Brisbane’s Best High Teas

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There is something deliciously decadent about “going for High Tea”. Nibbling on dainty treats from tiered trays while sipping tea from bone china makes us feels luxe to the extreme. And who can go past a good scone? 

Whether you are planning a social get together or a celebrating a special occasion, we’ve rounded up Brisbane’s six best high tea offerings. We promise you won’t be disappointed. 

Keri Craig Emporium - Brisbane CBD

Tucked away in the Brisbane Arcade’s lower level, the Keri Craig Emporium Fashion Cafe offers a divine high tea experience, complete with complimentary glass of French Champagne. As well as a traditional high tea for $45pp, they also offer a seafood variation for $49.95pp. You can even take your little lady or gent along for the experience, with a special children’s high tea available, including a special gift, for $29.95pp. After you’ve polished off all your treats, be sure to take a wander around the exclusive homewares department and fashion boutique. 
Where: Lower Level, Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

Contact: (07) 3211 2797

Learn more: Keri Craig Emporium website

Passiontree Velvet - Carindale & Indooroopilly 

A self proclaimed “world of edible luxury”, Passiontree Velvet makes the luxury of high tea accessible to everyone. Located in Westfield Carindale and Indooroopilly, this is the perfect place to pop in for a sweet treat after a hard day’s shopping. If you are just a little peckish, try the Devonshire Cream Tea for $15.90pp or go all the way with The Full Duchess High Tea for $34.95pp. If the tiddlywinks are tagging along, why not spoil them with the Teddy Bear’s Picnic for $9.95pp. We dare you not to take home a treat from their wide selection of freshly made macaroons, brownies, chocolates and cakes.

Where: Level 2, K202, 1151 Creek Road, Westfield Shopping Centre, Carindale 
Contact: (07) 3395 2947

Where: Level 2, K222, 322 Moggill Rd, Westfield Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly
Contact: (07) 3378 3077

Learn more: Passiontree Velvet website


The Rendezvous Tea Room - Woolloongabba

For a beautiful traditional high tea experience, you can’t go past The Rendezvous Tea Room. Offering a special High Tea Sunday from 10am for a 2 hour sitting, you will be treated with three tiers of savouries, fresh scones, ribbon sandwiches and petit fours for $55pp. They also have a wide selection of gourmet loose-leaf teas. Or if you are after something a little lighter you might want to opt for their Low Tea Stand for $16.50pp. Why not get your tea-leaves read from one of their experienced readers as well! Make sure you book at least a week in advance as these high teas are extremely popular. 
Where: 787 Stanley St, Woolloongabba

Contact: (07) 3393 1101

Learn more: Rendezvous Tea Room – Woolloongabba website

Darling & Co. - Paddington

If you are looking for a luxurious high tea venue to host a birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, or just an excuse to get together with the girls, Darling & Co. is the place for you. Putting a modern take on their high tea selection, you can choose to pair it with a selection of local teas from West End Co for $40pp, or glam it up with a glass of Veuve Champagne or a cheeky cocktail for $63pp. If you want to go all out, you can try their unique Tanqueray G&T High Tea Set for $90pp, which includes four gin-based cocktails. Bookings are essential for Darling & Co. high teas and minimum of 10 people is required. 
Where: 157 Given Terrace, Paddington

Contact: (07) 3051 7666

Learn more: Darling & Co. Paddington website  


French & Mor - Albany Creek

Putting a modern french twist on the high tea, French & Mor is a hidden gem. With offerings such as panna cotta, an assortment of French gauteax and savouries including a mini roast beef baguette with mustard-horseradish creme, how could you resist? Served with a pot of T2 tea or your choice of coffee or juice for $41pp. They also offer a unique Teenagers High Tea for $28pp and have gluten free and vegetarian options available.
Where: 2 Dawn Road, Albany Creek

Contact: (07) 3264 1555

Learn more: French & Mor website 

Room With Roses - CBD

Specialising in high teas, and voted in the Top 5 High Teas in Australia by Vogue Living, Room with Roses certainly offers a decadent experience to diners. High tea options include the Deluxe High Tea for $42pp, Chocolate High Tea for $45pp or the Ultimate Chocolate High Tea for $49pp. You can add a glass of Tatachilla Premium Brut Bubbles for an additional $8 per glass and there are also gluten free and vegetarian options available. Better still, why not opt for one of their High Tea Hampers and set off for a romantic picnic? Your hamper includes everything you needs, right down to disposable champagne flutes! 

Where: Gallery Level Brisbane Arcade, 117 Adelaide St, Brisbane 

Contact: 07 3229 7050

Learn more: Room with Roses website

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