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There is no better way to ring in the holidays than with a lavish feast of sweets and savouries, paired with tea or champagne

The Christmas season is upon us, and dining places have refreshed their afternoon tea menus so you can enjoy sumptuous holiday-themed delicacies throughout the month. There’s something for everyone to enjoy—those with big appetites may visit L’Espresso for its extensive high tea buffet that includes a carving station, while dessert lovers should consider LeBar for its range of yuletide confections. These are only the tip of the iceberg, so if you're ready to indulge in all things sweet and savoury, here are nine places to get you started. 

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1. Ellenborough Market Café

Spend a leisurely afternoon tucking into Ellenborough’s impressive spread, which comprises over 50 local and international dishes. To get you into the holiday spirit, dig into options like the honey-baked ham with caramelised pineapples and cinnamon apple sauce, and roasted tom turkey accompanied by giblet gravy and port wine sauce. But if you’re craving for local flavours, there’s a Peranakan section with the popular chilli crab kueh pie tee, ngoh hiang and rojak, as well as the dim sum repertoire of baked barbecue pork and char siew pau. Drinks are a la carte. Available from now until January 2, 2022. Book here

Tatler Tip: Pair the afternoon feast with exclusive cocktails. Santa’s Smash is a medley of  bourbon, rosemary syrup and cranberry juice, and Kringle Flip is a fruity mix of run, fresh strawberry and cranberry juice.  

2. The Marmalade Pantry

The Marmalade Pantry’s Yuletide Afternoon Tea and Prosecco set is sure to delight gourmands with its extensive afternoon tea menu. Bring an appetite and savour creations like the mini spicy Sriracha chicken sliders, and the sweet and succulent char siew kurobuta embedded within pork tacos. End on a sugary high with the soft-as-clouds raspberry Swiss rolls. Each set comes with two pots of tea and two flutes of Prosecco. Available from now until January 2, 2022. Book here.
 
Tatler Tip: This afternoon tea set is also available for delivery—perfect for who prefer to stay home this season. Available for orders placed from now until December 31. 

The Marmalade Pantry (multiple outlets) | 100 Peck Seah Street, #01-01 Oasia Hotel Downtown, S(079333) | 6385 0741

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3. Atrium

Celebrate the season of indulgence with Atrium’s special afternoon tea set. Presented in a stunning tea stand modelled after the restaurant’s iconic lantern-inspired seating pods are decadent treats such as the deliciously roasted turkey ham and cheese sandwich; juicy shepherd’s pie; and rum-infused traditional fruit cake. Each set comes with a complementary selection of drinks, so take your pick from the spicy cinnamon black tea, citrusy Seville orange coffee, or Christmas cranberry martini (vodka, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, Martini Bianco, grenadine syrup) Available from now until January 2, 2022. Book here.
 
Tatler Tip: Diners can also opt for the lounge’s meatless afternoon tea experience.

Atrium | 7 Raffles Boulevard, S(039595) | 6336 8111

4. Atlas

Head to Atlas for a European afternoon tea experience, curated by executive chef Lachlan Lynch. Highlights include the luscious lobster crostini (mini Italian toast), rich foie gras parfait, and refreshing strawberry shortcake.  Finish the meal with a warm and comforting cup of orange mulled wine tea. Diners with dietary restrictions can also enjoy its vegetarian and gluten-free festive afternoon tea menus. Available from now until December 31. Book here.
 
Tatler Tip: To elevate your high tea experience, top up your meal with a luxurious glass of Delamotte Brute NV.

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5. The Courtyard

Have a memorable afternoon tea experience with loved ones at The Courtyard. Its Festive Afternoon Tea offers a selection of free-flowing savoury treats, including the succulent biryani-spiced turkey, manuka honey-glazed ham and aromatic winter truffle cheese sandwiches. Have a sweet tooth? Among the sugary treats are the rum fruitcake; sweet and spicy gingerbread star cookies; and citrusy lime raspberry lychee tart. Alternate menus are also available for diners with dietary requirements, including non-dairy and gluten free. Available from now until January 1, 2022. Book here.
 
