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Published September 11th 2011
High tea has always been a sophisticated and enjoyable past time, but recently the high teas popularity has soared. Petite sandwiches, cakes and an assortment of other sumptuous snacks to sample make a high tea very appealing. It's a great option for a large gathering, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and the like, as well as being a decadent way to have a nice intimate date for two.
I recently had the pleasure of going to the high tea at Sparkle Cupcakery and had a most lovely time. The high tea was actually a gift to my boyfriend and I from my brother and his girlfriend as a thanks for helping them move. They came along too, which made it a very nice day out. It really did make the perfect gift indeed, food, fun and family.
There were little sandwiches, some with cream cheese and salmon, some with cucumber and tzatziki. Accompanied by a cupcake of our choice, strawberries with melted chocolate for dipping, macaroons and a delightful dessert shot of vanilla panna cotta and berry sauce. All washed down with a glass of champagne and a tea or coffee to follow. The best part was the take home box of our selection of 6 delicious cupcakes, so we could continue to enjoy our high tea long after we left.
With such a sweet time had at this high tea, it made me very keen to find another high tea to sink my teeth into, but where to go? Where do they offer the most stunning experience? Do tell, where is the best high tea hosted in Sydney?
The high tea at the Victoria Room is quite the experience...all the well-to-do dressed up in their best and the decor is really something (somewhere between colonial meets tropical). And the food is tasty as well, although the service left a little to be desired for such a swanky place and there is a touch of snobbery. But it was definately enjoyable.
And the Sofitel does a high tea as well, much less atmosphere than the Victoria Rooms and the sweets were a little old and chewy. But the scones were delicious and the service was lovely, so that was definately a plus!
And I've always wanted to try high tea at the QVB!
By Bec Ninness - senior reviewer Monday, 12th of September @ 05:55 am
Vaucluse House Tearooms are beautiful, the high tea is delicate and delicious. You can also tour the gardens and Vaucluse House itself. Free Parking.