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HIGH TEA

HIGH TEA

Our signature high tea

Princes Gate’s sumptuous signature High Tea is served daily.

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.

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.

Devonshire Tea

Freshly baked scones with cream and jam, served alongside finger sandwiches. Enjoy your favourite hot beverage from our large selection of teas and coffees.

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. Minimum 2 guests.

Upgrade to a Deluxe High Tea adding your choice of a beer or a glass of bubbles for $39 per person.

Savoury High Tea

A delightful alternative to the sweet traditional high tea. Enjoy freshly baked scones, scotch egg with watercress pesto, duck liver pate with a crusty sourdough, mini Yorkshire Puddings, and sweet items too. Served with a selection of teas and coffees. Minimum 2 guests.

Upgrade to a Deluxe High Tea adding your choice of a beer or a glass of bubbles for $44 per person.

Family Group High Tea

The Traditional High Tea where our guests are served a delectable High Tea with a glass of bubbles and a beautiful selection of items, served buffet-style. Minimum 10 guests.

$18 per person

$29 per person

$34 per person

$35 per person

Devonshire Tea

Freshly baked scones with cream and jam, served alongside finger sandwiches. Enjoy your favourite hot beverage from our large selection of teas and coffees.

$18 per person

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. Minimum 2 guests.

Upgrade to a Deluxe High Tea adding your choice of a cocktail or a glass of bubbles for $39 per person.

$29 per person

Savoury High Tea

A delightful alternative to the sweet traditional high tea. Enjoy freshly baked scones, scotch egg with watercress pesto, duck liver pate with a crusty sourdough, smoked salmon rillettes, and mini Yorkshire Puddings. Added sweet items too. Served with a selection of teas and coffees.

$34 per person

Family Group High Tea

The Traditional High Tea where our guests are served a delectable High Tea with a glass of bubbles and a beautiful selection of items, served buffet-style. Minimum 10 guests.

$35 per person

An elegant way to enjoy morning or afternoon tea. High Tea is available from 11am-4pm and bookings are highly recommended.