December 22, 2012

Festive Afternoon Tea - Four Seasons Hong Kong

Beware because this might just be the most gorgeous post {pictures wise} in my afternoon tea series. Last Sunday Chloris and I went to the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong for their amazing Festive Afternoon Tea. This special set is only served on the weekends and public holidays of December (1st of January included), to commemorate the festive season. 

The set is special in that it includes a regular three-tier stand high tea set, plus a breathtaking dessert buffet. The buffet includes Classic Tiramisu, Red Velvet Lollipop, Christmas Yule Log, Panettone Pudding with Custard Sauce, Crispy Chocolate Truffle Cake, Gingerbread Cake, Warm Christmas Pudding with Bourbon Sauce, Christmas Cupcakes, Assorted Festive Cookies, Mini Mince Pies, Mont-Blanc Cheesecake, Stollen Cake and Panettone, and Christmas Macaron.

The afternoon tea starts at 2.45pm, when the cooks start preparing the buffet in the big table in the middle of The Lounge. Around 3pm, the buffet is all set up, and that's when I started taking pictures before anyone took a single bite! I have to say I enjoyed this festive afternoon tea very very much. Everything looked gorgeous, and it was yummy too! I had very high expectations for the Four Seasons, because many people claim it has the best afternoon tea in town. I wouldn't go as far as that, mainly because the food quality is better in other places such as the Mandarin Oriental, but I certainly would be glad to go back!

The high tea set. The scones were delish!

The Four Seasons has the best service I've ever come across during a high tea. The waiters are extremely polite and I didn't have to ask for a hot water refill on my tea {Four Seasons special blend} not even once. They kept refilling it for me, as well as pouring the tea on my cup, and after a while I totally lost track of how much tea I drank, and had a hard time sleeping that night!

Cute pic taken with Chloris' instant camera

Visited on: December 16, 2012
Overall Quality: 4.5*
Spending per head: HK$310 + 10% service charge 
Value for Money: 4*
Would I recommend it? Definitely! This festive afternoon tea is served on very few days, and it's difficult to get a reservation. Here is my inside: The Lounge only accepts reservations two weeks in advance, so call exactly two weeks before the date you want the reservation for to make sure to get a table.


  1. love this!

  2. Wow! Amazing! Everything looks very tasty!!!!

    Merry christmas!!!

  3. Oh my , well that really looks like an amazing afternoon tea!

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    Merry Christmas wishes from Finland!

  4. wonderful !!!
    hope that you had a really great afternoon dear :) merry christmas :)


  5. Wow, the food looks so delicious!
    Hope you had a lovely holiday!

  6. Mmmm this looks great :-) !

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