Anyone for Tea?

A must for visitors and a perfect way to while away an afternoon with friends, no wonder afternoon tea is a Hong Kong institution. These are some of the best afternoon teas in town.

5 Jul 2017 — By Nancy Matos / Food / Restaurants / Taste
Best afternoon teas in Hong Kong

Fancy a cup of tea? How about some dainty nibbles to go along with it? But do it in style, in luxury surrounds with string music, on outdoor terraces with dazzling skyline views or in a casual setting by the sea with the kids. We’ve been sipping some of the finest teas and indulging in scones with clotted cream to bring you our take of the best afternoon teas in the city. Some of these teatimes do have a dress code, but there’s no need to break out the white gloves or fancy hats – unless you really want to.

To make it easier for you, we’ve listed these afternoon teas in descending price order.

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Best Afternoon Teas with Views: Café 103 at The Ritz-CarltonSEVVANobu at InterContinentalLobby Lounge at InterContinentalCafé Gray Deluxe at The Upper HouseAbove & Beyond at Hotel Icon and Tai O Heritage Hotel

Best for Champagne Afternoon Tea: The Lobby at The Peninsula, Nobu at InterContinentalLobby Lounge at InterContinentalClipper Lounge at Mandarin OrientalThe Lounge at Four SeasonsCafé Gray Deluxe at The Upper House, Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour (okay gin, not champagne, but still fun!) and Urban Park (sparkling wine)

Best for Out-of-Town Visitors: Café 103 at The Ritz-CarltonThe Lobby at The PeninsulaLobby Lounge at InterContinentalThe Verandah at The Repulse Bay and Tai O Heritage Hotel

Quirky & Instagrammable Teas: SEVVA,Palm Court at The Langham,  Nobu at InterContinental, Lobby Lounge at InterContinentalDr. Fern’s Gin Parlour,  Sugar at EASTLobby Lounge at Gold Coast Hotel (for their family tea), Above & Beyond at Hotel IconCOCO at The MiraFINDS and Urban Park


Best Luxury Afternoon Teas (priced above $250 per person)

Café 103 at The Ritz-Carlton

cafe 103

Cafe 103 at The Ritz Carlton

This is where you take your mum to impress her – unless she’s afraid of heights. If that’s the case, sit away from the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views from the 103rd floor. Mind you, you’ll both be focused on the exquisite treats served on a wooden mini bookshelf of sorts at Café 103’s well-known chocolate-themed afternoon tea. Look out for their seasonal tea menus, too.

When:     Daily from 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Cost:       $398 per person

Where:   103/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West

Book:     2263 2270 or [email protected]

 

The Lobby at The Peninsula

Classic afternoon tea in The Lobby at The Peninsula

Classic afternoon tea in The Lobby at The Peninsula

Much like dim sum at Maxim’s City Hall, afternoon tea at The Peninsula is a long standing Hong Kong tradition. You don’t quite need to wear your Sunday best (dress code is smart casual), but the confines of The Lobby are truly elegant, with opulent ceilings and gilded columns surrounding you as The Lobby Strings play in the background. The food selection is classic British, with freshly-baked scones and Devonshire clotted cream, finger sandwiches and assorted savoury pastries. The Lobby is also a fantastic setting for brunch.

When:     Daily from 2.00pm to 6.00pm (first-come, first-served basis)

Cost:       $368 for one; $658 for two; add $220 for a glass of Deutz Peninsula Brut Champagne

Where:  Ground Floor, The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:     2696 6772 or [email protected]

SEVVA

afternoon tea at SEVVA

Afternoon tea at SEVVA

Definitely one of the higher-priced ones, but ooh is it decadent. Your sugar cravings will be fulfilled with delectable double chocolate-dipped strawberries with candy sprinkles and lollipop rainbow cake, while toasted crumpet with smoked salmon and chive cream cheese, or foie gras mousse and onion marmalade on a waffle with satisfy your savoury side. There are more delicacies to spoil you displayed on charming three-tiered stands, offered indoors in their stylish surroundings or on the rooftop deck for some fabulous views of the skyline.

