If you come expecting the rich, brooding opulence of The Victoria Room, you’re likely to be disappointed when you arrive at this ‘sunny’ Westfield Sydney outpost. Inside the white picket fence is a girly, whimsical space, best thought of as the everlasting day to the older Darlinghurst sibling’s eternal night.
The garden party vibe here makes it easy to kick off your heels and throw back champagne! My BFF for the adventure, yummy Mummy to the tenacious Miss Two, remarked that the glass of Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial accompanying our Couture High Tea ($56/head) “was so welcome” she’d forgo better food for it. Looking around, she wasn’t alone - for tired Mothers this is a welcome oasis. The ambient buzz from the surrounding retail mecca drowns out their youngsters, and neatly sidesteps hauling them into a bar for a frowned upon flute of fizz.
Miss Two was kept happy with crust-free sandwiches...
...while we scoffed Belgian mousse tarts, creamy pistachio cheesecakes and passionfruit cupcakes.
We both selected the Christmas scone from the impressive ten-scone menu. It’s a fragrant affair of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, dates, orange zest and brandy served with cream and chunky marmalade; it could be only be improved by slower heating.
The Victoria Room Tea Salon
Level 4 (Designer Gallery), Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9357 4488