Reasons To Love High Tea At Woodfired Kitchen
There are many reasons to love Woodfired Kitchen – and usually it’s our flatbread pizza that catches the attention of passers-by. But we’re not only about pizza. We want to make sure everyone has something to experience when they dine with us and that’s why we’ve introduced High Tea to our restaurant.
Do you love a good High Tea? Or have you heard about High Tea but you’ve never really tried it for yourself? Now is your chance.
Here are some things you need to know about High Tea with Woodfired Kitchen:
You don’t have to be English to enjoy it! High Tea is no doubt associated with the English. In fact, it’s a British tradition that dates back to the mid-1700s! It’s traditionally a meal served between 3pm and 4pm – but we serve ours all day long! Initially, it was a meal that was designed for workers – because no doubt come 3pm, the men were hungry! And a big feed of scones, cakes and cheese would tie them over until supper time (which was generally mid-late evening). And over time, women were also introduced to this delicious time of the day. In the mid-1800s, the 7th Dutchess of Bedford Lady Fredericks talks about “tea business” in her diary.
The food! No doubt about it. When you go for a High Tea, you want to know that you’re eating great food along with drinking quality tea and coffee. At our High Tea, we offer a selection of finger sandwiches, as well as serving warm buttermilk scones with delicious jam and cream; we’ll give you three seasonal sweet delights (yum!) and you can choose from our Chamillia Organic Tea or Five Sense Coffee.
The venue is Heritage Listed and has an intriguing history. When you enjoy your High Tea, you’ll be dining in our private function room (provided there are no functions on at the time). This room, and the building itself, was constructed in 1933 for Mr C Chitty, a well known local building and timber merchant. Part of the High Street shopping precinct, most buildings in the area have retained their original façade, including render and tiles. Not only that, but with an old-style feel to the building that includes fireplace and chandeliers, this is a venue you’re going to love.
We offer a laid-back environment, so you don’t need to worry about all those age-old traditions. If you haven’t heard of them before – if you were enjoying High Tea in the late 1800s, according to a French guide to etiquette you would have to “leave your coffee spoon in your cup when you life it to your lips”; you should also stand your teaspoon upright in your cup if you don’t want any more tea; and if you wanted your tea to lose heat, you would tip it into the saucer!
One of the traditions we have kept, however, is the use of quality China tea cups and saucers. Given our design background, we like to offer a cultural and historical significance by using the beautifully designed bone China cups we have in our restaurant. These were actually created by our in-house designer, making them completely unique!
Don’t just take our word for it though. Make a booking today! Bookings are required 24 hours in advance. Menu subject to change.