It’s always nice to celebrate a friend’s birthday by taking them out somewhere special. Food always brightens up anyone’s day and I thought going to high tea with my friend Alex would be an ideal gift for her 18th.

Me :)

Me 🙂

Alex, birthday girl

Alex, birthday girl

I have always been fascinated with the architecture of the Queen Victoria Building. On the northern end of level three situates The Tea Room. High ceilings display beautiful patterns with light blue walls. We were seated at a window with a view of the bustling city.

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Spinach and cheese pastry

Spinach and cheese pastry

High tea commenced with Champagne, which we toasted to the next stage of our life. This followed by a three-tiered range of assorted sandwiches, petit flours, savoury pastries and scones. We started with the spinach and cheese pastry followed by sandwiches filled with chicken, egg, ham and cucumber. All were delectable and irresistible!

Ham sandwich

Ham sandwich

Egg sandwich

Egg sandwich

I found the little tarts filled with parmesan and polenta to be a little bland. We highly enjoyed the plain and raisin scones accompanied by clotted cream and jam. The cream was thick and rich working perfectly with the sweet sugary strawberry conserve. We loved them so much that we ordered two more! The waitress was very kind and gave them to us on the house.

Parmesan and polenta tart

Parmesan and polenta tart

Scones

Scones

Jam and Cream :)

Jam and Cream 🙂

The red and green peppermint macarons were a festive touch to the Christmas season. Passionfruit melting moments were packed with flavour and the salted dark chocolate tarts were a hit!

Peppermint macaron

Peppermint macaron

Fruit tart, chocolate square and passionfruit melting moment

Fruit tart, chocolate square and passionfruit melting moment

Chocolate tart

Chocolate tart

We purposely saved the first tier of sweets till last, especially the red velvet cupcakes. Unfortunately the cupcakes did not meet my expectations. The cake tasted plain and the cream cheese icing was overpowering. I particularly liked the fruit tart filled with smooth vanilla custard. The heavenly chocolate sponge squares looked exquisite and displayed their emblem.

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes

Two golden teapots filled with their specialty green dragon tea was a cleansing way to end our afternoon. We had a splendid luncheon and I would definitely visit again, particularly for the scones!

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missemzyy xox

 

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December 12, 2013
December 12, 2013

Missemzyy

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    Annie

    December 16, 2013

    What a fun way to celebrate a birthday! All the food looks so cute and tasty!

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