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.
- Afternoon Tea
- Early Bird seating: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Last order at 12:00 Noon) Second seating: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Last order at 2:30 pm) Third seating: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Last order at 5:00 pm) Fourth seating: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Last order at 7:00 pm) Fifth seating: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Last order at 7:30 pm)
- Snacks & Beverages
- 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Last order at 7:00 pm Food menu is served after 11:30 am
- Please Note
- THE LOUNGE OPERATES WITH REDUCING OPERATIONAL HOURS
- MASTERDISH: CHOCOLATE SMOKED FIG
75% Dark Chocolate, Smoked Fig Sansho Pepper Compote, Red Wine Raspberry Sorbet
- AFTERNOON TEA
Traditional Japanese green tea carefully selected by our tea sommelier
- Tea Mocktail
Meet The Team
YUSUKE AOKIExecutive 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.”
- AUGUST 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30 at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:30 pmView menu
SHINE MUSCAT AFTERNOON TEA
Savour afternoon tea with Shine Muscat as the star of the show. Prized for its crisp bite and juicy sweetness, this extravagant Japanese grape is the ultimate summer luxury. Our elegant spread also features jewel-like sweets and jellies, topped with fresh seasonal fruits. Weekdays: JPY 6,800 (JPY 6,300 for 11:00 am seating). Weekends: JPY 8,855 (JPY 7,084 at 11:00 am seating).
- Daily, 11:30 amView menu
SWEET SUMMER PARFAITS
Indulge in two splendid parfaits blooming with luxurious seasonal fruits. Bite into sweet refreshment in the form of our midsummer parfait, featuring fresh peach and lychee. Later in the season, taste our signature parfait made with Shine Muscat and Nagano Purple – famed grape cultivars that are loved for their rich fragrance and sparkling sweetness. JPY 3,163.
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TAKEAWAY CAKES AND GIFTS
Celebrate at home with artful cakes by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Aoki. A selection of cookies and chocolate gifts is also available. Advance reservation required.
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