Indulge in sakura-inspired sweets and fiery desserts

In what seems like a blink of an eye, two months have passed and it’s already March. Never mind it’s forever summer here—take some time to welcome new experiences with these afternoon tea offerings. 

Fire & Ice Afternoon Tea, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore


It’ll be a hot and cold experience here. The hotel’s Lobby Lounge promises a visual and sensorial satisfaction with delectable offerings personifying fire and ice across five courses.

Start with savouries such as Smoked Haddock with mentaiko emulsion on a puffed rice cracker, Bacon Cheese Quiche and Pulled Chicken Croissant— all accompanied by a selection of aromatic tea. Then comes the sweet with scones served with passionfruit chocolate spread, clotted cream and berry jam. 

The Ice element of the experience includes a fresh raspberry sorbet and a side of sparkling wine. The fourth course introduces Fire with Baba Au Rhum that incorporates flavours of its signature cocktail, the Plantation 1840; and a fiery dessert that literally goes up in flames.

The session ends with the fifth and last course with more sweet treats, cheesecakes and tarts. 

Price starts from $58 per person with tea pairing. Reservations can be made here.

Premium Korean Strawberries Afternoon Set for Two, Tarte by Cheryl Koh


Beloved for their delectable pastries, dessert parlour Tarte by Cheryl Koh is now featuring Brandfit’s Jukhyang and MerryQueen strawberries in an exclusive afternoon tea menu from now till Apr 25. 

The Premium Korean Strawberries Afternoon Set for Two ($60 per person) offers mouth-watering savouries including the Egg Mimosa Croissant Sandwich and Mushroom Tartlet before showcasing saccharine strawberries in a variety of French pastries, tartlets and cakes. To wash those bite-sized treats down, choose a homemade dairy-free strawberry milk beverage, or some thirst-quenching strawberry lemonade


Sakura Afternoon Tea and Kyoto Afternoon Tea, The Grand Lobby


The Grand Lobby at Raffles Hotel Singapore welcomes spring with the new Sakura Afternoon Tea and Kyoto Afternoon Tea experiences from Mar 15 to Apr 11, and Apr 12 to May 30 respectively. Indulge in a selection of classic Japanese treats and unique creations by executive pastry chef Tai Chien Lin. 

The Sakura Afternoon Tea features delights such as Sakura Panna Cotta, Sakura Ice Cream Monaka, and Sakura Strawberry Eclair, in beautiful shades of pink of course. The Kyoto Afternoon Tea features treats like Chestnut Tartlet, Hojicha Tiramisu, and Yuzu Eclair, amongst other delicacies inspired by the cultural city. 

Each tea experience is priced at $88 per guest. Reservations can be made here.


Seafood Afternoon Tea, The Westin, Singapore


Here’s the perfect place to while away the hours on a lazy afternoon. Head to The Lobby Lounge on the 32nd floor of The Westin, Singapore for its Seafood Afternoon Tea and enjoy a picturesque view of the South China Sea and Marina Bay while indulging in the lounge’s refreshed menu.

It boasts international flavours like the signature Lobster Thermidor, a three-tier platter of savoury bites and seafood delicacies, and a dessert platter with petite cakes, tartlets, and assorted house-made chocolates. For International Women’s Day, there are specially curated floral-themed sweets such as rose financiers, lavender macarons and violet chocolate chip cookies. 

Prices start from $45 per person inclusive of a pot of tea or coffee. To make a reservation, email or call 6922-6988.

Strawberry Sakura High Tea, 2am:dessertbar


Celebrate the much-loved spring season in Japan with 2am:dessertbar's Strawberry Sakura High Tea. For three weeks from Mar 6, leave calorie counting aside and enjoy all things sweet such as the Strawberry Yuzu Opera Cake, 2am:dessertbar Signature Strawberry Caprese with Roku Gin, Compress Korean Strawberries with Sweet Milk, Strawberry Sakura and Sakura Caramel Chocolate Bonbons.

Since you can’t travel to Japan for the hanami (flower viewing) experience, why not let it come to you? Fresh sakura flowers have been specially flown in from Nagoya to elevate your cherry blossom-gazing high tea session.

The Strawberry Sakura High Tea is priced at $49.50 per person, with a choice of coffee or tea. Limited to 10 sets per seating. Reservations can be made here.