Floating Garden Vegan Afternoon Tea

A vegan high tea with earth, water, and sky in mind

By Kim    - 2 min read

Of the numerous afternoon tea events taking place this summer, one of them caters to vegans in an incredibly aesthetically pleasing way. The Floating Garden Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho is scheduled to run from June 1st until August 31st, and it features a 100% plant based menu designed with earth, water, and sky in mind.

Photo: Seibu Prince Hotels Worldwide

The sweets plate in particular looks just like a real succulent garden, with edible elements designed to emulate the look of moss and stone. Some of the highlights include the edamame and matcha tart which is reminiscent of a cactus, and a cherry cake topped with fresh berries. Scones served with a variety of jams are also part of the sweets selection, and they are made gluten-free by utilizing rice flour instead of standard wheat flour.

The scones are gluten-free, as they use rice flour as opposed to wheat flour
The scones are gluten-free, as they use rice flour as opposed to wheat flour (Photo: Seibu Prince Hotels Worldwide)

The "water" element of the afternoon tea menu is the soy milk and coconut pannacotta, and the "sky" element is the savory plate which uses dry ice to create a cloud-like appearance around the veggie-filled dishes.

Dry ice creates a mist around the savory plate to emulate the sky
Dry ice creates a mist around the savory plate to emulate the sky (Photo: Seibu Prince Hotels Worldwide)

The Floating Garden Vegan Afternoon Tea is priced at ¥7000 per head, and reservations are required by at least 5 pm on the day prior to your intended visit. These can be arranged via the hotel's website, or by phone on 03-5400-1195 between the hours of 10 am and 5.30 pm.

Getting there

The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho is located just a minute on foot from Akasaka Mitsuke Station, which is served by the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Marunouchi Line (via the Akasaka underground walkway D towards Kioicho). Alternatively, the venue is directly linked to Nagatacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line - take exit 9A.

For those who opt to drive, on-site parking is available at a rate of ¥600 per hour.

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Sleiman Azizi a month ago
More vegan growth in Tokyo. It's definitely a positive trend.
Kim Author a month ago
Yes, that's such a good point! I feel like this one is almost too cute to eat, it's so elaborately and thoughtfully presented!