High Tea at the Terrace Hotel

IMG_1532High Tea is a wonderful British tradition that began in the mid 1700s, initially it was a meal for the working man, taken standing up or sitting on tall stools, thus the ‘high’.
Gradually, this afternoon delight became more known as an important event on the social calenders of Ladies and Gentleman and in my world, it is an important event that K, D, T and I do as often as possible, because we are ladies, you see.

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My ladies, K, D and I (we were sadly missing our little T) galloped on down to the Terrace Hotel for an afternoon High Tea date.
D had just returned from her dreamy, romantic cruise around the world with her hubby and filled us in on all her breathtaking, envy-stirring stories. The green monsters that K and I turned into soon disappeared when D presented gorgeous, generous gifts that made us both smile from ear to ear. Thanks D. x
I know, I am not much of a lady with my half painted fingernails – please accept my apologies, I am naughty. IMG_1494IMG_1498We were then offered a glass of NV Veuve Clicquot, which of course we all gladly accepted. We took a sip and cheered to amazing holidays, new adventures and great friendship. IMG_1493IMG_1490Next our food appeared, my eyes lit up with pure excitement (just like a child at Christmas) I was in gluten free heaven and boy, I rolled back out of heaven with an extremely full stomach. I really didn’t need to devour the whole three layers, but seriously. Could you say no? IMG_1506

Layer one: GF bread with salmon and cream cheese, chicken and avocado, traditional cucumber and curried egg.

Layer one: GF bread with salmon and cream cheese, chicken and avocado, traditional cucumber and curried egg.

Layer two: Chocoate moose with strawberries, orange and almond cake and apple and walnut slice. Errmmmaaaagosh amazing.

Layer two: Chocolate moose with strawberries, orange and almond cake and apple and walnut slice. Errmmmaaaagosh amazing.

Layer three: GF scones with jam and cream and mango sorbet

Layer three: GF scones with jam and cream and mango sorbet

IMG_1511K and D enjoyed a gluten filled High Tea and it also looked unbelievable. I really wanted to reach over and snatch the apple strudel. I restrained.IMG_1507IMG_1525
We sat back and watched a gorgeous bride, groom and bridal party enter the Terrace Hotel (what a stunning venue for a wedding reception) and let the stomach process all it was being fed.
High Tea wouldn’t actually be  High Tea without the Tea, would it? We were offered a selection of Harney & Sons teas and I opted for the Indian Chai, which was perfect. IMG_1559IMG_1564IMG_1538

We finished off our treats, our tea and champagne. We told funny stories of our time together, talked designer handbags, created a life long plan for me (Prince Harry, I am coming for you) and enjoyed the Perth sunshine and each others company. IMG_1521

IMG_1513We packed up our belongings and rolled out of the Terrace Hotel - I don’t believe I had to eat another thing for at least a day or two.
We said our final goodbyes, Merry Christmas’, Happy New Year, Safe travels, See you soon – you get the picture and had lots of cuddles.
These girls have had a huge impact on my Perth life and I love them dearly.
IMG_1601IMG_1599I can highly recommend The Terrace Hotel for High Tea – the GF selection was incredible.
Ladies and Gentleman get your cute little, High Tea loving bottoms down there soon.
Much love x

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  • Roxy

    That food looks incredible. I need to find a good one in Brissy – do you know of any? Thanks.

  • http://perthairporthotels.net.au/ calvin kelly

    foods do not look boring at all. They all look nice and delicious. how much?