The Westin is a five star hotel in Martin Place, with a reputation for luxurious dining and amenities. They also do two of the most elegant high teas in Sydney and so we decided to come here for afternoon tea one weekend, for a classy afternoon.
The first choice is the Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea which is Alice in Wonderland themed. This is one of the most inventive high teas I have tried, for the savoury dishes, it consisted of Tweedledee & Tweedledum; roasted beef and fresh asparagus roulade on mini laugen, Caterpillar; cherry bocconcini & tomato on fresh green salad boat and Alice in Wonderland; Spanner crab meat salad on double bread wrapped in cucumber. I loved these savoury options, they were a unique twist to the usual sandwich choices and made very delicately.
The sweet treats consisted of the Mad Hatter’s Hat; rich dark chocolate mud cake encased in chocolate icing, the White Rabbit’s Pocket Watch; purple macaron with a blueberry cream filling and the Queen of Hearts; layers of raspberry buttercream, chocolate ganache and raspberry jelly. The mad hatter’s hat was very rich but my favourite was the white rabbit’s pocket watch, the macaron was crunchy with a delicious filling.
The second choice was the Heritage Afternoon Tea, which is their more traditional afternoon tea. The savoury treats consisted of Smoked salmon triple stack with caper berries, Crispy green salad and ocean prawn boat with crostini and lime, Slow cooked chicken and pickled bell peppers on a spinach toast roll, Double smoked ham, cheese and cucumber on tomato bread. My favourite was the rainbow smoked salmon triple stack, the ingredients were all so delicate and mixed together nicely.
For the sweet options, we were served the Crunchy profiteroles with dark Belgium-chocolate cream filling, Classic vanilla crème brulèe and creme caramel. These were all so cute, my favourite was the creme brulee, it was delicious and creamy with a caramelised top.
Both options came with scones with homemade strawberry jam, raspberry chocolate jam and clotted cream. The raspberry chocolate jam was more of a runny consistency compared to the strawberry jam but both went well with the clotted cream which was nice and smooth. We also ordered some teas and coffees.
Overall, The Westin does two great high teas, one is uniquely themed and the other is nice and traditional, both are delicious and perfect for a girly gathering with friends. Definitely recommend trying out!
Love at First Bite dined as guests of The Westin. All opinions are my own.