Let’s all raise a pinky to these spectacular afternoon tea experiences in Hong Kong this holiday season
If you need an excuse to indulge in a spot of afternoon tea this holiday season (we don’t!), look no further than Foodie’s top list of venues pulling out all the stops come teatime. We recommend starting now and ticking off each one as you go. It’s never too early when it comes to festive feasting!
Christmas afternoon teas in Hong Kong 2023
Hotel ICON’s GREEN x GODIVA Chocolate Afternoon Tea
This special edition of GREEN’s popular afternoon tea collab with GODIVA is dubbed “The World of Astrology”, with the highlight being the array of sweet treats, from chocolate-dipped strawberries to Black Forest chocolate puffs, showcased in the dazzling two-tiered crystal ball. The three-course tea set curated by Executive Chef Danny Ho also includes a trio of starters, a cup of lobster cappuccino and a choice of main course (shout-out to the roasted French quail with GODIVA white chocolate and herb sauce). Alongside each dish, a small piece of chocolate is presented, allowing diners to tailor the amount to their tastes. A GODIVA Hot Chocolate Reindeer and bottomless GODIVA soft serve complete this utterly decadent tea set. What an incredible bang for your buck!
Available daily from 3–6PM until Jan. 31, 2024, priced at HKD698 for 2 on weekdays and HKD768 for 2 on weekends and public holidays (to include 2 complimentary glasses of champagne)
The Park Lane’s Valrhona Chocolate Christmas Tea
The Park Lane’s lobby lounge Ebb & Flow is also getting in on the chocolate action this Christmas season with its partnership with leading chocolate maker Valrhona. Opalys 33% madeleine, Inspiration raspberry and chocolate cream choux, Satilia Lactée 35% chocolate tart, and Guanaja 70% chocolate mousse with mango are some of the choccy headliners, whilst truffled egg salad with caviar sandwich and smoked salmon mousse with salmon roe and sour cream pinwheel delight on the savoury side.
Available daily from 3–5:30PM until Dec. 31, priced at HKD458 for 2
Hyatt Centric’s Festive Afternoon Tea
The Farmhouse is always a winner when it comes to a lavish yet laid-back afternoon tea spread, and this holiday season, Hyatt Centric’s rooftop buffet eatery has outdone itself. In addition to the varied selection of Santa-approved sweets and savouries featured in the three-tiered set (think foie gras mousse tartlet with gingerbread crumble, Brie and truffle croissant, and chestnut Mont Blanc), diners can head to live stations offering made-to-order (and unlimited) mulled-wine-roasted cherries, cinnamon-banana crêpes, and scoops of homemade ice cream in festive flavours like gingerbread cookie and sticky toffee pudding.
Available from 3–5PM on Dec. 9–10, 16–17, 23, and 26 and Jan. 1, 2024, priced at HKD688 for 2
Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon’s Christmas Afternoon Tea
Multi-Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon’s tea salon presents an indulgently festive tea set, with seating options including tables overlooking LANDMARK’s fabulous annual Christmas display. Highlights include a caviar box with crabmeat, foie gras terrine with raspberry, mint marshmallow on dark chocolate, and orange-cinnamon scones. As a takeaway bonus, each set comes with a wooden “Mount Santa Paws” tree ornament as a lovely memento.
Available daily from 3–5PM until Jan. 1, 2024, priced at HKD888 for 2
The Ritz-Carlton’s Montblanc Wishing Tree Afternoon Tea
This enchanting afternoon tea experience at The Ritz-Carlton begins in the hotel’s “White Winter Wonderland” lobby, where the resplendent Montblanc Wishing Tree takes pride of place. Here, diners can inscribe their heartfelt Christmas wishes on postcards, to be hung on the tree. Then it’s time to be whisked away to either Café 103 or The Lounge & Bar – both offering breathtaking harbour views – to experience this special afternoon tea collaboration with Montblanc. The stand itself has been stylishly designed to resemble a miniature version of the Wishing Tree, holding a range of delectable German-inspired morsels crafted by Chef de Cuisine Jacky Lo and team.
Available from 3:15–5:15PM on Dec. 24–26 and 31 and Jan. 1, 2024, priced at HKD888 for 2
Regent’s Christmas Afternoon Tea
Over Christmas weekend, the lounge-with-a-view at the newest luxury hotel on the block, the Regent, presents a slap-up afternoon tea by Executive Pastry Chef Andy Yeung and Head Chef Rajiv Chowdhoory that is inclusive of two glasses of Sei Bellissimi Bellini in all its peach-tinged glory. On the food front, elegant savouries – such as a foie gras “tree” with ginger-flavoured milk curd and an assortment of creative finger sandwiches – compete with exquisite sweets that include Chestnut (chestnut cream, tangerine compote, meringue) and Raspberry (tonka-bean mousse, raspberry confit, raspberry crisp).
Available from 12–6PM on Dec. 23–25, priced at HKD1,288 for 2
W’s Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea
At WOOBAR, the festive teatime offering takes diners on a glam journey through the forest. Premium W caviar, tomato-chocolate quiche, and beef-pastrami profiterole with avocado get things off to a stylishly savoury start, followed by stunning sweets like mushroom-shaped chestnut Mont Blanc, cranberry trifle, and Caraïbe 66% Valrhona chocolate-yuzu cake. We love the inclusion of cranberry-cinnamon scones and two jolly cocktails to increase the festive feels.
Available from 3–6PM (2:30–5PM on Dec. 31) until Jan. 31, 2024 (exclusive of Dec. 23–25), priced at HKD655 for 2
Four Seasons’ Festive Takeaway Afternoon Tea
The Four Seasons’ annual dine-in Christmas afternoon teas at Gallery and The Lounge are always a magical treat, but this time, we’d like to highlight the hotel’s festive to-go afternoon tea set, which includes holiday-themed sweet and savoury bites crafted expertly by Executive Pastry Chef Ringo Chan. The takeaway set can be picked up at the Cake Shop at lobby level – perfect for an at-home tea session with the fam.
Available for pick-up daily from 11AM–8PM until Dec. 31, priced at HKD778 for 2