High Tea at Altus Hotel Chadstone Melbourne

Photographer: Michelle Milton
High Tea at Altus Hoel Chadstone Melbourne
High Tea at Altus Hoel Chadstone Melbourne

When you step out for a High Tea it’s not just about the food on the plate (although that’s important) it’s the whole experience… and Altus, Hotel Chadstone delivers on all fronts.

Departing from a bustling shopping centre carpark, the Hotel Chadstone’s lift transports you to what almost feels like another country and place! The decor is beautifully moody with stunning artwork on every wall, opulent fittings and a very comfortable space to relax in – with views in every direction.

Up on level 12, it’s easy to forget the crowds below as you look across the city skyline in the distance and enjoy a peaceful hush. Staff are attentive without being intruding and small touches of lovely linen, glassware and china made our dining experience special.

But the main event, our High Tea, was not only beautiful, it was generous and delicious.

The Director of Culinary and Food, Deepak Mishra, heads up the team at Hotel Chadstone and he comes to Melbourne with an excellent pedigree, so it’s no surprise that his High Tea is one to remember.

There were a number of standout moments on the menu.

The mushroom and cheese pie in the savoury section was delicious, as was the corn and gruyere fritter – and the selection of mini rolls was tasty and a little bit adventurous (in the best way). The mini rolls were also a generous serve, and (for this reviewer) verging on too generous – but I did make sure to taste each one, even if I didn’t quite finish them all.

Of the sweets, I was blown away by two in particular (so delicious!). The salted caramel ganache tart and the passionfruit jelly cream cheese dome both packed a flavoursome punch that will long be remembered and drooled over.

High tea is naturally served with a pot of tea, and the Altus Rooftop offers 11 different blends on their menu, as well as cocktails and champagne.

If you are looking for an afternoon to remember, High Tea on the Altus Rooftop at Chadstone’s MGallery Hotel is a must.

Altus High Tea Menu:

High Tea at Altus Hotel Chadstone Melbourne
High Tea at Altus Hotel Chadstone Melbourne

SANDWICHES & SAVOURIES

  • Blue swimmer crab remoulade with fennel slaw, yuzu, native lime and salmon roe
  • Yarra valley smoked salmon, calamansi lime curd, and Geraldton wax and mountain pepper
  • Citrus cream cheese, apple, mint & lime compressed cucumber triple Decker
  • Roasted chicken, balsamic onion, Davidson plum gel, salt bush and smoked marrow aioli
  • Mixed exotic mushroom and cheese pie with bush tomato relish
  • Gruyere and corn fritter with truffle emulsion

PATISSERIE

  • Salted caramel ganache tart, single origin chocolate, golden hazelnut and Tasmanian berry dust
  • Red cube –strawberry gum and berry mousse, coconut jelly, with almond pain de gene base
  • Passionfruit jelly and cream cheese with lemon myrtle layered dome with pistachio sponge Raspberry crunch and gel, wild berry noodle, wattle seed and yoghurt semi freddo, (gf)
  • Artisan Chocolate truffles

SCONES

  • Warm buttermilk scone
  • Orange blossom, white chocolate, lavender scone
  • Served with strawberry rose petal preserve, lemon curd, clotted cream

 

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Hotel Chadstone Melbourne:

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1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone, VIC 3148, Australia

When:

Saturday and Sunday
Two seatings are available at 11.30am – 1PM and 1.30PM - 3.00PM

Cost:

- $75 offering is food only so Veuve Clicquot is not extended to all on arrival

- Price as per our website $75 food only and $95 with Veuve Clicquot

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

Kate Nelson

Kate Nelson is the publisher of Meetoo - a website of personal recommendations about awesome activities for families with children aged 0-12 to do around Melbourne and beyond. Kate, along with her mini-reviewers, report back on current events, favourite venues and things that are fun - providing her readers with honest insights and loads of ideas about all the cool things happening in Melbourne for families.

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