It’s a couple of months since this high tea birthday celebration at the Sydney Opera House. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed high teas at venues around the world. To be truthful my sentimental favourite is not in my home town, but at Raffles Singapore. Perhaps it’s the colonial setting, where I can escape to another exotic time when a tiger was shot in the Bar and Billards Room, or imagining authors Rudyard Kipling or Somerset Maughan sipping a Singapore Sling in the chair next to me. Back home, in time and place, I’ve tried most of what Sydney’s afternoons have to offer.
My Sydney favourites are each as much a tourist indulgence as a local outing - Guillaume at Bennelong the Sydney Opera House, the restaurant @ the Art Gallery of NSW and the Tea Room @ the QVB (Queen Victoria Building).
High tea at the Sydney Opera House is undoubtedly delicious. Each piece on both the savoury and sweet plates is light, flavoursome, entertaining and thoughtful. Though it’s rare for me to complain, it’s such a pity the service at the Bennelong restaurant can tend to be a little… umm… patronizing.
But what would a soiree be without music…
Or an afternoon be without sweet treats…
Can you guess my favourite treat of the day?
Guillaume at Bennelong
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney Australia
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