If you are looking to not only feed your stomach but also your heart, then you must visit the Fullerton Hotel Sydney for their Pink Afternoon Tea special during October.
In support of finding a cure for Breast Cancer, this very special, Pink Afternoon Tea offering available through to the end of October 2020. A cause that I hold very dear to my heart as my mother is a Breast Cancer survivor. With each set sold, the Fullerton is donating a portion of its proceeds to the cause.
I must admit that I am completely biased when I talk about the Fullerton in any of their offerings, whether it be their beautiful rooms or delicious food. With each experience that I have at this luxury hotel chain, I can’t help but rave about it and this afternoon experience is no exception.
Today, we dine in the open, uncovered section of ‘The Bar’ where you can enjoy the ambience of a tranquil hotel lobby. The Bar offers a calm respite from the bustling CBD streets in Sydney and is the perfect setting for you and your guests to enjoy an afternoon tea experience.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by the lovely Danielle – our host for the afternoon and given a run through of the beverages available to accompany our afternoon tea. Having not seen my girlfriends for quite a while, we decided to make a day of it and ordered a round of Sydney Sling cocktails. I have to admit, since my last visit I had been dreaming of this cocktail and couldn’t wait for the drinks to hit the table!
Whilst many people think of Afternoon Tea as a dated tradition, the chefs at the Fullerton have reimagined the traditional menu of high tea, bringing into the modern world with their use of the finest produce available. That being said, they still respect the tradition of the 3 courses within Afternoon Tea and a beautifully picked tea selected provided by TWG – one of the most luxurious Singaporean teahouses. The pink afternoon tea special is also a showcase in the skill of the chefs at the Fullerton. As I can delightfully report that everything on the menu is made in house. How special!
My girlfriends and I clapped gleefully as Danielle came swooping out of the kitchen (with the help of her colleague, Kong) with a spread to feed four, famished ladies. After Kong ran us through the little morsels of deliciousness, we immediately made sure to whip out our phones to take copious amounts of photos. It is needless to say that all of my friends who saw my Instagram story that afternoon were dying to have a taste of what we were having!
When we were done with our photoshoot we could finally dig in. If you have read any of my reviews in the past, you will know my routine by now. I love to start at the savoury and end at the scones. And this seating wasn’t going to be any different. Meat lovers are treated to a cute pink sesame bun filled with free range chicken and celery. As a pescatarian I was more than to devour a pink bun filled with tender salmon. Next up for my meat eating friends was a mouthful of Wagyu Short-rib Beef, cooked to tender perfection and garnished with pickled radish and crispy shallots. The seafood counterpart to this was a pair of beautifully Seared Scallops with thin slices of pickled radish.
It is evident that the savoury treats have an Asian flair with the addition of Tasmanian Salmon Sashimi dressed in tsuyu and ginger flakes. Next up was a beautifully rich beetroot and goat cheese tartlet – its shell was buttery and melted in your mouth. The absolute standout and favourite for me in the savoury was the Lobster and Avruga Caviar baskets. I would happily devour 50 of those and call it a day! Because I wasn’t eating any meat dishes, the Fullerton team was kind enough with fill me up with some find additions that included seared Barramundi with chilli jam and a tangy Prawn tart. Traditionalists never fear, finger sandwiches are also on the menu and include a cucumber, free range egg and prawn variety.
After polishing off the savoury tier, it was time to devour all the petite sweets. I have to say, the sweets tier honestly looked too good to eat. The attention to detail of the pastry chefs here was honestly something out of a Masterchef episode! With 6 different desserts to choose from I wasn’t too sure where to start, but I took my chances on the cutest one of them all. A glossy, Strawberry and Basil Éclair and boy it did not disappoint. The choux pastry still had that crisp from being fresh and the surprise mix of colours and flavours of the basil with strawberry was delicious!
The gorgeously layered Raspberry, Yuzu Delice was a perfect mouthful and was given a nice balance by the fresh raspberry on top. Following on was the Lychee, Yoghurt Rocher that was as pretty as a picture, however only had a hint of lychee was the yoghurt flavour overtook it. My absolute favourite from the sweets was the Baked Philly Cheesecake. Fashioned into a little hat and decorated with a fondant flower. I am a huge lover of chilled cheesecakes as I have always found that a baked cheesecake is too heavy and rich..but in finger sized form? It’s absolutely devilish in how good it looks and tastes.
A second runner up for me was the Morello Cherry Mousse with Hibiscus Jelly, fabulously glazed and set upon a thin biscuit bottom. Before we could finish off with the Pink Guava Cremeux topped with a Rose Gel we each ordered a pot of tea – TWG’s black blend with a side of soy milk for myself. Danielle informed us that the tea would arrive with the warm Scones, a traditional plain scone alongside a raisin scone served with freshly whipped Chantilly cream and house made strawberry jam. Fearing that I had reached the absolute limits of my dress, I was reassured that if I couldn’t finish the scones now I could take them to enjoy later…music to my ears.
There are so many wonderful things about afternoon tea at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, the ambience, attentive service and delectable food. But the best thing of all is knowing that The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is truly an establishment that cares about the fight against Breast Cancer. So please make sure you visit this great hotel and support an even greater cause.
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Reviews for this venue:
- 30 March 2022: Signature Afternoon Tea at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
- 14 March 2020: Purple Themed Afternoon Tea at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney