Perched on Armadale’s High St, the elegant Mossgreen Tea Rooms, part of the Mossgreen Galleries and Auction House, is an inviting bright and spacious tea room. Popular for High Teas, it is possible to order a Devonshire Tea, although be warned, the scones are bite-size. Artworks adorn walls and starched white tablecloths give the space an air of sophistication. The display of cakes (I gather are used for the High Teas) is impressive, although each no bigger than a morsel of a finer cake or sweet. The scones are extremely small, and I am pre-warned before I put my order through. The maître-d suggests three scones or as many as I wish. Fresh out of the oven and crispy on the outside, there’s probably one or maybe two bites from each half. The jam is a rich berry and the cream double thick. These two items are so good that I fail to notice the scone at all; they are so small. The Wedgewood tea ware sits well with the decor and is a ‘must have’ if you are going to part take in a Devonshire Tea in this kind of environment.
Tea: A fine selection of T2 loose-leaf teas served in silk bags in a teapot, and with a side cannister filled with hot water.
Overall: Sophisticated and elegant.
Location: 926-930 High St, Armadale VIC 3143 Ph: 03 95088850 mossgreen.com.au
Reviewed in December, 2016