Looking for a way to add some class and luxury to your afternoon routine? How about enjoying the best afternoon tea in Hong Kong, complete with delicate nibbles and a selection of the finest teas. Whether you’re in Causeway Bay, Central, or TST, there’s an afternoon tea set that will suit your style and budget. From affordable options with a casual atmosphere by the sea to premium experiences with live string music and dazzling skyline views on outdoor terraces, we’ve got you covered.
And don’t worry about the dress code at some of the high tea spots – you can keep it casual and comfortable or break out your fanciest hat and gloves for a truly unforgettable experience. Join us as we sip on some of the most delicious teas and indulge in scones with clotted cream, all while exploring the best that Hong Kong has to offer.
To make it easier for you, we’ve listed these afternoon teas in descending price order.
Over HK$400 per person
Definitely one of the higher-priced ones, but ooh, is it decadent. Your sugar cravings will be fulfilled with delectable chocolate tartelettes and their signature caramel crunch cake, while the netted vegetarian spring rolls, caviar and truffle angel hair pasta, and wagyu beef mini burgers will 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: 2:30pm to 5pm (Monday to Friday); 3pm to 5:30pm (Saturday); closed Sunday and PH (first-come-first-served basis)
Cost: HK$1,288 for two; add HK$380 per person for two hours of bottomless SEVVA Prestige Rosé NV
Where: 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Rd, Central
Book: Call +852 2537 1388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Afternoon tea at The Butterfly Room has become known as one of the nicest in Hong Kong after it was introduced in 2019. Wonderful pastries and savoury bites by award-winning pastry chef Holger Deh are offered yearround, 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. Online reservations are available two months ahead, opening on the first day of the month; slots fill up quickly, so be sure to book ahead.
When: Daily from 12pm to 10:30pm. Dining time limit for afternoon tea is two hours.
Cost: HK$548 per person with a selection of tea; HK$668 with a glass of non-alcoholic sparkling wine, HK$728 with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne, or HK$848 with a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé.
Where: Rosewood Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: Call +852 3891 8732 or email email@example.com
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. They also offer a gluten-free and vegan afternoon tea featuring a seasonal array of delicate savouries and sweets, to enjoy in traditional style with a selection of fine teas Throw in a glass of Champagne and we’ll be sitting here for hours.
When: 2:30pm to 4:15pm, 4:30pm to 6pm (Monday to Saturday); 3pm to 4:30pm, 4:30pm to 6pm (Sunday & PH)
Cost: HK$495 for one, HK$808 for two (Monday to Friday); HK$505 for one, HK$848 for two (Saturday, Sunday & PH)
Where: Lobby level, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance St, Central
Much like dim sum at Maxim’s City Hall, high tea at The Peninsula is a long standing Hong Kong tradition. Although it can be considered. th definition of Hong Kong afternoon tea, 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 sweet and savoury pastries, accompanied by a selection of The Peninsula’s proprietary teas.
When: Daily from 2pm to 6pm
Cost: HK$468 for one, HK$828 for two; add HK$190 for a glass of Deutz Peninsula, Brut Champagne. (A minimum charge of HK$350 applies to each guest.)
Where: G/F, The Peninsula, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: Call +852 2696 6772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ‘Hokkaido Afternoon Tea’ is celebrating spring with mouthwatering aperitivos like marinated pork and corn ‘ramen’ tartlet, mini sandwiches with Hokkaido pumpkin, and snow crab salad, and delectable confections like red bean matcha tart, Hokkaido milk panna cotta, and purple sweet potato caramel cheesecake. They offer classic and Tokachi cheese scones paired with jam and a Tokkachi cheddar cheese sauce.
When: 3pm to 6pm (Monday to Thursday); 2pm to 4pm, 4:30pm to 6:30pm (Friday to Sunday & PH)
Cost: HK$488 for one, HK$788 for two (Monday to Friday) and HK$518 for one, $838 for two (Saturday, Sunday & PH); add HK$150 for a seasonal cocktail
Where: 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Rd West
Book: Call +852 2263 2270 or email email@example.com
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 in their ‘Sparkling Spring Afternoon Tea’. You can enjoy flavours of Japan with hints of shiitake mushroom in their slow-roasted chicken sandwiches, and a subtle tea bitterness in their black tea mousse verrine. Each afternoon tea comes with a glass of Grand Prestige sparkling tea. Look out for their kid menus and other seasonal menus, too.
