Afternoon tea is a cherished tradition at top hotels. Here are five of the best in Shanghai.

The Lobby Lounge, The Peninsula Shanghai 

We are happy to report that the glamour and success of tea at Hong Kong’s The Peninsula has been successfully exported to the fine lobby lounge of its group’s Shanghai property. The magic of a three-tier tea here is built on tastes and refinements, with commendable effort placed on extending a service so grand, it is intimate. 

Ferragamo and Tosca host haute afternoon tea set

Cachet Lobby Lounge, The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi 

An originally English enterprise dishes out a quintessentially English affair. Tea at The Langham Shanghai is enhanced by elegant Wedgwood ware, yet another English element in the whole flavoursome ensemble. 


Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire, Capella Shanghai Jian Ye Li 

Savouries and sweets are served on beautiful ware accompanied by tea or Champagne. The comely windows look out to the surrounding quaintness of the city’s former French Concession. 


The Lobby Lounge, Twelve at Hengshan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai 

Delectable morsels are presented on beautiful Chinese tables in the alfresco space next to the gurgling brooks of this chic designer hotel. 

Salvatore Ferragamo's spring florals inspire afternoon tea set at Wynn Palace Macau

The Lobby Lounge, Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai 

Tea has long been served in the luxurious parlours of the east, and the experience remains intact here, with designer treats under the glow of chandeliers.

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