The Complete Guide To High Tea In Adelaide

The Complete Guide To High Tea In Adelaide

Whether you’re not sure what to do for Mother’s Day, you have an event you want to make classy and unique or you just want to do something different and fun with someone you love, check out these amazing Adelaide locations that serve up High Tea.

Intercontinental Adelaide
InterContinental Adelaide

Whether you’re not sure what to do for Mother’s Day, you have an event you want to make classy and unique or you just want to do something different and fun with someone you love, check out these amazing Adelaide locations that serve up High Tea. Who doesn’t love cupcakes, sandwiches, quiches and scones? Wash it all down with some refreshing tea or get super fancy with champagne. A perfect day out darling!

Mother’s Day High Tea Events

Crystal Room (Stamford Plaza)- Mother’s Day High Tea

Enjoy a beautiful high tea in the elegant surrounds of the Crystal Room. Mums will receive a glass of MUMM Champagne on arrival and our live pianist will ensure all your senses are delighted.

Where: Boulevard Room (Stamford Plaza Adelaide)- 150 North Terrace, Adelaide
When: Sunday 10 May, 12pm till 2pm or 3pm till 5pm
Cost: $59 per adult I $18 per child (5-12yrs)
Bookings Essential: 08 8461 0858 or email [email protected]
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Ginza Miyako Mother’s Day Japanese High Tea

If you want to treat your Mum to something unique this Mother’s Day look no further than this wonderful event at Ginza Miyako. This will be the first, and only, Japanese style afternoon tea in Adelaide. There will be complementary sparkling wine on arrival and unlimited espresso and tea for the afternoon.

Where: Ginza Miyako- 150 North Terrace
When: Sunday 10 May, 12pm-4pm
Cost: $45 Adult, $25 children
Bookings Essential: 8221 6147


InterContinental Adelaide – Mother’s Day High Tea
Indulge and treat your Mum this Mother’s Day with a High Tea experience in the elegant and grand ballroom. Enjoy an afternoon filled with delectable high tea sweet and savoury treats perfectly complemented with continuous G.H Mumm Champagne along with tea and coffee. The afternoon will be hosted by Lisa McAskill who you might know from Channel 9’s Building Ideas or Postcards, where you will enjoy an elegant fashion parade from Adelaide’s own Liza Emanuele. As a special treat each Mother will receive a gift from us and door prizes will be available.  There will be shared tables of 10-12. A group of 10 will guarantee a private table.

Where: Ballroom at InterContinental Adelaide
When: Sunday 10 May
Cost:  $139 per person and available for  $100 for under 18s
Bookings Essential – 08 8238 2400 or via [email protected] or at

The Flying Trunk – Mother’s Day High Tea
While away the afternoon with a glass of GH Mumm on arrival, followed by endless tea from French boutique tea house La Maison Du The. High Tea fare includes a selection of delectable finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, sweet and savoury pastries and tartlets.

Where: The Flying Trunk, 70 King William Road Goodwood
When: Sunday 10 May
Cost:  $40 per person
Bookings Essential – 0413 13 13 30

High Tea All The Time!

Da Vince’s – A basic high tea with a mocktail provided on arrival. This spot is a family-owned and run cafe/wedding venue at the owners home. Quite a casual affair.

Where: 88 Crosshill Road, One Tree Hill
When: Check website for specific opening dates
Cost: $40.00 per head
Bookings: 8280 7507 or email [email protected]. 48 hours Minimum Notice Required. Minimum 4 people –  Maximum 35 people.


El Limon – This is where to go if you’d like to organize your very own High Tea event. El Limon will provide all crockery and table decorations, plus there’s the option of tables and chairs if needed. They can also create a vintage style pop up picnic and dessert table. Choose from three different types of High Tea menus for your guests. Delicious treats and an awesome event made super simple for you. 

Where: Wherever you are!
When: Whenever you like.
Cost: $45 per person
Bookings: [email protected], 0448 695 015


High Tea Temptations – High Tea Temptations is another Mobile High Tea service. They are based out of Nairne in the Adelaide Hills. They can customize a menu to your liking and their service has a continuous flow of tea and coffee. All items being baked fresh to order and the staff have over 30 years baking experience. Yum.

Where: Wherever you are!
When: Whenever you like.
Cost: Custom packages created on request
Contact: [email protected]


InterContinental Adelaide – A well presented and truly delicious high tea in Adelaide. The best part is that you can choose the level at which you wish to indulge. If you’re after something a little different (and caffeine injected) perhaps try their High Coffee which is $59 daily and includes an Espresso Martini upon arrival, Café Freddo and your choice of coffee or one signature café corretto as well as tasty and modern bites to eat.

