Join us for High Tea at Bacchus every Tuesday to Sunday afternoon. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (07) 3364 0837.
Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early Nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of ‘having that sinking feeling’ during the late afternoon. The solution for the Duchess was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Later friends were invited to join her in rooms at Woburn Abbey and this summer practice proved so popular that the Duchess continued it when she returned to London, sending cards to her friends asking them to join her for 'tea and a walking in the fields’.
Other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room. Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.
The elegant surroundings of Bacchus provide the perfect setting for this quintessentially English experience. As with everything we do, attention to detail is key and our High Tea is fit for a Queen. We have imported the very finest William Edwards bone China from England - the same crockery used at The Goring, where the late Queen Mother enjoyed taking High Tea.
Quintessential High Tea
THIRTY EIGHT DOLLARS PER PERSON
Freshly Baked Warm Scones ‘Bonne Maman’ French Raspberry Preserve Warm Apple, Rhubarb & Cherry Jalousie ~ Almond Dacquoise, White Glaze, Raspberry Passionfruit Meringue Tartlet Praline Cream Cup Chocolate Mousse & Orange Curd Opera Slice Salted Caramel Macaron ~ Black Brioche with Chicken & Celery Mini Sesame Bagel with Smoke Salmon & Dill Za’atar Croissant with Ham & Branston Cucumber & Rocket Ribbon ~ Selection of Continuous Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Chandon Sparkling High Tea
FIFTY THREE DOLLARS PER PERSON
Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of Chandon Brut NV on arrival
Moët Champagne High Tea
SIXTY ONE DOLLARS PER PERSON
Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of Moët et Chandon NV on arrival
Dom Pérignon Champagne High Tea
EIGHTY NINE DOLLARS PER PERSON
Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of Dom Pérignon 2006 on arrival
Sparkling & Champagne by the Glass
NV Domaine Chandon Brut Yarra Valley, Victoria 17
NV Moët et Chandon Brut Impérial Épernay, France 25