15 Amazing Afternoon Teas in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, April 16, 2024

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Bella Vita

Tea Break Menu

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At Bella Vita, it is all about the authentic Italian flavors at an unbeatable price.

When: Mon-Fri, 10am-12 Noon; 2-4pm
Price: RMB78, includes two drinks and a dessert
Reservations: +86 191 0231 0218

Bella Vita Bistro, 555 Haifang Lu 海防路555号.


Bulgari Hotel Shanghai

Spring Afternoon Tea

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Bulgari Hotel Shanghai encapsulates the lively spirit of spring through its seasonal afternoon tea, featuring a selection of savories and sweets such as scallop with apple, bomboloni with Serrano ham and artichoke, and orange blossom cream with water-chestnut, conveying a refreshing and delightful experience amid the scenic spring landscape.

When: Daily, 1-3pm and 3.30-5.30pm
Price: RMB1,088 per person
Reservations: +86 21 3606 7788

Bulgari Bar, 47/F, Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, Lane 108 Shanxi Bei Lu, by Tiantong Lu 山西北路108弄 上海宝格丽酒店47层, 近天潼路.


Café Gray Deluxe

Eastern Rhapdosy Afternoon Tea

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Café Gray Deluxe collaborates with fashion brand Shuting Qiu for an Eastern Rhapsody Afternoon Tea. 

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and discover the beauty of fashion, art and sustainability from Shuting Qiu at the Lounge Area of Café Gray Deluxe.

When: Daily, 2.30-5pm
Price: RMB528 for two persons
Reservations: +86 21 3216 8088

Café Gray Deluxe, 3/F, The Middle House, 366 Shimen Yi Lu, by Wujiang Lu 石门一路366号上海镛舍三层, 近吴江路.


Calypso Restaurant & Lounge

Calypso x Natura Bissé 'From Barcelona with Love' Afternoon Tea

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Calypso Restaurant & Lounge launches the co-branding afternoon tea 'From Barcelona with Love' with Spanish luxury skincare brand Natura Bissé (NB).

The afternoon tea draws inspiration from Natura Bissé’ s hometown – Barcelona’s tiles of pink, green and white, while the spiral-style stand is reminiscent of the waves crashing on its beaches.

Expect a variety of unique pastries: Champagne Compressed Watermelon, Crème Fraiche Bavarian, Passion Fruit Puff and more, paired with two Sangria-inspired 'Barcelona Breeze' drinks.

These tasty delicacies and Calypso’s natural and earthy atmosphere bring the guest closer to warm days by the Mediterranean Sea.

When: Daily, 2.30-5pm
Price: RMB488 net for two, including two 'Barcelona Breeze' drinks; coffee or tea; an Natura Bissé Diamond Luminous set box; a Natura Bissé Tmall Store voucher; a Chi, the Spa NB facial treatment voucher; and a Calypso spring cocktail voucher
Reservations: +86 21 2203 8889

Calypso Restaurant & Lounge, South Wing Plaza, Jing-An Kerry Center, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Anyi Lu 延安中路1218号静安嘉里中心南区广场, 近安义路.


Cotton's

Afternoon Tea Set

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Head on over to Cotton's for cakes, snacks, fruit, a pot of tea and two glasses of sparkling wine for just RMB258.

When: Daily, 11am-4pm
Price: RMB258 per set
Reservations: +86 21 6282 6897

Cotton's, 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路294 号, 近番禺路.


Fiama

 Mediterranean Afternoon Tea Set

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Head to Fiama when it is a taste of the Med you are after of an afternoon, and all for just RMB188 for two.

When: Daily, 1.30-5pm
Price: RMB188 for two persons
Reservations: +86 21 6339 0218

Fiama, Room 105, Building 1, 272 Ruijin Er Lu, by Jianguo Xi Lu 瑞金二路272号1号楼 105室, 进建国西路.


