High Tea in Brisbane

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There is something deliciously decadent about going for high tea in Brisbane, isn't there? Nibbling on dainty treats from tiered trays while sipping tea from bone China just makes one feel luxe to the extreme. And who can go past a good scone!

Whether you are planning a social outing with the girls or celebrating a special occasion, we’ve rounded up the best high tea in Brisbane to take your tea drinking to new, elegant heights. Enjoy!

High Tea in Brisbane

1. W Brisbane

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Paint your own desserts at W Brisbane's high tea.

Hotels worldwide are known for putting on the most decadent tea services, and W Brisbane is no exception.

They call it the Eat Your Art Out High Tea because that's exactly what you'll be doing - eating and arting! Served in W Brisbane's Living Room Bar, this sweet treat is a definite contender for the best high tea in Brisbane.

The art-inspired affair is $65 per person and invites guests to paint their own panna cottas before satisfying their sweet tooth and savoury cravings with cherry chocolate profiteroles, Valrhona chocolate mousse tart, warm confit duck pies, lobster tarts and more.

Eat Your Art Out High Tea is served every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Two-hour sittings are available from 10:45 am to 3 pm (last sitting time). Bookings are essential.

Location: 81 N Quay, Brisbane City

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2. Darling & Co.

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Enjoy the gorgeous surroundings at one of the best high teas in Brisbane.

If you are looking for something luxurious and one of the best high teas in Brisbane 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 touch on their 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. teas, and a minimum of 10 people is required. 
Location: 157 Given Terrace, Paddington

3. Dandelion & Driftwood

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High tea platters at Dandelion & Driftwood.

If three tiers of delicately placed sandwiches and pastries is your high tea in Brisbane prerequisite, you've come to the right place at Dandelion & Driftwood. 

Ribboned sandwiches, pretty pastries, fluffy scones, mini tarts and more complete the Dandelion and Driftwood menu. And the best part is, it's only $55pp, so a wee bit cheaper than some other venues in town! If you're keen for a flute of bubbly with your bite-sized treats, you'll need to pay extra, but trust us, it's worth it.

If you'd like to spoil that special someone with tea at home, Dandelion & Driftwood also specialise in boxed high teas!

Location: 20 Doncaster Street, Hendra

4. French & Mor 

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High tea with all the trimmings at French & Mor.

Putting a modern French twist on high tea in Brisbane, French & Mor is a hidden gem.

With offerings such as panna cotta, an assortment of French gateaux 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.
Location: 2 Dawn Road, Albany Creek

5. Room With Roses 

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Room With Roses

Specialising in one of the best high teas in Brisbane and voted in the Top Five High Teas in Australia by Vogue Living, Room with Roses certainly offers a decadent dining experience.

Dining options include the Deluxe Package for $42pp, Chocolate High Tea for $45pp or the Ultimate Chocolate Package 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 Hampers and set off for a romantic picnic? Your hamper includes everything you need, right down to disposable champagne flutes! 

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

6. Bar 1603 at Izakaya Publico

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Bar 1603 at Izakaya Publico.

If you're looking for quirky high teas in Brisbane, book your table at Bar 1603 at Izakaya Publico and get ready to be enchanted by their Zen Garden High Tea.

Izakaya Publico is one of Brisbane's favourite Japanese restaurants and is sure to become one of your favourite high teas in Brisbane once you taste their decadent Zen Garden tea menu, which includes Japanese culinary delights such as Kingfish, Salmon and Tuna Sashimi, Pork Gyoza, Tamago Sando, and Karaage Chicken, alongside Matcha Mousse, Macarons, and Mochi with ice cream for dessert. But wait, there's more! Finish off your 'zen' experience with their edible Chocolate Cherry Blossom Tree - heaven!

High tea at Bar 1603 is available Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. Bookings are essential.

Location: 27/35 Turbot St, Brisbane City

7. Patina at Customs House

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High tea cake stand

What could be more elegant than a tea service at Customs House?!

Patina at Customs House has French elegance written all over it, so raise your pinkies and dust off your ouis and c'est magnigfiques!

For $83pp Patina at Customs House will spoil you with one of the best high teas in Brisbane that includes ribbon sandwiches, savoury canapés, raspberry scones with jam, cream and fresh raspberries, assorted handcrafted petite desserts and macarons, plus French teas to complete the experience - perfection!

Seatings at Patina at Customs House are available Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30 am or 3 pm, and sessions are 1.5 hours in duration. Bookings are essential.

Location: Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane City 

8. The Inchcolm

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The Inchcolm

Sweeten up an otherwise dull Sunday afternoon with a delectable high tea at The Inchcolm.

The Inchcolm by Ovolo is one of Brisbane's most elegant hotels, so if you're expecting a pretty elegant high tea service, you won't be disappointed. 

Sunday Afternoon Tea At The Inchcolm offers both sweet and savoury options such as vanilla and pistachio cannolis, Yarra Valley caviar and smoked salmon blinis, and traditional cucumber tea sandwiches, along with two hours of free-flowing bubbles - yes, please! Vegetarian options are also available.

Location: 73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill

9. Keri Craig Emporium

Keri Craig Emporium
Keri Craig Emporium

Tucked away in the Brisbane Arcade’s lower level, the Keri Craig Emporium Fashion Cafe offers a divine high tea in Brisbane, complete with a complimentary glass of French Champagne.

As well as a traditional 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. 
Location: Lower Level, Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

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