If you’re a High Tea aficionado, the Manor Grill at Rydges is the place to go.
I dragged some friends along there yesterday, kicking and screaming, and force fed them some disgusting afternoon tea delights - fresh out of the oven scones/jam/cream, mini quiches, ham and smoked salmon sandwiches, macarons, mini chocolate mousses, Baileys infused crème brulee, chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate fudge and mini lemon meringue pies.
Each dish was freshly made or baked on site, and all were stunning.
Kath and I loved the pastry of the quiches, with all of us admitting to a common love of the scones, jam and cream, thus proving that your old traditional goodies still reign supreme in the world of High Teas.
We had a delightful two hours in a beautiful environment, looked after efficiently by the staff.
I would love to see this place overflowing with eager customers jostling each other for a table at High Tea at Rydges, and find it sinful that we were the only people present enjoying such decadent treats, and all for the princely sum of $25 per head.
Along with the company, the afternoon was perfect, and I hope it is the first of many such relaxing afternoons I spend there.
A word of warning though: if you are paying by credit card, there is a surcharge added to the amount, so probably cash is your best option to avoid that tricky little addition to the bill.
Cnr Argyle and Lewis Streets
Ph 6231 1588