High Tea But Not as You Know It at Abode Bistro


Do you know how to brew the perfect cup of tea? It turns out celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita does. The Dilmah tea ambassador says you shouldn’t use milk or sugar – just a little honey.

Kuruvita and Abode Bistro’s head chef Ryan Hong are behind the brand new high tea menu at Adobe Bistro, the Park Royal Darling Harbour’s chic new restaurant. This is no ordinary tea. Forget the scones – they too aren’t ideal when drinking tea. The cream puts a layer of fat on your tongue so the subtleties of the tea doesn’t cut through.

Adobe Bistro's Finger roll of I’artisan triple brie, smoked ham and dijion mustard

Adobe Bistro’s Finger roll of I’artisan triple brie, smoked ham and dijion mustard

The Abode Bistro High Tea is all about subtlety. It’s about delicate flavours. Earl grey poached chicken crustless sandwiches, tiny lamb shoulder pies, small squares of white chocolate and spiced chai fudge – they are all bite sized and beautiful.

Who needs scones when you have lemon, pistachio and almond macarons or a pot of bitter chocolate mousse that’s just begging to be scraped cleaned?

When it comes to the tea, there’s eight to choose from. Original Earl Grey, Supreme Celyon Single Origin Tea, Moroccan Mint Green Tea, even an Italian Almond Tea Pure Chamomile. Upgrade to an ice tea cocktail or a glass of French bubbles if you want to go all out.

Iced tea at Abode Bistro

Iced tea at Abode Bistro

Abode Bistro
150 Day St, Darling Harbour
(02) 9260 2945

About the author

Lisa used to use Sydney as a base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure but these days she’s got her feet almost on the ground, with a desire to try every high tea in Sydney, and a cute cavoodle puppy at home. Travel writer, photographer and Kitchen Aid freak, she loves to eat, bake and write.


Forrester’s Pub on the corner of Riley Street in Surry Hills has been a much loved watering hole for almost 100 years, it’s seen different owners, changes of prime ministers, generations of friends and family along with periods of being laid ‘fallow’ to rest. It took hospitality favourites, Applejack to rescue this local gem and bring it back to life. A budget of $1.5m doesn’t get you much these days but the renovation its both sensitive to its history and of this era, reflecting a new, more feminine, organic and lighter approach to interior design.

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