My husband and I had afternoon tea twice at the Peninsula Hotel during our trip to Hong Kong. The hotel lobby itself is beautiful, and the live classical music definitely adds to the atmosphere. There was a 30 minute wait both times that we went (arriving at about 3:00), which wasn't that big of a deal - we actually ended up having a great conversation with the couples in front and behind us, and ended up asking to be seated together. Hotel guests can make reservations, but otherwise it is first come first served. There is a dress code, but only that you can't wear flip flops - which only seemed to be enforced against men. After 7:00 PM gentlemen must wear long pants.
The tea itself was pretty good - not the best we had, even just in Hong Kong, but certainly enjoyable. We did the standard high tea for two set. The scones and pastries were excellent, but neither one of us was particularly fond of the finger sandwiches (lots of mayo). The service was pretty good, given how busy the staff was with the entire lobby full.
Overall, definitely worth the trip. The hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the Kowloon side of the Star Ferry, and about the same distance from the MTR station at TST.
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