Hong Kong Afternoon Teas: September & October 2022 Edition. Foodie’s round-up of the latest and greatest afternoon teas around town

Hong Kong Afternoon Teas: September & October 2022 Edition

Foodie’s round-up of the latest and greatest afternoon teas around town

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 14 Sep '22

Header photo: SEVVA’s My Favourite Things Afternoon Tea

Hong Kong's love for afternoon tea is a proven fact, and our city’s teatime creativity is definitely one of the most elevated in the world. To up their game, many restaurants and hotels here have collaborated with lifestyle or food brands for crossovers and limited-time offerings.

Without further ado, here are our picks for the most noteworthy afternoon tea promotions around town...

Cordis, Hong Kong (Autumn Blossom Afternoon Tea by Alibi x Melvita)

Partnering with organic French beauty brand Melvita, Cordis, Hong Kong has created an enticing afternoon tea set at Alibi that places the spotlight on sweets inspired by Melvita’s use of wild rose extract. These include rose strawberry sablé and rose lychee raspberry almond cake. To complement, the range of creative savouries offers the likes of sake-steamed abalone tartare with shiso and hibiscus and rose and beetroot savoury macaron with yuzu gel. Two glasses of the rose-inspired mocktail Enchanting Rose, a refreshing-sounding mix of rose syrup, honey, yuzu and soda, are also part of the deal.

Promotional period: 1–31 October 2022

Price: HK$598 for 2

Bonus: each guest will receive a complimentary Melvita gift set (valued at HK$212) and a redemption card for HK$50 off upon purchases at Melvita shops or online.

Location: 5/F, Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, 3552 3232

Reservations: WhatsApp 9717 4727 or book online

Cova Ristorante & Caffe

Popular upscale Italian pastry shop and restaurant Cova has refreshed its afternoon tea set, served in an elegant box that resembles a treasure chest, to include the likes of brand-new bites such as A3 Wagyu toasted sandwich, Caesar salad with shrimp and foie gras mousse in mini waffle cone on the savoury side and, for the sweet-toothed, tiramisu cups, mini fruit tarts and profiteroles.

Promotional period: ongoing

Price: $528 for 2

Location: click here for locations around town (with contact details)

District 8 x Aromatherapy Associates Afternoon Tea

In Tseung Kwan O, District 8’s relaxing harbour views are the perfect match for this seasonal afternoon tea set in partnership with London-based brand Aromatherapy Associates. The European comfort-food-inspired bites range from savouries such as toasties filled with caramelised onion, aged Parmesan and truffle and smoked salmon tarts topped with salmon roe, guacamole and cucumber to sweets including fresh raspberry and pistachio macarons and chocolate profiteroles made with 72% chocolate and hazelnut cream. A duo of freshly baked scones and mini croissants also features.

Promotional period: 22 September–19 November 2022 (Thursday–Saturday only)

Price: $480 for 2 on Thursday–Friday; HK$520 for 2 on Saturday

Bonus: for further relaxation at home, every two guests will receive a bespoke Aromatherapy Associates gift set of bath and shower oils (valued at HK$280) to take away, while supplies last.

Location: Shop 10, G/F, Greenwich Village, Alto Residences, 29 Tong Yin Street, TKO, 3500 5860

Reservations: book online

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (Autumn Afternoon Tea by Tiffin)

Tiffin’s beloved afternoon tea set has been given a makeover for fall, placing the spotlight on autumnal ingredients such as dark chocolate, pear and almond. As always at Tiffin, the afternoon tea experience comes complete with live stations at the dessert counter (we’re fans of the waffles and crêpes Suzette) and unlimited homemade ice cream up for grabs at the adjacent ice-cream counter. Special seasonal flavours include sweetcorn, fior di latte, green tea red bean and raspberry fig sorbet.

Promotional period: 26 September–26 November 2022

Price: HK$368 for 1 on weekdays; HK$398 for 1 on weekends and public holidays

Location: M/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, 2584 7722

Reservations: book online

Hotel ICON (Golden Bee Afternoon Tea by GREEN x GUERLAIN)

The buzz in this offering is definitely the delightful honey-inspired bites. The Golden Bee Afternoon Tea by GREEN at Hotel ICON comes with so many delicious treats, from savoury creations such as crab salad and caviar with cracker, slow-braised Ibérico pork belly with quail egg and seared Hokkaido scallop with truffle scrambled egg and salmon roe to sweet palate pleasers like the “golden bee” macaron, a mascarpone cream with raspberry rose marmalade tart crowned with flower chocolate and gold leaf and honey mango with yoghurt panna cotta, just to name a few.

