Mother’s Day treat: Here’s where to take mum for indulgent afternoon tea
This Mother’s Day, surprise mum with a decadent afternoon of pastries, desserts, coffee and tea.
That one special day dedicated to mum is just around the corner, and what better way is there to celebrate than by whiling the afternoon away over sweet treats? In case you haven’t made any plans, we’ve got the tea on where to go for an indulgent afternoon with the most important woman in your life.
Capitol Kempinski’s Lobby Lounge is the perfect refuge to spend a leisurely afternoon. Treat mum to an afternoon tea session featuring five courses, including savouries such as Maine lobster kueh pie tee, chilli crab quiche and smoked salmon focaccia.
Tuck into an array of sweet delights including Grand Marnier cream choux puff, plum streusel and Baba au Rum made with rose liqueur, all paired with TWG teas.
Available from May 5 to May 9, priced at S$58++ per person.
GOODWOOD PARK HOTEL
Is mum a fan of local cuisine? Take her to L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel and pamper her with an idyllic English Afternoon Tea Buffet featuring an array of familiar local dishes.
On the menu are local inspired treats such as India spiced chicken, raisin and mango chutney sandwich, and hot delights such as GWP chicken curry with freshly baked mini baguette and crispy cake stick with XO sauce. Drinks include classic and special blend premium teas, offered alongside coffee, iced lemon tea and hot chocolate.
Available on May 8 and May 9, priced at S$60++ per adult, S$36++ per child.
For the month of May, D9 Cakery at Hilton Singapore is presenting an All-Pink Afternoon High Tea, with a selection of rose-hued savouries and sweet treats. Treat mum to champagne rose cheese cake, Valrhona strawberry inspiration chocolate bomb fondue, ruby chocolate praline, marinated tiger prawns on homemade blini, crabmeat and beetroot roulade and more.
For drinks, choose between "pink" hot chocolate, black coffee, or TWG English Breakfast Tea.
Available from May 1 to May 31, priced from S$78++ for two. Mum dines free with three paying guests.
Over at InterContinental Singapore, enjoy a tete-a-tete at The Lobby Lounge with the new Classic Afternoon Tea: Botanical, a multi-tiered showcase of botanical-inspired creations crafted with herbs and floral flavours.
Highlights include smoked salmon sandwich with rose jam, herb cream cheese topped with Egyptian Star flower and laksa prawn quiche.
Continue the savoury journey with dried fig and English scones served with peach osmanthus jam, strawberry jam and clotted cream, before indulging in sweet treats such as pistachio Morello cherry tart with lemon verbena chutney, and the Instagrammable vanilla genoise with mousse de shiso and lychee coulis, adorned with a four leaf clover.
The high tea experience also features replenishable scones and an ice cream cart with unlimited servings of ice cream.
Available from May 3 to Aug 1, priced from S$98++ for two.
MO Bar at Mandarin Oriental has relaunched its popular afternoon tea set menu featuring six courses of savoury and sweet treats. Indulge in potato with citrus mayo and chicken floss, black truffle egg mimosa kueh pie tee with chives, nutty pistachio choux and earl grey chocolate mousse with banana cremeux and chocolate “pain de genes”.
The tea set also comes with quintessential scones, in both vanilla and chocolate, and finishes off on a sweet note with milk and chocolate pralines.
Available daily, priced at S$48++ per person and S$88++ for two.
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL SINGAPORE
This May, The Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is serving up a Peranakan-themed high tea experience, featuring a fusion of cuisines.
Scones are served alongside Peranakan flavours such as chilli crab with otah tart, and nyonya snacks such as kueh salat and ondeh ondeh. Each high tea set includes two cups of tea, coffee, kopi tarik or teh tarik.
Guests can also choose to elevate the experience with a wine tasting flight courtesy of Nyetimber, one of the first English sparkling wine producers to exclusively grow champagne grape varieties.
Available from May 1 to May 31, priced from S$60++ per set. Add S$58++ per person for a Nyetimber tasting flight of three glasses.
THE FULLERTON BAY HOTEL
Step into a blossoming garden at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, where jeweller Harry Winston is presenting the Winston Garden Afternoon Tea, a specially curated tea experience that brings together fine jewellery and epicurean delights.
For the month of May, The Landing Point will be transformed into a dreamy garden setting, decorated with blooming floral arrangements inspired by Harry Winston’s favourite blossoms.
Guests can tuck into three tiers of spring-inspired tea time creations, with savouries such as Scottish smoked salmon with mascarpone cheese, and mango and tobiko oriental prawn salad with passion coulis in sesame basket.
Show-stopping desserts include mango lime mousse with pineapple compote on sable breton, rose lychee bandung mousse and Morello sour cherry chocolate tart with blackcurrant mousse.
In addition to the floral decor, guests can view exquisite pieces from Harry Winston’s floral-inspired jewellery collections, or take photographs at the Winston Garden Instagram corner.