Where To Take Mum for A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experience

Spoil her rotten at these posh hotel lounges and chi-chi cafés.
Published: May 6, 2024
Where To Take Mum for A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experience
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Mum’s the word when it comes to luxuriating in an afternoon of posh nosh and swanky teas. Whether your mother prefers the splendour of a hotel lobby or enjoys hip café vibes, there’s a perfect afternoon tea waiting to be discovered this Mother’s Day weekend.

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Renku Bar & Lounge

Where To Take Mum for A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experience
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Indulge in a luxurious three-tiered afternoon tea experience at Renku located at the lobby of Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Choose from the Garden Rhapsody ($72++ per person) or the At The Queen's Table ($65++), each featuring an assortment of delectable treats.

Peruse 14 distinct tea blends presented tableside on a roving tea trolley. Surprise mum with The Moon Represents My Heart, a heartwarming oolong tea infused with coconut bits, blossoms, lotus stamen, and bergamot. Alternatively, explore unique options like the Marina Pearls, a Marina Bay Sands-exclusive blend featuring aromatic jasmine pearls, lily blossom, juniper berries, bergamot, and lychee.

Diners also get to enjoy exclusive free-flow of the delicate jasmine sparkling tea BLÅ throughout the afternoon on Mother’s Day (12 May), 2pm to 5pm, and a gift to round off the afternoon. Make your reservations here.

Renku Bar & Lounge is located at 10 Bayfront Ave, Lobby Tower 1 Hotel, Marina Bay Sands (tel: 6688 6658).

AMI Patisserie

Where To Take Mum for A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experience
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More than just dessert, AMI Patisserie elevates pastries to be enjoyed as a complete meal. Led by Chef Makoto Arami, the menu offers a unique East-meets-West fusion, perfect for "anytime, all the time" enjoyment, embodying the Japanese concept of Tsudo (都度)—meaning "each time."

The serenely elegant café features distinct Japanese influences, creating a perfect setting for gatherings of all kinds, including Mother's Day celebrations. Bond over a selection of à la carte sweets, savouries, and freshly prepared viennoiseries, all presented with artistic flair.

For a more immersive experience, embark on the Chef's Table Discovery Experience ($118++ per guest) in the intimate 8-seat Tsudoi Dining Room. This pastry-led journey will tantalise your taste buds with both sweet and savoury creations. Highlights of the menu include the Signature Choux, Shizuoka Tomato Tartelette, and Nasu Brulée and Marble Dark Chocolate.

AMI Patisserie is located at 27 Scotts Rd (tel: 8907 6146).

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Wildseed Café

Where To Take Mum for A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experience
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Treat Mum to a relaxing escape at Wildseed Café. Nestled in charming locations like Alkaff Mansion, Summerhouse, and 1-Flowerhill, Wildseed offers the perfect setting for a peaceful Mother's Day celebration.

Indulge in a specially curated Mother's Day High Tea Set ($68 for 2) available from 3 – 31 May. This two-tiered delight features a delightful assortment of sweet and savoury treats, including the intriguing Caramel Apple Cheesecake Shooter and the decadent Chocolate Sangria Cake. Savoury highlights include the classic Serrano Ham Kueh Pie Tee and the flavourful Mushroom Tartlet.

For a more substantial celebration, consider the exclusive Mother's Day Weekend Brunch Platter ($88, good for up to 3). This platter available on 11 and 12 May features delicious brunch staples perfect for sharing, like a pan-seared Salmon Steak, creamy Scrambled Free-Range Eggs, and Baked Stuffed Roma Tomatoes with Cous Cous.

Wildseed Café branches are located at: The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane. The Alkaff Mansion, 10 Telok Blangah Green. 1-Flowerhill, 6 Imbiah Rd.

