Bring on the tea, scones and finger sandwiches, here’s where to enjoy afternoon tea in Hong Kong.
From har gau to char siu and egg tarts, we’re spoilt for choice with homegrown culinary delights here in Hong Kong. Yet there are times when we feel like straying from our local faves for something quintessentially British (if just for an afternoon!). Enter afternoon tea – the age-old tradition of tea, scones and pastries. As to be expected, 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. Ahead, here’s where to enjoy afternoon tea in Hong Kong.
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Featured Afternoon Teas In Hong Kong
Afternoon tea on a terrace? Yes please! Take a break from Central’s hustle and bustle and indulge in sweet and savoury French favourites this summer with Café Claudel’s Thé en Terrasse, with a side of sunshine and fresh air. We’re talking delicious bite-sized Croque Monsieurs, Jambon Beurre Sandwiches, Saucissons, Tartes au Citron, Madeleines and Macarons, along with Crab Brioche Buns, Homemade Scones and Jam, and Chocolate Tarts. Ooh la la! Wash it all down with a bottle of Chateau Berne’s Romance Rosé, which features summery notes of freshly picked peaches and strawberries and cream. A pairing made in Parisian heaven!
When: Daily, from 3pm
How much: $498 for two people (includes choice of tea); $798 for two people (includes a bottle of Chateau Berne Rosé)
Seasonal Afternoon Teas In Hong Kong
Autumn in Japan is the theme of the day for Artisan Lounge’s latest afternoon tea selection. Head here for a Japanese twist on tea, complete with Teriyaki Cod Fish Cracker bites, Strawberry Mille Crepes and Hokkaido Raspberry Cheese Cake. A special mention must also go to the Freshly Baked Uji Green Tea Tart, which features a hot lava custard centre – afternoon tea bliss!
When: Daily, 11am to 10pm; available until Tuesday, 30 November
How much: $798 for two people; add $108 for a glass of wine or $148 for a glass of Champagne
Cafe, Hyatt Regency
For a dim sum twist on afternoon tea, look no further than Hyatt Regency’s Cafe. Tuck into local Hong Kong favourites like Traditional shrimp toast with sesame, Crispy fried lobster spring roll with sweet and sour sauce and Hong Kong egg tart with persimmon. The afternoon tea set also comes with your choice of nostalgic drink, including Hong Kong-style milk tea, Red been frappe or Watermelon iced tea.
When: Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays), 3pm to 5pm; available until Saturday, 18 December
How much: $488 for two people
Café 103, The Ritz Carlton
Style abounds at The Ritz Carlton, which joins hands with luxury Italian footwear brand Gianvito Rossi to bring us the Gianvito Rossi Ribbon Afternoon Tea. Spotlighting Gianvito Rossi’s Italian roots, expect tea time delights like Semi-Dried Pomodori Formaggio Sphere with triple cheese and a citrus lemon gel, Beetroot Tiramisu and Lemon Ricotta Crumble Cheesecake, all served atop an exquisite bejewelled stand inspired by the shoe brand’s signature buckle logo. Along with tea, guests will be eligible to redeem a voucher spendable at the Gianvito Rossi boutique at Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
When: Daily, 3:30pm to 5:30pm; available until Tuesday, 30 November
How much: $718 for two people or $438 per person
Clipper Lounge, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
It doesn’t get more classic than afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental’s Clipper Lounge. This time, the Hong Kong institution is partnering with prestigious beauty brand SHISEIDO for the limited-edition SHISEIDO FUTURE SOLUTION LEGENDARY ENMEI Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a selection of Japanese-inspired tea-time treats, including a sweet Red Bean Mochi paired with Fresh Shiso Leaf, Black Sesame and Yuzu Tart, Matcha, Pistachio and Lime Madeleines and more, along with a Future Solution Ultimate Longevity Trial Kit (valued at $280) and a complimentary voucher for the Future Solution Ultimate Longevity Skincare Set (valued at$950). The perfect afternoon tea for the beauty-obsessed foodie.
