Since welcoming its first guests in 1933, The Verandah at The Peninsula Hong Kong has set the bar for high-end buffet dining in the city, playing host to countless family celebrations, special occasions and memorable gatherings along the way. This spring, the much-loved restaurant is serving up an extra helping of Peninsula panache for junior guests with an Easter afternoon tea for children on 15 and 16 April 2017, and the launch of the Sunday Children’s Corner at The Verandah Café from 2 April onwards.
Created especially for kids, and priced at HK$ 398 plus 10% service charge per child, the Easter afternoon tea features a scrumptious selection of seasonally themed delights. These include homemade crunchy chocolate eggs from the hotel’s legendary Chocolate Room, Easter Bunny choux puffs, carrot cake with raisins, rabbit-shaped ham and cheese sandwiches, egg mimosas, mini burgers and sushi roll Easter baskets. Parents, meanwhile, have the option of ordering the classic Afternoon Tea set from The Lobby, which is priced at HK$ 398 plus 10% service charge per person. In the afternoon of both 15 and 16 April, The Peninsula Easter Bunny will hop into action to take photos with guests from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, while a balloon artist will be twisting up all manner of Easter surprises from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
In addition to the afternoon tea, the hotel has arranged a variety of Easter-themed entertainment for young guests on Sunday, 16 April. From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, children dining at any of The Peninsula’s restaurants as well as children in residence are invited to show off their creative talents by taking part in the colourful tradition of Easter egg painting at The Verandah Café.
A fun photo booth featuring an assortment of props and accessories will also be on hand for children to take pictures in, while every child will receive their own giveaway gift bag filled with chocolate Easter eggs to take home.
As well as its appearance during Easter weekend, the photo booth will be a welcome fixture at The Verandah Café every Sunday from 2 April 2017 as part of the restaurant’s new Children’s Corner. Adding to the family-friendly atmosphere, the Children’s Corner will be open to young guests dining at The Verandah’s Sunday lunch buffet, and will also feature an array of dishes designed to spark the imaginations of younger guests. These include multi-coloured homemade vegetable chips, mini beef burgers, hedgehog-shaped BBQ pork buns, dumbbell ham and cheese sandwiches and snail-shaped tuna sandwiches, as well as desserts such as chocolate lollipops, panda cupcakes, American-style cookies and an ice cream station.
The Sunday lunch buffet at The Verandah is available on Sundays and public holidays, and is priced at HK$ 798 per adult and HK$ 588 per child plus 10% service charge.
About The Verandah
With a history that stretches back to 1933, The Verandah was the very first restaurant to introduce the fine buffet concept to Hong Kong, a pioneering tradition it continues to this day. Evoking the golden age of café society, the airy space on The Peninsula’s first floor, which was completely refurbished by Hong Kong-based architectural and interior design consultancy Zanghellini & Holt Associates in 2013, is replete with elegant design touches that pay homage to its colonial heritage, such as the wood-panelled walls, ceiling fans, burr walnut chests and Vincent Sheppard padded rattan armchairs. Open from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm daily, the all-day dining venue serves up an ever-evolving buffet menu of classic favourites, Asian-inspired signature dishes and seasonal selections, as well as an exquisite array of desserts and intricate chocolate creations.