One of the things that is a must do when visiting Hong Kong is afternoon tea. The question would be where as all the high-end hotels offers it as well as restaurants, sweet shops, etc. And then you have your choice of Eastern or Western afternoon teas. When Cindy and Wenting were in town, I suggested that they try out the afternoon tea at The Ritz-Carlton ICC for their view. It is an excellent alternative to paying the 150HKD($20 USD) for the SKY 100 observation deck on top of the ICC.
The entrance to The Lounge & Bar of The Ritz-Carlton was thoroughly modern and very flashy.
Located on the 102nd floor, it offered a bird’s-eye view of Hong Kong. If you want to sit by the window, reservations need to be made a month in advance. Or you could just walk up to the window and admire the view as we did. I do not like being up so high, makes me queasy.
Cindy & Wenting went for the afternoon tea set for two but I just ordered a carrot juice. I am not a fan of afternoon teas as I do not eat much sweets. I only go when visitors are in town or with hubby.
Food was very pretty, but tasted average at best. I did not try any, but Cindy & Wenting are not as picky eaters as me and there were at least 5 pieces left. And none of us wanted to bring it home. My carrot juice on the other hand was pretty good. =)
The three of us had a great time despite the food. It is a nice place to relax on a rainy day. Atmosphere is slightly hectic and very loud. Many little kids were running around without parental supervision while we had afternoon tea. Perhaps management should do something about it as one little kid tripped and fell down twice during his many circles running around the restaurant.
If you are looking to experience afternoon tea, my top pick is The Lobby Lounge at The Four Seasons for the best atmosphere and the best scones in Hong Kong. I also recommend The Clipper Lounge at The Mandarin Oriental for their sandwiches and cakes, Peninsula for the colonial atmosphere (be prepared for the 1-hour wait unless you are staying at the hotel, and ask to be seated on the orchestra side), Intercontinental & Cafe Grey Deluxe for the view, and Sevva for the decor.