HIGH TEA

HIGH TEA

Our signature high tea

Princes Gate’s sumptuous signature High Tea is served daily in the beautiful Memories Restaurant.

Originally High Tea was an early evening meal eaten between 5pm and 6pm as a substitute for both afternoon tea and the evening meal. The term comes from the meal being eaten at the “high” (main) table, instead of the smaller dining table. It was relatively informal and would have consisted of cold meats, eggs and/or fish, cakes as well as sandwiches.

It is only in recent years that High Tea has transformed into an up-market afternoon tea, consisting of a selection of petite sandwiches, cakes, scones and pastries. The ritual is credited to Anna, Seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the early 19th century. The Duchess grew hungry between an early lunch and a late dinner, and resulting in a small meal being served in her boudoir, mid-afternoon.

Our signature high tea

Princes Gate’s sumptuous signature High Tea is served daily in the beautiful Memories Restaurant.

Originally High Tea was an early evening meal eaten between 5pm and 6pm as a substitute for both afternoon tea and the evening meal. The term comes from the meal being eaten at the “high” (main) table, instead of the smaller dining table. It was relatively informal and would have consisted of cold meats, eggs and/or fish, cakes as well as sandwiches.

It is only in recent years that High Tea has transformed into an up-market afternoon tea, consisting of a selection of petite sandwiches, cakes, scones and pastries. The ritual is credited to Anna, Seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the early 19th century. The Duchess grew hungry between an early lunch and a late dinner, and resulting in a small meal being served in her boudoir, mid-afternoon.

Traditional High Tea

A delectable treat that incorporates a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with cream and jam, an assortment of sweet patisserie items and an extensive selection of fine Dilmah Teas and barista style coffees.

$29 per person

Deluxe High Tea

The traditional High Tea plus your choice of a cocktail or a glass of Mills Reef New Zealand Methode Champenoise bubbly.

$39 per person

Premium High Tea

The luxury pampering option that includes the traditional High Tea plus a glass of the very stylish Mumm Cordon Rouge French Champagne.

$49 per person

Family Group High Tea

The Traditional High Tea where the honoured guest is served an individual High Tea with the choice of a cocktail or a glass of Mills Reef bubbly and the remaining guests make their choices from a beautiful selection of items served buffet-style. Minimum 10 guests.

$29 per person

An elegant way to enjoy morning or afternoon tea. Daily sittings at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Reservations are essential. Due to the composition of a High Tea we are unable to cater for dietary requirements for this service.