High Tea: Brisbane's Best Spots to Sip Away the Afternoon
Brisbane is home to a unique mix of traditional and quirky high tea experiences, and with our comprehensive list we've got you sorted!
If you fancy a spot of tea, you’re not alone. This elegant dining affair is still a service that remains in high demand and available at some of Brisbane’s most beautiful venues. Peruse our list of dainty dining experiences and lock in a date to spill the tea. Here is our edit of the best high tea experiences in Brisbane.
It’s only fitting that Newstead’s prettiest cocktail garden also offers a high tea, with a modern twist. Settle into an intimate table or book for a group, start with tea and slowly sip your way onto the cocktails. Choose from a sparkling, gin or champagne high tea and enjoy a blissful afternoon dining on house made scones, pastries and sweet treats.
22 Masters Street, Newstead
If ribbon sandwiches and savoury canapes have your heart, Customs House is the place to be. The champagne high tea at this iconic heritage Brisbane building is second to none, with handcrafted French teas and petite desserts starring on the menu. High tea is served on Patina’s restaurant terrace with views overlooking the Brisbane river, perfect for a Sunday afternoon!
399 Queen Street, Brisbane
The W Brisbane does everything in style, and this high tea is no exception. Served on a silver tiered ‘W’, the High Tea of Aus takes everything you know about high tea and elevates it to a new culinary level. Think iconic Australian eats such as the meat pie, lamingtons and milo… with a twist. Delight in the homegrown produce used to create your savoury and sweet treats and accompany it with an expertly mixed cocktail or a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne. From 19th March, you can indulge in their curated Aussie Easter classics high tea experience, complete with spice carrot cake, hot cross scones and chocolate raspberry easter egg nest tarts. Delicious!
81 N Quay, Brisbane City
Hosted in the Brasserie marquee, indulge in a three tiered stand of delicacies at one of Brisbane’s most glamorous hotels. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, this is the perfect way to explore a range of high tea options, our favourite obviously being the Spirit Of Queensland High Tea. The scone menu offers a Stanthorpe cider apple and raisin as well as a cheese and vegemite option and our top pick for dessert has to be the “Day At The Ekka”; a deconstructed strawberry sundae in a glass.
Corner Edward and Margaret Streets, Brisbane
Keeping to the rock n’ roll charm of the Inchcolm Hotel’s aesthetic, this high tea blends traditional high tea favourites with modern Australian morsels. Hosted each Saturday and served on a three tiered stand made from vinyl records, you can expect to sample Daintree chocolate lamingtons with Davidson plum, Negroni and Whiskey Sour Pate de Fruit; English eye crumpets with Queensland spanner crab, macadamia & caviar; to tomato marshmallows. There are multiple packages on offer ranging from tea and coffee only to bottomless bubbles.
73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
Set in the idyllic surrounds of Tamborine, tucked away down a wide driveway leading through beautiful gardens decorated with statues and a love swing, you will find Tea And Niceties. There are three high tea options, Traditional, Wellbeing (gluten-free/dairy-free/vegan) or Celebrations which are served in a 1940s style tea room. If you’re feeling not so traditional, they also offer ‘Beer and Nasties” next door in the taproom, serving up a Tapas Tower as well a Wellbeing Tower.
32 Eagle Heights Road, Eagle Heights
For an affordable and accessible high tea experience, the Devon Pixies High Tea Rooms offer sittings starting from $20 per person for a quaint and traditional Devonshire tea. Dainty sandwiches and beautifully decorated cupcakes are the show-stealers on this menu. Children are welcome to attend the high tea sittings and the Devon Pixies team also offer children’s parties as well as hens functions or weddings.
55 Quinzeh Creek Road, Logan Village
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