There’s something about St. Regis’ Afternoon Tea that makes it an incredibly worthwhile experience. Although relatively new to the Cotai strip, the hotel is already making waves in aesthetics and even more competitive in the dining scene. Located on the first floor of the hotel, the St. Regis Bar features a timeless yet contemporary space. It’s more than just a lounge, it’s a conversation starter for everything old and new. While the selection of world class wines and spirits are legendary at this spot, there is an impressive addition to the whole dining experience. Tea and treats take the spotlight in a setting enveloped in sophisticated surroundings.
Adorned in soft purple and earth tones with comfortable leather and plush seats combined with deep pile carpet, the interiors of St. Regis Bar definitely keeps up with the stunning theme that surrounds the grandeur of the hotel. Begin the stylish classic afternoon tea set presentation with finger sandwiches. The smoked salmon with dill cream cheese and pickled red onion was a surprisingly delicious bite. The selection also included egg mayonnaise and watercress, coronation chicken and Iberico Jamon Blazquez ham and Flamengo cheese. The array of sweets was a delightful display. The salted caramel opera was the star of the set but the chocolate eclair and macaron came in too close. The fresh fruit tartlet with creme patisserie and Tanzania dark chocolate cream with coconut and mango provided a good mix to the medley of flavors.
On top of the three-tier curated stand were coquelicot creams with strawberry crumble and dark chocolate and orange milk chocolate lollipop. We suggest you work your way from the bottom to the top to be able to truly savor these timeless treats. We haven’t forgotten the freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and wilkin and sons jams from tiptee. Every piece on the assortment has been individually crafted with colors and textures to deliver a completely unique palate experience. The variety of tea is diverse but the Taiwan Dongding Oolong is highly recommended. They have a wellness tea selection including Buckwheat and Bamboo Tea while the fruit tea selection includes strawberry dreams, summer peach, merry berry, and apple twist. The classic afternoon tea set is priced at MOP $348 for two.
More than just a dining spot, the St. Regis Bar reveals the tale of Macau as a place of harmony. Portuguese artist, Gil Araujo is the mastermind behind the Harmony bar mural. It’s an illustration of Macau’s past and present and the two contrasting cultures of Portugal and China were at the heart of the inspiration behind this distinctive creation.
St. Regis Macao Estrada Do Istmo. S/N Cotai, Macau, +853 2882 8898