High Tea Review | Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry

High Tea Review | Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry

If you are looking for something really special for Mother's Day, look no further. There are few places to have high tea that are as unusual as the experience offered by Searood Ferries, which operates on Port Phillip Bay between Queenscliff and Sorrento.

For the past two years, Searoad Ferries has been offering high teas on one of its sturdy ferries that ply the waters at the southern end of Port Phillip Bay. The MV Sorrento’s Portsea Lounge seats a maximum of 35 and the round trip lasts approximately 1 ½ hours.

High Tea starts as soon as you step on board at Sorrento, leaving your car on dry land. You can also book your experience to leave from Queenscliff.

We enjoyed a glass of sparkling Crittenden Estate Geppetto NV Brut from Mornington on arrival. White and red wines are also offered, all from either the Bellarine or Mornington Peninsula, as well as locally brewed ales and cider. There is a selection of house spirits also available.

We were served by the affable Daniel while jazz played softly in the background.

Locally produced treats on offer include:
Melbourne House cured salmon & crème fraiche with Peninsula larder tangerine pearls
Melbourne Roasted turkey, cranberry and Lonsdale watercress roll
Melbourne Cucumber, dill & garlic aioli finger sandwich
Melbourne Pistachio macaron
Melbourne Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
Melbourne Assorted fudge from Peninsula Fudge
Melbourne Rhubarb & apple friand
Melbourne Raspberry mousse in white chocolate cup
Melbourne Home made scones with Woodman Estate jam and cream

The scones are served on the return trip, along with complimentary earl grey, camomile, English breakfast or green tea as well as coffee. Everything was absolutely fresh and delicious, and there is plenty of it.

So successful has the high tea experience been that Searoad Ferries are now fitting out its sister ship with a similar lounge that will be ready in June.
So do yourself a favour and take a day away from the city to experience something that is both unique and very special.

Review by Lynda | April 2017

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