Fancy a 360-degree view of Perth’s skyline? The C Restaurant in the Sky is just the place, and I was lucky enough to sit at one of the coveted window seats for my high tea.
On the afternoon I visited, the sky was clear as far as the eye could see; however, I would love to go there on a winter’s day and watch the storms come in. In other words, you can’t lose; every day is a winner!
Once seated, I was offered a glass of Louis Roederer French Champagne to take in the breathtaking view before me. It wasn’t long before the three-tiered tower of sweet and savoury treats arrived at the table, and it was quite the feast for the eyes and the tummy.
I opted to start with the wagyu beef sausage roll. Housed in a delicious, flaky pastry, the beef was beautifully seasoned and combined well with a generous dollop of tomato chutney on top, yum! Next up was the mini croissant with chicken breast, garlic mayo, lettuce, and capers. The French pastry was the perfect accompaniment for the generous, creamy chicken filling and iceberg lettuce. The prawn tart was a-mazing! The buttery shell married well with the lemony prawn filling, which also included crème fraiche, yuzu, dill, and salmon roe. This refreshing combination of flavours reminded me that summer is not far away. I finished up the savouries with the pretty as a picture egg and cucumber finger sandwich, which tasted as good as it looked. Extra points for the light, fluffy white bread.
I then ordered a pot of the “Infuse Tea Company’s” peppermint tea to accompany the two scones, one fruit and one plain, on the top tier. However, there was nothing plain about either scone. They looked like they had just come out of grandmas’ oven and tasted just as good, crusty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. They were a treat with the strawberry jam and dollop of cream, which came with separate spoons, love that!
It was then time to move down to the middle and final tier, where the desserts resided. First up was the lemon meringue tart. The sweet and sour favourite did not disappoint; I especially loved the gooey meringue. A strawberry macaron followed before I finished up with my customary chocolate offering. On this occasion, it was a chocolate and blueberry cake which took out “dish of the day”. Everything, from the stunning presentation to the rich combination of flavours, screamed pure decadence.
The C Restaurant in the Sky not only boasts the only rotating views of the city, but it also has a delicious and impressive high tea and THE best gluten-free option (which closely mirrors the conventional menu) in town.
There are a range of packages available, starting at $62 for teetotallers, up to $159 for the premium bottomless (for two hours) Louis Roederer option, and $45 for the children’s high tea. Available 7 days per week, bookings are required at least 24 hours prior, and don’t forget to mention any dietary requirements.
Don’t delay; make a booking today; your senses will thank you for it!
C Restaurant High Tea menu:
Home-made scones, strawberry jam, whipped cream
- Mini croissant, chicken breast, garlic mayo, capers
- Prawn tart, creme fraiche, yuzu, dill, salmon roe
- Egg & cucumber sandwich
- Wagyu sausage roll, relish
- Chocolate and blueberry cake
- Lemon tart
- Strawberry macaron
Served with bottomless cups of tea or percolated coffee.