It’s the most wonderful time of the year again—and what better way to celebrate Christmas than with a decadent tea set? With the festive season fast approaching, many of our favourite five-star hotels and restaurants have unveiled their new teatime offerings to bring us a splendid dining experience filled with delicious morsels and perfectly brewed cups of tea or glasses of bubbly.
Read on to discover the best, newest afternoon tea menus to try in Hong Kong this Christmas. From exclusive collaborations with luxury fashion and beauty brands, to Instagrammable spreads featuring holiday-themed treats, there’s plenty to be excited about if you fancy something a little different this year.
1. The Ritz-Carlton
Surrounded by breathtaking harbour views and opulent furnishings in an elegant setting, the festive afternoon tea at The Ritz-Carlton offers so much more than your standard cakes and a cup of tea.
In collaboration with the legendary plush toy manufacturer Steiff, the hotel’s new tea menu is inspired by the brand’s history and German-born executive chef Peter Find’s favourite traditional festive flavours from home. On the cute teddy-bear shaped stand, expect picture-perfect treats such as vanilla chestnut tree with caramel chocolate, lobster vanilla and cinnamon cream tart, mini cheese bread, and more.
When: From December 1 to January 2, 2022
Price: HK$468 per person and HK$798 for two; HK$568 per person and HK$1,028 for two (for bookings from December 24 to 26)
Bookings can be made here
The Lounge & Bar, 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2270; ritzcarlton.com
Café 103, 103/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2270; ritzcarlton.com