If you've had one high tea, then you know what you're in for — right? That's not the case at W Brisbane's new High Tea of Aus. It comes with a distinctively local flavour. As great at scones and sandwiches are (and then more scones and more sandwiches), this weekend feast takes its cues from Aussie favourites, although not as you know them.
Serving up meat pies, lamingtons and milo as part of its spread, the hotel is calling its dishes 'reimagined versions' of these trusty favourites — and you can't go wrong where all three are concerned. Keeping the theme going, other treats whipped up by executive chef Robert Sauer, chef de cuisine Isa Hagstrom and executive pastry chef Nicholas Waring feature Toowoomba free-range eggs, Fraser Island crab and quandong.
Running every Saturday and Sunday across two sessions — 11.30am–1.30pm and 2–4pm — the high tea comes with unlimited tea for $55 per person, but can also include Champagne or a martini for $69, or rosé Champagne for $74. Bookings are necessary, and can be made online.
Images: Nikki To.