Le concierge orient


The Lobby Lounge

Pudong Shangri-la 

Why It's #5

One of the original purveyors of tea in luxurious parlours in the east, the experience remains intact here with designer treats and chandelier glow.


The Lobby Lounge

Twelve at Hengshan

A Luxury Collection Hotel

Why It's #4

Beautiful chinese stands accompany delectable morsels in the alfresco space next to the gurgling brooks of this chic designer hotel. 


Le Comptoir

de Pierre Gagnaire

Capella Shanghai

Jian Ye Li

Why It's #3

Savouries and sweets are served on beautiful wares accompanied by tea or champagne. The comely windows give views to the quaintness of the French Concession upon which the property stands.


Cachet Lobby Lounge

The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi

Why It's #2

An originally English enterprise dishing out a quintessentially English affair, tea at The Langham Shanghai is enhanced with elegant Wedgewood wares, yet another English element in the whole flavoursome ensemble.


The Lobby

The Peninsula Shanghai

Why It's #1

We are happy to report that the glamour and success of tea at The Peninsula has been successfully exported to the fine lobby lounge of its Shanghai property. The magic of a three tier here is anchored on tastes and refinements, with commendable effort placed on extending a service so grand, it is intimate.


Eight Treasures Poon Choy  



Poon Choy as a Lunar New Year delicacy has its humble roots in the rural villages of Hong Kong where bits of leftover were thrown into a pot to add to the festive table. Today, Poon Choy is a luxurious classic for the Spring Festival as it is brimming with decadent goodies packed with auspicious meanings. Taking centre-stage is the braised trotter that signifies a good hand with lady luck in the new year. Abalones are also added for a bountiful harvest along with carrots, chicken, duck and prawns, which all denote good fortune in the Chinese culture.