Afternoon tea, a quintessential English custom, once a humble serving of tea and biscuits has become a curated culinary experience offered by hotels and restaurants serving up decadent spreads of sandwiches, desserts and other assorted finger food. Experience the heights of afternoon indulgence at these 4 trendy spots in Ho Chi Minh City.
Every day from 2 to 5pm, the Park Lounge at Park Hyatt Saigon invites diners to embark on a teatime adventure through gastronomic bite-size delights, expertly made in-house by the hotel chefs. The Park Lounge has quite the reputation for afternoon tea, and it really does take the cake, so to speak. Savour their savoury bites of Tasmanian Trout Tacos, Iberico Char Siu, and Foie Gras Macarons, then follow with a sweet treat of Chocolate Mille-Feuille. This is luxury.
2 Lam Son Square, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Tel: +84 283 824 1234
For a lavish teatime rendezvous, The Reverie Saigon’s Café Cardinal offers a selection of afternoon tea sets to delight even the most discerning of tea lovers with their endless tea selection. Sip in style with a glass of Prosecco Mionetto Prestige Collection Brut, and feast on a platter of nibbles ranging from sandwiches, to pastries, tartlets and scones. Come for the afternoon tea, and stay for the magnificent view of the Saigon River.
22-36 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Tel: +84 283 823 6688
Villa Royale Antiques & Tea Room
Offering authentic British afternoon tea in a one-of-a-kind vintage style venue, Villa Royale is like a small museum of antiques where you can also have your afternoon indulgence. Eat and drink like royalty with their menu of sandwiches, smoked salmon quiches, freshly baked scones and of course, tea. Reserve your table and experience afternoon tea the way Queen Victoria intended.
3 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. Tel: +84 283 744 4897
Hôtel Des Arts Saigon - MGallery
MGallery boasts an afternoon tea well worthy of a 5 star hotel, elegantly presented in a tiered tower and wooden box, with a bounty of sweet and savoury treats. The chefs exhibit true skill with their culinary creations, from petite tarts to layered cakes and tea-infused scones. This stylish setting is the perfect place to unwind with loved ones and indulge in quality time.
76-78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Tel: +84 283 989 8888