Thursday, February 24, 2011

High Tea at the Peninsula Hong Kong

Many people tell us "If you go to Hong Kong, you gotta try the high tea at the iconic Peninsula (Hotel)." We had some spare time one afternoon and we were in the area so we thought we might as well give it a try.

High Tea starts at 2pm and we were there just a little after two. The place was already full and there was a line of about 10 to 12 people. We waited for over an hour to get seated and by that time the queue had gotten quite long.  I don't think it is very becoming of a prestigious 5 star hotel to have customers lining up.

Personally, I think the place is overrated. I have had better food and better service. A platter for two cost HK$398 (A$53) and that is without coffee or tea. Anyway at least I can say "Been there, done that."

Cakes and bread

Chocolate cake. Note the chocolate with "Peninsula" written on it.

Sandwiches.

Scones.

Someone told me it's not the food people go to enjoy, it's the cutlery. I suppose they are right.

The three tiers of goodies for $HK398, plus TAX.

1 comment:

Lrong said...

Been there, done that huh?
Very good alreadea...