Afternoon Tea at the Sheraton Melbourne

Photographer: Michelle Milton
Afternoon Tea at the Sheraton Melbourne
Afternoon Tea at the Sheraton Melbourne

It's being billed as a traditional afternoon tea with a French flair, and The Sheraton Melbourne's revamped menu is certainly très bon.

Dubbed “A Parisian Affair”, the Sheraton is embracing its location along the Paris end of Little Collins St with a new offering that includes French-inspired savoury morsels and a weekend dessert buffet, all washed down with a glass of Champagne Bollinger.

With nine éclair flavours such as double vanilla, passionfruit and bitter chocolate rotating through the line-up, there’s no doubt indulgence is on the menu.

This carries through to the wide variety of macaron flavours, including cookies and cream, pistachio and jasmine.

Then there’s the visually stunning gateaux, the super-rich chocolate and coffee tartlets, and the Crepe Suzette, which is gently warmed in a reduction of orange and Grand Marnier right in front of you.

If you only try one of the gateaux, go for the Matcha – the cream simply melts in your mouth.

Both the eclairs and macarons are the work of famed Melbourne patisserie The Crux & Co, while the rest of the extensive menu is prepared in-house at the Little Collins St Kitchen.

But, I’m getting ahead of myself.

As wonderful as the desserts are (and they are delectable), the savouries are equally stunning.

Cake by Crux & Co
Cake by Crux & Co
Cake by Crux & Co
Cake by Crux & Co

Among my favourites were the crouton served with salmon creme fraiche and topped with caviar, the lightly warmed croissant with chicken and avocado, and the cucumber and tzatiki sandwich served on light rye bread.

All of this is accompanied by a variety of La Maison du Thé teas, which come served in individual pots.

It’s important to note that afternoon tea stands will still be served at the Sheraton on weekday afternoons.

For a thoroughly French afternoon, the Sheraton is worth a try.

Sheraton Melbourne Afternoon Tea Menu:

Afternoon Tea at the Sheraton Melbourne
Afternoon Tea at the Sheraton Melbourne

Sandwiches:

  • Artisan ham and Swiss cheese
  • Manchego cheese and green tomato relish
  • Cucumber and tzatziki on light rye
  • Smoked salmon crouton

Savouries:

  • Asparagus and ricotta quiche tartlet
  • Paprika spiced open beef petit four
  • Smoked pork and pickled kraut canape with red pepper coulis
  • Chicken and avocado croissant

The Dessert Buffet:

  • Crepe Suzette
  • Apple gateaux
  • Chocolate gateaux
  • Lemon an meringue tartlet
  • Strawberry tartlet
Mini cinnamon donuts
Mini cinnamon donuts
  • Carrot cake
  • Mini eclairs
  • Matcha Gateaux
  • Three-milk cake
  • Chocolate and coffee tartlet
  • Lychee julley and coconut panna cotta with mango sago
  • Chia seed and strawberry pots
  • Assorted mini cinnamon donuts
  • French-inspired macarons

Scones:

  • Freshly baked chocolate and plain buttermilk scones
  • Variety of jams, lemon curd, double cream

Tea and Champagne:

  • La Maison du Thé teas
  • Sparkling wine or Bollinger Champagne

 

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel:

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Little Collins Street Kitchen, Level 1, 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

When:

Weekend afternoon tea buffet is available from 3-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Afternoon Tea Stands are available during the week from 3-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Cost:

Weekend afternoon tea buffet:
$69 per person with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
$84 per person with a glass of Champagne Bollinger on arrival

Afternoon Tea Stands during the week:
$45 per person
$55 per person with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival

Prices are correct at the time of publishing, but subject to change. Please contact the venue for further details.

About
Charlene Macaulay

Charlene Macaulay has been a High Tea Society contributor since 2013 and loves that she gets to pair her passion for food and writing when doing reviews. When she’s not sampling ribbon sandwiches and scones, she writes hard news and features for the Wyndham Star Weekly newspaper. She’s also a lover of high heels, travelling and Grey’s Anatomy.