High tea Waiting at Crown

An afternoon of sophisticated yum and bubbles at The Waiting Room: high tea at Crown.

Pretty petite treats.

A few weeks ago when I was invited to the launch of Crown's new high tea at The Waiting Room, I jumped at the chance. 

Not only do I LOVE high tea, it also fell on a Friday afternoon making it the perfect Freelancer Friday outing; a new tradition to account for the overtime and weekend work that accompanies freelance life.
100% gluten free amazingness.

Aptly named with its location just adjacent to the lobby of the Crown Towers hotel, The Waiting Room offers a decadent yet chic venue for high tea in Melbourne. We enjoyed a glass (or more) of Chandon with our delicious afternoon tea which catered blissfully for gluten free.    
Gin tonic jelly with sweet cucumber.

With new high tea offerings emerging all across Melbourne, what sets The Waiting Room apart from the rest?  The intricate detail of its petite treats designed by Executive Pastry Chef, Roberto Molleman, the glittering 1940's inspired surroundings, and (for the anti-gluten amongst us) amazing gluten free sandwiches and sweets.   

We thought for a moment that we hadn’t received gluten free but were assured that it was, indeed, free of the gluten.  That’s the level of amazing I’m talking about.      

My personal favourite though was the gin tonic jelly with sweet cucumber; refreshing with a bit of a kick and a fantastic modern twist to cucumber at high tea.  Not just for sandwiches, kids!  

The info:

High tea at The Waiting Room runs daily from 12pm to 5pm and bookings are a must.  

  • $49 for a tiered stand with Jing Tea and Vittoria coffee
  • $59 with a flute of Chandon Brut
  • If champagne is a must (I empathise with this completely), $69 with a flute of Louis Roederer Champagne.  Yumness.
Frock up and fill out, Melbourne.  I feel confident saying you won’t be disappointed by high tea at The Waiting Room.  

Delightful and delicious.


Fresh, detailed and very delicious.
Little Miss Melbourne

The Waiting Room

Crown Towers lobby

Southbank, Melbourne

03 9292 5545 

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