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Take afternoons to new heights with Brisbane’s Best High Teas
You don’t have to be high-brow to enjoy high tea, we’ve proven that on numerous occasions.
Still, when an iced vovo and a mug of international roast just isn’t hitting the spot, or you’re planning a day out with Mum, it’s nice to pretend to be royalty for an afternoon. We’ve made the transition easy for you with a list of Brisbane’s best high teas.
Indulge in an afternoon of timeless elegance with high tea at The Lab. Set within the beautiful Treasury Hotel, high tea is offered from 1-3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Devour classic sweet and savoury menu items like gourmet ribbon sandwiches, scones, petite quiche and decadent pastries made in-house. Perfect for bridal showers, hen’s nights and friend dates, The Lab’s standard high tea is $45pp. But team G&G is all about the two-hour premium Chandon package for just $59 (worth it).
Patina at Customs House | CBD
High tea is elevated at Patina, with a mouthwatering Champagne High Tea that’s sure to impress. A sophisticated, art-deco affair, you’ll be sipping pretty with a view of the Story Bridge while you’re surrounded by plates on plates of hand-crafted petite desserts, smoked salmon blinis, sand crab and a French tea selection for $75pp. And don’t think we forgot the namesake of this package, because how could we look past a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier?
Kennigo Social House | Spring Hill
Nestled at the foot of Spring Hill in a beautiful heritage listed building, Kennigo Social House offers an exquisite high tea experience. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, plus barista tea or coffee made to order, while tucking into a tower of warm lemonade scones, passionfruit curd galettes, roast pumpkin and feta tarlets, brownies and more. At just $39pp, you’ll dine like a queen without the price tag to match! Available Wednesday – Saturday, and there’s a 10 person minimum to book, so grab your besties and get social.
Bacchus | South Bank
High tea at Bacchus is served on William Edwards fine bone china – the crockery once dined on by the Queen Mother herself. Fancy. Bacchus is springing into the new season, partnering with the best names in champagne – Chandon, Moet and Dom Pérignon, to name a few. Enjoy a glass of champers while you’re indulging in beautiful sweets including Key Lime and Chocolate & Meringue Tartlet, and if you’re feeling savoury, their sandwiches are a sure hit.
Passiontree Velvet | Carindale
With four high teas to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Passiontree Velvet. Peck at a classic Devonshire with jam and cream topped scones, indulge in the Dutchess with finger sandwiches and delicate cakes, sweeten up with the Macaron or feed your inner child with Teddy Bears Picnic.
W Brisbane | CBD
If you’ve ever found yourself enjoying a meat pie and just wishing it was slightly more sophisticated, we’ve got news for you. Begin your taste journey in W’s Living Room Bar as you sample classic Aussie faves (with a makeover) as part of the High Tea With a Quintessential W Twist, taking lamingtons, pies and milo and transforming them into decadent treats.
Sofitel | CBD
What’s better than high tea with a view? Nothing we can think of right now, that’s for sure. Sofitel’s luxury French high tea includes petit desserts, scones, sandwiches and other treats as well as tea and champagne, all from the 30th floor with sweeping views of the city.
Stamford Plaza | CBD
For a truly euphoric experience, you can’t look past the high tea options at Stamford Plaza. Inspired by our great state pick between the Spirit of Queenslander or Riverside Brisbane high teas. From south of the border? They still have you sorted with the Chocolate High Tea Buffet – um, can we have it for every meal?
Vintaged Bar & Grill | CBD
It’s not all sweet treats at the Hilton’s Vintaged high tea, with delicious savoury sandwiches like spanner crab and smoked salmon, goats curd, celery heart, watercress and walnut, and herbed corn-fed chicken with mustard mayonnaise. Plenty of chocolate too, of course.
The Racing Cafe | Hendra
Step out of the city and into Hendra, as a scrumptious, affordable high tea lurks in the suburbs. The menu features all your favourites including finger sandwiches, lemon meringue tarts and raspberry melting moments. Perfect for celebrations, high tea here is just $25pp, with a minimum booking of ten people.
Keri Craig Emporium | Brisbane Arcade
Keri Craig’s Coffee Lounge does a traditional high tea with French bubbles and some deliciously grown-up scones, but also realises that sometimes kids need a taste of the high life as well. The Children’s High Tea features layered sandwiches, cupcakes and milkshakes, but don’t worry – there’s still champagne for Mum.