Phone: 02 9250 6000
Price: OK/Slightly high
"Ultimate High Tea" (Anna Polyviou's/"fan favourites")
Brioche with beef, smoked salmon and goats cheese bagel, choux with chicken, dark rye cone with olive and tomato
Melted strawberry cheesecake/shortcake
Pineapple, passion fruit, lychee and white chocolate dacquoise
Popcorn and Caramel macaroon
Plain scone and scone with honey and earl grey dipped sultans
Different tiers of food, different tiers of quality.
Scones fairly poor most home cooks could do the same or better so as this is a high tea, scone fail is almost an overall fail.
The savoury level would have been great yesterday when they baked it. Decent but at the same time disappointing today.
The top tier was great good enough to pull the overall score above a pass, you can see why Anna is so well regarded. Shame it wasn't all this standard.
Mangodo or whatever it was called was decent (one of us had the sparkling wine the other didn't). We really don't understand mocktails but at least this one didn't taste like pineapple like most others do.
Calling it a "Fan Favourites" platter 17 months into the job is a bit premature like Britney's 2004 "greatest hits" album. Actually, hindsight tells us that Britney made the right call but hopefully Anna hasn't. However it's typical hype of Good Food Month which is what has kept us away. That being said the marketing worked, we wanted high tea, we wanted to eat Anna's creations and it so happened that the Good Food Month offering steered us away from the standard high tea.