This Easter weekend, you might want to treat yourself and your loved ones to something a little special. There is no better way to celebrate a public holiday than to cosy up with your family or significant other, with a pot of tea and some delicious cakes. So where are the best places to go in Hong Kong for afternoon tea? Let’s take a look.
Even the name brings to mind dripping chandeliers, antique furniture and extremely fancy finger food. What really sets Cafe 103 apart is the stunning views over the city from the, you’ve guessed it, 103rd floor. The afternoon teas are chocolate heavy and are served on what looks like a mini bookshelf. They often change the menu, depending on the season and time of year. It is essential to book in advance, as afternoon teas are reservation only.
Price: HKD$398 per person.
SEVVA is incredibly luxurious and the price reflects that. But if you want to treat someone this Easter holiday weekend, you won’t go far wrong with the sumptuous teas here. There are plenty of cake choices, as well as chocolate dipped fruit. The savory options are equally decadent, from smoked salmon and cream cheese or foie gras waffles. You can choose to dine inside or outside on the roof terrace. Weather permitting, this is a fabulous option as the views are equally as incredible as the food.
Price: HKD$720 for two.
You can definitely see the British influence here, as the afternoon tea is served on delicate Wedgwood plates. Many claim this to be the original afternoon tea in Hong Kong, as well as one of the best. The menu is quite British in style, with plenty of scones and clotted cream. You can also upgrade your afternoon tea to include Brut champagne and an absolutely spectacular piece of mango crémeux, if the occasion calls for it.
Price: HKD$348 per person, HKD$528 per person with an upgrade.
Many Hong Kong natives claim that this is best place to go for afternoon tea. But with so many choices, you would be forgiven for not knowing. The afternoon tea is quite traditional, with some delicious sandwiches, pastries and cakes galore, plus plenty of tea types to choose from. You can also add champagne. The hotel itself is a real treat for the eyes, as it is one of the oldest in Hong Kong and is truly stunning. Dining here is said to be a once in a lifetime experience, so if you really want to go all out this Easter, The Peninsula is a sure bet.
Price: HKD$368/658 with champagne
This afternoon tea perfectly bridges the gap between East and West, offering Cantonese themed delights. There are both sweet and savory options, with dim sum and the ubiquitous egg tarts to boot. You can also indulge in some traditional teas, or champagne of course. There are also some rather nice views over the bay from the hotel, which can be enjoyed as you are waited on hand and foot.
Price:HKD$438 for two.
If you are after something a little healthier, Sugar is made for you. They focus on organic, sustainable options that despite the name, are easy on the white stuff. There are plenty of super foods, organic cakes, and an edible garden, which is perfect for the springtime. Again, the views are splendid as you relax with a cocktail, which is served instead of tea. For something a little more healthy and modern, Sugar has just what you are looking for.
Price: HKD$388 for two.
This bar has become quite hip recently and is molded on the typical speakeasy style of the 1920’s. The afternoon tea has an Alice in Wonderland theme, complete with a tasty lobster roll. Or if you prefer you can have smoked salmon, with an extremely decadent chocolate cake. You can even choose to finish your afternoon tea with a specially made gin and tonic, instead of tea or coffee.
Price: HKD$498 for two, gin is an extra $50
Joel Robüchon has outdone himself with the fabulous Salon de Thé, where you can try delicate French pastries and the best macarons in Hong Kong. This is one of the most popular afternoon tea establishments in Hong Kong, so it is best to book well in advance. There are three restaurants to choose from however.
Price: HKD$298 per person