The Tea Room, Gunners Barracks
Gunners Barracks? Where the hell is that??? After being some what scared of driving over the god damn bridge, I had no choice but to concur my fear and drive over the stoopid thing!! I can proudly say I didn’t miss an exit LOL but I admit I was shitting bricks thinking I did.
Gunners Barracks had been on our high tea list for a very very long time and it seemed to be one of the places hardly anyone had visited. After this date being in the diary for approximately 3 months.. the day everyone seemed to be free turned out to be a cloudy, cold, partially rainy / sunny day.
Don’t want a frozen ass? then bring a jumper!
Little did I know id be going for a mini bush walk down into the canopy. After being seated, the wind started to whirl our hair and what was once soft and neat, became infested with ocean breeze grease LOL.
Failing to get an indoor booking, our asses were frozen like Shinara’s food HAHHA (see chocolatesuze, the ninja review & penguin says feed me). Luckily, we were offered blankets and managed to scab enough to cover ourselves. Having said this, the chilly experience made it unusual for an afternoon-tea experience. Would have been more pleasurable if the venue had some sort of transparent / blind to shield the wind on such days like the one we had.
Since it was freezing, I was in no mood to be adventurous when it came to my tea selection. I just wanted something that would make me feel comfort so I stuck to my usual high tea beverage of “darjeeling”. .
Nurbong darjeeling tea
There’s something about sugar cubes that make the girls go awwww sooo kyooote!
Selection: egg ‘n mayonnaise, corned beef and salmon
Bread wasn’t as soft fluffy like it should be.. but i’m blaming the strong wind which made it a bit stale. My first thought was, “where’s the cucumber sangas??” I know they can be quite boring but I do like my cucumber and dill and creme fraiche.
Samosas: were delicious especially with the salt flakes sprinkled on top. Unfortunately after we ate our samosa’s we realised our plate didn’t get the yoghurt dipping sauce *BOO* it was really nice without them so it didn’t bother me.
Asparagus quiche was reallyyyy tasty and pastry was crunchy / flakey and butter SOOOO GOOD!. I wish they were bigger in size.. I could and would love to have a big one to myself
As mentioned in a previous post, Stamford scones had set the bottom benchmark for their scones.
These scones were absolutely AMAZING thanks to the light and fluffy center. They were huge and twice the size of the Tea Room – QVB scones.
Usually afternoon tea comes with two different flavoured scones (plain and rasin). I figured they made the scones bigger to make up for the loss of the rasin scone. Didn’t matter to me because their texture was enough to make me happy.
Blueberry jam and cream
Jam at the tea room was much nicer, jam here seemed slighty watery. What I loved about the jam here was the actual balls of blueberry!
Saving the sweets till last…
I also noticed, tiers are shared between two people. In this case 2 tiers were used to share between 8 of us. They must have ran out of tiers on the day?
Peach Cake & Cheesecake
Peach cake was delicious! Texture was moist and somewhat refreshing as this was the first sweet I ate for the day.If your a cheesecake lover this sure didn’t feel like you were eating cheesecake due to its soft, fluffy light texture which I really liked!
Jaffa Macaron & Coffee Gateau
Chocolate and orange is such an awesome combo. Totally loved the the taste of it as it felt like I was munching on a bag of jaffa chocolates. The coffee Gateau was my favourite cake of the day. It had many layers one consisting of hazelnut chocolate. ^_^
My first saw the mango pudding, I was thinking to myself.. is this Yum Cha??? Felt quite odd seeing an asian dessert on a afternoon menu. Apart from that it was soft, silky and creamy which gave some of us Yum Cha cravings ^_^ *licks lips*
Thank heavens the rain and the dark clouds blew over and cleared up in the afternoon. Basically if you sit outside, these are the views you’ll get to see.
Apart from the weather which played a pretty big part on our experience. Tea Room @ QVB and Gunners were both different in many ways especially in terms of portion sizes (I think its much bigger here?). Anyways if your looking for a place to go to high-tea this winter, i recommend Tea Room @ QVB for sheowwww!
The Tea Room @ Gunners Barracks
End Of Suakin Drv
Mosman NSW 2088
P: (02) 8962 5900