If you gave me a choice of lunch or morning tea I would take lunch, but last week, in the middle of the Sydney Crave Food Festival I got invited to High Tea. It’s kind of a girls gig in a way….and I was meeting some of my favourite bloggers, girls with lots to say!
Little Darling Diner on the corner of Darling Street and Elliot Street in Balmain is a sort of French inspired diner/restaurant/cafe. It is by no means small, stretching over 3 floors. It’s quaint without being kitch, light and breezy but full of cosy nooks, where you can admire the passing parade or hide in your own little world. It’s like being in someone’s house………or at least that’s the intention. The staff show us to a large area out the back that we have to ourselves with a low lounge room like table and comfy lounges and chairs. We make ourselves comfortable and sip on the champagne that is served along with the $37 a head High Tea. This is just one of the many things on offer in this French wonderland. There is breakfast and lunch, dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as Jazz on Friday and Saturday. The place manages to morf into a Bistro at night with space for revellers drinkers and dessert muchers, all in the one place. The counter is full of gorgeous pastries and cakes that dont look like the standard cafe cakes, and they aren’t
The co-owner and executive chef Melinda Ormerod, delivers two towers of colourful sweet and savoury goodies. One of our bloggers has an aversion to dairy and Melinda has created an amazing array of dairy free delicasies for her. There are so many gorgeous things on each tower…… I loved the sandwiches and savoury tarts at the bottom, and the miniature lemon meringue tarts at the top. Cups and saucers were in cute butterfly designs, and the tea was loose leaf
The staff were helpful and friendly and we felt relaxed. I havent tried lunch or dinner but, Jazz on Friday and Saturday does sound tempting. A nice change for somewhere in Balmain. Why not give there menu a peak here. Ring ahead if you have food alergies,
There’s one thing about morning tea with other bloggers…. we can talk.