When:      Monday to Friday 2.30pm to 5.00pm; Saturday 3.00pm to 5.30pm; closed Sunday

Cost:        $720 for two

Where:    25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central

Book:       2537 1388 (info only – no reservations)

Lobby Lounge at Marco Polo HongKong Hotel

Fruity Summer set at Marco Polo

Fruity Summer afternoon tea set at Marco Polo

The casual Lobby Lounge at the Marco Polo hotel in Harbour City is the setting for this afternoon tea,  a good bet when you don’t want anything fussy and need to rest your feet after a mad shopping run. Refreshing Ronnefeldt tea or freshly brewed coffee comes with a choice of eight kinds of sugar, as if the three-tiered platter of petit fours and assorted desserts wasn’t sweet enough.

When:     Daily from 3.00pm to 5.30pm

Cost:       $348 for one; $468 for two

Where:   Lobby level, No. 3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:      2113 3919 or [email protected]

Palm Court at The Langham

Guerlain Honey Afternoon Tea at the Langham

Guerlain Honey Afternoon Tea at the Langham

The London location of The Langham is where it all started  – it’s considered the birthplace of afternoon tea, celebrating the tradition since 1865. Palm Court carries on the custom in Hong Kong with their afternoon teas set to the accompaniment of  a live harpist and pianist for a truly elegant and relaxing afternoon. This summer (until 30 September) you can indulge in a special Honey Afternoon Tea Set, featuring sweet creations that showcase local, organic honey.  For a little extra, upgrade to their deluxe version with a glass of Perrier-Jouët NV Brut Champagne, and better still, all guests will take home a Guerlain Abeille Royale gift set.

When:     Monday to Friday 3.00pm to 5.30pm; weekends and public holidays 2.15pm to 4.15pm (first seating); 4.30pm to 6.30pm (second seating)

Cost:      $348 for one; $598 for two; deluxe afternoon tea $528 for one; $858 for two

Where:  8 Peking Road, The Langham, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:    2132 7898 or [email protected]

Nobu at InterContinental

T-Set at Nobu

T-Set at Nobu

Umami and a different kind of sweet are on the menu at Nobu’s Japanese afternoon tea. Their ‘Simply T-Set’ comes with a choice of Rishouen teas from Japan, coffee or matcha drinks, while the ‘Fizzy T-Set’ comes with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne. Umami bites like lobster crispy rice are countered with the sweeter strawberry sukara monaka, plus many more presented in stylish wooden boxes and trays.

Simply T-Set at NobuWhen:     Weekends from 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Cost:       $328 for one; $528 for two; $508 for one with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne; $868 for two with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne

Where:   2/F, 18 Salisbury Road, InterContinental, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:     2313 2323 or [email protected]

Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Hong Kong

Shanghai Tang Afternoon Tea the Intercontinental Lobby Lounge

Shanghai Tang Afternoon Tea the Intercontinental Lobby Lounge

This summer the Intercontinental Hong Kong’s famous Lobby Lounge is teaming with Shanghai Tang to offer this afternoon tea set presented in a stunning Shanghai Tang lacquered box, showcasing seasonal items and Asian inspired ingredients. The panoramic harbour views and chic interiors are an absolutely perfect setting for indulging in this beautiful and delicious East meets West feast. And we’re happy to report that freshly baked scones served with Devonshire clotted cream are still very much on the menu!

Shanghai Tang Afternoon Tea Set at the IntercontinentalWhen:     Weekdays 2.30pm to 6.00pm, weekends and public holidays 1.30 to 6.00

Cost:       Weekdays (Except Public Holidays) $608 for 2 persons, Weekends & Public Holidays $628 for 2 persons
Where:   InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Book:      Lobby Lounge does not accept reservations, for information 2721 1211

Read our review here.

