September 5, 2015

High tea at the Shangri-La, Sydney

I'm wearing a black Kookai dress for the occasion.
High tea stand
Pregnancy high tea stand
Top tier
Top tier
This was yummy!
Shot of custard
  • Afternoon tea $42 per person. $52 pp with a flute of Chandon NV Brut. $65 pp with a flute of Perrier Jouet Brut Champagne.
Mention the word high tea and my eyes light up, and why wouldn't they, every aspect of high tea from dressing up, having a glass of champs and munching on a selection of sweet and savoury delights with the girls is so much fun!  So it was only natural that this year for my birthday I suggested high tea at the Shangri-La.

Arriving at the lobby lounge where high tea is served, we were seated immediately. The staff  were very attentive patiently answering our questions in regards to tea selection from an extensive menu. 

If you have read my other posts on high tea you would know that when it comes to tea selection I can be hard to please, the Shangri-La didn't disappoint, the selection was extensive. I ordered an Italian almond tea which was delightful.

After all orders of tea were placed, the tiers arrived. Not wanting anyone to miss out I pre organised  a selection of pregnancy safe savoury delights for the pregnant ladies of the group. Though not as fancy looking, the selection was still tasty and enjoyable.

For lovers of tradition the scone tier contained two varieties of scone, plain and sultana, accompanied by clotted cream and housemade preserve. 

Not so traditional but amazing was the top tier of Anna Polyviou creations. My favourite (pictured) was a sandwich of cream and wafer topped with citrus balls that popped in the mouth. The macaroons and choc orange cake was also nice.

Overall it was a very enjoyable high tea, one which easily sits in my top three.

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
176 Cumberland Street
Sydney, NSW