Where To Eat & Drink

Afternoon Tea at Imperial Palace Seoul

Yesterday was the third day of the three-day Seol Nal (Korean Lunar New Year) holiday. Hubby and I woke up late and ate the leftover Seol Nal food while watching the replay of Misty, a new K-drama that airs on JTBC every Friday and Saturday 11:00 PM. It’s been a while since the last time we got hooked into a K-drama together.

After watching Friday night’s episode, we headed to Imperial Palace for some chill time as suggested by Hubby. I made a phone reservation on the way to the hotel to secure a table for us, then I realized it was still a holiday so the place would not be that crowded.

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Cafe Delmar

Imperial Palace is a four-star premium hotel located in the heart of business and cultural center of South Korea’s thriving capital, Seoul. The hotel features luxurious European styling which caught my heart.

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We ordered the afternoon tea set for two. For the drinks, you can choose only americano or any of the teas in the menu. While looking at the tea selection, I realized that I have all the teas at home and there was nothing new to try. I was about to order a glass of champagne instead when the staff recommended quince tea or mo gwa cha which was not written on the menu. It was something I hadn’t tried so I gave it a go.

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Iced Americano & Quince tea

Drinks were served right away but it took about 20 minutes for the food to arrive.

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With my handsome date.. ㅋㅋㅋ
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Afternoon Tea Set
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Scone and creme brulee
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Croissant & open (tuna and salmon) sandwiches
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Strawberry financier, strawberry eclair, macarons and ganache chocolate

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Here are some more photos…

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Familia Buffet Restaurant

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Just beside the entrance, there is a small bakery section where you can purchase cakes, cookies and dish/tea sets
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Tea sets on display

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Sample table set up for weddings
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Sample table set up for weddings
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Inside the rest room

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Annyeong! 🙂
CafeDelmar
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Cafe Delmar: Lobby Lounge

  • Operating hours: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Number of seats: 106
  • Reservation: (82) 02 3440 8123

How to get there by subway:

Take Seoul Metro Line 7 and get off at Hakdong station Exit 1. Imperial Palace is a 5-min walk from the station.

imperial palace map

Address:

  • 640 Eon-ju Ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, KOREA (06098)
  • 서울시 강남구 언주로 640 (우:06098)
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