Published on December 28th, 2011 | by ultimateomnoms6
Prohibition High Tea
From our Prohibition post, you’re probably familiar with the ambiance of Prohibition. I’m talking about jazz, brass and crystal decor and lush red velvet chairs. All decorated to make you feel like you just stepped into the decadent 1920s.
Front of the restaurant. You can see the piano in the corner- live jazz isn’t just reserved for dinner!
Back room- oozing with decadence. Just missing some men with cigars in the picture!
Prohibition calls it “Low tea” because that’s what it really should be called! We’re used to calling it “high tea” because the words conjure up images of posh English ladies dressed up, having dainty cups of tea with tiered platters of goodies. Pinkies UP!
That is in fact Low tea or Afternoon Tea.
High tea is actually the working person’s one day meal after their whole day at work. It’s normally served on a high table and is much more of a hearty substantial meal than a few nibbles on the table.
Low tea is usually served on low tables like coffee tables in the parlor.
Whatever you want to call it, Prohibition sure does not disappoint with their range of little sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.
The cucumber and prawn were clear favourites on this platter. Something savoury and light to start off with. Delectable!
The scones weren’t too dense, which was good because we’re only on our second platter!
At this point, it was camera frenzy. Who can resist cute bite sized desserts dolled up in front of you?
The attention of the staff at Prohibition was spot on. As each tier was consumed, they promptly changed the empty plates to bring the next one up.
Dining at Prohibition is always a memorable dining experience. The unique and quirky decor really steps up the game in making high tea more than your average afternoon tea. This makes it a perfect venue for something special like birthdays, long awaited girly catchups or just a treat in the weekend.
Prohibition is open for low tea on Friday – Sundays 12pm-4pm
Price: $34 per person
Ph: 361 5858.
108 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland