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Brisbane's Premier High Tea Extravaganza: Unveiling the City's Most Exquisite Tea Time Delights!

Uncover Brisbane's premier high tea. A fusion of refined elegance and fancy flavors in the heart of Australia's river city. […]

Uncover Brisbane's premier high tea. A fusion of refined elegance and fancy flavors in the heart of Australia's river city. Immerse yourself in a vibrant culinary journey, where tradition meets sophistication. 

It’s perfect for a girl’s brunch, a birthday celebration, or even an outside-work catch up like we do at Today’s Dentistry! We have put together the following guide on what we feel are Brisbane’s go-to High Tea hot spots. Enjoy! 

Keri Craig Emporium Café

Brisbane Arcade, Shops 6 & 7/160 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Step back into the glamour of the 1950s and '60s at Keri Craig in Brisbane Arcade, where time stands still amidst the 21st-century hustle. Indulge in a royal sandwich selection featuring roasted eye filet, sand crab, roast turkey breast, and smoked salmon. Choose from an array of salads and pair your meal with a glass of wine or champagne.

"One of my favourite places to go for high tea and a shop for goodies…"  Heidi M.

Families can share the refinement with a 'Little People’s Menu,' offering fresh sandwiches and a Children's High Tea with a delightful spread. For adults seeking indulgence, opt for the Traditional High Tea with French champagne or the Seafood High Tea. Featuring the cafe's renowned sand crab sandwiches.Absolutely delicious! 

Living Room at W Brisbane

81 N Quay, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Continually innovating their high tea offerings, W Brisbane presents a Festive High Tea with a delightful array of sweet and savory treats, including a build-your-own gingerbread house. 

"Highly recommend the high tea here…The food was beautifully presented and delicious." Christine M.

Savor the Sunshine State High Tea every Friday to Sunday at the Living Room Bar for $70pp, featuring Queensland-inspired delights like exotic sunset marshmallow tarts and native spice-infused Earl Grey mousse. Standout treats include Yeppoon spanner crab on rye and Toowoomba egg sandwiches, with the added fun of a white chocolate puzzle to assemble and enjoy.

Devon Pixies Tea House

270 Jacaranda Ave, Kingston QLD 4114, Australia

Devon Pixies, nestled in the Kingston Butter Factory Precinct's old caretaker's cottage, offers a delightful high tea experience starting at $25 per person. The Petit High Tea, priced affordably, features freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches with various fillings, and a delectable cupcake. 

"I took my parents to Devon Pixies for their first High Tea and it was wonderful…"

Laura R.

Opt for the High Tea to enjoy all of the Petit offerings along with a trio of sweet treats. For the ultimate indulgence, go for the Deluxe High Tea. All High Tea options, including the traditional Cream Tea, come with your choice of plunger coffee or locally blended tea, including Devon Pixies' special blend, with unlimited refills.

Covent Garden

142 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101, Australia

Covent Garden is a charming botanical-themed bar and restaurant located in a colonial West End shop, featuring a tropical rear garden. Guests have the option to relax in the lush garden with a cute cubby house bar, enjoy the English parlour style lounge with a balcony, or sit at the front bar and watch the lively West End street life. 

"We had a fabulous High Tea at Covent Gardens…The food was SO tasty and the drinks were really pretty!" —  Debbie W.


Beyond their delightful high tea, Covent Garden offers a diverse menu of top-quality casual dishes designed for sharing, including tempting options like chipotle chicken taco, manchego croquette, and the must-try swordfish kebab.

The Lab

130 William St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

The high tea experience at The Lab embodies a classic and English garden-inspired atmosphere that aligns with Treasury Brisbane's reputation. If you're seeking a delightful weekend treat for your grandmother, this is the ideal destination.

“This was my second High Tea at The Lab, absolutely scrumptious, the high class staff were amazing” —  Magic M.

Chef Steven Jones, with his high tea expertise refined in prestigious London five-star establishments, ensures a delightful experience for $58 per person.

Bar 1603

27 Turbot St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Craving a unique twist on the traditional tiered tray of scones and macarons? Bar 1603 presents a visually stunning high tea experience. The Zen Garden High Tea showcases Japanese delights such as sashimi, pork gyoza, tamago sando, rice balls, and karaage chicken, all creatively presented on a shared plate. 

“I don't know how the high tea doesn't have any reviews. We did the high tea as a couple.

The food was amazing…” —  TruBlu C.

