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The best afternoon tea menus in Hong Kong

We can't take our eyes off these beau-tea-ful menus!

Cherry Chan
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Cherry Chan
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Whether we’re snacking on cheap eats or visiting some of the city’s best restaurants, the saying ‘you eat with your eyes first’ always applies no matter what. If you ask us what food that phrase applies to the most, it’s got to be afternoon tea. Complete with dainty desserts and finger sandwiches served on tea stands, these afternoon teas are definitely worthy of making it on the ‘gram. Keep reading to see the complete list of the best afternoon tea menus to try right now.

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The best afternoon teas in Hong Kong

  • Things to do
  • Food and drink events
  • North Point

Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong partners with local green tea specialist Matchali to launch an afternoon tea set full of Japanese-inspired treats. Each tea set features sweet and savoury bites made using Matchali’s ceremonial-grade matcha and roasted hojicha, such as matcha crepe filled with smoked salmon and ikura, matcha lava cake, and hojicha-infused chocolate gateaux. Other treats to look forward to include foie gras monaka with sakura jam; black truffle egg sando; Hokkaido milk pudding verine; as well as freshly baked red bean taiyaki pancakes. The collaborative tea set also features a hand-whisked matcha or hojicha latte from Matchali, and diners will receive a complimentary $10 cash voucher to use at all Matchali stores.

When: Every Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday from now until May 5, 3.30pm-5pm
Price: $688 for two

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  • Wan Chai

With upcoming art festivals like Art Basel and Art Central taking place in the city, vegetarian restaurant Jaja joins the fun by releasing their Taste of Arts afternoon tea set. This artsy tea set is full of colourfully decorated desserts like mushroom-shaped meringues, raspberry chocolate dipped croissants, rose-shaped mousse, and plenty more. As for savoury treats, diners can look forward to bites such as mini margherita pizzas, one-bite deep fried risotto balls, and maki sushi.

When: Daily from now until May 31, 2.30pm-4pm, 4.30pm-6pm
Price: $428 for two

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  • Food and drink events
  • Tsim Sha Tsui East

This spring, Green at Hotel Icon presents diners with an afternoon tea set that’s chock full of exquisite strawberries sourced from Japan. The Butterfly Dome afternoon tea set not only showcases five rare varieties of Japanese strawberries, but also provides over 10 desserts that incorporate the decadent fruit. Diners can begin by nibbling on appetisers like baked abalone with strawberry jam, French foie gras pâté with Canadian crab meat and air-dried Japanese strawberry, and strawberry gazpacho shooters. Select your desired entree from options including grass-fed steak with strawberry honey sauce, penne seafood ragu with strawberry and tomato sauce, or Atlantic red snapper fillet with strawberry caper sauce. Finally, savour a wide range of strawberry-infused sweets like green tea tiramisu, lychee rose crème with apple cheesecake, panna cotta, and many more.

When: Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday from now until April 30, 3pm-6pm
Price: $388 per person, $698 for two

  • Hotels
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

After the overwhelming popularity of The Peninsula’s collaborative afternoon tea with the Star Ferry, the hotel returns with their Afternoon Tea on the Harbour experience until June 30. Diners can hop aboard a lavishly decorated World Star ferry and enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea package as they sail along Victoria Harbour. The Peninsula’s tea menu provides plenty of savoury bites, such as abalone tart with seaweed cauliflower mousse, ham and mustard seed sandwich, smoked salmon and avocado spread sandwich, and more. As for desserts, guests can indulge in treats like milk tea choux puff, fermented bean curd and peanut brownie with milk chocolate cream, and the hotel’s signature raisin scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from now until June 30, 1pm-2.45pm, 4pm-5.45pm
Price: $820 per person

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  • Food and drink events
  • Central

Madame Fu’s latest afternoon tea set, Springtime Euphoria, draws inspiration from the natural beauty of roses, geraniums, and poppies. This set offers plenty of indulgent morsels for guests to sink their teeth into. Snack on savouries like miso egg salad sandwiches, cherry tomato-topped crostini with balsamic vinegar, as well as smoked salmon and salmon roe vol au vent. As for desserts, Madame Fu doesn’t disappoint with pastries like chamomile double fromage tartlet, raspberry religieuse choux puff, red velvet cake, and sakura eton mess. If you’re in the mood for a drink, Madame Fu offers beverages like mocktails (+$88), selected cocktails (+$120), and glasses of GH Mumm Grand Cordon Brut NV (+$120 each).

When: Daily from March 4 to April 30, 2.30pm-5.30pm
Price: $338 per person, $550 for two

  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Stanley

Planning on spending an afternoon at Stanley? Visit seaside bakery Pane e Latte to try their afternoon tea full of savoury treats like tiger prawns with zesty cocktail sauce, margherita and prosciutto pizzas, and classic croque monsieur. Care for something sweet instead? Pane e Latte’s tea set also comes with a selection of homemade desserts like mini lemon tart, cranberry cookies, mini chocolate tart, and Napoleon gianduja with hazelnut-infused chocolate cream between puff pastry.

When: Daily, (1 day advance order is required), 3pm-5.30pm
Price: $198 per person

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  • Restaurants
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

If anyone knows how to do proper afternoon tea, it’s got to be 181 at Fortnum & Mason. The British brand has been serving customers since the 19th century, and they’ve perfected their menu to provide the best tea time experience. Just with finger sandwiches alone, you’re spoiled with options like cucumber with nut brown butter cream cheese, egg with Fortnum’s truffle mayonnaise, smoked salmon with orange caper butter, and more. 181’s tea menu also includes classic and fruit scones served with clotted cream, strawberry preserve, and lemon curd; a curated selection of afternoon tea cakes, and a pot of Fortnum’s tea.

When: Daily, 2pm-5pm
Price: $588 per person

  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Step inside The Butterfly Room at Rosewood Hong Kong and be surrounded by unique art pieces as you indulge in a glamorous afternoon tea. Delight in a range of finger sandwiches, scones, tableside cakes, pastries, and chocolates, and wash it all down with a selection of teas. You can also pair your nibbles with Champagne cold brew tea and Champagne Perrier-Jouët for an additional cost, or add on portions of caviar for an extra luxurious experience.

When: Daily, 12pm-6.45pm
Price: From $1,136 and up for two

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Unlike most afternoon tea experiences, Aqualuna invites guests to feast on sweet and savoury bites onboard a junk boat. Aside from enjoying tea time classics like scones and desserts, guests can also sink their teeth into handcrafted dim sum from Dim Sum Library, such as black truffle shrimp dumplings, Wagyu beef puff with black pepper, and black garlic siu mai.

When: Daily, 3pm-4.30pm
Price: $399 per adult, $299 per child

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