With Mother’s Day just around the corner, have you made any plans for her yet?
Why not indulge her in a day of pampering by visiting a spa with her, or go on a shopping spree with her. And after that you can bring her for a relaxing high tea.
These 5 exquisite restaurants offers enticing high tea menu without breaking your budget. So in case your mom goes “Aiya, high tea very expensive! Don’t need spend this kind of money la”, you can reassure her. Besides, for all she has done for you, she deserves the indulgence on this special day right?
TWG Tea Salon
Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B2-89/89A | (65) 6535 1837
Hi-Tea Seating: 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm | Price: $19 – $40++
With an extensive selection of more than 800 teas, TWG Tea Salon is the ideal place to go for the tea-lover in her. For their tea time, they offer 4 different menus to cater to different appetite. For the 1837 set, it includes 1 pot of tea with a choice of 2 muffins or scones or 1 patisserie; Chic set includes 1 pot of tea, 3 finger sandwiches, 2 muffins or scones or 1 patisserie; Fortune set includes 1 pot of tea, a choice of warm sandwich, 2 muffins or scones or 1 patisserie and 3 TWG Tea macarons. And you’re coming with an appetite; the Manhattan Set is similar to the Chic set, except that it comes with burgers instead of finger sandwiches, served with a delectable salad.
With 9 branches in Singapore currently, my favourite one would be TWG Tea on the Bridge at Marina Bay Sands. It’s much quieter, meaning a more relaxing and peaceful tea time for both mom and you.
The Lounge at Intercontinental Singapore
80 Middle Road, 1F Intercontinental Hotel Singapore | (65) 6825 1046
Hi-Tea Seating: 2.00pm-5.00pm | Price: $38++
As the only hotel in Singapore to preserve the Peranakan artistry, the lounge is decorated with a Peranakan touch, giving a different vibe from the other restaurants mentioned in this list.
The Lounge serves 2 different high tea menus: the 3-tier English High Tea Set (Chic English pastries and cakes) and the Peranakan High Tea Set (features intricate nonya keuhs, chili crab kueh pie tee, wagyu beef with rice crackle and other nonya fare). So if your mum prefers traditional flavours over the “ang moh” fareand you prefer the English-style Tea, this will be the place to bring her to.
Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens | (65) 6825 1046
Hi-Tea Seating: 2.00pm-5.00pm | Price: $28++
If your mom has a green thumb, she will most possibly enjoy being surrounded in the serenity of nature. Halia is located in the Ginger Garden inside Singapore Botanic Gardens. Known for their creative dishes that are the birth child of European and Asian traditions, some of the highlights in their tea menu include Wagyu beef rendang samosa, Gorgonzola and caramelised onion quiche and Coconut panna cotta. The Tea Set also includes a pot of tea from their wide list of tea selection or coffee.
Halia does not take in reservations for their Tea seating. However they advice that, half an hour prior to your arrival, make a call and check if they have available tables for your party and ifthey can hold the table for you within that half an hour.
Dim Sum Hi-Tea Buffet: 3.15pm-5.15pm | Price: $45++
If your mom prefers Chinese cuisine, or is craving for some good dim sums, Peach Garden has a Mother’s Day Special event at the Flower Field Hall in Gardens By the Bay. The Dim Sum Hi-Tea Buffet runs from 3.15-5.15pm at $45++ per pax.
The highlight of the event is “dining under a sea of suspended lights cycling through a rainbow of colours and pamper her to a hand spa indulgence with our compliments. Capture that precious moment for the day she won’t soon forget at the specially arranged photo booth and as a finale to this special day, enchant her with a stroll in the Flower Dome as she revels in the wonder of nature.”
Book your tickets Here. Do note there is a min. booking for 4 pax.
PS Café at Palais
Palais S.C, 390 Orchard Road, Level 2 | (65) 9834 8232
Hi-Tea Seating: 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm | Price: Average $40/pax
If you know your mom is a romanticist, a place with apt ambience will definitely please her. After all, how often does she go on a date with her kids. For ambience, PS Cafés will fit the bill, with the top favourite at Palais. The chic interior decorated with a touch of postmodern artistry and bay windows that brings in load of nature light, basically a nice cosy restaurant to dine with your favourite person.
Food wise, there are mixed reviews but I’ve enjoyed the dishes at PS café; although they’re pricier than most brunch places. PS café does not have a tailored Tea menu. Instead it is a condensed version of their lunch menu, with their selection of cakes and pastry as well.