After a lovely time of apple picking, my friends and I thought the day would not be complete without some afternoon tea. On the recommendation of Jordy’s brother, we headed towards Megalong Valley Tea Rooms for some soup, pie, warm scones and tea ; and it was total perfection 🙂
Brekky menu (sadly we were there too late, but it sounded great!)
Kira and I ask about the soup of the day. Today it’s Split Pea and Ham, Potato and Leek and Pumpkin. After careful deliberation, we both order the pumpkin soup. Jordy orders a steak (made with locally grown “Megalong” beef) and onion pie. For tea, I get my ole fave, peppermint and Jordy tries the Russian Caravan, which is a blend of lapsang souchong with assam black tea. He says it is delicious. We also order some scones, which come with home made blackberry jam and freshly whipped cream.
Jordy with his Russian Caravan (..tea. Sadly not a real Russian Caravan. That would be awesome.)
My peppermint tea.
The pumpkin soup comes deliciously hot with creamy sour cream and butter melting calorifically into the soup. They also sprinkled some coriander leaves on which adds a lovely kick. I loove my coriander. The soup comes with warm bread rolls and butter for $9.50 each.
Jordan’s steak and onion pie. This looks wonderful – with crisp pastry that surounds melt-in-your-mouth beef – that is clearly not mince, but a gorgeous cut of beef that is cooked to perfection and falls to pieces. I drool over it but I am content with my creamy soup and warm crusty, buttered bread. Honestly, is there anything better when you’re super-hungry, than a piece of warm crusty bread with butter? Noooo sir.
The home made pies at Megalong Valley Tea Rooms are $9.50 each and also come in steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom, creamy cheese, onion and garden sage.
Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for… the scones. Or should I say, The Scones.
They come out warm with home made jam and softly whipped cream. I don’t know if I’ve told you this, but I have a hugeee weakness for scones, especially fresh, warm scones. The combination of cream, jam and scone is something purely magical. Scones from Megalong valley tea rooms are $9.00 for three scones with jam and cream.
According to history (and a info card I found at the tea rooms), Christine Bundy has been making the scones at Megalong Valley Tea Rooms to her grandmother’s recipe to this day. I’m glad she hasn’t changed anything, cos her granny was doing a top job.
We sat outside and had a pretty magnificent view of the bushland.
The Megalong Valley Tea Rooms are located on Megalong Rd in Megalong Valley, NSW. For more details, photos, menu, history and more, you can check out their website by clicking here.