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
- First seating: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Last order at 12:30 Noon) Second seating: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Last order at 3:00 pm) Third seating: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Last order at 5:30 pm)
- Snacks & Beverages
- 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Last order at 8:00 pm
- Live Music
- 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- AFTERNOON TEA
Traditional Japanese green tea carefully selected by our tea sommelier
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.”
More Dining Options
TakeawayCelebrate in the comfort of your own home with artful cakes by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Yusuke Aoki. A selection of cookies, chocolate gifts and homemade pizza from PIGNETO is also available.
estChef Guillaume Bracaval crafts contemporary French cuisine shaped by the Japanese terroir at Michelin-starred est, which known for its eco-conscious approach to fine dining. By sourcing 95% of ingredients locally, our team supports independent farmers, fishermen and foragers across Japan.
VIRTÙPay homage to the art of drinking at VIRTÙ, where our head bartender employs modern Japanese techniques to reinterpret classic French flavours using our world-leading collection of vintage French spirits and rare cognacs.
PIGNETOExperience the joy of abbondanza (a life of plenty) at PIGNETO, where every meal is a relaxed, family-style affair. Sit beside one of the open show kitchens and watch our expert chefs craft seasonally inspired Italian cuisine, or step out onto the lively outdoor terrazza and savour sweeping Tokyo views alongside a selection of Milanese aperitivi.
In-Room DiningWhether it’s a late-night meal, breakfast in bed or a midday pick-me-up, make your selection from our extensive menu and we’ll provide an incredible dining experience in the comfort and privacy of your guest room or suite.