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15 Best afternoon teas in Hong Kong that you need to Instagram

Because tea time is more than just a midday snack

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 top afternoon tea sets to try right now.

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Afternoon teas in Hong Kong

  • Hotels
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

In addition to The Peninsula’s mooncakes, their Mid-Autumn offerings continue with a new afternoon tea set full of delectable bites that upgrade the festival’s sweet treats with a contemporary twist. The sweet and savoury bites on offer are inspired by the moon’s various phases, such as the rich mushroom puffs, salmon and cucumber sandwiches, and green olive cake. Chef Baptise Villefranque also crafted delectable treats ranging from chocolate praline mousse, strawberry pastry with lemon and basil, and raspberry mille feuille with Madagascan vanilla. To continue the Mid-Autumn Festival theme, guests will also be presented with a lychee black tea infused egg custard mooncake. Finish off your festive afternoon tea with Hokkaido soft serve ice cream and the hotel’s iconic scones served with jam and cream. 

Price: $680 for two, +$475 for each additional person
When: From now until September 10, 1.30pm-6.30pm daily

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Taste vibrant flavours of the summer in The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe’s new afternoon tea. The set features sweet and savoury bites that will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied. Served on a three-tiered stand, the afternoon tea starts with garlic and fleur del sel scones and classic French financier on the bottom tier; and snow crab box, caviar lobster tart, foie gras mousse puff, and strawberry gazpacho on the second tier. Wrap up your afternoon tea with sweet treats like white sesame and caramel tart, baby blue robin’s eggs in Tiffany bird’s nest, and the cafe’s signature mini blue box, shaped after the brand’s iconic gift boxes. Make your afternoon tea experience more indulgent by ordering the cafe’s signature Tiffany Blue cocktail ($88) or a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut ($150). 

Price: $688 for two, +$358 for each additional guest
When: From September 1, 2pm-6.30pm daily

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Central

Madame Fu honours the Mid-Autumn Festival by creating The Lunar Glaze, an afternoon tea set full of dishes inspired by traditional Chinese flavours available throughout September. Start your afternoon tea with savoury dishes such as barbecue pork puff, sauteed ox tongue puff with satay sauce, and chilled tofu with mala dried turnip, before indulging in sweet treats like mango pomelo panna cotta, jujube dates with osmanthus cheesecake, and sweetened rice vinegar tart with ginger meringue. 

Guests also have the option to pair their afternoon tea with a glass of GH Mumm Grand Cordon Brut NV for an additional cost of $120. 

Price: $338 for one, $550 for two
When: September 1-30, 2.30-5.30pm daily (last order at 4.30pm)

  • Hotels
  • Admiralty

If delicate finger food isn’t your thing during afternoon tea, then the Gent’s Afternoon Tea at The Murray is exactly what you’re looking for. Full of hearty and punchy flavours, this afternoon tea presents you with a platter full of savoury bites – from Scotch eggs stuffed with sausage meat, Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish cream, smoked salmon mousse, scones with cheddar cheese and fig chutney, and short rib pies. Continue your feast by gorging on a selection of premium cheeses, like blue Stilton, smoked Idiazabal, and comté served with quince and oatcakes. Finish your hearty afternoon tea with indulgent desserts like devil’s chocolate cake, tiramisu, and blueberry pie; or keep the good times rolling by sampling a flight of four craft beers for an additional $148.

Price: $728 for two, +$148 for a flight of craft beers
When: From August 6, 3pm-5.30pm daily

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  • Luxury hotels
  • Admiralty

Island Shangri-La’s executive chef Uwe Opocensky and executive pastry chef Julien Gourmelon present the A Fruity Summer Sensation afternoon tea to beat the summer heat.  Diners can expect savoury bites like fig, prosciutto, and honey mascarpone mini bagel, soft tacos with roasted chicken and mango salsa, smoked salmon and cucumber roll, and honey pea tart, and sweet treats like lemon tea cake, apricot and pistachio roll, chocolate peanut crunch cake, mango sago and pomelo cake. 

Price: $718 for two
When: From now to September 30, Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Sat-Sun and public holidays 2pm-6pm

  • Hotels
  • Tsuen Wan

Nina Patisserie invites you to greet the autumn season at Nina Hotel’s Tsuen Wan West branch and at the hotel’s buffet restaurant, Cafe Circles. Their afternoon tea, A Lush Fall Tale, is a specially curated selection of sweet and savoury treats that are full of autumnal hues and flavours. Savoury bites include delectable morsels like slow-cooked quail breast with grilled peach, open-faced sandwiches with persimmons and prawns, and deep-fried crab meat and lotus root balls. After snacking on sweet treats such as chamomile honey pear konjac and kyoho grape mousse cake, sip on cups of specialty brewed coffee or osmanthus apple earl grey tea.

