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
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
Lenzerheide 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 35pp Book: 8212 9099
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.