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Where to take afternoon tea in Hamburg

The sweetest spots for an afternoon snack or sip 

Class is a dish best served on a dainty plate, and Hamburg is a place that serves it magnificently. Enjoy the elegant side of cuisine, and practice the art of afternoon tea like an elitist at the most luxuroius and tasteful venues in the city. 

Wohnhalle Hotel Louis C. Jacob

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What better way to spend a cosy and pleasurable afternoon than with the time-honored tradition of afternoon tea? From mid-October to the end of March, Hotel Louis C. Jacob regales all those who appreciate British lifestyle with classic favorites such as scones, finger sandwiches, dainty cakes, and of course, the finest teas. All this is served in its atmospheric Wohnhalle lobby. The masterly elegance of the hotel’s interior renders this tea ceremony into an authentic experience that demands to be repeated.

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Park Lounge

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Park Hyatt Hamburg’s second level harbours the Park Lounge where you can order such classics as wiener schnitzel or ceasar calad. Its highlight, however, is their tradtional English Afternoon Tea. The lounge boasts a fireplace, galleries, book shelves and posh cherry wood furniture and simply beckons vistors to spend a foul-weathered, ‘very British’ afternoon there. One could rhapsodise endlessly about the delicious tea, sandwiches, typical scones with clotted cream and irresistible treats from the in-house patisserie.

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Within the history-steeped walls of the moated castle, a very popular photo opportunity for visitors to the beautiful Speicherstadt, you will find a restaurant along with a traditional tea shop. Here, everything revolves around tea and its enjoyment. The restaurant, for example, serves green tea spice bread bruschetta or lemon tea creme brûlée. We highly recommend Sunday’s culinarium breakfast (10am - 3pm). The Teekontor next door has over 250 loose teas stacked in shelves up to the ceiling from across the world.

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Restaurant Gourfleets

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A fresh breeze blows over Hamburg’s charming Fleetinsel (water channel island). With effervescent creativity and great dedication, Chef de cuisine Andre Stolle prepares North German-inspired dishes in the newly-opened Restaurant Gourfleets in the Steigenberger Hotel. Regional ingredients play a major role in the freshness of his cookery. A blazing wood fireplace and a fabulous view of the Alsterfleet provide a much-appreciated feel-good factor. We're quite certain that Restaurant Gourfleets won’t be waiting long for its first Michelin star.

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East Restaurant

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The culinary bandwidth of East Restaurant is definitely wide; it ranges from regional specialities such as North Sea cod to Mediterranean cuisine (including Iberico pork) all the way to sushi and sashimi prepared in masterly fashion. Dessert classics round out the forays into international cooking. The restaurant’s setting, brick Romanesque in a fusion with surrealistic modern design, is just as rich and varied as its menu. Absolutely legendary! This alone is reason enough to stop by East Hotel for a meal.

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Restaurant Ticino’s kitchen fuses with seemingly opposite taste profiles. Here, Mediterranean and French-inspired gourmet cuisine is served alongside first-class renditions of more down-to-earth regional specialities. Chef de cuisine Volker Reich interprets both food styles with a light and subtle touch. The pleasant and contemporary atmosphere that the restaurant at luxury hotel Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall presents is just as suitable for a private function as it is for a business meeting in the evening.

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1 Wohnhalle Hotel Louis C. Jacob
2 Park Lounge
3 Wasserschloss
4 Restaurant Gourfleets
5 East Restaurant
6 Ticino