High Tea Review : Opus Restaurant @ The Richardson Hotel

Hotel

For my birthday I received a gift voucher from my mother entitling me to a Massage and Champagne High Tea at The Richardson Hotel. I have been eager to try this package for a while now, and after my highly stressful Engagement party on Saturday, I was in need of some serious pampering.

Venue:
The Richardson Hotel is a luxurious, boutique style 5 star hotel located on Richardson Street in West Perth. It is cleverly disguised, and is often the hotel of choice for the rich and famous, who prefer to stay somewhere discrete. From the outside, The Richardson Hotel looks like any other block of apartments in West Perth. The hotel lobby has a rather impressive modern and elegant appearance. The Opus restaurant is also beautifully designed, and is the perfect venue for a special occasion.
Decor

Service:
I must say that the service at The Richardson Hotel was completely faultless. The beauty therapist who delivered my massage treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism. The massage was divine, and I felt like I was heaven. The wait staff at the Opus restaurant were very efficient and polite, and the chef remembered my dietary requirements.
Menu

Food:
I was offered a pot of tea of my choice, and I opted for my usual English Breakfast.
I was also offered a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Champagne, which I simply couldn’t refuse.
Tea

The three-tier arrived shortly after I received my drinks. I was impressed with the simplistic, yet stylish presentation.
Three Tier

The finger sandwiches were divine. The bread was fresh, and the fillings were delicious. The varieties included: cheese and tomato, a beautiful creamy egg mayonnaise, creamy mushroom, and salad with pesto.
Sandwiches

The scones were delicious. I received one fruit, and one plain scone. The scones were warm, and light and fluffy on the inside.
Scones

I received a generous serving of clotted cream and strawberry jam. Yum!
Jam & Cream

The sweets tier included a gorgeous strawberry and cream macaron, a decadent chocolate and orange torte, carrot cake and a macadamia nut tart. My favourite sweet was the chocolate and orange torte. The cake was rich with a mousse like texture, and topped with a refreshing slice of orange.
Sweets

Overall Experience:
Overall, I could not fault my experience at The Richardson Hotel. The massage was heavenly, and the food was delicious. I enjoyed the tranquility of the spa, and the relaxing atmosphere at the Opus restaurant. The staff were friendly, efficient and professional, and the food was of a high quality. I highly recommend that you book yourself or a loved one in for this package. If you’re not up for the massage, then I recommend getting the girls together for a lovely afternoon tea on a Sunday. The hotel prides itself on being luxurious, and I think this high tea does it justice.

Opus Restaurant @ The Richardson Hotel
High tea is served on Sundays
$159 for The Spa Champagne Afternoon Tea (Available Tuesday – Friday Only)
$48 for Afternoon Tea
$65 with a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Champagne
Bookings are essential.
Telephone: (08) 9217 8880
Address: 32 Richardson Street, West Perth.