Afternoon Tea at Silks, Crown Perth

Photographer: Liz Campbell
Afternoon Tea at Silks, Crown Perth - supplied photo
Afternoon Tea at Silks, Crown Perth - supplied photo

The first thing that struck me as I sat down at my table was the impressive wine room behind me, that alone is worth a visit to Silks at Crown Perth.

It wasn’t long before I was served the refreshing butterfly honey lemon tea which had a touch of theatre about it as it changed from electric blue to clear when it hit the lemon in the glass cup.

Presented in a bamboo steamer, the afternoon tea menu itself boasted a mix of sweet and savoury delights.

I kicked off with the warm cumin lamb served in a green steamed bun and what a way to start. The mild spicy flavours combined beautifully with the melt in your mouth bun. I could’ve dined on that alone all day so it deservedly took out savoury of the day.

However, the king prawns with chilli sea salt was also a tasty morsal, so much so another couple would’ve gone down a treat. My last savoury was the one I was looking forward to the most, the scallop puff with black squid ink. It had plenty of crunch that perhaps took a little away from the scallop hiding inside.

It was then time to turn my attention to the desserts where I took the unconventional route of ordering the Silks Delight mocktail to accompany my sweet treats. The fresh mint, pineapple juice and coconut cream were a triumph on the palette and another highlight during my visit.

The waitress recommended I start with the warm beetroot black sesame ball and I’m glad I did, it was a subtle segue from savoury to sweet. The green tea choux was next and my favourite dessert on the day. The two-bite delight was pretty as a picture and had just the right amount of sweetness while the passionfruit with raspberry sphere had a strong fruity flavour that made it the most refreshing inclusion on the modern Cantonese menu.

I finished up with the mandarin orange macaron with a chocolate centre which was also a crowd pleaser as it allowed me to round off the day with my customary chocolate treat.

Silks Afternoon Tea is certainly not your traditional high tea, however, it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of flavour and ambience and gave me a taste of what the modern premium Cantonese restaurant offers for only $45. For a little extra you can also indulge in a mocktail or cocktail.

Available on Saturdays from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, their only downfall is each menu item is quite small, maybe that’s by design so you stay on for dinner.

Afternoon Tea at Silks, Crown Perth - supplied photo
Afternoon Tea at Silks, Crown Perth – supplied photo

Silks Afternoon Tea Menu:

  • Scallop Puff with Black Squid Ink
  • Wok Fried King Prawns with Chilli Sea Salt
  • Wok Fried Chinese Style Cumin Lamb Serve with Bun
  • Beetroot Black Sesame Ball
  • Green Tea Choux
  • Passionfruit with Raspberry Sphere
  • Mandarin Orange Macaron
  • Butterfly Honey Lemon Tea
  • Selected menu items only


  • Pink Flamingo Cocktail
  • Cocktails
  • Mocktails


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Silks at Crown Perth:

Crown Perth, Crown Metropol, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100


Saturdays from 2.30pm to 4.30pm,


Afternoon Tea $45
Pink Flamingo Cocktail $15
Cocktails $15
Mocktails $9

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

Alison Poole

Alison is new to the high tea review game. Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, she spends her days in comms land waving the red pen across documents as well as writing a bunch of publications. When she is not doing that or reviewing the wonderful culinary delights the sunny west coast has to offer she is taking in the latest flick (and the odd 80’s classic) or her favourite band.

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