I was lucky enough to be taken to enjoy an elegant afternoon. A high tea at the Stamford Plaza Hotel located on North Terrace. We were welcomed by a frendly porter who kindly showed us to the lift to where the high tea was held. It was in the Crystal Ball room. It was a room which could be set up differently every Sunday depending on how many bookings were there. The chairs were decorated with a satin sashes. There were crystal chandeliers and glass windows overlooking Parliament House and North Terrace. There was a piano in the back corner, it looked beautiful.
Classy afternoon tea!
We were seated down at our table, there were the classic china to serve our tea or coffee. We were also served with a glass of sparkling each on arrival.
It wasn't long before the pianist started playing music, and followed by singing. It was so relaxing. Moments later, our three tier high tea was brought to our table, it was pretty impressive. This was the exclusive option.
The bottom tier had Salmon gravalax on pumpernickel, curry puffs, cucumber prawn bites, duck liver pate with pinot noir jelly and smoked chicken avocado sandwiches.
The salmon was very fresh, as in there was no fishy smell. Curry puffs were homemade and we actually tasted curries. Cucumber was crunchy and the prawn was sweet. The duck liver pate was tasty especially with the jelly. The smoked chicken with avocado filled us up. That was probably enough for lunch already, we thought to ourselves, still two more tiers left.
The middle tier had simple scone with jam and cream. The scones were still nice and warm when we went to eat it. There were two different types scones, the other was was made with pumpkin and rocket. We had them with goat curd, some people may find it very cheesy but for me it was perfect.
It took a while before we could start the third layer, by then endless cups of coffee and teas were served. I didn't know which of the desserts to start. There were handmade chocolates, passionfruit pavlova, strawberry tart, dark chocolate mousse and macarons. I loved the handmade chocolates, passionfruit pavlova was not too sweet which was great. The strawberry tart was delicious to eat too. We couldn't fnish the mousse which were served in a cone, however we did eat the macarons. The flavours were assorted. By then our stomachs were very full. It was a full meal itself.
A few minutes later, we saw that there was all you can eat fruit, strawberries, rockmelon, honey dew, pineapple and marshmallows with a little chocolate fountain. I had to have it and in fact I couldn't remember how many serves I had, as it was delicious.
I would recommend this high tea to anyone, there's a couple of options to choose from, $29 for the heavenly high tea, $35 for the Indulgent and $45 for the exclusive high tea. A great way to spend a classy and relaxing afternoon.