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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!

Lennons Restaurant
Lennons Restaurant

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.

The Incholm
The Incholm
The Incholm by Ovolo

If you’re having Bridgerton withdrawals, what better way is there to treat it than with a healthy helping of tea and scones. Head to the Incholm Bar and enjoy a three-tiered Sunday treat. Enjoy a fancy Yarra Valley caviar crumpet and confit duck liver pithivier as well as traditional chicken and egg salad sandwiches as well as Fraser Island spanner crab on brioche. Move onto sweet treats of dessert with lemonade scones, madeleines, macarons and chocolate almond cake. Wash it all down with unlimited tea and coffee for $69 per person or upgrade to a bottomless champagne package for $99 per person!

The Incholm Bar, 73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill

Lennons Restaurant
Lennons Restaurant
Lennons Restaurant Winter Afternoon Tea

Cheerio, old pal! Stop by the iconic Hyatt Regency for a delicious high tea. Start with a soul-warming cup of hot spiced Willie Smith Cider before digging into tiers upon tiers of treats. Begin with an amuse-bouche of roast pumpkin and coconut soup, smoked salmon and spinach wrap, warm reuben on sourdough and a petit egg sandwich. The pastries, however, are the star of the show thanks to specialised pastry chef Regina Rabanai. Expect strawberry mille-feuille, chocolate and hazelnut cake with whipped ganache and orange confit. Make sure you save room in your dessert stomach for the pièce de resistance… the dessert trolley with a selection of zesty lemon cake with white chocolate icing, rich date cake with salted caramel sauce or Queensland pear and mascarpone truffle. The whole experience - including bottomless tea or coffee - will set you back $55 per person.

Lennons Restaurant and Bar, Level Two, Hyatt Regency Brisbane, 72 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

The Matriarch
The Matriarch
The Matriarch

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

Patina at Customs House
Patina at Customs House
Patina at Customs House

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

W Brisbane
W Brisbane
W 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 

Stamford Plaza
Stamford Plaza
Stamford Plaza

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

Tea And Niceties
Tea And Niceties
Tea And Niceties

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

Devon Pixies
Devon Pixies
Devon Pixies

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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