Monday, 11 March 2013

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

Since i've just started blogging I thought i'll include some of  my favourite places i've been to for cake. When I went to Hong Kong last year, one of the favourite places I visited was The Ritz-Carlton for afternoon tea. I must say it's one of the most beautifulest places i've been to. It's the highest hotel in the world with 118 storey and the forth tallest building in the world.

The hotel has two choices of afternoon tea, a traditional one and their signature chocolate afternoon tea. We went for the chocolate afternoon tea on the 103th floor, a chocolate themed lounged named 'The Chocolate Library'

I loved the idea that they called it The Chocolate Library and to go with the theme, they presented the cakes in a little book case stand.

It was the perfect variety. You got your savories and then your sweets includes a nutty chocolate brownie with a mousse topping, a praline filling piece of choclolate, chocolate macaron, a very light sponge cake with chocolate ganache, cheesecake, a mousse dessert and a devine chocolate tart served with the choice of tea or hot chocolate. Honestly I didn't have a favourite! Everything was up to my expectations but the only thing I wasn't too keen on was the few pieces of savories. 

The sizes was perfect for afternoon tea, not too big or too small but I was very glad that I only had a very light lunch on the day otherwise I wouldn't have managed to finish everything. We did spend a good few hours there taking our time, enjoying our food, chatting and relaxing and just enjoying the atmosphere. This was the perfect way to spend a lovey afternoon especially because I have such a sweet tooth.

It was a shame the weather wasn't that great on the day, I couldn't get a better photo of the views outside. On a good day, you will see a spectacular, breathtaking view of Hong Kong Island.

...but it was quite scary looking down from 103th floor...

If I do go back to Hong Kong this year, I definitely would like to pay another visit and try their Traditional afternoon tea. I loved everything about the whole experience, atmosphere, food, service, decor, views. I would definitely recommend this place.  


  1. It looks like an amazing place to visit. The afternoon tea sounds wonderful! If I ever make it to Hong Kong I'll have to make a visit there! X

    1. The place is stunning! I would really like to pay another visit if I go back this year x