Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Victoria Room Tea Salon, Westfield Sydney

The Victoria Room Tea Salon is located on Level 4 of Westfield Sydney. With a cute picket fence enclosing the dining area, this tea salon offers a haven for one to enjoy a fine lunch in the middle of a busy shopping centre.

As the name implies, the tea salon offered a range of teas, which we were more than happy to try out. From Queen Mary to Turkish Apple to Chinese Sencha, we each ordered a different tea which were all served in elegant, floral tea pots.
Tea time, mademoiselle! :-)
An assortment of ribbon sandwiches were ordered, which included chicken, smoked salmon and roast beef combined with herbs like dill and horseradish. Vegetarian options include curried egg and cucumber served with a generous amount of crème fraiche, rich and smooth in texture. 
The tea salon offered an impressive range of scones, and we tried their Rose, White Chocolate & Cranberry and their interesting Lavender scone. All scones were served with jam and butter.
Now, this slice of cheesecake is larger than it appears in the photo.Much, much larger. I only had two pieces of sandwich and some tea, and I was struggling to finish this cake. Not because it wasn't tasty--this raspberry cheesecake with exquisite white chocolate and pistachios decking out the top was damn good! But much too rich and dense for my stomach to accommodate it all. And that random dollop of cream! Ohhh, I had such an awkward time trying to eat the cake and the cream together ..... the cake was already creamy enough, so it was kind of unnecessary.
And the price tag! Although the cake was nice, it was definitely not worth $11/ per slice!! (and since I didn't even finish it, it means I didn't eat all my money's worth, boo-hoo ;__; )

Overall, the Tea Salon was a pleasurable dining experience, with a casual yet refined atmosphere.
The food was not mind-blowingly delicious, but still quite decent. Perhaps next time I'll come back to try their High Tea (from $39) or an actual main meal, though I'd probably steer clear of the cakes this time ;)


The Victoria Room Tea Salon
Address: Level 4, Westfield Sydney
Cnr Pitt Street Mall and Market Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9357 4488

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