An extraordinary highlight is the entirely edible chocolate cherry blossom tree in one corner, elegantly overlooking an assortment of treats like matcha mousse, mochi with ice cream, and gold chocolate nuggets.

The Matriarch

1/22 Masters St, Newstead QLD 4006, Australia

Introducing Fancy Tea, a delightful twist on the traditional high tea experience. Hosted in the charming and intimate cocktail garden at The Matriarch, this unique offering includes all the classic high tea delights – from sandwiches to scones, macarons, and madeleines.

"Love the decorations, beautiful and delicious high tea sets, absolutely great service. 10/10 enjoyable…" —  Cher S.

What sets it apart is the addition of a trio of tea-infused mini cocktails, elevating your sweet feast for $70 per person. Prefer a more classic version? Opt for the Sparkling High Tea, which includes a glass of French Rosé or a house mocktail for $55 per person, complete with tea and coffee.

Bacchus

Glenelg Street & Grey Street, 9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Renowned for both their degustation menu and opulent high teas, Bacchus stands out for its extravagant tea experiences. While we'll focus on the latter in this discussion, the degustation menu is also worth exploring on a separate occasion. This traditional high tea, served with complimentary Harney & Sons tea on elegant William Edwards fine bone chinaware, offers a classic touch. 

"Very much loved the high tea session we had. The savoury delights were nice…"

—  Victor T.

If you seek a departure from tradition, consider upgrading to a two-hour Mumm sparkling package. Delight in a selection of treats, including tuna sandwiches, mac 'n' cheese croquettes, lemon tarts, and the quintessential scones with jam and cream. A children's option is available, catering to little princes and princesses who enjoy the proper tea experience.

Patina by Customs House

Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

The Customs House Champagne High Tea Party offers a regal experience for all, complemented by breathtaking views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River. Indulge your taste buds in an array of delights, from smoked salmon blinis to gruyere and leek tarts, accompanied by macarons and raspberry scones. 

"The food served for the high tea was good, especially the scones. We will definitely come back to Customs House…"

—  Joe D. 

For $88 per person, relish in the elegance of ribbon sandwiches, savory canapes, and a delectable assortment of petite desserts and macarons. Sip on teas from La Maison du Thé and savor a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier alongside your feast, creating a perfect blend of flavors and sophistication.

Dandelion & Driftwood

20 Doncaster St, Hendra QLD 4011, Australia

Exciting news for high tea enthusiasts in Hendra – Dandelion & Driftwood is making a comeback with a brand-new cafe. Known for their exceptional high tea experiences, D & D is delighting patrons with their delicate three-tiered stands, showcasing a tempting array of sweet and savory treats. Indulge in their renowned signature recipes, featuring fluffy scones with jam and cream, ribbon sandwiches, and delightful cupcakes, all starting from $60 per person. 

“I have had the high tea here twice now and it's great. The savoury options in the high tea are slightly better here”

—  Samantha R. 

For those seeking a bit more than tea, elevate your experience by pairing your feast with champagne or a signature cocktail. If you prefer to enjoy the high tea experience at home, Dandelion & Driftwood offers the option to order a complete high tea for takeaway, available seven days a week.

Tea and Niceties

32 Eagle Heights Rd, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272, Australia

Tea and Niceties, Brisbane's Quintessential High Tea Haven! Immerse yourself in a delightful world of exquisite teas and delectable treats at this charming locale. Indulge in a symphony of flavors with our carefully curated high tea menu, featuring delicate sandwiches, heavenly pastries, and aromatic teas. 

“We went for a high tea for Mother's Day and could not have been more impressed!!...”

—  Tahnee B.

Nestled in the heart of Brisbane, Tea and Niceties invites you to savor the perfect blend of elegance and culinary bliss. Join us for an unforgettable high tea experience that transcends the ordinary – where every moment is infused with warmth, flavor, and the joy of niceties.

Just look at those beautiful photos’!! 

Belle Epoque

Emporium Hotel South Bank, Ground Floor, 267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Transport yourself to the Belle Epoque era at the brasserie and patisserie in South Brisbane's Emporium Hotel. With its opulent design and mastery of French pastry, it perfectly captures the spirit of Moulin Rouge and post-impressionist art. Indulge in their high tea featuring truffled chicken finger sandwiches, orange chocolate mousse, apple and vanilla macarons, and the retro charm of a vol-au-vent. 

"Exceeded expectations! Had a small group for belated birthday high tea on the weekend and was wonderful…"

—  Kate M.

