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Hong Kong’s best seasonal afternoon teas

By Localiiz 4 March 2021 | Last Updated 15 November 2023

Header images courtesy of Southside Bistro

Originally published by Catharina Cheung. Last updated by Enoch Ngan, Malin Angell, and Celia Lee.

While finger foods and delectable pastries can be enjoyed any time of the day, there is something incredibly compelling about slowing down from the rush of a busy day to indulge in a proper afternoon tea. Laze away an afternoon with delectable food served in bite sizes, a pot of tea or coffee, and a cheeky tipple or several—here are the best afternoon tea menus to try in Hong Kong this season, for a limited time only.

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Photo: Coco


Savour a spread of German delicacies with Coco’s Autumnfest afternoon tea set. Presented on a stylish, three-tiered tray is a selection of sweet and savouries crafted with seasonal ingredients. Highlights include salmon gravlax on pumpernickel, potato cake with pork knuckle and red cabbage, black forest trifle, and apple strudel with vanilla cream. Learn more about the set here.

When: Now till 30 November

Where: Coco, G/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: InterContinental Grand Standford

InterContinental Grand Stanford

In collaboration with Spanish jewellery brand Arté Madrid, InterContinental Grand Stanford is presenting a whimsical afternoon tea inspired by the jeweller’s latest collection, “Viviana.” Served in an elegant, dome-shaped tray decorated with colourful butterflies, The Fluttery Garden afternoon tea set features a series of delicate sweets, savouries, and speciality drinks to pair them with.

Highlights include caviar and smoked salmon blinis, pulled pork slider, and—in honour of the Thanksgiving season—a smoked turkey pie. On the sweet side, diners are treated to a silky rare cheesecake, a butterfly pea jelly, and a taro tart among other desserts. Wash it down with the Butterfly-tini, a blend of gin, blueberry syrup, citrus, and butterfly pea tea. Guests enjoying the tea set will each take home a complimentary “Viviana” butterfly pendant, as well a coupon redeemable at designated Arté Madrid stores around the city. Learn more about the set here.

When: Now till 31 December

Where: Lobby Lounge & Café on M, G/F & M/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, East Tsim Sha Tsui

The Place

Seafood lovers are in for a treat this season with The Place’s Oyster Odyssey weekend afternoon tea buffet. The buffet includes all-you-can-eat fresh oysters; catch-of-the-day seafood and sashimi platters including lobster claws, blue mussels, salmon, and octopus; and a variety of satiating international delicacies. Highlights include mini burgers, tteokbokki with cheese, mini sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf, and roasted baby pork ribs with barbecue sauce. The dessert selection includes bubble waffles, cakes, and a choice of ice cream. Learn more about the buffet here.

When: Now till 26 November

Where: The Place, Lobby Level, Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok

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Photo: Popinjays


Popinjays is collaborating with Japanese skincare brand Albion for its latest afternoon tea menu. The elegant Enchanting Bloom afternoon tea set is inspired by the brand’s latest cell-repairing serum, infused with Yumesaika peony extract. The sweets and savouries draw inspiration from the ingredients used in the products. Highlights include the Peking duck bao appetiser, cauliflower crème brûlée, foie gras terrine with pistachio and cherry jam, and mortadella and asparagus brioche roll.

On the sweet side, highlights include pink guava mousse sablé, butterfly pea flower and mint panna cotta. The mountain-shaped key lime cheesecake is inspired by the White Cliffs of Dover, and a nod to the brand’s name—in the sixth century BC, Albion was the name ancient Greek explorers gave England when chancing upon the impressive coast. Guests enjoying the afternoon tea will receive a complementary gift set from Albion. Make a reservation here.

When: Now till 30 November

Where: Popinjays, 26/F, The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

Photo: Southside Bistro

Southside Bistro

Step into a secret garden at Southside Bistro with the Enchanting Garden British afternoon tea set, featuring classics and comfort foods of British cuisine. Savour across the savoury selection, which includes Coronation chicken roll, smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, and Scotch quail egg with Berkshire pork meat. Indulge in sweet treats such as the English Battenberg cake, lemon and elderflower Bakewell tart, and rhubarb and custard scones served with clotted cream. Book your table here.

