Thursday, December 13, 2007

List of High Tea Buffets and Traditional English Tea

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UPDATE 3 Oct 2009: There is an expanded and updated list here.
http://www.camemberu.com/2009/10/singapore-high-tea-buffet-list-updated.html

There are very few updated buffet lists that focus on high teas. So I thought I'd create one. There are two types - the ever popular buffet and the more elegant traditional English tea - think scones and open-faced sandwiches often served on three-tier silver stands (fixed portions).

I have pulled together information by calling direct and off websites. The list is by no means exhaustive. If there is a place you think I should include, feel free to email or leave a comment (ideally with the full details!). I will share this list in selected forums but this post on the blog will be the centrally updated version.

Dec is a tricky month for compiling information as festive pricing comes into play for many establishments. To be really safe, please call the restaurant to confirm pricing, timing and reservations (very essential for festive periods as many places are fully booked). Prices are also subject to change in the new year - some places hinted at an increase (but can't divulge details).


HIGH TEA BUFFETS (sorted by hotel name)

ELEMENT RESTAURANT
Amara Singapore
High Tea buffet
12.30pm - 5pm (weekends only)
Adult $29++
Child $19++
Tel: 6879-2555

CAFE VIC
Carlton Hotel
Weekend High Tea
12 noon - 5pm (weekends only)
Adult $29++
Child $15++
Tel: 6311-8195

OSCAR'S
Conrad Centennial Singapore
doesn't have high tea anymore! But the Lobby Lounge has three-tier afternoon tea (see below)

ONE-NINETY
Four Seasons Hotel
High Tea Buffet offering local (Chinese, Indian, Malay), Filipino and Balinese cuisine (no International!)
2pm - 5pm (Sat only)
Adult $45++
Child $25++ (aged 4-12)
Tel: 6831-7250

CAROUSEL - see review here
Royal Plaza on Scotts
High Tea Buffet
3.30pm - 5.30pm daily
Adult $25++ (weekday); $32++ (weekend)
Tel: 6589-7799

TIFFIN ROOM
Raffles Hotel
International and local (no curries) High Tea Buffet
3.30pm - 5.30pm daily
Adult $37++ / Xmas festive price $49++ (Dec 13 - 26)
Child $23++/ Xmas festive price $32++ (Dec 13 - 26)
Tel: 6412-1190

AQUAMARINE
Marina Mandarin
Asian High Tea
12noon - 4pm (weekends only)
Adults $36++
Tel: 6845-1111

MEZZA9
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Mezzatea (modern high tea concept)
12 noon - 5pm (Sat only)
Adult $35+++
Child $22+++
Tel: 6732-1234

SCOTTS LOUNGE
Grand Hyatt Singapore
High Tea buffet (more on sweets/desserts/choc fountain)
2pm - 5pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Adult $28+++
Child $20+++
Tel: 6732-1234

COFFEE LOUNGE
Goodwood Park Hotel
Local High Tea Buffet
2.45pm - 5pm
$28++ (Mon-Thu)
$32++ (Fri-Sun)
Click here for Xmas period dining promo prices
Tel: 6730-1746

L'ESPRESSO
Goodwood Park Hotel
English Afternoon Tea (buffet with sweet & savoury items, from scones to mini pizzas)
2pm - 5pm (Mon-Thu)
11.30am to 2pm; 2.30pm to 5pm (Fri-Sun; two seatings)
Adult $42++
Child $28++
Click here for Xmas period dining promo prices
Tel: 6730-1743

MIN JIANG
Goodwood Park Hotel
High Tea Buffet (mainly dim sum plus dessert)
3pm - 5.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Adult $21.80++
Child $14.80++
Tel: 6730-1704

SPICE BRASSERIE
Parkroyal on Kitchener Road
High Tea
12 noon - 4pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Adult $21.00++
Child $13.50++
Tel: 6428-3160

LA TERASSE
Orchard Hotel
Afternoon Tea (bigger buffet spread on weekends)
2pm - 5pm daily
Adult $28++
Child $16++

THE LIVING ROOM
Novotel Clarke Quay
High Tea - mainly European style, not Asian
3pm - 5.30pm (Fri, Sat only)
Adult $20++
Child $10++
Tel: 6433-8790

THE MARRIOTT CAFE
Marriott Hotel
High Tea
3pm - 5.30pm daily
Adult $35++ / $38++ (Dec 14-23)
Child $21++ festive pricing, will increase towards Xmas
*prices set to increase in the new year
Tel: 6831-4605

TOP OF THE M REVOLVING RESTAURANT
Mandarin Hotel
High Tea (buffet)
12noon - 2pm; 2.30pm - 4.30pm (Sat only)
Adult $35++
Child $21++ (aged 5-12)
Tel: 6831-6258

THE COURTYARD
Fullerton Hotel
Tea Rhapsody (East & West buffet)
1pm - 5pm (Sun)
Adult $48++ / $58++ (festive price til New Year's)
Child $28++ (same for festive price)
Tel: 6877-8129

