I’ve been a High Tea devotee for as long as I can remember. When I was about 10, my Grandmother took me to Room with Roses for a special days outing. Sitting there in my floral baby doll dress I felt like such a princess. And all these years later… it’s great to feel much the same today.
In the company of good friends, sipping tea from fancy china, in front of a luxurious spread of sweet and savory treats — how could one not feel like a princess!? I can’t decide if the warm scones with jam and cream are my favourite, or the dainty finger sandwiches – and lets not forget those pastries! Who am I kidding, I love it all.
High Teas are a charming idea for a Baby Shower, Hens Party, Mothers Day or special get together. To make things easy, I have put together (in no particular order) the 8 best places for High Tea in Brisbane. Which ones have you tried?
Room with Roses – Brisbane City
Emporium Hotel – Fortitude Valley
Dining in one of Brisbane’s most luxuries hotels, you can enjoy Petit Four selection, mini quiches, cucumber finger sandwiches, smoked salmon crème fraiche mini bagel, scones jam cream. Tea and coffee Plus a refreshing glass of bubbles on arrival. $40.00 per person Emporium Hotels – Brisbane High Tea
Dandelion and Driftwood – Hendra
Dandelion & Driftwood are well known for their Tea & Coffee Craft. They provide an innovative mix of new and old methods of enjoying the timeless classics; tea & coffee. Enjoy High Tea on a gorgeous two-tiered stand which includes on the base tier four sandwiches, two regular scones jam and cream. On the top tier a mini lemon curd tart, specialty cupcake, two gorgeous macarons and mini chocolate flourless cake. Includes the share two-tiered stand and a pot of tea or coffee. $35.00 per person Dandelion and Driftwood – Brisbane High Tea
Passiontree Velvet High Tea
The Duchuss Full High Tea – Named after the Anne Marie Russell herself, The Duchess Full High Tea is the epitome of extravagance. Enjoy assorted ribbon finger sandwiches, home baked English scone served with cream and jam, and an array of High Tea fancies. $34.95 per person
Macaron High Tea – Try each macaron flavour with our Macaron High Tea, 12 macarons, finger sandwiches and a choice of tea or coffee. $38.95 per person Passiontree Velvet – Brisbane High Tea
Bacchus – Southbank
Bacchus offer a unique and opulent setting that is perfect for events that impress at the highest level. Freshly baked scones served with Bonne Maman raspberry preserve and creme chantilly and an assortment of sweet delights (including banoffee cup, chocolate hazelnut slice, paris-brest with mandarin yoghurt mousse, raspberry pana cotta with sable and assorted macarons), served alongside a selection of gourmet savouries and your choice of Harney and Sons fine tea. $38.00 per person Bacchus Southbank – Brisbane High Tea
Stamford Plaza – Brisbane City
Overlook the Brisbane River in the Hotel that Obama prefers, and savor the afternoon away. Served on an elegant three-tiered silver stand, Traditional High Tea features an exquisite selection of dainty delights, all freshly prepared by Stamford’s international team of pastry chefs. $35.00 per person Stamford Plaza – Brisbane High Tea
Customs House – Brisbane
Enjoy a sophisticated occasion with traditional high tea stands and elegant handcrafted petite desserts. Customs House Tea Parties are set up either on the restaurant terrace with fantastic views overlooking the Story Bridge and the river or inside in the smart, elegant internal dining room.
Selection of ribbon sandwiches. Scones served with strawberry jam & cream. Assorted handcrafted petite desserts and macarons. Chilled fresh orange juice. Continuous freshly brewed coffee and English breakfast tea. $47.00 per person. Upgrade with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival for $6.00 per person
Sofitel – Brisbane Central
Sofitel haven’t offically launched their new High Tea 2016, but I have an EXCLUSIVE for my readers. With spectacular views over the city, you can indulge in one of Sofitel Brisbane Central’s new signature High Teas.
Sublime high tea $46
Sparkling high tea with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival $55
Enchanting high tea with a glass of mumm cordon rouge on arrival $65
Le Goûter high tea with french hot chocolate, gougeres, rillettes, baguette & brie. with iconic french nutella crepes & french signature pastries. (from high tea menu) $46