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So it was a friend’s Hen’s party this nice sunny Sunday afternoon, and A.C and myself got there rather early (well, we thought we were late but ended up being the first to arrive!).
When we walked in, we were greeted by a less-than-enthusiastic staff, who didn’t even bother greeting us. So never mind that, our mood was still in the right place. We were walked to our table, in which everything was forgotten after looking at that spectacular view of good ol’ Perth. I had been to the C before for both lunch and dinner, and I have to say, the afternoons are always a better time slot for this venue – more to see, and more to appreciate as the sun gazes over our rather small city.
Just a bit of history on my experience with C:
Having been here for both lunch and dinner, I have to say I have been left just a tad unimpressed with both. The lunch was a tad better than the dinner I had, but it is definitely not worth the moolah if you were going to expect something top of this world (the irony).
Anyhow, on with the high tea!
So there are three different sorts of high tea available:
- High Tea ($37) – Range of usual high tea goodies and bottomless cup of tea/coffee as you please
- Sparkling High Tea ($48) – All of the above in High Tea plus ONE glass of sparkling wine
- Champagne High Tea ($59) – All of the above in High Tea plus ONE glass of champagne
I have to admit I thought it was a rip off to be paying an additional $11 and $22 for just one glass of sparkling wine/champagne, perhaps it was of the highest grade, but still. One glass? Hmm. Food for thought.
Anyhoo, we had the standard High Tea, and the waitress took our order. Rather patient with our deliberation, this staff member was far more in tune with her duties than her supervisor/manager who walked us in. I had the peppermint/lemongass tea, and the other ladies had green tea, ice tea, and some earl grey. No one had the coffee.
The tea was all served in individual pots, and it reminded me of myself in a Chinese restaurant because the teapots were those typical of any Chinese/Asian restaurant you’d pop into.
Not long after, the food arrived, and we were served:
Three tiers, and a plate of quiche and cheesy palmiers.
I have to admit that I was expecting a tad more than what was served, but it was sufficient in the end to fill all of us up.
The little petit fours on the top tier were ordinary, and actually a tad disappointing, considering the standard they are claiming themselves to be of. The scones on the other hand were delightful – the ones I had were warm, and they had a nice texture. The cream could have been better but the scones did make up for that shortfall. As for the sandwiches – another ordinary set of munch. I fail to understand the type of bread they used to serve (it felt as though it was one of those typical Coles/Woolworths loaves that they got a special discount on. That said, the fillings were not too bad.
The quiche was not up to scratch. I am not a quiche person, so it takes quite a bit to impress me, and this did not. The cheesy palmiers on the other hand were lovely.
The one thing we were not too happy about was the fact that the staff were not attentive enough to our tea. We had to repeatedly ask them to give us a refill before they finally did, about 10 minutes after asking.
The food was average, but since this is my first high tea in Perth, I can’t say too much. Hailing from Singapore, this was absolutely nothing compared to where I come from. But the ambiance was definitely good. The view spectacular like I said.
The service was one word:
I would go back again, given the discount in the entertainment book, but I wouldn’t go back otherwise. Furthermore, with the uprising high tea scene in WA, there would be no need. :)
Rating: 2.75 out of 5 stars (largely to the scones, palmiers and view)
Rating by: S.T (a.k.a Miss Egg)
Telephone: (08) 9220 8333
Address: 44 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000, WA