The tea selection is extensive, including classics and unique options like green tea, China Pai Mu Tan Whit e Peony, herbal tea, and chai. Elevate the experience with optional Champagne or sparkling. Priced from $80pp to $130pp, their high tea cater s to all dietary preferences, offering vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, and gluten-free menus. 

Fun Fact - One of our team members Brittany had her baby shower here in 2023, and she can confirm it was delicious!

 

The Balfour Kitchen

37 Balfour St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

Savor exquisite delights amidst the scenic beauty of Spicers Balfour in New Farm during their monthly weekend high tea event. Enjoy a variety of specialty teas while indulging in classic treats such as macarons, lemon curd tarts, and freshly baked scones. 

"We had the high tea. It was a fun experience and the food was lovely…"

—  Bec B.


The menu also boasts sophisticated offerings like pork terrine with pickled onion and spanner crab tarts with avocado mousse. Whether you prefer the stylish restaurant, the old Queenslander's wrap-around verandah, or the courtyard under blooming frangipani trees, the choice is yours for this fine dining experience.

Forget Me Not Café

399 Honour Ave, Graceville QLD 4075, Australia

Visit Forget Me Not Cafe in Graceville to relish delectable dishes crafted with passion and love. The extensive menu caters to diverse preferences, offering options for vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free diets. Specializing in high teas for both in-house and takeaway, as well as catering for special functions, the cafe is an ideal spot for gatherings with friends and family. 

"Such a lovely experience! We booked for the high tea. The food was so beautifully presented, and equally delicious…"

—  Crystal M.

Indulge in a variety of beverages, including a wide selection of loose leaf teas, a robust house coffee blend with double shots and various milk options, delightful smoothies, milkshakes, and fruit juices. Treat yourself to our signature high teas, perfect for any occasion, featuring a tempting array of house-made savory bites, ribbon sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and mini sweets. 

Our very own Dr Sharon LOVES a good ribbon sandwich. So this High Tea cafe was her top pick! 

Darling & Co.

157 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064, Australia

For the stylish ladies in town, high tea at Darling & Co goes beyond the ordinary English Breakfast and typical fruit scones. Experience the decadence of Brisbane’s best high tea with a selection of bites complemented by your choice of tea, champagne, or a cheeky afternoon cocktail. Book a table at Darling & Co to revel in the height of femme surrounded by draped fringing, boutique tables, and an enticing high tea menu.

"I visited Darling & Co for breakfast and loved everything about my visit. Service was fantastic and the food was amazing…"

—  Brisgirlreviewer

Delight in high tea in Brisbane at Darling & Co, where you can enjoy local favorite teas and coffees paired with an assortment of bites. Whether you're with your closest darlings or a group of up to 80 people, our stylish restaurant offers the perfect setting for a decadent high tea experience. 

The Walnut Restaurant & Lounge Bar

152 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

A dining experience befitting royalty within the sophisticated ambiance of the Walnut Restaurant and Lounge Bar. Nestled in the heart of Brisbane city, this renowned establishment provides an exquisite backdrop for high tea, adorned with shimmering Egyptian crystal chandeliers, polished walnut wood panelling, and an array of divine treats ranging from delectable savories to delightful sweets. 

"Lovely decor and service. High Tea was so nice."

—  Glenn P.

Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the opulence and charm of this distinguished venue, where each moment is a testament to the fusion of culinary excellence and timeless elegance.

Lennons Restaurant and Bar

72 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

For those who don't consider themselves morning enthusiasts and have missed out on the opportunity to partake in an indulgent high tea, Lennons Restaurant And Bar presents a perfect solution with their afternoon tea, available every Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Delight in a seasonal high tea experience that pays homage to Aussie Icons, showcasing a rotating menu with nostalgic treats such as vegemite scrolls, finger buns, mini pavlovas, and ice cream sandwiches. 

“We attended a high tea to celebrate a Birthday and it was absolutely delicious, there was plenty of food and the staff were fantastic…”

—  Tandy D.

Elevate the experience by opting for the upgraded package, priced at $69 per person, which not only includes the $49 traditional high tea but also treats you to a Tim Tam espresso martini and a glass of champagne – a highly recommended addition for an extra touch of sophistication.

2 Small Rooms Restaurant

517 Milton Rd, Toowong QLD 4066, Australia

Just a 5-minute drive west of Brisbane CBD, 2 Small Rooms is a renowned restaurant specializing in delectable French and European cuisine. Since its establishment in 1989, the restaurant has become an iconic symbol of the city's fine dining culture. For those who haven't experienced the restaurant's offerings since then, a visit is a must.

