Passiontree Velvet Macquarie

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18 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
Enjoy our decadent high tea featuring an array of ribbon sandwiches, freshly baked scones, French macarons, cakes and a tempting array of chocolates. The selection changes regularly depending on what we are making so it may appear different to what is pictured. We are passionate about tea and provide the finest quality full-leaf and craft blends by Harney & Sons. Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in our world of edible luxury! Our flagship High Tea named after the Anne Marie Russell herself, The Duchess Full High Tea is the epitome of extravagance. Enjoy assorted ribbon finger sandwiches, home baked English scone served with cream and jam, and an array of High Tea fancies. For the chocolate fiends among us, the Chocolatiers High Tea is the perfect chance to indulge. Our chocolatier’s interpretation of High Tea is served with an assortment of ribbon finger sandwiches, an array of chocolate bonbons, truffles, macarons and even more divine chocolate.
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Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a booking for high tea. The staff looked like they had no idea about it and were not expecting us at all. We did have to wait some time for them to set up I think due to the confusion.

Sweets looked lovely and tasted nice but the sandwiches came out very dry. The waitress was polite and took care of us. A bit of a mixed experience unfortunately. Still not a bad place for a more casual high tea as it is nestled in a food court.

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Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went for high tea with my friend. We booked for 11 , came 10 min early , our high tea arrived 30 mins later. Ordered 2 drinks took 25 mins for the drinks -coffee was cold.
Iced tea had to ask twice where it was and they forgot . Was not tea was cinnamon flavoured cordial.

Food arrived, staff didn’t explain what it was or what we were eating just dumped it and walked away.
I had to look at flavours of dessert with their dessert cabinet
We watched them prepare the food as we were near the kitchen- no staff wore any gloves and they scratched their heads and continued to prepare our food.

Sandwich bread felt stale, didn’t eat any of it , cucumber with butter aparantly was acceptable. Rest were ham and cheese and something with salmon on it.

Little apple tart thing was raw inside and microwaved crumbled to touch .

There was salmon on saladas.
Scone and macaroon were ok,
We paid $70 for high tea and this was terrible.

We spoke to their staff about it, they said sorry I asked to see the manager they pointed to her and said go see her.

We got another staff to flag the manager down, and she came over, we expressed our disappointment, she appologised and offered a pack of macaroons in return we asked a refund, she offered 1 refund, we then asked for our money back as we couldn’t eat the rest of the food as it wasn’t nice and stale

She refunded in the end.

Wouldn’t go back

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Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very poor service. Staff extremely rude which spoilt the atmosphere.

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Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely presented high tea at a great price. Nice surroundings that was surprisingly quiet. Staff were pleasant.

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Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The waiters didn't understand the order, we spent half of the time trying to order and waiting for food.

The staff didn't ask which cakes we'd like to order and brouht the cakes we didn't want

Not enough savory food, too many cakes

it was a very chaotic experience

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Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Generally nice hide out to enjoy a chat with family and friends.

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Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a combined birthday celebration with friends over the weekend. We each ordered a Duchess Full High Tea and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and finely decorated. The service was prompt and friendly. Definitely worth checking out.

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Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

was supposed to have high tea there as booked, it turned that high tea menu has to be pre-booked. I really don't understand how it worked, I booked the high tea time slot but have to pre-book the high tea sets again? How, additional phone call on top of the web booking? It is a confusing experience and with this price tag, I am not impressed.

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Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely waiter who was friendly and patient with me even though I got the order mixed up!

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Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately, there was nothing special about this dining experience.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
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Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We did not think that the food was worth the money that was spent on this. Especially being vegetarians we got cucumber and egg sandwiches. Though the service was good and the staff very pleasant, the overall deal is really not worth it.

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Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely high tea which was good value for money.

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Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We went for a High Tea, to celebrate a birthday and were dissapointed to find out it was in the middle of a Food court.
The ambience for High Tea was not at all present. The food was pretty good, the scones & macaroons. The service was pretty good.
So it wasn't a bad experience but I will not return there or recommend it for a high tea experience.

I think a change in venue, in a cafe with more privacy is needed.

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Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Staff had no idea of their own high tea menu, took 15 mins to figure out what they actually have and don't have, can & can't do. We sat behind the counter for high tea,Milk froth went all over my friend's hair and back and they thought it was funny although later apologised. Gave us macaroon menu but several a attempts in choosing a flavour they kept saying "oh we don't have that one today" repeatedly! Ended up asking them directly."So what do you have?" Place is not worth it!

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Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Very, very disappointed. Not at all prepared for the large numbers. We had booked and confirmed by text of a table for 3 people, including my 86 yr old mother, for high tea for Mothers Day. No coffee or tea until about 50min after we asked, no food for another1/2 hour. Very disappointed.

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Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I was have a cake on that day is not fresh.

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Dined on October 6, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Excellent service. Great scones and tea. The sandwiches were hard on the outside but fine on the inside. Stll very tasty. My only beef was there was a person from the general shopping center sitting right next to us for most of our sitting. Even closer than the next table. We thought we would have a bit more privacy. It was a special celebration and we couldn't really discuss private matters.Our host was amazing and we didn't want to upset her.

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Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

For the setting in a open shopping not quite the high tea I was hoping ..... i thought in a enclosed cafe yes ...but out the front of coles ...no

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