Are you enticed by the combination of chocolate and raspberry? Do you enjoy a fusion of dark, elegant and beautiful in the theme of Alice in Wonderland? Do you see yourself as a Queen of Hearts or a princess aspiring to take her place?

If that confluence of themes and flavors has piqued your curiosity, and you happen to live in the Nagoya area, The Strings Hotel wants to propose a very special afternoon tea set, along with a gorgeous parfait for your enjoyment.

Dark Princess Afternoon Tea - Alice in Wonderland

The New York Lounge, an all-day afternoon tea lounge and bar, will offer "Dark Princess Afternoon Tea - Alice in Wonderland" from April 1 (Thursday), 2021 to June 30 (Wednesday), 2021, in an elegant and luxurious space with large windows overlooking a majestic cathedral, high ceilings with sparkling chandeliers, and sofa seats for relaxing.

The Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, the Card Soldiers, and other characters from the story are used to express the theme of "dark princess" with primary accents in raspberries and chocolate. Of particular note is the "Queen of Hearts Raspberry Verrine" on the uppermost tier, which is a raspberry shortcake reconstructed in a cup. It's one of the hotel's pastry chef's specialties.

Enjoy the most Instagrammable afternoon tea in Nagoya. A special photo spot will be set up at the entrance of the store. You can imagine you've wandered into the world of "Alice in Wonderland".

Menu details

First Dish - Seasonal "Beauty Soup"

Savories: Chef's special savory of the day (Example: Red wine pear compote, cured ham, arancini, marinated seafood)

Scones: Plain scones, cheese scones (mascarpone cream, honey, confiture)

Afternoon tea stand:

  • Top: Queen of Hearts Raspberry Verrine, Twisted Lollipop Chocolate, Raspberry Chocolate Macarons
  • Middle: Card Soldier Raspberry Chocolate Opera Cake, "Eat me" Cranberry and Raspberry Panna Cotta
  • Bottom: Tiramisu Chocolate, Belgium Waffles with Raspberry Sauce

Drinks: Free refills on about 30 kinds of drinks, including long-established French tea brand "Mariage Frères" and freshly ground coffee.

  • Offered from April 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2021
  • Price: Weekdays 3,410 JPY, Weekends and holidays 3,795 JPY (inclusive of tax, exclusive of 15% service charge)
  • Online reservations

"Dark Princess Afternoon Tea - Alice in Wonderland" Parfait

The Strings Hotel Nagoya is also offering a gorgeous parfait which alone is worth a visit but can also be combined with the afternoon tea set above.

This sophisticated and visually stunning parfait expresses a world of red and black with sweet and sour raspberries and dark chocolate. The upper section of the parfait is decorated with playing cards and the lower tier features Rosé Champagne infused with rose essence for a touch of luxury.


  • Available between April 1st, 2021 and June 30th, 2021
  • Where: 1F Gramercy Suite
  • Hours: 11:00 - 22:00 (L.O. 21:30)
  • Price: 1,980 JPY *inclusive of tax, exclusive of 15% service charge
  • Course meal dessert upgrade: +¥880 JPY *inclusive of tax, exclusive of 15% service charge

By - Ben K.