Once upon a time, there was a magical gallery exhibition called Fairy Tales at Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), and to celebrate the W Hotel has curated the an enchanting high tea experience for art-lovers.

Indulge your sweet tooth and get swept up in a new fairytale-themed Ever After High Tea at the hotel’s Living Room Bar from until 24 April. As part of the whimsical event, diners can immerse themselves in a re-imagined afternoon experience filled with bites inspired by ‘once upon a times’ and ‘happily ever afters’.

Chocolate brownies with green squiggly icing that looks like grass, topped with fondant playing cards.
Cute playing cards adorne brownies.

Known for their innovative High Tea creations, W Brisbane’s ‘Ever After’ menu captures the essence of classic childhood stories. Guests can savour in decadent desserts like the magnificent Queen Of Hearts chocolate and hazelnut cake featuring a rich cake coated in smooth chocolate and decorated with edible miniature cards. Other indulgent desserts include Snow White’s bittersweet poisoned apple mousse, Princess Midnight pumpkin surprise, mango and vanilla mousse and the picture-perfect Fairy Tale Cookie Cake Book which features an interactive element where guests can flex their creativity and paint their own edible designs.

A giant cookie with a black and white picture on it, and a hand painting the picture.
Paint your own magical creation then eat it!

Guests will be charmed by savory delights including Enchanted Forest mushrooms, Mermaid’s cured salmon crostini, Dragon’s  Fire chicken pie and Sorcerer’s cheese and herb magic bites. The menu perfectly pairs with the signature themed cocktail, Love is Blind, consisting of Absolut vanilla vodka, activated charcoal, mango lassi, lemon juice and Aquafaba, or a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. The High Tea is available as four different package options with paired drinks, including a kids’ option for the little princes and princesses.

Exclusive to Brisbane, QAGOMA’s exhibition Fairy Tales explores centuries of beloved folk stories through art, design and film. Guests can immerse themselves in opulent carriages to sumptuous gowns, twisted woodlands to mystical mirrors.

Two people hold cocktails in martini glasses adorened with sparkly glitter.
Fancy a cocktail?

Travellers with a real penchant for the art and fantasy world can enjoy the W Brisbane X QAGOMA accommodation package to live out their happily ever after, if only for a few days. The package includes a stay in a luxury guest room, access to QAGOMA’S Fairy Tales exhibition with 20 per cent off at the QAGOMA retail store, a bottle of champagne on arrival, breakfast at W Brisbane’s the signature restaurant, The Lex, and valet parking.

Ever After High Tea Details

Date and Time: 11am–3pm every Friday–Sunday
Location:  Living Room Bar at W Brisbane, 81 North Quay Brisbane 4000
Prices: $79pp—High Tea plus endless tea and barista coffee
$99pp—High Tea plus endless plus endless tea and barista coffee and Love Is Blind cocktail
$109pp—High Tea plus endless tea and barista coffee plus glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne NV Brut
$45pp—Kids’ High Tea (Ages 3–12) plus endless juice, tea, babycinos and hot chocolates

You can book your high tea sitting here. See W Brisbane for hotel QAGOMA package bookings.

Elizabeth Best

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