Hong Kong is certainly not short of spots to enjoy an afternoon tea, but which are the best? Here is our pick of the latest, seasonal options…
Popinjays at The Murray have launched a fun and interactive afternoon tea. Designed to inspire and delight, this flamboyant interpretation of the classic high-tea ritual embodies Popinjays’ spirit of playful indulgence. The selection includes savoury items such as Organic Egg, Kristal Caviar, Créme Fraîche, Blinis and Blue Lobster, Celeriac and Apple Remoulade as well as a selection of savoury muffins. Guests preferring sweets can choose Salted Pistachio Cassis Tartelette, Strawberry Lamington, Thai Basil Cream, Raspberry Macaroon with Violet Mascarpone, Ecuador 56% Dark Chocolate Tart and Coconut and Pineapple Eclaire. Highlighting the afternoon tea service are warm scones served with homemade papaya and mango jam accompanied by cream whipped à la minute.
Price: HK$688 for two (inclusive of coffee and tea). For an additional HK$300 per person, guests can enjoy a glass of Deutz Blanc de Blanc champagne or Charles-Heidsieck Rosé.
BVLGARI Fiorever and The Peninsula
Translating the lustrous sophistication of the BVLGARI jewellery collection into edible form, The Peninsula’s culinary team have created a three-tiered tea set that is as tempting as it is indulgent. The Afternoon Tea’s most alluring delicacies can be found on the top tier, including tiramisu tart with espresso jelly, mini pan d’oro with clementine, panna cotta with mango and almond biscottini with crema di cioccolato. For lovers of savoury treats, moreish morsels can be found on the second tier in the form of an egg-shaped Polenta custard with butter-fried sweetcorn and egg-yolk mayonnaise, Smoked salmon with lemon pearls and sour cream, Prosciutto Parma ham with butter choux, crispy quinoa and vinegar pearls as well as the classic dill-marinated cucumber with ricotta cheese sandwiches. Completing the set are a pair of zesty citrus chocolates and The Peninsula’s famous freshly baked, raisin scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam. As an added treat, guests at this unique afternoon tea experience can redeem a miniature perfume and chocolate at the BVLGARI Boutique in The Peninsula Arcade, as well as entering a lucky draw to win a BVLGARI Goldea perfume.
Time: Daily for 2-6pm (until 31 March)
Price: HK$398 for one person, HK$718 for two people
SHÈ unveils a chic new modern Chinese tea set that highlights beloved signature dishes modified for bite-sized enjoyment. Prepared in SHÈ’s healthy and home-cooked style, dishes include the Rose Gold Har Gao tinted a pretty pink with beetroot sauce, and sprayed with champagne to bring out the steamed flavours of the prawns, and Stuffed Truffle Balls with Minced Meat and Mushrooms, inspired by real truffle and made with 3 types of mushrooms, Iberico pork and bacon, among other savoury bites. Sweets include the Yin Yang Style Sponge Cake in both original and black sesame flavours, crumbly homemade Egg Tart Bites, and more.
Price: HK$288 for two people on weekdays, HK$328 for two people on weekends
Rosy Spring Afternoon Tea at The Pottinger
To mark the blooming season, Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano has reinvented the spring-themed afternoon tea to tempt your taste buds. Savoury bites include a Mini Wagyu Burger with Honey Mustard Mayonnaise, Smoked Duck Breast with edible flowers and Mushroom and Pork Vol-au-vent served with Black Truffle Pate. Chef Cano has infused ingredients with strawberry and green tea for the sweets. The rosy delights include Strawberrry-Infused Mousse and Strawberry Macarons. There is also a Green Tea Tart and a Sweetheart Cake (Winter Melon Bun). To complement the food, guests can enjoy the freshly brewed illy coffee or a selection of premium assorted whole-leaf tea by Tea WG.
Time: Daily from 3-5.30pm
Price: HK$228 per person
Repetto Afternoon Tea at InterContinental
InterContinental Hong Kong is partnering with the French luxury brand Repetto to present a ballet themed Afternoon Tea Set available from 1 March until 30 April. Repetto is a French fashion brand that has been producing exquisite ballet-wear for over 70 years. Since 1947, ballet dancers from all over the world have been astounded by the delicacy and comfort of the brand’s dancewear and footwear with its unique fabrication process, entitled ‘stitch and return’. Today, Repetto is also a name recognised for the luxurious comfort of its city shoes and leather bags, with fashion fans all over the world. To pay homage to the brand’s signature ‘stitch and return’ craftsmanship, InterContinental’s Executive Chef, Maxime Luvara, and Executive Pastry Chef, Christian Gonthier, have selected special ingredients including rocamadour cheese, walnuts and truffles, from the area nearby the Repetto Factory located in Saint Medard d’Excideuil in Dordogne, France.
Time: Mon-Fri: 2.30-6pm, Sat-Sun: 1.30-6pm (until 30 April)
Price: HK$688 for two people, including two Repetto Gift Pouches
J’s Bar Bistro X APIVITA Nature Wonderland Afternoon Tea Set
The new Nature Wonderland Afternoon Tea Set is available from 1 February until 31 March. Diners can receive a complimentary gift pack, while stocks last, from APIVITA with every tea set. The gift pack includes four pieces of APIVITA’s popular face masks, Foam Cleanser Face & Eye with Olive & Lavender, Caring Lavender Gentle Shower Gel for Sensitive Skin, Caring Lavender Moisturizing & Relaxing Body Oil as well as two HK$50 cash coupons. The tea set is a delightful combination of colourful savouries and sweets, with some delicacies specially made with the nature elements from APIVITA’s products such as pumpkin, pomegranate and lavender.
Time: Daily from 3-5.30pm (until 31 March)
Price: HK$498 for two people. Diners can also add HK$108 for a glass of house champagne.
Three on Canton or on Be on Canton’s alfresco terrace
The ‘Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea’ features 11 types of chef-crafted delicacies. Exquisite floral sweets featured include Éclair with Raspberry Cream, Double Chocolate Butter Cake, Red Velvet Vanilla Cream Cake, Cactus Macaron, Raw Citrus Waffle Cone, Blueberry, Lavender and White Chocolate Mousse and Traditional British Scone with Rose Jam and Clotted Cream.
Time: Daily from 3-5pm (available from now until 30 April)
Price: HK$488 for two persons and HK$388 for one person, the afternoon tea also comes with your choice of scented floral tea, coffee, cocktail or mocktail.
Reservations: +852 2113 7828, WhatsApp Instant Booking: +852 5217 6428
There you have it! Our pick of the best afternoon tea in Hong Kong. Did we miss one of your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!