Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Gallery Tea Lounge - Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

Whilst partaking in high tea, one thing I always wish for is more savouries, as it is always sweetness overload.  Which is what brings me to the Gallery Tea Lounge at Sheraton on the Park, as they have a Contemporary Stand for afternoon tea, where you can choose your own offerings. Perfect!

We pop in at 11:30am, and it's quiet, which is a nice change from some of the other busier venues. I tried to book a table earlier during the week, but they said it wasn't necessary for 2 people.

The afternoon tea options - they also have the traditional stand and a buffet later on during the day, starting at 1:00pm

My drink of choice - Max Brenner hot chocolate

Firstly, the metal frame stand comes out, and the plates too, one by one

Savouries - I love that you can order the dishes, as it means you can control the sweet/savoury ratio, and the savoury options were quite interesting! This selection included:

Tea smoked duck & shitake salad in a crispy filo basket
Mushroom, goats cheese and spinach wraped in a Bretague pancake roll
Sandwiches - Ham & pineapple on brown, Egg mayonnaise and cress on white

Double servings of:

Deep sea scallop with green tea jelly
Open Tasmanian smoked salmon sandwich with prawn salad

Sweets selection (excuse the bad shot, it was hard to get to!) 

Cappuccino mousse and biscotti
Baklava with assorted nuts and honey
Boysenberry tarlet with crumble and vanilla icecream
Chocolate bon bons

Affogato with tiramisu icecream

Pretty boysenberry tart with icecream - love the purple sprinkles!

The Gallery Tea Lounge
161 Elizabeth Street 
Sheraton on the Park, Sydney NSW 2000‎ 
Ph: (02) 9286 6650

1 comment :

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Ooohhh, custom build afternoon tea?! How much is this per person? And was the food good?