Scones and jam, macarons and crab croissants please.
1. Laduree at The Langham, TST
The savoury selection (which is delightfully unlimited) includes smoked duck breast with mango chilli jam, parma ham & tuna roulade with basil pineapple salsa and smoked trout with horseradish on pistachio bread. For the sweets, you will receive the specially designed Ladurée macarons, the marie-antoinette as well as one designed in a nod to the hotel’s signature scent, with ginger flower. There are also the blueberry mousse with ladurée crystallised violets and chocolate biscuit and a Grand Marnier floating island to name but a few.
3 to 5pm on weekdays and 2.15pm to 4.15pm or 4:30pm to 6:30pm on weekends until the end of 2015
$538 for two or $298 for one
The Palm Court lobby lounge of The Langham, 8 Peking Road, TST, Kowloon
Tel. 2375 1133
2. diptyque at The Upper House
The savoury items include a cedar wood smoked salmon quiche, toast skagen of Icelandic shrimp on toasted brioche and Peking duck cone, to a plentiful variety of sweets including the jasmine and mango coupe, orange blossom-Mandarin cheese cake, red velvet roll with rose and raspberries, basil and lime macarons, and chocolate-balsamic crème aux.
Available until October 31st from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$530 for two or $290 for one
The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Tel. 3968 1106
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is collaborating with GODIVA to create an enchanting culinary experience for chocolate and dessert lovers. A matcha sablé is made into a dessert with matcha sponge, matcha cremeux and yuzu gel, sandwiched with a light GODIVA white chocolate in between. The almond speculoos sablé is used in a European-inspired treat as the crispy base, topped with a moist almond sponge, garnished with creamy cheesecake and fleur de sel caramel. The set also includes a three-coloured chocolate verrine (small glass) and chocolate chip scones, served with a delicious GODIVA Hazelnut hot milk chocolate.
Available October 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$388 per person until December 1; $458 per person from December 1 to January 1, 2016
103/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel. 2263 2270
Expect a traditional onion and potato tortilla, mini Isono burger with BBQ sauce, salted cod croquette and a vegetable pinzimonio (we had to Google it too; apparently pinzimonio is the posh way of saying Italian style crudites…or vegetable sticks for the peasants) in the savoury arena, and for sweeter treats a marsala tiramisu, chocolate tart with butter orange jam and and coffee and tea to wash it all down.
Available 3pm to 5pm everyday
$288 for two people
Shop H601-H608, 6 /F, Hollywood, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street
Tel. 2156 0688
5. Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver has released an afternoon tea, which we interpret to mean put a bunch of foodstuffs you may desire to eat between 2 and 5 pm on a plank. The dessert plank consists of a combination of four different dessert sweets: strawberries & cream with strawberries soaked in elderflower and served with frozen yoghurt; a Tuscan Eat & Mess which is a meringue topped with whipped cream and mixed berry compote; Jamie’s Italian tiramisù, a coffee-flavoured trifle with silky mascarpone and orange zest and finally Jamie’s signature dessert, the epic brownie, served with salted caramel ice-cream and amaretti popcorn.
Available every day from 3pm to 6pm at the Causeway Bay outlet
$158 per person with the option of ordering a glass of Prosecco for an additional $48
2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
Tel. 3968 2222
Michelin-recommended AMMO collaborates with Japanese makeup artist brand shu uemura to create an afternoon tea set which features nine skin nourishing nibbles. The ultime8 afternoon tea includes iberico pork belly with red cabbage and lemongrass, anti-oxidizing foie gras terrine with fig jam, omega-3 rich salmon confit with dill and chilli caviar, a baby spinach sandwich and a ginger creme brulee.
Available 1st September to 11th October, 3pm to 5pm Monday to Sunday
$308 for two
Lower Level, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Tel. 2537 9888
NEOM, a London-based brand that is devoted to creating 100% natural products, and Jouer Atelier, have come together to create an afternoon tea set with inspiration from the floral fragrances of NEOM’s collection. The tea set includes a selection of Jouer’s favourites; smoked salmon mini bagels with dill cream cheese and roast beef mini croissant with yuzu aioli, alongside a selection of sweets such as a lavender panna cotta shooter and chrysanthemum scones with tea jelly and mascarpone cream. Additionally, you’ll get a chance to try a range of signature macarons inspired by NEOM’s wellness fragrance collection.
On now until November 21st 2015
$380 for two people and includes a complimentary NEOM Essential kit (valued at $280)
1 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai
Tel. 2528 6577