Stamford Plaza – High Tea, Adelaide

Last Sunday was High Tea game on day! Yes, that’s right… a 2 player game with 3 levels of high tea to combat before clocking the entire tower!

With three different “arcades” to choose from, we (Krystle and I) opt for the Heavenly High Tea at $24.50 per player.

Whilst on arrival, both players were complimented with a glass of champagne before the tower was presented before us:

stamford plaza, high tea, champagne, 3 tier stand

The battle was on from the get go! Level 1 – sandwiches and savoury delights! >=)

stamford plaza, high tea, sandwiches
Mini quiches, ribbon sandwiches and Stamford curry puffs.
I found the quiches to be quite flavourful with bits of tomato in the centre… the sandwiches were premade and rather cold and soggy once they got out, and the curry puffs were that… curry puffs. Nothing out of the ordinary thus far; level one completed with ease!

Moving on to level 2!

stamford plaza, high tea, scones and waffles

Now it was time for both players to roll up their sleeves and get a little bit dirty. Bring out the knives! With our trusty weapons in hand, we slaughter the scones, slice them open and mask them in white and red goo… in human speak – cream and jam goodness.

The fruit and plain scones were small in size, fresh and fluffy with a light dusting of icing sugar on top. The waffles with cream and strawberries wedged in between were a bit too sweet for my liking yet still quite enjoyable considering the “fun size” they came in.

After 2 levels being completed, it was time to conquer all and tackle the big one.. level 3! If we get this, it’s game over, mission complete!

Mini french pastries and assorted fruit flans.

As much energy was already expelled prior to the final level, both players were clearly struggling at this point. The French pastries and assorted fruit flans had a secret weapon… SUGAR, and lots of it! So much so that Krystle and I failed to complete the tower and stumbled at the last hurdle. =(
The last tier was a guilty pleasure of sugary sweet goodness… maybe a bit too much as I couldn’t finish any serving. It got to a point where I’d just try a bit of each and then push it aside. Been there, done that – that kinda mantra. No major stand out here, the sugar got the best of me at this point.

We finally end off our lost battle with some tea and coffee. Meh.

What Krystle thinks of High Tea:

I guess I’ll have to play again another day.

Food: 2/5
Service: 1.5/5 – No service really; we arrived, there was only a table of patrons and it took a couple of minutes before we were seated. Also, I had no cutlery or napkin once seated and had to go get my own.
Value: 2/5
Ambience: 2/5


Stamford Plaza
150 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
P: (08) 8461 1111

4 comments for “Stamford Plaza – High Tea, Adelaide

  1. March 9, 2010 at 8:19 AM

    Ohh, the top tier looks so good!

    • debbii
      March 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM

      Top tiers are usually the highlight of high teas. Unfortunately this one got the better of us. =D

  2. Krystle
    March 13, 2010 at 4:02 AM

    To fail on level 3, the shame, we were SO close. I’m pretty sure I exploded from all that food.
    Nom nom nom

    • debbii
      March 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM


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