Fancy a cup of tea? How about some dainty nibbles to go along with it? But do it in style, in luxury surroundings 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 tea offerings in the city. Some of these high teas 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.
Over $250 per person
For an excellent tea with a view in Kowloon, head to The Lounge & Bar on the 102nd floor of the Ritz-Carlton. Right now, the Tropical Vibe Afternoon Tea is celebrating mouthwatering seasonal fruits with duck rillette and pomegranate gel, purple dragon fruit and ube tart, guava pineapple verrine, and coconut rambutan choux. Their twist on the classic scone is tinged with pineapple.
When: 3:30pm to 6:30 pm (Monday to Thursday); 2:15 pm to 4:15pm, 4:15pm to 6:15pm (Friday to Sunday & PH)
Cost: $428 for one; $718 for two; add $100 for a seasonal cocktail
Where: 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West
Book: +852 2263 2270 or [email protected]
Much like dim sum at Maxim’s City Hall, high 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.
When: Daily from 2pm to 6pm (first-come, first-served basis)
Cost: $418 for one; $748 for two; add $180 for a glass of Deutz Peninsula Brut Champagne
Where: G/F, The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +852 2696 6772 or [email protected]
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: 2pm to 5pm (Monday to Friday); 3pm to 5:30pm (Saturday); closed Sunday (first-come-first-served basis)
Cost: $720 for two
Where: 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central
Book: +852 2537 1388 for information, no reservations
Just when you think they couldn’t squeeze in another hotel in the city, The Murray – full name The Murray Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel – comes along, bringing a new afternoon tea on the scene too. The Murray’s Signature Afternoon Tea has the usual savoury and sweet light bites, including unique scones baked with cranberry, rosemary and black pepper, cardamom and apricot, sultana and fennel seeds, or plain for unadventurous tastes. Featuring the hotel’s hand-picked selection of champagnes and wines, and a curated offering of speciality teas by Jing, sip and nibble away in the bright and modern Garden Lounge while checking out St John’s Cathedral and Central’s skyscrapers through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
When: Daily from 2:45pm to 6pm
Cost: $698 for two
Where: Garden Lounge, UG/F, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central
Book: +852 3141 8888 or [email protected]
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. An à la carte option is also available when simply cake or scones are desired.
When: 2:30pm to 4:15pm, 4:30pm to 6pm (Monday to Saturday); 3pm to 4:30pm, 4:30pm to 6pm (Sunday & PH)
Cost: $658 for two (Monday to Friday); $698 for two (Saturday to Sunday & PH)
Where: Lobby level, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central
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: $408 for one; $668 for two
Where: 103/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West
Book: +852 2263 2270 or [email protected]
Afternoon tea at The Butterfly Room is one of the newer tea experiences in Hong Kong, quickly becoming known as one of the nicest after it was introduced in 2019. Wonderful pastries and savoury bites by award-winning pastry chef Holger Deh are offered year round, served in an elegant setting adorned with butterfly-themed artwork by Damien Hirst. The menu is refreshed regularly, with highlights being the chic pastry and confectionery trolleys with several sweet temptations. Reservation opens on the 1st of the month and slots fill up quickly, so be sure to book ahead.
When: 1pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm (weekdays); 12pm, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:45pm (weekends & PH)
Cost: $399 for one, $798 for two
Where: Rosewood Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +852 3891 8732 or [email protected]
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. There are a couple of tea sets being offered right now. The ‘Salvatore Ferragamo Storie Di Seta’ in collaboration with the Italian luxury perfume brand presents 8 dishes inspired by the new Storie di Seta fragrances. Try the pistachio-raspberry panna cotta or braised beef tea sandwich, paired with warm plain and raisin scones straight from the Palm Court bakery. For a little extra, upgrade to the deluxe tea set that comes with a glass of Saicho Sparkling tea or Taittinger Champagne. The set is available from 2 August to 31 September 2021.
When: 3pm to 5:30pm (Monday to Friday); 2:15pm to 4:15pm & 4:30pm to 6:30pm (weekends & PH)
Cost: $398 for one; $688 for two
Where: 8 Peking Road, The Langham, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +852 2132 7898 or [email protected]
The lobby café at Kerry is offering up the seasonal Summer Bloom Afternoon Tea with wagyu cheek croquette and Scottish smoked salmon with shellfish pate, along with delightful sweets like exotic compote yogurt on a fluffy beignet and hazelnut macaron. Freshen up between bites with their signature Lychee Dill lemonade. Enjoy a Kerry twist on classic scones, plain or cinnamon raise, with a selection of French jams.
