Dining Supplement: High Tea

The unequivocally British pastime, afternoon tea is the perfect excuse to while away a few hours with a good view and elegant snacks. Take the rest of the day off and treat yourself to the city’s best scones and cucumber sandwiches.

The Living Room @ Park Hyatt

The highest of all the high tea, The Living Room serves its mid-afternoon treat from 87 floors up. The traditional ritual is served with a twist up in the clouds – enjoy crab quiche with basil, roasted capsicum and avocado and freshly baked macaroons and éclairs for RMB 210 (+15%).

100 Shiji Dadao, near Dongtai Lu. Tel: 6888 1234




Jasmine Lounge @ Fairmont Peace Hotel

Sip tea and dine on decadent chocolate desserts, dainty tea sandwiches and scrumptious scones at the historic Peace Hotel. Enjoy Classic High Tea for RMB 396 for two, Afternoon Tea buffet for RMB 248 per person or Tour Talk & Tea Package for RMB 325. All prices are subject to 15% surcharge.

20 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. Tel: 6138 6886





The Lobby @ Peninsula

A signature of every Peninsula in the world, the afternoon tea at the Shanghai location is no exception. Diners are serenaded by an 18 piece string band while enjoying warm scones and petit fours from the famous silver stand. RMB 250 (+15%) gets the basics, add RMB 90 for a glass of Champagne.

32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu. Tel: 2327 2888 x 6741



Palm Court @ The Langham, Yangtze Boutique

In honour of the recent royal wedding, The Langham has unveiled its Royal Afternoon Tea. For RMB 218, you receive English scones, finger sandwiches and a rich Black Forest gateau with a selection of fresh pastries, as well as a choice of premium tea or coffee and served with two glasses of sparkling wine.

740 Hankou Lu, near Yunnan Lu





Not your typical afternoon tea, Xibo serves up small bites from Xinjiang. A choice of three set menus include cold dishes, naan, cookies, fresh fruit, drinks and desserts – all of which you can enjoy from their secluded balcony above the French Concession. Don’t miss the grilled eggplant and shredded chicken salad!

3F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu. Tel: 5403 8330

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