125 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.4
125 reviews
Recommended
(8.7)
Food
(8.4)
Service
(8.3)
Value for money
(7.9)
Atmosphere
(8.9)

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

(8)
Always good but attention to detail needs work

dined on Fri, 12 Apr 2019

(4)
We selected the Guilt Free High Tea which I've had previously at the Sir Stamford and previously really enjoyed. However, this time was very disappointed. The food wasn't fresh and was quite bland and tasteless. I won't be returning.

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

(8)
Good customer service. Scones should be served fresh and warm and not microwaved and hard in the middle.

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

(10)
This is an excellent venue for High Tea- which we had with a group of ladies. They also have a light menu for having with drinks. It is an elegant bar. The hotel has Period Decore- very nicely decorated- comfortable lounge chairs as well as tables and chairs. Really lovely high tea. Would highly recommend this venue.

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

(2)
Went there for High Tea. Don't bother, go to the Tea Room at the Queen Victoria Building instead. They know how to do it. The Highlander Bar is old and smells like mould. The High Tea was the most expensive I have ever had and absolutely not worth it. Cups were the white cafeteria type. Ah, no.

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

(5)
Good. Expectations was not met.

dined on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

(9)
A great location for a pre-Vivid meal and drink. The burger is highly recommended!

dined on Sat, 8 Jun 2019

(2)
He went for high tea. We wanted 2 traditional high teas, 2 vegetarian and a ‘guilt free’ high tea (as advertised on their website) Despite several emails about these fairly simple dietary requirements they didn’t get it right. Sandwiches were fairly bland and tasteless. The avocado sandwich was literally just that... avocado and bread. No seasoning or condiments. Ditto the fig sandwich! The cream cheese and cucumber sandwich barely had any filling. Bread wasn’t very fresh. Seriously, how hard is it to make a decent sandwich?! The scones were fine but I’ve had much better, there wasn’t enough jam or cream served with them. The desserts were average. I wouldn’t go back.

dined on Mon, 3 Jun 2019

(8)
Relaxing, old world charm. Enjoyed high tea.

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

(8)
LOVED the atmosphere of this lounge bar! We even had a singer on a baby grand piano! Staff were awesome too. I feel they were a bit let down by their food. I had fish and chips and my husband had the beef burger. Both our our thick cut chips were not very well cooked, a bit pale to our taste. Basically it was ordinary pub grub at a higher price than it really deserved. Having said that - perhaps we should have chosen the asian cuisine instead. Happy to go again and try different menu items. Oh and the Truffle Arancini Balls - barely a sniff of truffle flavour..... it was ok, but yeah needs more truffle.
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Specials

Elegance High Tea

$79 per person including a glass of Champagne and coffee or tea
Max. people
9
When
20 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2019
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Traditional High Tea

$64 per person- Fluffy homemade scones, an assortment of traditional sandwiches and delectable desserts served with a glass of sparkling wine and a cup of coffee or pot of tea.
Max. people
9
When
04 May 2017 - 18 May 2030
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Deluxe Devonshire High Tea

$42 per person- Fluffy homemade scones with homemade jam, double cream, assortment of traditional sandwiches and a delicious chocolate brownie served with a cup of coffee or a pot of tea.
Max. people
9
When
08 May 2017 - 18 May 2030
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Children's High Tea

$32 per child Fluffy homemade scones, mini desserts and traditional finger sandwiches served with a glass of juice, hot chocolate or babyccino
Max. people
9
When
18 May 2017 - 18 May 2030
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Guilt-Free Healthy High Tea

Guilt-Free High Tea - $64 per person Served with fresh Vegetable juice & Dilmah Tea Selection All items have low saturated fat (no butter, cream etc) and low sugar. Ideal for those looking wanting a more healthy indulgence.
Max. people
9
When
04 May 2017 - 18 May 2030
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Whisky High Tea

$79 per person Available 11am - 4pm WHISKY HIGH TEA SAVOURY Red Pepper Relish on Goat Cheese Wafer Chicken & Shallot in Tomato Pinwheel Cucumber & Cream Cheese Crab Meat & Avocado Tart Stamford Signature Curry Puff SWEET Jack Daniels Apple Mousse Slice Coffee Chocolate Cup with Orange Mousse Johnnie Walker Caramel Square Coconut, Dark Chocolate Verrine, Coconut Crumble Assorted Macaron Lemon Scented Scones with Clotted Cream and Maker’s Mark Orange Marmalade
When
16 May 2019 - 16 May 2021
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Christmas in July

1st - 31st July 2 course $49 / 3 course $59 5:30pm to 9:30 Sunday & Monday
When
01 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
Sun, Mon 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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About Highlander Whisky Bar

The Bar offers a stylish relaxed atmosphere, serving a gourmet bar menu selection, a range of high teas and a grand selection of fine wines, liqueurs and cocktails. Open from lunch until late each evening, The Bar is a popular meeting place for both hotel guests and local business people. Our Executive Chef has designed a great irresistable tapas bar menu, featuring dishes including chicken and leek arancini, beef and gorgonzola empanadas or our Chef’s favourite, zucchinni scallion and goat cheese quesedillas, our new tapas menu is perfect to enjoy and share.

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