Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Queenies for Tea

I thought it was high time for a girls day out. On the weekend, I asked eight of my girlfriends to join me for high tea at Queenies in Nundah (North side of Brisbane). It was of course to be a vintage outing. It was so lovely to have everyone dress up in their vintage finery for a morning out to tea. A last minute cancellation saw my mum frock up to join us for the festivities. But it was a lovely group to spend some time with.

Tea at Queenies is fantastic. I pre-booked for us the classic tea. It is one of the best high teas I have been to in a long time, and a good deal at $35 per person. Quite a bit more affordable than many places that serve high tea. We sat down at our table and out came three pots of French Earl Grey tea to start us off. It’s a very beautiful blend and a great way to start. We polished off our tea and out came four more pots, this time stocked with Marco Polo – a rhubarb and cream black tea blend. It was so delicious that I picked up a bag for myself.

Then came the individual servings of food. We each got a three tier stand. The bottom, stocked with sandwiches, quiche and tart. The middle, with scone jam and vanilla cream, and the top with an assortment of sweets – rose jelly, chocolate butterflies, macarons, lemon tart. We did play a little food swapsies to accommodate the allergies of a couple of girls. It was a lovely spread.

For the occasion, I decided to wear my new yellow linen 1940s dress. I have so many of this pattern dress made up, but I love the style on me, it’s comfortable and it has pockets. What more could you want in a dress? And the linen is lovely to wear. Cool enough in summer and quite a summery colour. I felt very appropriate for the day. And I am glad that I made the effort to organise the event. Must do this more often in future.


  1. I had such a great time! Thanks for organising it PK! I also loved the sunny colour of your new dress.

    1. Me too. It was lovely just to go out and relax with some delicious nibbles and tea.