Five new afternoon teas to try in Hong Kong

29 Jul 2015

Afternoon Tea at Seasons by Olivier E

WHAT This light, fruit-inspired afternoon tea set combines sweets, savouries, and homemade scones to bring a fresh alternative to traditional afternoon tea. There are creative combination dishes such as Mojito king crab & cucumber, and Tamarillo jelly & Ibérico ham among the savouries. For the sweets, there are classic treats such as Vanilla choux à la crème, as well as twists to French pastries like the Pistachio mousse “bouchée”. The set includes a selection of teas and coffees, but guests are welcome to order additional cocktails, mocktails, and NV Jacques Picard Brut Champagne by the glass. Four different fruit-flavoured cotton candies are also available to order. 

WHERE Seasons by Olivier E, shop 308, 3/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

WHEN Official launch on August 1, 2015. Weekdays 15:00-17:00; two sittings on weekends and public holidays: 15:00-16:15 and 16:30-18:00.

PRICE HK$248 for one or HK$468 for two.


Langham Savoury Afternoon Tea with Wedgewood


WHAT Pedro Samper, new executive chef at the Langham hotel, is introducing a new savoury option to the traditional afternoon tea with a selection of new signature items such as: raspberry and rose foie gras lollipops with almonds; 48-month aged acorn-fed Iberico Belotta ham with daiquiri-infused melon; and lobster grisini with Marie Rose sauce and avocado. A selection of English cheeses will also be served with water wafers, lavash and dried fruits. The afternoon set will be served on luxury Wedgwood fine china and a floor-to-table tea stand.

WHERE Palm Court, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

WHEN Two sittings on weekends and public holidays; 14:15-16:15 and 16:30-18:30, and at 15:00-17:30 on weekdays.

PRICE HK$488 for two


“In Love with Durian” Afternoon Tea Buffet at Park Hotel

WHAT The new durian-themed afternoon tea showcases dishes and desserts made using the best quality seasonal durian. Expect signature dishes such as durian, mango and fresh shrimp toast, Japanese durian mousse cup with crab roe, and deep-fried bacon and cheese ball with durian. For dessert, cooked-to-order durian soufflé, durian cheesecake, and mini durian and strawberry tarts will feature at the dessert counter. Apart from durian delicacies, there are other dishes such as Vietnamese noodles, sashimi and sushi, as well as salads, pancakes, waffles, fruits, ice cream and other desserts.

WHERE Park Hotel Hong Kong, 61-65 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

WHEN Until October 4, 2015, 15:00-17:00 daily.

PRICE Monday to Friday HK$148, weekends and public holidays HK$178.


An Nam Afternoon Tea Set

WHAT Vietnamese restaurant An Nam has launched its very first afternoon tea set. Enjoy the three-tiered gourmet tea set featuring sweet and savoury bite-sized delicacies in a nostalgic colonial setting. The middle and bottom tiers of the set are filled with savoury favourites such as seafood pomelo salad, fermented bean curd wings, shrimp rice paper rolls and Saigon shrimp toast. The top tier is a fusion of French and Vietnamese inspired sweets like coffee panna cotta, pandan coconut layer cake and French caramel custard. Enjoy the tea set with fresh brewed Vietnamese drip coffee or iced teas.

WHERE An Nam, 4/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

WHEN Available daily from 15:00-17:00.

PRICE HK$298 for two (includes two drinks)


Summer Afternoon Tea Set at INA by Inagiku

WHAT INA by Inagiku has introduced a new tea set combining elements of Japanese and Cantonese cuisines. The 13-piece set includes delights like soybean paper eel roll, pan-fried foie gras on toast, fish “manta ray” dumpling, cold somen, and tokachigawa red bean cold soup. Enjoy the set with fresh brewed coffee or herbal fruit tea overlooking a charming garden.

WHERE INA by Inagiku, 2/F, Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Kowloon, Hong Kong

WHEN Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 14:30-17:00

PRICE HK$128 per person (minimum of two guests)

Joyce Lau

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