Clipper Lounge at Mandarin Oriental

Afternoon tea at The Clipper Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental

Afternoon tea at the Clipper Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental

A favourite with many a local, the Clipper Lounge delivers a beautiful afternoon tea experience complete with their famous rose petal jam. Spread it on soft plain or raisin scones with the customary clotted cream, and then move on to the many little sandwiches and cakes offered. Their seasonal themed teas are also a delight, celebrating Christmas, New Year’s and Easter.

When:     Monday to Friday 2.30pm to 6.00pm; Saturday and public holidays 2.00pm to 4.00pm (first seating); 4.15pm to 6.00pm (second seating); Sunday 3.30pm to 6.00pm

Cost:       Monday to Friday – $298 per person; $448 per person including one glass of Ruinart ‘R’ Brut; $508 per person including one glass of Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays – $318 per person; $468 per person including one glass of Ruinart ‘R’ Brut; $528 per person including one glass of Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé

Where:   5 Connaught Road, Mandarin Oriental, Central

Book:      2825 4007 or [email protected]

Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon

Afternoon Tea at Le Salon de The

Afternoon Tea at Le Salon de Thé

If tea is in the name, you know it’s a safe bet, as is the fact that Joël Robuchon’s signature can be seen across Hong Kong on various dining establishments, including the three Michelin-starred L’Atelier. His Le Salon de Thé has everything you fancy when it comes to fine teas and French pastries, plus pillowy macarons. All three locations get pretty busy, especially on weekends and holidays, so best arrive nice and early.

When:     Daily from 3.00pm to 6.00pm; starts at 2.00pm at Landmark location weekends and public holidays

Cost:       $298 for one; $558 for two

Where:   Landmark Atrium – shop 315 & 334, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central; ifc mall – shop 2045A, podium level 2, 8 Finance Street, Central; Elements – shop 1020B, level 1, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

Book:      Landmark Atrium – 2166 9088; ifc mall – 2234 7422; Elements – 2351 6678

The Verandah at The Repulse Bay

The Verandah

The Verandah at The Repulse Bay

Step back into colonial-era Hong Kong with the afternoon tea setting at The Verandah, complete with ornate ceilings and bay windows that bring in lots of natural light. While the scones and sandwiches are average, the sea views are marvellous, and the Repulse Bay location makes it feel like you’re on a mini holiday.

When:     Wednesday to Saturday 3.00pm to 5.30pm; Sunday and public holidays 3.30pm to 5.30pm; closed Monday and Tuesday

Cost:      $288 for one weekdays;  $308 for one weekends and public holidays

Where:  109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay

Book:     2292 2822 or [email protected]

The Lounge at Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea in The Lounge at The Four Seasons

A spacious, chic setting, comfortable seating and fine attention to detail make The Lounge’s afternoon tea one of our favourites, not to mention the traditional fare of cucumber sandwiches, scones with delicious homemade jams and an invigorating array of green, black and herbal loose leaf teas. Throw in a glass of Champagne and we’ll be sitting here for hours.

When:      Daily from 3.00pm to 5.30pm

Cost:       $275 for one; $525 for two (weekdays); $295 for one; $570 for two (weekends); add $180 for a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne; add $75 for select loose leaf teas

Where:   Lobby level, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central

Book:      3196 8820 or [email protected]

Best Afternoon Teas for Below $250 Per Person

Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House

afternoon tea at Cafe Gray

Café Gray Deluxe’s afternoon tea

Another one on the list for sipping tea high above the city, Café Gray Deluxe’s afternoon tea provides lovely Victoria Harbour scenery as the backdrop. You will not leave hungry as their sweets and savouries are among the bigger we’ve seen, but still small enough for dainty nibbling. The velvety blackberry-yoghurt macarons are divine.

