Moonee Ponds 1km
Modern Australian $$$$$
40 Nicholson St, Essendon VIC
40 Nicholson St, Essendon 3041 VIC - See Map
A beautiful high tea experience
We had booked for Jane’s Sparkling High Tea. So the first thing to arrive was the bubbles; I can’t think of a better way for two fine ladies to unwind. Our table was decked with the most beautiful tea set, classic Victorian design tableware and we had that perfect spot near a window. I think the picture would do more justice than my words…
We chose to start off with savoury and then follow it up with the tea and sweet treats.
A selection of delicious savoury treats was presented beautifully at our table. There was freshly made ribbon sandwiches with assorted fillings, dainty quiches, sausage rolls and mini meat pies. All of it was delicious but I especially loved the sandwiches.
Once we had polished off most of the savoury nibbles, the tea was bought out along with the sweet treats. The tea was perfectly brewed, at the right temperature and we enjoyed with first with some hot scones, clotted cream and homemade jam. Heaven!
There was also an assortment of macaroons, mini cupcakes, and petite cakes along with a few other nibbles to accompany the tea.
The high tea at Austen is not the most elaborate or indulgent that I have experienced. But the old world Victorian charm here is just magical that it transcends everything else. And anything to do with books will win my heart easily.
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