Afternoon Tea at The Westin Perth

Photographer: Michelle Milton
Afternoon Tea at The Westin Perth
Afternoon Tea at The Westin Perth

Afternoon Tea at the new Westin Perth is served in The Haven Lounge in the hotel lobby – this is a delightful and sophisticated afternoon tea experience you just have to try.

When we visited, The Westin Perth had only been open for three weeks, opening on the 27th April 2018. The 368-room hotel on the site of the former Perth Fire Station, along with the neighbouring Hibernian Place is a $500 million development, and the first newly built five-star hotel to open in the Perth CBD since 1983.

The Haven Lounge features beautiful Cathedral high ceilings, with plenty of natural light flowing through allowing for beacons of natural light to shine through.

I must say I do like a high tea that has a generous savoury offering and with four savoury items on the menu this is a good start.

Afternoon Tea at The Westin Perth
Afternoon Tea at The Westin Perth

The Haven Lounge offers four savoury items, including a delicious Prosciutto sandwich served with brie, rocket & tomato. A brioche bun filled with Shark Bay prawns and avocado, just melted in my mouth. The Roast Wagyu beef “Wellington” was beautifully smooth.

Moving on to the sweets, the crunchy Chocolate and Hazelnut tart was delicious and full of flavour. However, the hero for me was Raspberry Petit Gâteaux, a raspberry glazed vanilla cake with a chocolate sphere of raspberry mousse in the centre, on top a fresh raspberry with a gold tip.

Afternoon Tea at The Westin Perth
Afternoon Tea at The Westin Perth

Finally, the scones, were of a cake-consistency in the centre and had a fresh, crisp top. The lovely berry jam had a thick home-made consistency, which worked perfectly with the vanilla Chantilly cream, a lovely pairing.

The High Tea is created by Executive Chef Gaspa who has worked in the Michelin starred Conrad Hotel Tokyo, the iconic seven-star Burj Al Arab, Crown Hotels, Drones of Pont Street, Belair House, St Martin’s Lane House, and The Lanesborough Hotel.

The environment for high tea is a large part of the experience and The Westin delivers. The Lounge is spacious, very stylish and a wonderful place to spend a few hours.

The Westin Perth Afternoon Tea Menu:

Afternoon Tea at The Westin Perth
Afternoon Tea at The Westin Perth

Savoury:

  • Prosciutto sandwich served with brie, rocket & tomato
  • Shark Bay prawn & avocado in a brioche roll
  • Smoked salmon sandwich served with cream cheese on rye
  • Roast Wagyu beef “Wellington”

Sweet:

  • The Westin opera cake
  • Fresh strawberry tart
  • Raspberry petit gâteaux
  • Crunchy chocolate tart

The Westin scone is served with homemade preserve & vanilla chantilly cream.

Jing Tea with the option of a glass of Chandon Sparkling Wine or Moet Chandon.

 

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea Menu Options:

Savoury items will stay the same but are served with gluten free bread.

Gluten free sweet items:

  • Strawberry and pistachio tarts
  • Almond apricot rochers
  • Flourless chocolate cake
  • Crunchy salted caramel tea cups
  • Polenta banana cake

The Westin Perth high tea can accommodate most dietary requests with gluten and dairy free options available.

The hotel’s other dining highlight is Garum, the first restaurant outside of Victoria by acclaimed Chef Guy Grossi’s – which offers a contemporary Roman dining experience.

If your looking to fill your weekend you could also treat yourself to a spa treatment in the Bodhi J Wellness Spa which is located on the dedicated wellness level.

The Westin Perth has taken the Afternoon Tea experience in Perth a step higher – this is now the High Tea to experience.

 

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Haven Lounge at The Westin Perth:

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480 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000

When:

Daily 11am – 4pm

Cost:

High Tea with unlimited coffee, tea and herbal infusions $49
High Tea with a glass of Chandon sparkling wine $59
High Tea with a glass of Moet & Chandon champagne $80
4 – 12 years old $30

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

Michelle Milton

Director, High Tea SocietyMichelle Milton is a digital communications consultant and entrepreneur. She founded High Tea Society in 2008 after struggling to find high tea venues in Melbourne. Beginning her career in London in the 1990s she was exposed to the evolving digital media industry. Now, she splits her time between helping corporates manage their digital communications and publishing High Tea Society.

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