With the ease of social distancing, it’s always a pleasure to spend an afternoon with good friends or family indulging in the delicate and buttery pastries and the aromatic coffee or tea. Hotels or restaurants in Hong Kong know how much we love afternoon tea, they not only offer extravagant experiences but also themed collaboration and take-out sets. Here are the best afternoon tea sets we should try right now.
- Garden Lounge at The Murray
Surrounded by lush greenery and the open-air Cotton Tree Terrace makes the perfect spot for having afternoon teas. As a pet-friendly hotel, you can also enjoy some precious time with your pets in the lounge. The classic tea set features a range of creative sweet and savory delights, along with the obligatory homemade scones. The afternoon tea received a stylish makeover adopting shapes that represent The Murray. You can find the scones in a square shape, mimicking the hotel’s iconic windows. With summer approaching, ingredients like fruits and floral, are the best to increase your appetite, make sure not to miss Sakura macaron rose and lychee opera cake, mango and shrimp pistachio bun.
When: Daily, 2:45pm to 6:30pm
How much: $698 for two people
The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong,
- The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel
You probably heard of the traditional English afternoon tea at Four Season Hotel, sitting in the elegant high-ceiling The Lounge, a seasonal array of delicate savouries and sweets with a selection of fine tea. The tea set now also offers takeaway, for those who prefer staying home enjoy a nice cuppa tea.
How much: $618 for two people (weekdays), $658 for two people (weekend and public holidays),
Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central
- The Lobby at The Peninsula Hotel
There is nothing more quintessentially iconic of Hong Kong than experiencing the afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hong Kong for a taste of British style at Hong Kong’s poshest heritage hotel. The tea set features a selection of finger sandwiches, sweet and savoury pastries, freshly-baked raisin scones and your choice of tea from The Peninsula Tea Collection. The afternoon tea is walk-in only, do remember to arrive earlier to secure your seats.
How much: $748 for two people
The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
- The Butterfly Room at Rosewood Hotel
Elevate your afternoon tea experience to the next level at the luxury Rosewood Hotel. Located in the heart of Kowloon, The Butterfly Room is where culinary extravaganza meets modern innovation. Head here for a glamorous high tea experience, complete with refined savoury bites, warm scones, artful pastries and more. You can also take the unique experience home with the takeaway set.
The Butterfly Room
How much: $798 for two people, $688 takeaway set for two people
Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Tiffin at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Different from the popular English style afternoon tea, Tiffin added elegant french style delicacies to the menu. The popular afternoon tea features three layers filled with savoury and sweet delicacies with a distinctly French flavour, such as canelés, éclairs, sables and verrines. You can pick your own choices in the live dessert stations and ice-cream counter to enjoy unlimited waffles, crepes, fruits and ice-cream.
How much: $298 per person (weekdays), $328 per person (weekend and public holiday), $438takeaway set for two people
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road Wanchai