Experience afternoon tea with a decidedly Japanese twist at THE LOUNGE, where our wagashi artist and Japanese pastry chef work together to create a colourful and imaginative selection of delectable sweets and savouries in a convivial setting – all topped off with Imperial Palace views.

HOURS

Afternoon Tea
First seating: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Last order at 12:30 Noon) Second seating: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Last order at 3:00 pm) Third seating: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Last order at 5:30 pm)
Snacks & Beverages
11:00 am – 8:00 pm Last order at 7:00 pm

SIGNATURE DISHES

  • 75% Dark Chocolate, Smoked Fig Sansho Pepper Compote, Red Wine Raspberry Sorbet
    MASTERDISH: CHOCOLATE SMOKED FIG

    75% Dark Chocolate, Smoked Fig Sansho Pepper Compote, Red Wine Raspberry Sorbet

  • AFTERNOON TEA

  • MATCHA

    Traditional Japanese green tea carefully selected by our tea sommelier

  • Awabancha Tea
    AWABANCHA

MEET THE TEAM

Portrait photo of Chef Yusuke Aoki wearing black uniform, sitting on sofa

YUSUKE AOKI

Executive Pastry Chef
Multiple award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Yusuke Aoki discovered his talent for dessert-making at a French pastry boutique in Shiga, Japan. The pastry chef and chocolatier honed his skills at hotels and patisseries around the world, including a stint at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, before returning home to Japan to oversee the Hotel’s pastry program.

“The ‘whoa’ look on someone’s face when they taste my dessert makes all the effort worth it.”

Events

  • March 1 to April 30

    Sakura Afternoon Tea

    Rejoice in the colours of spring with our sakura-themed Afternoon Tea. Sweets are decorated with cherry blossom petals and crafted from chocolate and sablé. On the savoury side, enjoy sandwiches scented with cherry blossoms, as well as sakura prawns. JPY 8,800 per person.
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  • Takeaway Cakes and Gifts

    Celebrate in the comfort of your own home with artful cakes by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Aoki. A selection of cookies and chocolate gifts is also available.
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