When: Daily from 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Cost: HK$488 for one, HK$788 for two (Monday to Friday) and HK$518 for one, HK$838 for two (Saturday, Sunday & PH); add HK$198 for a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut, Yellow Label NV, Champagne
Where: 103/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Rd West
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. They are currently serving a ‘Canton Afternoon Tea Set’ with an extensive selection of Dilmah teas or freshly brewed coffee that feature tea sandwiches and delightful sweets like rose petal Madeleines and the caramel sea salt macaron. Enjoy these petite delights on the three-tiered platter, perfect for Instagram and your stomach.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5:30pm
Cost: HK$448 for one; HK$568 for two
Where: Lobby Level, No. 3 Canton Rd, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: Call +852 2113 3919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ‘Spring 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 Vol-au-vent, Mushroom, Truffle, Prawn Cocktail, Mango, Lettuce sandwich, and 1963 Mandarin cheesecake. Their seasonal themed teas are also a delight, celebrating Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter. You can also request alternative diet options (including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan) with a minimum of 72 hours’ notice.
When: Daily from 3pm to 6pm at Café Causette; 2:30pm to 5:30pm (Monday to Friday), or 2pm to 3:45pm, 4pm to 5:30pm (Saturday and PH), 3:30pm to 5:30pm (Sunday) at Clipper Lounge
Cost: HK$428 for one, HK$828 for two; add HK$180 per person for a glass of Moët & Chandon Vintage or HK$220 for a glass of Moët & Chandon Vintage Rosé
Where: M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Rd Central, Central
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 ‘Japanese Strawberry Festival Afternoon Tea’ currently in season. Be sure to go hungry because you will be delighted by starters such as stuffed crab shell and Japanese pumpkin cream soup, before moving on to a choice between three main courses. Along with the unlimited green tea soya ice cream, there is of course, a plethora of treats including scones and sweets. Have some cool, fruity mocktails or cocktails (supplement fees), or hot tea, with 12 kinds to choose from.
When: Daily from 3pm to 6pm
Cost: HK$418 for one or HK$728 for two; with a glass of complimentary French sparkling wine per guest on weekends and public holidays. Add HK$108 for free-flow B&G Sparkling Blanc de Blanc N.V. or HK$268 for free-flow G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut N.V.
Where: G/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East
From HK$250 to HK$400 per person
If you haven’t checked out The Upper House’s newest addition, afternoon tea is the perfect time to do so! Not only can you enjoy the incredible views from high above the city, Victoria Harbour scenery as the backdrop, you will also get to try out the unique creations in their afternoon tea, which refreshes regularly with the seasons. Right now, the ‘Salisterra X Butter Cookies’ menu offers delights like the osmanthus and honey milkshake, char siu reuben sandwich, and barbecue duck club sandwich. Infusing our favourite flavour into desserts and drinks is a sure way to win the hearts and stomachs of the people of Hong Kong.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5pm
Cost: HK$380 for one (Monday to Thursday) or HK$418 for one (Friday to Sunday & PH); HK$680 for two (Monday to Thursday), or HK$718 for two (Friday to Sunday & PH)
Where: 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
The Murray’s Signature Afternoon Tea has the usual savoury and sweet light bites, including delectable nibbles such as Peking duck tartlet with mango chutney and lobster and shrimp charcoal bun, and sweets such as strawberry compote and yuzu ganache cream barrette. If those aren’t quite enough, you can hit the confectionery table for unlimited cookies, praline tea cakes, financiers, and macarons. Featuring a curated offering of speciality teas by Jing, sip and nibble away in the bright and modern space surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. There are also high tea menus just for kids aged 5-11 (HK$128) or an option to just have scones with jam and clotted cream (HK$190). You can even bring your pooch in tow!
When: 2:45pm to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 2:45pm to 4:15pm, 4:30pm to 6pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Cost: HK$738 for two including coffee or Jing tea; HK$898 for two with a glass of Saicho sparkling tea or sparkling wine
Where: Garden Lounge, UG/F, 22 Cotton Tree Dr, Central
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 golden design, accompany a luxurious-looking three-tiered stand filled with sweet and savoury delicacies of the French variety (profiteroles, tartlets, crème brulee tart with foie gras). . If a triple layer of treats isn’t enough for you, then you’ll love the fact that there are unlimited waffles, crepes, ice cream, fruit, and petit fours at the dessert counter.
