High Tea at Duxton Hotel

Posted February 24th, 2010 in Eat out in Perth 4 Comments »


The other day my friend and I went to Duxton Hotel for high tea.  We were actually thinking between Hilton and Hyatt, then we decided neither in the end and went to Duxton.

As the high tea hours at Duxton Hotel is for 3 hours, from 2pm to 5pm, my friend and I gathered at the lobby just before 2pm so that we could enjoy the whole 3 hours there.  I was driving and trying to find a parking spot in the city, then I noticed some of the parking spots are now not free until 6pm on Saturdays.  It used to be free after 12:30 on Saturdays before. 🙁  Anyway I could find a free spot just few meters away from Duxton, and ran to the lobby!

I guess we’re the first customer for high tea.  We sat down, and ordered chai tea and mixed fruits tea.

Although I was pretty hungry, I couldn’t finish the food.  It’s not only because we’re so busy talking, but also I found the food was very.. common.   I was little disappointed.  I felt like the tower of sweets and savories, except for the sandwiches, was just taken out from a box from suppliers.  And scone was little bit hard and dry.

I paid $28.00 for the food.  I don’t want to compare again, but you could enjoy dessert buffet at hotels in Japan with 1500 yen (about AUD$15~20.00) and it’s “all you can eat”.  $28.00 for a scone, tart, sandwich and a pot of tea was little too expensive, I thought.

<Duxton High Tea Menu>

4 Comments on “High Tea at Duxton Hotel”

  1. 1 Cam said at 5:34 pm on February 24th, 2010:

    Yo Ume!

    I find it’s not best to compare Perth with…well… ANYWHERE when it comes to food as you’ll pretty much always be dissapointed T_T
    Not that Perth doesn’t have great places to eat, but everytime when my girlfriend and I come back from Sydney (we go about twice a year for business) we just wish that Perth had half of what they do.
    But when you consider Perth doesn’t have Japanese greats like Mos Burger, Royal Host, Don, Mr Donut or even a starbucks, your kuidaore doesn’t last very long 😛

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 10:25 am on February 25th, 2010:

    Hi Cam,

    That’s true. 🙂

    Actually Perth has something that Japan doesn’t. The atmosphere, life style etc… but sometimes I really wish that Perth has something more to offer, especially the pricing of products!

  3. 3 Cam said at 12:25 pm on February 25th, 2010:


    I agree there!
    It’s the “price you pay” for living in the world’s isolated city (sorry about the oyaji gyagu T_T)

    When will you be back from Japan? I would like to order some bagels soon ^_^

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 10:34 am on February 28th, 2010:


    I will be back around the end of March, and will get back to work from 31st 🙂

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