When:     Daily from 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Cost:      $250 for one; $425 for two; add $150 for mini Champagne Lanson Brut or rosé

Where:  49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway

Book:     3968 1106 or [email protected]

Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour

Afternoon Tea Set at Dr. Fern's Gin Parlour

Afternoon Tea Set at Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour

Yes, this is branded as a gin parlour, but don’t be fooled as this very cool speakeasy in The Landmark has one of the most whimsical afternoon teas going. The ‘Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea Party’ will have gin involved, but so much more, and it’s got an Alice in Wonderland theme, as you may have guessed. The ‘Tick Tock Roll’ is an imaginative take on the Boston lobster roll, ‘Tweedle-Dee’s Treat’ comes with smoked salmon, organic dill and cream cheese on sour dough, the ‘Eat Me Tart’ is made up of rich chocolate ganache, raspberry jam and chocolate biscuit, and there’s the ‘Cheshire Carrot Cake’ and ‘Cheesy Rabbit Cake’ to really fill your belly. Polish it all off with complimentary coffee or tea, or a stiff gin and tonic.

When:     Daily from 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Cost:       $498 for two; add $50 for gin and tonic

Where:   Shop B31A, First basement floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Book:      2111 9449 or [email protected]

Seasons by Olivier E.

afternoon tea set at seasons by olivier e

Afternoon Tea Set at Seasons by Olivier E.

While afternoon tea is commonly associated with the British, Seasons takes you across the Channel to France with their Parisian-themed afternoon tea set. Sweets like Paris-Brest (choux pastry with a fluffy praline cream), madeleines and vanilla mille-feuille, along with savouries including croissant with ham and salmon ‘à la Parisienne’, are served in a special Seasons wooden box. Add on Champagne, cocktails/mocktails and Nespresso special ‘coffeetails’ for an extra charge if you want something stronger to go with your tea. Seasons have a charming outdoor terrace too.

When:     Monday to Friday 3.00pm to 5.30pm; weekends and public holidays 3.30pm to 6.00pm

Cost:       $248 for one; $468 for two; add $150 for a glass of NV Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne; add $58 for mocktail; add $68 for cocktail; add $18 for Nespresso ‘coffeetail’

Where:   Shop 308, 3/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay

Book:      2505 6228 or [email protected]

Sugar at EAST

Afternoon Tea at Feast

Afternoon Tea at Sugar

Casual and affordable, it’s not often that afternoon tea supports a commitment to a healthy lifestyle as much as Sugar’s Urban Garden Afternoon Tea Set. Take in the views from the 32nd floor as you work your way through  an assortment healthy savoury items such as Layered Super Food Salad, Cherry Tomato Gazpacho, and for your sweet tooth, an Edible Garden made with chocolate mousse. They grow many of their own herbs and vegetables and use many fresh and sustainable ingredients so you can feel good about this one. This afternoon tea set comes with a choice of a cocktail or mocktail, rather than tea.

When:      Sundays, 2pm – 6pm (until 10 October)

Cost:        $388 for two

Where:    29 Taikoo Shing Road, EAST hotel, Taikoo Shing

Book:      3968 3777 or [email protected]

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Lobby Lounge at Gold Coast Hotel

Afternoon Tea at Lobby Lounge, Gold Coast Hotel

Afternoon Tea at Lobby Lounge, Gold Coast Hotel

Billed as Hong Kong’s only resort hotel, a visit to the Gold Coast Hotel nestled away in the New Territories is kind of like a mini-holiday for locals. Make it a relaxing escape with an afternoon treating yourself to yummy treats, tea and cocktails. The Lobby Lounge does some delightful themed afternoon tea sets, and they often keep the kids in mind, so keep an eye out for special family-priced sets that come served in a pirate’s treasure chest or set in an enchanted garden.

When:     Daily from 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Cost:       $480 for two

Where:   1 Castle Peak Road, Lobby level, Gold Coast

Book:      2452 8338 or [email protected]

Lion Rock at Royal Plaza Hotel

Lion Rock

Lion Rock

We like to pop in here for a laid back afternoon tea after a jaunt to the nearby flower market. It’s not one of the fancier ones, so no need to worry about the dress code, and the food selection is decent, with ‘chef’s recommendation’ items like black truffle and lobster vol au vents, and light strawberry mousse. Get a table by the window for a view of its namesake attraction, the mighty Lion Rock.

