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One Of The Best High Teas In Sydney Just Happens To Be Vegan, And Now You Can Take It Home

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I bloody love high tea. The small portions, the fancy crockery, the excuse to drink fancy alcohol before lunchtime: all of it is perfection.

The only thing I sometimes wish I could do is to have someone prepare a high tea for me that I can take on a picnic so I can look like an Insta influencer, or back to home so I can be cosy and drink more mimosas than is appropriate before 5pm in public. Alibi Bar & Restaurant must be genies because they’ve granted my wish.

 

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Already leaders for their in-house, all-vegan high tea, every Saturday and Sunday from midday Alibi are now packing up a takeaway version that people who have booked ahead can take home with them.

This is exactly what I did last weekend on a ridiculously cold day when all I wanted was to grab some good food and enjoy it with the warmth of my fluffiest jimjams and heater. I was not disappointed.

My favourites were the adorably petite Pulled ‘duck’ pancake and the strawberry tomato compote (which tasted a lot more strawberry and less compote). To be honest, the scone was also my favourite, but you can’t really screw up a scone. And no, you really can’t taste the difference between this vegan version and a regular scone. The full selection is below:

Sweet selection:

  • Strawberry tomato compote with basil cream and valrhona raspberry chocolate
  • Mango cheesecake with caramelised pineapple and mango sponge
  • Hazelnut praline sponge with chocolate glaze and hazelnut cream
  • Blueberry cashew meringue with kalamansi curd
  • Vegan scones with jam and ‘cream’

Savoury selection:

  • Bagel with cashew cream cheese, pickled smoked carrot, capers and Spanish onion
  • Pea and coriander tart with crumbled marinated ‘feta’ cheese
  • Pulled ‘duck’ (jackfruit) pancake with hoisin, cucumber and shallot
  • Corn custard with paprika sorghum and watercress
  • Sweet potato and olive savoury scones
  • Dip, olives and corn chips

Just by the way, if you ever happened to want to eat in, Alibi is inside the very funky Ovovlo Woollomoloo and looks like this:

 

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Obviously, it’s gorgeous and worth a visit. However, I thoroughly recommend you impress your mates and pre-book your high tea via the Alibi website ASAP. You’ll thank me later.


(Lead image: provided / Alibi Kitchen & Bar)