HIGH TEA

HIGH TEA

Our signature high tea

Princes Gate’s sumptuous signature High Tea is served daily in the beautiful Nellie Bud Room.

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 Nellie Bud Room.

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.

Deluxe High Tea

The traditional High Tea plus your choice of a cocktail or a glass of bubbles.

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.

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.

$29 per person

$39 per person

$49 per person

$29 per person

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