The tradition of making afternoon tea into a meal occasion is said to date back to 1830s’ Britain. Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, made afternoon tea into a fashionable social event around 150 years ago, when she found herself a little hungry between lunch and dinner. She started inviting friends to her home for tea and light refreshments. The craze soon spread and tearooms opened up in the late 19th century, which became the place to meet.
Fast forward to today when many leading hospitality establishments around the world keep this tradition alive by welcoming their guests to enjoy a gentle afternoon of tea and light snacks.
Why not escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s streets and make your way to peaceful and tranquil Red Bean Central at the luxurious La Siesta Central Hotel, 1 Cau Go Street. The 7th floor restaurant’s spectacular views of Hoan Kiem Lake and city skyline creates the perfect natural backdrop for enjoying daily afternoon tea, served from 14:30-17:00.
With its soothing ambiance, muted color scheme of black, white and greys, floor to ceiling windows across the lake, there can surely be no pleasanter place to spend a restful couple of hours than Red Bean Restaurant. Sit back, relax and enjoy our afternoon tea menu that features both Vietnamese and Western delights, together with a selection of teas or Vietnamese coffee if you prefer.
Savory items include fresh spring Rolls with prawn, traditional banh my with pork pate, cucumber and herbs, mini club sandwiches and mini burgers with roasted pork belly and pickle. The sweet tooth is catered for with matcha tiramisu, raisin cookies, ginger cake, passion fruit mousse and fresh fruit. Several varieties of tea, together with Vietnamese coffee are served, whilst additional Western style coffees are available at a small supplement.
Afternoon tea – 180,000 VND++/ pax
14:30 – 17:00 daily
Red Bean Central Restaurant
Hanoi La Siesta Central Hotel & Spa
1 Cau Go Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi