During my recent trip to Hong Kong my fellow travellers and I decided to join the queue waiting to enjoy traditional high tea at the feted Peninsula Hotel. This is held daily from 2pm-6pm in the grand lobby, a beautiful area with its neo-classical arches and smart colours.
Waiting was no great hardship as we were entertained by The Lobby Strings and had plenty of time for people-watching in this pleasant space, enjoying the air-conditioning after a hard slog sightseeing in the 37C temperature.
It took about 40 minutes to secure a seat and then we were sipping our tea and making up our minds where to start on the three-tier afternoon tea stands. It was like turning back the clock to a time when such a gentle, leisurely afternoon tea wasn’t such a novelty.
Check out the small slideshow of the goodies on offer – scones, savouries, sandwiches, cakes, macarons…