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Waiting for High Tea

High Tea at the Waiting Room

I’ve eaten a plethora of dainty sandwiches and fluffy scones in my time. So it takes a lot for me to rate a high tea highly (it’s a cross I bear by scoffing yet another macaron). I do adore the atmosphere of the Werribee Mansion’s version and the Langham’s high tea is a sure classic. Yet there’s a new contender in this Earl Grey-soaked town. The Waiting Room has introduced possibly the most aesthetically pleasing and adventurous afternoon tea menu I’ve had the pleasure of indulging in. Bonus points for being held in the luxe, serene environs one of my favourite bars in town. Guests here partake in whiskey-marinated salmon croissants, gin and tonic jellies and miniature pistachio sponge cakes swathed in marmalade alongside exotic teas (perhaps a cup of silver needle or jasmine pearls?) or a glass of proper French champagne. It’s easy to slip from an afternoon of petit fours into an evening of apertifs at The Waiting Room. I suggest you do exactly this and soon.

Afternoon Tea is available daily at The Waiting Room, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank.

High Tea at the Waiting Room

High Tea at the Waiting Room

High Tea at the Waiting Room

2 Thoughts on “Waiting for High Tea

  1. It does look divine!

  2. ‘Twas so pretty Theresa – though I’m a sucker for metallic foil on anything.

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