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“A very 'high tea'”
Review of The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room
Ranked #387 of 4,421 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $9 - $56
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Waiting Room is one of Melbourne's most luxurious lobby bars, where old world grace and glamour meets new world contemporary opulence and style. Inspired by the elegance of the 1940s, The Waiting Room bestows not only a classic cocktail and wine list, but also an exquisite small plates menu which has been tailored to tempt and delight any palate. The Waiting Room offers an afternoon tea experience daily. A quintessentially British tradition since the 1800s, afternoon tea was created as a mid-afternoon meal to satisfy hunger created between early lunch and late dinner. Served on a three-tiered silver stand, the tea services include a delectable selection of assorted sandwiches, savouries and sweet things, served with Jing Tea and Vittoria Coffee. Afternoon tea at The Waiting Room is served daily from 12-5pm.
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I stumbled across a review on trip advisor for 'the waiting room' & decided that I had to visit when I was last in Melbourne. I have always wanted to have high tea in Melbourne & I was not disappointed! it was like sitting in a cafe in Paris looking out at everyone, except you're inside the beautiful Crown Towers lobby! The staff were lovely, well dressed & attentive. We did get afternoon tea, I had the fresh mint which was so refreshing & replenished too! The scones are just what you need after a cold winters day walking around enjoying Melbourne, & they, as well as the generous & beautifully presented selection of savories & sweets were delicious & very well priced. Hubby had some spicy fries with chipotle aoli for a manly touch which were great too. They also offer bubbly for an extra $10pp if you so choose. Would recommend for a perfect ladies afternoon out or as it was for us, a relaxing stop while enjoying a walk around the city!

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Thank Mattalie
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

To the management and staff of the Waiting Room in the foyer of the Crown Towers - brilliant job making consistently good coffee every single time during our stay. Service could improve but generally speaking, we were very pleased just knowing that we could count on the Waiting Room for pleasant surroundings and great coffee any time, any day!

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Thank djhm
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

10 out of 10 for everything at Crown's Waiting Room restaurant -- delightful surroundings and atmosphere, exquisite food and excellent friendly service from Ariana and the other service staff. Ariana showed us menus for afternoon tea, explained each item and asked if we would like to avoid any items on the menu and substitute for other preferred ones. She was not in a hurry each time she approached our table to see that we were happy or to top up our cups with fresh teas, conversing with us as she did. After the delicious fare when we thought we couldn't fit another crumb in, we were served raspberry sorbet.
I can't wait to go back and recommend The Waiting Room for afternoon tea above all other high tea venues in Melbourne. You won't be disappointed. We went on a Tuesday and there were free tables but i would definitely book on weekends.

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Thank Maturegirl3199
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Had 'Afternoon tea' at the Waiting Room... beautiful food, beautiful surrounds and enjoyed everyone last moment/mouthfull.......

Thank Ingrid B
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Waiting Room on the ground floor at Crown Casino is the perfect place to wait for check in at Crown Towers or to kick back and enjoy a snack with divine cocktails.
Small plates of delicious snacks to share or on a Sunday afternoon amazing High Tea.
Their cocktail makers really know how to perfect any cocktail your heart could desire. Also a very good choice in all types of wine which can be purchased by the glass.
I very chic decor with beautiful burning candles . The toilets that service this lovely little getaway bar are alway spotless and show the true beauty of design Crown now has.
One of the little bars often overlooked in the huge Crown complex. But once you have had one of their cocktails you are already planning your next visit!

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Thank trishtabak
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