Brisbane's Best High Tea

The high tea renaissance in Brisbane is in full swing as more and more people rediscover the old-fashioned art of a dining ritual that cannot be hurried.

For, beyond its obvious drawcard as a refined sweet and savoury indulgence, high tea is a kind of forced relaxation, something to take time out, savour and enjoy without an electronic device in hand.

With this in mind here are 5 Brisbane places, from city to bush, to experience high tea at its best:

Height of High Tea

The ultimate high tea experience to be had in Brisbane city - 3 tiers of exquisite morsels served on fine bone china, within the splendid surrounds of old world glamour at the Treasury Heritage Hotel...more

Devon Pixies

Tucked away in serene bushland just a half hour from Brisbane is this quaint country style tea house that offers a range of delectable great value high teas in its charming English style rooms...more

Parliament House

Once a month the doors to the grand historic Strangers Dining Room open to the public for a memorable and unique high tea accompanied by a stringed quartet, followed by a tour of the House...more

Olley’s Coffee in the Rainforest

On the edge of the pristine Mt Glorious rainforest is this tea room hideaway serving a luscious Asian-inspired high tea on the deck amongst the lorikeets or inside amongst artworks by Margaret Olley...more

Shingle Inn

Brisbane’s original iconic tea room that has found its new home inside the Brisbane City Hall makes a charming walnut-panelled spot to indulge in a traditional high tea circa 1936...more

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