When: Daily from 3:15pm to 5pm
Cost: HK$368 per person (Monday to Friday), HK$398 per person (Saturday, Sunday & PH); add HK$140 for a glass of Champagne
Where: Mezzanine Floor, Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
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. The Repulse Bay high tea menu includes six savouries and seven confections with classic delights like duck foie gras terrine, smoked salmon with keta caviar, raspberry ganache, and madeleines served with tea or coffee from The Peninsula.
When: 3pm to 6pm (Wednesday to Saturday); 3:30 to 6pm (Sundays & PH); closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Cost: HK$348 for one, HK$648 for two (weekdays); add HK$20 on the weekends. Add HK$20 for cold-brewed fruit tea, HK$40 for fresh orange, grapefruit, or watermelon juice, HK$218 for two glasses of Charles de Cazenove Brut N.V., or HK$308 for two glasses of Perrier Jouët Blason Rosé N.V.
Where: 109 Repulse Bay Rd, Repulse Bay
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 Elizabeth Arden ‘Stay Fabulous’ high tea menu in collaboration with the skin care brand presents dishes inspired by their best-selling serum products. Try the white chocolate mousse with pink guava and honey roasted chicken wine lollipops, paired with warm plain and raisin scones straight from the Palm Court bakery.
When: 3pm to 5:30pm (Monday to Friday); 2:15pm to 4:15pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm (Saturday, Saturday & PH)
Cost: HK$664 for two
Where: Lobby Level, The Langham, 8 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
The lobby café at Kerry is partnering with Paul & Joe Beaute to offer the ‘Vivid Summer Hues’ high tea with caviar waffle and pootato melon custard ball, along with delightful sweets like blueberry and fromage blanc tart and honey and lemon cake. Freshen up between bites with their complementary lychee pineapple soda. Enjoy a Kerry twist on classic scones, plain or green tea, with a selection of Bonne Maman jams and clotted cream. During the weekends and public holidays, each pair can enjoy two hours of unlimited coffee or tea. Each dine-in afternoon tea set for two comes with two Paul & Joe gift sets valued at HK$140!
When: 2:30pm to 5:30pm (Monday to Friday); 1:30pm to 4pm, 4:15pm to 6pm (Saturday, Sunday & PH)
Cost: HK$638 for two (Monday to Friday); HK$668 for two (Saturday, Sunday & PH)
Where: Level 1, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom
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 Gold Coast Prime Rib does some delightful afternoon tea sets, choosing in-season fruits or kid friendly themes. Currently, they are offering the ‘Taste of Japan’ tea set, with scrumptious goodies such as green tea soba noodles with shichimi tuna, salmon with sakura shrimp paste sandwich, and matcha tofu cheescakes.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5pm
Cost: HK$628 for two
Where: Lobby Level, 1 Castle Peak Rd, Gold Coast, Tuen Mun
Pretend you’re in another part of Asia for an afternoon with the Le Soleil’s signature afternoon tea set, offering an array of Vietnamese snacks like Saigon spring rolls and lemongrass chicken wings. The set includes two iced drinks for a nice change, refreshing Vietnamese coconut layer cake for dessert, and 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 coffee on your lips (also offered), you can fake it.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5:30pm
Cost: HK$628 for two
Where: 3/F, The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East
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, with three locations in Hong Kong, has everything you fancy when it comes to fine teas and French pastries like the madeleine with peanut praline and mini croissants with homemade strawberry jam, plus pillowy macarons. All of the locations get pretty busy, especially on weekends and holidays, so best arrive nice and early.
When: Daily from 3pm to 6pm
Cost: HK$598 for two; add HK$50 for signature drinks
Where: Shop 315, 316 & 334, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Rd Central (Landmark); Shop 2045A, Podium Level 2, ifc mall, 8 Finance St, Central (ifc); Shop 1089C, 1/F, Elements, 1 Austin Rd West (Elements)
Book: Reserve online or call +852 2166 9088 (Landmark Atrium); +852 2234 7422 (ifc); +852 2351 6678 (Elements)
DK Cuppa Tea, set inside an aromatherapy boutique called DK Aromatherapy, is a cozy space for visitors to pop in and relax with a sweet treat in one hand and a cup of organic tea in the other. At any given time, they have various themed afternoon tea menus available. Meticulously and adorably presented with turquoise blue macarons, cupcakes, and organic cotton candy, the currently available ‘Frosty Garden’ afternoon tea is a delight to look at and savour. Six tartlets, including pumpkin and forest mushroom, are paired with earl grey desserts and an English muffin with rose jam. You can also redeem a complimentary aroma necklace with each purchase of a high tea set.
