Header photo: Afternoon Tea on the Harbour by The Peninsula Hong Kong
Tea, anyone? Welcome to our list of recommendations for the top teatime experiences this autumn. There are plenty of traditional afternoon teas, fusion experiences and special collaborations to choose from to keep you busy from now till the holiday season rolls around (blink and you’ll miss it!).
Autumn 2023 afternoon teas in Hong Kong
Conrad Hong Kong – Love of Pink Afternoon Tea by Lobby Lounge
This decidedly feminine afternoon tea at Conrad Hong Kong is in support of HK Cancer Fund’s Pink Revolution fundraising campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and newly appointed Pastry Chef Ason Kan has whipped up a delightful selection of sweet and savoury treats in different shades of pink. There’s foie gras mousse with strawberry, marinated crab with watermelon, beetroot-cured salmon with horseradish cream, raspberry eclair, lychee-raspberry-rose mousse cake, white chocolate and red berry verrine and more. Amongst the drink options, the special drink Pink Lady – a mix of rose syrup, salted plum, coconut water and soda – is recommended.
Where: Lobby, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
When: from 20 September 2023 (daily, 3–5:30pm)
How much: HK$358 for 1 or HK$688 for 2 on weekdays; HK$368 for 1 or HK$698 for 2 on weekends and public holidays
Bonus: every guest will take home a special-edition pink Conrad teddy bear.
Eaton HK – Astor Chocoland Afternoon Tea Buffet by The Astor
You’ll feel like Willy Wonka when you get stuck into The Astor’s latest chocolate-themed afternoon tea buffet. The chocolate sweets are indeed the highlights – everything from hazelnut milk chocolate cake, blueberry roll cake in white chocolate mousse and passion-fruit chocolate cake to the showstopping chocolate fountain station with its assortment of dippers – but there are also several savoury counters (cold seafood, Japanese, Western and Asian) where you can eat your fill of the likes of fresh prawns and mussels, sushi, tempura, lobster sliders, Korean-style braised lamb, congee and dim sum and then skip dinner.
Where: B1/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan
When: from 30 September 2023 (weekends and public holidays, 3:15–5:15pm)
How much: HK$298 for 1
Harbour Grand Kowloon – Japanese Autumn Afternoon Tea by Corner Café
This extremely wallet-friendly afternoon tea at Harbour Grand Kowloon features an extensive array of confectioneries made with seasonal Japanese fruits and Japanese-inspired savoury bites. There’s grilled eel sushi, minced chicken skewer, braised abalone teriyaki, rose and white peach roll, mango mochi, melon tart and more – enough said!
Where: G/F, Harbour Grand Kowloon, 20 Tak Fung Street, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom
When: 1–30 November 2023 (daily, 3–5pm)
How much: HK$298 for 1
For reservations: book online to get a 10% discount
The Hari – Jackson Box Tea Set by The Lounge x Jackson’s Scone
The Hari, a relative newcomer to the HK luxury hotel scene, has debuted a supremely elevated afternoon tea experience in collaboration with local bakery Jackson’s Scone – the ideal teatime union – with plenty of sweet and savoury contenders. The sweet bites includes scones in both classic flavour and Jackson’s yuzu-flavoured collab with The Hari, blueberry cheesecake, cannoli with pistachio and Amalfi lemon and the hotel’s signature tiramisu. On the savoury side, there’s a generous selection of finger sandwiches, black truffle and ham calzone and Japanese egg-yolk mousse topped with smoked herring caviar to keep diners happy. Free-flow detox water and coffee or tea are part of this elegant deal.
Where: 1/F, The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wanchai
When: ongoing (daily, 3–5pm)
How much: HK$768 for 2; HK$968 for 2 to include free-flow Scagliola Primo Bacio Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2021; HK$1,088 for 2 to include free-flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour – Florals for Fall Afternoon Tea by The Farmhouse x PAUL & JOE (with pool access!)
