The Yarra Valley Lodge (formerly The Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley) is positioned in a natural bush setting with two championship 18 hole golf courses and a day spa for pre high tea entertainment.
High tea begins with a cake stand with sandwiches, scones and sparkling wine, followed by a chocolate themed buffet and tea. All items served are made onsite with local Yarra Valley produce used where possible. There are a few Aussie themed treats including mini meat pies and lamingtons covered in a thick chocolate coating. On the day we visited The Conservatory in the Bella Restaurant was filled with long tables with celebrating family groups enjoying high tea.
The Yarra Valley Lodge High Tea Menu
- Savoury: Mini Meat Pies and Spinach & Ricotta Filo Triangles
- Ribbon sandwiches: Chicken and Mayonnaise; Ham Cheese and Tomato; Egg and Cucumber and Smoked Salmon
- Sweet: Chocolate glazed Éclairs Filled with a vanilla cream
- Cupcakes: Pistacio & Chai tea, Vanilla and Chocolate Brownie Crumble
- Lamingtons: Filled with Yarra Valley blackberry & shiraz Jam and cream
- Carrot cakes: With cream cheese frosting & lemon chips
- Chocolate Brownies: Chocolate fudge brownie puddings with caramel sauce
- Individual Lemon Meringue Tarts: Lemon curd filled tartlets with a meringue pea
- Chocolate Tarts with pistachio praline
- Individual Honey Crème Brulee Made with Yarra Valley honey
- Orange and Poppy Seed Cakes
- Mousse Cones
- Made with Lindt White Chocolate
- House Made Assorted Biscuits: Anzacs; Walnut Shortbread and Poppy seed Meringues.
- Fruit Salad
- Bella Cheese Plate
- Bella Tasting Plate
- Chocolate fountain: Honeycomb; Marshmallow; Meringue; Strawberry; Pineapple and Kiwi fruit
With a Mii Spa in the hotel the Heritage is ideal for a pampering weekend getaway. If high tea and spa treatments are not for you, then you could go for a round of golf before high tea instead. A special high tea event is held on Mothers Day each year.
The Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley high tea is ideal for a weekend get away or a family celebration. I do like that a cake stand is presented to the table, the quality of the food is really very good with the buffet offering a wide selection of savoury and sweet treats.