Promotional period: 29 August–31 October 2022; 1-day advance booking required

Price: HK$418 for 1 or HK$728 for 2 on weekdays; HK$448 for 1 or HK$758 for 2 on weekends and public holidays

Bonus: every afternoon tea guest will receive a complimentary GUERLAIN Abeille Royale gift set (valued at HK$720) and Abeille Royale express hand massage service voucher.

Location: Lobby, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, TST East, 3400 1000

Reservations: book online

Hotel ICON (All About Durian Southeast Asian Afternoon Tea by The Market)

If you’re a durian fan, take note. Get your fill of this pungent Southeast Asian fruit by partaking in The Market’s afternoon tea set that includes the likes of double-boiled coconut durian soup, durian pandan glutinous rice and unlimited serves of ice cream made with D197 Musang King and D24 durian. These durian delights are complemented by SE Asian savouries such as Thai fish cake with crabmeat and salmon roe, charcoal-grilled Malaysian otak-otak and fried soft-shell prawn with oatmeal.

Promotional period: ongoing

Price: HK$408 for 1 or HK$788 for 2; in honour of Hotel ICON’s 11th anniversary this year, you can save 15% when booking a weekday afternoon tea session from 21 September–28 October 2022

Location: 2/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, TST East, 3400 1388

Reservations: book online

House of Orient (Classic Flavours and Touch of Surprise tea sets)

For afternoon tea with a local twist, House of Orient offers two experiences featuring traditional Cantonese bites matched with premium teas. The Classic Flavours set showcases beloved nostalgic sweets – white peony pastry filled with lotus-seed paste, red bean pudding, walnut pastry – alongside the eatery’s more modern sweet creations. On the savoury end of the spectrum, the Touch of Surprise tea set celebrates dim sum with a variety of classic steamed, fried and baked dim sum, buns and sweet bites. Highlights include House of Orient’s signature deep-fried stuffed crab shell with Chinese chive, seafood pie in Portuguese sauce and shredded turnip puff. The stunning antique tableware is also of note.

Promotional period: ongoing

Price: Classic Flavours set – HK$168 for 1; Touch of Surprise set – HK$238 for 1 or HK$428 for 2

Location: 2/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2123 9263

Reservations: book online

HUE x Aromatherapy Associates Afternoon Tea

Modern Australian restaurant HUE is making the most of its soothing harbour views to team up with London-based brand Aromatherapy Associates for the launch of this limited-time afternoon tea set focused on destressing through modern Aussie cuisine culture. Sweets and savouries take the form of crispy bacon croquette with yuzu mayo, crab beignet with bell pepper, pickled cucumber, tomato and fresh wasabi, dark chocolate profiterole with orange gel, lamington truffle with single-origin chocolate ganache and shredded coconut, mini rice pudding garnished with soft curd made with mixed cherries and berries and lots more.

Promotional period: 24 September–20 November 2022 (weekends and public holidays only)

Price: HK$680 for 2; +HK$55/mocktail or +HK$90/cocktail

Bonus: for further relaxation at home, every two guests will receive a bespoke Aromatherapy Associates gift set of bath and shower oils (valued at HK$400) to take away, while supplies last.

Location: 1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, TST, 3500 5888

Reservations: book online

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong (The Lounge x Chantecaille)

At JW Marriott, The Lounge is collaborating with French botanical skincare brand Chantecaille in honour of the company’s latest philanthropic cosmetics collection that supports the conservation of black jaguars
cougars. The afternoon tea sweets are themed with these incredible big cats in mind. For example, there are adorable black sesame madeleines shaped like cat’s paws and grapefruit fromage blanc cake decorated with jaguars and cougars. On the savoury side, seasonal seafood is the star, with morsels that include lobster salad with mango dressing, tiger prawn spring roll and seared scallop with lemon and cherry gel.

Promotional period: 3 October–30 November 2022

Price: HK$318 for 1 or HK$598 for 2 on weekdays; HK$358 for 1 or HK$648 for 2 on weekends and public holidays; +HK$120/glass of Moët & Chandon

Bonus: each guest can take home a Chantecaille gift set (valued at HK$705) featuring the brand’s bestsellers, plus a HK$100 gift voucher for use at Chantecaille shops and a treatment experience offer.

