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Park Hyatt Melbourne High Tea

Indulging in high tea in Melbourne

... can be really tough going, you guys. An hour-long massage and a glass of Clicquot in preparation for facing all of those scones...

Afternoon Tea at Park Hyatt Melbourne

If you want to be pampered VIP style...

... then this is the perfect place to go for High Tea. My hubby and I had a wonderful time during my afternoon tea last Sunday. We were seated on the same table that we celebrated our anniversary a few years ago. One of the best tables in the house, I think. When sat down, we were served our sparkling wine straight away, then the pretty lady that was serving me said, "I heard it was someone's birthday." I blushed and said that my birthday was last week.

Couple in Bar

Date Night: Jazz at the Park Hyatt

7 years ago today, hubby and I got married. It still feels like it was yesterday. This year was our first anniversary as parents, so we wanted this ‘date night’ to be extra special. Rewind to when we first met, Hubby and I used to spend our free time at uni playing piano for each other. I tried my best to memorize Classical pieces, whilst his fingers glided effortlessly across the keyboard playing jazz. So when we heard about Jazz at the Park, it was music to our ears.

 

Tyson
 

In Melbourne, Rustic Flavours that Pop

In any big city culinary playground the established star chefs are the stags of the forest. But as trends percolate and new talent is lured to world-class capitals, the young bucks are those who keep ideas flowing.

Canadian up-and-comer Tyson Gee is conjuring ‘sophisticated rustic’ cuisine at Radii Restaurant & Bar in Melbourne’s Park Hyatt, a hotel prized for its spatial grandeur. Of half German and Chinese provenance, Gee’s experience at the Park Hyatt in his hometown Vancouver paved the way to a global career - first stop, Australia.

Full Circle at Radii

One of the many perks of being an accessory (aka, husband) to a fashion blogger is being invited to sample wares about which I know very little. It is, however, a rare occasion on which such sampling exposes that what little that I thought I knew was wrong. Radii at the Park Hyatt Melbourne was one such occasion.

Designer Dinner at radii

Generally, restaurants which are attached to a hotel become the default dining destination for only hotel guests. Newly revamped Radii sets to change that mentality up by offering modern and sophisticated cuisine just on the fringe of the CBD. With the convenience of valet parking inclusive of this experience, you can avoid all the stress and hassle that is synonymous with city parking. We are greeted and guided from the moment we step out of the car until we reach our table in the restaurant.

2013 Deluxe Restaurant of the Year Award

Specifically targeting the accommodation sector, the TAA (Vic) State Awards for Excellence are highly respected awards for the hotel industry.  Not only do the Awards reinforce TAA (Vic) as Victoria’s pre-eminent hospitality industry association and service provider, they provide a platform for assessing and promoting industry excellence within your hotel.

Hotel restaurant dining at radii

If a celebrity comes to Melbourne, chances are they stay at the Park Hyatt.  Last time I was visiting a friend who was staying there Lady GaGa was also in residence.  So when I was invited to review Radii Restaurant I was ready to keep my eyes peeled for celebrity spotting.

radii restaurant and bar

Tradition and modernity collide in a breathtaking fashion at Radii, with the Park Hyatt restaurant flaunting contemporary European cuisine while retaining the opulence of the fine dining experience. That means that Radii is one of the increasingly few restaurants in Melbourne where the staff will open the door for you, whisk your coat away, pull out your chair and fold your napkin over your lap. And it’s just that sort of impeccable service that adds to the splendor of dining here.

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