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Winter Afternoon Tea

Celebrate the frostier weather with decadent pastries, bite-sized reubens and stomach-warming hot spiced cider.
By Sarah Ward
May 23, 2022
By Sarah Ward
May 23, 2022

Brisbane might be a summery city, but when winter hits (or even approaches), we still make the most of it. While it mightn't get all that cold in the Sunshine State, we're all well-versed at pretending otherwise for the sake of our tastebuds — and tucking into hearty bites, plus stomach-warming drinks.

The folks at Lennons Restaurant and Bar know this, and they're serving up winter afternoon teas to match — all filled with the kind of options your tastebuds crave when the mercury drops even a little. It all starts with roast pumpkin and coconut soup, then includes everything from bite-sized warm reubens on sourdough, buttermilk scones and other pastries created by Pastry Chef Regina Rabanal, through to three kinds of cake (chocolate and hazelnut, lemon with white chocolate frosting, and date with salted caramel sauce).

The other big drawcard: no, not the coffee and tea (as essential as they are), but the mug of hot spiced cider that's included in the $55 price. Yes, hot booze really is what winter is all about.

Up and running since Saturday, May 21, the afternoon teas run from 2.30–4.30pm every Saturday and Sunday until the end of winter — and you can also add a glass of champagne upon arrival if you like.

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