Take advantage of the balmy HK weather this autumn (when there’s no T8 or black rainstorm, that is) to indulge in afternoon tea preceded by a dip in the gorgeous rooftop infinity pool at Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour. This new collab with PAUL & JOE showcases a delightful assortment of goodies that playfully incorporate the French beauty brand’s distinctive floral and feline motifs. In addition to a range of artfully presented sweets and savouries on the three-tiered stand, the teatime experience is inclusive of live stations offering unlimited, made-to-order serves of cherries jubliee, croffles, crêpe cones and homemade ice cream.
Where: 2/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point
When: 4 September–30 November 2023 (daily, 3:30–5pm, with same-day pool access 12–3pm )
How much: HK$688 for 2 (includes 3-hour pool access for 2 adults + 1 child aged 6 or below)
Bonus: two complimentary PAUL & JOE autumn beauty gift sets (valued at HK$177) come with each tea set for two, along with a PAUL & JOE gift voucher, while supplies last.
Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui – Winter Delights Afternoon Tea by Cafe
The Hyatt Regency TST is easing its way from autumn to winter with a comforting afternoon tea set that includes the likes of foie gras sandwich, mini beef pie, 64% chocolate pot de crème, St-Honoré with Earl Grey cream and honeycomb and chocolate-coated orange madeleine. To complete the cosy teatime experience, we love the additions of almond hot chocolate and warm apple cider.
Where: Lobby, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, 18 Hanoi Road, TST
When: 1 November 2023–31 January 2024 (daily, 3–5pm)
How much: HK$538 for 2
InterContinental Grand Stanford – The Fluttery Garden Afternoon Tea by Lobby Lounge & Café on M’s Tea Terrace x ARTĒ Madrid
This stunning afternoon tea set at InterContinental Grand Stanford sees the hotel joining forces with Spanish jewellery brand ARTĒ Madrid to welcome their new floral-designed VIVIANA collection, inspired by the gardens of the Royal Palace of La Granja in Segovia, Spain. Executive Chef Jean-Marc Gaucher has captured both the elegance of the collection and the beauty of nature in sweet and savoury bites like caviar and smoked salmon blini, duck-liver mousse, butterfly-pea jelly, taro tart and Chocolate Diamond – a sweet treat that pairs single-origin dark chocolate with yuzu. The set includes a signature drink called the Butterfly-tini, which blends gin, blueberry syrup, citrus and butterfly-pea tea into an eye-catching violet-hued concoction.
Where: G/F & M/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, TST East
When: 1 November–31 December 2023 (daily, 3–6pm)
How much: HK$688 for 2 (HK$482 for 2 if booking is made before 12 November)
Bonus: each diner will receive a gift set that includes a special-edition VIVIANA butterfly pendant carved from ARTĒ gemstone (valued at HK$880) as well as a HK$300 coupon for use at designated ARTĒ Madrid shops in Hong Kong.
For reservations: book online
Kerry Hotel – Glamorous Blizzard Indulgence Afternoon Tea by Lobby Lounge x MAC
Kerry Hotel’s latest tea partnership is with MAC Cosmetics as the leading beauty brand launches its limited-time Bizarre Blizzard Bash collection, just in time for the holidays. In November, Executive Chef Michael Clinton and his team place the savoury spotlight on black truffle, with the focus moving to caviar in December. Executive Pastry Chef Jérôme Husson’s artistic, vibrant creations include festive sweets like dark chocolate and walnut cake, quince and mandarin tart and chestnut and pear parfait. The tea set is also served with freshly baked scones in both classic and cinnamon-raisin flavours and a complimentary special coconut-laced bevvy.
Where: 1/F, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay
When: 1 November–31 December 2023 (weekdays, 2:30–5:30pm; weekends and public holidays, 1:30–4pm, 4:15–6pm)
How much: HK$638 for 2 on weekdays; HK$668 for 2 on weekends and public holidays
Bonus: for every dine-in afternoon tea set for two, two MAC Bizarre Blizzard Bash makeup kits (valued at HK$400 each) will be presented, while supplies last.
