High Tea at Hotel Lindrum Melbourne

Hotel Lindrum
Hotel Lindrum

There's no greater pleasure than discovering a decadent delight on a cold winter's day, and the High Tea Society was lucky enough to experience this recently when taking high tea at Melbourne's Hotel Lindrum.

There’s no greater pleasure than discovering a decadent delight on a cold winter’s day, and the High Tea Society was lucky enough to experience this recently when taking high tea at Melbourne’s Hotel Lindrum.

The Hotel Lindrum is new to the high tea scene, unveiling the afternoon delight less than a month ago at its ground floor restaurant, Felt.

The restaurant seats 29 people, but can accommodate up to 40 for events, and is named after the green felt lining on top of the hotel’s famous billiard table.

High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne

Executive Chef tells the High Tea Society that no two weeks are the same menu-wise: each week, the menu is tweaked to include innovative sandwich fillings and desserts to keep high tea-goers coming back for more.

The Hotel Lindrum also offers a personal, boutique experience to the high tea enthusiast.

All the food featured is made in house with locally sourced – and where possible organic – products, including jam from Jam Lady Jam in Healesville, free-range eggs from the Yarra Valley and smallgoods from Istra in Daylesford.

A welcome glass of Moet & Chandon is served on arrival, and a choice of 15 different T2 loose leaf blends and Veneziano espresso coffee is available throughout the service.

High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne
High Tea at The Hotel Lindrum Melbourne

The high tea is served on a three tier cake stand and offers fresh and generous servings.

First up were mini quiche lorraine with a light, delicate pastry and a selection of ribbon sandwiches, including ham, cheese and tomato and – my favourite – a creamy egg and lettuce.

Next was a generous serving of three lemonade scones apiece served with organic jam and clotted cream, while the top tier featured a delicious array of macaroons, lemon meringue tarts, mandarin and blueberry muffins and a white chocolate and strawberry delicacy.

My favourite was the peanut butter macaron, a deliciously savoury take on a sweet classic.

Hotel Lindrum Afternoon Tea Menu

  • Assortment of ribbon sandwiches with smoked salmon, egg chai, tuna mayonnaise and cheese fillings.
  • Freshly baked scones with organic jam and clotted cream
  • Petite pastries
  • Macarons
  • Afternoon cakes
  • A welcome glass of Moet & Chandon
  • Choice of 15 different T2 loose leaf blends and Veneziano espresso coffee is available throughout the service.

 

The wonderful food, liberal servings and soothing ambience make the Hotel Lindrum the ultimate high tea destination.

Hotel Lindrum:

26 Flinders Sreet, Melbourne VIC 3000

When:

The Hotel Lindrum High Tea is served in Felt Restaurant every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

Cost:

$55 per person, or 10 guests for $500.
The Hotel Lindrum also offers special Bridal Shower High Tea, where the bride-to-be is free for groups over 10 guests.

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

Charlene Macaulay

Charlene Macaulay has been a High Tea Society contributor since 2013 and loves that she gets to pair her passion for food and writing when doing reviews. When she’s not sampling ribbon sandwiches and scones, she writes hard news and features for the Wyndham Star Weekly newspaper. She’s also a lover of high heels, travelling and Grey’s Anatomy.

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