Location: Lobby, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2810 8366

Reservations: book online

Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong (Fall for Hokkaido Afternoon Tea by Lobby Lounge x HABA)

This autumn, Kerry Hotel is joining forces with Japanese company HABA to present an afternoon tea set that’s a tribute to Hokkaido, the birthplace of the additive-free skincare brand. Executive Chef Michael Clinton and Executive Pastry Chef Jérôme Husson have curated a selection of luscious bites made with premium seasonal ingredients from Hokkaido and throughout Japan. Highlights include Hokkaido scallop with yuzu ceviche and caviar, chicken chawanmushi with matsutake mushroom and black truffle, mini Hokkaido pork belly don, matcha and fig tart, chestnut and blueberry Mont Blanc and a cake flavoured innovatively with chocolate and sobacha (buckwheat tea).

Promotional period: 1 September–31 October 2022

Price: HK$638 for 2 on weekdays; HK$668 for 2 on weekends and public holidays; +HK$188/2 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Brut NV or 2 Lavender Fresh special drinks

Bonus: every afternoon tea set for two comes with two redemption cards and letters for a complimentary
HABA gift set and treatment (valued at an incredible HK$2,285), while supplies last.

Location: 1/F, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, 2252 5237

Reservations: book online

Kowloon Shangri-La (Silky Lustrous Afternoon Tea by Lobby Lounge x PAUL & JOE BEAUTE)

Over at Kowloon Shangri-La, the crossover is with make-up brand PAUL & JOE BEAUTE, a hybrid of French and Japanese beauty philosophies. Presented in a pretty floral birdcage, the set includes eight savouries and sweets, homemade orange and raisin scones and a seasonal fruit platter. The desserts are perfectly glazed to replicate the smooth and lustrous finishing of PAUL & JOE BEAUTE’s cream foundation, from the orange blossom citrus sphere to the elderflower and strawberry cake.

Promotional period: 1 September–31 October 2022

Price: HK$658 for 2

Bonus: for every afternoon tea set for two, two PAUL & JOE BEAUTE gift sets (valued at HK$430) will be gifted; these sets are packed with a 10ml moisturising foundation primer, a 5g cream foundation and a “bounce back” card for redemption of a lipstick and exclusive shopping privileges at the brand’s K11 Art Mall or Langham Place shops.

Location: Lobby, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, TST East, 2733 8740

Reservations: book online

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong (Renewing Afternoon Tea by Clipper Lounge x Sulwhasoo)

Mandarin Oriental Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Texter has created a beauty-inspired afternoon tea set at Clipper Lounge featuring a delectable array of sweet and savoury treats. Limited to 30 sets per day, confectionery highlights include a pear entremet mousse cake that resembles the bottle of Sulwhasoo’s First Care Activating Serum and sweets such as a white chocolate tart with macadamia, ginseng honey and yuzu, black sesame and vanilla shortbread, green tea and red bean mochi and chestnut madeleines with Dulcey chocolate.

Promotional period: 1–30 September 2022

Price: HK$888 for 2 (includes 2 glasses of Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial champagne)

Bonus: guests who order this afternoon tea set will receive a complimentary ginseng anti-ageing skincare three-item kit (valued at HK$350) and two shopping vouchers (HK$100 each) to be redeemed upon any purchase of a gift set at the Sulwhasoo online store or selected boutiques and counters.

Location: M/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 2825 4919

Reservations: book online

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel (Multi-Scent-Sory Afternoon Tea by Cucina x CANVAS)

This “scent-sory” experience at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel’s Cucina offers bites infused with and inspired by essential oils that are signature to the organic Australian CANVAS brand. Chef de Cuisine Andrea Delzanno has created a range of special afternoon tea delicacies such as Hokkaido scallop with apple, crabmeat and caviar that’s lightly sprayed with edible organic bergamot oil and sweets such as lavender panna cotta, madeleine with chamomile, lime basil strawberry mousse with rose foam and rose cheesecake.

Promotional period: 7 September–8 November 2022

Price: HK$548 for 2

Bonus: each set also includes a voucher for a complimentary Rose Otto pampering set (valued at HK$330) and shopping privileges from CANVAS.

