Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wonderful afternoon high tea at InterContinental Hong Kong

This post is based on my recent visit to Hong Kong in September. I was very busy after returning from the Hong Kong trip, hence only now that I manage to create this special post.

One of my agenda during the trip was to have an afternoon high tea at The Peninsula Hotel. However after 3 (failed) attempts to get a table at its famous tea salon, my husband and I had to give it up simply because of its very long queue. We normally arrived at The Peninsula around 2.30-3.30 in the afternoon and the queue reached up to 30-40 people. Lucky for those who stayed at the hotel because they could have the privilege for having the afternoon high tea in a special/reserved area that always had vacant tables *envy* Anyway, we did not want to waste our time for queueing and after the 3rd unsuccessful attempt we looked for alternative for having a nice afternoon high tea.

We got an advice (errr, from some reviews/comments via google search lol) to go to the Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Hotel in Kowloon that was only 5-10 minute walk from The Peninsula. So, InterContinental Hotel we went to. Upon greeted (no queue!), we were allocated a nice table with  spectacular view of Hong Kong Island and the view was unobstructed. Splendid!

We immediately ordered a high tea set for 2 and I was excited when our order arrived. It was beautifully presented and there were plenty of snacks for up to 3-4 persons lol. The set consist of 3 tier cake stand, a bucket of homemade scones (4 big scones) with fresh cream and jams, and 2 teapots. I admired the beautiful canapes (sweet and savoury) on the 3 tier cake stand and they all tasted fresh and delicious too. I soon forgot about our failed high tea mission at The Peninsula Hotel lol

In the afternoon the hotel also provided a live music performance that gave us a very nice instrumental background during our tea time. What could I ask more for a perfect afternoon tea: stunning view, nice music and delicious food.

A bucket of homemade scones

Beautiful canape
Love the homemade scone!

And what a stunning view that the hotel has offered! This is the view that I enjoyed from our seats. Isn't it spectacular? I could stay hours and hours enjoying the view, do nothing but watch the ships or Star Ferry crossing the busy Victoria Harbour.

The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental HongKong offers a relaxing atmosphere, which is perfect for an afternoon hangout.

And my bag of the day was Chanel Biarritz which also served as camera bag ;)
Love the bag so much as travel companion and the bag has been well tested for its reliability and durability during travelling.


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