Gorgeous Metro Manila Places for Afternoon Tea
High tea, anyone?
by 8List | May 10, 2016
4. Writers Bar, Raffles Makati
Fairmont Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue
(02) 7951888, (02) 5559840 | Website
Tea Time: 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Here’s an afternoon tea spot perfect for bookworms. Writers Bar is designed as a library—complete with books and even tributes to significant writers. Their Simply Classic Afternoon Tea set features the finest tea, French pastries, delicious sandwiches and scones with a Filipino twist. If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can update the tea set to include a bottle of bubby.
3. Chateau 1771
Tea Time: 3pm to 6pm
Feel like French royalty as you step into Chateau 1771. Its bright, elegant and cool interiors will be your refuge from the metro’s humidity. Their Afternoon Tea menu changes daily, showcasing their chefs’ full creativity. That means you can make Chateau 1771’s afternoon tea your new habit, and still get excited about trying something new each day. Despite changes, you can always expect delightful bits of something sweet and savory, French Press coffee or tea, and champagne.
2. The Lobby, The Peninsula Manila
Ayala Corner Makati Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
(02) 8872888 | Website
PHP990 (set) or PHP1350 (buffet)
Tea Time: 2:30 to 5:30pm
The Lobby has been serving one of the metro’s best tea sets since 1994. Fast forward to 2016—their Afternoon Tea is as fantastic as ever and has become a top hotel attraction. The menu changes seasonally, sometimes even having themes like “Tastefully Thai.” Decide what to sip on while being relaxed by a classic flute and guitar duo in the background.
1. TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Tea Time: 3pm to 6pm
TWG’s luxurious ambiance sets the perfect mood for a leisurely afternoon—sipping on premium tea and nibbling on scrumptious food. Gold dominates its exteriors while colorful cans of tea fill the room. As you step in, warm service will greet you and make you settle in comfortably.
When it’s time to order, TWG’s knowledgeable servers will help you decide between two of their tea set menus. They’ll also walk you through their wide selection of high quality teas from around the world. Look forward to dishes perfectly infused with tea. For example, how does Prawn with Silver Moon Tea Cream sound?
Spend the next afternoon lounging around at these tea spots! And if you have other favorites, sound off below! This article originally appeared on 8List.ph.