CHECKERS RESTAURANT
Hilton International
12 noon - 4pm (Sat)
Adult $37.00++ festive price (no indication yet of reverting to normal price)
Child $18.50++
Tel: 6737-2233

WINDOWS ON THE PARK
Holiday Inn Park View
High Tea buffet
12 noon - 4pm (Sat & Sun)
Adult $40 for two pax (DBS promotion)
Adult $25++
Child $12.50++
Tel: 6733-8333

AXIS BAR & LOUNGE
Mandarin Oriental
Afternoon Tea Buffet - selection of local, English and Japanese items, mixed fruits, followed by the 3- tier stand (Japanese or English selections)
3pm - 5pm (Mon-Fri)
Adult $24++
Child $12++
Tel: 6885-3098

MELT - THE WORLD CAFE
Mandarin Oriental
Weekend High Tea Buffet
3pm - 5.30pm (weekends)
Adult $28++
Child $14++ (aged 6-12; kids below 6 dine free)
Tel: 6885 3082

PLAZA MARKET CAFE (restaurant's webpage not working!)
Raffles The Plaza (or is it The Fairmont now?)
High Tea
12.30pm - 5.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Adult $32++ (pre-xmas festive price)
Tel: 6431 6156

STRAITS CAFE @ RENDEZVOUS

Rendezvous Hotel
High Tea 3pm - 5.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Adult $24++ / $28++ (Xmas Day and New Year's Day)
Child $15++ / $17++ (Xmas Day and New Year's Day)
Tel: 6336-0220

CHIHULY LOUNGE
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet (more Western)
2.30pm - 5pm (weekends)
Adult $42++
Child $28++
Tel: 6434-5288

ROSE VERANDA - see review here
Shangri-La
*UNDER RENOVATION UNTIL END SEPT 2008* temporary location at lobby lounge
Afternoon high tea (English and Asian delights, 101 teas on WedgWood tea sets)
12pm - 6pm (Mon-Fri)
12pm - 3pm and 3pm - 6pm (Sat, Sun and PH; two seatings)
* for month of Dec, there will be two seatings every day
Adult $38++
Child $28++
Tel: 6213-4486

THE DINING ROOM - see review here
Sheraton Towers
High tea buffet
12 noon - 4pm (Sat only)
Adult $28++
Child $15++ (aged 6-12)
Tel: 6839-5621

ELLENBOROUGH MARKET CAFE
Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel
High Tea Buffet of all-time local favourites
3:30pm - 5:30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Adult $22.90++ / $35++ (festive price 14 dec-1 jan)
Child $13.90++ / $18++ (festive price 14 dec-1 jan)
Tel: 6239-1847/8

EQUINOX
Swissotel Stamford
International High Tea
3 - 5pm (Mon-Sat); 3.30-5.30pm (Sun)
Adult $35.00++
Child $17.50++
Festive pricing 11-22 Dec
Adult $60++ with wine ; 45++ without
Tel: 6431-5629

CAFEBIZ
Traders Hotel
High Tea
12pm - 4pm (Sat) - the only seafood is a live prawns station
Adult $35/ Dec festive price $36++
Child $17.50/ Dec $18++
12pm-3.30pm (Sun) - additional egg counter, cereals, freeflow juices, fresh oysters
Adult $45/ Dec festive price $48++
Child $24.50/ Dec festive price $24++
Tel: 6831-4374


and if you're tired of dining on land, you can try

IMPERIAL JUNK CHENG HO
Level 1 Harbourfront
High Tea Harbour Cruise
3pm-5.30pm
Adult $32
Child $16


ENGLISH HIGH TEA (NON-BUFFET)

LOBBY LOUNGE - see review here
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Afternoon tea (3-6pm) S$22++
S$28++ for Sundays/public holidays, semi-buffet style with replenishable sandwiches, and cakes/pastries on separate buffet table
Tel: 6432-7483

FOSTER'S - THE ENGLISH ROSE CAFE
Devonshire afternoon tea - scones, cakes, finger sandwiches with fresh cream, butter, strawberry preserve and choice of tea/coffee
3pm - 6pm daily
$10.50++
Tel: 6466-8939

THE BAR
Four Seasons Hotel
Afternoon tea
2pm - 5pm (Mon-Sat)
$34++
Tel: 6831-7250

THE COURTYARD
Fullerton Hotel
English Afternoon Tea
2.30pm - 6pm (Mon-Sat)
$32+++/ $48+++ 29 dec
Tel: 6877-8129

HALIA RESTAURANT
Traditional English Tea
3pm - 5pm (Mon-Sat, excluding PH)
Adult $18++
Child - separate menu available
Tel: 6476-6711

THE LOUNGE
InterContinental Hotel
International High Tea - three tier style
2pm - 5pm daily
$25++ / $35++ (four tier for festive - Dec 15-31)
Tel: 6338-7600

