Your Guide to High Tea Experiences in Adelaide
There’s something about drinking endless tea, bubbles and those little cucumber sandwiches that make you crave it. Luckily for us there are plenty of places offering High Tea around Adelaide so grab the girls, put on your Sunday outfit and treat yourself to an afternoon of elegance.
Treat yourself to a luxurious High Tea, with stunning views of the Adelaide Hills and city skyline at the Sol Rooftop at the Sky City. Start with a glass of the exclusive Penfolds x Thiénot Rosé Champagne, followed by a selection of organic teas and a wonderful stand of sweet and savory delights served to your table. Finish your experience with an unlimited selection of pastries and cakes from our decadent Marble Patisserie Bar.
Where: Sol Rooftop @ Sky City, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
When: Saturday and Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Reservations: To book click here
The Bridgeport Hotel recently opened in 2021 after a $45 million transformation. The new place has several dining areas, and one of them offers a high tea menu! Unwind in the lounge with their signature High Tea featuring locally inspired cakes and pastries, scones and cream, ribbon sandwiches, tarts and other delicious locally made chocolates. Enjoy a coffee, tea or sparkling wine with your food.
Where: 2 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge 5253
When: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every day by reservation only
Reservations: Phone 8532 2002
What might be arguably the most Instagrammable cafe in SA, The Pastel Teacup is a softly colored pastel dream come to life, and they make brilliant tea in Strathalbyn. The fairytale-style tea house offers a selection of teas, barista-made coffee and homemade sweets. They also have a range of gift items that you can browse while you soak up the serenity.
Where: 23 High Street, Strathalbyn SA.
When: The Pastel Teacup is open from Thursday to Sunday
Cost: Signature snack $48 per person
Reservations: Book online here.
Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea at the Intercontinental’s Riverside Restaurant which offers a range of gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked scones and delicious sweets. Quite possibly the perfect addition to any Adelaide afternoon.
Where: Riverside Restaurant at the InterContinental Adelaide
When: Saturday & Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Cost: $59 with a glass of sparkling wine or $69 with a glass of GH MUMM Champagne
Reservations essential – 08 8238 2400 or here.
The glorious Glen Ewin Estate takes reservations for High Tea every weekend from 2-4pm. Expect the usual afternoon tea with the added bonus of figs and fig gin. You really can’t go wrong here.
Where: 43 Lower Hermitage Road, Houghton SA
When: Saturday & Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $49 per person with a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival.
Reservation essential: via their online portal, by clicking here.
The place to go if you want to host your own fully inclusive French provincial tea pop-up event at home. El Limon provides crockery and table decorations, with the possibility of tables and chairs if necessary. They can also set up a vintage-style picnic and dessert table, and you can choose from three different types of High Tea menus that include French press coffee and gourmet T-bar tea. Delicious treats and an awesome event made easy.
Where: Wherever you are!
When: When you want.
Cost: $145 per person.
Reservations on 0448 695 015 or contact here
With scones with jam and cream, sparkling wine, sandwiches, savory dishes and delicious treats, Lenzerheide High Tea is an upscale experience.
Additionally, the grounds of this silver-served restaurant are beautifully maintained and the staff are consistently rated as exceptional. No expense spared here.
Where: 146 Belair Road, Aubépine
When: Fri-Sat-Sun from 12 p.m.
Cost: Starting at $65 per person, Madame Coco blanc de blanc included
Reservations are essential on 8373 3711 or click here
From curry puffs to quiches, scones to hand-rolled truffles, this relaxing afternoon High Tea offers bottomless Dilmah tea and has the added bonus of spectacular views of Glenelg Beach from the Promenade Restaurant . A cut above the ordinary.
Where: 2 pier road, Glenelg
When: herThursday 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: From $45pp and $28 per child + booking fees
Reservation essential on 08 8376 1222 or online here.
With tea served at the T-bar and a sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay on arrival, you know these guys are serious about their Hgh tea. Follow that with top-notch sandwiches, scones and petit fours, and it might be one of Adelaide’s most underrated teas.
