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6 Unique Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experiences In Singapore

Indulge the queens of your heart in one of these delightful afternoon tea affairs around town.

By Mandy Lim Beitler        3 May 2024

This Mother’s Day, 12 May, treat the maternal figures in your life to a delightful afternoon tea spread. Whether she likes them dainty or decadent, there’s something here for every mum.

1. Chocohaven Afternoon High Tea at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre

If mum loves chocolate, take her to Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, where Hari’s Lobby Lounge & Bar is fulfilling every chocoholic’s dream. She’ll love the Valrhona Chocolate Hazelnut Feuilletine Bar, Salted Caramel Chocolate Tartlet and Pomegranate Pistachio Chocolate De Crème Pot, among others. Not to mention traditional and chocolate chip scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

To balance out the sweet indulgence, savoury delights such as Breaded Shrimp Patty Slider, Buffalo Chicken Crostini and a selection of elegant finger sandwiches will be served alongside. At just $78++ for two adults and $40++ for each additional person, the Chocohaven Afternoon High Tea is available from 12pm to 5pm daily till 30 June.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off the total bill; more info at safra.sg/promotions/hari’s-lobby-lounge-bar

Lobby level, 11 Cavenagh Road; singaporeorchard.holidayinn.com


2. Blooms and Bubbles Afternoon Tea at Paradox Singapore Merchant Court

Over in the Clarke Quay district, Crossroads Bar at Paradox Singapore Merchant Court entices with flower-infused delights. Served on an elegant three-tiered stand, savoury items include Salmon Tart with Sakura Cream Cheese, Ginger Flower Grilled Prawn with Thai Basil Onion Salsa, and Cauliflower Popcorn with Dakgangjeong Sauce.

Continuing the floral theme, there’ll be sweet treats starring rose, jasmine, orange blossom and blue pea flowers. Wondering where the bubbles come in? Well, each afternoon tea set also includes a bottle of Prosecco to complete your Mother’s Day celebration. Decently priced at $118++ for two persons, the Blooms and Bubbles Afternoon Tea is available from 3pm to 6pm daily till 31 July.

For something more substantial, celebrate over buffet lunch or dinner at Ellenborough Market Cafe instead. SAFRA members enjoy 50% off; more info at safra.sg/promotions/ellenborough-market

Level 1, 20 Merchant Road; paradoxhotels.com/singapore


3. Nikkei-inspired Afternoon Tea Experience at Hilton Singapore Orchard

Hilton Singapore Orchard’s botanical-themed lobby bar and lounge, Ginger.Lily, is the ideal setting for a relaxing tête-à-tête with mum as you indulge in its signature four-part afternoon tea experience together. Begin with small, savoury Nikkei-inspired dishes with Peruvian influences. This is followed by a charming bookshelf display of delicate Japanese sweets topped with edible flowers.

Next, toast to mummy dearest with Sei Bellissimi cocktails and mocktails at $14 each, or simply sip on the eponymous signature tea, The Ginger.Lily. All diners also get to take home a sachet of the restorative tea in the final step to this Mother’s Day Nikkei-inspired Afternoon Tea Experience, which is exclusively available from 1 to 12 May at $68++ per person.

Level 5, 333 Orchard Road; Tel: 6831 6273


4. Scented Afternoon Tea Reverie at Pan Pacific Orchard

This Mother’s Day, let mum unwind over a sensorial afternoon tea experience at Pan Pacific Orchard. Ensconced within the hotel’s Garden Terrace, Florette presents a journey of three parts in collaboration with luxury perfumerie, Maison de L’Asie. Travel through the vibrant cuisines of Singapore, Bali and Bangkok, each represented by a tier of treats on the afternoon tea stand.

A specially designed map guides you through each chapter, letting you experience the corresponding fragrance while savouring the pastries. Complement the adventure with your choice of TWG teas and Lavazza coffees or elevate the experience further with a tailored tea pairing at $20++ per person. The Scented Afternoon Tea Reverie is available from 1 May at $58++ per person.

Level 11 (Garden Terrace), 10 Claymore Road; Tel: 6991 6888


5. The Grand Voyage Afternoon Tea at Pullman Singapore Hill Street

Invite mum to unbox the world’s flavours at Madison’s, the New York City-styled dining concept at Pullman Singapore Hill Street. Settle into a cosy nook and let the world outside pass you by as you dive into a treasure chest of sweet and savoury bites, paired with premium Dilmah Silver Jubilee teas, including the Pullman Signature, a blend of black tea, frangipani, peach and ginger.

Look forward to highlights such as Lobster with XO Hae Bee Hiam on Brioche and Norwegian Salmon Tartare in Pie Tee Shell, before moving on to the likes of Apple Yuzu Mousse, and Black Pepper Cookies. The Grand Voyage Afternoon Tea is available from Mondays to Saturdays at $68++ per person.

Level 1, 1 Hill Street; Tel: 6019 7888


6. Thai-rrific Afternoon Tea at The Westin Singapore

Whisk mum off to the land of smiles in this one-of-a-kind afternoon tea at The Westin Singapore’s Lobby Lounge. Explore the rich flavours of Thailand through savoury starters such as Chang Beer Battered Soft Shell Crab with Papaya Salad, House-made Chiang Mai Pork Sausage, and Grilled Lobster Marinated with Pad Thai Sauce.

Moving on to desserts, Coconut Sticky Rice with Thai Egg Custard, Pinched Gold Egg Yolks, and more await. Leave room for Vanilla Scones, which are smoked with Thai fragrant candles, and served with kaya and clotted cream, then wash it all down with a glass of Thai Milk Tea. The Thai-rrific Afternoon Tea costs $68++ per person and is available daily till 30 June.

Level 32, Asia Square Tower 2, 12 Marina View; Tel: 6922 6988


Bonus Mother’s Day Promotions

If your mum would prefer something heartier to celebrate her special day, take her to SAFRA Toa Payoh, where she can choose between Siam Kitchen’s a la carte Thai buffet and the Thai-style hotpot buffet at Suki-Suki Hotpot. Not only can she feast to her heart’s content, she’ll also love knowing that half her meal is on the house (as all frugal mums do).

From 10 to 12 May 2024, mums enjoy 50% off the Premium Buffet with every three paying adults. Both restaurants are Halal-certified. Happy Mother’s Day!

More info at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/siam-kitchen & safra.sg/amenities-offerings/suki-suki-hot-pot


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