[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]n elegant afternoon tea is always a good idea to catch up with friends over a range of sweet and savoury bites. For a touch of indulgence, pair these miniature treats with premium tea and some chilled champagne. These days, afternoon teas are not just your run-of-the-mill three-tiered options.

Some of the following places have up elevated their offerings with unique renditions of classic afternoon teas, such as a Victorian English Tea menu at Goodwood Park, as well as creations inspired by the children’s classic The Secret Garden at Intercontinental Singapore. For something more inventive, there’s a new tea menu featuring wholesome gluten and dairy-free dishes at Capella, as well as a plush afternoon tea injected with fresh and light Japanese-influenced delicacies at Regent Singapore. Here are some recommended spots to head to for a relaxing afternoon.

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