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[Shanghai] The Living Room at Park Hyatt

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The Living Room at Park Hyatt

Add: 87/F, Park Hyatt Shanghai, 100 Century Avenue 世纪大道100号, 上海柏悅酒店87楼
Tel: 6888 1234
Hours: [afternoon tea] 2-6pm
Price: [afternoon tea set] 218 RMB + 15% [tea/coffee] 60~65 RMB + 15%
Visited: May 2011

Instead of going up to the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) for a view of the Bund and be tortured by the clutter and clamor of rowdy tour groups, do yourself a favor and spend the time and money on an afternoon tea set at The Living Room at Park Hyatt. This bright and airy residential style lounge, located on the 87th floor of SWFC, offers a commanding view of the city that changes as the sun sets.

Daily tarts, 65 RMB/slice.

Eclairs, 35 RMB each.

We chose the afternoon tea set (218 RMB), which includes a dainty selection of sweet and savory bites, as well as a cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. While no one single item stood out as extremely memorable, everything on the plate was delicately put together and each tidbit a pleasure to eat. 

Pistachio macaron, sour cherries.

Raspberry eclair.

Apricot egg tart.

Chocolat hazelnut crunch.

Classic scone.

Home smoked salmon, cream cheese bagel.

Crab meat quiche, basil, roasted capsicum, avocado.

Parma ham sandwich, egg salad, rocket leaves.

Crepe, mushroom, tomato, goats cheese.

Ice latte, 65 RMB (included in the set).

To fulfill the minimum spend of 150 RMB/person, we tagged on another a pot of rose tea with petals (65 RMB) and a passion fruit eclair (35 RMB). The tea only had a slight rose accent, which I actually preferred as I’m not a fan of heavier rose fragrance. The passion fruit eclair was not so memorable.

The Living Room at Park Hyatt is an ideal place to spend the afternoon. They do not take reservations, so come early (tea starts at 2pm) to secure a window seat and enjoy changing views of the city as the sun sets. Bring a friend, bring a book, bring a relaxed mindset.

For more high tea options in Shanghai, take a look at the Shanghai Afternoon Tea Guide.

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May 18th, 2011 at 7:57 pm