Tuesday, January 17, 2012

high tea - the windsor hotel

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I wasn’t expecting much from vegan, gluten free high tea. But Clare said the Windsor had assured her they do it a lot and they have a really good menu planned. The gluten free scones and bread were good! Really good! So they obviously have gluten free down. The sandwiches were very boring, tomato, cucumber and mushroom. The ‘sweets’ tray was just fruit. I feel like it’s ok for them to say they don’t cater adequately for vegans, you can’t really expect them to (though they could get pastries from Saf Patisserie) and honestly I would prefer it because $59 is a waste of money for fruit, a sandwich and a couple of scones.

8 comments:

  1. Holy smokes, those are the saddest looking sandwiches in the history of pathetic lunchbox-esque sandwiches. What a shame :(

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  2. Not even some baba ganoush or something?

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  3. @hannah yep.

    @penny nope.

    @christopher yes... yes it was

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  4. seeing those cakes on the adjoining plate stack shows up the paucity of the vegan offerings - there is no excuse these days not to do something decent

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  5. @johanna I agree... it was really sad... or you know as I said... just say you cant cater adequately for vegans...

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  6. You would have had the right not to pay that exorbitant amount for such a pathetic spread. I've just had 'high tea' in a country tea rooms & despite my vegan offerings being basic in comparison to the non-vegans (the reason why I've come home & googled vegan high tea :) ), it at least was $15 for 7 items- 2 small scones & jam, a small fruit round and 3 savoury stacks. For the same amount the other guests had 7 different food items-sandwich rounds, delicate pastries, meringue and a chocolate. The Windsor is clearly a rip-off. It's really depressing vegan food is so 'foreign' to most people. Think we should just BYO.

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  7. I have had vegan high tea at the Windsor, and the variety was 20 times more than is shown in your photos. In fact I had more to choose from than the "non-vegans", who were eyeing my food off. There were jellies, wonderful and tasty sandwiches (without the boring fillings you show), delicious pastries and much, much more. I don't understand it, and my friends are all going to go with vegan next time.

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