THE MEZZANINE CAFE & BAR or MEZEBAR
Mandarin Hotel
High Tea
12 noon - 5pm (Sat & Sun only)
One pax $29+++
Two pax $50+++
6831-6286

AXIS BAR & LOUNGE
Mandarin Oriental
Afternoon Tea
3pm - 5pm (Sat-Sun)
$24++
Tel: 6885 3098

INTERMEZZO BAR
Orchard Hotel
Afternoon Tea
2pm - 6pm daily
$18++
Tel: 6739-6668

BAR & BILLIARD ROOM
Raffles Hotel
Afternoon Tea
3.30pm - 5.00pm (Mon-Sat)
4.00pm - 5.30pm (Sun)
$32++ / Xmas festive price $48++ (Dec 13 untl 26)
Tel: 6412-1194

CHIHULY LOUNGE
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Traditional Afternoon Tea
2.30pm - 5pm (Mon-Fri)
$32++
Tel: 6434-5288

This list has been compiled by Camemberu. For updates, corrections and additions, please check back at http://camemberu.blogspot.com/2007/12/list-of-high-tea-buffets-and.html

18 comments:

  1. woah!!thanks for the great list!!

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  2. ohmygosh, thanks! =)

    cheers,
    wenxiu

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  3. My god, i am amazed! this list simply blew me away. Hahaha. How did u compile all this info one? : )

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  4. Thanks, everyone!

    Ladyironchef: just dogged phone calls and online trawling. :) And one discovery leads to another.

    Actually I'm not even a high tea person but I thought there was a missing gap here in buffet lists. Now that I have some info, I might just go for high tea someday myself! Haven't gone in ages!

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  5. Thanks for your very informative post on high teas! Found your website by chance and am now an avid reader of your blog.

    Something to share. Went for high tea with 2 girlfrens at Conrad's Lobby Lounge yesterday and we really enjoyed ourselves.

    Stanchart cardholders currently enjoy 1 free tea set (choice of western or asian) for every 2 sets purchased. This is a pretty good deal as each set comes with a 4 tiered tray of goodies, scrumptous scones and freshly baked souffles coupled with refillable pots of coffee or tea. The ambience is plush yet cosy with live piano music tinkling in the background and attentive staff. Normal price of each set is about 22+++ but is set to increase slightly next year.

    Wishing u a speedy recovery and happy new year!

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  6. heyy the ritz's
    high tea is not buffet style?

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  7. The Ritz-Carlton has two types of high tea, buffet on weekends, three-tier set on weekdays. I listed them separately. Do a CTRL-F and type "Ritz" and you'll find the details.

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  8. which one is the best place to have high tea?

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  9. It really depends on what you like, Danielle. International or English style tea? And your budget, any occasion (birthday or casual outing with friends) involved, or other preferences (wanting the widest variety? highest quality but smaller spread?)

    Personally I've only tried two. Shangri-La Rose Veranda is a nice, quiet luxurious treat. The Sheraton Towers is not too bad either, but has a much smaller spread (and price tag). You can see photos in the posts.

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  10. Can I please entice you with this? >.< Look at the pictures!

    Gosh! shall we? :)

    Check out the press release!

    *dying*

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  11. hey that's an absolutely amazing list. my friends call me for help w afternoon tea choices, but i see i have a LOT to learn. thoroughly impressed :)

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  12. Great list, trying to find buffets where I can eat "everything" in one sitting on my next trip back home and am glad I thought to check you out. Thanks!

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  13. Hi There..

    Been following your blog and would like to comment that yesterday we went to the Raffles Hotel for afternoon tea and it was mediocre, at best. Below par service for an establishment of that level, not to mention very so so selection of scones, finger sandwiches. Strawberry tart was alright. Passable selection of "international" foods such as hak gao.

    Save your money and go elsewhere. We're still looking for the ideal place for afternoon tea.

    thanks for your list. Please do update if you find something interesting..

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  14. Hi,

    Anyone tried high tea at the new St Regis hotel? Care to comment?

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  15. Hey that's a very interesting viewpoint of Singapore. Which hotel did you stay at when you were there. Maybe we should meetup sometime when we're both together in singapore. Alternatively you can visit Yellow Pages Singapore to check up on the latest happenings in Singapore. Small country but I simply love it.

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  16. thank u so much for this super awesome list!
    some changes tho...

    1. melt no longer offers high tea
    2. Axis bar and lounge offers traditional english high tea but not buffet and for 32++
    3.Rose Varanda is at 36++
    4. And the living room at novotel is 30++

    Thank you sooooooo much for the list...helped me plan my 2nd anniversary with my boyfriend! =)

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  17. Thanks, dalvin! As you can see, many changes have happened, so this list is in dire need of an update!

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  18. What about high tea buffet in St Regis? Thanks! :)

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