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The Tea Room, QVB, Sydney

Have you ever met someone and just connect straight away? Have long conversations about everything and anything? This is how I felt about this wonderful gorgeous girl, N. We met at a wedding through our husbands, ‘The Mother’ works with her husband, we connected and well the rest is history!

I was catching with the gorgeous, N, for lunch and thought we would have lunch at The Tea Room. The Tea Room, which is situated in Queen Victoria Building, is known for its high tea. I love the high ceilings, elegantly decorated with wall paper, the light fixtures and the velvet texture. It is such a lovely wedding venue, and a wonderful place for high tea.

Unfortunately, we didn’t feel like high tea, so decided for lunch and perhaps dessert. N opted for the Roast barramundi, lemon, herb and spinach risotto, Mediterranean broth ($29). The fish was moist and the skin was crispy and crunchy. N loved it, it was delicate and tasty.

I opted for the snapper fillet, prawn filled zucchini flower, summer vegetable broth ($29) – it had me at zucchini flower. The prawn filled zucchini flower was outstanding. The fish was firm but moist and the mixed vegetables of eggplant, zucchini, and carrots were excellent. It was simple and well executed.

For dessert, N, opted for the twice cooked chocolate soufflé, vanilla and hazelnut foam ($12). Unfortunately the chocolate soufflé collapsed from the kitchen to our table. The chocolate soufflé was deliciously rich and deliciously moist. I loved the hazelnut foam and the vanilla ice cream was a great complement. It was just fantastic.

I had the dessert special – buttermilk pannacotta with raspberry coulis and peanut brittle ($12) and WOW! I have really taken a liking to pannacotta, it was wobbly, soft and just melted in my mouth. The raspberry coulis was a little rich, however, the peanut brittle was unbelievable tasty. Who doesn’t like peanut brittle? Wish there was more of it though!

It was a wonderful lunch, not only the food was stupendous but the company was brilliant. We sat there for hours talking, laughing and conversation just flowed. I had such a wonderful girlie chat that I didn’t want it to end!

I remember coming here with ‘The Mother’ for high tea, and the traditional afternoon tea is excellent, assortment of sandwiches, scones, pastries and sweets. I love the scones, and the finger sandwiches, it certainly has been a while since I had high tea, and will definitely come back for it.

Service was excellent, waiters were tentative. It was certainly a relaxing and wonderful lunch.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

The Tea Room

Level 3, North End, QVB

455 George Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Ph: +61 2 9283 7279

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  1. March 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Why were the waiters tentative?

  2. March 5, 2011 at 12:40 am

    mmm yes can never have enough brittle!

  3. March 6, 2011 at 3:42 am

    I think people always come here for their tea sets and don’t get a chance to try their other food, which is actually quite good. I’ve brought my mother here for Mothers Day as well as lunch with a friend – never a bad experience.

    • March 6, 2011 at 5:07 am

      I agree with you… they are more renowned for their high tea! but their lunch is definitely splendid!

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