One of the things that you must do when in Hong Kong is to have afternoon tea at InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge. It offers the complete package: Panoramic view of Hong Kong’s skyline, live band playing soothing love ballads, and an elegant space where you can savour premium sandwiches, warm scones and exquisite desserts while sipping fragrant tea.
The InterContinental Afternoon Tea Set (HK$548 on weekdays, HK$568 on weekends) features the traditional English afternoon treats with devonshire clotted cream and earl grey jelly. The standout items that we had include the Passionfruit & Ginger Eclair, Boston Lobster Sandwich, and Raspberry Cheesecake. Alternatively, you can try The Red Box (HK$548 on weekdays, HK$568 on weekends) – a contemporary Chinese tea set which comes with a selection of savoury regional specialities, Chinese pastries and sweets, a basket of goji berry madeleines, and a choice of premium Chinese tea.
Even if you are not staying at InterContinental Hong Kong, you should make a trip here for the afternoon tea. Try to go during weekdays as the lobby lounge is crazily crowded on weekends and the wait is easily an hour long.
InterContinental Hong Kong Lobby Lounge
18 Salisbury Road, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2721 1211
Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui
Note: This was an invited media tasting.