Kowloon Shangri-La – Floral Moments Afternoon Tea & Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet by Lobby Lounge
The latest co-branded afternoon tea at Kowloon Shangri-La sees the hotel joining hands with Yves Rocher in celebration of the French beauty expert’s anti-ageing products. The weekday afternoon tea experience showcases a selection of inventive savoury bites (think fish maw and crab tartare in yuzu dressing and smoked duck with pickle in matcha pancake) alongside an array of East-meets-West sweets crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Dhilmin Silva and team (we love the sounds of the fusion matchamisu and jasmine tea Paris-Brest). The tea set also comes with an assortment of scones in autumnal flavours (plain and orange, walnut and maple) and a deluxe fruit platter.
If you’re enjoying tea at the weekend, the Yves Rocher collaborative items are complemented by a lavish teatime buffet that includes a selection of sushi, shrimp and mango cocktail served in martini glasses, mini cheeseburgers and a host of desserts kicked up with mango and chocolate.
Where: Lobby, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, TST East
When: weekday afternoon tea – 1 September–31 October 2023 (Monday–Friday, 3–6pm); weekend afternoon tea buffet – 2 September–29 October 2023 (Saturday–Sunday and public holidays, 3–5:30pm). Note that blackout dates apply.
How much: weekday afternoon tea – HK$368 for 1 or HK$688 for 2; weekend afternoon tea buffet – HK$368/adult and HK$184/child
Bonus: every weekday and weekend afternoon tea guest will be gifted with an Yves Rocher anti-ageing trial gift set (valued at HK$569), while supplies last.
The Langham – A Classic British Afternoon Tea by Palm Court
The elegant Palm Court tearoom is the perfect choice for this classic British afternoon tea, which has been served at The Langham’s London property since 1865. Pastry Chef Tin Lai even travelled to the London sister hotel to learn the secrets of this historic British custom. Chef Lai presents teatime classics including finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and homemade jams (rose petal and sour cherry) and plenty of traditional British sweet treats such as strawberry trifle with custard cream, Victoria sponge cake with Earl Grey cream and chocolate biscuit cake.
Where: Lobby, The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, TST
When: 1–31 October 2023 (weekdays, 3–5:30pm; weekends and public holidays, 2:15–4:15pm, 4:30–6:30pm)
How much: HK$398 for 1 or HK$698 for 2; HK$898 for 2 to include free-flow Saicho sparkling tea OR 2 glasses Taittinger champagne
Le Méridien – Enchanting Garden British Afternoon Tea by Southside Bistro
It’s seems that classic British afternoon tea service is a trend this autumn around town! Le Méridien’s bistro is offering a total of nine delectable traditional British sweets and savouries in this set crafted by fellow countryman Executive Chef Tony Higginbotham. From coronation chicken roll and Scottish smoked salmon and cucumber finger sandwich to Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee cake and rhubarb and custard scones, this is a delicious teatime tribute to dear old Blighty.
Where: 4/F, Le Méridien Hong Kong, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport
When: 2 October–30 November 2023 (daily, 3–5pm)
How much: HK$530 for 2
The Luxe Manor – White Tea Moments Afternoon Tea by FINDS x Elizabeth Arden
To celebrate the launch of the new White Tea Skin Solutions and White Tea Eau Fraiche fragrance by Elizabeth Arden, the culinary team at Nordic eatery FINDS have incorporated ingredients from the White Tea series – white tea, tonka bean, rose, pear, citrus and more – into their latest afternoon tea set bites whilst also integrating the American skincare brand’s iconic red and white colours. The highlight of the tea set is the French pear crumble cone with dehydrated lemon and yuzu pearls, with top notes of Italian mandarin Orpur®, Italian blood orange Orpur®, bergamot and pear from the White Tea eau-de-toilette spray, and royal rose mousse with white tea cream, which is inspired by the White Tea eau de parfum with its base note of Mate Absolute.