When: Weekdays, 2:30pm to 6pm; Saturday and public holidays, 2pm to 4pm or 4:15pm to 6pm; Sunday, 3:30pm to 6pm; available until Thursday, 30 September
How much: $736 for two people; add $180 per person for a glass of Champagne
Whether you choose to sit out on the Verandah or in the iconic Pink Room, Madame Fù is the place to go for one of the most insta-worthy afternoon teas in Hong Kong. Its most recent afternoon tea set, launched in collaboration with beauty brand The History of Whoo, features a medley of tea-time delicacies that are fit for royalty, including Yuzu Panna Cotta, Sour Cherry Chocolate Tart, Seafood and Honey Pea Dumpling and more, as well as a selection of scones with clotted cream and rose petal jam. Guests of this afternoon tea will receive a special The History of Whoo “Ultimate Self-Generating Anti-Aging Kit” to boot, while stocks last.
When: Daily, 2:30pm to 5:30pm; available until Tuesday, 30 November
How much: $550 for two people or $338 per person; add $120 for a glass of Champagne
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Palm Court, The Langham, Hong Kong
An afternoon tea set that comes dressed in pink and benefits a good cause? Sign us up! For the fourth year running, The Langham is raising money for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation with its “Share The Pink Love” afternoon tea set. Featuring a delectable selection of pretty-in-pink sweet and savoury treats presented on elegant Wedgwood teaware, expect delights like the Foie Gras Bonbon, Pink Prawn Salad, Pomegranate Verrine and more. For every afternoon tea set sold, $25 will be donated to charity. What’s more, the first 1,000 guests will receive a special discount voucher for a breast examination at the Matilda Medical Centre in Central, along with a complimentary $1,000 voucher from JENNYANG for the purchase of the brand’s stylish heels.
When: Weekdays, 3pm to 5:30pm; weekends and public holidays, 2:15pm to 4:15pm or 4:30pm to 6:30pm; available untilTuesday, 30 November
How much: $688 for two people or $398 per person (includes tea)
Ongoing Afternoon Teas In Hong Kong
181 at Fortnum & Mason
For one of the oldest afternoon tea experiences in Hong Kong, head to 181. The iconic 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 (last seating at 4pm)
How much: Both afternoon tea menus are $588 per person; add $100 for a glass of Champagne
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. In our opinion, aqua luna’s afternoon tea is an unmissable Hong Kong experience!
When: Daily (excluding Mondays and Wednesdays), 3:30pm to 5pm
How much: $399 per person; add $100 per person for a glass of Champagne
aqua luna, aqualuna.com.hk
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With one of the prettiest locations for afternoon tea in Hong Kong, Dear Lilly’s offering is a decadently romantic affair. Think flowers and vintage tableware, complete with a stunning harbour view atop the ifc. As for the menu, indulge in a selection of afternoon tea sandwiches, scones and sweet tooth delicacies.
When: Daily, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
How much: $318 for two people (includes choice of tea or coffee); add $70 per person for a glass of Champagne or Mademoiselle Lilly cocktail
Newly-opened this summer, Gaia Group’s Western-Asian tapas bar G Room presents its luxurious Wanderlusting Afternoon Tea Set, inspired by the flavours of Spain. Think Spanish Shrimp Toast with Marinated Mini Chicken Drumsticks, Ibérico Ham Platters, Black Truffle Cheesecake with Chestnut and Premium Siberian Sturgeon Caviar. The homemade Seasonal Fresh Fruits Waffle is the perfect sweet treat finish to this afternoon tea pick.
