High Tea in the Sky serves up everything you’d expect from a traditional High Tea, as well as 360 degrees of breathtaking views
Many tasty treats come to mind when you’re set to indulge in the elegant affair of a high tea. Things like freshly baked pastries and sweets (perfect for any sweet tooth) and gourmet sandwiches and crepes (for those who favour the savoury side of things).
“High Tea in the Sky” serves up everything you’d expect from a traditional High Tea (every delicious mouthful), as well as 360 degrees of breathtaking views.
Perched at the top of Crowne Plaza in Surfers Paradise, Four Winds 360° Revolving Restaurant offers the ultimate rooftop experience with wide sweeping views of the Gold Coast in every direction.
You can enjoy unlimited tea or coffee, or opt for a glass of sparkling wine – it certainly feels like the occasion for it. And as for the food – your taste buds will be on cloud nine!
On the top tier is a mix of plain, and orange and sesame scones to enjoy with jam and cream. These homemade scones are soft and fluffy, as though grandma is in the kitchen making a fresh batch. They also come with cute little jars of raspberry and apricot jams from France.
The centre tier is the way to a woman’s heart – there’s everything from chocolate-dipped strawberries to a dessert flan packed with fresh cream and berries. The green tea choux bun simply oozes with deliciousness, and the cherry ripe slice has such a sweet and vibrant flavour.
Appetisers at the base include delectable chicken coronation crepes, avocado, lime and chilli flan (which is a burst of savoury delight) and who could forget the timeless classic: cucumber sandwiches. Finish things off with a finger of smoked salmon sandwich and the camembert, avocado and pancetta croquette, which is divine with its crunchy exterior and gooey centre that just melts in your mouth.
High teas are often regarded as a feminine affair, but this contemporary setting even makes it ideal for a date with your partner – after all, who wouldn’t enjoy great food with awesome views to match?
To enjoy a high tea with all the trimmings in a location that’s second-to-none, “High Tea in the Sky” is the perfect occasion. And it’s right in the heart of the Gold Coast, too.
By Marnie O’Brien
Marnie O’Brien experienced High Tea in the Sky, which costs $35
Four Winds 360° Revolving Restaurant at Crowne Plaza
t: (07) 5592 9906
a: Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise 2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise QLD