Treat yourself to a classy afternoon at these wonderfully indulgent high tea buffets. From classic scones to local delights, whether you prefer finger sandwiches or nasi lemak, there’s something for everyone.


Albert Café

Albert Café’s weekend high tea buffet (Fri-Sun 2.30- 5.30pm, $23.28++) serves up various hot savouries like vegatable samosas, and the standard high tea fare including mini sandwiches, danish pastries and desserts. Nestled within the old school buildings of Albert Court, the surrounding ora and fauna adds to the café’s cozy charm. Reservations required. #02-01 Village Hotel Albert Court, 80 Albert Street.

Atrium at Holiday Inn

Start as early as lunchtime for Atrium’s high tea buffet (Sat-Sun 12pm-3.30pm; $58++ adults, $20++ children). Savour local flavours, in addition to the english tea time offerings, like fried oyster omelette, and have a go at their DIY kueh pie tee station. Atrium Holiday inn, 317 Outram Road. Tel: 6733 0188


At Carousel, high tea (Mon-Thu 3.30-5.30pm; $42++ adults) is a sumptuous affair. Feast on fresh salmon, tilapia and tuna sashimi, with oden or shabu-shabu on rotation. There’s also an array of seafood on ice and a deli corner that offers delicious beef pastrami sandwiches. Toss up a salad, or make a beeline for the Singapore rojak station and kueh pie tee. Another local fave is the nasi lemak, with dishes like sotong petai masak hitam and ikan siakap lada hijau ikan billis. Sweet treats include ice kachang and three flavoured chocolate fountains. Lobby Level Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road. Tel: 6589 7799

House at Dempsey

The popular vintage high tea menu at House has just been refreshed with over 30 new items served on a rotational basis. This hi-tea (Thu-Fri 3-5.30pm, $30++) is inspired by The Spa Esprit group’s collaboration with edible gardens to support local farming. Fresh herbs and spices feature in dishes like sweet potato leaf fried rice, phad Thai salad and avocado and chocolate cake. 8 dempsey Road. Tel: 6475 7787


A view of busy Orchard Road stretch is juxtaposed against the relaxing interior of KUVO. The weekend high tea (Sat-Sun 2-5.30pm, $42++) includes a three-tier stand of Asian delights, gourmet sandwiches and your choice of tea or coffee. We personally like the Tokyo-Singapore tea and the nutty-citrus yuzu kukicha. From the buffet spread, fill up on danish pastries, Peranakan delights, parma ham and a selection of cheeses. #02-01 Orchard Shopping Centre, 321 Orchard Road. Tel: 6733 8272


Have a joyful weekend enjoying Hotel Jen’s Singapore high tea buffet (Sat-Sun 3-5pm, $28++). it features a full spread with a wide dessert, local and dim sum selection, including Peking duck in crepe rolls, and open faced tandoori chicken. it also comes with free-flowing coffee and teas. Level 10, Hotel Jen Orchard gateway, 277 Orchard Road. Tel: 6708 8900

The Brass rail

Tuck into a spread of local treats at this high tea buffet (Sat-Sun, PH 3-5pm; $18.90++ adult). One of their must-tries is the live laksa station, as well as braised pork buns. indulge in their delectable desserts, bread pudding and selection of macarons. Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Road. Tel: 6631 3021


Tier Bar

Start your weekends right with a lush getaway on Sentosa island at the Tier Bar (Sat-Sun, PH 2.30- 5.30pm; $26++). Rest and relax with a spread featuring a mix of local and international goodies like Nyonya kueh, dim sum and laksa. Reservations recommended. Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa island. Tel: 6825 3868

Tiffany Café

Halal-certified and affordable, Tiffany Café offers a plethora of sweets and desserts, along with savouries from both the east and west. The spread (Sat-Sun, PH 2.45-5.30pm; $19.90++) includes local fare like dim sum and kueh, as well as mini sandwiches and cakes. Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen Street. Tel: 6531 5366

Straits Café

For durian lovers, you cannot miss treating yourself at Straits Café’s buffet (Sat-Sun, PH 3-5pm; $40++). Aside from the wide variety of local and western nibbles, some notable dishes include the hearty Peranakan laksa, Malaysian desserts like kueh lapis and seri muka and not forgetting the famed durian penget, along with durian puffs and crepes. Level 1 Rendezvous grand Hotel Singapore, 9 Bras Basah Road. Tel: 6335 1771


Chilli Padi Nonya Cafe

Head to this cosy west-side Peranakan cafe (Sat-Sun & PH 3-5.15pm; $10.80++) for a spread that includes chee cheong fun, siew mai, chwee kueh and kong bak pau. Help yourself to tauhu goreng, laksa, mee siam, kueh pie tee and fried items spring roll and samosa. From the Nyonya kueh table (10 varieties), colourful rainbow lapis, kueh kosui and kueh lapis await. Do visit on a Sunday if you, like us, love your bubur chacha. #06-21, 29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace. Tel: 6872 2982

LingZhi Vegetarian

Bring a fellow veggie-loving friend to enjoy their high tea buffet (Sat-Sun & PH 3-5pm; $14.80++). Start with crisp-fried sweet potato with plum powder and braised mushrooms with spicy beancurd sauce, before diving into the mushroom and corn bisque. Be sure to get in many orders of their dim sum: steamed Teochew dumplings, vegetarian barbecued pork’ buns and crisp-fried yam croquettes. Fill up on fried noodles with vegetables and mushrooms and round off your meal with black sesame or almond cream and chilled beancurd with mixed fruits. Chinese tea at $1.50 per person and pickles charged at $2 per plate. Minimum two to dine. #03-09 Velocity @ Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road. Tel: 6538 2992