This Winter, you and your family and friends can indulge in a traditional high tea experience at Morning Star Estate.
Considered to be one of the Mornington Peninsula's premier venues, the Morning Star Estate is surrounded by 22 acres of exquisite gardens and 30 acres of vines.
In the stunning surrounds which overlook the Estate Garden and Port Phillip Bay, guests will be invited to enjoy a fine spread of delightful ribbon sandwiches, warm savouries, scrumptious sweet treats and scones, all prepared in-house by talented chefs.
Upon arrival guests will receive a complementary glass of sparking and all food will be presented on traditional tiered stands and accompanied with unlimited tea.
It is a lovely venue, and the staff are very sweet and helpful.
You are greeted with a lovely view, well set table, and gorgeous tea sets.
Sadly, the high tea is not worth $69. Sorry. I suggest as an alternative that you go to the venue, order something (or, in fact, some thingS to share between all the people at your table) tasty from their dessert menu (incl gluten free options), have a glass of champagne and tea or coffee and really enjoy the atmosphere, without signing up to the high cost of the relatively unfulfilling high tea.
The scones were very good, by the way; good colour, size, crunchier on top and lovely inside, although not served warm. The jam was unfortunately bland, Coles variety scooped straight out of a jar, and a disproportionately small amount for the number of people it had to serve. Also the cream was very ordinary in flavour and far too sparing (we did not do generous helpings and still didn't have enough for the last three scones). I think for the money, and being located in Mornington, this venue could offer some interesting jams, locally made from berry or fruit farms nearby, and could spice up the cream with vanilla pod, or something. And the scones should be warm when served.
Presentation of the serving platter was very nice, and the antique cups were gorgeous.
For the money, I highly highly recommend checking out the Holmesglen Cilantro restaurant high tea on Fridays during school terms. $29 unlimited teas or coffees, three tier platter of savoury then three tier platter of sweet treats. Plenty to fill you up and very tasty flavours, and supporting trainee chefs who do a wonderful job.
Morning Star is a lovely spot, and I do recommend a visit, and even a cup of tea and a bite to eat, but do not bother with the high tea.