Location: 6/F, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2113 0808

Reservations: book online

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel (Canton Afternoon Tea by Lobby Lounge)

Back by popular demand is Marco Polo’s Canton Afternoon Tea, which sounds like it would make for the perfect post-shopping pick-me-up. From savouries of mozzarella with tomato and pesto sandwich and salmon roe toasted brioche to sweets of NY cheesecake with blueberry and strawberry and pistachio panna cotta, this set includes a whopping 11 bite-sized goodies.

Promotional period: from 20 September 2022

Price: HK$448 for 1 or $568 for 2

Location: Lobby, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2113 3919

Reservations: lobbylounge@marcopolohotels.com

SAVVY (Chocolley Afternoon Tea)

In addition to 11 types of sweets and savouries on a three-tiered stand – think foie gras mousse with feta, crispy prawn with potato floss, vanilla eclair with raspberry, hazelnut crispy chocolate bar and so much more – the star of SAVVY’s new afternoon tea set is the “Chocolley”, a trolley presented tableside. Laden with six types of homemade chocolate, from an innovative Indian spice and masala chocolate to the eye-catching Gummy Bear in Blue, guests can try a tasting of each choc-tastic creation.

Promotional period: from 15 September 2022

Price: HK$478 for 2 on weekdays; HK$498 for 2 on weekends and public holidays; +HK$98/glass of champagne

Location: Shop GW 3209A, 3/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3–37 Canton Road, TST, 2113 6188

Reservations: WhatsApp 2113 6188 or book online

SEVVA (My Favourite Things Afternoon Tea)

True to its form of vibrant colours and whimsy, SEVVA’s My Favourite Things Afternoon Tea offers healthy nibbles of vegetable crudités balanced with sweet and savoury indulgences. This new afternoon tea features a variety of SEVVA classics such as netted vegetarian spring rolls, chicken rolled sandwiches, truffle angel-hair pasta with caviar and Wagyu sliders. On the sweet side, there’s bijoux caramel crunch cake and passion-fruit meringue. To take the experience to the next level, pair it with glasses of SEVVA Prestige Rosé NV, a vivacious yet light wine from France with airy notes of berries and tropical fruits.

Promotional period: ongoing

Price: HK$1,280 for 2; for an additional HK$380 per person, diners can also enjoy 2 hours of free-flow SEVVA Prestige Rosé NV

Location: 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2537 1388

Reservations: email reservations@sevva.hk

Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel (Venchi Chocolate Paradise Afternoon Tea)

Offered at the Lobby Lounge of Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, the Venchi Chocolate Paradise Afternoon Tea has an Italian twist, incorporating Venchi’s famed ingredients such as chocolate, Piedmont hazelnuts and pistachios from Bronte. The offerings include desserts made with matcha and pistachio mousse, orange panna cotta with Aperol spritz jelly, candied orange and 75% Venchi chocolate, as well as a tiramisu made with rich mascarpone and a slab of 60% Venchi chocolate. Savoury bites includes panzanella salad, burrata with roast mission fig, pistachio and mint and seared tuna with basil salsa and Piedmont hazelnut.

Promotional period: 1 September–30 November 2022

Price: HK$348 for 2; 15% discount for online bookings

Location: Lobby, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, 2535 0023

Reservations: book online

The Langham, Hong Kong (Girl of Now Lovely Afternoon Tea by Palm Court x Elie Saab)

In honour of Girl of Now Lovely, a new scent launched by Elie Saab, Chef Tin Lai at The Langham Hong Kong has created a gorgeous afternoon tea menu for elegant tea room Palm Court. We especially love the sounds (and looks) of She Is So Lovely (pandan panna cotta with rose cream) and She Is So Glamorous (pear and jasmine cream on butter sablé). Savoury items include a gazpacho with bocconcini, an orange-scented foie gras bonbon and a crab and basil tea sandwich.

Promotional period: 23 September–31 October 2022

Price: HK$398 for 1 or HK$698 for 2. The deluxe menu, which includes unlimited Saicho sparkling tea, is priced at HK$598 for 1 or HK$898 for 2. To add on a glass of Taittinger champagne, it’s HK$598 for 1 or HK$898 for 2.

Bonus: as a special treat for all the lovelies who have enjoyed this afternoon tea set for two, a 1.5ml Elie Saab Le Parfum in White and 75ml Girl of Now body lotion will be gifted to each pair, while supplies last.

