In Hong Kong, you’re surely never more than a few metres away from a great afternoon tea or two. If you’re looking for some delicious teatime temptation, here are 15 of the newest afternoon teas to try in Hong Kong this spring – time to get those pinkies out.
It’s goodbye Café Gray Deluxe, hello Salisterra. While those majestic harbourside views are still very much intact, The Upper House’s flagship restaurant has received a seriously stylish makeover, with a breezy redesigned interior, revamped Mediterranean menu – and of course, a brand spanking new afternoon tea. Current savouries and sweets to savour include Brillat-Savarin passionfruit cheesecakes, mushroom and celeriac pithiviers, and lemon meringue chouquettes – plus freshly-baked scones with clotted cream and homemade preserves, of course.
Price: HK$290 for one person, HK$560 for two people
Salisterra, Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 3968 1106
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
Take a culinary trip to Japan with Four Seasons’ latest ultra-chic collaboration – their Tatcha Afternoon Tea. Inspired by the superfood ingredients like green tea and red algae that the luxe beauty brand showcases in their products, this exquisite tea set features items like Okinawa sea salt caramel chocolate crème with biscuit, uji green tea and azuki bean cake, and soft akita rice with sakura jelly. Each afternoon tea for two also includes a Tatcha Dewy Skin Discovery Kit, to ensure your complexion gets the pampering treatment too.
Available weekends throughout May 2021
Price: HK$688 for two people except 8-9 May, which is priced at HK$488 per person
The Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888
Ming Court, Cordis Hong Kong
For a Cantonese twist on afternoon tea, head to Cordis’ Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Ming Court to sample their new Signature Afternoon Tea Delights menu. This elegant set features a comforting chicken consommé with matsutake mushroom and bamboo pith served in a dainty glass teapot, alongside a delicious quartet of appetisers – including the restaurant’s much-loved char siu. A vegetarian version, featuring a matsutake consommé and other plant-based alternatives like crispy noodles with OmniPork, is also available. Still hungry? Guests can enjoy a 25% discount on Ming Court’s regular dim sum and a la carte menus during the afternoon tea period.
Price: HK$188 for two people
Ming Court, Level 6, Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 3552 3028
Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon
Get ready for a truly scent-sational afternoon tea in this unique collaboration between niche perfume boutique Parfumerie Trésor and Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon. Only available at the restaurant’s Landmark location, this quirky tea set promises to take you on a truly sensory journey; alongside the usual array of savouries and scones, each set features six exclusive dessert creations inspired by six of Parfumerie Trésor’s most stunning scents – such as lychee jelly with raspberry ganache for Ormonde Jayne’s Byzance, and coconut mousse with Malibu Chantilly for Nishane’s Fan Your Flames.
All six scents will be available for you to spritz and discover the inspiration behind these perfect pairings. Meanwhile, guests can also choose their favourite to receive a sample of the fragrance to take home, and go make their own hand sanitiser with the same scent at Parfumerie Trésor’s nearby Landmark store.
Available until 16 May 2021
Price: HK$598 for two people
Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon, Shop 315-316 & 334, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2166 9088
Continuing the fabulously fragrant theme, contemporary Australian restaurant Hue has partnered with divinely-scented pampering line Aromatherapy Associates for their latest tea set. Treats on offer include an assortment of creatively-flavoured scones, such as ginger-spiced pumpkin, rosemary raisin, and classic with a lavender whipped cream filling, alongside items inspired by the brand’s signature fragrance blends – like mini oregano chicken quiches with juniper berry, and ginger and pineapple friands. Guests can continue the all-indulgent experience with a complimentary set of Aromatherapy Associates bath and shower oils to take home too.
Available until 9 May 2021
Price: HK$680 for two
Hue, 1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3500 5888
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Treat yourself to a taste of la dolce vita with The Ritz-Carlton’s “Art of Italian” afternoon tea. A high-fashion collab with Milanese fine jewellers Pomellato, this sophisticated set pays homage to both the brand’s Italian roots and masterful craftsmanship – with highlights including smoked salmon cannoli with lemon curd and mascarpone mousse, Napoleon blood orange tiramisu, and raspberry balsamic compote panna cotta, all served on a playful gold swing-shaped tea stand. Guests will also receive an invitation for an exclusive Italian jewellery experience, to be booked at Pomellato’s Elements boutique before the end of May.
Available until 31 May 2021
Price: HK$418 for one person, HK$698 for two people
Café 103, Level 103, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2270
Soil To Soul
Go green for your afternoon tea with modern Korean restaurant Soil To Soul’s “Beyond Vegan – Spring” set. A collaboration with local vegan skincare brand Skin Need, this sustainably-minded teatime spread showcases seasonal plant-based ingredients, with bite-sized dishes like rice paper rolls with fresh veggies, Korean mochi and walnut tarts, all inspired by Korean temple food. The set also includes a choice of Korean herbal teas or fresh fruity mocktails, with guests receiving a complimentary Skin Need hand cream and discount voucher too.