JW Lounge of JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Pudong

Fall Into Autumn Afternoon Tea

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Enjoy a relaxing 'Fall Into Autumn' afternoon tea at JW Lounge of JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Pudong, served with savory and sweet pastries, English muffins and two welcome drinks.

When: Daily, 2.30-5.30pm
Price: RMB688 per set
Reservations: +86 21 3809 8560

JW Lounge, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong, 988 Puming Lu, by Pudian Lu 上海鲁能JW万豪侯爵酒店, 浦明路988号, 近浦电路.


Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

Taste Spring at The COOK Lounge

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Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai is inviting guests to immerse themselves in the season with their newly crafted Spring Afternoon Tea at The COOK Lounge, with refreshments and premium teas by day and specialty cocktails at night.

Drawing inspiration from the new season, pastry chef Jacques creates unique afternoon teas with an elevated aesthetic appeal and cultural resonance. 

When: Daily, 12-4pm
Price: RMB168 per set
Reservations: +86 21 6169 8886

Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu 花木路1388号, 近芳甸路.


The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

Heritage Afternoon Tea

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This traditional British Afternoon Tea is now available with a selection of JING teas plus a spread of savory deliciousness.

A finger sandwich of smoked salmon, pesto, rocket and tomato bread offers a delicate and creamy texture; and a caramelized white chocolate shell, inspired by the popular sandwich biscuits the children in the UK grow up with is enhanced by a Madagascar vanilla cream crisp to unleash added sweetness. 

Savor the classic British charm, and indulge in a relaxing afternoon. 

When: Daily, 2-5pm
Price: RMB588 for two persons
Reservations: +86 21 2330 2420

The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi, 99 Madang Lu, by Taicang Lu 马当路99号, 近太仓路.


Lounge by Topgolf

HighTEA BLISS

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Need a little break during your day? lt's tea time – a moment for exquisite sweet treats, coffee and tea to take the green. Only RMB58, each set includes one dessert plus unlimited coffee or tea.

The best part? Enjoy your tea break with a round of nine-hole minigolf. lt's a match made on the course!

When: Daily, 2-5pm
Price: RMB58 per person
Reservations: +86 21 6335 7102

Lounge by Topgolf, 2/F, Central Plaza, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu 黄陂北路227号中区广场2楼,近南京西路.


The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

 Valrhona Spring Afternoon Tea

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Experience the beauty of spring at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, as Aura Lounge partners with Valrhona to unveil a spring afternoon tea.

Jessie Huang, a talented pastry chef from Valrhona School, has infused her love for sweets into crafting a delightful afternoon tea experience.

Collaborating with The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong's culinary experts, she has curated a selection of seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients to bring guests an innovative and delicious afternoon tea spread.

  • Mugwort Yuzu Qingtuan: The inspiration comes from seasonal traditional pastries like Qingtuan. Fresh mugwort is used to make a soft mochi outer layer, filled with red bean paste, Japanese yuzu cream sauce and mugwort, blending Eastern and Western flavors.

  • Komuntu Choux with Kumquat and Rosemary: Crispy cocoa choux pastry is filled with Guangxi kumquat jam and paired with Valrhona cocoa chocolate for a rich flavor.

  • Soy Sauce Dulcey & Mango Tart: Valrhona's unique Dulcey, infused with fresh mango and a hint of soy sauce in the ganache, offers a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors.

  • Vanilla Coffee Strawberry Mousse: Coffee cream and vanilla-strawberry filling combined with Yunnan's unique small round bean coffee emit a rich coffee aroma.

  • Fragrant Apricot Hukambi: Valrhona's Coeur de Guanaja dark chocolate series offers the richness of dark chocolate and the silkiness of milk chocolate, complemented with apricot and ginger, creating a rich layering of flavors.

  • Gianduja Scone: Using Gianduja and Valrhona milk chocolate hazelnut praline spread, this dessert is layered into traditional scone dough, emitting a fragrant aroma with a crispy exterior and soft interior.

