From seasonal spring menus at The Ritz-Carlton and the Arca to classic high tea sets at The Peninsula, here’s where to enjoy afternoon tea in Hong Kong.
Care for a spot of high tea? From har gau to char siu and egg tarts, we’re spoilt for choice with homegrown local culinary delights here in Hong Kong. But there are times we feel like straying. Enter afternoon tea — the age-old British tradition of tea, scones and pastries. Our city delights with many seasonal and classic afternoon tea options, transforming this humble snack into a luxe indulgence, and we know just where to go for the ultimate experience. Bring on the tea, scones and finger sandwiches — here’s where to enjoy afternoon tea in Hong Kong, featuring seasonal spring sets and fun collaborations!
New & Seasonal Afternoon Teas
Ongoing Afternoon Teas
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New & Seasonal Afternoon Teas In Hong Kong
Regent Hong Kong, The Lobby Lounge – Afternoon Tea
Drink in glorious views of the harbour from The Lobby Lounge’s floor-to-ceiling windows, along with cups of tea and coffee — not to mention lashings of bubbly if you wish! The afternoon tea set for two has bites covered too, with a tasty selection of savoury sandwiches and seasonal pastries to sink your teeth into, crafted by Head Chef Rajiv Chowdhoory and Executive Pastry Chef Andy Yeung. Highlights include the delicate madeleines and scones served freshly baked with homemade jam and clotted cream.
When: Daily, 12pm to 6pm
How much: $888 for two persons (plus 10% service charge) – head here to book
The Lobby Lounge, Lobby Floor, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2313 2313, Facebook: Regent Hong Kong, Instagram: @hongkongregent, hongkong.regenthotels.com
ADD+ x St-Germain Spring Floral Afternoon Tea
M+’s all-day dining destination ADD+ is partnering with French elderflower liqueur brand St-Germain to bring us a delightful afternoon tea set for two. Enjoy savoury mini sandwiches alongside classic dim sum. For a sweet finish, St-Germain cocktails pair nicely with the St-Germain Fruit Tarts and Classic Scones served with Whipped Butter and St-Germain Jam.
When: Until Wednesday, 31 May,
How much: $498 for two persons, add $100 for two St-Germain cocktails (plus 10% service charge)
ADD+, Unit A, B1, M+ Tower, West Kowloon, 38 Museum Drive, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2656 4108, addplushk.com
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the Arca, Arca Society – Spring Blossom Jap-cha Arcanoon Tea
During the spring season, Arca Society invites guests to indulge in a fragrant Japanese tea-themed afternoon tea. The set includes a Japanese tea pairing, which transitions from light to strong blends, to go along with sweet and savoury bites such as Pan-Seared Hokkaido Scallops with Earl Grey Tea Oil On Toast, Hojicha Chicken Breast Vol-Au-Vent, Uji Matcha and Red Bean Cake and more.
When: Until Friday, 30 June, 3pm to 5pm
How much: $438 for two persons – head here to book
Arca Society, 3/F, the Arca, 43 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 3701 6030, www.thearca.com
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Salisterra x Butter Cookies Afternoon Tea
Making the most of Butter Cookie’s pop-up residency at The Upper House, Butter’s Pastry Chef Karys Plaxe has teamed up with Salisterra’s Cary Docherty to bring us an Americana-inspired afternoon tea with a local twist. Think Char Siu Reubens, Szechuan Lobster Rolls and Barbecue Duck Club Sandwiches, alongside Butter Cookie’s exclusive Mini Chocolate Chip cookie and Chef Cary’s childhood favourite, the Canadian butter tart.