Where: 1/F, The Luxe Manor, 38 Kimberley Road, TST
When: 16 October 2023–29 February 2024 (daily, 3–5:30pm)
How much: HK$338 for 1 or HK$588 for 2 on weekdays; HK$368 for 1 or HK$638 for 2 on weekends and public holidays; +HK$68 for Mandarin Blossom mocktail; +HK$98 for Wild Rose cocktail
Bonus: guests who enjoy this afternoon tea for two will receive a complimentary White Tea fragrance trial set and a redemption card for a White Tea Skin Solutions trial kit (valued at HK$783) at designated Elizabeth Arden counters.
Mandarin Oriental – 60th-Anniversary Afternoon Tea by Clipper Lounge
The Mandarin Oriental’s year-long celebrations in honour of its 60th year in the luxury hotel biz are coming to a close, but there’s still this spectacular afternoon tea set at Clipper Lounge to look forward to. The classic accoutrements are all in place, from the roast prime rib and coronation chicken finger sandwiches to the elegantly retro 1963 Mandarin cheesecake, Black Forest cake, lemon meringue tart and vanilla cream horn. Let’s raise a pinky to this one!
Where: M/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central
When: from 4 October 2023 (weekdays, 2:30–5:30pm; Saturdays and public holidays, 2–3:45pm, 4–5:30pm; Sundays, 3:30–5:30pm)
How much: HK$428 for 1 or HK$848 for 2; +HK$220 for a glass of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2015
Marco Polo Hotels – TEAlicious Bliss Afternoon Tea by Cucina, Lobby Lounge, SAVVY & Three on Canton x TEA CHÂTEAU
There are four spots to indulge in this afternoon tea partnership celebrating the diverse array of aromatic teas by TEA CHÂTEAU – Cucina and Lobby Lounge at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, SAVVY at Prince Hotel and Three on Canton at Gateway Hotel. Each venue has curated its own unique set of tea-infused sweets and savouries complemented by a specific TEA CHÂTEAU blend.
Where: click on the above links for the locations, afternoon tea hours and booking details
How much: HK$284 for 1 or HK$568 for 2
Bonus: each set comes with three selected tea capsules to be redeemed at a TEA CHÂTEAU shop and a HK$20 cash voucher.
The Mira – Autumnfest Afternoon Tea by COCO
The Mira is extending the Oktoberfest festivities with a fab three-tiered afternoon tea set showcasing a total of 10 authentic German savouries, pastries and desserts (five savoury items and five sweets). These refined Bavarian finger foods include Black Forest trifle, apple strudel with vanilla cream, Baumkuchen (a spit cake with characteristic concentric rings resembling a tree log), salmon gravlax on pumpernickel, potato cake with pork knuckle and red cabbage and Laugen pretzel roll with currywurst and sauerkraut.
Where: G/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118–130 Nathan Road, TST
When: 23 October–30 November 2023 (daily, 3–6pm)
How much: HK$268 for 1 or HK$568 for 2
The Murray – Enchanting Bloom Afternoon Tea by Popinjays x ALBION
The Murray’s snazzy rooftop restaurant Popinjays has joined forces with ALBION to ring in the launch of the Japanese skincare brand’s cell-repairing serum eclafutur-t, which is uniquely infused with the extract of Yumesaika, a newly discovered variety of peony. Executive Pastry Chef Frank Law has incorporated fruity and floral elements into his array of sweet treats, most notably in the mirror-glazed pink guava mousse sablé adorned with ALBION’s Yumesaika floral pattern. The savouries by Chef de Cuisine Paolo Tolleretti – from the Peking duck bao, to the smoked salmon tartare with cauliflower crème brûlée, to the foie gras terrine with pistachio and cherry jam – are about as sophisticated as it gets when it comes to afternoon tea.
Where: 26/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central
When: 6 October–30 November 2023 (daily, 3:30–5:30pm)
How much: HK$796 for 2; +HK$158/person to include 2 oysters, caviar with blini and 1 glass R de Ruinart Brut NV champagne
Bonus: each diner who enjoys this afternoon tea will receive an ALBION gift set that consists of 10ml eclafutur-t and a complimentary Japanese hand treatment at any ALBION counter (valued at HK$900), plus an INFINESSE SkiCon trial kit with any purchase (valued at HK$170), while supplies last.