When: Daily, 3pm to 6pm
How much: $298 per person (minimum of two persons required); add $158 per person to include a glass of Champagne
G Room Bar & Lounge, Shop 504, 5/F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, gaiagroup.com.hk
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Garden Lounge, The Murray, Hong Kong
Complete with lush green lawns and a picturesque view overlooking St. John’s Cathedral, the elegant Garden Lounge makes for a welcome refuge from the city – just what we want for a relaxing afternoon tea experience. There are two menus to choose from here: The Murray Afternoon Tea and The Murray Jing Tea Afternoon Tea. Highlights of the former include sweet treats like Earl Grey Chocolate Macaron and Strawberry Cheesecake, alongside an array of savouries, while the latter delights with the likes of Apricot Financier, Avocado Shrimp Tart and, of course, a flight of Jing cold infused tea. The best part? This pick is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring along your furry friends!
When: Daily, 2:45pm to 4:15pm or 4:30pm to 6pm
How much: $698 for two people, add $148 for a glass of Champagne (The Murray Afternoon Tea); $728 for two people, add $148 for a glass of Champagne (The Murray Jing Afternoon Tea)
Sassy Tip: Only interested in the scones? Opt for the Cream Tea, which features scones and tea for $190 per person.
Garden Lounge, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, www.niccolohotels.com
GREEN, Hotel ICON
Hotel ICON’s afternoon tea offering is a dream for durian fans. In addition to fresh durian, the tea set features an array of durian-themed delights, including Crunchy Baked Boston Lobster Stuffed with Durian, Forbidden D24 Durian Egg Roll and unlimited helpings of Homemade Durian Ice Cream.
When: Daily, 3pm to 5pm or 5pm to 7pm
How much: $738 for two people or $398 per person; add $98 per person for free-flow French sparkling wine
Afternoon tea with a view awaits at modern Australian restaurant Hue. Sit back and soak in the harbour views with your Truffle Egg Sandwich, Cheddar & Spring Onion Croquette, Pumpkin Scones and more.
When: Weekends and public holidays, 3:30pm to 5pm
How much: $680 for two people (includes choice of tea and coffee); add $100 per person for glass of champagne
Salisterra, The Upper House
Escape to the Mediterranean with afternoon tea at The Upper House’s signature dining destination, Salisterra. The menu balances comfort and sophistication, with bites like Duck Confit Pastilla, Pithivier, Strawberries & Cream Tartlettes and Millionaire’s Shortbread, along with the obligatory scones.
When: Daily, 3pm to 5pm
How much: $530 for two people or $290 per person
Salisterra, 49/F, The Upper House, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, salisterra.thehousecollective.com
If you weren’t sold on SEVVA’s gorgeous harbour view location and stunning high ceiling laced with florals, we’re sure its afternoon tea set will win you over. Guests can look forward to afternoon tea staples like Smoked Salmon on Toasted Crumpets, as well as more unexpected choices such as a Foie Gras Mousse with Onion Marmalade. What’s more, the vegetarian options sound just as decadent, with wild mushroom ragout and SEVVA’s speciality vegetable spring rolls. Go on, treat yourself.
When: Weekdays, 2:30pm to 5pm; Saturdays, 3pm to 5:30pm
How much: $720 for two people
From a Beef Tenderloin Cutlet Sandwich to Rose Perfume Scones, Statement’s afternoon tea menu will definitely not disappoint. While you’re enjoying the palatable Cinnamon and Carrot Shortbread Cake and sipping on Ruinart Champagne, don’t forget to take in the unique ambience of this space. Located in the old Police Headquarters Building in Tai Kwun, expect plenty of historic heritage, along with a selection of traditional and contemporary art.
Vegetarian set available upon request.
When: Thursday to Sunday, 3pm to 5pm
How much: $288 per person (minimum of two persons required); add $100 per person to include a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne
The Butterfly Room, Rosewood Hong Kong
Looking for the ultimate afternoon tea splurge? Located in the heart of Kowloon, The Butterfly Room is where culinary extravaganza meets modern innovation. Head here for a glamorous high tea experience, complete with refined savoury bites, warm scones, artful pastries and more.