When: Now till 30 November

Where: Southside Bistro, 4/F, Le Méridien Hong Kong, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport

Photo: The Astor

The Astor

Step into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory ahead of the release of Wonka (2023) this December with The Astor’s Astor Chocoland weekend afternoon tea buffet! The star of this buffet spread is, of course, chocolate, in a variety of shapes and forms, including passion fruit chocolate cake, blueberry roll cake in white chocolate mousse, hazelnut milk chocolate cake, and a chocolate fountain station in which you can dip mini waffles, marshmallows, and chocolate strawberry brownies. To balance out the inevitable chocolate overdose, enjoy a selection of savouries, including focaccia with duck confit, lobster sliders, and braised lamb leg. Make a reservation here.

When: Ongoing

Where: The Astor, B1/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan

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Photo: Finds


Finds has collaborated with skincare brand Elizabeth Arden to create its latest delicate tea set. The White Tea Moments afternoon tea set draws inspiration from the brand’s “White Tea” collection. Highlights on the savoury side include beetroot with tarragon cream-cheese mousse, house-smoked dill graved salmon on olive cracker with wild trout caviar and caramelised fig, and smoked cod fish and Icelandic shrimp vol-au-vent with Parmesan and chervil. On the sweet side, indulge in a royal rose mousse with white tea cream, French pear crumble cone with dehydrated lemon and yuzu pearl, and strawberry white chocolate tart with Madagascan vanilla cream.

Pair your tea set with the Floral Blossom speciality drinks menu—the Mandarin Blossom is a blend of gin, elderflower syrup, Queen Berry tea, and orange blossom extract topped with Earl Grey foam, and the Wild Rose is a mix of White Peony tea, rose syrup, and jasmine tea.

Guests enjoying the tea set will receive a complementary “White Tea” fragrance and skincare trial set as well as a redemption card for a “White Tea” skin solution trial kit at selected Elizabeth Arden counters around Hong Kong. Learn more about the afternoon tea here.

When: Now till 29 February 2024

Where: Finds, 1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: The Hari Hong Kong

The Lounge at The Hari

The Lounge at The Hari has revamped its afternoon tea experience by collaborating with local bakery Jackson’s Scone. Elegantly whimsical, the Jackson Box tea set features a selection of in-house sweets and savouries alongside the bakery’s signature fluffy scones in original and yuzu flavours, paired with clotted cream and homemade compote. Highlights of the menu include Sicilian cannoli infused with pistachio and Amalfi lemon, tiramisu, black truffle and ham calzone, and Japanese egg yolk mousse topped with smoked herring caviar. Learn more about the afternoon tea here.

When: Now till 31 December

Where: The Lounge, The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Café 103 at The Ritz-Carlton

Café 103 at The Ritz-Carlton is collaborating with luxury Korean skincare brand The History of Whoo for its latest afternoon tea menu. The Hwanyu Phoenix afternoon tea set is named after the brand’s best-selling anti-aging collection, and its sweets and savouries draw inspiration from the natural ingredients used in the products. Highlights include marinated spicy octopus tartlet, grilled chicken breast with honey and wolfberries cream cheese and ginseng gelee mini bun—inspired by samgye-tang (삼계탕; Korean nourishing ginseng chicken soup)—wolfberry cheesecake, and blackberry cream, tangerine, and honey panna cotta verrine. Guests enjoying the tea set can take home a complimentary The History of Whoo Hwanyu “Imperial Youth” gift set as well as a shopping voucher redeemable at selected stores. Book your spaces here.

When: Now till 30 November

Where: Café 103, 103/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

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Photo: The Peninsula Hotel

The Lobby at The Peninsula

To celebrate the hotel’s latest opening in London, The Peninsula is introducing a traditional afternoon tea menu to the table. Aptly named All Things British, the set features a selection of sweets and savouries that best represent unique British cuisine. Highlights include Coronation chicken sandwich, black pudding croquettes, and Eton mess roulade with strawberries.

