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 […]
March 9, 2016

10 Gift Ideas for Secretaries Day

  April 27, 2016 marks Secretaries Day, a time to celebrate the hard work of the administrative professionals in our lives. They are the backbone of many great businesses and have been recognised for their roles since the early 1950s, when Secretaries Day originated. Carry on this tradition and make sure the administrative professionals in your life, whether colleagues or friends, know how much their work is appreciated with Room with Roses’ top 10 gift ideas for this Secretaries Day.   Lunch at Room with Roses Bring along the administrative professionals in your life to our elegant Brisbane Arcade location […]
February 9, 2016

Valentine’s Day Picnic Ideas

It’s no secret that planning Valentine’s Day year after year is no picnic… but maybe it should be just that! This year, cancel your overpriced dinner reservation and dine differently on February 14 with a picnic hamper, beautifully prepared by Room with Roses. Expertly crafted, our hampers are designed to ensure you’ve got everything you need, from champagne to crockery, including plates, cutlery, napkins and champagne flutes. The only thing you’ll have to BYO is romance. To give your picnic a little extra sparkle, we’ll even throw in a bottle of Veuve D’Argent for an additional $40.  The best part? […]
January 18, 2016

The Origins of Traditional Australia Day Food

Four Iconic Australian Foods to Celebrate This Australia Day Among the many things there are to celebrate this Australia Day, one of the most enduring expressions of patriotism is the enjoyment of some delicious and traditional Australian fare. As a relatively young country our food history is surprisingly rich, with many iconic options that remain favourites to this day. Here are four of our greatest culinary achievements that make up the perfect menu for a uniquely Australian celebration.   Damper One of the earliest examples of an Australian culinary creation, damper was originally made by stockmen on their long, cross […]
January 5, 2016

Gluten Free and Vegetarian High Teas

We understand that trying to maintain a strictly vegetarian or gluten free diet can be very difficult, but it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a little decadence – here at Room with Roses, we’ve introduced several vegetarian and gluten free options to our High Tea range. As long as we have 48 hours notice, we can ensure that you can indulge in the simple pleasures of afternoon tea with the peace of mind of knowing everything is perfectly suited to your dietary requirements. We can alter our traditional high tea packages and selections to include a variety of vegetarian […]
December 7, 2015

A Corporate Christmas with all the Trimmings

The annual work Christmas party is an event that some people love to hate, or hate the fact that they secretly love. No matter your stance on the occasion, they do have a tendency to get a bit monotonous. This year why not break the mould, no longer shall you spend another Christmas party in a dark corner of a smelly pub. Come and indulge in the simple pleasures of life and enjoy a Christmas high tea. High tea was created to be a relaxing bonding session, and that is exactly what an office Christmas shindig should be. From freshly […]