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Published May 5th 2015
Savour the flavours of fine tea and delicious treats
Nestled amongst new, tall city buildings, the quaint Terrace Hotel is a historic hotel with the fine trimmings of yesteryear. This is a place where time slows down and you can stop to savour the flavours of fine tea with tantalising treats and scrumptious sweets.
The Terrace Hotel Perth. Photo courtesy of The Terrace Hotel facebook page
The Terrace Hotel encompasses the heritage listed St George House built in 1892, and is a splendid example of terrace style buildings developed along St George's Terrace in the latter part of the 19th century. Afternoon tea is served in the elegant dining room or on the picturesque garden terrace.
My daughter and I enjoyed High tea at the Terrace Hotel for her birthday outing. We started with a glass of French champagne and then chose our tea from the exquisite selection of Harney & Sons teas, which included traditional, herbal and exotic tea choices. We decided to be adventurous and tried the Chocolate Mint tea and the Grapefruit Vanilla tea. Both were absolutely delicious and fortunately our pots were freely refreshed, so we could sit leisurely sipping tea all afternoon.
We loved the way each person had a different teacup, saucer and plate setting. Each individual setting was delicate and pretty. Afternoon tea was served on the traditional three-tiered stand beginning with fresh scones with clotted cream and jam. Our delicious sweets included an exquisite tiered pistachio gateau, passionfruit tart and a delicate chocolate profiterole. We loved the savoury finger sandwiches as each had a different bread and delicious fillings.
The afternoon tea menu changes from week to week but both high tea choices, of the Temperance Package or the Daisy Package, always include freshly baked scones, exquisite sweets and tasty finger sandwiches, and of course an endless pot of hot tea. To make your afternoon tea outing extra special The Daisy Package also includes a glass of French Champagne.
Dietary requirements can be catered for, including allergies. Vegetarian or gluten free options are available (Advise any dietary needs at the time of booking).
When: The Terrace Hotel offers High Tea every Saturday & Sunday afternoon from 1-4pm.