Welcoming the most anticipated festival of the year, many of us would rather be indulging in holiday treats and the rare spell of cooler days. In response, Bangkok’s top luxury hotels have unveiled delectable festive tea sets to help get the celebratory spirit going. There may be a lot to choose from in the high tea scene, but here we’ve gathered our Prestige Picks of the best in town. From classic gingerbread men to Santa-shaped macarons, these are Bangkok’s best festive afternoon tea sets you have to try this holiday season.
SO Sofitel Bangkok’s Fashion Hi-Tea
What’s better than an afternoon of high tea? High tea with a view. Indulge in a specially curated selection of divine savoury and sweet treats, set against breathtaking panoramic views of Lumpini Park. The festive edition of SO Sofitel Bangkok’s stylish Fashion Hi-Tea set, expect holiday-inspired delicacies from snowman-shaped sweets to vanilla raisin scones and savoury cocktail bites. The set comes with coffee and a selection of fine tea, but you can also opt to get a set for two with free flow champagne.
THB3,000++ per couple (includes free flow champagne). Available everyday, from 2:30-5pm. For more information, call 0 2624 0000.
W Bangkok’s Festive Afternoon Tea
On the once-a-year occasion where the weather outside is actually nice, make the most of the cool spell by enjoying an outdoor seating experience—you’ll have to wait till next year to be able to sit outside sweat-free again. W Bangkok’s chic The House on Sathorn provides the perfect place. Opt for the Festive Afternoon Tea set to enjoy holiday morsels ranging from turkey cranberry finger sandwiches to Santa-shaped sable cookies and many more delights, surrounded by the relaxing—and photogenic!—ambiance of The Courtyard.
THB2,250++ per set (includes two pots of TWG teas and two Bellini cocktails). Available from December 20 – January 2, 2019, 2:30-5:30pm. For more information, call 0 2344 4025, or visit thehouseonsathorn.com.
Peninsula Bangkok Festive Afternoon Tea
For many of us, the Christmas and countdown season brings memories of lounging at Peninsula Hotel’s lobby as children, listening to live trio renditions of classic Christmas carols. Keep the tradition alive by indulging in Peninsula Bangkok’s festive-themed afternoon tea. Specially crafted by executive pastry chef Nicolas Pelloie and his team, expect delectable delicacies ranging from freshly baked scones to sandwiches and sweets inspired by the festive season.
As an added bonus, your high tea comes with an act of goodwill before the year end, as a portion of the festive afternoon tea sales will be donated to Make A Wish Foundation Thailand and UNICEF Thailand.
THB2,500++ for two (includes two glasses of Peninsula champagne). Available from December 1 – 31, 2-6pm. To book your seats or find out more, call 0 202 888, or email email@example.com. peninsula.com.
Siam Kempinski’s Festive Afternoon Tea
Siam Kempinski’s new Festive Afternoon Tea set is a scrumptious way to feel like the holidays have begun. Enjoy savoury bites such as salmon tarts on pumpernickel bread. There are also mini mince pies, medium-rare roast beef, smoked turkey and parmesan sablé with truffle liver pâté.
Desserts-wise, don’t forget to try the eggnog éclairs or the red velvet holiday trifle and mulled-wine flavoured macaroons. The traditional festive fruitcake is also a must. The best part? You can enjoy the afternoon tea set with a glass of sparkling Prosecco, or bubbly from Louis Roederer.
THB1,500++ per person (includes a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne). Available everyday until January 7, 2019 from 2-5pm. For more information, call 0 2162 9000 or visit kempinski.com.