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Tea at The Regent Hong Kong

Christine Drinan, Founder

Atmosphere

When my friends told me that we were going to The Regent Hong Kong and not the Rosewood, Peninsula or Mandarin Oriental, I have to say that I was disappointed. There was a method to the madness however, and as a visitor you should never question the local experts. This was definitely the case in the choice of afternoon tea at The Regent. The Regent is the only tea out of the options above that has a full-on view of Hong Kong Harbor. In fact, it’s this setting that makes this a signature Hong Kong experience.

Hong Kong has changed dramatically since the pandemic, and The Regency is located on the Kowloon side of the city. These two factors, along with the migration of the locals to China for the weekend, mean a lower-key and less buzzy atmosphere. However it’s still a chic and contemporary room, and the view is unmissable. There’s something nice and tranquil as well about afternoon tea at The Regency, that the people watching doesn’t matter so much.

Food + Beverage

It seems like afternoon tea sandwiches even at top hotels are a sad affair. However, the afternoon tea at The Regent in Hong Kong gave me hope again for this ritual. I would go as far as to say that the quality, creativity and execution of the afternoon tea is one of the best I’ve had in a long time. First, the scones came out warm, and also had Madeleines. I know this should just be table stakes, but many places nowadays don’t do the warm scone. These were actually even good, as was the jam and clotted cream that all tasted homemade.

For me it is always about the savories with afternoon tea. The amuse was a salmon tart topped with tobiko and a lemon panna cotta, which was my favorite bite of the day. It wasn’t downhill though from there. The sandwiches included an egg with caviar and blue crab and finger lime, so essentially I was in heaven. There are two meat options as well that were a beef pastrami and comte and chorizo and tomato. Every one was a winner.

Another touch that was extra in the experience was the sorbet palate cleanser, before you’re meant to eat the desserts. The dessert had three pastries of the day that I didn’t touch, but brought home for my nieces. My dining companions loved their bites of the sweets. The nutshell is that the food was top notch, and one of my favorite meals in Hong Kong.

Service

It was the experience at afternoon tea at The Regent in Hong Kong which reminded me that Hong Kong was once a British colony. Service was elegant and  on par with what I would have had in London. Sandwiches and sweets came out in two rounds, and our tea pots were filled religiously with hot water. It wasn’t an over-the-top situation level of service like in Dubai, but it was everything afternoon tea should be.

Overall 8.4/10. One of the best afternoon teas I’ve had in a long time.

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FAQs

Q: Where is The Regent Hong Kong located?

A: The Regent Hong Kong is located at 18 Salisbury Road Regent, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It’s on the Kowloon side of the city.

Q: What are the hours of operation of afternoon tea at The Regent Hong Kong?

A: Afternoon tea at The Regent Hong Kong is served from:

Monday to Friday – 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays – 12:00 noon to 6:00pm.

Q: What is the price of afternoon tea at The Regent Hong Kong?

A: The price of afternoon tea at The Regent Hong Kong is 488HKD, which is approximately $65 USD.

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