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The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong

Salisbury Road, Hong Kong, China (Tsim Sha Tsui)
852-26966772
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Ranked #123 of 4,366 restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $120
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
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.
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Haifa, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just like the description in the Hong-Kong tourist guide said - It's a worthwhile waiting! We arrived at our Hotel at noon, and nothing could be more proper than going to a 4 o'clock traditional English tea. We took the hotel's shuttle to the Peninsula Hotel, and entered the lobby to find a long line of people waiting for their... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I waited in line for more then two hours for Afternoon Tea. Needless to say once we were seated, the service was not what I would have expected for what we have paid. The waiter rarely came to see if we needed replenishment of tea, sandwiches and biscuits. He seemed bothered by us when we asked for... More

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Hong Kong
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been to the Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel for afternoon tea for years and despite the queuing up each time...have always enjoyed the overall experiences. However, this past Saturday...July 12...the wait time was truly excruciating...almost a two hour wait even though my friend and I (2 people) arrived at 1:30pm...which is slightly before the official start of the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I went for an afternoon tea with my girl friend, we were in the line up for almost one hour, after being sat down it took another 30 minutes for the server to come and take our order. Place was noisy, the onion soup was cold, the hot water for tea was anything but hot. This lobby bar is a... More

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

Dear Farsadkiani, Warm greetings from The Peninsula Hong Kong and many thanks for your valuable comments. It is with great regret that we learn of your very unfortunate experience with us during your recent visit at The Lobby. Your comments with regards to service and the temperature issues have been duly noted and will be followed upon. Our hotel is... More

Macau, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited the famous Peninsula Hong Kong for afternoon tea and it looked like everyone else in HK had the same idea. No doubt, the reputation proceeded itself. We decide to wait in line for a table and the line was quite substantial. After we were seated and had the order taken, i couldn't help but feel like we were... More

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

Dear Rochambeau, Greetings from The Peninsula Hong Kong! With great regret we have taken note of your disappointing experience in our Lobby restaurant during our Afternoon Tea service. Firstly, I would like to extend my most sincere apologies for this very unfortunate incident. Your comments with regards to the quality of food as well as the overall atmosphere have been... More

Washington DC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We arrived at 4PM on a Thursday, so there was not much of a wait. But once we sat down, there was a wait to get a menu and food. I am not sure why. The tea service was fine, nothing spectacular. It had 4 different sandwiches (small size), scones, several cute desserts and a lovely lychee mousse as extra.... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We came for afternoon tea whilst on a three day trip to Hong Kong at the start of our Honeymoon towards Indonesia. Shoes/trainers/t-shirt and shorts are fine before 7pm but no open toe shoes or flip flops. We paid $500HK for tea for two that included a tower of sandwiches, cakes and other delights. A really nice way to spend... More

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After a two hour wait, two friends and I finally managed to have afternoon at the Pen. Disappointingly, it was simply not worth it. With the exception of the scones (which were delicious), everything else, from the ambience to the sandwiches to the service was so frustratingly, annoyingly disappointing. While it all looks lovely - the beautiful lobby area, elegant... More

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

Dear Crazymayo, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent afternoon tea experience with us in The Lobby. I would like to sincerely apologize for the lapse of service and the poor experience which you had with us. At The Peninsula, we are constantly striving to provide the true luxury service and product, thus I am... More

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went to the Lobby with my family just yesterday for lunch and afternoon tea. As my sister was parking in the car park nearby, I headed to the restaurant first and was seated by a male service staff who was very courteous and was presented with a All Day Dining menu. While I was waiting for my sister and mum... More

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

Dear Doraemon_friends, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent afternoon tea experience with us. I am sorry to learn that our service fell short of your expectation, and would like to extend a sincere apology for this lapse in service. Here at the Peninsula, we constantly aim to provide true luxury service and product, and... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

For an American who travels through Asia for two to three weeks at a time - nothing like a roast beef sandwich to make you feel at home. Delicious!

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