Last Friday myself and my friend Thithi (of teeteeiswithme) were treated to tea at 54 on Bath. It seems that we had tea on the Level Four restaurant terrace just in time because the chill has hit Jozi this week. The terrace is a little rooftop garden haven in the centre of Rosebank. I absolutely love the contrast of a perfectly manicured garden against the surrounding cbd.
As soon as you’re seated the waiter(s) explain the English tea tradition and ask whether you will be having the traditional tea or the royal tea. The traditional afternoon tea offers tea sandwiches, an assortment of afternoon pastries and scones of course with premium tea leaves of your choice. You can spend the afternoon eating and sipping on tea to your heart’s content. The royal tea is the traditional afternoon tea with an added glass of kir royale. As Thithi said what’s afternoon tea without a few bubbles?!
We opted for the Royal Tea and spent the afternoon sipping on a glass of Vueve Kir Royale along with a five minute strong English Breakfast tea. I have to be honest the tea is filling and Thithi &I were convinced that our tea stand for two was meant for four. But we were assured by our waiter Bruce that it is for two and we should feel free to request more items should we like some more. The tea stand offers an assortment of sweet pastries and afternoon tea sandwiches including cucumber sandwiches and smoked salmon cream cheese sandwiches. But that’s not all a small selection of quiches were brought out next, warm from the oven. The scones were spot on and my favourite item of the day.
Thank you to Thithi for all the wonderful images!
|Dilmah English Breakfast steeping|
|Assortment of sweet pastries|
|Individual asparagus &salmon quiche|
|An afternoon well spent|
54 on Bath, 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank
Tea is served from 15:30 – 17:00
Best for: The Royal tea, what’s tea without a few bubble?! And the house champagne is Veuve Clicquot
Traditional Afternoon Tea R165
Royal Tea R245
Photography by Thithi Nteta
The High Tea was sponsored by 54 on Bath, Tsogo Sun.