The Marmalade Pantry 

Where To Take Mum for A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experience
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Celebrate Mum in style with The Marmalade Pantry's exquisite Lush Lilac Afternoon Tea Set ($78++ for two persons), available from 1 May to 31 July. This stunning curation, adorned in elegant shades of purple, features an array of delectable treats. Indulge in specials like the Petite Yam Velvet Cupcake, the fragrant Lavender Chiboust, and savoury Lavender Prawn Tart.

Come Mother’s Day weekend on 11 and 12 May, the first ten guests to reserve the tea set per day for dine-in at each outlet will receive a complimentary pair of handcrafted polymer earrings, perfect for everyday wear.

Afternoon Tea is only available at The Marmalade Pantry Downtown, Anchorpoint, and Novena.

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Where To Take Mum for A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experience
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Dive into a dazzling high tea experience this May at SKAI in collaboration with Swarovski. Come celebrate Spring with a vibrant menu inspired by Swarovski's colours and shapes alongside a breathtaking display of its Mother's Day jewellery collection.

Enjoy stunning city views 70 floors up while indulging in artistic creations by SKAI's chefs, featuring fresh seasonal ingredients. Savoury highlights include King Crab with Yuzu and Sorrel, showcasing the finest seafood alongside vibrant garnishes. Balancing these are sweet treats like the Hazelnut Praline Yuzu Vanilla Swan Choux, a delightful nod to Swarovski's iconic motif. Don't miss the Yuzu Blackberry Vanilla Tea Cake, adorned with the brand's signature pink hue.

This visually stunning experience runs daily from 3-5pm throughout May, priced at $68++ per adult and $34++ per child. Includes a complimentary mocktail (+$10 for cocktail), TWG tea or gourmet coffee. Every tea set purchased gets you 10 per cent off regular-priced items at Swarovski Raffles City.

SKAI is located at 2 Stamford Rd, Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford (tel: 6431 6156).

Punch Room Singapore

Where To Take Mum for A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experience
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Immerse yourself in a sea of blue at this Instagram-worthy cocktail bar that serves afternoon nibbles. Punch Room is an elegant, intimate 30-seater space swathed in a striking shade of Yves Klein blue, setting the stage for an indulgent afternoon.

Treat mum to an exquisite selection of savouries and sweets meticulously crafted and inspired by the five essential ingredients found in punch: Spices, teas, citrus, sugar, and spirits. Highlights include Poached Lobster and finger sandwiches with luxurious fillings like roast beef and Oscietra caviar, or smoked salmon with ocean trout roe. A must-try is the black truffle cheese doughnut and crispy tarts filled with duck foie gras and spiced spirit poached plum.

Each bite is perfectly paired with carefully curated punches that add a delightful buzz to a traditional afternoon tea ritual. We recommend the Kusu Island punch semifreddo featuring pandan lemongrass nectar, sake espuma, Roku gin gelato, and butterfly pea flower. Afternoon Tea is available Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm at $75++ per person.

Punch Room Singapore is located at 38 Cuscaden Road, The Singapore EDITION (tel: 6329 5000). 

Pan Pacific Orchard

Where To Take Mum for A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Experience
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Indulge in an olfactory pairing of luxury fragrances and afternoon tea at Florette bar, featuring pastries by executive pastry chef Eunice Low, and scents by Asian perfume house Maison de L’Asie.

The Scented Afternoon Tea Reverie ($58++ per person) unfolds through three chapters, bringing guests on an enchanting journey through the vibrant cultures of Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. Each chapter is meticulously represented by a mouth-watering tier on the afternoon tea stand together with three different scents.

This exploration is presented via a specially designed treasure map, guiding guests as they progress through each chapter, experiencing the corresponding fragrance and enjoying expertly paired pastries with your choice of tea or coffee

A Scented Afternoon Tea Reverie: Pan Pacific Orchard x Maison de L’Asie is available daily from 6 May to 31 July, 3pm to 5pm. Guests who purchase the tea experience will enjoy 10 per cent off any purchase of Maison de L’Asie perfume online or at Escentials.  

Pan Pacific Orchard is located at 10 Claymore (tel: 6991 6876).

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