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Published May 7th 2016
Age-old tradition of High Tea served in contemporary fashion
You may know of The Westin Melbourne as one of the city's finest luxury hotels positioned right in the heart of the CBD. What you may not know of Melbourne's high-end accommodation on Collins Street, is the opportunity to enjoy the age old tradition of High Tea served in a contemporary fashion within The Westin Melbourne's hotel lobby.
High Tea at The Westin Melbourne c/o westinmelbourne.com
You are served your very own three tier set, filled with an exquisite collection of contemporary sweets and savouries. A far cry from your standard finger sandwiches and cupcakes, High Teas at The Westin Melbourne introduce creative little eats to your tummies.
Should you choose to begin at the top of your three tier set, you will start with the familiar fluffy scones, infused with vanilla and accompanied with a rich berry conserve & cream. Moving on to the savouries in your serve, and your tastebuds will explore flavoursome textures. Smoked salmon on rye with lemon myrtle cream cheese filling, delectable egg salad pinwheels with radish and dill, and a nod to the traditional cucumber sandwich, only this time filled with pickled red onion cream cheese.
Note: what you see below is catered for a vegetarian diet, and will therefore differ from your meat savouries.
Sweets are little pockets of yummy bite-size edibles, with a special mention for the apple-pie macarons and chocolate walnut fig 'salami'.
Liquid refreshment is offered by way of Jing teas; a special selection of some of the rarest and most delicious herbal infusions to be found across Asia. Alternatively choose a Vittoria coffee, hot chocolate or go all-out with glass of sparkling wine.
Book yourselves, friends or your loved ones in for a decadent treat, as you watch the world go by overlooking the scuttle of busy Swanston Street. With the Regent Theatre a few doors away, The Westin Melbourne offers the perfect pre-theatre High Tea opportunity. Alternatively book in for a celebration, or simply treat yourselves to a relaxed afternoon tea after a day shopping in Melbourne's heart.
High Tea at The Westin Melbourne is priced at an affordable AUD $49 per person including aromatic coffee or herbal Jing tea infusion. AUD $59 per person includes a glass of sparkles. The Group High Tea package also includes one complimentary high tea for the guest of honour. Book your High Tea at The Westin Melbourne, from 11am onwards, here.