Brisbane’s best high teas for a memorable Mother’s Day

Brisbane’s best high teas for a memorable Mother’s Day

Make mum’s day her most special yet!

Mother’s day is just around the corner, so we’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best high teas your mum is bound to love.

Because everyone knows the best gift you can buy is one you can eat.

W Brisbane | Brisbane CBD

Pink, pink and MORE pink! The W Brisbane’s ‘wonder woman’ themed high tea is the perfect way to celebrate the wonder woman in your life. Indulge in red velvet cupcakes, pink scones and even throwback to the old days of proudly showing off your terrible artwork with a ‘paint your own’ light and creamy buttermilk bavarois sablé tart. 

Wash it down with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne and a special ‘Wonder Woman’ cocktail topped with Chambord whipped foam!

Tickets are $125pp and are available here.  

Emporium Hotel | South Bank 

Make Mum feel like the queen she is with an afternoon of sweet and savoury treats at Emporium Hotel. Choose between the indulgent Belle Epoque or the classic Piano Bar, and treat her (and you!) to truffle chicken and smoked salmon sandwiches, followed by scones, caramelised pear tarts and a gold inspired vanilla madeleine with caramel chocolate glaze. Because your mum is gold.  

A wide range of tea, coffee, wines and cocktails are also on offer including Emporium’s special ‘Mum’s Holiday’ cocktail made with guava nectar, coconut water, white rum, coco loco, passion fruit puree and passion fruit liqueur. 

Tickets are from $60pp and you can secure yours here

Patina Customs House | CBD

It doesn’t get more glamorous than high tea at the beautiful heritage listed Customs House. But, if you can’t celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 8th, don’t worry, as this gourmet high tea is available every Sunday. 

Munch on dainty smoked salmon blinis with sour cream and salmon pearls, a capsicum, eggplant, zucchini, basil and goats cheese roulade, mini Queensland spanner crab and celery buns, and assorted handcrafted petite macarons. 

To book, visit Patina’s website

Inchcolm by Ovolo | Spring Hill 

Celebrate your mum this Mother’s Day with Inchcolm’s three-tier high tea platter packed full of sweet and savoury delicacies, sandwiches and petit fours, complete with free flowing San Remo coffee and an assortment of teas. 

Indulge in delicious treats like Yarra Valley caviar crumpet and confit duck liver pithivier, traditional tea sandwiches and chicken brioche rolls. Better still, your mum’s sweet tooth will be well taken care of thanks to freshly made lemonade scones served with jam and creme fraîche, madeleines, macarons and chocolate almond cake. Yum! 

Inchcolm’s high tea starts at $69pp, with the option to add two hours of Taittinger champagne for an extra $30pp. Book your table asap!

The Balfour Kitchen | New Farm 

Spoil Mum with an afternoon of high tea at Brisbane’s suburban oasis, The Balfour Kitchen and Bar. With tangy savouries on the menu such as spanner crab tart served with avocado mousse, smoked trout bruschetta and roasted capsicum skordalia brioche, as well as delightful sweets including Portuguese tarts, chocolate bon bons and pâté de fruit – your mum will leave with a happy heart and a very full tum. 

Tickets are $99pp and include a glass of champagne on arrival. Grab yours here

Dandelion and Driftwood | Hendra 

Allow yourself to drift away and relax with Mum at Hendra’s quaint Dandelion and Driftwood this Mother’s Day.

Enjoy a range of signature ribbon sandwiches, assorted mini savouries, pastries and filled croissants, light and fluffy scone and a delectable selection of sweets including mini lemon curd and caramel tarts. A D&D high tea comes with a few options ranging from $50 to $70 depending on your mum’s preference of tea, prosecco, rosé or champagne.  

Room With Roses | Brisbane Arcade, CBD 

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but not as sweet as Room With Roses treats! Find the perfect (edible) gift for mum with their range of high teas including a champagne tea, deluxe tea, chocolate tea or ULTIMATE chocolate fondue high tea (think strawberries, banana, dried apricots, biscotti and marshmallows). 

All variations include rotating ribbon sandwiches, warm savouries and raspberry scones. 

Treasury Hotel Brisbane | CBD 

For a truly indulgent Mother’s Day celebration, look no further than Treasury’s lavish Chandon Mother’s Day high tea. Show your mum just how much you treasure her with a divine afternoon full of sweet and savoury treats, paired with La Maison Du Thé French hand-crafted teas and Chandon. Fill your mama’s afternoon (and her belly) with dainty gourmet ribbon sandwiches, scones, petite quiches and frittatas, and decadent pastries – all prepared by The Treasury’s very own pastry chefs. 

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit Treasury’s website

Words by Priya Shah
- The gourmand with a penchant for high tea