A perfect time to book the extraordinary afternoon tea/luncheon at Thorngrove. A bonus was the amazing bunch of wildly romantic flowers from the Bluebell Society to take home. This was a feast fit for a "King" as well as a Queen. The fire was blazing when we arrived and where shown to the Kings Chamber, an exuberant and amazing room; wonderful on a wintry day. The table was beautiful, with no food yet to be laid. Firstly came plates of hot savoury dishes. Everything is handmade for the occasion, including the ever so thin and light butter puff pastry. A menu is left on the table. Service is with stunningpieces of antique sterling silver dating from the mid 1700s.
There were the tiniest of macarons, glan chou, the tinest of petite-four Lindt chocolate gateau,cygne,toffee orange cakes and light ethereal scones. Everything was perfect-our sugar intake for the year, but balanced with Moroccan beef and Italian chicken. So many teas, coffees and pure indulgence. We also had a goody box to take some home to share. An amazing experience to celebrate all things royal. Being in the Kings Chamber we also got to see the bedroom and bathroom. The bed was so high,you would need a ste,p and the bathroom overlooked a pond.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thorngrove - "Experience another World" - Enter a world of imagination, romance and escape. A unique enchanting destinational choice; South Australia's unique artistic Small Luxury Hotel-20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in a designated country living zone. Distinctive and captivating architectural expression, individual and privately located accommodation catering for individual selection, with dedicated entries. Individual style with lavish furnishing and the finest European textiles and passementerie.Inspired timeless design with a sense of wonder; complementary appointments with both antique and the finest bespoke furnishing. A dynamic non-conformist signature property, with an indefinable ethereal quality, not replicated elsewhere; a place where creative surroundings and living spaces provide unique engaging experiences for the soul. Unique and commanding outlooks across sweeping vistas, a special sense of time and place -a labyrinthine architectural adventure with integrity and conviction. Only for those with imagination and romance in their soul! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thorngrove Manor Hotel Stirling, Adelaide Hills, Australia