Went to the Meritus for Afternoon Tea on Sat afternoon. It was interesting - obviously not as classic as in England - no scones, no sandwiches - but as well as cakes with REAL CHOCOLATE they also had fresh salad and some hot (well, kept-warm) snacks. Tea was extra, I had hot water. Then they tried to charge 5rmb for the water! But they took it off again.
As it was buffet style, 25rmb, I ate a lot, and it did for my dinner too.
The residents’ bar/lounge is possibly one of the nicest bits of the Meritus, and you don’t need to be a resident to go in it.