Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong

If you’re a tea lover then you can’t leave Hong Kong without trying the Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong.  Before we headed back to London, we spent one more night in Hong Kong and had booked ourself into The Peninsula Hotel; one of the most iconic hotels in the world plus it meant we didn’t have to travel far from the lobby to our room while in our scone coma!

Hong Kong Travel Inspiration - Calling all Afternoon Tea Fans! Thinking of heading to Hong Kong on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong...warning the images will make you drool! This luxury hotel is iconic for it's high tea, it's famous guests and for starring in a James Bond Movie!  There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my website www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

You can’t make a reservation for Afternoon Tea, you have to queue on the day and wait for a table (this is how it’s been done for decades and it’s not going to change) but if you are staying at the hotel then you will get priority however you still may need to queue.

Hong Kong Travel Inspiration - Calling all Afternoon Tea Fans! Thinking of heading to Hong Kong on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong...warning the images will make you drool! This luxury hotel is iconic for it's high tea, it's famous guests and for starring in a James Bond Movie!  There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my website www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

Sandwiches

The gluten free sandwiches had all the traditional fillings and the gluten free bread was the best that I ate in Hong Kong however it was still slightly dry – a problem we found with all the gluten free bread in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Travel Inspiration - Calling all Afternoon Tea Fans! Thinking of heading to Hong Kong on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong...warning the images will make you drool! This luxury hotel is iconic for it's high tea, it's famous guests and for starring in a James Bond Movie!  There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my website www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

Scones

They say never to judge a book by it’s cover and in this case don’t judge the scone by how it looks.  Yes it looks extremely dry and the second photo proves this point however they weren’t crumbly and when I nibbled at them (expecting them to crumble in my hand) they didn’t and they were pretty darn tasty – basically they were’t as dry as they looked.  They passed my gluten free scone test with flying colours – they were easy to cut into, I didn’t lose a tooth due to them being rock hard and they were yummy!

Hong Kong Travel Inspiration - Calling all Afternoon Tea Fans! Thinking of heading to Hong Kong on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong...warning the images will make you drool! This luxury hotel is iconic for it's high tea, it's famous guests and for starring in a James Bond Movie!  There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my website www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

Pastries

At first glance the gluten free pastries looked a little sad compared to the pastries that G was provided with but I actually liked what they did with the fruit – they didn’t take the easy way out and just provide a fruit platter they actually jazzed the fruit up!  I now expect all my future strawberries to come out with meringue hats on and my pineapple to be laced with alcohol.

Hong Kong Travel Inspiration - Calling all Afternoon Tea Fans! Thinking of heading to Hong Kong on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong...warning the images will make you drool! This luxury hotel is iconic for it's high tea, it's famous guests and for starring in a James Bond Movie!  There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my website www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

For the Gluten Eating Monsters

Now if you eat gluten then I can show you what is on offer as well as G eats as much gluten as possible.  He enjoyed the afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong but he thought the scones were a little plain and needed a little zest.

Hong Kong Travel Inspiration - Calling all Afternoon Tea Fans! Thinking of heading to Hong Kong on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong...warning the images will make you drool! This luxury hotel is iconic for it's high tea, it's famous guests and for starring in a James Bond Movie!  There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my website www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

Tea

We were given three choices for tea and ended up going for a white tea.  After staying at The Peninsula Hong Kong, I can safely say that I’m now addicted to Jasmine Tea!

Hong Kong Travel Inspiration - Calling all Afternoon Tea Fans! Thinking of heading to Hong Kong on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong...warning the images will make you drool! This luxury hotel is iconic for it's high tea, it's famous guests and for starring in a James Bond Movie!  There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my website www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

Atmosphere

The Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong is served in the lobby and it’s the perfect place for people watching especially with the iconic green Rolls Royce rocks up and everyone stops to see if it’s someone famous.  There is live music played through the afternoon service.

Service

We found the service to be extremely attentive and I was treated like a princess, not a hinderance at all due to my gluten free dietary requirement – my mum would be pleased that her little princess was getting the royal treatment.

As I said earlier, you can’t make a reservation for Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong – my tip would be to avoid the weekend and also if it’s raining as the queues are extra long.   If you’re gluten free then email ahead to advise that you have a dietary requirement and if they could cater on a particular date.

Would I recommend Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong – very much so, I think the Gluten Free Afternoon Tea was definitely the better of the two that I tried while in Hong Kong and the hotel is truly stunning.

Afternoon Tea costs 358 HK Dollars for 1 person and 628 HK Dollars for 2 person (not including the 10% service charge) / approx £60 for 2 persons.

Hong Kong Travel Inspiration - Calling all Afternoon Tea Fans! Thinking of heading to Hong Kong on your next vacation and wanting to eat a yummy afternoon tea. Why not read my review of the gluten free afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong...warning the images will make you drool! This luxury hotel is iconic for it's high tea, it's famous guests and for starring in a James Bond Movie!  There are plenty of gluten free food travel tips and afternoon tea reviews at my website www.aroundtheworldin80pairsofshoes.com

xx

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17 Comments

    • August 15, 2015 / 11:28 PM

      I couldn’t agree more about the scones Lauren; it’s the most iconic part of afternoon tea and they should really be perfect! xx

  1. August 12, 2015 / 2:10 PM

    That does look delicious. I love the little meringue hats! I think it’s great to travel the world via afternoon tea. The Peninsula must have been quite the experience.

    • August 15, 2015 / 11:27 PM

      It was an experience and a half, can’t wait to share more about it on the blog. The meringue hats were a winner! xx

    • August 12, 2015 / 9:44 PM

      It’s such a stunning hotel and definitely the place to visit for afternoon tea in Hong Kong! I’m expecting lots of afternoon tea posts from you now hehe x

  2. August 13, 2015 / 8:20 AM

    Oh I’m so jealous!!! All we did when we were in HK was go into the lobby of the Peninsula for a sticky beak!!! What an experience you had staying there! Haha, I too will always request a meringue hat for my strawberry too! xx
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    • August 15, 2015 / 11:25 PM

      Haha everyone seems to go in for a sticky beak, I can’t blame anyone for doing it as it’s such a beautiful hotel. Yes from now on, it’s a meringue hat all the way for my strawberries! xx

  3. August 13, 2015 / 11:37 AM

    My Dad attempted to make lavender scones with wholemeal flour the other day, when I cut into them they crumbled apart completely, all I could think was ‘Kelly would NOT approve of these’ ;) haha!

    C x
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    • August 15, 2015 / 11:24 PM

      Bless your dad, he sounds so cute making lavender scones! I have such a bad reputation, I had a PR lady tell me that she gave the chef a stern talking too so that he didn’t muck up my scones before my afternoon tea. I’m not a foodie or a food critic – I just like good tasty non crumbly scones hehe x

    • August 15, 2015 / 11:22 PM

      It’s seriously opulent and trust me the rooms in the tower are super high tech; it’s a great hotel! x

    • August 15, 2015 / 11:21 PM

      It’s a gorgeous hotel, will have my hotel review up shortly! xx

  4. August 18, 2015 / 11:24 AM

    Ah bringing back great memories! This was where my obsession with afternoon teas around the world began! Glad to hear it’s kept its high standards all these years later! x
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    • August 23, 2015 / 12:10 AM

      Haha it was pretty special and I have to say the gluten free option wasnt too bad really! And they let us pick a time! x

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