When:     Daily from 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Cost:       $238 for one; $428 for two

Where:   3/F, Royal Plaza Hotel, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon

Book:     2622 6167 or [email protected]

Above & Beyond at Hotel Icon

Loom Loom Afternoon Tea at Above & Beyond

Loom Loop Afternoon Tea Set at Above & Beyond

Afternoon tea, Cantonese style with a glorious view of Victoria Harbour to boot. With a ‘sometimes salty’ and ‘a little bit sweet’ menu to tempt you consisting of assorted Chinese dim sum and colourful tarts, this tea set is a nice alternative to conventional scones and clotted cream. Opt for a glass of bubbles for an additional cost, or stick with the refreshing oolong and green teas included in the set. Until 30 July you can experience the special Loom Loop X Above & Beyond afternoon tea set with special desserts and dishes celebrating the exclusive fashion brand’s heritage designs.

When:      Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 3.15pm to 5.30pm

Cost:        $438 for two; add $78 for a glass of Rémi-Amélie Brut NV Champagne

Where:    28/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon

Book:      3400 1318 or

COCO at The Mira

Exotic Islands Afternoon Tea Set at Coco

Exotic Islands Summer Afternoon Tea Set at COCO

The tea sets change monthly at COCO, a chic cafe and patisserie that doles out beautiful desserts, breads and a sinful signature hot chocolate. They don’t skimp when it comes to their themed afternoon tea, which comes served on a tiered stand resembling a Hermès handbag. Top points for presentation and creativity, and with the rotating afternoon tea of the month, you get something unique with each visit.

When:     Monday to Friday, and Sunday from 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Cost:       $428 for two

Where:   G/F, The Mira, 118-130 Nathan Road,Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:      2315 5566 or [email protected]

Alibi at Cordis, Hong Kong

Afternoon Tea Set at Alibi

Afternoon Tea Set at Alibi

Well, this is a treat. It’s like being at a spa and a fancy picnic at the same time with Alibi’s ‘Picnic in the Floral Garden’ tea set. A selection of sweets and savouries infused with floral ingredients – think chamomile smoked salmon, violet jelly with chamomile milk custard and chocolate flower pots with elderflower – are presented in a classic wicker picnic basket. When you’re done wiping the crumbs from your hands, apply one of the fragrant creams from the complimentary Belif Herbal Moisturising Deluxe Set (valued at $300 each), a special parting gift. You definitely have to book ahead for this one, as there’s only 10 sets available each day.

When:     Daily from 3.00pm to 5.30pm

Cost:       $418 for two; add $388 for a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne

Where:   Level 5, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon

Book:      3552 3388 or

AMMO

Afternoon Tea at AMMO

Afternoon Tea at AMMO

AMMO, an anagram for Asia, Modern, Museum and Original, is one of the most eclectic places you’ll ever sip your tea in. Housed in a former 19th century explosives compound, its revamped interiors are truly stunning, with copper and industrial metal features, a nod to the site’s military past. The simple tea set offered starts with the requisite scones and jam, followed by tempting savoury bites like a Wagyu beef burger with cheese on a bamboo charcoal bun, or the classic pairing of Prosciutto and figs.

When:     Daily from 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Cost:       $368 for two

Where:   Asia Society HK Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Book:      2537 9888, [email protected] or

Le Soleil at The Royal Garden Hotel

Afternoon Tea at Le Soleil

Afternoon Tea at Le Soleil

Pretend you’re in another part of Asia for an afternoon with this Vietnamese tea set at Le Soleil.  Saigon spring rolls, soft-shell crab rolls and and Vietnamese-style sausage sandwiches can be taken on the hotel’s third floor mezzanine level, which happens to offer a peaceful view of the atrium’s greenery and water setting. Not quite Saigon, but with the taste of Vietnamese iced coffee on your lips, you can fake it.

When:     Daily from 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Cost:       $368 for two

Where:   3/F, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon

Book:      2733 2033 or [email protected]

FINDS

Afternoon tea set at FINDS

Afternoon Tea Set at FINDS

FINDS (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden) holds claim to being the only Nordic restaurant in the entire Pearl River Delta region, and they like to indulge in a bit of afternoon tea too. Here it’s with a Scandinavian twist – think arctic shrimp with tarragon sauce, lingonberry and yoghurt mousse, and of course, cherry Danish – taken in an environment of sleek furniture and contemporary decor that our Northern friends are famous for.