When: 12pm to 8pm daily
Cost: HK$295 per person
Where: G/F, 19 New Market St, Sheung Wan
Book: Reserve on Klook or call +852 2386 3588
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 Blossom Tea Moment’ afternoon tea set created in collaboration with Tea Château serves Executive Chef Jaakko Sorsa’s culinary creations on a 3-tier bronze stand. Duck confit Danish toast, Icelandic shrimp with trout roe vol-au-vent, Japanese salt pickled cherry blossom lollipop, scones served with homemade strawberry jam, and other Nordic delights paired with coffee or Tea Château blended teas 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
Cost: HK$568 for two (Monday to Friday), HK$628 for two (Saturday, Sunday & PH); add HK$98 for a special sakura-themed cocktail, HK$68 for a special mocktail, or HK$88 for a glass of select wine.
Where: 1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
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 ‘Constellation of the Fire’ afternoon tea, which is their latest spring menu inspired by the astrological fire zodiac signs. Beautifully presented, it offers exquisite sweet and savoury treats shaped like planets and stars by using citrus-floral and Japanese ingredients, sure to remind you of spring romance.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5pm
Cost: HK$278 for one; HK$548 for two
Where: 3/F, Royal Plaza Hotel, 193 Prince Edward Rd West, Kowloon
The Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui inside K11 serves a seasonally changing high tea at the hotel’s Cafe. The current ‘Spring Garden’ menu, which is being served until the end of May, offers three savouries with international influences, including the beetroot hummus tart and cranberry brioche sandwich with crab meat tobiko and marshmallow; and six confections including blueberry yuzu curd tart and dried cherry and chive scone. On Sundays and public holidays, the tea set turns into a tea buffet, with unlimited servings of select dishes.
When: 3pm to 5pm (Monday to Saturday) or 3:30pm to 5:30pm for the afternoon tea buffet (Sunday & PH)
Cost: HK$538 for two
Where: Lobby Level, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong TST, 8 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: +Call 852 3721 7700 or reserve online
Cucina’s ‘Taste of Italy Afternoon Tea Set’ is made with rich, decadent ingredients from Italy, so you’re in for a heavenly feast of petite sweet and savoury goodies. The chocolate sphere with pistachio mousse will catch your eye on the tastefully presented wooden and slate tray, and the rasperry lollipop will serve as a good palate cleanser after you’ve had the scallop, apple, and crab meat served with caviar, a sinfully good bite. And you have a choice of two glasses of drinks, which include proescco, Bellini, Aperol Spritz, Maro Polo Earl Grape Iced Tea, or two delightful tea mocktails.
When: 3pm to 5:30pm (Monday to Friday); 3:30pm to 5:30pm (Saturday, Sunday & PH)
Cost: HK$538 for two
Where: Level 6, Harbour City, 3 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
The tea sets change monthly at COCO, a chic café 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 (currently, that’s the ‘Stroke of Genius’ tea set available until the end of April with delicacies that appear as if they’ve been splashed with paint). Along with their themed teas, COCO offers classic afternoon teas which come served on a tiered stand resembling a Hermès handbag; add on extra for a delectable signature dessert or for a bottle of Perrier Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne if you’re celebrating something special. 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 daily
Cost: HK$268 for one, HK$568 for two (Classic Afternoon Tea); HK$638 for two with a COCO signature dessert (Celebration Afternoon Tea); HK$848 for two with a bottle of Perrier Jouët Grand Brut N.V. Champagne (Champagne Afternoon Tea)
Where: G/F, The Mira, 118-130 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Below HK$250 per person
If you’re looking for a sleek lounge setting for high tea, then The Middle Row Bar should be your next reservation. They offer seasonal tea sets with Western delicacies crafted using Japanese ingredients, like the Hokkaido 3.6 milk cheesecake and fresh fruit croffle. These are paired with premium Twinings tea and illy Italian coffee. While there is a two-person minimum, you’ll need the help to dig into all three tiers filled with five savouries and seven sweets. Of course, they haven’t forgotten homemade scones with Devonshire clotted cream and assorted jams.
