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Your guide to Adelaide’s High Teas

Adelaide has become home to many a High Tea spots that are perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays or just an arvo with the girls!

There’s something about drinking endless tea, bubbles and those little cucumber sandwiches that just makes you feel fancy. Lucky for us, there are plenty of places that offer High Tea around Adelaide so grab the girls, put on your Sunday best and treat yourself to an afternoon of elegance.

Sol Rooftop

Indulge in a luxurious High Tea, complete with sweeping views of the Adelaide Hills and city skyline at Sol Rooftop at the Sky City. Start with a glass of the exclusive Penfolds x Thiénot Rosé Champagne, followed by a selection of organic tea and a beautifully curated tiered stand of sweet and savoury delicacies served to your table. Finish off 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: Saturdays and Sundays 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Bookings: To book click here

Bridgeport Hotel

The Bridgeport Hotel has recently opened in 2021 after a $45 million transformation. The new venue boasts multiple eating areas, and one has a high tea menu! Relax in The Lounge with their signature High Tea featuring locally inspired cakes and pastries, scones and cream, ribbon sandwiches, tartlets, and other tasty locally made chocolates. Enjoy a coffee, tea, or sparkling wine alongside your food.

Where: 2 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge 5253
When: 2pm to 4pm daily by reservation only
Bookings: Phone 8532 2002

InterContinental Adelaide

Enjoy an elegant afternoon High Tea at the Intercontinental’s Riverside Restaurant that features a range of gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked scones and delicious sweets. Quite possibly the perfect complement to any Adelaide afternoon.

Where: Riverside Restaurant at the InterContinental Adelaide
When: Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm and 2pm
Cost: $59 with a glass of sparkling or $69 with a glass of G.H MUMM Champagne
Bookings Essential – 08 8238 2400 or 

El Limon

The place to go if you’d like to organize your very own fully inclusive pop-up French Provincial High Tea event at home. El Limon provides the crockery and table decorations, with the option of tables and chairs if required. They can also create 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 tea from T-bar. Delicious treats and an awesome event made super simple. 

Where: Wherever you are!
When: Whenever you like.
Cost: $165 per person (min 10 people)
Bookings on 0448 695 015 or contact here


Featuring scones with jam and cream, sparkling wine, sandwiches, savouries and delectable sweet treats, the Lenzerheide High Tea is a top-shelf experience.

In addition, the grounds of this silver-service restaurant are beautifully maintained and the staff are regularly rated as exceptional. No expense spared here.

Where: 146 Belair Road, Hawthorn
When: Fri-Sat-Sun from 12pm
Cost: Starting at $65 per person, Madame Coco blanc de blanc included
Bookings are essential on 8373 3711 or click here

Stamford Grand 

From curry puffs to quiches, and scones to hand-rolled truffles, this relaxing afternoon High Tea offers bottomless Dilmah tea and has the added bonus of offering spectacular views of Glenelg beach from The Promenade Restaurant. A cut above the ordinary.

Where: 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg
When: Saturdays 12pm-2pm and Sundays 3pm-5pm
Cost: From $45pp and $28 per child + booking fee
Bookings essential on 08 8376 1222 or online here.

The Rising Sun

With tea served from T-bar and a Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay upon arrival you know that these guys are serious about their Hgh Tea. Follow that up with sandwiches, scones and petit fours of the highest order, and this might be one of Adelaide’s best value and most underrated High Teas.

Where: 60 Bridge St, Kensington
When: Thu- Fri-Sat from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
Cost: $59 per person or $68 including a glass of champagne
Bookings essential on 08 8333 0721 or visit here

Utopia @ Waterfall Gully

Nestled at the bottom of Mt Lofty next to a beautiful waterfall, Utopia serves up sandwiches, scones, tartlets, macarons, truffles, cupcakes, fudges, quiches, muffins, gelati bites, mousse cups and more! You can also purchase extra wines, pink lemonade or tea and coffee as you please. Sounds like they’re living up to their name.

Where: 170 Waterfall Gully Rd, Waterfall Gully
When: Sunday High Teas are from 2pm – 4:30pm for groups of up to 8. High Tea Celebrations are Wed-Sun AM or PM for a minimum of 8 guests. Sugar & Spice children’s parties are also available by appointment.
Cost: $39pp
Bookings are required on 8379 2488 or click here

Mayfair Hotel

Experience the opulence of Mayfair Hotel’s Mayflower Restaurant. 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 1pm – 3pm.
Cost: $65 for Prestige Sparkling High Tea, $80 per person for Grand Champagne High Tea.
Bookings essential: call 08 82108899 or visit the website.

Blue Velvet Artisan Pizza & Pastry Lab

A selection of organic High Teas to accompany a menu full of homemade Italian delicacies 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 2.30pm-5pm         
Cost: $47 pp (min 2 pax) 
Bookings: (08) 8117 4360 or click here

High Tea Cruise on The Popeye

Yes, you are reading that correctly! Join the Popeye crew for a 90-minute cruise along the River Torrens combined with an authentic High Tea experience.  Pre-order a bottle of something special and enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones savouries and petit fours.

Where: Elder Park Landing, River Torrens       
When: Sundays from 3:30pm 
Cost: $55 – $65pp                                           
Tickets: Visit the website here

Tealicious Cakes

Made fresh daily, this High Tea menu includes a selection of ribbon sandwiches and quiches, warm scones with strawberry jam and cream, and assorted cheesecakes, tarts and macarons. Served with bottomless loose leaf Queen Anne breakfast tea or coffee, this a High Tea with some serious style. Well worth the trip to Willunga.

Where: 12 Aldinga Road, Willunga                   
When: Daily (exc. Mondays) 11am & 2pm       
Cost: $45pp + $10 for gluten-free/vegan menu. An under 12s High Tea is also available for $30pp                    Bookings are essential on 8557 1818. Visit the website here.

Flowerbar Patisserie

An unexpectedly good High Tea experience in the middle of a busy shopping mall. Everything here is made to order on the premises including a delicious range of pastries, cakes and scones. Surround yourself in flowers while you enjoy a range of speciality teas from Australia and abroad.

Where: Pasadena Foodland 20 Fiveash Drive, Pasadena 
When: Daily at 2pm     
Cost: $30pp or $35pp with champagne   
Bookings are essential on 8490 3000. Check them out here.

Queen of Adelaide

In ode of The Queen herself, this brand new High Tea cafe is the perfect way to enjoy a spot of tea and scone that Her Majesty would approve of. Enjoy mini sandwiches, delicate bites and miniature desserts, all served on the finest china this Jubilee weekend.

Where: Located in the Early Settler Building at 207 & 215 Grote Street, Adelaide.
When: Open 7 days a week
Cost: starts at $35 per person for a children’s high tea, $55 per person for a traditional high tea.

To find out more head here.

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