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by Lorelle Catalano (subscribe)
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Published July 2nd 2018
A great idea for that special occasion
Pre-wedding events such as Kitchen Teas or Bridal Showers are fun ways to bring family and friends together before the big day. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a friend's Kitchen Tea, which was held at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne. What better way to celebrate this occasion, than with a spectacular afternoon High Tea.

Rendezvous High Tea
Rendezvous High Tea


Rendezvous High Tea
Kitchen Tea Celebrations


The Rendezvous Hotel is a century old historic building within Melbourne CBD. Originally built in 1913 as the Commercial Travellers Association, this classic building oozes architectural old-world charm. Mahogany timber, leather armchairs, and black marble columns tastefully decorate the traditional interior foyer and bar area.

Rendezvous High Tea
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne


As you head down the grand staircase to Straits Cafe, where afternoon tea is held, the ambiance changes to a contemporary feel. A modern setting with earth-toned decor delivers a comfortable and cozy atmosphere.

Rendezvous High Tea
Rendezvous Straits Cafe


The classic High Tea is commenced with a glass of sparkling wine. Sip away on your glass of bubbles while you indulge in afternoon tea favorites served on a round silver three-tiered stand.

Begin with your finger sandwiches, savory is usually eaten before sweets. The Rendezvous serve petite sandwiches filled with the traditional ham and cheese, cucumber, tuna and egg fillings.
Then, treat yourself to the fluffy scones. There is always the question of High Tea that remains when discussing the jam and cream etiquette. Which do you spread first? Is it the cream first then the jam, like the Devonshire? Or is it the jam first and then the cream, like the Cornish? Personally, I like to apply my jam first and then top with a dollop of cream. So, I guess it comes down to individual preference.

Rendezvous High Tea
Rendezvous High Tea


Rendezvous High Tea
Jam and cream or cream and jam?


Finally, satisfy those sweet taste buds with an assortment of treats. Mini cupcakes, ganache tarts, fruit-flavored cheesecake slice, delightful macarons, and fresh chocolate coated strawberries all accompanied by freshly brewed coffee or a hot cup of tea.

Rendezvous High Tea
Sweet delights


Enjoy this exclusive afternoon tea with someone special, amongst the grandeur of this centrally located Melbourne hotel. Or book your next special occasion, such as a Kitchen Tea, and celebrate together with a High Tea at the Rendezvous Hotel.

Afternoon Tea at Straits Cafe Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

328 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
03) 9250 1818
Available Thursday to Sunday from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.
$59 per person
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Why? CBD High Tea
When: Thursday to Sunday from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.
Phone: (03) 9250 1818
Where: 328 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Your Comment
Great to know about. Fabulous photos.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5202) 87 days ago
Looks and sounds like the real deal, nice shots Lorelle.
by Kate Blake (score: 3|1285) 72 days ago
Thanks Nadine. It was a great offer.
by Lorelle Catalano (score: 1|46) 86 days ago
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