6 Places To Indulge In Afternoon Tea With The Girlfriends

Make time for a quality catch-up with the girls over scrumptious bites and drinks.

By Mandy Lim Beitler        16 March 2022

March 8, 2022 marked the 111th commemoration of International Women’s Day. This month, gather the gals and celebrate the leaps and bounds women have made in society over these delightful afternoon teas.

1. Picnic in an oasis at Portman’s Bar

Photos: PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Singapore Instagram

Go for a delightful, nature-inspired afternoon tea in the lush garden setting of Portman’s Bar at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Singapore. It features a selection of sweet and savoury nibbles that showcase herbs, vegetables, and even edible flowers that are freshly picked from the hotel’s Urban Farm. Served in a picnic-style basket and perfect for that leisurely tête-à-tête, afternoon tea is available daily at $58++ per person, with an optional top-up for two hours’ worth of free-flow bubbly!

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the total bill; more info at safra.sg/promotions/parkroyal-marinabay-fnb

Level 4, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard
More info at panpacific.co/marinabay

2. All-you-can-eat high tea at Carousel

Photos: Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore Facebook

Multigenerational gathering of grandmas, aunts, mums, and daughters? You can’t go wrong with a hearty high tea at buffet specialist Carousel. Start off with fresh sushi and sashimi alongside fusion salads and classic Singapore rojak. Then warm up at various live stations, from teppanyaki and pasta to chicken rice and laksa. More must-tries include nasi ambeng with fragrant blue pea flower rice and comforting Chinese herbal soup. Not forgetting a wide array of desserts such as cashew nut brownie, pandan chiffon, ice kacang, and ice cream. High Tea is served daily from $42++ per adult and $27++ per child.

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the total bill; more info at safra.sg/promotions/carousel-buffet-restaurant

Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road
More info at carouselbuffet.com.sg

3. Classic Afternoon Tea: Timeless Icons at the Lobby Lounge, InterContinental Singapore

As we marvel at the growth of women’s rights over the decades, InterContinental Singapore presents a different sort of evolution via whimsically reimagined traditional local delights. For instance, Caramelised Pate a Choux with Peanut Diplomat Cream is camouflaged as grilled satay skewers, while Financier with Sable, Pandan Coconut Curd and Salted Mascarpone Cream takes the shape of kaya toast. Savoury treats include Assam Prawn Nanas Quiche and Beef Pastrami Sambal Cheddar Cheese Watercress Sandwich.

Rediscover these timeless icons daily from $55++ per adult till May 1, 2022.

Level 1, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road
More info at thelobbylounge.sg

4. Purple Afternoon Tea at the Fullerton Hotels Singapore

Themed around the colour historically associated with efforts to achieve gender equality, this purple-hued afternoon tea set is an elegant three-tiered affair. Look forward to free-flowing savouries, such as Dill-cured Norwegian Salmon and Caviar on Paprika Bagel, and Charred Bay Shrimp with Mary Rose Sauce. For dessert, savour Mulberry Choux, Raspberry Citrus Tart, Lavender Financier, among others. Held for the fourth consecutive year, $5 nett from the proceeds of every Purple Afternoon Tea set will be donated to United Women Singapore, in support of their efforts to advance women’s empowerment.

This teatime experience is available daily from $51++ per adult and $26++ per child till March 31, 2022.

The Courtyard at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore & The Landing Point at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
More info at fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-hotel-singapore & fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-bay-hotel-singapore

5. Periwinkle Afternoon Tea Set at the Marmalade Pantry

To celebrate and honour all women, The Marmalade Pantry is presenting a special rendition of its signature afternoon tea. It features a mouth-watering array of savoury bites, including Aburi Mentaiko Prawn on Brioche Bun and Roasted Vegetable with Basil Pesto Sandwich, accompanied by sweet treats such as Purple Yam Macarons and Blush Velvet Petite Cupcakes.

The Periwinkle Afternoon Tea Set is available for dine-in daily at $68++ for two persons, as well as for takeaway and delivery, till April 30, 2022.

Outlets at #04-11A ION Orchard; Level 1 Oasia Hotel Downtown; Level 1 Oasia Hotel Novena & #01-35 BHG Bugis Junction
More info at themarmaladepantry.com.sg

6. EmpowHer High Tea at The Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Singapore

A three-tier high tea experience fit for the superwomen in your life features at The Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Singapore this month. It comprises a mix of savouries such as Smoked Royal Salmon and Forest Mushroom Quiche, Ocean Crabmeat with Tobiko and Sweet Prawn Salad in Ube Roll, exquisite French desserts, assorted Nyonya kueh, and freshly baked vanilla and orange scones. $3 from every order of the purple-and-yellow themed set goes towards supporting United Women Singapore’s flagship Girls2Pioneers STEM programme and more.

The EmpowHer High Tea set is available daily at $88++ for two persons till March 31, 2022.

Tower Wing Lobby Level, Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road
More info at bit.ly/sls-lobbylounge-iwd

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