When:     Monday to Friday 3.00pm to 5.30pm; weekends 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Cost:       $356 for two; add $40 for a glass of Luxe Manor sparkling wine or peach mimosa

Where:   1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:      2522 9318 or

The Envoy at The Pottinger

Afternoon tea set at The Envoy

Afternoon tea at The Envoy

The Envoy take tea seriously, using it in many of their wonderful cocktails, so it’s no surprise they would have a rich selection at tea time. Flavours like rose and French vanilla, blueberry and pomegranate, and good old Earl Grey from the Dilmah range go nicely with items from either the ‘Colonial Three-Tier’ set (Chinese deviled egg, pandan kaya mascarpone Victoria sponge, avocado and prawn croissant) or the smaller ‘Get On Board’ set. For a little bit more, the Teamaker’s Private Reserve teas provide a more exotic range including gunpowder green tea or Ceylon artisanal spice chai.

When:     Daily from 3.00pm to  5.30pm

Cost:       $158 per person for ‘Get On Board’ set; $398 per person for ‘Colonial Three-Tier’ set (weekends and public holidays only); add $28 for premium teas; add $38 for special iced tea; add $58 for Dilmah T-Series teas; add $78 for Teamaker’s Private Reserve teas

Where:   3/F, The Pottinger, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Book:     2169 3311 or

Café bord de Mer & Lounge at Auberge Discovery Bay

afternoon tea at The Auberge, Discovery Bay

Afternoon tea at The Auberge, Discovery Bay

A good option for Discovery Bay locals and especially those with children, as the outdoor terrace provides a big, quiet space for the little ones to run around while you sit back with your warm cuppa. The offerings of scones with jam and savouries aren’t too exciting, but the panoramic views over the South China Sea and spacious setting will draw you in.

When:     Daily from 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Cost:       $268 for two

Where:   88 Siena Avenue, Auberge Discovery Bay, Discovery Bay

Book:     2295 8288 or [email protected]

Urban Park

butterfly afternoon tea at Urban Park

Butterfly afternoon tea set at Urban Park

This one gets our vote for best presentation. Sweets and savouries like butterfly cakes with lemon buttercream and petite prawn cocktails come to you in a sweet two-tiered birdcage adorned with flowers in Urban Park’s ‘Butterfly Blossom Afternoon Tea’ set. To top it all off, you get to take it all on their gorgeous outdoor terrace.

When:      Daily from 3.00pm to 5.30pm

Cost:        $239 for two (Monday to Friday only at Central and TST branches); $289 for two (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays Central branch only); add $50 per person for a glass of sparkling wine

Where:   4/F, 20-22 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:     2751 1999, or

 

Where:   2/F, Shop 3-5, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Central

Book:     3708 8083, or

Tai O Heritage Hotel

Tea Set at Tai O Heritage Hotel

Afternoon Tea Set at Tai O Heritage Hotel

Bet you didn’t know about this little gem. Step away from the towering hotels in the city and head to the Tai O fishing village in Lantau for a secluded afternoon tea. The Tai O Heritage Hotel goes back to 1902, when it served as a police station to guard the shore.  Enjoy a marvellous view of the South China Sea and the tranquil fishing village at the Tai O Lookout, the hotel’s glass-roofed restaurant, while sampling mini steamed rice dumplings, crispy chicken wings and minced pork rolls with shrimp paste, plus sweet fruit tarts, salty lemon cookies and a locally known confection, the Mountain Begonia cheesecake.

When:      Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

Cost:        $218 for two

Where:   Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island

Book:     2985 8383 or  [email protected]

 

Please note – many of these venues update their afternoon tea offerings regularly to feature seasonal specials or special promotions in conjunction with other brands, so check their websites or give them a call to get the latest menu.

 

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