Sassy Tip: Reservations open on the first day of the month at 9am for the next two months ahead.
When: Weekdays, seatings at 1pm, 3:15pm and 5:30pm; weekends and public holidays, seatings at 12pm, 2:15pm, 4:30pm and 6:45pm
How much: $798 for two people or $399 for one; add $78 per person for a glass of Prosecco
The Drawing Room, St. Regis Hong Kong
With finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and homemade 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 the Flavours of Japan Blini, featuring poached scallop and yuzu pearl, and the blueberry-heavy “Cheese Cheers!” cheesecake, 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: $768 for two people or $468 for one; add $148 per person for a Champagne Cocktail
The Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
Elegance abounds at the Four Seasons, making it the destination of choice for a sophisticated afternoon tea occasion. The menu features elevated twists on the afternoon tea classics, with delicacies like Blackcurrant and Chestnut Choux, Williams Pear Macarons and more. There’s also an a la carte afternoon tea offering for those just looking to indulge in a small bite.
Vegan set is available upon request.
When: Monday to Saturday, 2:30pm to 4:15pm or 4:30pm to 6pm; Sunday and public holidays, 3pm to 4:30pm or 4:30pm to 6pm
How much: $658 for two people (weekdays); $698 for two people (weekends and public holidays)
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The Lounge at JW Marriott
East meets west in JW Marriott’s afternoon tea offering, which 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 6pm
How much: $308 per person (weekdays) or $388 per person (weekends and public holidays) for Afternoon Tea Buffet; $738 for two people or $398 per person (weekdays), or $758 for two people or $438 per person (weekends and public holidays) for Afternoon Tea Set (includes glass of Champagne)
The Peninsula Hong Kong
Housed in the elegant surrounds of The Lobby, the acclaimed Peninsula Classic Afternoon Tea is hands down the most iconic afternoon tea in Hong Kong. The bucket list-worthy experience takes place against the backdrop of a live string quartet, and features a selection of finger sandwiches, sweet and savoury pastries, freshly-baked raisin scones and your choice of tea from The Peninsula Tea Collection. Add on a glass of bubbles for an extra special afternoon tea to remember!
Sassy Tip: We recommend going as early as 1:30pm to secure your table. The afternoon tea is walk-in only and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
When: Daily, 2pm to 6pm
How much: $778 for two people or $438 per person; add $180 for a glass of Deutz Peninsula Brut Champagne
Afternoon tea by the sea, anyone? Sophisticated and refined, The Verandah at Repulse Bay exudes relaxed, old world charm – the perfect setting for high tea! The Classic Repulse Bay Afternoon Tea Set has it all, including homemade scones with clotted cream and jams, French pastries, finger sandwiches and more, served alongside your choice of The Peninsula tea or coffee. This afternoon tea is ideal for when you’re in need of an escape from the city.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, 3pm to 6pm; Sunday and public holidays, 3:30pm to 6pm
How much: $648 for two people or $348 per person (weekdays); $688 for two people or $368 per person (weekends and public holidays); add $158 for a glass of Champagne
Tiffin, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
One of the city’s classic afternoon tea options featuring three indulgent tiers of savoury and sweet delicacies with a distinctly French flavour. Don’t miss the live dessert stations and ice cream counter!
When: Daily, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
How much: $368 per person (weekdays); $398 per person (weekends and public holidays)
Editor’s Note: “Your Guide To Afternoon Tea In Hong Kong” was originally published in September, 2014 by Megan Hills, and was most recently updated in October, 2021 by Jessica Ng. With thanks to Lydia Ching for her contribution.
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Hero image courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Café Claudel, image 2 courtesy of Artisan Lounge via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, image 4 courtesy of f 181 at Fortnum & Mason via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of G Room, image 6 courtesy of Hue via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of The Butterfly Room via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of The Peninsula, Hong Kong via Instagram.