Every month the Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo holds its special afternoon tea with a constantly changing menu in regard to the season. An étagère filled with sweet and savory goodies waits for you. Within a casual, yet elegant ambience you can enjoy the Shangri-La’s chef´s excellent skills and creations, as well as a breathtaking view over Tokyo out of the Lobby Lounge on the 28th floor.


Since Christmas is right around the corner, this month’s afternoon tea even features lovely Christmas decorations on the table.

You can choose your favorite tea out of a 2page menu, as well as other beverages. During these two hours you can change the sort of the tea as often as you like, as well as getting a refill anytime.

After the tea is served, the étagère full with all the delicacies arrives.


Already the sight of these seven different goodies will make your mouth water!


  1. Chocolate and almond Bouche de Noel;
  2. Christmas tree shaped Mont Blanc;
  3. Snowman cheesecake;
  4. Christmas tree ball-shaped gingerbread macaroon,
  5. A sandwich made of brown bread and filled with roasted avocado, Russian salmon, and yuzu butter,
  6. A Sandwich made of red wine bread and filled with roasted beef, truffle butter, and radicchio cream,
  7. A sandwich made of spinach bread and filled with sliced smoked duck, foie gras butter, and smoked cherry wood honey mustard.

Beside this, you will also receive three kinds of golden brown baked scones (five-spices scones, traditional scones, vin Brule’ scones) with several toppings like jam, honey or yuzu (Asian citrus fruit) butter.


While it´s getting dark outside, the lights of the Lobby Lounge are dimmed and candles are placed on your table which provides the perfect atmosphere for a cozy afternoon with your friends or a romantic date with your partner.


The last two goodies arrives, consisting of gold and yuzu mousse as well as roasted pumpkin royale with curry powder and apples served in a small cup (not included in the picture).

After enjoying this nice afternoon, don´t forget to walk down to the 27th floor and take a look at the big beautiful Christmas tree. The Christmas decorations on the first floor also acts as a nice photo spot and the concierge is happily willing to help you taking your picture.



The Lobby Lounge – Christmas Afternoon Tea
Date: December 3rd (Saturday) – December 22nd (Thursday)
Time: 12:00 – 5:30pm (weekday); 1pm – 3pm & 3:30pm – 5:30pm (weekend and national holiday)
Price: 4,500 yen per person
A reservation is recommended: Tel 03-6739-7888 (English & Japanese OK)
Access: 1min walk from JR Tokyo Station – Nihonbashi Exit; 2min walk from JR Tokyo Station – Yeasu North Exit; 2min walk from Otemachi Station – Exit B7 (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Marunouchi Line, Hanzomon Line, Chiyoda Line or Toei Mita Line); 3min walk from Nihonbashi Station – Exit A3 (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Toei Asakusa Line)
Address: Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8283 Tokyo
Ranking: ★★★★☆
The Lobby Lounge – Christmas Afternoon Tea



Tabea Greuner
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