Palm Court – An Afternoon Tea with British touches

There have long been many rave reviews about the afternoon tea at Palm Court. Located at the lobby of The Langham hotel, it is an elegant space featuring a luxurious and dramatic ambience, also a dessert refrigerator showcasing many homemade treats and pastries.

Palm Court
廷廊

Palm Court
廷廊

Served in the classic three-tier stand, the British Afternoon Tea first includes a list of their signature tailor-made Wedgwood specialty teas. I asked for a Ginger Garden, which is a fresh fruit iced tea served with fresh mint and lychee.

British Afternoon Tea

 The set includes both sweets and savoury finger sandwiches, starting with a strawberry trifle made with sponge light vanilla cream and strawberry jelly. The caramel and praline opera cake is presented with a British touch, very nutty and delightful.

Strawberry Trifle
Soaked sponge layered with vanilla cream & strawberry
British Opera
Caramel & praline layer cake

Those finger sandwiches are made very delicate and soft, including egg and avocado salad in tomato bread, cheddar cheese in white bread, and my favourite is the smoked salmon in yellow corn bread, spread with horseradish and lemon mayonnaise.

Sustainable Smoked Salmon with Crab
Horseradish & lemon mayonnaise on corn bread
Corn-Fed Smoked Chicken
Tarragon mustard, plum tomato relish & malt bread
Free-range Egg & Rocket Cress Salad
Avocado, farmhouse tomato bread
Dill Farmers White Cheddar Cheese
English cucumber, white French bread

Other sweet treats are a Big Ben macaron with a luxuriously strong chocolate hazelnut cream, candied fruit cake and a yogurt raspberry mousse with an almond sponge crust.

Marguerite
Yogurt mousse with raspberry & almond sponge
Big Ben
Chocolate & hazelnut macaron
Royal Fruit Cake
Raisin & candied fruit cake

Selection of Pastries & Cakes

The best part is definitely the homemade scones, so light and buttery and not too crumbly, serve aside clotted cream, strawberry jam and a special rose preserve. It is one of the best I’ve had in town!!!

Plain & Raisin Scones
Devonshire clotted cream, strawberry jam & artisanal rose preserve

In addition, there are live performances such as harp or piano, which would be a wonderful and perfect afternoon completion.

Palm Court 廷廊
Address: Lobby level, The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Telephone: 2132 7898
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 07:00-00:00
Website: http://www.langhamhotels.com / https://www.facebook.com/LanghamHK

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