Address:Cnr Margaret & Edward St, Brisbane, QLD 4000
I realise this is going to be back-to-back high tea posts! This gives me enough confidence that maybe oneday, I will even create a Brisbane High Tea guide.
Anyhow, the high tea I went to at Stamford Plaza happens to be very different to all other high teas. This one manage to incorporate the concept of buffet with sugar.
Seriously, for someone with a massive sweet tooth, to be told that you can have as whichever and as much cake as you want is like telling a starved man that he can eat whatever he wants. There's only one way this could go and the outlook for my teeth, heart and thighs just does not look good.
But let's ignore the obvious health effects of unlimited sugar consumption, as this is not the purpose of this post and return to the high tea.
The Stamford Plaza high tea is hosted in the restaurant at its ground floor lobby, overlooking the Brisbane River. Seating area is split between inside and outside. On a warm sunny day, the outside seatings gives you a fantastic view (and an excuse to walk around as you travel back and forth between the buffet tables and the verandah). On the inside, although your view to the river is obstructed by other patrons, you do have a much better view of the buffet table.
And boy, the buffet tables are presented like works of art (that is, before sugartooth eagle swooshes in and ruins it all).
As you can see by the pictures here, the decor at the Stamford Plaza is pretty amazing. There's a lot of colors and interesting nick-nacks placed over the buffet tables - I think the idea that they were trying to present here is that of a visual feast (along with a sugar rush).
Sweets wise, there is truely something for everyone. Even the scones comes in three different flavours - plain, pumpkin and aonther one that I cannot remember.
There was gluten free chocolate cake. A huge varieties of petite fours. Jellies and Jams. Chocolate fountain...
In the end, I was happy to drop my spoon and declare that I do not want to touch chocolates and sweets for the entire week to follow!
All I've gotta say is that, if you have not been, you really need to go and try it!
Recommended: It was buffet, so I'd say try everything once?!