Macarons with snowflakes on top, an army of gingerbread men, and clinking glasses full of champagne! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with these festive afternoon teas in Hong Kong.
This Christmas season, Hong Kong is a whirlwind of holiday happenings. Beyond the Christmas markets and holiday events filling your social calendar are afternoon teas with menus just as merry and bright. Gather your favourite elves to toast the season over dainty sandwiches, warm scones, and delicate sweets at the most spirited festive afternoon teas in Hong Kong. Their deliciously festive menus are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
Festive afternoon teas in Hong Kong 2023
1. Lobby Lounge, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
Christmas is just around the corner, and Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel’s Lobby Lounge is spreading holiday cheer with jolly revelry. From 23 to 26 December, this chic destination is offering a Festive Semi-buffet Lunch and Holly Jolly Afternoon Tea Set, transforming the usual afternoon tea into a festive feast. The Holly Jolly Afternoon Tea Set is a curated selection of seasonal treats, perfect for those with a sweet tooth. But the festive offerings don’t stop with the food! Add a dash of sparkle to your celebrations with mulled wine, eggnog, and a range of Christmas cocktails.
Psst – plan ahead to enjoy an early bird discount at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel. Simply book and pay in full by 30 November, and you’ll receive 15% off on festive menus or buffets on 24, 25, and 31 December – holly jolly indeed!
Lobby Lounge, Lobby Level, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2113 3919
2. The Lobby Lounge, Regent Hong Kong
There’s no place like The Lobby Lounge at Regent Hong Kong, where you can witness the dazzling spectacle of Victoria Harbour in all its holiday glory! From 16 December to 6 January, The Lobby Lounge is presenting a Festive Afternoon Tea which features a decadent selection of savoury and sweet treats crafted by the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Andy Yeung and The Lobby Lounge Head Chef Rajiv Chowdhoory. Exclusively served on 23 to 25 December, the Christmas Afternoon Tea offers a tempting and exotic variety of flavours, with highlights such as Cod Fish Rillettes paired with Seaweed and Miso, and Madagascar Vanilla Mousse with Calamansi Jelly and Yoghurt Sponge. While both afternoon tea sets come with a glass of Sei Bellissimi Bellini per guest, feel free to elevate your experience with cocktails and Grower Champagnes from boutique producers to toast the festive season!
The Lobby Lounge, Lobby Floor, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2313 2313
3. The Murray, Hong Kong
Enjoy a merry Murray Christmas with the delightful array of festive afternoon teas at The Murray, Hong Kong! From 1 December to 8 January, the hotel is inviting you and your loved ones to gather and celebrate over intimate meals at its sophisticated dining destinations. Relax amongst the lush greenery and elegant atmosphere at the Garden Lounge, where you can savour signature artisanal Niccolo coffee, along with homemade pastries and traditional treats, such as Turkey and Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Cream, and Salmon and Dill Cream Christmas Tree Vol au Vent. Around the corner, you’ll find Murray Lane, bathed in warm daylight. Sample its hearty Santa’s Afternoon Tea, paired with a glass of mulled wine or eggnog for extra wintry cheer.
For the ultimate indulgence, head up to the rooftop restaurant and bar, Popinjays, where the Lavish Velvet Afternoon Tea Buffet awaits. Bask in glorious views of Hong Kong’s skyline as you help yourself to the alluring spread of savoury bites, cakes, and sweets. Psst – you can receive a complimentary glass of welcome Prosecco if you make early bird bookings (before 1 December) for any of the afternoon teas at The Murray – so reserve your table today!
And here’s your chance to enjoy the Lavish Velvet Afternoon Tea Buffet at Popinjays for free! Simply enter our Happy Holidays Giveaway 2023 for a chance to win the experience.
The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3141 8888
4. The Peninsula Boutique & Café
Fancy a cuppa during your tea break in Tsim Sha Tsui? Head to The Peninsula Boutique & Cafe for the festive edition of the signature Afternoon Rendezvous. Warm up with an Apple Cinnamon Latte, or booze up with a Mulled Wine. For those feeling peckish, have a taste of the seasonal items, like the Pistachio Mousse and Cherry Compote Christmas Tree; and the Chocolate Mousse, Pear, and Cinnamon Festive Bauble, both delicately crafted to ooze festive cheer. What’s more, for every afternoon tea set sold during the holiday season, The Peninsula Boutique & Cafe will donate US$5 to The Zubin Foundation, an NGO that works on improving the lives of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities. This is where you can eat well, feel good, and do good!
The Peninsula Boutique & Café, The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2696 6969
5. Pierside Bar & Restaurant, Royal Pacific Hotel
If you ask us, there’s no better way to unwind amidst the holiday hustle and bustle than with Pierside Bar & Restaurant’s festive afternoon tea. After a day of Christmas shopping, reward yourself at this harbourfront respite, where you can soak in Victoria Harbour’s iconic views as you indulge in Christmas-themed savouries and sweets. Wash it all down with a complimentary glass of wine for the perfect holiday treat. Pierside’s seasonal tea service is a festive wonderland, guaranteed to get even the grouchiest Grinch into the Christmas spirit.
Book Pierside Bar & Restaurant’s festive afternoon tea online.
Pierside Bar & Restaurant, Upper Lobby, Towers Wing, Royal Pacific Hotel, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2738 2398
6. Lobby Lounge, Conrad Hong Kong
This Christmas, let Conrad Hong Kong whisk you away to a winter wonderland with its limited-time festive afternoon tea. At the Lobby Lounge, edible ornaments and a glittering gold tree set a scene straight out of a snow globe. Savour holiday-spiced wraps and lobster cornets before indulging in a dessert spread of Santa cinnamon logs and dreamy white chocolate snowballs. Wash it all down with TWG teas, tipples, or even freshly baked scones. And for $68, you can take home an exclusive teddy bear dressed in Yuletide finest – the perfect ambassador of Christmas cheer!
Find out more about Lobby Lounge’s festive afternoon tea set.
Lobby Lounge, Lobby Floor, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2822 8891
7. Cafe Landmark
A great place to sleigh your holiday hunger pangs is Café Landmark, where the view of Mount Santa Paws is positively postcard-perfect. Its Winter’s Magic afternoon tea set is a feast for the eyes and taste buds alike. To kick things off, edible Christmas trees bursting with crab and roe provide a nice savoury start before moving on to sweet Santa brownies for dessert. And for something to wash it all down, festive beverage options like caramel hot chocolate or winter cappuccinos provide some tasty comfort. Plus, as a cute final touch, each tea set includes a fun surprise wooden ornament depicting Mount Santa Paws’ adorable residents.
Cafe Landmark, Shop 107-108, 1/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2526 4200
8. Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon
Admittedly, the ultimate in luxurious holiday indulgence is Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon’s Christmas afternoon tea in Hong Kong. At its Landmark location, highlights include caviar-topped crab, foie gras terrine, and minty chocolate marshmallows. Homemade orange scones and tomato focaccia allow you to take a savoury pause before diving back into dreamy sweets. And for those desiring even more decadence, Ruinart Rosé bubbles can be added with a supplement. As a final gift, each tea set comes with a charming wooden ornament depicting Mount Santa Paws’ jolly residents.
Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon, Shop 315, 3/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2166 9088