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“Scrumptious afternoon tea” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong

The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong
Salisbury Road, Hong Kong, China (Tsim Sha Tsui)
852-26966772
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Ranked #75 of 4,640 Restaurants in Hong Kong
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.
Hong Kong, China
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“Scrumptious afternoon tea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have to say, this was my first experience of afternoon tea and i'm a convert. Especially when combined with a glass of champagne. The food was really lovely as were the staff. The hotel itself is most opulent and all you would expect from a colonial offering. My only real complaint would be that you cannot reserve a table. This made it a little bit odd when folk were queuing along the lobby, waiting for a table to come free. Upon our first attempt here we arrived to hear the queue was two hours long.......so let that be a lesson. Go early and get a drink in the lobby before afternoon tea is due to be served so you are already on a table :-)

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The Lobby, Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Lobby is architecturally impressive, steeped in early 20th century colonial history, conveniently situated near Victoria Harbour and well worth experiencing for any visitor to Hong Kong. The imposing columns and beautiful ceiling give a classical sense of elegance and calm which makes it an attractive respite from the bustling crowds of Hong Kong. The Lobby is famous for its afternoon teas and it's advisable to go early as there are often long queues because of its popularity. During the evening there is often live music, classical or jazz which creates a very pleasant dining experience. It is well worth going to the Lobby for dinner before a concert at the Cultural Centre at Tsim Sha Tsui which is only a few minutes walk. The Peninsula Hotel is definitely recommended for a special occasion.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“must go place in Hong Kong”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is really a nice place to have a gathering with good friend , family or even alone to enjoy the atmosphere. the food is good, moreover the style of the building and the life music is really good. they do not accept reservation however the waiting time is in average not long (10-15 min), they are organized and the service is good make you feel special. When you visit HK this is one of the must go places.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Peninsula Hotel lobby tea time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It's a place for the celebrity and nice if you look forward to seeing them in person or to be seen, but other than that, it is not spectacular and there are better coffees in Hong Kong.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“High Tea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I had high tea with a friend and it was really nice. The atmosphere is great and you can have views towards Victoria Harbour, i think nothing else in HK has the same experience for high tea,

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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