Boronia Tea Rooms
Australian's have a lot to thank the Brits for; flushing toilets, an 18-year streak of ashes domination, One Direction and of course the 'meal between meals'. In the 1700's, The 7th Dutchess of Bedford introduced the idea that the consumption of food shouldn't be constricted to breakfast, lunch and dinner - possibly the cause of the incline in obesity since her time but an absolute legend nonetheless!
As the morning sun hit the Victorian gate, it cast an intricate pattern on the path that led from the hustle and bustle of Military Road, Mosman to the 1885 heritage-listed estate that is now known as 'Boronia Tea Rooms'.
Siena, Tenzin, Bree and I were seated in the light and airy hall over looking the property's manicured gardens. There was a vast selection of T2 teas to choose from and small teapots were rushed out to fill our empty-looking tea cups.
The tea was good but it didn't cure the 11.30 rumble in out bellies. Our eyes (and phones) lit up as the three tiered stand of bite-size treat was brought to the table.
The bottom tier was the savoury food and consisted of a variety of sandwiches with all kinds of different and colourful fillings as well as delicious bacon-wrapped haloumi and little pots of tomato relish (which we had no idea what it was meant for but it tasted good and we ended up dipping our sandwiches in it).
The middle tier was the high-tea staple of scones with jam and cream. The scones were light and fluffy and were the perfect accompaniment to our cups of tea.
The top tier, and my very favourite, was the desserts! A selection on different petit fours; banana cake, créme brûlée cake, meringues, pannacotta and little tropical mousse spoons.
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Our high tea experience was most delightful, we were rather thrilled with the exceptional food and the picturesque setting of the Tea Rooms and would certainly reccomend it!