Mon to Sat, 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm; Sun, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon to Sun, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Afternoon tea set
French cuisine highlight
Located at the top of the grand winding staircase in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt hotel in Wanchai, Tiffin offers a relaxed lounge feel with live music to complement every meal. The live entertainment includes piano at lunch, a classic trio during afternoon tea and a jazz quartet at dinner. At the centre of the open dining room, which overlooks the lobby on one side and offers views of Central’s skyline and Victoria Harbour on the other, are various buffet stands offering a selection of delectable dishes. Plush lounge chairs and low dining tables surround the buffet area and offer a comfortable, laid-back dining environment.
Tiffin offers something for everyone, with stations including fresh seafood, roasted meats, seared foie gras, prepared hot dishes, and a dazzling array of desserts. Thai and French cuisines make a strong showing during the dinner buffet. Thai offerings include refreshing pomelo and green papaya salads, well-executed pad thai noodles, and a variety of curries. The braised pork spare ribs with honey are delicious on a bed of fluffy white rice – the meat is so tender it falls of the bones and the soy and honey reduction is addictively good, although a tad on the sweet side. The French station boasts a gorgeous rendition of seafood in papillote, with tender, flaky fish cooked with capers, olives and vegetables in parchment paper and served with an optional cream sauce. Don’t miss the foie gras station, which includes generous portions of seared foie gras served with your choice of roasted apples or peaches. The cheese selection is excellently curated and very well matched by the accoutrements, which include a fig and walnut bread and quince marmalade. The pièce de résistance is the dessert buffet, which features an impressive ice cream station with unique flavours such as praline pop ice cream made with caramel popcorn, in addition to a decadent selection of cakes, tarts, cream puffs and puddings.
A limited selection of wines by the glass or bottle are available but to maximise the decadence, opt for the beverage package which includes unlimited house wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee for HK$188.
Friendly servers whisk away used plates and refresh drinks efficiently – sometimes even before patrons are finished with them. While the wait staff always provide service with a smile, service could be improved if plates were cleared at the same time for guests at the table, and if waiters wait to confirm guests are done with a plate before taking them away.
At HK$628 for adults and HK$314 for children, the dinner buffet is reasonable (considering most brunch buffets go for more than that nowadays). The careful selection of offerings prepared with quality ingredients, and the extravagant dessert selection, makes it good value for those with big appetites.