For Mother’s Day, I got my mum a voucher for us two to have high tea at the
in Darlinghurst, Sydney. In a belated manner, we only used the voucher last weekend. On another note, I thought that I bought her a voucher for the high tea at the Queen Victoria Building, as I was tricked by the name Victoria Room . Initially, I was annoyed at myself for this, but I guess it allowed my mum to ‘expand her repertoire’ in high tea around Victoria Room . Sydney
Smoked Salmon, Rocket, Lemon, Capers
Dark Chocolate Cup with Chocolate Mousse, Cream and fresh Raspberries
We went to the
with high expectations for the food. Our expectations were well supported from having tea at the Bather's Pavilion (Sydney), The Ritz (London), the Langham Hotel (Hong Kong) and the QVB (Sydney). We wanted the food to be made in-house, fresh and delicate. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to all of our expectations. Victoria Room
The bread was soft and all the fillings had the right amount of creaminess, saltiness and crunch. However, a few times we found that the fillings weren’t evenly spread on the sandwich. For example, my mother got a sandwich where there were only walnuts in the last corner of the sandwich. I know we were being fussy, but high tea is one place where we should be able to do this.
Dark chocolate cup – the chocolate was tempered, shiny and had a good crunch. However, we questioned whether the cup was made in store or outsourced. Though, the fillings (chocolate mouse, cream and fresh raspberries) were perfect.
Cheesecake – I wasn’t amazed. It could’ve be enhanced with bits of lemon rind.
Cupcake – I love cupcakes but this one was much too sweet. It was just pretty.
They were fine but a bit too bready for my liking. I think scones should be light and melt in your mouth.
My major disappointment is in the tea. Green tea is not meant to be brewed by boiling water nor for very long. By the time the tea got to my table, it was burnt and bitter. I also had one of those tea pots where I couldn’t remove the tea leaves from the hot water and so the tea leaves would continue to infuse in the water until I skulled my current cup.
While I may have given harsh criticisms of the
, I still had a good time. I just wouldn’t go again! Victoria Room
The Victoria Room
235 Victoria St