|The Lobby is bustling with customers having afternoon tea|
We were debating about when to get there as the hotel doesn't take reservations so we decided to play it safe by lining up at 1:30pm.
|Started on the bottom tier with raisin scones|
In any event time passed by quickly as we chatted in line and soon afterwards we got a table on the side closer to the musicians above us.
Pretty much everything's just as I remembered, the silver teapots, navy blue and yellow plates, and of course the three-tier afternoon tea set -- but the price was definitely different -- at a total of HK$580 ($74.68) for two including 10 percent service charge.
Since when did the price get jacked up that high?
Nevertheless we munched on the scones speckled with raisins and smothered them with clotted cream and strawberry jam; then we sampled a variety of sandwiches, cucumber and dill, ground ham, turkey and cheese on pretzel bread, smoked salmon roll, and mini sun-dried tomato tart.
|A selection of savoury sandwiches and tarts|
Considering The Peninsula churns out these tea sets everyday for hundreds of visitors everyday, it's quite amazing the standard is consistent. The afternoon tea isn't absolutely delish, but it isn't inedible either.
We've come to soak up the colonial ambience, take in the quartet playing in the background and while away our Sunday afternoon in decadent surroundings.
|A selection of desserts on the top tier|
Lobby, The Peninsula Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui