We’re spoilt for choice for afternoon tea sets in Hong Kong, but that hasn’t always been the case for vegans. Thankfully, more and more restaurants are taking the time to craft delicious afternoon tea sets that are vegan-friendly.
Here are eight spots in Hong Kong where you can enjoy a delicious vegan afternoon tea – just be sure to let the chefs know in advance!
Known for their Chinese plant-based creations, Miss Lee is no stranger to creating beautiful vegan afternoon teas. Their vegan afternoon tea set comes at a good price with even better treats including a beetroot tart, mango salsa pastry, pumpkin pancake and pickled cauliflower cracker. The set also comes with coffee or tea.
Price: HK$138 per person (2-person minimum)
When: Daily, 3 – 5:30pm
Miss Lee, G/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan, +852 2881 1811
The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
A popular spot for afternoon tea, the Four Seasons Hong Kong offers a vegan afternoon tea set which includes tomato with quinoa, purple potato with guacamole and mango and asparagus sandwich. Finish off with some vegan chocolate truffle cake, caramelised grilled pineapple, soya milk agar jelly with mango compote, strawberry with gold leaf on vegan biscuit and the hotel’s famous scones.
Price: HK$285 for one, HK$540 for two (weekdays)
HK$305 for one, HK$585 for two (weekends)
When: Mon-Sat: 2:30-4:15PM; 4:30-6PM, Sun and Public Holidays: 3-4:30PM; 4:30-6PM
Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, +852 3196 8882
181 at Fortnum & Mason
British brand Fortnum & Mason has been serving afternoon tea for centuries, so you know you’re in good hands. Their vegan afternoon tea menu consists of five sandwiches, including pickled celeriac with kale pesto, grilled courgettes with artichoke and root vegetable hummus, as well as scones and a selection of individual afternoon tea cakes. Talk about luxury!
Price: HK$588 per person. Add a glass of champagne for an extra HK$100.
When: Daily, 2-6PM (last seating at 4PM)
181 Fortnum’s, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon, +852 3916 8181
The Clipper Lounge at Mandarin Oriental
The vegan afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental’s Clipper Lounge features four sandwiches, including tomato and pesto bruschetta and avocado and cherry tomato, a roasted pumpkin filo tart and six desserts, including mango sticky rice pudding, apple filo tart and soy pudding with raspberry compote.
Price: HK$338 for one, HK$676 for two (weekdays)
HK$358 for one, HK$716 for two (weekends & Public Holidays) Add $180 for a glass of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial or Rosé Impérial Champagne NV
When: Mon-Fri: 2:30-6PM, Sat and Public Holidays: 2-4PM; 4:15-6PM, Sun: 3:30-6PM
Email email@example.com to make a reservation. Vegan afternoon tea sets must be pre-ordered 72 hours in advance.
The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, +852 2825 4007
Tea Saloon by AnotherFineDay
Looking for a takeaway vegan afternoon set? Available from Tea Saloon by AnotherFineDay, this set consists of six savoury items, including vegan crab cakes, Philly cheese Beyond Meat burgers and cherry tomato lemongrass compote, and four sweet treats, including poached red wine pear, vegan lime cheese cake and cacao goji berries almond tartlet.
Price: HK$548 for two (including delivery)
Book by Whatsapp on +(852) 5465 5509; takeaway or delivery only.
Tea Saloon by AnotherFineDay, 53 Wong Chuk Hang Road, +852 2525 8257
The Cordis Hotel
Over on the Kowloon side, Cordis has been championing plant-based eating at all is venues. For afternoon tea, they have a dedicated vegan afternoon tea set, which includes savoury treats such as plant-based tacos and teriyaki glazed tempeh, while sweet treats include sourdough crumpets, Mandarin yuzu pudding and white peach jelly.
Price: HK$398 for two
When: Daily, 3-5:30PM
Cordis, 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok, +852 3552 3388
The Lobby at The Peninsula
The Peninsula is arguably Hong Kong’s most famous venue for afternoon tea and for good reason. Their vegan afternoon tea menu includes savoury treats including green pea purée with mint, tarts with beetroot hummus and crispy rice, and soy milk panna cotta with mango compote and chestnut layer cakes for desserts.
Price: HK$438 for one, HK$778 for two
When: Daily, 2-6PM
Book here; vegan afternoon tea sets require two full days notice.
The Peninsula, Hong Kong, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2696 6772
Lounge & Bar, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Looking for killer views? The Ritz-Carlton is your place, where you’ll get breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour from more than 100 floors up.
For their vegan afternoon tea set, you can choose from four savoury items including pumpkin cream, spinach, onion compote with vegan cheese and beet hummus, blueberry, pomegranate, red sorrel, white sesame, beet dice with rye bread, and six sweet items, including lychee and rosemary poached apple, mango pomelo salsa and mango jelly and an afternoon tea staple, fruit scones.
Price: HK$418 for one, HK$698 for two
When: Monday-Thursday: 3-6PM, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 2-4PM; 4:30-6:30PM
Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon, +852 2263 2270
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