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