June 23, 2016

Fourth of July

Happy Birthday to you America! In between celebrating with iconic blue, white and red themed picnics, grilling burger patties, chugging beers and colouring the sky with firework displays, lets talk about the other staple of the 4th of July holiday. The United States birthday represents the founding fathers: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and James Monroe singing the Declaration of Independence! While most American’s celebrate this patriotic day, few know that in fact only 2 founding fathers signed the Declaration on the 4th of July; most actually singed it on the 2nd of […]
June 23, 2016

Bastille Day

Remember Marie Antoinette? The French Queen who bankrupted France in order to buy herself lavish shoes and decadent desserts?  In thanks to her, France now celebrate Bastille Day, or rather La Fete Nationale!  Every year, on the 14th of July the French pay tribute to the beginning of the French revolution and the Storming of the Bastille, which Marie Antoinette and King Louise XVI fled, leaving the fortress to be pillaged and burned. It’s no secret we love the distinctive and sweet French cuisine. The fluffy baguettes, decadent butter, pastries stuffed with sweet cream and array of chocolate creations aside […]
June 13, 2016

Winter Festival is here

What does winter mean to you? A romantic skate on the ice? Or how about cosying up in a ‘Euro-style’ cabin, sipping a warm mug of mulled wine? Or perhaps it’s frolicking around in the snow, throwing snowballs, building snowmen or dazzling with a snow angel? Well, The Winter Festival has arrived and it promises to make all your magical winter dreams come true. For those who’s closest snow fall has been tasting Brisbane’s freak hail storm, here is your chance to experience snow and ice in a more enchanting, white wonderland kind of way. King George Square is transformed […]
May 23, 2016

How to stay warm this winter with Room with Roses.

Winter weather is on its way to Brisbane, but Room with Roses has some ways to keep you warm on those bracingly chilly days. Tea Whether you’re stopping in for a relaxing morning break, or just popping by for a quick takeout drink, Room with Roses has plenty of piping hot tea to warm you up. Choices include loose leaf specialty teas like English Breakfast and Earl Grey, as well as a variety of fragrant herbal blends. Scones Warm scones make for the perfect start to a brisk morning. Pick up one of our fresh homemade scones with accompaniments like raspberry jam, Chantilly cream, […]
May 18, 2016

Italian Week at Room with Roses

It’s that time of year again when we tip our caps and give thanks for all things Italian. Join the team  from Room with Roses for a traditional Italian feast guaranteed to tantalise your tastebuds. Mamma mia! Italian Week Celebration Menu Enjoy 2 courses for $39  (or order separately) Main Course  $29 Sandcrab Lasagne with roasted tomato sauce and side salad OR Homemade Potato and Parsnip Gnocchi  with roasted pumpkin and pine nuts in a mellow creamy blue cheese sauce Dessert  $14 Raspberry Tiramisu Tiramisu with chocolate marscapone, layers of fresh raspberries and flavoured with Frangelico, served with berries OR […]
April 25, 2016

10 Fabulous Facts About Eleanora Brisbane

10 Fabulous Facts About Eleanora Brisbane Here at Room with Roses we’re passionate Brisbanites, so it’s no surprise we were thrilled when we acquired an 18th century portrait of the lovely Eleanora Brisbane. While the mother of our city’s namesake, Sir Thomas Brisbane, led a relatively private life, we’re celebrating the new addition to our tea room by sharing ten fabulous facts about the lady herself. Eleanora was born into an aristocratic family in 1741 at Lambert, Stirling. Eleanora’s paternal family shared a common ancestor with Robert the Bruce, who was King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329. In 1771 […]