Best Children's Tea
Entrance: The entrance to the lobby, where afternoon tea is served, is spacious and bright.
Greeting: When we arrived a host seated us at a lovely table by the windows.
Service: Our server promptly greeted us and gave us an overview of the tea menu. At our request, he kindly substituted a cucumber sandwich in place of the smoked salmon.
Presentation and table décor: The tea service was very charming and included all the customary pieces. The sandwiches and pastries were presented on a tiered server and the scones were served in a basket wrapped in a cloth napkin to keep them warm.
Tea variety: The Peninsula offers a selection of proprietary teas and premium teas which include 11 black teas, 7 green teas, 2 oolong teas and 5 herbal infusion teas.
Food quantity and variety: 3 sandwiches, 2 scones and a variety of tea desserts and pastries.
Food quality: The butternut squash filled pastry was our favorite. We also enjoyed the strawberries and cream that was served to celebrate The Peninsula's 10th anniversary.
Music: Live violin music provided a lovely background for our tea. We thought it was especially nice that the violinist performed from a small balcony overlooking the lobby.
Lighting: The lobby was very bright with lovely chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and lots of natural light from the wall of windows overlooking the terrace and city.
Bathroom: The bathroom was well-appointed, pretty and clean.
Take aways: Peninsula notepad and pen
Extras: The Peninsula has the cutest children's afternoon tea. During our visit, there were many families partaking in tea with their children. The children received a darling plate of tea savories and a teddy bear.