vic falls hotel1. Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

High tea is served on the Stanley Terrace at the legendary Vic Falls Hotel from 3pm to 5.30pm. Booking is not required just show up, find a table and order. The current price is US$30 and this serves up to four people. It has views over the gorge to the bridge and falls, and you may even spot a zebra strolling over the lawn.

burma2. The Strand,Yangon, Burma

A favourite haunt of Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham, the grand colonial architecture of the Strand Hotel in the former Burmese capital is from a bygone era. High tea served in the Strand Grill restaurant complete with cane furniture and ceiling fans, the tempting tiered stands are laden with sandwiches, cakes and the most delicate petit fours you could wish for.

hongkong3. The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Before the handover, The Peninsula was the haunt of governors, generals and visiting royalty. Little has changed. It remains the height of luxury in Hong Kong and where afternoon tea involves sipping tea from cups of eggshell-thin bone china amongst classical columns, gilded furnishings and carved gargoyles.

From : Wanderlust

19 March 2014