The Park Lane – MALIN+GOETZ Afternoon Tea by Ebb & Flow
This collaborative tea at The Park Lane is inspired by US urban lifestyle brand MALIN+GOETZ’s latest Strawberry fragrance collection, with the sweet sections of the teatime experience including creative strawberry-flavoured treats like strawberry and bergamot chocolate cup, strawberry and pink peppercorn napoleon and strawberry scones. Instead of tea or coffee, diners can opt for a pretty strawberry smoothie.
Where: Lobby, The Park Lane Hong Kong, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
When: 1–31 October 2023 (weekends and public holidays, 3–5pm)
How much: HK$258 for 1 or HK$458 for 2
Bonus: each guest who enjoys this tea will receive a Strawberry eau de parfum sample vial, sample trial kit and vouchers, while supplies last.
The Peninsula – All Things British Afternoon Tea on the Harbour
This past spring and summer, The Peninsula’s exclusive collaboration with the Star Ferry allowed guests to enjoy the five-star hotel’s signature Afternoon Tea on the Harbour for the first time. Owing to the overwhelming popularity of the experience, The Peninsula – which is marking its incredible 95th anniversary this year – is bringing back its on-the-water dining journeys, expanded to encompass all-new afternoon tea experiences. This autumn, in honour of the latest addition to The Peninsula Hotels portfolio – The Peninsula London – guests can relish in this British-inspired afternoon tea set that pays homage to the afternoon ritual’s country of origin with a menu where finger sarnies, warm teacakes and scones with clotted cream and jam are the stars. There’s live music to boot.
Where: Star Ferry Pier, TST
When: weekends from 16 September–26 November 2023 (2 sessions – 1–2:45pm and 4–5:45pm)
How much: HK$750 for 1 (2- and 4-person tables only)
For reservations: book online
The Ritz-Carlton – Hwanyu Afternoon Tea by Café 103 x The history of Whoo
Premium Korean skincare brand The history of Whoo is the focus of this refined afternoon tea experience at The Ritz-Carlton’s sky-high Café 103. In particular, the tea set celebrates the brand’s newly unveiled fourth-generation Hwanyu series, which has been designed to fully activate the healing properties of 30-year-old ginseng. The culinary team have carefully crafted a series of Korean-inspired teatime treats with purple hues and touches of gold to match the brand’s identity. For savoury bites, the grilled chicken breast with honey and wolfberry cream cheese and ginseng gelée mini bun is inspired by traditional Korean ginseng chicken soup, while on the sweet side, the wolfberry cheesecake is luxuriously decorated with a chocolate plate made of The history of Whoo’s logo.
Where: 103/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
When: 1 September–30 November 2023 (daily, 3:15–5:15pm)
How much: HK$488 for 1 or HK$788 for 2 on weekdays; HK$518 for 1 or HK$838 for 2 on weekends and public holidays
Bonus: guests who enjoy this tea for two will receive a Hwanyu Imperial Youth skincare gift set and a voucher to purchase products at The history of Whoo’s retail stores in Hong Kong, while supplies last.
The Royal Garden – Hydro Refresh Afternoon Tea by J’s Bar Bistro x LANEIGE
This partnership with LANEIGE at J’s Bar Bistro is inspired by the Korean beauty brand’s Water Bank collection, with the sweets – like panna cotta with butterfly-pea flower jelly, yuzu mousse cake and flower raindrop cake – taking on pretty shades of bright blue to mimic the Water Bank packaging. On the savoury side, the creative eats include prawn and tomato bruschetta with guacamole, smoked salmon parcel with pear and celeriac salad and mini Wagyu burger with kimchi slaw. Also included are The Royal Garden’s signature butterfly cookies (this time laced with blue-coloured chocolate), homemade scones and a refreshing mocktail dubbed Blue Blossom.
