Restaurants

Bringing Lady-Like Back

By Sophia McMeekin - 27 Mar 2013

It may be a backlash to the recent shenanigans and general naughtiness of Lindsay Lohan and her cohort. Or perhaps it was the restoration of our Royals obsession, thanks to Kate Middleton's lady-like British deportment and baby news (squee!). Or maybe we all saw that first season of The Shire and it scared us a little bit. But, whatever the cause, it seems that behaving like a proper young lady (or gent) has seen a recent return to favour, and Brisbanites have gone in search of a more genteel way to spend their leisure hours. And, what better way to get your Young Royal on than a High Tea?

For the crème-de-la-crème of elegant Brisbane tea services, you can't pass up the new High Tea offering from Bacchus. Available Tuesday through Sunday in the luxurious surrounds of the fine dining restaurant, or out on the chic poolside terrace, Bacchus provides the perfect backdrop for a spot of socialising, a glass of champagne—if you are so inclined—or a pot of Harney & Sons tea. Harney & Sons, world-renowned fine tea specialists, have created a bespoke English Breakfast blend specifically for Bacchus patrons, which is quite an honour considering they've also made Lady Gaga her own custom blend.

And the menu is just as curtsy-worthy as the tea selection. Featuring moreish French desserts, including chocolate éclairs, macarons, and mille-feuille, as well as high tea's requisite Chantilly cream and scones, and delicate ribbon sandwiches, you'll be left asking for 'more, please'. And the staff will gladly oblige.

The Bacchus team has an eye for luxe details—even the crockery is royalty-approved. Bacchus have imported William Edwards fine-bone china to complement your tea experience, the same china used at The Goring, hotel and British high tea institution favoured by the Queen Mother and frequented by Kate Middleton, herself. 

But even the stiffest-upper-lip needs to let their hair down sometime (Prince Harry, I'm looking at you), and Bacchus' rooftop pool bar is just the place to do it. The sophisticated poolside terrace is prime real estate on a Sunday—the music lends an Ibizan Café Del Mar feel to the poolside vibe—ideal for lounging and sunning yourself with the rest of Brisbane's pretty people. And when the sun goes down, the rooftop pool lights up to compete with the stunning view of the Brisbane skyline. Relaxed glamour AND chocolate éclairs? It's no surprise Bacchus looks set to become a Sunday Brisbane institution.

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