Tuesday, 9 October 2007

intercontinental: high tea sample plate

InterContinental Sydney
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney
+61 2 9240 1369

Upon Natasha’s suggestion, nine sugar-craving women set off to the InterContinental to try the high tea sample plate on offer during October (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm).

Along the way we encountered evidence of Sydney's moth plague (every building was blackened with swarms of resting moths) but we persevered and made it to our destination, where I was pleased to discover that this sample plate was actually cheaper than a Sugar Hit.

For $15 you get three scrumptious little treats and a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate:

Muesli Slice
Dried fruit and candied rind brought a slight Christmas flavour to crumbly biscuit crescents. I was sceptical that I’d like this part of the tasting plate but it turned out to be my favourite.

Praline Stick
Dark, soft chocolate ganache sticks, infused with hazelnut, melted in the mouth.

Cappuccino Sponge Cup
I’m not sure where the “sponge” part of the name came from since the dessert was a cup-shaped dark chocolate shell filled with rich coffee flavoured mousse. Regardless of the mislabelling, it was very good.

It’s just too bad they are renovating the central courtyard and vintage elevators during the day since the noise quite disruptive.

Otherwise, pleasant and efficient service coupled with good dessert and a nice cuppa.



  1. That looks yum! It seems like better value for money than the Sugar Hits, especially for people who don't (can't!) drink alcohol.

  2. I was going to go here today but didn't end up having the time. It looks better than I thought it would be-the little cup is so cute.

  3. Nice presentation. Looks like it's an in thing everywhere in the world. Love that cappuccino sponge cup.

  4. That looks really good! I think I'll give it a go cos I felt a bit of reluctance to shell out 20 bucks for the Sugar Hit after reading that not everyone was pleased with what they've got...

  5. Sounds like a wonderful afternoon. I wish it was on offer in Melbourne!

  6. The cappuccino sponge cup looks divine even if it isn't very "spongey." An afternoon tea sounds lovely.

  7. everything tasted good and it was nice for $15, but it was just such a shame that all the construction was going on. it really detracted from the ambience.


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