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The 16 Best High Teas in Adelaide for a Sumptuous Scone

The crème de la crème of the best high teas in Adelaide for an indulgent afternoon.

Madame Hanoi

Nothing beats getting dressed up and heading out for a delicious high tea. With lavish, luxurious tiers of savoury and sweet delicacies, accompanied by tea, coffee, and a glass of bubbles on the side if you’re after a boozy experience, what’s not to love? We’ve rounded up our favourite spots for some of the best high tea in Adelaide, from the traditional with scones, jam and cream, to unique options for those wanting something a little different.

Here's where to find the best high tea in Adelaide.



Like something straight out of a picture book, the high tea experience at patisserie and tearoom CIELO is oozing in charm and delightful bites. Tucked away from the bustle of Rundle Mall and inside the stunning Adelaide Arcade, you can book in to make your way through the usual suspects of a high tea like bottomless tea and coffee, sweet and savoury pastries, and for something not often seen, these tiers also come with a mini charcuterie board - delish! Alcohol is not available at this high tea, but if you're feeling hungry, you can upgrade to get even more fabulous finger food on your plate.

Available Friday and Saturday only, book here.

From $75pp

Shop 31 Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide

Bracegirdle's House of Fine Chocolate

Bracegirdle's House of Fine Chocolate

Seamlessly blending old fashion charm and modern elegance, a high tea at Bracegirdle's House of Fine Chocolate is an afternoon of quiet luxury. Gather up your mum, nan, aunties or girlfriends for a Mrs B High Tea, complete with a tiered selection of dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries, French macarons, chocolate dipped strawberries, Bracegirdle's brownie and more. If you are booking your high tea for McLaren Vale or Blackwood, you also have the option to elevate your experience with champagne!

From $55 per person

Book your table here.

McLaren Vale, Blackwood and Cross Road

Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

Perched atop Mount Lofty, Hardy's Verandah Restaurant boasts impeccable service, awe-inspiring views, and culinary mastery. Visitors can revel in an exquisite High Tea experience, with Chef Jin Choi's delicacies including seasonal finger sandwiches and delectable sweets, all elegantly served on tiered stands.

Premium loose-leaf teas and aromatic coffees cater to diverse tastes, with the option to elevate the experience with Estate Sparkling or French Champagne. With its charming, old-world ambiance, cosy fireplace, and panoramic valley views, it's an enchanting afternoon escape.

From $79pp

Available Saturday - Sunday, 12pm - 2pm, or 2pm - 4pm.

Mount Lofty House, 1 Mawson Drive, Crafers



The best word to describe the world of Curiositeas: whimsical. You'll step into another world as you enter the cosy tea room tucked above retail stores on Rundle Street, where you can try a selection of delicious and fragrant signature tea blends. Your high tea comes with scones, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, slices, and of course - ample tea and coffee. When you're done, be sure to make your way around the tea room to discover the stores quaint keepsakes like vintage teapots and a rather interesting collection of books and hand painted plates.

From $35 per person, book your spot here.

Level 1, 240 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Garcon Bleu

Garcon Bleu at Sofitel

If you’re after an afternoon of chic French decadence, then the stunning Art Deco interiors of Garcon Bleu provide the perfect setting. Head to the ninth floor of the luxurious five-star Sofitel on a Sunday afternoon and settle in for their festive high tea made up of multiple layers of savoury and sweet treats with a French twist.

Start off with a glass of Veuve Ambal upon arrival, or upgrade to the premium experience for Veuve Clicquot Brut, alongside your selection of premium loose-leaf tea or coffee. Work your way through layers of smoked chicken gougere, kingfish tartare, sausage rolls, apple pie, eclair and of course the classic scones with cream and jam.

Book your table here

$79 per person, $89 per person for premium upgrade.

Available every Sunday afternoon. 2-hour sittings from 1pm.

Level 9, 108 Currie Street, Adelaide

Madame Hanoi

Hendrick’s High Tea at Madame Hanoi

Swap out traditional scones and sandwiches for Madame Hanoi’s multi-tiered platter of delicious delicacies at their Hendrick’s High Tea. Savoury bites include chicken bao and crispy prawn, followed by sweet sticky rice. Completed with macaron, bubble tea and a chocolate treat, your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied. If you’re thirsty for something a little stronger than tea, you can opt to add a bottomless drinks package for $40 per person.

Book your table here

$59pp, minimum 2 people.

Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm-3pm.

Madame Hanoi, Sky City, North Terrace, Adelaide

Mayfair Hotel

Mayfair Hotel

Head to one of Adelaide’s finest establishments, the Mayfair Hotel’s Mayflower Restaurant for a sumptuous high tea with a hint of nostalgia – any day of the week. Guests who dine in on weekdays will be treated to a glass of NV Mumm Brut Prestige Sparkling on arrival and a fabulous smaller selection of sandwiches, scones and sweets, accompanied by the finest La Maison Du loose leaf teas. For weekend bookings, the Mayfair Grand High Tea has an extensive selection of treats, plus the choice of Mumm Sparkling Brut or Champagne, as well as the option to opt for bottomless bubbles. We'll cheers to that!

Traditional Afternoon Tea at $60 per person. Available weekdays from 1pm – 4pm, more information available here

Mayfair Grand High Tea starting at $75 per person. Available weekends 1pm –3pm, more information available here.

45 King William Street, Adelaide

Sôl Rooftop Bar

Sôl Rooftop Bar

To add some relaxed elegance to your Sunday afternoon, take the elevator up to the ninth floor of Sky City. Sôl Rooftop offers one of the best high teas in Adelaide that will tantalise the taste buds while you soak up the impressive views stretching from the River Torrens across to the Adelaide Hills. Begin your exquisite afternoon with a glass of the exclusive Penfolds x Thiénot Rosé Champagne, followed by a curated tiered stand of sweet and savoury bites. Complete the high tea with an unlimited selection of perfect pastries and cakes from Sol’s Marble Patisserie Bar.

