Afternoon Tea at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai

The service area for ordering at Peacock Alley
Our seating for afternoon tea at Peacock Alley
Our teas

Since we were staying at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai, we might as well their legendary Red Velvet afternoon tea at the elegant, plush lounge on the hotel’s main floor, Peacock Alley (338 RMB per person/ 588 RMB for two persons).

Our tiers of wonderful pastries and savory items for afternoon tea

Savory pastries and tea sandwiches on the lower tier
Fresh baked scones, jams and lemon curd on the second tier
Sweets on the top tier

There were three wonderful tiers of delicious bites to nibble along with our teas. The lower tier of savory items were filled with citrus salmon tartar, dill sour cream, keta caviar on brioche; duck rilettes, apple chutney, on chopped walnut and parsley on rye bread; thin slices of roast beef, foie grass mousse & black truffle on baguette; marinated scallop, cucumber, asparagus, egg mustard salad, whole wheat toast savories; lemon and shrimp roll, and mini mushroom quiches. All were freshly made and very tasty.

My tea and savories for afternoon tea
A mini quiche and walnut pastry
Raspberry macaron, choux puff, mini blueberry tart
Berry parfait and raspberry mousse

The second tier were fresh baked raisin and plain scones with strawberry preserve, cherry marmalade and vanilla cream. The top tier of sweets were dainty macarons, an airy blueberry mousse topped with black cherry, red velvet whoopie pie, puff pastry filled with lemon custard and a marzipan pastry.

Many who dined here with us were the young women who lunch, families who are very well off, and business people who are having a quick lunch or a cup of tea or coffee here since there is an option to order a la carte. Service is fantastic; the staff are very discreet but knows when to refill your cup of tea or approach our table if we needed anything.

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Waldorf Astoria Shanghai

2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu, Huangpu district
Tel: +86-21-63229988
Chinese address: 黄浦区中山东一路2号, 近广东路


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