10 Hong Kong afternoon tea sets to indulge in this summer

Credit: The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel

Is there any better way to spend an afternoon in Hong Kong than with a decadent tea set? We think not. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of Hong Kong’s best afternoon tea sets across town for you to enjoy some delicate pastries, delicious finger sandwiches and fabulous brews.

From exclusive branded collaborations to the most classic afternoon tea sets in Hong Kong, here are a few worth loosening your belt for:

Madame Fù 

Credit: Madame Fù

Madame Fù’s Summer Bee High Tea was designed in collaboration with French skincare house Guerlain to nourish your skin and indulge your taste buds. Inspired by Guerlain’s latest perfume Aqua Allegoria, the specially-curated tea set features sweets and savoury items using different fruity ingredients from the fragrance for a sweet taste of summer.

Madame Fù’s Summer Bee High Tea is available until 31 July, from Tuesday to Sunday from 2:30pm to 5:00pm, at HK$530 for two.

Madame Fù Grand Café Chinois, Level 3, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, No. 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2114 2118, madamefu.com.hk

Conrad Hong Kong

With the goal of raising public awareness of wild animals, Conrad Hong Kong has partnered with sustainable beauty brand, Chantecaille, on ‘The Wild Beauty’ Hong Kong afternoon tea set until 6 September, bringing you on a gastronomic journey to Africa.

Prepared by the hotel’s executive chef Claudio Rossi, the dynamic savannah includes black sesame macaron in leopard print, buttery shortbread with the print of an elephant, and fruit-based desserts such as ruby peach and lavender cream gateau with a zesty touch of lavender. The tea set also comes with a complimentary deluxe skincare set (worth HK$2,430) from Chantecaille.

Wild Beauty Afternoon Tea by Chantecaille is available until 6 September, at HK$558 for two and HK$338 for one.

Lobby Level, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, +852 2822 8891, conraddining.com

Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

Looking for a fuss-free picnic? Head to Kerry Hotel from now until August for their latest Summer Picnic Afternoon Tea set. Designed with the environment in mind, the picnic-themed tea set is exclusively prepared with sustainable, locally grown and organic produce presented in a gourmet basket for you to enjoy under the sun. To top if off, each diner can enjoy a complimentary mocktail just by sharing the experience on their social media.

Summer Picnic Afternoon Tea at Lobby Lounge is available until 30 August, at HK$628 for two.

Level 1, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2252 5237, shangri-la.com/en/hongkong/kerry

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Reach for the skies at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, where you can while away a summer afternoon high up in the sky sipping creative cocktails made with St Germain Elderflower Liqueur – the world’s first artisanal French liqueur. Available until September, the Summer Meadow Afternoon Tea in Hong Kong offers the perfect remedy for the sizzling summer heat with a plethora of floral and refreshing notes complemented with unparalleled views over Victoria Harbour.

The Summer Meadow Afternoon Tea is available from Monday to Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, and on weekends and public holidays from 2:15pm to 6:30pm, for HK$698 for two and HK$418 for one.

The Lounge & Bar, Level 102, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2270, ritzcarlton.com

The Upper House, Hong Kong

Cookie monsters shouldn’t miss Cookie DPT’s first-ever afternoon tea collaboration with Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House, Hong Kong. Apart from delicate pastries from Café Gray Deluxe, the afternoon tea set features exclusive treats including an Earl “Gray” cookie, red velvet cookie cupcake, and the Sabatino black truffle cheddar biscuit – Cookie DPT’s first savoury creation.

The Cookie DPT afternoon tea set is served daily until 31 July, for HK$480 for two and HK$285 for one, with vegetarian options available.

Café Gray Deluxe, Level 49 The Upper House, Pacific Place 88, Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 3968 1106, upperhouse.com

The Peninsula, Hong Kong

You can’t go wrong with a classic Hong Kong afternoon tea set at The Peninsula Hong Kong, where you can take in the grandeur of the magnificent hotel lobby while sinking your teeth into a selection of finger sandwiches and savoury pastries. Besides an impressive choice of teas from The Peninsula Tea Collection, guests can also enjoy a glass of Deutz Peninsula, Brut Champagne for an additional HK$220.

The Peninsula Classic Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at HK$718 for two and HK$398 for one.

The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon Hong Kong, +852 2920 2888, peninsula.com

Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

Get a taste of five-star luxury, impeccable service and a seasonal array of sweet and savoury treats at the Four Seasons Hong Kong, where you can choose from their standard three-tier tea set or the a la carte afternoon tea menu. Options include the cake of the day or fresh baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade jams.

Afternoon tea at the Four Seasons Hong Kong is available from Monday to Friday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm for HK$588 for two and HK$308 for one, and on weekends and public holidays from 12:00pm to 7:00pm for HK$628 for two and HK$328 for one.

Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888, fourseasons.com/hongkong

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Another classic Hong Kong afternoon tea set can be found at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. Available with a wide variety of options at its Clipper Lounge and Café Causette, the classic afternoon tea features a host of warm savouries from bacon and onion quiches to grilled cheese and truffle sandwiches. End your meal with a choice of sweet treats from The Mandarin Cake Shop, including the much-loved Opera cake.

The Classic Afternoon Tea set is available from 2:30pm to 6:00pm on from Monday to Friday, from 3:30pm to 6:00pm on Sundays, and from 2pm to 4pm (first seating) and from 4:15pm to 6:00pm on Saturdays and public holidays. It is priced at HKD338 for person (Mondays to Fridays) and HKD358 for person (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays).

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 0111, mandarinoriental.com.hk

The Murray, Hong Kong

Whether you’re looking for a sumptuous afternoon tea, a healthy and lighter option, or simply some fresh-baked scones, The Murray, Hong Kong has got you covered with its different Hong Kong afternoon tea sets: the Murray Afternoon Tea, the Murray Botanical Afternoon Tea and Cream Tea.

There’s also the Kids Afternoon Tea at Garden Lounge, where young guests can enjoy a fun day out with activities including ice cream sundae and icing stations, and an outdoor drawing corner surrounded by garden greens.

The afternoon tea menu is available daily from 2:30pm to 6:30pm; check the price of its different tea sets on The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel.

Garden Lounge, The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3141 8888, niccolohotels.com

Rosewood, Hong Kong

Rosewood Hong Kong brings fine dining to the table with its five-course afternoon tea experience at The Butterfly Room, where diners are spoilt for choice with seasonal pastry trolleys brimming with delicious desserts. This is one tea set to plan ahead for, as reservations are only available online and must be booked at least a month in advance.

The Rosewood Hong Kong afternoon tea set is available from Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and on weekends and public holidays from 12:00pm to 7:00pm for HK$758 for two and HK$380 for one. 

The Butterfly Room, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8732, rosewoodhotels.com

Bonus:

Fortnum & Mason 181, Hong Kong

Founded in London over three centuries ago, Fortnum & Mason has recently opened its first-ever outpost outside of the UK at K11 MUSEA. Enjoy a side of spectacular views of Victoria Harbour with their award-winning afternoon tea set, which includes the brand’s famous teas, Scotch eggs, finger sandwiches and more. 

The Fortnum & Mason High Tea is served daily from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at HK$588 per adult and HK$288 per child, with vegetarian options and takeaway scones available. 

Fortnum & Mason 181, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3916 8181, fortnumandmason.com

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