Winter High Tea at KOI Dessert Bar Sydney

Photographer: Joshua Pike
Winter High Tea at KOI Dessert Bar Sydney
Winter High Tea at KOI Dessert Bar Sydney

You’ll need to get in quick to experience this high tea, it’s only available at Koi Dessert Bar Sydney during August, the last month of winter but more importantly - the end of truffle season!

The team of brothers who own KOI (Masterchef season 7 finalist Reynold Poernomo is the littlest brother), have taken their signature desserts and given them a wintery twist with the addition of WA black truffles. We visited their Chippendale venue to see what this special event is all about, they’re also hosting their Winter High Tea at their restaurant in Ryde.

Hands down it’s one of the prettiest high tea tiers we’ve had the pleasure of enjoying. Reynold’s dessert skills are as beautiful in reality as they were in the Masterchef kitchen! Everything on the menu was beautifully presented, each with its own little decoration – it’s almost like they’re part (edible) florist.

We weren’t quite sure what to expect from a truffle high tea, truffles aren’t known for their delicate flavour – more like a smack in the face with big, bold, earthy overtones. But the boys have done a fantastic job working them into the menu. Not every dish has truffles in, and the ones that do they’re treated with restraint. Just enough flavour so that you know there’s a beautiful truffle floating around, but not enough to totally overpower the rest of the delicate flavours.

If you’re looking for something a little outside the box, and you’re a foodie who lives for truffle season every year, get in quick and try this high tea. Thanks us later, it’s fantastic.


Winter High Tea at KOI Dessert Bar Sydney
Winter High Tea at KOI Dessert Bar Sydney

Koi Dessert Bar Winter High Tea Menu

  • Mont Blanc
  • Nomtella
  • Mango Yuzu
  • Vanilla Naked Tart
  • Black Truffle Macaron
  • Mushroom and Leek Profiterole
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Truffle Scone
  • Including free flow coffee and tea


Available from:

KOI Dining & Dessert Bar
46 Kensington St, Chippendale, Sydney

KOI Dessert Kitchen
Shop 3, 62-66 Blaxland Rd, Ryde, Sydney

1 – 31 August 2018
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

$65 per person

Learn more about the Winter High Tea at KOI Dessert Bar.

Minimum 2 people per high tea set. 48 Hours notice for all dietary requirements.


High Tea Sydney – find more experiences in our High Tea Venue Directory.

Koi Sydney Flagship:

6 Central Park Ave, Chippendale NSW 2008


1 - 31 August 2018
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm


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

Melanie Pike

Melanie Pike is one of our Sydney contributors. In her life outside of champagne, tiered cake stands and fine bone china, she’s the Editor of the Fernwood Magazine. After a long week of writing about sugar-free diets and the latest gym sessions to get her readers in shape, she sneaks away to sample the delights of some of the best high tea venues in Sydney. She’s covered from Katoomba to Kiama and almost everywhere in between.

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