Price: $468 for two
When: From September 1 to November 13, 3.30pm-5.30pm daily

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Calling all mango lovers, head to Cafe Marco in Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel for their Mango Indulgence Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet. Held throughout September and October, the afternoon tea buffet presents sweet and refreshing desserts chock-full of the mango fruit. Created by Cafe Marco’s pastry chef Patrick See, the extensive range of sweet treats in this indulgent afternoon tea buffet include mango napoleon, mango egg white swiss rolls, coconut mango sago pudding, caramel mango, and mango lamingtons.

Price: $328 per adult, $228 per child
When: From September 6 to October 31, 3.15pm-5.15pm daily

  • Hotels
  • Tsim Sha Tsui East

Hotel Icon’s cafe-brasserie Green teams up with luxury cosmetic and skincare brand Guerlain to present the Golden Bee Afternoon Tea. Inspired by the honey elements in Guerlain’s Abeille Royale Double R Renew and Repair Advanced Serum, executive chef Danny Ho and his team have created an afternoon tea full of sweet delicacies and savoury bites. Savour crab meat salad and caviar with crackers, parma ham grissini with melon balls and honey pearl caviar, slow-braised Iberico pork belly vol-au-vent with quail egg, watermelon and cucumber skewers with mozzarella cheese, and seared Hokkaido scallop with truffle scrambled eggs and salmon roe. Guerlain’s honey motif continues into sweet treats such as the golden bee macaron, royal mango napoleon with gold leaf and Tahitian mango cream, mascarpone cream with raspberry rose marmalade tart, honey mango with yoghurt panna cotta, and honey lemon yuzu cakes in royal cream take form in adorable bee shapes. Each guest of the Golden Bee Afternoon Tea will receive a complimentary Guerlain Abeille Royale gift set valued at $720, an Abeille Royale Express Hand Massage service voucher, and exclusive benefits upon purchasing any Abeille Royale on Guerlain’s website using the promo code ICON during the offer period.

Price: Mon-Fri $418 per person, $728 for two, Sat-Sun and public holidays $448 per person, $758 for two
When: From now until October 31, Mon-Fri 2.45pm-4.45pm, Sat-Sun and public holidays, 2.45pm-6.45pm

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  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Sheung Wan

Head to Hjem to try out a newly launched afternoon tea set full of Nordic flavours. Sink your teeth into tasty open-faced sandwiches with Arctic prawn and slow-roasted pork belly, before moving onto a slice of homemade cake of the day, a mini cinnamon bun, and a seasonal sweet item. Wrap up your Nordic afternoon tea experience with traditional heart shaped Norwegian waffles served with jam and a refreshing posset. Along with your tea, savour an array of North European teas or try out Hjem’s signature Nordic-inspired cocktails for an additional $60.

Price: $488 for two
When: From now, 3pm-6pm daily

  • Restaurants
  • Causeway Bay

St. Regis offers guests vibrant flavours of summer through sweet and savoury delicacies in The Drawing Room. Inspired by the season’s freshest fruits, the Summer Afternoon Tea offerings include coconut mango blancmange, roasted coconut meringue coated with Malibu rum cream and pineapple confit, pâte à choux filled with concentrated cherry jam and pistachio pastry cream, and more. Pair your sweet treats with savoury bites like tuna tataki with spicy guacamole and crispy shallots, foie gras terrine with cherry gel and confit cherries, or Wagyu beef cooked with beetroot jelly. No afternoon tea is complete without tea and St. Regis offers Plantation’s Craft Tea Collection featuring aromatic blends from around the world. Sample teas such as Jasmine Phoenix Pearls from China and Chamomile Reverie from Egypt, or sip on bellinis and St. Regis’ own floral cocktail, Lina, if you prefer boozy libations.

Price: $478 per person
When: From now until September 22, weekdays 2.30-5.30pm, weekends and public holidays 2pm-5.30pm

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  • Restaurants
  • Central

Joining forces with Christian Louboutin Beauty to celebrate the launch of their latest fragrance, Loubimar Eau de Parfume Légère, Popinjays presents an opulent afternoon tea that’s just as glamorous as the fashion brand. Echoing Louboutin’s signature red lacquered soles, Popinjay offers an array of masterfully crafted cakes and sweet treats in various shades of red ranging from glossy scarlet to soft pink, such as red velvet cake, cherry blossom cake, and strawberry vanilla cream rolls. The afternoon tea also sees refreshing savoury snacks like watermelon tartare with yuzu ponzu, Mediterranean anchovies and piquillo peppers on toast, smoked salmon croissants with herring caviar and lemon ricotta, and more. Guests will take home a Christian Louboutin gift set, containing a travel size  Loubiworld fragrance, Rouge Louboutin lipstick, and exclusive voucher to redeem a makeup consultation service with purchase offers at Christian Louboutin boutiques.

