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.
Festive Afternoon Tea at The Langham
Palm Court at The Langham has curated eye-catching, delicious bites for their festive afternoon tea, such as a reindeer-drawn sleigh, a traditional trifle, a mini fir tree, edible presents, Santa’s hat made from kirsch bavarois, and a traditional trifle. Served with a selection of scones from Palm Court bakery accompanied by their signature Rose Petal Jam.
When: 1 December 2021 to 2 January 2022; 3pm-5:30pm from Mon to Fri, 2:15pm-4:15pm or 4:30pm-6:30pm on weekends & PH
Cost: $698 – $888 for two depending on dates; add $200 for two glasses of Saicho sparkling tea/champagne Saicho
Where: Palm Court, Lobby Level, The Langham, 8 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +852 2132 7898 or [email protected]
Vegan Christmas Advent Calendar Afternoon Tea at The Cakery
Indulge in a guilt-free afternoon tea at The Cakery in Lee Gardens. This limited edition high tea set is presented in a box that looks like an advent calendar. While vegan, it is no less indulgent than any other afternoon tea, with Impossible Meat savouries, Christmas tree cakepops, mini lemon tart, mini cupcakes, and a sustainable soy candle gift.
When: Now until 31 Dec 2021, 10am-7:30pm from Mon to Sat, 10am-7pm on Sun & PH
Cost: $588 for two
Where: The Cakery, Shop 124, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay
Book: +852 2816 1838
Festive Afternoon Tea with Live Station at Four Seasons
Available the whole month of December, the festive afternoon tea set at Four Seasons includes freshly made waffles, gingerbread spice chocolate foam, and Baked Alaska at The Lounge’s live cooking station. Other Christmas savouries and sweets include mini cinnamon rolls, log cake, snowman macaron, and pumpkin chips with hummus and blue crab meat. An at-home holiday high tea set is also available for purchase from the Four Seasons’ online shop.
When: 1 to 31 December 2021; 2:30pm-4:15pm or 4:30pm-6pm from Mon to Sat, 3pm-4:30pm or 4:30pm-6pm on Sun & PH
Cost: $365 for one or $658 for two on weekdays, $498 per person on weekends & PH (with live station)
Where: The Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central
Book: +852 3196 8820 or [email protected]
Steiff Teddy Bear Festive Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton’s delightful high tea collaboration with plush toy manufacturer Steiff is back by popular demand. The Steiff Teddy Bear Festive Afternoon Tea set is available at the hotel’s Lounge & Bar (102/F) and Café 103 (103/F) from the beginning of December until January 2nd, with classic German Christmas treats such as a black forest verrine served on a cute teddy bear stand.
When: 1 December 2021 to 2 January 2022; 3pm-6pm from Mon to Thurs, 2pm-4pm or 4:30pm-6:30pm on Fri, weekends & PH (The Lounge & Bar), 3:15pm-5:15pm daily (Café 103)
Cost: Inquire with The Lounge & Bar or Café 103
Where: The Lounge & Bar and Café 103, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, ICC, 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon
Festive Afternoon Tea at Rosewood
The Butterfly Room’s signature afternoon tea is getting a festive makeover for Christmas. The luxurious progression of refined fingerling sandwiches and warm scones are finished off with your picks from the dessert and confectionary trolley, paired with two glasses of champagne cold brew tea or a crystal glass of Champagne Delamotte if your heart so desires. Two choices of decadent caviar are also on offer for additional charge.
When: 1 to 31 December 2021; 1pm, 3:15pm, or 5:30pm on weekdays, 12pm, 2:15pm, or 6:45pm on weekends & PH
Cost: $998 for two, add $188 for a glass of Champagne Delamotte
Where: The Butterfly Room, 2/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: Reserve online
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