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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

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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 & Bar know this, and they're serving up a winter afternoon tea to match. 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.

The afternoon tea is on offer from 2.30–4.30pm every Saturday and Sunday until the end of winter. Another hot perk? You can add a glass of champagne upon arrival if you like, too.

Looking to warm up your winter arvos? Head to the website to book.

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