When: Until Friday, 30 June, 3pm to 5pm
How much: $680 for two (Monday to Thursday); $718 for two (Friday to Sunday and public holidays) – call 3968 1106 or email email@example.com to book
Salisterra, 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 3968 1106, www.thehousecollective.com
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The Peninsula, The Lobby – “All Things Turkish” Afternoon Tea
This limited-time afternoon tea pays homage to the newly opened The Peninsula Istanbul, with a special menu featuring Turkish-inspired delights created especially for The Peninsula by Group Executive Chef Florian Trento. Expect savoury treats like Kisir with Chicken, Beef Cacik Wrap and Slow-Cooked Octopus with Avocado Hummus, and sweet fancies like Turkish Revani Semolina Cake, Pistachio Baklava and more — all to be washed down with some traditional Turkish coffee and tea.
When: Until Wednesday, 7 June, 12pm to 6pm
How much: $488 for one person or $868 for two persons (plus 10% service charge)
The Lobby, G/F, The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2696 6772, www.peninsula.com
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Ongoing Afternoon Teas In Hong Kong
aqua luna – Afternoon Tea Cruise
Looking for an afternoon tea with the wow factor? It doesn’t get more impressive than aqua luna’s offering, which takes you out to sea whilst you enjoy your scones and tea! Step aboard one of the city’s last remaining red sail junks and enjoy a cruise around the harbour while tucking into tempting yum cha favourites from Dim Sum Library and delicious cakes and sweets from aqua.
When: Daily, 3:30pm to 5pm (until Sunday, 6 February)
How Much: $399 per person; add $100 per person for a glass of Veuve Cliquot Champagne
aqua luna, 2116 8821, aqualuna.com.hk
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St. Regis Hong Kong, The Drawing Room – Afternoon Tea
With finger sandwiches, fruit tarts and French pastries all on the menu, The Drawing Room’s afternoon tea set looks like a classic option at first glance. But with flavour combinations like Green Asparagus with whisky sour mayonnaise and passion fruit, and the Tomato Macaron made with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, prepare for a culinary surprise. For a uniquely Hong Kong twist, afternoon tea here is served from a dim sum-inspired trolley!
When: Daily, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
How much: $478 per person or $1,088 per person for unlimited afternoon tea helpings
The Drawing Room, St. Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2138 6800, marriottbonvoyasia.com
181 at Fortnum & Mason – Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason
For one of the oldest afternoon tea experiences in Hong Kong, head to 181. The British brand has been serving up high tea since the 19th century, so you can be sure they know what they’re doing! Here, guests can choose from two delightful sets, including Afternoon Tea, complete with finger sandwiches, or High Tea, which features more substantial savouries like the Lobster Omelette Victoria & Truffle, and Welsh Rarebit. Both afternoon tea options come with a selection of scones and cakes, along with a pot of Fortnum’s tea.
Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free sets are available upon request.
When: Daily, 2pm to 6pm
How Much: Both afternoon tea menus are $588 per person; add $100 for a glass of Champagne
181 Fortnum’s, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3916 8181, www.181fortnums.com.hk
JW Marriott, The Lounge – Afternoon Tea Set and Buffet
JW Marriott’s afternoon tea offering brings together an array of traditional English and Cantonese sweets and savouries, complete with over 30 varieties of tea! Guests can opt for the Afternoon Tea Set, which comes with a glass of Champagne, or the unlimited Afternoon Tea Buffet.
When: Daily, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
How much: $348 per person (weekdays) or $418 per person (weekends and public holidays) for Afternoon Tea Buffet; $598 for two people or $318 per person (weekdays), or $648 for two people or $358 per person (weekends and public holidays) for Afternoon Tea Set
The Lounge, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2810 8366, www.marriott.com
Editor’s Note: “Afternoon Tea In Hong Kong: Where To Go For High Tea” was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in May 2023. With thanks to Jessica Ng and Lydia Ching for their contributions.
This article contains editorial selections and paid partnerships.
Main image courtesy of The Peninsula, image 1 courtesy of Regent Hong Kong, image 2 courtesy of ADD+ via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Arca Society, image 4 courtesy of The Upper House via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of The Peninsula, image 6 courtesy of aqua luna via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of 181 at Fortnum & Mason.