Tatler Tip: Complement the meal with an additional order of the Fullerton Super Shake—The Triple C is a must try, featuring an indulgent shake consisting of chocolate ice cream, cookies and chocolate sauce.

The Courtyard | 1 Fullerton Square, S(049178) | 6733 8388

6. The Lobby Lounge

Inspired by sugar and spice (and everything nice), The Lobby Lounge’s three-tiered afternoon tea set puts the spotlight on traditional yuletide delicacies. Dig into the likes of juicy turkey breast sandwiches, rich duck rillette, and sweet and sticky pecan tart. Each set comes with fine loose-leaf tea and coffee and unlimited ice cream and scones. Available from now until January 2, 2022. Book here.
 
Tatler Tip: Gourmands can opt for the unlimited flutes of Champagne at an extra cost.

The Lobby Lounge | 22 Orange Grove Road, S(258350) | 6737 3644

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7. L’Espresso

L’Espresso’s afternoon tea buffet spread this month is a wonderful medley of Asian- and Western-inspired treats. Highlights include the turkey and brie cheese quiche, sumptuous beef Wellington with foie gras, and honey gammon ham. Diners can also delight in local flavours —options range from the aromatic Singapore chilli crab, luscious turkey rendang, to the fragrant laksa with lobster. You can’t miss desserts, so take your pick amongst the buttery Christmas stollen, decadent brownies or creamy chocolate log cake. It’s best had with a glass (or two) of prosecco. Available from now until January 2, 2022. Book here.
 
Tatler Tip: Gourmands can also enjoy afternoon tea at home with its two- and three-tiered festive high tea takeaway set.

L'Espresso | 22 Scotts Road, Orchard, S(228221) | 6730 1743

8. Tea Lounge

Look forward to Christmas-themed desserts, skilfully curated by pastry chef Alex Chong. Some of her delightful creations are the rich yule log triple chocolate éclair, refreshing Christmas citrus marzipan fruit cake, and buttery cinnamon scones. Apart from decadent desserts, diners will also get to enjoy holiday classics including its seasonal turkey ham quiche, luxurious triple caviar sandwich and fragrant lamb with truffle. Finish the meal with its seasonal Christmas spiced coffee, made with double espresso, caramel syrup, gingerbread syrup, nutmeg powder and cinnamon powder.  Book here.
 
Tatler Tip: Not a fan of its seasonal drinks? Add on a cup of warm and comforting tea—flavours include the milky oolong, vanilla sencha and peppermint.  

Tea Lounge | Regent Singapore Lobby Level, 1 Cuscaden Road, S(249715) | 6725 3246

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9. LeBar

Focusing more on sugary treats, sweet-toothed gourmands will revel in its repertoire of sweets made just for the season. Of course, that includes the sinful but delicious dark chocolate yule log, classic Christmas stollen and wonderfully spiced gingerbread macaroons. Give your palate a break by opting for the free-flow Nespresso coffee and TWG Tea. Available from now until December 31. Book here.
 
Tatler Tip: Diners can also enjoy each set with its specially curated festive tipples or a bottle of Taittinger Brut Reserve.

LeBar | 2 Bukit Manis Road, S(099891) | 6708 8310

10. Tablescape

Celebrate the holidays in the comforts of your home with Tablescape’s Festive Afternoon Set for two. The refreshed spread has the likes of mini chocolate and caramel log cake; irresistible truffle praline crème brulee; and light bigne (choux pastry) filled with turkey, chestnut and onion. Its signature scones are a must try—made fresh daily, its version is light, buttery and flaky, and best enjoyed with tangy homemade jam and clotted cream.  Available from now until January 2, 2022. Order here.
 
Tatler Tip: Accompany these festive treats with a bottle of Bottega Rose Gold Champagne, available with each purchase of its Festive Afternoon Tea and Champagne set.

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