When: Daily, 2-5pm
Price:


  • Aura Valrhona Spring Afternoon Tea for 2, priced at RMB628 per set, including coffee or selected tea

  • Aura Valrhona Spring Afternoon Tea for 2, priced at RMB1,088 per set, including coffee or selected tea and two glasses of champagne, Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Reims, France 150ml

  • Aura Valrhona Spring Afternoon Tea for 2, priced at RMB1,288 per set, including coffee or selected tea and 30g Kaluga Queen Caviar Baeri, 7 years, China

Reservations: +86 21 2020 1717 or restaurantrsvn.pudong@ritzcarlton.com

Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar, 52/F, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, Shanghai ifc, 8 Shiji Da Dao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu 世纪大道8号52楼, 近陆家嘴环路.


QT Lounge, Shangri-La Qiantan, Shanghai

'Taste the Twilight Autumn' Afternoon Tea

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Inspired by the natural flavors of autumn, the pastry team at Shangri-La Qiantan, Shanghai presents an elegant afternoon tea set with a series of savories and sweets using seasonal ingredients.

In addition, two special tea drinks are available for you to savor the beauty of the season.

Enjoy a laid-back time amidst the tranquility of the season at QT Lounge and outdoor terrace.

When: Daily, 2.30-5.30pm
Price: RMB558 per set for two
Reservations: +86 21 5030 8888

QT Lounge, Shangri-La Qiantan Shanghai, 551 Haiyang Xi Lu, 浦东新区海阳西路551号.


Temperature & Temptation

Afternoon Tea Set

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There are two options available at Temperature & Temptation, the above RMB88 per person set with a pick of one dessert and choice of coffee or pot of tea.

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Or the above RMB228 two person set with all of the above sweet and savory treats, plus two coffees or pot of tea.

When: Daily, 2-5pm
Price: RMB88 per person or RMB228 for the set for two
Reservations: +86 21 3356 6606

Temperature & Temptation, The Weave, 1/F, 277 Wuxing Lu, by Jianguo Lu,  徐家汇吴兴路277号 1楼, 近建国路.


Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Classic Red Velvet Trolley Afternoon Tea

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Discover the allure of Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund's Classic Red Velvet Trolley Afternoon Tea, enriched with history.

Featuring the iconic 20th-century New York Waldorf's Red Velvet Cake and 12 captivating variations, this culinary experience redefines tradition with cart-to-table service.

Journey into the art of tea culture and indulge in a selection of the finest premium teas, paired perfectly with warm scones and an assortment of jams.

In this sophisticated experience, every detail exudes grace and charm, creating a sanctuary of tranquility to savor each moment. 

When: Daily, 2-6pm
Price: RMB788 per set Mon-Fri; RMB888 per set Sat & Sun
Reservations: +86 21 6322 9988

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Yan'an Dong Lu 中山东一路2号, 近延安东路.


The Westin Bund Center

Blue Symphony Afternoon Tea

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Delight in a spread of scrumptious savories, blueberry-infused sweets and bright seasonal bites at The Westin Bund Center Shanghai. The pastry chef has crafted a playful array of blue-hued tarts, sandwiches, cakes and puffs, creating a dainty but decadent feast for both your eyes and your palate.

This sumptuous afternoon tea spread includes savory snacks such as crab meat waffle tart with mango and dill, mixed mushroom vol-au-vent with crispy cheese and prawn cocktail puff, accompanied by an array of creative sweet treats – oat milk panna cotta with almonds, classic blueberry coils mousse with chocolate sponge, seasonal berries with Grand Marnier mascarpone cheese and more.

And leave room for scones, of course!

When: Mon-Sat, 2.30-5pm
Price: RMB388 per set, including two cups of coffee or tea
Reservations: +86 21 6335 1888

Heavenlies, Lobby Level, The Westin Bund Center, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, by Guangdong Lu 河南中路88号, 外滩中心, 近广东路.


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