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High Tea at the Intercontinental Hotel

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by Marian Tisi (subscribe)
Sydney Writer
Published April 6th 2013
Calling all high tea lovers
Some of the delicious delicacies on offer at the Cortile Lounge.

High tea at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney isn't your average high's far, far more. And by more I mean literally much, much more. It is perhaps the ultimate high tea lover's dream and here's why:

Treats range from divine tea sandwiches and mini pies to a mouth watering array of delicious delicate sweets like macarons, mini cheesecakes and creme brulee. Add to this some traditional sweet and savoury scones with cream and homemade jam and what more could you possibly ask for? Well, this high tea even has waffles and ice cream as well as crepes.

If you're still not impressed then I've saved the best for last; this high tea is an all you can eat buffet.

You heard right. Instead of the traditional tier service with just enough pieces for each person, this high tea is an unlimited smorgasboard of deliciousness. But be warned, you will suffer from serious food coma afterwards. After all, it all looks so tempting that it's practically sacrilegious not to try almost everything on offer. And the food is well worth the pain of over-indulgence...where else can you keep going back for more helpings of your favourite high tea dish???

Not only is the food delicious, their tea is equally impressive. Whilst they don't have a huge selection of tea, I chose the Irish Malt and it was simply lovely. The staff are also very attentive and polite, quickly clearing plates and constantly replenishing the buffet.

Oh, and I almost forgot to add...there is a divine selection of fine cheese, crackers and fruit platters...simply perfect with that glass of fine bubbly.

This high tea doesn't come cheap, although considering what you get for your money it is well worth the price. High tea at the Cortile Lounge will cost you $50/person and includes a glass of sparkling upon arrival, Ronnefeldt loose leaf tea, coffee or a refreshing iced tea.

To spoil yourself even further you can opt for the $65/person menu which comes with a glass of Bollinger Special Cuvee. The Cortile Lounge has two sittings a day. The first is from 1.00pm to 2.30pm and the second session is from 3.00pm to 4.30pm.

High tea at the Intercontinental's Cortile Lounge is certainly an experience you'll remember. One last word of advice though...make sure you save room for dessert!
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Why? For the love of high tea.
When: Every day of the week.
Where: Sydney
Cost: $50 & up
Your Comment
For that price you definitely want to make the most of it. Grab as much as you can, and whatever you can't finish, wrap up in a napkin and take home of later!
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2840 days ago
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