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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 #125 of 4,364 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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Yes, there was a bit of a queue for non-residents, but this was a colonial experience that my wife and I loved on our honeymoon. The atmosphere was great, very relaxed and the musical accompaniment was excellent, really felt like we were being taken back in time to when Hong Kong really was a little bit of England out in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I had breakfast here twice and found the experience seamless, tranquil, calm. Firstly, I have a thing about clean menus, so I appreciated that the quality of the Peninsula attention to detail in effect even here. The brioche was delicate and the orange crepes were delicious. Lots of options to choose from and catered to different palates. Lots of drink... More

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Cairns, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A must-do on your Hong Kong visit, tea at the iconic Peninsula Hotel is a lovely, relaxing way to spend a few hours. Listen to the quartet playing a mix of classical music and well-known tunes on the balcony while you indulge your tastebuds with delicious goodies from the three-tiered platter including crustless sandwiches, scones, pastries and attractively presented desserts... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

... unless you are a guest staying at the hotel. Then you may reserve a table for afternoon tea in advance without having to wait on the long queue which usually starts to build up from noon onwards. Alternatively, go there for lunch with advance reservation (+852 2920 2888), and stay on after 2 to 3 pm. Personally, I find... More

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

Dear Sir, We are deeply sorry to learn that you and your wife did not fully enjoy your Afternoon Tea experience at our Lobby during your past visit. We understand that the level of service encountered did not meet up to your expectations and I would like to express our deepest regret for this unfortunate experience. Kindly be informed that... More

Hong Kong
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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