Price: $428 per guest
When: From now until September 25, weekdays 3.30pm-5.30pm, weekends and public holidays 4.30-6pm.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Central

Habitu brings back their annual summer special with the return of their Rosemantic Summer afternoon tea set. They’ve collaborated with Japanese homeware brand Francfranc and local skincare company Skin Need to present rose-themed seasonal tea sets. From savoury bites like tempura zucchini flower and pickled beetroot tartlet to sweet treats like petit choux and mini éclair, enjoy dishes from the Rosemantic Lucent Tea Set ($258 per set) served on a pink scallop-shaped dessert stand. The Rosy Holiday Picnic Box ($568 per set) is the perfect choice for your next outing, packed to the brim with sharing dishes like grilled chicken skewers, crab cakes, and raisin scones with Habitu’s strawberry rose jam and clotted cream, as well as a bottle of rosy garden lemonade and rose cold brew coffee. Guests are treated to a complimentary Skin Need sunbathing deluxe trial kit containing the brand’s signature toner and UV rosy pink sunblock.

Price: $258/$568 (pre-order at least three days in advance)
When: Now until September 18, Mon-Sun 11am-9.30pm

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  • West Kowloon
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Joining hands with luxury jeweller Qeelin, The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong presents the Bo Bo Gastronomy Journey afternoon tea, named after the jeweller’s energetic and cheerful panda bear character. Inspired by Qeelin’s oriental influences, chef de cuisine Jacky Lo creates a menu that fuses a variety of Chinese cuisine into a medley of dishes. Start off with the smoked duck breast with plum gel and charcoal mini bun, then move onto the pickled ginger and smoked salmon tartare éclair to experience contrasting textures in one dish. As a contemporary take on the dim sum classic, crispy sesame balls get a filling of char siu. Continuing the panda motif, the set features a red bean coconut tart that takes form in an adorable panda bear wafer shell and holds a light creamy filling, and a tiny chocolate panda bear perched on top of the white chocolate berries violette mousse cake.

Price: Mon-Fri $448 for one, $748 for two, Sat-Sun and public holidays $478 for one, $798 for two
When: Now until September 18, 3.15pm-5.15pm

  • Hotels
  • Tsim Sha Tsui East

With summer in full swing and durians now in peak season, Hotel Icon honours the king of fruits by presenting their All About Durian Southeast Asian afternoon tea. Hotel Icon’s executive chef Danny Ho (aka the ‘durian prince’), showcases D197 Musang King, D175 Red Prawn, and D101 durian – all freshly imported from Malaysia. Aside from Malaysian dishes like charcoal grilled otak otak, other Southeast Asian flavours include the fried soft shell prawn with oatmeal, cooked shrimp shooter with Thai sauce, and Thai fish cake with crab meat and salmon roe can be sampled. Inventive creations with the summer fruit can be seen in both savoury and sweet dishes, such as nourishing soups like double-boiled coconut durian soup to durian pandan glutinous rice or durian, coconut, butterfly pea flower and sago shooters. If you haven’t had your fill of durian treats after your afternoon tea, guests can have unlimited servings of D197 Musang King and D24 durian ice cream – that’s right, unlimited. But if you want to savour your durian-centric experience at home, guests can also purchase the takeaway tea set to take home, where sweet treats like cakes, choux, pudding, cheesecake and roulades are all infused with the fragrant fruit.

Price: Dine in - $408 per person, $788 for two, Takeaway - $648 for two (pre-order at least three days in advance)
When: From June 27, Dine in - Mon-Sun 3pm-6pm

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Central

Helmed by pastry chefs Lionel Bodros and Frederic Despres (formerly of Joël Robouchon Hong Kong, Parisian restaurant Epicure and Pierre Hermé Paris in Macau), Town 93 brings Parisian flair to their afternoon tea set this July. Taking your taste buds on a journey through the French city, the tea set guides diners through a curated selection of savoury and sweet items served with their choice of coffee, tea, or other options like beer, wine, and Champagne. Aside from quintessential choices like smoked salmon sandwiches with cucumber and caviar, Town 93 includes French twists to their savoury dishes such as foie gras mousse served with a sweet corn velouté and ham and comte croque monsieur with truffles. When it comes to desserts, guests are spoiled for choice with a plethora of French patisserie selections. From financiers, madeleines, Mont Blanc, marble cakes, lemon tarts, and dacquoise made with seasonal fruits, this afternoon tea set is indulgent in every single aspect. If you’re left wanting more, make sure to stop by Town 93’s cake shop to purchase Parisian snacks and cookies like sablé, croque noisette, and cigarette russes to go. 

Price: $538 for two
When: From now, Wed-Fri 2.30pm-5pm

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