Raise a glass and pop on some pearls!
Fine china, finger sandwiches and tottering towers of sweet treats – what’s not to love? We’ve found Brisbane’s best high tea – it’s a hard job but someone’s got to do it!
The Balfour Kitchen | New Farm
With an elegant mix of savoury and sweet nibbles and a vast selection of specialty teas, high tea on the verandah at The Balfour Kitchen is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or catch up with friends. Plus, if you book a table for six or more you receive a complimentary bottle of Veuve Cliquot – even more reason to celebrate!
Customs House | Brisbane
With three high tea menus to choose from, you can tailor the tea to suit your event. Ribbon sandwiches, savoury canapés, assorted handcrafted petite desserts, and free-flowing orange juice, tea and coffee make for a decadent day.
Dandelion & Driftwood | Hendra
Opt for an all-sweet high tea or a mix of sweet and savoury at Dandelion & Driftwood. You can indulge while relaxing in the tea garden and watching the world float by.
Shingle Inn | Various Locations
Whether you have something to celebrate or you’re just in the mood for something a bit fancy, you can stop by your local Shingle Inn for high tea. Shingle Inn has been wowing customers with their high teas since 1936 so you know you’re in for a real treat.
Room with Roses | Brisbane
Located in the picturesque heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade, Room with Roses delivers a high-end luxury high tea experience. Choose from a range of menus, including the Deluxe High Tea, Chocolate High Tea or (for serious chocoholics) the Ultimate Chocolate Fondue High Tea – it’s practically sinful.
Motion Bar & Grill | Brisbane
With a range of classic sandwiches and tasty pastries, Motion Bar & Grill at Brisbane Marriott Hotel dishes up a delightful high tea. Chocolate brownies, finger sandwiches and strawberry fruit tarts adorn the tower of treats.
Stamford Plaza Brisbane | Brisbane
If enjoying Brisbane River views while nibbling on dainty desserts and sipping on champagne is your style, then we’ve found the high tea for you! Stamford Plaza has three options to choose from so you’re spoilt for choice. Our personal favourite is the Weekend Chocolate Buffet High Tea – it’s a must-do!
Sofitel Hotel Brisbane | Brisbane
The Sofitel offers spectacular views over the city to coincide with their marvellous high tea menus and packages. Whether you’re in the mood for crepes, macarons, scones, or ribbon sandwiches (or all of the above), there is a high tea menu for you.
For an elegant afternoon, take your high tea at the Lab Restaurant and Bar. Delicate delights and sumptuous savouries will tempt you, and with bottomless handcrafted French teas it’s the perfect choice for a long overdue catch-up with the girls.
Bacchus at Rydges South Bank Brisbane | South Bank
Mini croissants, macarons, ribbon sandwiches and baby scones are all included in the high tea from Bacchus. Fine bone china and a luxurious setting ensure you’ll be sipping in style – don’t forget to pop that pinkie!
Emporium Hotel | Fortitude Valley
A traditional high tea experience served in gorgeous modern surroundings is what you’ll find at Emporium Hotel. Glorious sweet and savoury treats are piled high on a silver stand and there’s free-flowing tea and coffee so your party can take the time to unwind and indulge.
Passiontree Velvet | Carindale & Indooroopilly
We could fill a list of Brisbane’s best high tea just with this venue. Passiontree Velvet has more options than we can handle, and they’re not for the faint-hearted. A Devonshire cream tea is perfect for those feeling peckish, with warm scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream. Or try the Duchess Full High Tea for ribbon sandwiches and petit fours. There’s even a Macaron High Tea that allows you to try each of Passiontree Velvet’s 12 macaron flavours plus finger sandwiches with a choice of tea or coffee.
Vintaged Bar + Grill at the Hilton Brisbane | Brisbane
Buttermilk scones, chocolate mousse, numerous finger sandwiches and a selection of gourmet teas or coffee barely scratch the surface of the high tea menu at Vintaged Bar + Grill. Bask in the modern elegance of the venue with its crisp lines and red accents; you’ll feel like royalty.
Summit Restaurant & Bar | Mt Coot-tha
Sunday afternoons are meant for sipping champagne and enjoying nibbles with one of the best views in town. Summit Restaurant & Bar is made for afternoon high tea with scrumptious hot savouries, scones and a plethora of sweet treats.