Location: Lobby, The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, TST, 2132 7898

Reservations: book online to enjoy a 15% discount

The Optimist (Spanish Afternoon Tea)

One of the most popular Spanish restaurants in town, The Optimist has launched its first afternoon tea set. This three-tiered tower created by Chef Victor Caballé contains some of our favourite sweet and savoury Spanish goodies such as pan con tomate with Ibérico ham, truffle and Ibérico ham croquettes, churros with chocolate sauce, crema catalana tartlets and Basque cheesecake. This is one of the only tea sets we’ve seen in Hong Kong offering more savoury than sweet bites for the afternoon. Refillable tea, coffee and juice come with the set or you can can opt for a tea-infused cocktail. We loved the clean-tasting camomile G&T sprayed with jasmine essence and the fun signature bubble teas in either matcha, rose or coffee flavour. If you want to go luxurious, a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne can also be added on, and you can throw in six freshly shucked oysters too.

Promotional period: ongoing

Price: HK$198 for 1; +HK$88/tea-infused cocktail or glass of Perrier-Jouët; +$HK$240/6 oysters

Location: G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, 2433 3342

Reservations: book online

The Pottinger Hong Kong (HUSO)

Newly opened French-Med restaurant HUSO at The Pottinger Hong Kong has launched an afternoon tea set that features 11 bite-sized treats alongside tea or coffee. On the savoury side, there’s gazpacho, salmon rillettes and hand-cut steak tartare, for example. Sweet offerings include macarons, mini cheesecake, chocolate slice and creamy tiramisu.

Promotional period: ongoing

Price: HK$528 for 2; optional 2 glasses Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV champagne + 10g French caviar for +HK$388

Location: Lobby, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 5801 1280

Reservations: book online

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong (Uni Afternoon Tea by The Lounge & Bar)

Scones with a side of sea urchin? Check out this unique afternoon tea at The Ritz-Carlton if you’re feeling particularly decadent. Taking the spotlight is the tuna tartare with uni on blini and the uni with sake jelly, ricotta herb cheese and caviar tartlet. Notable sweets include uni cheesecake with tofu and lime and seaweed scones served with two types of Japanese sea urchin.

Promotional period: 12 September–27 November 2022

Price: HK$448 for 1 or HK$748 for 2 on weekdays; HK$478 for 1 or HK$798 on weekends and public holidays

Location: 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, TST, 2263 2270

Reservations: book online

The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe (Morsels in Summer Afternoon Tea)

Yes, the iconic Tiffany blue is an impressive backdrop for those oh-so-gram-mable photos at The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe. This tea set comes with sweet treats such as a mango-coconut dacquoise that includes fresh mango and coconut sticky rice stacked in mango ganache, peach choux and white sesame and caramel tart. Savoury bites include a snow crab box with camomile jelly and diced green apple, as well as a caviar lobster tart and foie gras mousse puff.

Promotional period: ongoing

Price: HK$688 for 2; HK$358 for every additional guest

Location: Lobby, One Peking, 1 Peking Road, TST, 3462 7148

Reservations: book online

The Upper House (Salisterra x Ān Soy Afternoon Tea)

Executive Chef Cary Docherty and the Salisterra team at The Upper House have joined forces with Ān, an artisanal soy-based gourmet and lifestyle brand founded by Chef Vicky Lau. This one-of-a-kind afternoon tea featuring made-in-HK soy delicacies from Ān turns the spotlight on home-grown flavours and gives the humble soybean a gourmet makeover. The set includes a glass of Ān’s Nature Soy Milk or Black Sesame Soy Milk, along with delightful bites such as belly bao BLTs, 10-spice curried beef brisket puffs, scones with Salisterra’s subtly numbing Sichuan raspberry jam, mango and pomelo delights, milk tea custard bombolini and a “Bellini Surprise” peach soup infused with a secret ingredient that will tickle the taste buds.

Promotional period: 1 September–13 November 2022

Price: HK$340 for 1 or HK$630 for 2

Bonus: diners will also receive a complimentary jar of Ān’s Soy Milk Tea Jam to take home (while supplies last), and for every Salisterra x Ān Soy set sold, 5% of proceeds will be donated to Feeding Hong Kong.

Location: 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 3968 1106

Reservations: book online

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