When: 2:30pm to 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday); 2pm to 4pm, 4:15pm to 6pm (weekends & PH)
Cost: $568 for two (Monday to Friday); $588 for two (weekends & PH)
Where: Level 1, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom
Book: +852 2252 5237 or reserve online
Enjoy fine afternoon tea at the InterContinental Grand Stanford with smoked salmon blinis with salmon roe, caviar deviled eggs, and dessert bites like strawberry fraisier cake and Moët & Chandon flavored macaron.The panoramic harbour views and chic interiors are an absolutely perfect setting for indulging in this beautiful and delicious tea outing. And we’re happy to report that freshly baked raisin and orange scones served with Devonshire clotted cream are still very much on the menu!
When: Daily from 12pm to 6pm
Cost: $538 for two
Where: 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Book: +852 2721 5161 or [email protected]
Cucina’s ‘Amadei Italian Afternoon Tea Set’ is made with the rich Italian chocolate from Tuscany, so you’re in for a heavenly feast of petite sweet and savoury goodies. Fluffy éclairs filled with Amedei chocolate mousse will catch your eye on the tastefully presented wooden and slate tray, and the parma ham and melon will serve as a good palate cleanser after you’ve had the salted caramel chocolate ‘Chococina’, a sinful tall cup of frothy pleasure, with a whipped chocolate cream crown. Right now, try the Taste of Italy Afternoon Tea showcasing flavours from North to South Italy in twelve decadent bites.
When: 3pm to 5:30pm (Monday to Friday); 3:30pm to 5:30pm (Saturday, Sunday, and PH)
Cost: $508 for two
Where: Level 6, No. 3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +852 2113 0808 or [email protected]
When you enter the ifc-based The French Window, the first thing that will hit you is the Victoria Harbour panorama through the portrait windows. Enjoy a genuine European experience with the French afternoon tea, which comes with baked cherry tartelette and a selection of macarons, paired with savoury egg yolk mousse and vintage sturia caviar, and simple done well in the caviar on excellent baguette bread. There are a selection of juices, coffees, and 7 teas that you can sip in the comfortable, dynamic space.
When: Enquire at +852 2393 3812 for availability.
Cost: $498 for two
Where: 3101, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central
Book: The French Window requires a booking to be made online 24 hours in advance.
The Summer Escape Afternoon Tea at Hyatt Centric’s The Farmhouse is available until 30 August 2021 transports diners around the world with mini banh mi sandwiches, lobster rolls, and mini milkshakes. Don’t miss the Ethiopian Ice Drip coffee diluted with fresh coconut water. You can dine inside in view of the multiple cooking stations highlighting various cuisines around the world, or take your tea out into the restaurant’s open garden.
When: Daily from 3:30pm to 5pm
Cost: $488 for two
Where: 2/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour, 1 North Point Estate Ln, North Point
Book: +852 3896 9865 or reserve online
The Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui has enticing staycation and afternoon tea packages on right now. Their new tea set inspired by local dishes are being served on hand-painted porcelain by local ceramics factory Yuet Tung China Works. Try the crispy lobster wonton, milk tea scones, and condensed milk madeleine from the Summer in Hong Kong Tea Set until 31 August 2021.
When: 3pm to 5pm (Mondays to Saturdays & PH)
Cost: $488 for two
Where: K11, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +852 3721 7700 or reserve online
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 highlights seasonal fruits and ingredients. Along with their themed teas, COCO offers classic afternoon teas which come served on a tiered stand resembling a Hermès handbag; add $70 for a delectable signature dessert and $280 for a bottle of Perrier Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne. Top points for presentation and creativity, and with the rotating afternoon tea of the month, you get something unique with each visit.
When: 3pm to 6pm (Monday to Thursday), and 3pm to 5pm (Friday to Sunday)
Cost: $468 for two
Where: G/F, The Mira, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +852 2315 5566 or [email protected]
A favourite with many a local, the Clipper Lounge and Café Causette at Mandarin Oriental deliver the same afternoon tea menu. Go to the Clipper Lounge for a more cool, lounge experience, and Causette for a brighter setting. Right now they are serving the Xovē White Truffle Treasure Afternoon Tea, a beautiful high 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. Highlights are the truffle croque monsieur, organic smoked salmon sandwich on pumpernickel, and 1963 Mandarin cheesecake. Their seasonal themed teas are also a delight, celebrating Christmas, New Year’s and Easter.
