two persons (S$27++ per pax) and is available on Fridays, weekends, and public holidays from 3pm to 6pm. Additionally, you can top up S$28 for a 200ml Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial.
This set is available at all The Marmalade Pantry outlets located at ION Orchard, Oasis Hotel Downtown, and Oasis Hotel Novena.
10. Brunches Cafe
Tucked in the corner of Rangoon Road, Brunches Cafe serves up a unique high tea experience where you’ll be surrounded by a glorious showcase of vintage collectibles.
As for the high tea set, it’s served in an elegant birdcage-inspired stand where an array of exquisite sweet and savoury treats are handpicked by the cafe’s chef. Also included in the set is a pot of hot tea from a selection of house blends.
The Brunches High Tea Set is priced at S$36 for two persons (S$18 per pax) and is available from 11am to 10pm on weekdays and from 10am to 10pm on weekends.
Address: 96 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218381
11. Jumbo Seafood
The first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Jumbo is probably a seafood feast, but did you know that they have high tea sets too? Jumbo’s dim sum-style high tea set comes with 10 different dishes, which is perfect if you are someone who loves ordering various dim sum dishes to try.
Indulge in dim sum classics such as the Baked Egg Tarts with Salted Egg Yolk Puffs, Baked Jumbo Chilli Crab Puffs, and Steamed Prawn & Corn Dumplings. To end things off on a sweet note is a Mini Chilled Lime Jelly with Peach Resin and mixed fruits. For the beverage, choose between Wellness Eight Treasures Tea or the Oriental Beauty Tea with wolfberries.
The Dim Sum Afternoon Tea Set is priced at S$48 for two persons (S$24 per pax) and is available daily from 2pm to 5.30pm. Additionally, you can choose to add on a Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, starting at a price of S$48.
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #04-09/10, Singapore 238801
Known for their handmade, artisan baked goods, you know you definitely won’t go wrong with a high tea set from Cedele.
Start off with savoury with a slider of your choice (which you can pick either the Crispy Soft Shell Crab & Hollandaise or the Grilled Beef Patty & Cheese), Smoked Salmon & Pancake Coins, as well as yummy Truffle Fries.
For your sweet tooth, dig into some classic Cedele cakes, Drop Scones served with homemade fruit jam, and Dark Jamaican Rum Tiramisu. Sip on your choice of coffee or tea as you while away the afternoon.
The High Tea Set is priced at S$48++ for two persons (S$24++ per pax) and is available daily from 2pm to 6pm. Additionally, if you would like a little alcohol to go with your afternoon tea treats, you can top up S$42++ for a bottle of Jean Noel Haton Champagne.
This set is available at Cedele All Day Dining Concepts, located at Marina Bay Sands, Wheelock Place, and Great World City.
A luxurious tea set that doesn’t hurt your bank balance? Yes, it exists right here at Arteastiq. Savour unique creations like Foie Terrine on toast bread, yuzu marmalade, and crushed pistachios and Smoked Salmon Roulade with cream cheese and tobiko.
Following that are classic desserts like Mini New York Cheesecake and Chocolate Cone with banana custard. To accompany your small bites, pick two speciality teas of your choice.
The Signature High Tea Set is priced at S$48 for two persons (S$24 per pax) and is available daily from 1pm to 5pm.
Address: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15, Singapore 238867
14. The Peranakan Restaurant
Another high tea set that is perfect for those who prefer more local flavours, this set is inclusive of various classic local delights and starts with a hearty bowl of noodle of the day which is usually either Mee Siam or Dry Laksa.
Then, continue on with nyonya dishes such as Kueh Pie Tee, Satay Babi Kong Bak Pao, and Pulot Enti with mildly spicy shrimp. Included in the set is a pot of hot drink which can help wash down the spice.
The Peranakan High Tea Set is priced at S$30 per person on weekdays and S$35 on weekends, available daily from 2pm to 5.30pm. Do note that this set can only be ordered with a minimum of two diners.
Address: 442 Orchard Road, Claymore Connect, Level 2, Singapore 238879
15. Cafe De Paris
If you’re a fan of Korean cuisine, then this is definitely the high tea set for you. Expect Korean mini fruit bonbons, assorted mochi bites, and even house-made Mille Crepes!
On the savoury section, savour bites like Katsudon Chicken Focaccia Toast drizzled with barbeque sauce and Torched Scallops with mozzarella cheese and mayo, topped with tobiko roe.
The High Tea Set is priced at S$49.90 for two persons (S$24.95 per pax) and is available daily till 15 August. WhatsApp Cafe De Paris at 9357 6108 to enjoy 10% off, or get 15% off your high tea set when you book an art jamming session with Cafe De Paris!
Address: 313 Orchard Road, [email protected], #B1-37, Singapore 238895