Afternoon Delight at Hotel Windsor
I love afternoon tea. I’m not a “tea master” but I enjoy the concept of afternoon tea/low tea and high tea (don’t care much about the difference as long as there is tea, pastries, and champagne present). Catch up with friends over dinner and drinks at night…and there is the good ol’ afternoon tea. All proper and posh, champagne, and tier of sweets, scones, and sandwiches. This is one of the things my sisters and I enjoy. Perhaps we’ll start a tradition 🙂
Last Monday we had the pleasure of an afternoon tea at the 5 star Hotel Windsor here in Melbourne. I read negative reviews prior and I was almost swayed not to book there. But we decided to give it a go, after all, Hotel Windsor have been serving afternoon tea since 1883.
The experience was not full of exclamations like when my sisters and I managed to book last minute-ish for tea at the Ritz London. Or in Burj al Arab (was disappointed with the scones there tho). But the hotel is classy. The afternoon tea setting is simple but yes classy. And the main thing was that we enjoyed the afternoon. Plus there was nothing bad to say about the service and the whole experience. I guess lesson learned is that we check for reviews and all but remember that not everyone will have the same exact experience.
I hope that if you happen to be in Melbourne, and up for a nice calm afternoon tea, visit Hotel Windsor. And when you do, I wish you have a nice one as we did. *booking is recommended
- Afternoon tea (throughmypinkspectacles.wordpress.com)
- The rise and rise of afternoon tea (lockhartcatering.co.uk)
- Foodie Fridays : Afternoon Tea (bandhnakaur.wordpress.com)
- London’s Top Afternoon Teas (forbes.com)
Posted on April 30, 2013, in Diana Trots the Globe, Rituels de The, Spotted in... and tagged Afternoon tea, Afternoon tea in Melbourne, blooming tea, burj al arab, high tea, Hotel Windsor, Melbourne Moments, ritz london, Scone, Tea, tea at the ritz. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.