#1 Raffles Hotel, Singapore
There is no reason why you don’t have your afternoon tea at Raffles Hotel if you are in Singapore. This long historical hotel was established in 1887. After two years of major renovation and reopened in 2019, this hotel décor does not at all lose the cultural part of it except that the renovation has given it a more refreshing and brighter look given its white paint and white marble flooring. This hotel emphasizes on its cultural and tranquil atmosphere which have won hearts of many visitors around the world. Most of all, it offers authentic English afternoon tea that you would not want to miss!
#2 Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
If you are a fan of European royal style of ambience, afternoon tea at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel tea room will never let you down. Indulge yourself in the fairy white tea room with one of the highest quality afternoon tea set, you are a queen for one day. Melktert (milk tart) is the hotel’s signature for tea. Enjoy it with a cup of special brew, Mount Nelson Tea. Do not miss the only taste of Cape Town!
#3 LondonHouse Chicago
A modernist who prefer posh and sleek afternoon tea? Visit LondonHouse at Chicago. Appreciate the beauty of Chicago city at the contemporary design of the tea room. The experience is remarkable. On top of that, the hotel offers creative bites such as butternut squash cannolis and rhubarb, pistachio pie, etc. It also offers wide selections of tea from black, green and even herbal tea to go with your desserts.
#4 The Orangery at Kensington Gardens, London
How can you not to have an English afternoon tea at London? The Orangery Restaurant is a perfect place for an elegant afternoon tea. Authentic English afternoon tea is served with very English kind of décor. Everything is so “English” here!
#5 The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, Canada
The grand tea room is decorated with dark wood and hand-carved chairs. It serves a very special house blend which combine Assam, South India and Chinese Tea leaves. Don’t miss it!
#6 The Ritz, London, UK
The long historical hotel standing at Piccadily in London still conserve the tradition to serve on silver trays since 1906. The hotel is very stringent in attire and make sure men wear full tie suite and women are in formal attire. Needless to say, slippers and sportswear are totally forbidden in the tea room. You will admire how waiter serve your tea and wine with the absolutely professional manner ever.
#7 The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (Arlington, Virginia)
Situated at the heart of the city, Ritz-Carlton has thoughtfully customized 3 selections of afternoon tea which better suits individuals and family needs. For those without children, you may choose between afternoon tea and Tea Royal with homemade scones, sandwiches and pastry delights with teas and champagne cocktails. As for children, the hotel offers Teddy bear Tea which will definitely delight your little ones with a variety of sweet treats.
#8 Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Visit Eastern & Oriental Hotel at Penang brings you back to British Colonial era. The tea room decorated with white and desserts served with beautiful chinaware make you feel you are time travelled back to 18th century. The best part is if you can get a table along the Strait of Malacca. Enjoy your afternoon with sea breeze while munching your delectable, delicate pastry.
#9 The St. Regis (Washington, D.C.)
The six star hotel holds its afternoon tea at the grand lobby. Besides investing in every single detail of the luxury, beautiful décor, the hotel never disappoint its visitors with the most professional service.
#10 Palace Hotel (San Francisco, California)
Picture tells more than words. The breathtaking lounge under the moonlit glass dome and shimmering chandeliers are worth more than 100 reasons that you should go there for a tea.