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Hong Kong’s best seasonal afternoon teas

By Localiiz 4 March 2021 | Last Updated 31 January 2024

Header images courtesy of The Hari Hong Kong

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: Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Fortnum and Mason’s latest afternoon tea! Inspired by the traditions surrounding Lunar New Year, guests are treated to a selection of mouthwatering sweets and savouries. Seasonal highlights include the light and refreshing osmanthus jelly, red mean mousse, and traditional shortbread, paired with a series of finger sandwiches. Reserve a table here.

181 Hong Kong, 2/F, Fortnum & Mason, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Artisan Lounge

Artisan Lounge

Artisan Lounge’s Chinese New Year afternoon tea offers a selection of gourmet sweets and savouries featuring Chinese ingredients. Presented on an elegant three-tiered cake stand, savoury highlights include braised abalone and chicken and Chinese pork terrine with pickled ginger and aged balsamic for savouries. On the sweet side, diners are treated to mandarin orange ball, traditional lava sesame seed roll, and a unique and boozy Maotai egg tart. Don’t forget to leave room for the Lobster Volcano, an impressive feat of lobster, milk ice cream, and Grand Marnier liqueur. The festive tea set is available from now till 25 February. Reserve a table here.

Artisan Lounge, Shop G0008–G0008A, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Garden Lounge

Garden Lounge

Collaborating with British tea brand Twinings, Garden Lounge at The Murray is launching a new Twinings British Sensation afternoon tea. Featuring a selection of tea-infused sweets and savouries, the set begins with a welcome treat—the aromatic truffle mushroom orangery of Lady Grey tea quiche—before moving onto savoury delights such as the Rose Garden black tea smoked salmon vol-au-vent and the turkey and cheddar cheese sandwich with Golden Tipped English Breakfast tea jam. Sweet treat highlights include the London Strand Earl Grey tea ganache chocolate cake and pure Sencha green tea cheesecake. Wash it all down with a premium tea selection from Twinings.

While stocks last, diners enjoying the tea set will receive a complimentary gift bag from Twinings which includes an Earl Grey scented candle and tea accessories. The tea set is available from now till 7 April. Book a table here.

Garden Lounge, UG/F, The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

At The Lounge and Bar, guests can enjoy The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong’s Chinese New Year Golden Splendour afternoon tea, which features a selection of auspicious delights. Highlights include Sichuan pepper crab meat and crab roe mini puffs and shrimp tartlet with XO sauce and salty egg yolk cream for savouries, while the mandarin tart and vanilla panna cotta with osmanthus jelly offer delicate sweetness. Presented in eye-catching red and gold, this afternoon tea is perfect for ringing in the Year of the Dragon. Book your table here from now till 31 March.

Over at Café 103, patrons are treated to an aesthetically-pleasing tea set that represents the coming of spring. In collaboration with Vivienne Westwood, the Blooming Elegance afternoon tea takes inspiration from the brand’s 2024 spring-summer collection to create a selection of gourmet delights. Savoury highlights include the ocean prawn in chrysanthemum jelly “dome” with mini cake and pandan coconut verrine, while white chocolate mousse with strawberry sakura and pistachio macaron bring a sweet touch. Guests enjoying this tea set will also enjoy personalised styling services and discounts on selected items from Vivienne Westwood. The afternoon tea set is available from now till 31 March. Reserve a table here.

The Lounge and Bar, 102/F, & Café 103, 103/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Nina Patisserie

Nina Patisserie

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with loved ones over Nina Pâtisserie’s festive tea set! The Roaring Dragon afternoon tea features a selection of auspicious delights, highlighting oyster sauce braised abalone and chicken tart and salami with cream cheese on toast for savouries, while patrons get a choice of four pastries from the bakery alongside house-made scones. To enjoy this set available from now till 29 February, make a booking here or enjoy the takeaway option here.

Nina Pâtisserie Tsuen Wan West, G/F, Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan

Photo: Iza Izakaya

Iza Izakaya

Spend a loving afternoon with your partner while indulging in Iza Izakaya’s Valentine’s Day afternoon tea set! The five-course menu features a selection of the izakaya’s best creations, highlighting seared salmon cheese roll, grilled cheese with strawberry sauce, and Inaniwa udon with Wagyu or sea urchin. The set concludes with an adorable red bean taiyaki and a scoop of ice cream. Pair your tea set with one of Iza’s speciality cocktails: The Peach Lady transforms your ordinary G&T with peach sake, while the Choco-Cacao offers a decadent punch with cacao liquor, whisky, and Guinness beer. The menu is available from now till 1 March.

Iza Izakaya, Shop R011, Civic Square, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Photo: The Lounge

The Lounge at The Hari

Collaborating with The Baker and The Bottleman, The Lounge at The Hari is introducing a new afternoon tea set for all to enjoy. Featuring a selection of quintessential British fare, highlights include black truffle and ham calzone and Japanese egg yolk mousse with smoked herring caviar, and a range of cakes from The Baker and The Bottleman such as carrot cake, chocolate cake, and lemon and blueberry cake. To enjoy it before it ends on 31 March, make a reservation here.