Where: 60 Bridge Street, Kensington
When: Thu-Fri-Sat from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $39 per person or $47 including a glass of champagne
Reservation essential on 08 8333 0721 or visit here
Nestled at the foot of Mount Lofty next to a beautiful waterfall, Utopia serves up sandwiches, scones, tarts, macaroons, truffles, cupcakes, fudges, quiches, muffins, gelati bites, sundaes foam and more! You can also purchase additional wines, pink lemonade, or tea and coffee as you wish. Looks like they live up to their name.
Where: 170 Waterfall Gully Road, Waterfall Gully Road
When: Sunday teas take place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for groups of up to 8 people. Sunday Tea celebrations are held Wednesday to Sunday morning or afternoon for a minimum of 8 people. Sugar & Spice children’s parties are also available by appointment.
Cost: $39 per person
Reservations are required on 8379 2488 or click here
Experience the opulence of the Mayflower Restaurant at the Mayfair Hotel. Offering a huge range of pastries, panna cotta and sweets, the Mayflower’s Afternoon High Tea is the perfect way to accentuate your weekend in Adelaide, in the heart of the CBD.
Where: 45 King William Street, Adelaide
When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $65 for the Prestige Sparkling High Tea, $80 per person for the Grand Champagne High Tea.
Reservation essential: call 08 82108899 or visit the website.
A selection of organic High Teas to accompany a menu full of homemade Italian delights including almond biscuits, cakes and puff pastry pizzettes. An authentic and unique High Tea experience in Adelaide not to be missed.
Where: 70 Henley Beach Road, Mile-End
When: Every Sunday 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $40 pp (min 2 people)
Reservations: (08) 8117 4360 or click here
Another original Adelaide High Tea indulgence, this Mediterranean-style menu includes 2 mini savory wraps, 2 street tapas and a selection of 3 chef’s sweets with complimentary tea or coffee.
Where: 2 Gawler Street, Mount Barker
When: Wednesday – Sunday 3pm-5pm
Cost: $35 per person
Reservations: 0438 358 626 or (08) 8398 2610 or click here
Yes, you read that right ! Join the Popeye crew for a 90 minute cruise along the Torrens River combined with an authentic High Tea experience. Pre-order a bottle of something special and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, scones and petit fours.
Where: Elder Park Landing, Torrens River
When: Sundays from 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person
Tickets: Visit the site here
Freshly prepared daily, this High Tea menu includes a selection of sandwich ribbons and quiches, warm scones with strawberry jam and cream, and an assortment of cheesecakes, pies and macaroons. Served with a bottomless loose leaf Queen Anne breakfast tea or coffee, this is a High Tea with serious style. Well worth the trip to Willunga.
Where: 12 Aldinga Road, Willunga
When: Every day (except Monday) 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Cost: $45 pp + $10 for the gluten-free/vegan menu. A High Tea for children under 12 is also available for $30 per person. Reservations are essential on 8557 1818. Visit the website here.
A surprisingly good High Tea experience in the middle of a busy shopping mall. Everything here is made to order on the spot, including a delicious range of pastries, cakes and scones. Surround yourself with flowers while tasting a range of specialty teas from Australia and beyond.
Where: Pasadena Foodland 20 Fiveash Drive, Pasadena
When: Every day at 2 p.m.
Cost: 30$pp or 35$pp with champagne
Reservations are essential on 8490 3000. Check them out here.
As a tribute to the Queen herself, this brand new High Tea cafe is the perfect way to enjoy a tea and scone Her Majesty would approve of. Enjoy mini sandwiches, delicate bites and miniature desserts, all served in the finest china this Jubilee weekend.
Where: Located in the Early Settler building at 207 and 215 Grote Street, Adelaide.
When: Open 7 days out of 7
Cost: from $35 per person for a children’s snack, $55 per person for a traditional snack.
To find out more visit here.