In the expansive grounds of the historic Sydney home, Vaucluse House, there are lovely tearooms where one can enjoy an old-world "high tea" just perfect for special occasions. Spending time with two of my oldest and closest friends on a weekend get-together in Sydney, a rare occasion and a treasured time, was all the excuse we three needed to indulge ourselves.
Together with glasses of bubbles, to toast our long-lasting friendship (of course;) and pots of warming teas, we relaxed and reminisced as we sampled each tiny treat of our high tea. One of everything and two scones!
Tiers of indulgent treats for our special high tea.
The tearooms were built in the 1930s.
Beautifully laid tables inside the tearooms.
The tempting menu and a pretty teacup.
Something savoury ... a tiny & perfect pumpkin tart.
(I would recommend the little doughnuts with elderflower cheesecake filling.)
We oohed and aahed as we tried each little treat from our tiered cake stand. Unhurried and happy! My friends expressed similar delight at their pots of spiced and flowery teas. While I am not normally a tea drinker, I sipped a marsala chai and quite liked its cinnamony notes.
Just a few crumbs left!
After such a delicious time, a long walk was in order, if for no other reason than to assuage the surprise at having eaten so much. Hence, we set off for a long and leisurely stroll around Vaucluse House and its beautiful grounds. Those photos another time ...