My lunch today was a little boring compared to the three course meal I enjoyed yesterday at the newly refurbished Tea Room Gunners' Barracks. Tonya, one of our designers, and I were invited to celebrate the venue's official re-opening and although Sydney was blowing a chilly wind we were toasty and warm on the sheltered harbour terrace complete with a throw blanket on each chair. The spectacular view of the harbour was all the more dramatic as we watched the wind whip up the water and the sun dance around the clouds.
It is evident that no expense was spared in the refurbishment of this heritage listed building. Great care was taken to ensure the building retained it's character whilst still appealing to the modern bride (or Modette!). Artist designed wall paper and carpet were custom made for the building while elegant new furnishings and Waterford Crystal chandeliers complete the sophisticated look.
Our lunch was prepared by head chef Marc Philpott. On the menu: Pan friend pink snapper, gem lettuce, baby vegetables, chicken consommé, preserved lemon for main and a rose scented macaroon, lychee pearls, raspberries and coconut ice cream for dessert. YUM!
The Tea Room Gunners' Barracks is a must inspect for couples looking to wed in Sydney. Culinary delights combine with old world charm to give this venue a unique edge and if I could marry my husband again I'd definitely like to do it here!
If you're already married like me then be sure to pay a visit for high tea - we had a little peak at lunch yesterday and it looked aaaamazing!
Happy wedding venue hunting Modettes!
Photos courtesy of The Tea Room Gunners' Barracks.