Royal High Tea in the QVB

Here’s a royal celebration to get excited about even if you wouldn’t touch a gossip mag with a Sovereign’s Sceptre.

To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this month, the already-luxurious Tea Room QVB is upping the fancy factor with a decadent Royal High Tea menu.

Serving up dainty portions of British poise on three-tiered silver stands with Royal Albert china, the menu is an array of deliciously alluring sweet and savory treats; all made on premise. Exotic petit fours (think Royal chocolate cake, Vanilla lavendar eclair, Raspeberry & passionfruit macaroon and Hazelnut & chocolate Opera) mingle with time-honoured ribbon sandwiches, and Head Chef Shane Davey’s traditional-with-a-twist scones are edible evidence you should definitely mess with a good thing.

Hone your stirring technique over a selection of more than 35 exquisite single-estate, loose-leaf teas luxury German tea house Ronnefeldt, or add some effervescence to the affair with something chilled — the service can include a glass of Australian sparkling ($45), or a piccolo of French champagne ($65).

Tea etiquette might dictate that you limit the number of items on your plate, but luckily there are no restrictions on the number of helpings.

The Tea Room QVB
Level 3, North End, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney 2000
T: 02 9283 7279
The Royal High Tea is available throughout June 2012 and can be booked from 10am, for either morning or afternoon tea

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