Whether you're treating your Mum, spending the afternoon with the girls or just feeling a little fancy, there's nothing more decadent than indulging in a spot of high tea. We've scoured the city for the best high tea in Perth, working our way through the finest places to get finger-licking scones, delectable sandwiches and delicious tea (and champagne!). Despite becoming a trend to be reckoned with, high tea in Perth is still a stately affair, so ladies, don those lacy gloves and floral frocks for a visit to some of our city’s best spots. Men, same dress standards apply!
Here's where to find the best high tea in Perth. Pinkies up!
A name synonymous with all things delectable and delightful, Rochelle Adonis is undoubtedly the queen of high tea, both locally and globally. Taking over this stunning 100 year-old house in the hub of Highgate, she delivers exquisite hand-made creations laden with enough sweetness to make any diabetic shiver. Sweetness aside, the gorgeous marble tables dressed with fresh blooms and dainty tea sets is the perfect setting to share fresh cucumber sandwiches and loose-leaf teas with the gals. And Nanna.
Bites By D
BYO high tea? Yes please! With a team of highly skilled pastry chefs, everything is made fresh daily with only the best quality ingredients at Bites By D. You can get your hands on the prettiest desserts you've ever seen in some of the most incred flavours imaginable—strawberry and champagne desserts anyone?
Measure Dessert Bar
Perth's first licensed dessert bar now does high tea too, huzzuh! The petit fours at Measure are as good as you'd expect—it's a dessert bar after all—but you'll also be blown away by the scones, not to mention the savoury bites—the truffled egg sandwich might be one of the tastiest things we've ever eaten. Just make sure you go hungry.
He’s a handsome Frenchman that can cook. What more do you want? Guillaume’s ‘afternoon tea’ is the stubborn French way of saying ‘high tea’. And high it is. Presentation, flavour and elegant surroundings make for an experience that will elevate you to a higher realm—this is one of the best high teas in Perth. Sweet and savoury treats, along with fine teas and champagne are sure to keep you on cloud nine for some time.
As J-Lo’s favourite place to stay when she’s in town, you know the high tea is going to be impressive at The Richardson. Think Huon smoked salmon, whipped Brie and rocket on a mini bagel, chased with chocolate and orange torte. Washed down with a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Champagne. Bliss for all!
A long time favourite for breakfast, Tarts in Northbridge also does a smashing high tea and it's only $50 with a glass of champers! The team here will also happily cater for those who are gluten free, vegetarian, vegan or pregnant.
The Terrace Hotel
Every Saturday afternoon, the good team at The Terrace Hotel transforms the schmancy dining room into the ultimate high tea destination. Opt for The Temperance Package with finger sandwiches, scones and sweets, or add some French bubbles with The Daisy Package.
Treasury Lounge And Bar
If you're after a rather indulgent high tea, then the lounge and bar connected to one of Perth's most luxe hotels is probably a good place to start. If you can't afford to stay at COMO The Treasury, head to Treasury Lounge and Bar on Saturday or Sunday afternoon for high tea instead—and definitely treat yourself by adding champagne.
Another spot offering gluten free, vego, vegan and baby shower-friendly high tea menus, we can't get enough of Chinta's delicious sweet treats. Oh and did we mention they're BYO?
Just ten minutes south of the CBD, the iconic and historic Pagoda sports gorgeous Swan River views and high tea to boot. With live piano assuming the background, guests are treated to an assortment of gourmet finger sandwiches, scones and other sweet temptations. If you’re up for bubbles, the Sparkling High Tea is the go. Cheongsams welcome.
Chapels On Whatley
Combine traditional high tea with a bit of Asian influence and you've got high tea at Chapels on Whatley. Start with a glass of bubbles before making your way through the finger sandwiches, mini quiches, desserts and all of the tea. The selection of mini cakes changes regularly but keep your fingers crossed for the pandan cake and the Belgium calfouti!
Lavender Bistro in the Swan Valley might just be doing one of the best value high teas in Perth! For only $25 you'll get finger sandwiches, hot savoury goodies, sweets, scones and a cup of tea. For an extra $5 you'll get a glass of sparkling rose, and these guys also do a gluten free option!
This whimsical little spot was made for high tea. From its shabby chic interior, to an ever-changing menu of high tea staples, Maddison Cottage is Alice in Wonderland sans the Mad Hatter. Buggy Brigade—leave those prams at home. The intimacy of this spot is what makes it so special!
The Vines Resort
Fancy enjoying a petit four as you overlook kangaroos lazing in the sun? Not too many high tea venues offer the double indulgence of brilliant food while observing nature at its best. The Vines Resort is a great spot for tourists or locals who forgot what an amazing city we live in!
High Tea Sundays are a thing of beauty at Crown's Atrium Buffet. $30 gets you endless high tea (between 3pm and 5pm) and a glass of sparkling on arrival, as well as unlimited tea and coffee. That's got to be the best value high tea ever!
What’s a vegan to do when they want to indulge in high tea? Well, thanks to the crew at C Restaurant, vegans of Perth can treat themselves to a vegan high tea that is truly delish! Think dainty caramelised onion and capsicum sandwiches, cashew raspberry cheesecake and of course...vegan scones. Winning!
With high tea to suit any occasion (birthdays, babies, brides, you name it!), The George make some killer French macarons, apple cider scones and sandwiches. Keep an eye out for their next Hip Hop High Tea!
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Bites By D | Image credit: Nancy Hanna