From festive mid-autumn specials at Fortnum & Mason to The Peninsula’s classic high tea set with a British twist, here’s where to enjoy afternoon tea in Hong Kong.
Care for a spot of high tea? From har gau to char siu and egg tarts, we’re spoilt for choice with homegrown local culinary delights here in Hong Kong. But there are times we feel like straying. Enter afternoon tea: the age-old British tradition of tea, scones and pastries. Our city delights with many seasonal and classic afternoon tea options, transforming this humble snack into a luxe indulgence, and we know just where to go for the ultimate experience. Bring on the tea, scones and finger sandwiches — here’s where to enjoy afternoon tea in Hong Kong, featuring Festive Mid-Autumn sets and fun collaborations!
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New & Seasonal Afternoon Teas In Hong Kong
181 at Fortnum & Mason – Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea
Fortnum & Mason gives its classic afternoon tea set a mid-autumn makeover, introducing the new Classic Top Plate. The festive set features a matcha and strawberry cheesecake disguised as a snowy mooncake, alongside Blackberry and Yogurt Mousses, a Fig Bakewell Tart, Salted Caramel Cheesecake, and Guinness loaf. Lower tiers carry the regular selection of scones and finger sandwiches.
When: Daily, 2pm to 6pm
Where: 181 Fortnum’s, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: $588 per person; add $100 for a glass of Champagne – head here to book
Giovanni Pina – Sparkling Afternoon Tea
Got a penchant for pretty pastries? Treat yourself to Giovanni Pina’s Sparkling Afternoon Tea, available at its locations in Tsim Sha Tsui, Central and North Point. At $468 for two persons, guests can select two pieces of cake to be enjoyed alongside small bites and a dainty assortment of handmade mini tarts by master baker Giovanni Pina. The afternoon tea set includes two glasses of house sparkling wine (add $28 to upgrade to house wine or dessert wine), or your choice of Milani house coffee or tea.
When: Daily, 2:30pm to 6pm
Where: Giovanni Pina locations in Tsim Sha Tsui (K11 MUSEA), Central (Two Chinachem Plaza) and North Point (Harbour North)
How much: $398 for two persons until Tuesday, 31 October (regular price: $468 for two persons) – email email@example.com to book
The Peninsula Hong Kong – “All Things British” Afternoon Tea
In celebration of the opening of The Peninsula London, guests can delight in a classically British Afternoon Tea. Created especially for The hotel by Group Executive Chef Florian Trento, the afternoon tea set will feature quintessential British bites, such as Coronation Chicken Sandwich, Eton Mess Roulade and Trifle. Special beverage packages (including wines and Champagne) and premium teas will also be offered.
When: Daily, 2pm to 6pm
Where: The Lobby, G/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $508 per person or $898 for two persons – available to book for hotel guests only
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Kowloon Shangri-La x Yves Rocher – “Floral Moments” Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet
Together, Kowloon Shangri-La and French beauty brand Yves Rocher present a decadent afternoon tea set focusing on ingredients that nurture the skin. In addition to the set of sweet and savoury bites, you’re free to dip into an all-you-can-eat selection of sushi, shrimp and mango cocktails, mini cheeseburgers and more.
When: Weekends until Sunday, 29 October, 3pm to 5:30pm (blackout dates: Sunday, 1, Saturday, 7 and Sunday, 8 October)
Where: Lobby Lounge, Lobby Level, Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $368 per person – call 2733 8988 to book
Madame Fù – “Fresh Fruit Feast” Afternoon Tea
This sweet and zesty feast comes from Madame Fù, featuring pretty plates of fruit-centric dishes. Think Lemon Chocolate Tartlets, Yuzu Pavlova and Parma Ham With Honeydew Melon. Plain and Raisin Cranberry Scones served with clotted cream and Madame Fù’s signature Rose Petal Jam rounds off the set nicely.
When: Until Tuesday, 31 October, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: Madame Fù, 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $338 per person or $550 for two persons; add $120 for a glass of GH Mumm Grand Cordon Brut NV – head here to book
The Hari x Jackson’s Scone – The Jackson Box Tea Set
The Lounge at The Hari Hong Kong has partnered with local bakery Jackson’s Scone to bring us an elegant new afternoon tea. Mirroring the hotel’s signature royal blue hue, you’ll find Jackson Scone x The Hari Yuzu Scones, infused with butterfly pea powder, and slices of rich Blueberry Cheese Cake. Balancing out the sweet, the set includes Black Truffle & Ham Calzone, Japanese Egg Yolk Mouse topped with caviar and a selection of savoury finger sandwiches.