When: Daily from 3pm to 6pm at Café Causette, 2:30 pm to 6pm (Monday to Friday); 2pm, 4:15pm (Saturday and PH); 3:30pm (Sunday) at Clipper Lounge
Cost: $368 for one; $736 for two
Where: M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Rd Central, Central
Book: +852 2825 4007 or [email protected]
Living up to its name, indulge in savoury and sweet delights created by Hotel Icon’s pastry chef Danny Ho under one of the largest vertical gardens in Asia. The menu switches up every few months, with the “All About Durian” afternoon tea returning now due to popular demand: think unlimited signature homemade durian ice cream, baked Boston lobster stuffed with durian, and fluffy durian choux. Have some cool homemade lemonade, fruity mocktails or cocktails, or something sparkling. And of course, there’s hot tea, with 17 kinds to choose from.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5pm; 5pm to 7pm
Cost: $398 for one; $738 for two
Where: G/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
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: $368 for one; $488 for two
Where: Lobby level, No. 3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +852 2113 3919 or [email protected]
Tiffin is back with a new, sleek look and a re-designed afternoon tea, now served on bespoke plateware inspired and named after Princess Diana. The elegant cups and saucers, with a pretty gold design, accompany a luxurious-looking three-tiered stand filled with sweet and savoury delicacies of the French variety (canelés, éclairs, sables and verrines). Right now, the summer high tea set available until 20 September 2021 features seasonal fruits in their yuzu-pineapple cheesecake and foie gras tartlet with raspberry. If a triple layer of treats isn’t enough for you, then you’ll love the fact that there are also live dessert stations and an ice-cream counter.
When: Daily from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Cost: $368/person (Monday to Friday); $398/person (Saturday, Sunday & PH)
Where: Mezzanine, Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Book: +852 2584 7722 or [email protected]
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. Right now to celebrate summer ingredients, guests who come on Wednesdays to Sundays will be served the summer rose and berries ice-cream open tea sandwich.
When: 3pm to 6pm (Wednesday to Saturday); 3:30 to 6pm (Sundays & PH); closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Cost: $348/person; $648 for two (weekdays), add $20 on the weekends
Where: 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay
In the bright, cool salon environment of the Gradini, surrounded by high ceilings and earth-toned tacked leather furniture, right now enjoy “The dream” butterfly-themed afternoon tea set until 8 August 2021. A collaboration with local up-and-coming luxury brand La broderie, the highlights of the savouries are the foie gras mousse in a mini cone and duck rillettes sandwich. Round the umami off with their moscato jelly topped with mixed berry foam and classic scone with cherry jam and cooling Dry Lime iced tea.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5:30pm
Cost: $298/person; $528 for two
Where: Lobby Level, The Pottinger, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central
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 3pm to 6pm; starts at 2pm at Landmark location (weekends & PH)
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 +852 2166 9088; ifc mall +852 2234 7422; Elements +852 2351 6678
Ooh, is it pretty in here. When you enter, you’ll probably say to yourself, ‘I’m going to take my mum here for Mother’s Day next year!’. It’s that kind of place – warm, intimate and aesthetically-pleasing – that is, if soft pink and purple hues, flowery tea pots, and furniture that would be at home at the Château de Versailles is your thing. The afternoon tea set changes seasonally, but each one is whimsical and artsy, served on vintage-style floral plates with menus for ‘Ladies’ and ‘Gentlemen’. Expect cute cupcakes, savoury lollipops, pastel-hued macarons, and flaky tarts in rotating themed sets. There’s also a large selection of tea, including nine varieties based on The Enneagram of Personality, so you can find the cup to best fit your style.
When: 12pm to 7pm (Tuesday to Friday); 11am to 7pm (Saturday and Sunday); closed Mondays
Cost: $298 for one; $528 for two
Where: 80-82 Peel Street, Mid- Levels
Book: +852 2525 8257 or [email protected]
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 raspberry-balsamico macarons are divine.
When: Daily from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Cost: $295 for one; $425 for two; add $150 for mini Champagne Lanson Brut or rosé
Where: 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Book: +852 3968 1106 or [email protected]
Pretend you’re in another part of Asia for an afternoon with the French Vietnamese Afternoon Tea Set, offering an array of Vietnamese snacks. The set includes iced teas for a nice change, along with traditional hot cups, refreshing Vietnamese coffee creme brulee for dessert, or traditional raisin scones with clotted cream and rose jam. Enjoy it all 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 (also offered) you can fake it.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5:30pm
Cost: $568 for two
Where: 3/F, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
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. Tea sets change with the season, often with an Asian twist or collaboration like The Magical Summer Afternoon Tea with sweet and savoury morsels inspired by Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (until 30 September 2021). Get a table by the window for a view of its namesake attraction, the mighty Lion Rock.