Where: InterContinental Adelaide, North Tce, Adelaide.
When: 2.30pm-4.40pm
Cost: Prices range from $35pp to $65pp
Bookings essential: 8238 2400


Just Tickled Pink – The setting is as the name suggests, very pink. The crockery is gorgeously mismatched and rthe walls donned with quaint embellishments (including an Audrey Hepburn wall.) special pink mocktail on arrival, a hot frittata or pastry, followed by tiers of assorted yesteryear sandwiches and cupcakes, sweets, slices, chocolates and scones with jam and cream, all served with traditional afternoon tea.

Where: 247 Unley Rd,
When: Wednesday-Sunday 2pm-4pm
Cost: $40pp
Bookings: (08) 8271 6370

Lenzerheide – Featuring scones with jam and cream, sparkling wine, sandwiches and savouries and delectable sweet treats too, the Lenzerheide High Tea is great suburban experience. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff have exceptional service. 

Where: 146 Belair Road, Hawthorn
When: Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-3pm
Cost: $49pp
Bookings: 8373 3711. Minimum 24 notice required.


Mt Lofty House – This is only available by private function and requires a minimum of 15 people to be booked in. Having said this, they have been running historically since 1852, and so they have High Tea down to a fine art.  

Where: 74 Mt Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers
Cost: $55.00 per person
Bookings: Minimum 15 guests per booking.


Stamford Grand – From curry puffs to quiches, scones to hand rolled chocolate truffles. This affordable high tea is great if you just want to do something a little different on your afternoon with a loved one.

Where: 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg
When: Weekdays 12pm – 5pm. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 12.30pm – 2.30pm & 3pm – 5pm
Cost: From $25.50pp to $39pp
Bookings: 08 8375 0622. Minimum of 2 people.


Stamford Plaza – Another High Tea addition from the Stamford group, in an inner city location. Perhaps take your mum or friend shopping and end the afternoon with a gorgeous high tea. They have all the trimmings and tea and coffee throughout. We recommend the Indulgent High Tea option so you can try the yummy ham and cheese brioche.

Where: 150 North Tce, Adelaide
When: Thursdays – Sundays 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Cost: $29 for Heavenly High Tea or $35 for Indulgent High Tea
Bookings: 08 8461 0853  or [email protected]Minimum of two people per high tea stand.


The Brasserie at The Hilton – A tasty experience with its homemade delights, accompanied with a Dilmah Tea Bar and a Haigh’s Chocolate Bar. Enjoy live music, cocktails (including tea inspired) and of course Champagne!

Where: The Hilton, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
When: on Saturday & Sunday’s from 2pm – 4:30pm.
Cost: Sweet Delights- $29 or High Societea $39 (includes a glass of sparkling wine.)
Bookings essential: 8237 0697, or book online


The Old Curiosity Shop and Tea Rooms – Think fine china, lace and crystal. You can have  breakfast served the High Tea way or a traditional high tea. The location itself is very traditional too, like stepping back in time.

Where: 103 Walkerville Tce, Walkerville
When: Breakfast high tea from 9am. High Tea from 11.30 am onwards.
Cost: $40-$45pp
Bookings: 0477 577 515

The Rising Sun – Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay served upon arrival (that’s just the way we like to start) followed by sandwiches, quiches, scones, cakes AND petit fours. The tea is from TBar (so you know they’re serious).

Where: 60 Bridge St, Kensington
When: Wednesday and Saturday from 2:45pm to 5pm.
Cost: $45 per person including sparkling wine, $35 excluding sparkling wine
Bookings: 08 8333 0721


The Topiary Café – We couldn’t recommend this spot highly enough, for all occasions. They hand make each item to perfection. Whatever they can’t pick from our very own veggie patch is sourced locally.

Where: Lot 406 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully
When: 10am or 2pm sittings
Cost: $34.50 minimum 2 people
Bookings: 08 8263 0818


Udder Delights – Perfect for the cheese lovers! A great combo of savoury cheesy delights and sweets too.  Just a note that high tea is served in their underground cellar, please note that it can only be accessed by stairs, they have no lift access. So if you have someone who struggles with stairs you can request to have your high tea in the cafe area when booking.

Where: 91a Main Rd
When: Make a personalised time when you book
Cost: $40pp
Bookings: 8388 1588. 24 hours booking notice required


Utopia @Waterfall Gully – This is a new addition to the High Tea list, starting this month at Utopia. Nestled at the very bottom of Mt Lofty next to a stunning waterfall. They serve up sandwiches, scones, tartlets, macarons, truffles, cupcakes, fudge, quiches, muffins, gelati bites, macarons, mousse cups and more! You can purchase extra wines, pink lemonade or tea and coffee as you please.

Where: 170 Waterfall Gully Rd, Waterfall Gully
When: Sunday 2-4.30pm
Cost:  $35pp
Bookings: 8379 2488

Have some more suggestions for us? Feel free to comment or email [email protected] and we’ll add it to the list!

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