Going out for breakfast is nice, while brunch and dinner are fabulous things to do as well. But when you really want to treat yourself to a lovely gastronomic experience nothing beats high tea. There are plenty of exceptional providers of high tea in Adelaide, all of whom present a lovely selection of sandwiches, savouries, cakes, chocolates and slices. Whether it be for a birthday celebration, a date night or just a little treat for yourself here are some venues you should definitely check out.
Located in the Early Settler building on Grote Street in the Adelaide CBD, the Pressed Tin Cafe honours the timeless tradition of High Tea in a wonderful and enchanting floral tea room. Providing you with an excellent spread of baked scones that are served with preserves and clotted cream, as well as a delightful range of savoury pastries, nicely cut sandwiches and petit cakes, the food is excellent. You also get to wash it down with a pot of premium, organic tea or coffee.
There are a number of fantastic providers of high tea in Adelaide but few can compare with The Duchess on Queen. Located in Croydon, this boutique tea house is an atelier of fine teas. They present a fantastic range of green, black and white teas, which can be served hot or iced, as well as scones with artisanal jams and pastries that are baked onsite. The great thing about this place is that kids need not miss out, as they can have babycinos and hot chocolate which is made using Haigh’s drinking chocolate.
Located on the regally sounding King William Street in the Adelaide CBD, the Mayflower Restaurant serves up a high tea that is fit for royalty! From 1pm to 3pm every day you can experience their premium high tea which takes the form of a sumptuous selection of delightful finger sandwiches, fresh scones, gorgeous tartlets, mouthwatering profiteroles and a lovely selection of other tasty morsels. You will also get to enjoy them with your choice of coffee, tea or sparkling wine.
For a high tea experience with a dash of five-star luxury head on over to the Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel. Hosted in the Cascades Cocktail Lounge on the ground floor of this stunning hotel, their offering features Dilmah Exceptional tea and lots of goodies from the Bracegirdle’s house of fine chocolate – a premium local chocolatier. With the addition of savoury bites like chicken curry puffs and vegetable quiches, as well as Turkish bread sandwiches, you will love every minute of your time here.
One of the most beautiful locations for high tea in Adelaide has to be at the Utopia @ Waterfall Gully. Situated beside a wonderful 18-metre waterfall, the venue is set amongst beautiful native gardens and within a stone tearoom that was built a couple of centuries ago. The high tea experience here is very refined. Not only do you get to sip from vintage China cups, you also are presented with tiered stands of delicious, handmade, bite-sized, sweet and savoury delicacies, as well as freshly baked buttermilk scones.