The Peninsula High Tea: Albion has not quite left Hong Kong

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The Peninsula High Tea: Albion has not quite left Hong Kong

Under the eyes of the gargoyles in the lobby, a dashing concerto of violins and scones plays on.

Ready for a visit to one of the most venerable British institutions in Hong Kong? At the Peninsula, which has always been a player in Hong Kong's history, teatime is paradise.

Between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the vast lobby, where gargoyles look out over ivory and gold columns that rise to the ceiling, your tea awaits you. A violin quartet plays discreetly. Savoury cakes come first. There is English bacon, local crab, and delicious organic vegetables. Enjoy the simplicity of some savoury canapés and other pastries, typical of the afternoon teatime at the Peninsula, which is among the best in the world. Rarely will you taste scones quite as exquisite as they are here.

For desserts, English clotted cream from Devonshire, of course. Which goes perfectly with the sublime local fruit jams, organic of course.

High Tea at the Hong Kong Peninsula
Salisbury Road
Hong Kong

+852 2920 2888

https://www.peninsula.com/en/hong-kong/5-star-luxury-hotel-kowloon

Menu: around 398 HKD for one person, 718 HKD for two