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Mia Saigon: A Riverside Hotel With Luxe Fittings & Decadent Pastries For A Luxurious Afternoon Tea

Kitchen By The River in Mia Saigon is a must-try spot for high tea in Saigon

You don’t have to be in Britain to enjoy a decadent afternoon tea, a classic tradition that allows people to fill up their stomachs between lunch and dinner. 

From a princessy pink-themed cafe for pink lovers to a Victorian-era-inspired solarium for stylish old souls, there are many places in Saigon where you can have a fancy tea. However, if you’re looking for a high tea setting that looks straight out of Buckingham Palace, we strongly recommend Kitchen By The River at Mia Saigon.

Packed with extravagant decorations and classic luxe glamour, the cafe located in the waterfront Mia Saigon is an absolute standout.

It’s located alongside Saigon River and a 5-minute drive from Thảo Điền

Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

Kitchen By The River is located inside Mia Saigon, a hotel alongside the Saigon River in a serene neighborhood of An Phú. This well-heeled ward is only a 5-minute drive from the chic and vibrant Thảo Điền area where the city’s most exciting entertainment hubs are located.

Inside the lounge of Mia Saigon
Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

Mia Saigon is currently housing Gin 8, a phenomenal rooftop bar and Kitchen By The River, a fancy restaurant serving Western-Asian fusion cuisine and splendid high tea.

Kitchen By The River boasts glorious Art Deco interior designs and fancy furnishings

The plush armchairs look straight out of King Louis XV’s bedroom.
Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

If you’re here for an afternoon tea, which begins at 2PM, head straight to the luxurious Kitchen By The River restaurant.

A gilded screen, sconces, and re-imagined antiques help the lounge achieve the Great Gatsby-esque look.
Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

Featuring light beige walls highlighted by draped patio doors that allow for ample natural lighting, elegant polished furniture, and shiny animal figurines that add an extra luxe factor to the room, this roomy lounge glows with a 20th-century aura.

Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

A candle-style chandelier, a painterly floral rug, and a high-shine grand piano lend the space an old-school opulent touch.

As you walk out the patio doors, you’ll find a roomy balcony overlooking a glistening swimming pool, verdant landscapes, and the iconic Saigon River. After having your tea, perhaps you can walk your calories off by exploring the lounge’s lush surroundings at your leisure.

Mia Saigon boasts a spectacular view over Saigon River and the city’s skyline
Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

Palatial and spacious, the lounge makes a perfect backdrop for a timeless menu of tea and finger sandwiches.

A good selection of tea and pastries

Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

The restaurant offers two high tea sets, including the Healthy and the Premium High Tea. 

Priced at VND360,000 (~USD15.63) per guest, the Healthy set comes with a good serving of sweets, and any tea of your choice. 

Those who order the Premium High Tea set, which is priced at VND540,000 (~USD23.45) per guest, can get an extra glass of wine or sparkling alongside their tea and pastries.

Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

Kitchen By The River has a good assortment of crowd-pleasing desserts to pair with its tea, from freshly baked scones to buttery strawberry macarons to super-moist fudge brownies.

Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

For savory treats, expect scrumptious party canapes to share. From prawn crostini featuring crispy toasted baguette slices topped with meaty prawns to mini paninis featuring buttered pressed sandwiches filled with cheese and mushrooms, the house’s beautifully cooked and deftly presented savories won’t disappoint you.  

Image credit: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

Finish your treats off with a hot tea set that comes in various flavors, such as peppermint chamomile, jasmine, strawberry, red fruit rosemarry, and Japanese sencha. 

Keep in mind that your bill will be subjected to a 5% service fee and 10% value-added tax. 

If you’d like some live entertainment to jazz up your tea session, come here on Sunday to see a pianist grace your presence with a good selection of classical pieces.

Why you should check out Kitchen By The River at Mia Saigon for a high tea session

Sophisticated with a timeless vibe, Kitchen By The River at Mia Saigon makes a great place to indulge in a high-class brunch or fancy dinner with your nearest and dearest.

While the place’s prices are on the pricey side, its well-displayed offering of delectable treats and impressive interior designs make it absolutely worth a visit.

Address: 2-4 Road 10, An Phú Ward, District 2, Thủ Đức – Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 6.30AM-9.30PM, Daily – see dining times for various menus here
Telephone: 028 6287 4222

Mia Saigon’s website | Kitchen By The River’s webpage

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Cover image adapted from: Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

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