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High Tea in Adelaide

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
Food and words.
Published June 29th 2011
A while ago I wrote an article on how to host your own high tea. A high tea is a fancy occasion where you sit around chatting with friends and eating cakes, scones, and tea sandwiches. Of course you also drink a fair bit of tea. For those of you that can't be bothered to hold your own, have a look at these great venues that will take care of all the hard work for you. All you need to do is get a table of lovely friends together to enjoy the festivities.

High Tea and Boho Bar

Boho Bar
If there is one place in Adelaide that has the perfect spot to enjoy a high tea, it is the Boho Bar. Held in their upstairs room, the high tea guests congregate around small round tables, or low tables surrounded by plush seats. The china is mixed and matched and everything just oozes with that perfect 'boho' charm. Expect a range of teas, scones, and delightful cakes. Spice things up with a jug of Pimm's.
First Saturday of the month 2-4pm
35 pp

Book: 8271 5544

American Candy Store
Take your seat at the American Candy Store high tea, where you are greeted by brightly coloured tablecloths and flowers in the centre. To join the pink and purple decor sip from bubbly pink lemonade with fruit and mint as you enjoy the sandwiches, bagels, and cupcakes. These are some of the most impressive cupcakes that you'll find at any Adelaide high tea, you'll probably want to take a dozen home with you.
Every Sunday 3-5pm
32.50 pp

Book: 8431 0444

Just Tickled Pink
Just Tickled Pink will let you in on all of the etiquette and history of the high tea when you visit their very pink spot. They believe in celebrating years gone by, and aim to offer you a traditional service that highlights all that is great about high tea. You'll enjoy some bubbly before getting stuck into sandwiches, cupcakes and, chocolates. Head here for the classic experience.
Tuesday-Friday 3pm-5pm, Sunday 3pm
40 pp

Book: 8271 6370

If elegance and class are what you're looking for, then you'll love high tea at the Lenzerheide. Perfectly cut sandwiches and delectable sweets, all served with a glass of bubbly. Experience one of Adelaide's finest restaurant, without the price tag of a usual meal at this establishment.
Tuesday to Friday 12-3pm
39 pp

Book: 8373 3711

Apothecary 1878
Experience the heritage listed Apothecary for their weekly high tea. Soak up the history and elegance of the building as you sip on tea and enjoy tasty tarts, scones and biscuits. A visit to the Apothecary is all about the atmosphere, and you'll feel right at place enjoying your high tea here.
Every Saturday 4pm

Book: 8212 9099

Stamford Grand
Visit the Stamford Grand's Promenade restaurant for the high tea experience. The Grand offer three different high tea menus, depending on your price range. Try the basic scone, cake, and sandwich option, or try the next menu up to add some heartier curry puffs and quiches to your menu. If you're feeling truly decadent choose their Platinum High Tea for wagyu beef with rolls and caramelised onions, blueberry friends, and assorted macarons among other things.
Weekdays 12-5pm, Saturday and Public Holidays 2-5pm, Sunday 12.30-2.30pm or 3pm-5pm
$24.50-$36 pp

Book: 8375 0622

So grab a group of friends, dress up to the nines, and enjoy an afternoon of delicious treats.
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Why? A fancy afternoon with friends
When: Afternoon
Where: Adelaide
Cost: $24.50-$40
I love high tea :)
By Aki S - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 13th of July @ 03:28 pm
Looks divine. I might try the Stamford one. Nothing quite like a well made tea, delicate cakes to consume and wonderful decor and company.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Thursday, 14th of July @ 12:53 am
come try Adelaide newest High Tea Antiquteas- High Tea & Dessert Bar
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 27th of March @ 08:54 am
Nice summary Natasha- will keep for future reference. I didn't think much of the quality of the food at 'Just Tickled Pink'. The Rising Sun in Kensington does a very good High tea.
By James Newcombe - senior reviewer
Sunday, 27th of October @ 12:39 am
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