The Christmas season is just around the corner and given the fact that most of us will be in Hong Kong for the winter, there’s even more reason to fill your holiday with fun and festive activities. Little Steps has found the most luxurious and delicious festive afternoon teas in Hong Kong for you and your family this season, so all you have to do is put your hand in the stocking and pick from our grand selection!
From Nov 30, 2020 - Jan 5, 2021, The Murray offers three different afternoon tea options to choose from. Garden Lounge serves up its signature elegant afternoon tea set with seating amid the lush green, ground floor gardens – four-legged friends are welcome! There are two seatings from 2:45pm - 4:30pm and 4:30pm - 6:15pm costing HK$698 for two guests. If you’re looking for something with a little more pizzazz, Popinjays hosts its own, slightly more flamboyant version of afternoon tea from 3:30pm - 5:30pm, which costs HK$678 for two guests. And in a sign of Covid times, The Murray is also offering a takeaway tea set that can be ordered 24 hours in advance and picked up at Garden Lounge, allowing you to enjoy your treats from the comfort of your own home HK$528 for two.
Garden Lounge and Popinjays at The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central. For bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +852 3141 8810.
Only offering their festive tea from 19-26 Dec, you better add this to your Christmas To-Do List before you miss it! Served in the iconic Lobby, long recognized as one of the most elegant meeting venues in Asia, from 19-23 Dec the tea has two seatings from 2:30pm-4pm and 4:30pm-6pm, with only one seating from 2:30pm-5pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Entertainment is provided by rotating acts, such as the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir (Dec19-20, 2020) and the Chamber Choir (Dec 24, 2020). The price comes in at HK$508 per person, which includes a selection of finger sandwiches, savory pastries, homemade tea pastries, scones, and an impressive selection of teas.
The Lobby at The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. For bookings, email email@example.com or call +852 2696 6772.
Start loosening your belt buckle as you’ll need the extra room after sitting down to Hotel ICON’s Godiva Christmas Afternoon Tea. Served at the tranquil Green café under the city’s largest vertical garden, the tea set includes a selection of sweet and savory bites washed down with freshly brewed tea, coffee or homemade lemonade. The star of the show is the Christmas Chocolate ICON Teddy Bear that goes best dipped into a cup of hot milk. Christmas macaroons and Godiva soft serve ice cream are others on the sweet menu, whilst savory fare includes the rather unusual pairing of beef ragout in a chocolate sauce as well as a fois gras chocolate parfait. The Christmas tea runs from Nov 2 - Dec 31, 2020, will set you back HK$658 for two guests and has two seatings: 3pm-5pm and 5pm-7pm.
Green at Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon. For bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +852 3400 1300.
Get the kiddos extra excited with the Ritz’s Steiff Teddy Bear Festive Afternoon Tea. The tea runs from Dec 1, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021, at both The Lounge & Bar and Café 103. The elaborate menu features a selection of savories (think salmon rillettes and cheese puffs) and mini confections, including scones, cakes, and a Valrhona chocolate Christmas tree. All treats are placed in an elegant, golden teddy bear-shaped tea stand. Prices range from HK$788 for two guests, HK$1,088 for two with Prunier Caviar, or HK$1,688 for two with Prunier Paris Caviar. Festive cocktails can also be added at HK$95 per glass – definitely recommended as you enjoy the spectacular views of Hong Kong Island.
The Lounge & Bar and Cafe 103 at The Ritz Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West. For bookings, email email@example.com or call +852 2263 2263.
St. Regis embraces the cooler months with the launch of their Winter Afternoon Tea Set running from 30 Nov 2020 to 3 Jan 2021. Served in the captivating Drawing Room, savory and sweet afternoon delights are served in three sequences by dim sum-inspired trolleys and complemented with bespoke confitures. Tea for two comes in at HK$748, including a selection from a craft tea collection by “Plantation” by teakha. A Champagne cocktail can be added for an additional HK$138 per person.
The Drawing Room at St. Regis, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai. For bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +852 2138 6800.
Indulge in the ultimate afternoon tea at The Butterfly Room at The Rosewood. Tuck into their thoughtful progression of sophisticated savory bites, gourmet sandwiches, and tasty scones, topped off with artisanal pastries and elegant confections. Afternoon tea for two comes in at HK$898 for two guests. However, as appealing as the above might sound, the most recent Covid dining restrictions have seen table sizes and capacity allowance decrease, meaning demand has gone through the roof. The only way to secure a spot at The Butterfly Room this year is by booking a staycation at the hotel. This admittedly does bring up the overall price tag for afternoon tea, but it’s a pretty nice treat to end the year!
The Butterfly Room at The Rosewood, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. For bookings, email email@example.com or call +852 3891 8732.
From Nov 16 - Dec 31, 2020, guests can indulge in Kerry Hotel’s ‘Love in a Winter Garden’ Afternoon Tea at the hotel’s Lobby Lounge. The experience collaborates with Atelier Cologne, with a creative menu focusing on the citrus fruits of his latest Joie de Vivre Collection! Afternoon tea offers a range of small bites that feature orange, oolong, and Osmanthus, presented in a custom-made wooden ‘treasure box’ that your server unlocks when the tea is served. As an extra little perk, guests who share their experience on a public social media account will receive an invigorating Oolong tea-based mocktail for two. Tea is served from Mon - Fri from 2pm-6pm and costs HK$688 for two guests.
Lobby Lounge at The Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon. For bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +852 2252 5237.
The Clipper Lounge is steeped in old-world charm, and with its classic Christmas décor, we couldn’t think of a cozier place for afternoon tea during the winter months. The selection of sandwiches, savory treats, pastries, and scones is outstanding, with items like the truffle Croque monsieur, 1963 Mandarin cheesecake, and their signature scones with rose petal jam particularly catching our eye. Their festive tea menu is available from 27 Nov to 23 Dec and 27-30 Dec (a different menu applies for Dec 24-26) and features one seating from 2:30pm-6pm from Mon- Fri (HK$428 per person), two seatings on Saturday from 2:30pm-4pm and 4:30pm-6pm, and one seating on Sunday from 3:30pm-6pm (HK$468 per person for both weekend days).
Clipper Lounge at The Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central. For bookings, email email@example.com or call +852 2825 4007.