When: Until Wednesday, 22 November, 3pm to 5pm
Where: The Lounge, The Hari, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $768 for two persons (includes Detox Water and free-flow coffee and tea); add $200 for free-flow white wine or $320 for free-flow Champagne – head here to book
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Hyatt Centric x PAUL & JOE – “Florals For Fall” Afternoon Tea
Celebrate the transition between the seasons with Hyatt Centric and PAUL & JOE. The “Florals For All” Afternoon Tea set features a playful assortment of sweet and savoury treats that incorporate PAUL & JOE’s floral and feline motifs, plus unlimited servings of Cherries Jubilee, Croffles, Crepe Cones with Ice Cream. It gets better! Also included with the set is complementary three-hour access to the hotel’s infinity pool, along with two Autumn Beauty Gift Sets (worth $177 each) and vouchers from PAUL & JOE.
When: Until Thursday, 30 November, 3:30pm to 5pm
Where: The Farmhouse, 2/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: $688 for two persons – head here to book
Hjem – Halloween Afternoon Tea
It might be a bit early to be thinking about Halloween but how could we not get excited over this spooky special from Hjem? We heard the neighbourhood Nordic cafe will be bringing back its popular afternoon tea next month, with the addition of all-new baked goods. Enjoy treats such as the buckwheat chocolate Cookie Monster alongside the Lingonberry Cupcake, a savoury selection of signature smørrebrød and more.
When: Saturday, 28 October to Saturday, 4 November, Tuesday to Sunday, 3pm to 6pm
Where: Hjem, 161 Hollywood Road, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
How much: $528 for two persons; add $60 for one tea of choice and a Halloween cocktail each
Ongoing Afternoon Teas In Hong Kong
aqua luna – Afternoon Tea Cruise
Looking for an afternoon tea with the wow factor? It doesn’t get more impressive than aqua luna’s offering, which takes you out to sea whilst you enjoy your scones and tea! Step aboard one of the city’s last remaining red sail junks and enjoy a cruise around the harbour while tucking into tempting yum cha favourites from Dim Sum Library and delicious cakes and sweets from aqua.
When: Daily, 3pm to 4:15pm (Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 1) or 3:15pm to 4:30pm (Central Pier 9)
Where: Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 1 or Central Pier 9
How Much: $399 per person; add $100 per person for a glass of Veuve Cliquot Champagne – head here to book
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St. Regis Hong Kong, The Drawing Room – Afternoon Tea
With finger sandwiches, fruit tarts and French pastries on the menu, The Drawing Room’s afternoon tea set looks like a classic option at first glance. But with flavour combinations like Green Asparagus with whisky sour mayonnaise and passion fruit, and the Tomato Macaron made with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, you’re in for a culinary surprise. For a uniquely Hong Kong twist, afternoon tea here is served from a dim sum-inspired trolley!
When: Daily, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: The Drawing Room, St. Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,
How much: $478 per person or $1,088 per person for unlimited afternoon tea helpings – head here to book
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JW Marriott, The Lounge – Afternoon Tea Set and Buffet
JW Marriott’s afternoon tea offering brings together an array of traditional English and Cantonese sweets and savouries, complete with over 30 varieties of tea! Guests can opt for the Afternoon Tea Set, which comes with a glass of Champagne, or the unlimited Afternoon Tea Buffet.
When: Daily, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: The Lounge, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $608 for the Afternoon Tea Set for Two; $358 per person for the Afternoon Tea Buffet – head here to book
Editor’s Note: “Afternoon Tea In Hong Kong: Where To Go For High Tea” was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in September 2023. With thanks to Jessica Ng for her contribution.
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Main image courtesy of The Hari, image 1 courtesy of Fortnum & Mason, image 2 courtesy of Giovanni Pina, image 3 courtesy of The Peninsula, image 3 courtesy of Kowloon Shangri-La, image 4 courteys of Madame Fù via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of The Hari, image 4 courtesy of Hyatt Centric, image 5 courtesy of Hjem, image 6 courtesy of aqua luna via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of JW Marriott.