The Lounge, 2/F, The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

Photo: Salisterra

Salisterra at The Upper House

The latest afternoon tea set at Salisterra draws inspiration from Hong Kong dim sum as well as the latest fashion collaboration between Shanghai Tang and Jacky Tsai, the Auspicious Dragon collection. The festive afternoon tea features a selection of Asian fare, highlighting fried taro dumpling and hoisin duck and abalone and chicken puff for savouries. On the sweet side, dig into vanilla kumquat mousse, sesame chocolate ganache, and coconut and red mean mousse, among other indulgent delights. Guests dining in after the Lunar New Year will receive a complimentary ginger flower scented mini candle from Shanghai Tang.

Salisterra, 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Photo: Airside Café

Airside Café

Airside Café’s inaugural afternoon tea set offers a selection of simple yet refined treats. Presented in a rustic, three-tiered rattan stand, highlights include lobster brioche bun, chicken, zucchini, mascarpone, and truffle sandwiches, and crab meat and sweet corn tart, but also Tahiti vanilla canelé, millefeuille tart, and macarons. Enjoy your tea set with a selection of cocktails and mocktails: the sparkling mojito and Unicorn—a blend of pineapple and orange juices with lemon and grenadine decorated with a butterfly pea—are not to be missed. Make a reservation here.

Airside Café, Shop 322–323, Airside, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak

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Photo: Coco


Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Coco’s latest Sweet Fortune afternoon tea! Featuring auspicious delights, guests are treated to a diverse range of sweet and savoury Asian fare. Highlights include the signature braised abalone puff pastry topped with edible gold, a unique Hakka cha guo with turnip filling, and Japanese egg and BBQ pork sando for savouries, and a sesame caramel Fortune Coin, raspberry yuzu opera cake, and salted peanut shortbread too. Book a table here.

Coco, G/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118–130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Alibi—Wine Dine Be Social

Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social at Cordis

Delve into a decadent wonderland with Alibi’s latest Chocolicious Dreamscape afternoon tea in collaboration with Valrhona! Chocolate-based sweet delights are paired with chocolate-infused savouries. Indulge in smoked duck breast and foie gras parfait, morello cherry gel, and cacao nibs, hand-dived scallop tartare with pink peppercorn, lime zest, caviar, and white chocolate shavings, and lightly spiced popcorn chicken with chocolate sauce and strawberry crisps. On the sweet side, the white chocolate, pistachio, and raspberry choux puff, chocolate cashew cake, and dark chocolate caramel tart are not to be missed. Pair your tea set with a cup of hot cinnamon chocolate to complete the experience. To enjoy the set before its ends on 29 February, reserve a table here.

Alibi—Wine Dine Be Social, 5/F, Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok

Photo: The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse at Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour

Enjoy a selection of Chinese-inspired treats at The Farmhouse’s latest Teatime in the Orient afternoon tea! Highlights of the savouries include duck bao with orange-infused hoisin sauce, poached shrimp sandwich with salted egg mayonnaise, and mala cucumber tartlet with bean curd. Dig into creations such as tofu mango verrine with ginger mango compote and tofu panna cotta, osmanthus berries gateau with lychee berries compote and almond biscuit, and mandarin orange petite cake with candied orange and praline crunch. Over at The Farmhouse’s live stations, patrons are treated to a decadent chocolate fountain complete with fresh fruits, marshmallows, and egg waffles for dipping. This set is available from now till 25 February. Reserve a table here.

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

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Sky Lounge at Sheraton Hong Kong

Sky Lounge’s latest afternoon tea set makes for the purr-fect celebratory meal, whether for Lunar New Year or Valentine’s Day. In collaboration with local artist LeonLollipop, the “Purrfect” afternoon tea features a selection of delectable delights. The Chinese New Year edition, available from now till 13 February, is locally inspired, with items such as barbecued pork tart, satay beef bun, the Clementine Earl Grey tea chocolate cream and orange compote dessert, and oolong tea panna cotta. The Valentine’s Day edition, available from 14 February to 17 March, features a series of pink-licious delights, such as raspberry chocolate tart, lychee raspberry rose choux, ham and egg sandwiches, and baguette with shredded chicken. Guests who enjoy the afternoon tea set can receive a complimentary LeonLollipop cosmetic bag. Make your reservations here.

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

Photo: Mirage Bar and Restaurant

Mirage Bar and Restaurant

Explore local cuisine with Mirage Bar & Restaurant’s Discover 852 afternoon tea! Featuring a selection of innovative Hong Kong bites, highlights include the slow-cooked five-spice beef and slaw burger with hoisin mayonnaise and the stuffed Three Treasures with cuttlefish and crab roe. Guests also get to dig into delectable items such as yuenyueng cake roll, mango pudding, and a classic egg tart. The tea set also comes with pineapple bun scones to pair with one of the Ovaltine speciality drinks, the Ovaltine chocolate and the Ovaltine milk punch. Make a booking here.

Mirage Bar and Restaurant, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

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