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The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong

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Tsim Sha Tsui
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Salisbury Road, Hong Kong, China
+852 2696 6772
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Nothing is more evocative of the olden days of Hong Kong than Afternoon...
Nothing is more evocative of the olden days of Hong Kong than Afternoon Tea beneath the neo-classical arches of The Peninsula Lobby. Step through the hotel’s main entrance and change gear, as this living example of history takes you back to a more gracious world when there was always time for tea. With The Lobby Strings for musical company, your toughest decision will be when to visit this most elegant rendezvous for a drink or a meal.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula was excellent. Food and the Tea were first rate. The only downside was the queue. Afternoon tea commences at two so we got there at one forty but still had to wait sixty minutes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Bobbelar
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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606 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Afternoon tea at The Peninsula was excellent. Food and the Tea were first rate. The only downside was the queue. Afternoon tea commences at two so we got there at one forty but still had to wait sixty minutes.

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peninsula_phk, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for sharing your valuable comments on The Lobby. We regret to learn that you are disappointed by the first-come-first-served seating arrangement. The Lobby has been serving guests since the opening of the hotel in 1928. With 86 years of history, the restaurant is one of Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks and the Classic Afternoon Tea... More 

Malmesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent value 3 course fixed-menu in a marvellous setting. No queues and better value than the popular tea and cakes served here during the daytime.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a treat! Very pricy, but a nice indulgence. The lobby is truly beautiful, so if you have a few hours to just relax, this is a delightful way to do it.

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Cincinnati
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

After days of exploring the many attractions of Hong Kong, it was always a pleasure to leave the street-scene behind and enter the peace and quiet of the Lobby. Despite the movement of many travellers arriving and leaving, there was never the noise and hustle and bustle that even expensive hotels cannot avoid. The natural wood and stone surfaces as... More 

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Vienna, Austria
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Place retains the aura of English Tea Tradition. Excellent teas ad coffee, simply superb pastries and "sweets" Great service and nice atmosphere pricey but worth every penny Will I go again? Yes, plenty tailors around to fix my clothes

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Amsterdam
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

What a relaxed start of the day in a city that never sleeps. The breakfast buffet is excellent and the service so sweet, Walking in the second day is as if they know you for a long time. Very relaxing area and you'll see the sun rising in the morning.

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hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of my favourite places for afternoon tea. A piece of advice skip lunch or you will not be able to enjoy it to its full extent.

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Manila
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Hongkong is a popular destination especially during sale season. Although my family and I tend to choose less swanky hotels, we do not scrimp on the local cuisine. Be it the Chinese /Cantonese fare or English /continental . The Peninsula lobby is our top choice when it comes to meeting up with friends staying here or usually at the Mandarin.... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had an afternoon by myself ,and had tea cakes sandwich's and even had conversation with two very nice elderly American's, it was relaxed .It felt like a scene from an Agatha Christie novel

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Memphis
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Although tea was going on when we arrived, we waited and had breakfast in the lobby. Really special.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salisbury Road, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Phone Number: +852 2696 6772

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 120
  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

Description

Nothing is more evocative of the olden days of Hong Kong than Afternoon Tea beneath the neo-classical arches of The Peninsula Lobby. Step through the hotel’s main entrance and change gear, as this living example of history takes you back to a more gracious world when there was always time for tea. With The Lobby Strings for musical company, your toughest decision will be when to visit this most elegant rendezvous for a drink or a meal.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighborhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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