Why we’re Brisbane’s best kept secret…

The charm of yesteryear is so rarely found in the heart of a bustling city such as Brisbane, but is something found in spades at the historic Brisbane Arcade.

The heritage listed gem has stood in Brisbane since 1923, linking Queen Street and Adelaide Street through a building modelled after the traditional shopping arcades of 18th century Europe.

Blending nostalgia with the elegance of days long past, Brisbane Arcade stands apart from the hurried shopping experiences of modern-day leaving, instead highlighting 50 specialist retailers in the creation of intimate moments and memories.

With this in mind, Room with Roses moves away from the average café experience, instead following Brisbane Arcade to the luxurious days of last century. The tradition of high tea kicked off during the 1930s and 40s, marking a lavish afternoon occasion so often forgotten in the whirlwind of modern life.

For this, Room with Roses marks a change – a dedication to long-lost spare moments with friends, a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle: an afternoon of elegance.

Voted among the ‘Top 5 High Teas in Australia’ by Vogue Living, Room with Roses invites shoppers in for a break. Reclining on armchairs and other vintage furniture, guests may select from four high tea experiences or a selection of nostalgic a la carte dishes.

Set apart from other meals, high tea is presented to guests on tiered trays of ribbon sandwiches, tartlets, savouries, scones with homemade jam and Chantilly cream, homemade sweets, and – of course – a pot of warming tea.

For indulgent discoveries at the tables of Brisbane’s best-kept secret, move away from the modern bustle of city living and towards the luxury of Brisbane Arcade – of Room with Roses.