Sunday, 27 September 2009

Afternoon Tea @ The Windsor, Melbourne

After much deliberation, I decided that it was time to go spend some hard earned cash at the Windsor...

Passed the message around, and ended up asking nearly all the Boy's cousins (those that were around and their other halves) to join us if they were interested in High Tea...

Made a booking (2 weeks in advance) and managed to get a seating only because it was the AFL Grand Final (quiet time), and even so, the place was booked out... I managed to get us the first session (12.30pm-2.30pm; with the second session running from 3-5pm)

They also sometimes hold the Afternoon Tea sessions in their Grand Ballroom, but I felt that it wouldn't provide the same sort of ambience as the Lounge area...

The entrance to the Afternoon Tea isn't immediately obvious, and the concierge had to point us in the right direction...

A bit apprehensive as I only did my research via other food blogger reviews, and having everyone (from the Boy's side) turn up, I felt the pressure... LOLS... I'm kidding.. it's food and it's dessert!!! And it's the famed WINDSOR!!!

We were shown to our table, which was located in a cosy corner and had huge fluffy pillows and soft comfy chairs...

You can see that they start by tempting their diners with a plate of rich cream, boysenberry jam and strawberry jam... a hint of more delicious things to come...

Between the 7 of us, we had 3 of these 3 tiered servings...

On the top were the famed scones and raisin scones.

On the second tier were savoury pastries.

On the bottom were finger sandwiches of (from memory, but you can double check on their website):

Chicken, apple and mustard; Egg, mayo and chives; Smoked Salmon; Cucumber and Sour Cream; and Virginia Ham and Mango Pickle

Then on to the dessert buffet!!

Because it was the weekend, we were in for their Chocolate Indulgence spread, which meant CHOCOLATE CAKES, And a CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN!!!

Cakes, cakes and more cakes (or so the nice waittress informed us)...

In the little cups on the ledge were very good and creamy Creme Brulees'...

More variety of cakes (non chocolate, and then some)

Tarts and other fun desserts...

I scream, u scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!...

The coffee flavoured ice was really really yummy... plus you have your usual assortments of sprinkles ;)

The crepe station!

I know my Big Bro would have just been stuck at this point... brialliant crepes... soft, light and melts in your mouth...

You also have a multitude of choices when it comes to the sauces...

On the table was also a light crumble...

Some of the cakes I took back to the table...

As well as some strawberries which I meticulously drowned in the chocolate fountain... you gotta love Fondue!

The crepe the Boy brought back to the table, which I told him to add chocolate sauce... and a lonely Meringue... very yum!

At the end, around 2pm our waiter came by with our bill.. (it was a hint to get out by 2.30pm I suppose)...

We were delighted with the bill at first, as the total amount was a lot less than expected.... after about 10 minutes, our waiter came back, a bit flustered and apologised, as he had given us the wrong bill... Ahhh.... we should have split... lols

Quote of the day:Whilst pointing to the egg in the egg sandwich, "I wonder what the yellow bit is in this egg sandwich?...Oh!!"

The person shall remain anonymous, but.. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

All in all, I'd say it was a very good High Tea.. they served a wide variety of cakes and pastries... and the quality was excellent...

It was a tad pricey, so you might want to come by on a weekday instead (cheaper), but then you'd miss either the Chocolate or Ice Cream indulgence (depending on the season)

Overall Food Rating: 9/10
Restaurant ambiance: 9/10
Value for money: 8/10 (Their dessert was a lot better than a lot of other hotel high tea's and buffet spread, it was just pricey.. but worth it!)

The Hotel Windsor serves traditional afternoon teas between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm Mondays to Fridays, for $45 per person and $65 per person on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Reservations are essential.
To make a reservation, please telephone (03) 9633 6004

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  1. Hey nice to see you are pampering yourself

  2. It was a fun outing.. Hardly going to spend that much in a while.. saving money for all the goodies I'm going to eat when I come home =)

  3. you're bringing us there if we get to your neck of the woods!

    I wonder if there's any hotel in KL that does this too?

  4. Fahionista:

    I think there is, my sister mentioned it. But it's really pathethic and was like RM80 per person... not a good spread as it was only sandwiches and scones.


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