"I have just had a wonderful High Tea with my friend. Everything from the bubbles (that kept coming), to the loose leaf tea was delightful…"

—  Jane P.

The menu promises a harmonious blend of flavors, paying homage to its rich history while pushing the boundaries of contemporary cuisine. Embark on a gastronomic journey that encapsulates decades of cherished memories and culinary evolution.

Sofitel Brisbane High Tea

249 Turbot St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

From the lobby bar Cuvée, the panoramic vistas of Anzac Square and Post Office Square rival the culinary spectacle on the plates at Sofitel. Embracing the Gallic essence, this French hotel group presents a gluten-free high tea experience that tantalizes taste buds. 

"Tea was served on a very unusual tower structure and consisted of a variety of sandwiches, plain and fruit scones with a runny fruit spread and cream…"

—  Linda R.

Enthusiasts can anticipate delights like Valrhona Ivoire white chocolate and fruit scones paired with seasonal confiture and Chantilly cream, as well as a tempting Lyonnaise onion, beetroot, and Meredith goat cheese quiche. The indulgence is elevated with a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot, making this gluten-free high tea a sensory journey that transcends expectations and celebrates the art of French gastronomy.

Fun fact: This is a favorite High Tea spot for a few of our Today’s Dentistry team members. Next time you visit us, be sure to let us know if you have checked the Sofitel out so we can exchange our favorite menu items!

Queensland Parliament

2A George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

For those seeking a distinctive and delightful experience, whether celebrating a special occasion or simply savoring an afternoon indulgence, the opportunity to partake in a traditional high tea awaits in the refined Strangers' Dining room, enhanced by the enchanting backdrop of live classical music. Each high tea offers an array of meticulously presented sweet and savory delights, encompassing both timeless classics and contemporary favorites. 

"The place and staff were great and the high tea set-up and food was also great…"

—  Tristan S.

Indulge in a choice of tea, herbal infusions, or coffee, all elegantly served in Parliamentary fine china. As an added touch, consider elevating the experience with optional sparkling wine or Champagne, available for purchase on the day or as part of a premium package upgrade, and seize the chance to complement your visit with an optional tour of the iconic Parliament House.

Mt. Cotton Retreat

355 W Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton QLD 4165, Australia

For friends seeking a delightful experience, two enticing high tea options await at the venue. Opt for the Deluxe High Tea, which welcomes guests with a refreshing non-alcoholic spritzer. The high tea tower boasts an array of five homemade sweet treats and four savory delights, complemented by bottomless plunger coffee and leaf tea—all for just $60 per person. Dietary preferences such as gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan are easily accommodated. 

"The fruit punch was delicious and any tea you could want was on offer. Overall it was a lovely experience…"

—  Elaine L.

For an extra touch of luxury, the Sparkling High Tea includes all the aforementioned delights along with a champagne flute of our exquisite sparkling French cuvée for $10 per glass. Guests can decide on the day or pre-order this delightful addition. Explore the current High Tea Menu for a sneak peek into the culinary delights that await.

Dovetail Social

49 Laura St, Highgate Hill QLD 4101, Australia

The Highgate Hill community played a vital role in establishing Dovetail Social. Neighbors and friends joined Adam and Rejoice in tasks like installing a garden roof, replanting herbs, laying fresh pavers, and contributing to a vibrant mural. Dovetail Social now offers Filipino degustations and a high-tea service, featuring a diverse selection of gluten-free delights. 

"I came for the high tea but brought home takeaway treats for my family. I will keep coming back (especially for the high tea, amazing doughnuts, and pavlova)…"

—  Marie A.

The commitment to exceptional coffee continues, with Almanac Coffee Roasters supplying the house blend, complemented by a rotating selection of single origins from Australian roasters. Regular patrons love the invigorating Prana Chai, and the shake selection includes flavors like strawberry, vanilla, blueberry, Nutella, Oreo, Violet Crumble, and avocado.

As you embark on your high tea journey through the exquisite offerings of Brisbane, consider how Today's Dentistry can elevate your overall enjoyment.

A visit to us ensures that your smile remains as radiant as the delightful moments you savor during high tea. Our commitment to dental excellence aligns seamlessly with your pursuit of the best in every aspect of life. So, let the flavors linger, the ambiance captivate, and your smile shine. Because at Today's Dentistry, we understand that life's sweetest moments deserve to be shared with a healthy and confident smile. 

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT HERE or call us on 07 3263 2677

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