Food and Beverage
The stylish lobby lounge of a 5 star hotel in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui district launches afternoon tea served on fine China. Travel writers and food critics are invited to give it a try. So what’s the verdict?
Following a US$30 facelift, The Langham, Hong Kong, in Kowloon’s bustling Tsim Sha Tsui district has launched The Palm Court, an elegant lobby lounge, which is serving afternoon tea on Wedgwood tea ware that was specially commissioned for the hotel.
The teas are from Wedgwood, as well.
Ranging from yummy finger sandwiches to decadent cakes, pastries, desserts, and scones, the mouth-watering set menu was developed by Reinhard Lackner, an award-winning Executive Pastry Chef from Austria, who has just arrived in Hong Kong.
So what’s my verdict?
The pastries and desserts were rich, creamy, and very, very sweet! They were especially strong on presentation, something that Reinhard obviously takes great pride in.
“I love developing creative designs for my pastries, it is important to ensure the taste and presentation of each dessert complement each other and are pleasing on the eye and palate,” Reinhard says.
“The pastries are presented harmoniously to complement the design of the Langham rose Wedgwood tea ware.”
Overall, I liked those yummy sandwiches the best, and my favourites were the crab, cucumber, and avocado sandwiches and the in-house smoked salmon with creme friache and dill sandwiches.
I also liked the signature caramel eclairs with that crunchy gold stuff on top and those yummy raisin scones served with served with Devenoshire clotted cream with strawberry and rose reserves.
The 498 room hotel recently underwent an extensive US$30 million facelift, which took 3 months to complete.
The hotel is home to a 2 Michelin star Chinese restaurant called T’ang Court and The Artesian, which is modelled after the eponymous bar at the eponymous hotel in London.
Other food and beverage outlets include The Bostonian, The Food Gallery, and Main Street Deli.
The Palm Court, the Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Telephone” (852) 2132-7898.
The hotel is a short walk from Nathan Road and Canton Road as well as the Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East MTR stations, the Star Ferry, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and Ocean Terminal.
The hotel is a short taxi ride from the Hung Hom Railway Station, the Hong Kong Coliseum, Mongkok, and other points on the Kowloon Peninsula.