Lavender Bistro & Boutique – Barista Coffee

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Lavender Bistro & Boutique, 6 Cranleigh Street, Off West Swan Street, West Swan, Phone 9250 7711.

Purple Haze … Lavender Bistro sits in a bush setting behind the Margaret River Chocolate Company. The smell of lavender as you walk in the door is very appealing, as is the clean, streamlined venue.

Lavender Bistro & Boutique

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Chapels On Whatley – Tea Tasting – Cocktails

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Chapels On Whatley, 196 Whatley Crescent, Maylands, Phone 9272 7738.

The Magic Garden … Chapels on Whatley sits in the midst of a Tardis like terrace garden. And, it’s exquisite, with a Koi pond, brightly coloured parasols and authentic Chinese furniture.

Chapels On Whatley

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Bites By D – Dessert Cafe – High Tea

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Bites By D, 147 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, Phone 9444 7712.

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This Too … Tried Bites By D for the first time at the Mt Hawthorn Streets & Lanes Festival. This is review number two in my collection of three Dessert Cafés and it’s a keeper.

Bites By D

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Crown Metropol Lobby Lounge – High Tea

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Crown Metropol Lobby Lounge, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100, Phone 9362 7551.

High Tea … When we were being highfalutin and dining at Rockpool this week we noticed that the Crown Metropol Lobby Lounge had started serving high tea. We booked, which is mandatory apparently, and went along with high expectations.

Crown Metropol Lobby Lounge

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The Terrace Hotel – Restaurant – Hotel – Bar

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The Terrace Hotel, 237 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Phone 9214 4444.

High tea … A family gathering at the Terrace Hotel for their famous high tea was perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon. The hotel is gorgeous, built in 1892 and formerly called Bishop’s Grove, then St George House. The hotel is dwarfed by the office towers around it but it warmed my heart to know it’s still there, Perth has lost so many great buildings. They have 15 guest rooms and suites, as well as the restaurant and bar.

The Terrace Hotel High Tea

the secret to a good high tea …

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Firewater Grille at the Duxton Hotel

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Firewater Grille, Duxton Hotel, 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Phone 9261 8025.

High Quality High Tea … Love the décor in the Firewater Grille at the Duxton Hotel. It’s very modern and streamlined with lots of windows instead of walls. It’s light and airy and a good place to sit and eat some delicious food.

Firewater Grille

Photo: Courtesy Firewater Grille

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