Where: 2/F, The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Road, TST East
When: from 12 September 2023 (Tuesday–Sunday and public holidays, 3–5:30pm)
How much: HK$628 for 2
Bonus: a complimentary LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic gift set (valued at HK$465) is included with every purchase of the tea set, featuring a selection of travel-sized Water Bank skincare products and cash vouchers from LANEIGE, while supplies last.
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers – The Glamorous Antioxidant Afternoon Tea by Sky Lounge x SkinCeuticals
Good-for-the-skin ingredients, including green apple, lemon, grapefruit, avocado and fig, have been incorporated into this antioxidant-rich tea set at Sky Lounge, a partnership with US medical aesthetic skincare brand SkinCeuticals. Fruity sweet bites such as lemon-mint meringue, apple-pie choux and Earl Grey panna cotta are paired with savouries including apple-feta sandwich, avocado panini with Gruyère and crostini with Parma ham and fig for a moreish teatime experience.
Where: 18/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, TST
When: 1 September–30 November 2023 (daily, 2:30–6pm)
How much: HK$338 for 1 or HK$676 for 2; +HK$30/mocktail; +HK$100/glass of premium champagne
Bonus: each diner will receive a SkinCeuticals gift set (valued at HK$562) comprised of skincare trial products, multi-functional accessory tray and invitation card for a complimentary professional skin consultation at a SkinCeuticals shop. Upon completion of the consultation, guests will then receive a corrective serum and face cream trial kit. Guests will also receive a complimentary 15ml H.A. Intensifier upon purchase of at least HK$1,500 of regular-priced products at a SkinCeuticals store.
The St. Regis – Afternoon Tea-licious Experience by The Drawing Room x Vogue Hong Kong
The Drawing Room is adding to The St. Regis’ limited-time fashion experiences this autumn (which kicked off in October with an event hosted by Hollywood hottie Henry Golding) with an afternoon tea set for fashionistas created in tandem with Vogue Hong Kong. It showcases teas from around the world as well as fashion- and beauty-inspired treats like the Handbag – a handbag-shaped chocolate sablé with Oriental Beauty oolong tea ganache.
Where: 2/F, The St. Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wanchai
When: 17 October–30 November 2023 (daily, 2:30–5:30pm)
How much: HK$478/person
The St. Regis – Chocolate Journey Afternoon Tea by The Drawing Room x Chocolaterie de L’Opéra
If you’re a chocolate lover, The Drawing Room has another tempting afternoon tea experience available this autumn that’s sure to tickle your fancy. A collaboration with artisan French chocolate maker Chocolaterie de L’Opéra, which specialises in the creation of couverture chocolates made from rare cocoa beans, the set presents 12 handcrafted chocolate-accented morsels, from the savoury lobster toast with warm, flowery and spicy Carupano 70% dark chocolate from Venezuela to the sweet Tannea Lait 43% Banana Passion – chocolate mousse, banana-passion gel and Madagascar’s only pure-origin milk chocolate, which has notes of dried fruits with a slightly acidic milkiness.
Where: 2/F, The St. Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wanchai
When: 17 October–30 November 2023 (daily, 2:30–5:30pm)
How much: HK$478/person
The Upper House – Salisterra x Cookie DPT Afternoon Tea
A long-time friend of The Upper House, this afternoon tea at Salisterra is a collab with everyone’s favourite home-grown cookie brand – Cookie DPT – which has also set up a deli pop-up on the sixth floor of the hotel. This tiered tea set is inspired by classic breakfast dishes. Savoury brekkie bites include chicken avocado toast and cream cheese and lox on an “everything” bagel, while bite-sized sweet treats include buttermilk pancakes and salted caramel French toast. Cookie DPT’s cereal-milk latte is the drink of choice.
Where: 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
When: 10 November 2023–1 January 2024 (daily, 3–5pm)
How much: HK$680 for 2 Monday–Thursday; HK$718 for 2 Friday–Sunday and public holidays