Available until 10 May 2021
Price: HK$498 for two people
Soil To Soul, Shop 704, 7/F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2389 9588
The Langham Hong Kong
Say cheese! The Langham Hong Kong has teamed up with renowned German camera experts Leica for their latest seasonal afternoon tea, and the results are every bit as picture-perfect as you’d expect. Get snap-happy over camera-friendly creations including bite-sized black forest trifles, red berry profiteroles, and foie gras with figs – and if you fancy improving your photo-taking prowess even further, afternoon tea guests can also register for an exclusive Leica photography class at Langham for the special price of only HK$300 per person. How’s that for doing it for the ‘gram?
Available until 31 May 2021
Price: HK$398 for one person, HK$688 for two people
Palm Court, The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2132 7898
Conrad Hong Kong
Spring has most definitely sprung at Conrad Hong Kong, with the arrival of their blooming beautiful “Spring Garden” afternoon tea. The set features an array of strawberry-infused teatime treats, such as strawberry tartlets with Amalfi lemon curd, strawberry and champagne baba, homemade scones served with strawberry-rhubarb jam – and even speciality strawberry tipples too. If you fancy savouring the tea set in the comfort of your own home, the takeaway version also includes an utterly adorable Easter-edition Conrad teddy bear (complete with cute bunny ears), with part of the proceeds from each takeaway purchase going towards the charity, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong.
Available until 6 June 2021
Price: HK$588 for two people; HK$502 for takeaway version
Lobby Lounge, Lobby Level, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2822 5777
It’s all coming up roses for Maison Es’ new “French Organic Rose Garden” afternoon tea collab with natural beauty brand Melvita. This pretty-in-pink set features a range of Parisienne pastries and delicate savouries inspired by Melvita’s signature Organic Damask Rose Flower Water – with highlights including lychee rose macarons, crab croquettes with uni cranberry sauce, and rose petal scones served with rose tea jam and vanilla butter. Guests can continue soaking up those flower power vibes with a complimentary Melvita Organic Rose Hydrating Kit to take home too.
Available weekends and public holidays until 9 May 2021
Price: HK$488 for two people
Maison Es, No. 1A, Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2521 8011
W Hong Kong
Afternoon teas don’t get much more extravagant than W Hong Kong’s truffle-licious “Eats Well Truffled” seasonal special. Created in partnership with truffle and caviar experts Plantin Kaviari, it’s time to get your truffle on with delectable bites like beetroot tartare with truffle snow, wild strawberry pavlovas with fresh truffle, and cheese and mushroom arancini with truffle sauce (is the word truffle sounding weird to anyone else now too?). Guests will also receive a special discount code for 15% off further Plantin Kaviari purchases.
Available until 31 May 2021
Price: HK$588 for two people on weekdays; HK$688 for two people on weekends, including two glasses of sparkling wine
WOOBAR, 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2889
Chocoholics will go coco loco for Hotel ICON’s latest afternoon tea partnership with Swiss chocolatier extraordinaire Lindt. Easter might be over, but the springtime fun continues with this super-cute tea set, which features sweet surprises like a Lindt chocolate egg to crack open, rabbit-shaped coconut milk puddings, mini flower mille-feuilles, and unlimited dark chocolate soft-serve ice-cream – alongside gourmet savoury items such as chestnut chocolate bruschetta with bacon, and spiced chicken-chocolate ragout vol-au-vents. Continue the indulgence with a box of Lindt chocolates to take home, while the tea set for two is available in a convenient takeaway version too.
Available until 16 May 2021
Price: HK$388 for one person, HK$688 for two people
Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 3400 1000
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong
While we might not be heading to the island resorts of our dreams this year, at least we can still get a taste of the tropical with Renaissance’s vibrant “Tropical Fantasy” afternoon tea. They’ve teamed up with Häagen-Daazs to create a colourful spread inspired by the brand’s latest Cocktail Collection of flavours; cool down with dazzling desserts featuring their new pina colada ice-cream and lime mojito sorbet, alongside other totally tropical creations like Caribbean pulled jerk chicken baos, lychee martini mousse cakes, shrimp tacos and kiwi macarons.
Available until 30 June 2021
Price: HK$488 for two people
Mirage Bar & Restaurant, Upper Lobby, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2802 8888
Statement are bringing on the blooms for their new Botanical afternoon tea, which features a range of teatime delights that make the most of the season’s finest fruit and flowers. Expect a feast for both your eyes and palate with rainbow sandwiches filled with beetroot, carrot and pesto; blueberry, lemon and lavender cupcakes; and cinnamon and carrot shortbread cakes – with relaxing drink options that include purple butterfly pea flower tea or Ruinart champagne.
Price: HK$288 per person, or HK$388 with a glass of Ruinart Champagne
Statement, Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2848 3000
Alibi, Cordis Hong Kong
No meat? No problem! Alibi at Cordis Hong Kong has just launched a completely vegan afternoon tea, which comes loaded with an array of enticing plant-based bites – such as Impossible tacos, teriyaki-glazed tempeh salad, sourdough crumpets with pine nut butter and strawberry jam, and almond milk chocolate tarts. Meatless Mondays just got a whole lot easier!
Price: HK$398 for two people
Alibi, Level 5, Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 3552 3028
Note: all prices are subject to a 10% service charge