Address: Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
. 广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路
Tel: 6321 0909
Hours: [Afternoon Tea] 2:00pm~5:00pm
Price: [Afternoon Tea] 128 RMB + 10%
A new afternoon tea service at New Heights? Let’s give it a try.
New Heights dining room
The afternoon tea set (128 RMB), served in a glass house adjacent to the main dining room, includes two plates of sweet and savory bites, plus a cup of coffee or tea.
Afternoon Tea Set
On the savory plate, there are three finger sandwiches and a quiche. A few fancy ingredients are involved.
Mini baguette with parma ham, eggplant caviar, dried tomato, black olive
Mini bagel with smoked salmon, cucumber sauce, frisee salad
Sandwich with mimosa eggs, comte cheese and truffle
Quiche with crab and saffron
On the sweet plate, there’s scone with jam and cream, chestnut financier, mini opera cake, raspberry macaron, and a chocolate-covered strawberry.
Mini opera cake
While the food was not extraordinarily impressive, there’s really not much to complain about given the 128 RMB price point. I must say though, that the tea cups used at New Heights are extremely ill-designed, resulting in water spilling all over our table. This definitely needs to be changed.
New Height’s high stools aren’t conducive to long hours of sitting and the tables seem inappropriately small for the large plates, so if ambiance is what you are looking for, try afternoon tea at the Park Hyatt instead. On the other hand, if you happen to be looking for a place to grab a quick bite while strolling around in the Bund area, afternoon tea at New Heights could be exactly what you are after.
Unfortunately it was drizzling on the day of my visit, otherwise New Height’s breezy terrace should be a very pleasant stay.