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Located in the south-eastern wing of the historically-steeped State Buildings, and resting above the official marking of Perth’s Point Zero, the Cape Arid Rooms are the warm and inviting home of COMO The Treasury’s celebrated afternoon tea.

The space features three interconnected rooms architecturally graced with high ceilings, timber-shuttered windows, and walls adorned with intricate watercolour and ink paintings by Alex and Philippa Nikulinsky’s Cape Arid Collection, from which the rooms proudly take their name.

The Nikulinskys are renowned Western Australian artists. The Cape Arid Collection, which we have exhibited since the hotel’s inception, is a series of paintings inspired by the couple’s adventures to Cape Arid National Park.

Our Afternoon Tea, like the Nikulinsky’s’ artwork, is inspired by Western Australia’s natural abundance. Each edition of the menu spotlights the finest local producers and ingredients.

Whether you pair your food with Champagne or beautifully brewed tea, dining in our Cape Arid Rooms is a delightful afternoon indulgence like no other.

Welcome to the Cape Arid Rooms, where we invite you to discover the Seal Creek Edition.

Seal Creek Edition

A paperbark bushland borders a deliciously crystalline invitation to dive in, open your eyes underwater.

Blinding, time-bleached sands contrast beyond the acres of clear sky, to blunt horizons of endless southern ocean; once upon a time, the earth was not round.

A brown falcon hovers above, scoping the hunt in natures buffet below, while tiny wrens scuttle amongst a stunning array of ever blooming wildflowers. A stillness, a contrast, and in silence we sit within the sounds of Seal Bay.

“A sacred grove of mythical Australia…
– the brooding horizon, the infinite fractal detail, the layered textures
and the presence of water in an arid landscape…..”

Cape Arid, Philippa & Alex Nikulinsky

Cape Arid Seal Creek Edition Menu

The Art of Tea

From the rare and precious to the light and aromatic, each tea blend is brewed with the utmost care and at the perfect temperature and brewing time to extract a well-balanced flavour.

All of the tea blends featured on the Cape Arid Rooms afternoon tea menu have been carefully curated in collaboration with Teassential – an exceptional Western Australian tea company located within the State Buildings who aim to create exquisite tea and herb infusions.

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Horizon Gin

After 18 months of research and consultation with the Esperance Distillery Co, we are delighted to unveil an evolution of the Cape Arid Rooms concept with our specially curated Horizon Gin.

This gin reflects a regional expression of Cape Arid. Created with a variety of botanicals endemic to Esperance. Horizon Gin is a beautifully complex and truly hand-crafted gin with a tea tree and floral Boronia crescendo followed with minty lemon overtones.

The unique formulation of an exciting and vibrant recipe, this is a take-home experience bottled from the fires of curiosity, driven by the desires for excellence.

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Private Events

An elegant space for cocktail functions, intimate dinners and afternoon tea.

Situated at Perth Point Zero, the Cape Arid Rooms span over three elegantly appointed spaces with views of Cathedral Square and Stirling Gardens.


Dining – 20

Afternoon Tea – 50

Stand Up Cocktail – 70

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Located at COMO The Treasury

Opening hours
Afternoon Tea is available Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00pm to 5.00pm.

Please note: 24 hours advance reservation is required.

+61 8 6168 7780

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