Styled with a Mediterranean influence, Melia’s Olea is prettily decorated with floor-to-ceiling white drapes, chunky white sofas with plush blue cushions and wooden beams across the ceiling. Anyone walking in for the first time would be forgiven for thinking they’d really stepped into a seaside taverna.

Excitingly Olea have recently added another European facet to their menu: high tea. With freshly baked pastries, petit fours and free flowing tea or brewed coffee, the high tea costs $19 net per set for two to four persons.

Made up of two plates, the first has an array of savoury treats including mini tuna croissants, freshly baked mushroom quiches and iberico ham on toast. Meanwhile the other is covered in a collection of all things sweet including chocolate eclairs, white chocolate pistachio cake, strawberry tarts, Oreo cheesecakes, raspberry macaroons and, of course, traditional scones. To wash it all down there’s a huge array of teas and coffee to choose from. The mushroom quiches are instantly baked in the pastry kitchen once you order, and the taste is just awesome!

Not only for high tea lovers, Olea is also the perfect venue for private events, from birthday parties to baby showers. Dinner is served from 6pm onwards with an à la carte Mediterranean menu.

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