Anyone for a cuppa? Perhaps some sweet treats and canapés with mulled wine and champagne will hit the spot? You may need a break after a mad day of Christmas shopping, or would like a special afternoon with your little one while school’s out. Whatever the reason, a festive afternoon tea in an attractive setting, complete with twinkling lights and brilliant city views, will do the job nicely. Here are some of the best Christmas afternoon tea sets to savour this holiday season.

The Cakery

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The Cakery’s adorable vegan high tea set (© The Cakery)

Available for take-out or dine-in at The Cakery’s Causeway Bay outpost, the ‘A Beary Vegan Afternoon Tea Set’ is a completely guilt-free offering of treats that are both adorable to look at and an experience to eat. The teddy bear melts away in your cup of hot chocolate, there’s an Ornament Bombshell filled with gummies, Apple Crumble one-bite cupcakes, and of course, classic scones with orange marmalade. To drink, choose between coffee, tea, or warm plant milk.

When: Until 30 December 2022

Cost: HK$528 for two

Where: The Cakery Lee Garden, Shop 124, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island

Book: Reserve online or call +852 2816 1838


swedish holiday afternoon tea from hjem hk
Enjoy Hjem classic pastries with seasonal treats and gingerbread lattes (© Hjem)

Cozy up at Hjem and bask in the hygge mood with their Nordic Festive Afternoon Tea. Of course, the Nordic restaurant will serve up its signature smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches), along with some sweet Christmas desserts (Santa’s Cake of the Day, Gingerbread Cookies, etc.) as part of their holiday high tea. You can also add HK$60 for Nordic-inspired cocktails like the Swedish Mule with Haribo gum syrup, or the Lingonberry & Chocolate Espresso Martini.

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When: 1 to 31 December 2022, 3pm to 6pm

Cost: HK$528 for two; HK588 for two with a glass of Moscato each

Where: Hjem, 161 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong Island

Book: Reserve online

The Astor at Eaton HK

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Chocolate fondue galore at The Astor, with international cuisine savouries like Mac & Cheese Hot Dog and Cajun Polenta Shrimp Gratin (© Eaton HK)

There’s only one word to accurately describe Eaton HK’s Christmas high tea: indulgent. The Chocoholic Weekend Afternoon Tea buffet will feature three chocolate fondue flavours (Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate Yuzu, and Dark Chocolate Sichuan Chili and Pepper) in which you can dip more than 30 treats, including Pistachoi Financiers, a rainbow-coloured assortment of madeleines, Green Tea Mochi, and Banana. On top of this, they’re offering 12 flavours of Mövenpick ice creams and sorbets.

When: 10 December 2022 to 19 February 2023; Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays from 3:15pm-5:15pm

Cost: HK$298 per person

Where: The Astor, B1, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon

Book: Reserve online

Cafe at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

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Traditional Christmas stollen, a festive German bread (© Hyatt Regency Hong Kong)

Divulge in a three-tier festive afternoon tea set from Hyatt Regency’s Sha Tin location. Available at their international cuisine restaurant Cafe, enjoy adorable, festively shaped treats like the Baileys Chocolate Crunch Cake that looks like Santa’s round belly, the gift-wrapped Red Wine & Pear Mousse, traditional German Christmas bread called ‘stollen’, and savoury bites like Parma Ham with melon and mint and the Grilled Turkey, Brie Cheese Sandwich. Pair this all with your choice of tea or coffee.

When: 1 to 31 December 2022; Monday to Friday except public holidays

Cost: HK$488 for two

Where: Cafe, Lobby level, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, 18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, New Territories

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Book: Reserve online

The Peninsula Boutique & Café

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Christmas tree cucumber sandwiches from The Peninsula’s highi tea, festive edition (© The Peninsula)

Long-standing high tea proprietor The Peninsula’s Afternoon Indulgence (Festive Edition) is an unmistakable need-to-visit this Christmas. With their signature scones, soft serve ice cream, Christmas wreath macarons, and beverages like mulled wine, gingerbread latte, and The Peninsula Deutz Champagne, it will certainly be a festive memory to cherish.

When: 25 November to 16, 27 – 30 December 2022, 11:45am to 6:30pm

Cost: HK$728 for two; HK$428 for additional person

Where: The Peninsula Boutique & Café, The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book: Reserve online

Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel

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Big bites only of Sheraton Tung Chung’s festive high tea (© Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel)

The Sheraton hotel in Tung Chung is offering a bang for buck afternoon tea for you and a loved one to enjoy a classy Christmas catch-up. Besides the black forest cake with a miniature Christmas tree topper and adorable Santa Claus macaron, you also have handmade traditional scones with artisan jam and clotted cream, Marmalade Glazed Ham Quiche, and Truffle Egg Brioche served with coffee and tea. Add-on available if you’d like to throw in some bubbly!

When: 1 to 31 December 2022, 2:30pm to 4:30pm daily

Cost: HK$330.60 for two. Add HK$160 plus 10% service charge for two glasses of Champagne

Where: Lobby Lounge, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road Tung Chung, Lantau Island

Book: Reserve online

Lobby Lounge at Kerry Hotel

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Kerry’s holiday afternoon tea comes with two hours of free-flow coffee or tea (© Kerry Hotel)

Kerry Hotel’s festive afternoon tea with sleekly decorated sweet and savoury treats includes two-hour unlimited coffee and tea, which we honestly think all high teas should have. Ranging from HK$688 to HK$788 for two depending on peak holiday dates, the resort hotel’s chic Lobby Lounge offers a picture-perfect backdrop for a festive meal.

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When: 1 to 31 December 2022

Cost: HK$738 for two (1 to 23 & 28 to 30 December); HK$788 for two (24 to 25 & 31 December); HK$688 for two (26 & 27 December)

Where: Lobby Lounge, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon

Book: Call +852 2252 5888

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