For a limited-time only on weekends, guests can enjoy an immersive dining-on-the-harbour experience aboard the iconic Star Ferry, where delicious items from the afternoon tea are paired with live music. Find out more about the afternoon tea here and the ferry experience here.

When: Now till 23 November at the Lobby; now till 19 November aboard the “World Star”

Where: Lobby, The Peninsula Hotel, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Azure 80

Azure 80

The recently-opened Sichuan-Shanghainese restaurant Azure 80 is offering a Yun’s Lantern afternoon tea set for patrons to enjoy. The restaurant’s backstory is based on the love story between Yun, a Chinese dancer, and the charming emperor who fell for her. The tea set selection is presented in an elegant, three-tiered lantern stand. Highlights include a selection of dazzling and vibrant dim sum such as truffle sakura shrimp dumpling, cuttlefish beetroot dumpling with gold foil, goldfish-shaped butterfly pea shrimp dumpling, mango pudding with ice cream, and meringue with green bean paste. Learn more about the afternoon tea here.

When: Ongoing

Where: Azure 80, Shop OTE 201, 2/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong

The Lounge at JW Marriott

JW Marriott has collaborated with French luxury cosmetic brand Sisley on its latest afternoon tea offering. The elegant spread features a selection of sweets and savouries that highlights ingredients used in Sisley’s anti-ageing skincare collection. Highlights of the JW Marriott x Sisley afternoon tea include Ginkgo Pearl—a delicate treat inspired by the classic Cantonese dessert ginkgo and bean curd sweet soup—the floral-infused Lavender Cheese, lavender chocolate foie gras mousse with citrus gel, and fresh scallop with red cabbage cream and marjoram oil.

Guests enjoying this afternoon tea can take home a Sisley anti-ageing care discovery kit featuring the collection’s signature products alongside a hand treatment voucher redeemable at selected Sisley locations across Hong Kong. Book your spaces here.

When: Now till 30 November

Where: The Lounge, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

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Photo: Sheraton Hong Kong

Sky Lounge at Sheraton Hong Kong

Sheraton Hong Kong is collaborating with medical skincare brand SkinCeuticals for a health-conscious afternoon tea set. The Glamourous Antioxidant afternoon tea set features sweets and savouries inspired by high-antioxidant ingredients used in the skincare brand’s serum. Highlights include Japanese green apple pie choux, citrusy Earl Grey tea panna cotta, avocado panini with Gruyère cheese, and foie gras crème brûlée. Diners enjoying the afternoon tea set can take home a complimentary SkinCeuticals skincare trial kit, shopping privileges, as well as an invitation to a skin consultation redeemable at selected stores. Book your spaces here.

When: Now till 30 November

Where: Sky Lounge, 18/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse at Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour

Admire autumn flowers thanks to Hyatt Centric’s latest afternoon tea offering. In collaboration with Parisian fashion brand Paul and Joe, the new Florals for Fall afternoon tea set celebrates the changing seasons with a selection of sweets and savouries inspired by the brand’s signature motifs: flowers and cats. Highlights include coconut and raspberry verrine, the guava yoghurthandbag,” smoked salmon roll, and a roasted duck bao stamped with the adorable outline of a cat.

It would not be a Hyatt Centric afternoon tea experience without its live stations; look forward to all-you-can-eat cherries jubilee, croffles, crêpe cones, and the signature revolving ice cream bar. Wash it all down with the orange juice-based Cat in the Garden—with coconut milk, cardamom, and Earl Grey cordial—and Blossom Cooler, a blend of galangal, lime, Thai basil, and cream foam.

Guests enjoying the tea set can each take home a complimentary Paul and Joe autumn beauty gift set perfect to hydrate their skin throughout the season, as well as a gift voucher redeemable at selected locations and online. Learn more about the afternoon tea here.

When: Now till 30 November

Where: The Farmhouse, 2/F, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Road, North Point

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