Book your table here

$89 per person.

Every Sunday. 2-hour sittings from 11am – 3pm.

Level 9, SkyCity Adelaide, Adelaide

The Queen of Adelaide

The Queen of Adelaide

Tucked away in one of Adelaide’s furniture stores, Early Settler, sits the warm, sophisticated atmosphere of The Queen of Adelaide. Serving up a classic high tea of cakes, finger sandwiches and scones, The Queen ensures no one misses out on this posh soirée that's fit for a queen. There's a high tea for children, one low in gluten, a vegetarian and vegan menu, and even a doggie high tea – so why not bring your furry friend along, too? This high tea even has a takeaway option, just in case you’d prefer to take your fancy fare outdoors.

Book your spot here

From $65 per person.

Available for breakfast Monday Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and for lunch Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

215 Grote Street, Adelaide

Barossa Chateau

Barossa Chateau

Sitting in one of Australia’s most important and impressive rose gardens, the breathtaking Barossa Chateau stretches out across 25 acres, making this one of the best spots for a high tea in Adelaide. Once you've wandered through the never-ending flowers, sit down for a high tea with a glass of sparkling, chardonnay, pinot, pink moscato, or a non-alcoholic Champagne. Then, it is time to feast on endless savoury goods including caramalised onion tart and sundried tomato gougers and sweets including macaroons, profiteroles and scones with jam and cream.

Book your spot here

From $49 per person.

Available Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 2pm.

35 Hermann Thumm Drive, Lyndoch

Hotel Indigo

Indigo High Tea at Hotel Indigo’s Market & Meander

Get pretty in pink with the bold surroundings of Hotel Indigo’s Market & Meander High Tea, any day of the week. Start the experience with a welcome glass of crisp prosecco or Never Never gin and tonic before tucking into a decadent serve of savouries including lobster bun, gin smoked ocean trout and Barossa ham quiche. When you move on to dessert, you'll be treated to decadent sweet treats like the Indigo bonbon selection, airy macarons and the Indigo orange-almond cake.

Book the Indigo High Tea here

$69 per person.

Available daily in two-hour sittings from 2pm or 3pm.

23-29 Market Street, Adelaide


High Tea on The Popeye

Experience an authentic high tea with a fun twist, as you set sail aboard Adelaide’s iconic Popeye. Enjoy a scenic 90-minute cruise down the River Torrens as you sip a glass of South Australian bubbly, beer or cider. You'll be served a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours, with bottomless tea and coffee from T Bar’s Australiana collection.

Book your spot here

$95 per person.

Various Sundays throughout the year.



Already known for its excellent foodie offerings with the Teppanyaki restaurant Shiki, the InterContinental serves up a pretty fancy fare, and easily one of the best high teas in Adelaide. Recently introducing a brand-new Cheese and Choc High Tea menu – this offering reflects the best seasonal produce in South Australia. Indulge in servings of gourmet tarts and cheeses, freshly baked scones and delicious chocolate-centric sweets in an elegant setting.

Book your table here

$84 per person with a glass of sparkling, $99 per person with a glass of MUMM Cordon Rouge Brut. Additional $15 per person for Belgian chocolate fountain with marshmallows, strawberries and melon.

Saturday and Sunday. Sittings at 1pm and 2pm

Riverside Restaurant, North Terrace, Adelaide

Stamford Grand

High Tea By The Sea at Stamford Grand

What’s better than a beautiful high tea in a stunning location? A beautiful high tea by the ocean, of course! The Stamford Grand in Glenelg has been welcoming guests for round of sweet and savoury treats at the ocean-facing Promenade Restaurant for quite some time, and they certainly know their way around a bottomless pot of tea. Your booking includes a glass of sparkling wine, and menus are available for kids, vegetarians and vegans, as well as our dairy and gluten free friends.

Book your table here

Available Fridays from 3pm – 5pm, Saturday sand Sundays from 12pm - 2pm and 3pm – 5pm

2 Jetty Road, Glenelg


High Tea at Lenzerheide

For one of the best high teas in Adelaide, it's impossible to look past the fine-dining flair and elegance of Lenzerheide in Adelaide’s buzzing inner-city suburb of Hawthorn. Have the warm and experienced team look after you with a selection of only the best treats, including beetroot and apple sandwiches, basil and baby bocconcini, scones, carrot cupcakes and lemon and poppy seed sponge. Enjoy a glass of Madame Coco blanc de blanc on arrival or upgrade your booking for a glass of premium Pol Roger French Champagne.

Prices starting from $65 per person. More information available here

Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday

146 Belair Road, Hawthorn



Fancify your weekend with a sumptuous high tea at Mirra – Adelaide’s exclusive mocktail, dessert and tea destination in the center of the city. Mirra encourages their customers to take a moment of peace and joy away from their busy lives and indulge in the aromas of specialty teas and textures of rich desserts. Start the sitting with spinach and fetta rolls and grilled prawn sliders, before heading to the sweet side for scones, French macarons and Earl Grey panna cotta. Yum!

From $59 per person, more information available here

Open weekends from 11am – 5pm, high tea sittings at 11am and 2pm.

40 East Terrace, Adelaide

Lusting over our high tea picks and want more deliciousness? Check out our favourite bottomless brunch spots in Adelaide, Adelaide’s best French restaurants, and the top spots for outdoor dining in Adelaide.

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