When: Daily from 2:30pm to 5pm
Cost: $270 for one, $508 for two
Where: 3/F, Royal Plaza Hotel, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon
Book: +852 2622 6167 or [email protected]
Below $250 per person
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. AMMO has collaborated with Mr. Men Little Miss’ MR. MEN STUDIO for the summer meadow afternoon tea set, from 4 July to 27 September 2021. Indulge in an exquisite selection of gourmet savories, plus pink and rose sweets and pastries featuring iconic characters from the brand, then head home with a complimentary Mr. Men Little Miss personalized mug (for guests who make online bookings 4 days in advance).
When: Daily from 3pm to 6pm
Cost: $498 for two
Where: Asia Society HK Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Lobby Lounge at Gold Coast Hotel (Temporarily closed)
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: +852 2452 8338 or [email protected]
FINDS (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden) holds claim to being one of the first Nordic restaurants 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, with the help of Isak, the Swedish homeware brand. The Nordic Afternoon tea set serves Executive Chef Jaakko Sorsa’s culinary creations on tableware from the ‘Midnattssol’ collection designed by Isak. Fried crab meatball with Danish remoulade dip, arctic cloudberry mousse cake, creamed morel and shiitake mushroom vol-au-vent, and other Nordic delights can be taken in an environment of sleek furniture and contemporary decor that our Northern friends are famous for.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5:30pm
Where: 1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +852 2522 9318
The Continental (Temporarily closed)
A very spacious location for afternoon tea, with roomy green leather booths to slide into for a simple afternoon tea, no themes or elaborate concoctions. But Executive Chef Rene Michelena delivers with tasty European fare like mozzarella bruschetta with kale pesto, and mini crab quiche with spicy aioli. Pastry Chef Vincent Tam bakes up traditional scones served with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream, and a not-too-sweet but pleasing green tea and mango cupcake. There are more delectables on the requisite tiered stand, along with Illy coffee and Jing tea, all of which can also be taken outdoors on the terrace.
When: 2:30pm to 5pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Cost: $380 for two
Where: Unit 406, L4 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Book: +852 2704 5211 or [email protected]
An Nam has two locations, for those on either side of the water – each is handsomely decorated with chinoiserie elements, Vietnamese-style window lattices and dark wood furniture with turquoise accents. Add to this beautiful Indochine paintings by famous Vietnamese artist Bui Huu Hung, and Vietnamese silk lanterns, and you’ll be indulging in a most lovely tea. The price isn’t too shabby (although the Causeway Bay location charges a wee bit more) for a nice spread of authentic Vietnamese flavours such as shrimp rice paper rolls, Saigon shrimp toast, and seafood pomelo salad. To sweeten things up, coffee panna cotta and caramel custard can be paired with a pick of two drinks, like a ‘Lychee Smash’ for something to cool down with or some Vietnamese drip coffee to perk up.
When: Monday to Friday 3pm to 5pm (Causeway Bay); 3pm to 4:30pm (Kowloon Tong)
Cost: $328 for two (Causeway Bay); $198 (Kowloon Tong)
Where: 4/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay; Shop L1-20, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Not your average afternoon tea, as Mango Tree infuses Thai essence like lemongrass, coconut and unsurprisingly, mangoes, into their afternoon tea set for two. The Elements-based restaurant in Kowloon has a mix of savoury seafood (pomelo salad with crab meat), seafood (shrimp and Thai sausage rice paper roll), beef (char-grilled beef satay) and chicken in pandan leaves, with sweets like sago dumpling and sticky rice with mango. Refreshments include cocktails and alcohol-free versions with fresh watermelon, pineapple or lychee juice, and soothing Thai teas. Choose to have just sweet or savoury, both, or go the à la carte route.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5:30pm
Cost: $328 for two (savoury & sweet); $238 for two (savoury); $138 for two (sweet); à la carte from $68
Where: Shop 2032, Elements, 1 Austin Road West
Book: +852 2668 4884 or [email protected]
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 their signature tea set. Spiced tuna with filo pastry, herbal tea deviled egg, and elderflower vegetable toast round off the savories, and for sweets there are the Malaysian coconut mango macaroon, mini frangitarte, pandan chiffon roll, and traditional English scones.
When: 3pm to 5:30pm (Monday to Friday), 4pm to 5:30pm (weekends & PH)
Where: 3/F, The Pottinger, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Book: +852 2169 3311 or reserve online
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 the house-made pork patty with salty fish burger, crispy chicken wings, and shrimp toast with salty egg yolk paste, plus panna cotta, the brownie, and churros with mountain begonia sauce inspired by their locally renowned signature Mountain Begonia cheesecake.
When: 2:30pm to 5:30pm (Saturday, Sunday, and PH)
Cost: $288 for two
Where: Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island
Book: +852 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.