The cleanly schmick looking Abode Bistro is tucked away on the west end of Day Street and is the main restaurant/kitchen for the Parkroyal Darling Harbour. We’ve previously visted for dinner and had a enjoyable meal here. They’re introducing high tea and we’ve been invited to try their menu.
The three-tiered tower of bite-sized savoury-to-sweet treats is in the shape of a triangle, moving from savoury down the bottom and getting sweeter as you eat your way up to several full-flavoured macarons.
The Abode Hightea experience starts with a delicious fruity cocktail (berries and potent amounts of vodka). Ladies who brunch comes to mind as we sip the sweet red cocktail. Then the star attraction arrives with a 3 tiered hightea tower with plenty of bites to pick away at. There’s plenty of eats here and here’s a look at what’s here.
- King Prawn Salad
- Earl Grey poached chicken
- Ceylon Dusted Crab and Avocado Salad in gem lettuce cups
- Duck Rillette Pot
- Finger roll of L’artisan triple brie, smoked ham, dijion mustard, and olive dust
- Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder Pie
- Petite Apple Mille Feuilles
- Opera slice
- Bitter Chocolate Mousse
- Lemon, Pistachio, and Almond Macarons
The bottom tier consisted of the savoury bites and we rather liked this tier as it was filled was tangier bites. The rilette pot was a favourite amongst a fellow diners. The simplicity of the sandwiches however we enjoyed. The cake, choc pot and macaron tiers will satisfy any sweet tooth with delicious candied options that went well with the pot of tea you’d get with the order.
King Prawn Salad and Earl Grey poached chicken sandwiches. Nice bite sized eats
Lemon, Pistachio, and Almond Macarons. Good versions of these with good feet and flavour.
Eton Mess and Blueberry Jelly – We remember that the dining menu also had an Eton (The dining visit also featured an Eton Mess so check out that post). This came with tiny meringues, a nice cool creme and plenty of fresh and macerated fruits – this was also a medium sized serve and we liked that it was served seperately to allow for the transition between dainty eats and a more robust sweet treat.
High Tea at Abode was a relaxing afternoon where we whiled time away. It is a casual easy weekend eat and the dainty treats meant that you could focus on company and conversation. With a large selection of food to get through, we could not finish so there was plenty to eat here. If you’re in the market for high tea, Abode’s offering was pretty good and the range of teas (you get a nice big pot) was great.