Caught in the wave of new daily deal sites, I bought a high tea voucher at Restaurant Manx on impulse. $59 for a high tea for two, valued at $166 sounded like a bargain! However, doing the math later, $30 per person for high tea is not really a good buy. Furthermore, the bottle of wine that comes with the deal is no good for non-drinkers like us. I have to admit that was partly my fault for not reading the deal clearly.
I was hugely disappointed when the 3-tier stand arrived. The ribbon sandwiches, scones, sausage rolls and petit fours looked like they had been prepared in a rush and just dump on the plate. Not to mention the measly amount of food on the plate. Surely a restaurant can do better than that!
High tea with champagne instead of tea is not what I would call a high tea at all. The effort to modernise the traditional high tea is a big flop in my opinion.
I have learnt an important lesson about impulse buying and will in future stick with the high tea venues I know and love.