Raffles reviews: High Tea at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Raffles is ready for High Tea at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

If anything can stop me Pokémon hunting, it’s food. So we took a break from chasing Squirtles and Clefairies to enjoy an epic high tea at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney.

If I were a Pokémon, I’d be a Snorlax, because all he does is eat. I think my sister would be a Jigglypuff because she’s kind of sweet and loves to sing. Even over high tea at a posh restaurant it turns out. Which, just quietly, was a little bit annoying.

Anyway enough about our Pokémon twins, and on to the high tea. The Radisson Blu Plaza is is an awesome five-star hotel in an old sandstone building with cool doormen and yummy food.

The lobby is really nice with fat lounge chairs, big columns and huge arched windows, like a giant, really posh lounge room. This is where Jigglypuff and I got to enjoy one of our all time favourite foodie feasts, high tea.

This one was really special too, not just because the food was so good but because of the service. Our waitress, Sophie, was one of the nicest people I’ve met in a hotel. And anyone who kick starts my feeding frenzy with a crazy coloured mocktail is my bestie for life.

Blu mocktails for the munchkins at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

My sister and I squealed when they bought the high tea stands to our table because they were so enormous and packed with layers of yumminess.

On eof the cute desserts on SUgrapuff's kids' high tea at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

My sister had a kids’ high tea and it was really cute. It had three tiers of hot and cold treats like spinach and ricotta rolls, ham and cheese sandwiches, a scone and the cutest desserts ever. I’ve never seen her so excited about food before. She loved it so much that she ate the lot and then came sniffing about mine – like I was gonna let her anywhere near it.

High tea at High Tea at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Mum and I started on our savouries. There was an amazing Spinach and ricotta roll, a sweet barbecue pork filo pastry thingy and my favourite, the chicken curry puffs. I loved the light and crispy cloud of pastry wrapped around a burst of yummy curry flavour.

savoury tier of the high tea at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

There were also little cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and toast topped with a big pile of the smokiest smoked salmon ever. It was so, so good I could have eaten a bucket of it.

The home baked scones on the next tier were delicious. I smothered mine in strawberry jam and wads of clotted cream. I may also have licked all the leftover jam and cream out of the little bowls they came in while mum rolled her eyes at me and called me a pig. Guilty as charged.

I washed the scones down with hot marshmallow chocolate before I started on the top shelf treats. Everything was perfect.

Top tier treats on the high tier stand at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

The spice cake tasted like a carrot cake had collided with a gingerbread man and the flourless chocolate cake was yum. The biggest surprise was the little citrus tart which was just WOW. I have no other words to describe its total awesomeness.

Salted caramel pastry swans at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Mum and I saved a pair of cute little salted caramel swans until last, because I felt bad eating them when they were so pretty. Not really, I shoved their little swan faces in my face and even pinched a bite of mums when she took my sister to the loo.

By the end our high tea mum and my sister were full but I was ready to kick my spare stomach into gear and eat it all over again. Just like a hungry Snorlax should.

Reviewed by Raffles – Aged 8

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
27 O’Connell St,
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 8214 0000

Disclosure: Raffles & Mama Eats World were guests of Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel


22 Comments on Raffles reviews: High Tea at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

      July 19, 2016 at 7:14 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks Christine. It was so yummy. You should definitely go. Raffles x

  1. deb dane
    July 19, 2016 at 11:57 am (8 years ago)

    How fabulous. Love that they do a kids version.

      July 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm (8 years ago)

      It was so sweet Deb. 🙂

  2. Ana
    July 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm (8 years ago)

    You’ve sold me Raffles. Looks lovely x

      July 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm (8 years ago)

      It really was thanks Ana. Raffles x

  3. Em @ Have A Laugh On Me
    July 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm (8 years ago)

    Get in my belly cute little salted swans. Great photos and I too would be a Snorlax Raffles!

  4. EssentiallyJess
    July 19, 2016 at 9:44 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ve never had a high tea, although I would like to. The kids one looks very cute.

  5. Claire
    July 20, 2016 at 10:07 pm (8 years ago)

    I love food, I love great food more! I’ll definitely have to visit xo

  6. Lauren
    July 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm (8 years ago)

    Yum! Looks amazing!!

      July 25, 2016 at 10:26 am (8 years ago)

      The service was fantastic. Such friendly staff.

  7. Bryony
    July 21, 2016 at 8:29 pm (8 years ago)

    I am soooo jealous right now!! This looks amazing.

  8. Mummy Muckups (Anna)
    July 23, 2016 at 10:40 am (8 years ago)

    Oh stop!!! That looks INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! I want want want!!! And those beautiful photos; wow!!

      July 25, 2016 at 10:25 am (8 years ago)

      Thanks Anna, it was incredible. Nothing better than two satisfied small customers

  9. Lauren
    July 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm (8 years ago)

    Saaaaahhh hungry now!

  10. Kamal
    September 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm (8 years ago)

    wow amazing! actually had visited this hotel last month. But didn’t try this out. I will definitely try next time.

  11. Kamal
    September 14, 2016 at 4:14 pm (8 years ago)

    Wow. I think it should be delicious in test as it look amazing!


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Hey, I’m Aleney! A mum, award-winning travel writer, magazine editor and gallivanting glutton. He’s Raff, the “boy” in boyeatsworld, and a fearless foodie, adventurer and eco-warrior. Along with his all-singing, all-dancing, all-adventurous sister, Sugarpuff, we’re exploring the world’s colour, culture and cuisine on a food safari for the junior set.

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