When: 3pm to 5pm daily
Cost: HK$248 per person
Where: 2/F, The Kowloon Hotel, 19-21 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book: Reserve on Klook or call +852 2734 3803
Harbour Plaza is a haven of a hotel in North Point, serving a humble high tea at the cozy The Point Lobby Lounge. Right now, the ‘Black Truffle Chocolate’ afternoon tea set available until the end of May highlights mouthwatering truffle and chocolate-inspired dishes like truffle brie cheese toast, truffle arancini with sea salt chocolate dip, strawberry-covered chocolates, chocolate scones, and banana chocolate mousse, served with unlimited coffee or tea. The high tea is only available from 3pm to 5pm every day, so make sure to book ahead.
When: Daily from 3pm to 5pm
Cost: HK$248 per person
Where: 2/F, Harbour Plaza North Point, 665 King’s Rd, North Point
BIFTECK is a French-Japanese beef steakhouse that is constantly putting forward inventive dishes where premium beef from around the world is the star. The new ‘Joie-de-Vivre – Printemps’ afternoon tea set introduced for the spring season is served in a wooden showcase box. What sets this high tea menu apart is that, playing to BIFTECK’s strengths, the focus is on the savoury bites. The contemporary steakhouse does away with traditional sandwiches, replacing them with Japanese and French umami creations like the Beef Tartare Crispy Potato Mille-Feuille, Mini Spicy Salmon Onigiri, and Spot Shrimp and Ponzu Jelly. The essential scone makes an appearance, but not in its usual form, with the Sesame Miso Scone. Sweets like the Sweet Potato Mochi Tart and Raspberry Macaroon also highlight classic desserts from the Eastern and Western countries with fresh twists.
When: Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm; last order at 5pm
Cost: HK$488 for two with a cup of coffee or tea each
Where: 23/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Rd East, Wan Chai
Book: Call +852 2246 8805 or email email@example.com
Not your average afternoon tea, as Mango Tree infuses Thai essence like lemongrass, coconut and unsurprisingly, mangoes, into their afternoon tea set for two. Now with three locations; Kowloon (Elements), Tai Koo, and Yuen Long, you have tons of options to satisfy your Thai tea cravings. They offer a mix of savoury seafood (tom yum goong shrimp cocktail), meat (Holy basil and chili minced pork tart), with sweets like mango sticky rice and strawberry sago dumpling. You get a choice of two drinks, with refreshment options including cocktail, mocktail, hot drinks, with fresh watermelon or orange juice, and coffee or tea. The tea sets regularly change for the three locations, so you can keep going back for something new.
When: 3pm to 5pm daily
Cost: HK$468 for two
Where: Shop 2032, Elements, 1 Austin Rd West; Shop 1035, Level 1, YOHO Mall 1 (Yuen Long); Shop 314, 3/F, Cityplaza (Tai Koo)
Café A set in the grand ballroom of Hotel Alexandra is a decidedly sophisticated setting for high tea. With the glistening marble floors, Victorian furniture, and twinkling crystal chandeliers overhead, it’s one of our favourites for cost-effectiveness without sacrificing any of the elegance you expect with this meal for royals. At the moment, the ‘Korean Strawberry Fantasty’ set available through the end of June, features strawberry-centric sweets and traditional scones, along with bottomless coffee and tea.
When: 2:30pm to 5pm (Monday to Friday), 3pm to 5pm (Saturday, Sunday & PH)
Cost: HK$228 per person
Where: Grand Ballroom, Lobby Floor, Hotel Alexandra, 32 City Garden Rd, North Point
Book: Reserve on Klook or call +852 3893 2868
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. Right now, AMMO is collaborating with HABA for the ‘Glow in Rose’ high tea. Indulge in an exquisite selection of gourmet savouries, plus pink and sakura blossom-flavoured sweets like the Sakura Blossom Jelly & Vanilla Panna Cotta and Strawberry Crepe Roll Cake.
When: 3pm to 5pm daily
Cost: HK$438 for two; add HK$68 to enjoy a ‘Spy Rose’ cocktail or rose latte
Where: Asia Society HK Center, 9 Justice Dr, Admiralty
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, deep fried spring rolls, and pork papaya salad. To sweeten things up, coffee panna cotta and coconut 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 5:30pm (Causeway Bay); Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm (Kowloon Tong)
Cost: HK$368 for two (Causeway Bay); HK$288 for two (Kowloon Tong)
Where: 4/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Ave (Causeway Bay); Shop L1-20, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Ave (Kowloon Tong)
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. And if you happen to be there on a weekend, you can taste these delicacies à la carte.
When: 2:30pm to 5pm (Saturday, Sunday, and PH)
Cost: HK$328 for two
Where: Shek Tsai Po St, Tai O, Lantau Island
Book: Call +852 2985 8383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that 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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