From festive mid-autumn specials at Fortnum & Mason to The Peninsula’s classic high tea set with a British twist, 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 Festive holiday-themed sets and fun collaborations!
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New & Seasonal Afternoon Teas In Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong x Star Ferry – Peninsula Afternoon Tea Voyage
Back by popular demand, The Peninsula Hong Kong will be launching a new season of Afternoon Tea Voyage through November and December. Hop aboard the World Star and indulge in an array of classic high tea sweet and savoury bites alongside live music, unbeatable harbour views and an added AR filter experience.
Salisterra x Cookie DPT – Afternoon Tea
This high tea set puts a creative spin on beloved breakfast staples like French toast, buttermilk pancakes and açai bowls. The middle tier featured a trio of Thumbprint cookies — in the flavours strawberry, lemon and rosemary meringue — to be washed down with Cereal Milk Iced Latte, courtesy of Cookie DPT.
When: Until Monday, 1 January, 2024, 3pm to 5pm
Where: Salisterra, Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $680 for two persons (Monday to Thursday); $718 for two persons (Friday to Sunday) – call 3968 1106 or email email@example.com to book
Madame Fù x Clinique – “Pink Brilliance” Afternoon Tea
Madame Fù has partnered with Clinique to brighten the holiday season with a festive afternoon tea, featuring dishes like “Wish You a Merry Pavlova” and Cinnamon Scones. As the cherry on top, each guest will receive a special gift set from Clinique, which includes the Moisture Surge 100H Hydrator, Overnight Mask, and All About Eyes cream.
When: Until Sunday, 31 December, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: Madame Fù, 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $338 per person or $550 for two persons; add $78 for a glass of non-alcoholic Pretty Rosé 100 – head here to book
The Hari x Jackson’s Scone – The Jackson Box Tea Set
The Lounge at The Hari Hong Kong has partnered with local bakery Jackson’s Scone to bring us an elegant new afternoon tea. Mirroring the hotel’s signature royal blue hue, you’ll find Jackson Scone x The Hari Yuzu Scones, infused with butterfly pea powder, and slices of rich Blueberry Cheese Cake. To balance out the sweet, the set includes Black Truffle & Ham Calzone, Japanese Egg Yolk Mouse topped with caviar and a selection of savoury finger sandwiches.
When: Until Wednesday, 22 November, 3pm to 5pm
Where: The Lounge, The Hari, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $768 for two persons (includes Detox Water and free-flow coffee and tea); add $200 for free-flow white wine or $320 for free-flow Champagne – head here to book
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Hyatt Centric x PAUL & JOE – “Florals For Fall” Afternoon Tea
Celebrate the transition between the seasons with Hyatt Centric and PAUL & JOE. The “Florals For All” Afternoon Tea set features a whimsical assortment of sweet and savoury treats that incorporate PAUL & JOE’s floral and feline motifs, plus unlimited servings of Cherries Jubilee, Croffles, Crepe Cones with Ice Cream. It gets better! Also coming with the set is complementary three-hour access to the hotel’s infinity pool, along with two Autumn Beauty Gift Sets (worth $177 each) and vouchers from PAUL & JOE.
When: Until Thursday, 30 November, 3:30pm to 5pm
Where: The Farmhouse, 2/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: $688 for two persons – head here to book
Ongoing Afternoon Teas In Hong Kong
181 at Fortnum & Mason – Afternoon Tea & Hight 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
St. Regis Hong Kong, The Drawing Room – Afternoon Tea
With finger sandwiches, fruit tarts and French pastries 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, you’re in 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
Where: The Drawing Room, St. Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,
How much: $478 per person or $1,088 per person for unlimited afternoon tea helpings – head here to book
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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, 3pm to 4:15pm (Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 1) or 3:15pm to 4:30pm (Central Pier 9)
Where: Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 1 or Central Pier 9
How Much: $399 per person; add $100 per person for a glass of Veuve Cliquot Champagne – head here to book
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Editor’s Note: “Afternoon Tea In Hong Kong: Where To Go For High Tea” was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in November 2023. With thanks to Jessica Ng for her contribution.
Main image courtesy of The Upper House, image 1 courtesy of The Peninsula via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of The Upper House, image 3 courtesy of Madame Fù, image 4 courtesy of The Hari via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Hyatt Centric via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Fortnum & Mason via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of aqua luna via Instagram.