Sing me an aria…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Bars, Cafe | 4 comments

Sing me an aria…
There is just something about getting to take tea in an elegant hotel that makes my world right, so when looking for somewhere to head post silent cinema the Langham and more specifically the Aria Bar and lounge sounded perfect. 

 

Bean, Dino and I headed around Southbank originally looking for a bar and did a quick 180 (a girls perogative I believe) and decided tea was really what we were after (yup – wild child) somewhere serene and lovely and well Langham ish to settle down and have a good cose.

 

Aria Bar

We scotted around to the front of the hotel, away from the river, and inhaled the luxury as we stepped into the lower lobby and up the sweeping stair cases still boasting luxurious decorations from the holidays. The staircase spilits into two curves several times and offers the perfect opportunity for grand entrances, races or even a musical glee inspired moment. We went with the middle option but in a subtle and ladylike way of course.

Aria Bar

 

At the top of the stairs we found the restaurant and Aria Bar and Lounge where we scouted out the perfect arrangment of sofas and low rise table to settle down in. The seating options here are wide and varied from intimate little teta a tete spaces to a few areas that would hold a really decent sized group – the refined elegant sort naturally, not the roudy kind. We were then brought drink menus that contained two pages dedicated to blends of devine sounding tea which our waitress informed us had just been updated that very day. I went with the Langham Blend, Bean selected the Cleopatras Champagne and Dino selected a Jasmine tea blend.

 

Aria Bar

 

The tea was brought out in silver pots with silver jugs of hot water, milk in silver and sugar cubes in silver. I do so love a silver tea service. As we sipped our tea we soaked in the chandelier lighting, the grand piano and our luxurious sounds. 

Aria Bar



The Aria Bar at the Lanham works well as a place to take tea or  celebrate with champagne or catch up over cocktails I also hear they do Chocolate themed high teas…this may need to go onto my must do list at some point. 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Hello Melbournian Girl,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our hotel. I hope we can welcome you back soon, perhaps to visit our relaxing in our Chuan Spa.

    Thank you again for mentioning our hotel and bar. You can always count on a perfect weekend at The Langham, Melbourne.

    • Thanks Langham, I must admit the Chuan spa is on my to do list so you never know!

  2. G’Day! Melbourniangirl,
    Very interesting, Like not all the sub categories under it, so say I had 8 main categories – Blue Widgets – Red Cars – Brown Shoes how do I just show all these with post count, not the countless number of subcategories in each.
    Cheerio
    Lonnie Gibson

  3. Hi Melbourniangirl,
    Interesting Post, Like not all the sub categories under it, so say I had 8 main categories – Blue Widgets – Red Cars – Brown Shoes how do I just show all these with post count, not the countless number of subcategories in each.
    Keep up the good work
    Lonnie Gibson

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