REVIEW: THE STABLES OF COMO HIGH TEA/GUY TEA

REVIEW: THE STABLES OF COMO HIGH TEA/GUY TEA

The beautiful grounds of The Stable of Como serve as the perfect setting for high tea. But when it comes to the afternoon indulgence, the folks at the South Yarra establishment have something special up there sleeves, offering Melbourne's first 'guy tea' in addition to the more traditional high tea. 

Intrigued by the novel concept of guy tea, but also a big fan of high tea in the traditional sense, I have now tried both spreads on two separate occasions. So how do the two stack up? I honestly could not pick a favourite. Both spreads were well executed and came with a good balance of savoury and sweet selections. The mini burgers and pie in addition to the twice cooked chips had my taste buds salivating over the guy tea spread from the get go, and they did not disappoint. But all this was easily rivalled by what I thought was the highlight of the savouries from the traditional high tea: the brie and fig chutney sandwiches. The pairing of the creamy brie and flavoursome chutney culminated in a perfect marriage of flavours. Cheesy good times indeed. 

Regardless of which spread you pick, some delicious food and drinks amongst the gardens and grounds of The Stable of Como make for an excellent way to spend the afternoon. And if you really can't decide... why not try both? ;)


GUY TEA.

Menu:

Mini Wagyu beef burger with maffra cheddar, caramelised onions and sesame brioche

BBQ pork mini slider with crisp greens and bulldog sauce

Happy chicken mini pies

Twice cooked chunky chips

Mini red velvet lamington

Mini Belgian chocolate golden brownie

Aggies lemonade scone with Bonne Maman jam and whipped Chantilly cream

Barista made coffee or tea. 

Alcohol option: free flowing Red Label Peroni

HIGH TEA.

MENU

House smoked salmon and dill creme parmesan blini

Chicken Waldorf finger sandwiches

Brie and fig chutney finger sandwiches

White chocolate and raspberry meringue

Deluxe mini tart

Mini Belgian chocolate caramel slice

Aggies lemonade scone, with Bonne Maman jam and whipped Chantilly cream

Barista made coffee or tea. 

Alcohol option: free flowing mimosas. 

THE STABLES OF COMO: THE GROUNDS. 

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The Stables of Como

Williams Road and Lechlade Avenue,

South Yarra, Victoria, 3141.

(03) 9827 6886

http://www.thestablesofcomo.com.au/