Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Victoria Room Tea Salon, Westfield Sydney, CBD

When I first heard about scones, I never understood what the hype was about. For one, they were lumps of flour to me, and two, they looked super ugly!! But then I discovered cream and jam and was it just me, or did it make everything that much more awesome? When I bit into my first scone at the Tea Room, I fell in love. SCONES!! And what pairs better with scones than tea? With such dreary weather in Sydney this past weekend, I was craving nothing more than a hot pot of tea and scones.


How cute are the teacups? Loving the gold :)

Soy chai latte, $5.00
I wanted nothing more than a huge hit of spices to hit me when I drank my chai, but unfortunately neither of us got that :( I was happy that they used fresh spices, but the flavour definitely did not seep into the soy milk despite letting it sit for ages at the table. Ah, looks like I'm still in the search for a good chai.

Scones from front to back: lemon, pistachio & currant / rose / dark chocolate chip, served with conserve & cream, $6.95 each
Loved the flavour of all the scones, though not as fluffy as the scones at the Tea Cosy but still decent :) Pistachios are always a winner for me, and I was scared that the rose scent would be overpowering, but the perfume of the rose was just a light enough and it was so good with the jam and cream. The all had a lovely crust on the outside. The dark chocolate chip was definitely a favourite and was rich enough without the need of either of the condiments!

What is great about afternoon tea with scones is the atmosphere. Great place to catch up with your girlfriends don't you think?

The Victoria Room Tea Salon
188 Pitt St, Shop 4042 Level 4 Westfield Sydney
Sydney, NSW, 2000 

Opening Hours
Daily excluding Thursday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 9:00pm 

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16 comments:

  1. Love a good high tea! Such a nice way to spend an afternooon :)

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    1. They definitely are! So many choices too!

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  3. Oh this is so pretty!
    ...and the scones wow!! so high and full of fruit and pistachios YUM!
    Looks like the perfect place for with girlfriends :)

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    1. Scones jam-packed full of fruit and nuts will always be awesome!! :D Indeed it is girlfriend date worthy :)

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  4. I LOVE scones - especially savoury ones like Cheese + Chives or Pumpkin.

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    1. I tried a basil scone once - it tasted like pesto yummm. I've never had combinations like those though! What would you serve them with? They definitely sound yummy though.

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  5. Wait, you never had scones til NOW?? what the!!! They are simple and amazing. And with cream and jam, simply superb!

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    1. My first taste of scones were last year and now I get cravings randomly all the time - ESPECIALLY with cream and jam. Pile on the cream I say!

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  6. I love how they do different scone flavours here! And they sell the cutest tea cosies too (they're in the display)! :D

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    1. I love tea cosies! It's like clothes for teapots - that's just too cute :D The variety of scones is fantastic. Makes me want to try each and every one of them!

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  7. Aside from being spice heavy, I think a good chai also comes from its value, a lovely big pot of it makes it a clear winner. I love those teacups, tea > coffee anytime.

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    1. Exactly! If only the big pot had a lot of spices too :( I am definitely a tea person as opposed to a coffee person :)

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  8. wooow it looks great! :P definitely got to visit there sometime soon! nice blog btw!

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    1. Hehe I love scones so this place was pretty awesome :D And thank you!

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