12 of the hottest high teas to hit up in Perth.
Whether it’s an afternoon out for a special occasion, or just because, high tea is the kind of pick me up we all need to indulge in every now and then.
Gather the girls, or boys, or just treat yourself with one of the great venues we’ve included in our roundup below.
Add a pot of freshly brewed tea or a glass of bubbly and you’ve got all the trimmings of savoury and sweet tiers of delight.
Ari and Esmay
East Fremantle’s Ari and Esmay puts on a vintage-inspired style high tea every Friday, Saturday and Sunday up in their loft style café.
It will cost you $60 for bottomless tea, plus three tiers full of the likes of chicken savoury tarts, scones with jam and cream, and some show-stopping sweets like their lemon meringue or berry cheesecake.
Upgrade to include a glass of bubbles for only $10, or a whole bottle for $50. And if you need even more of a sugar rush, you also have the option to add on a mini cake for $40 – perfect to make that special occasion even more celebratory.
Bites by D
A bright, light location in Mount Hawthorn, Bites by D brings high tea to you every day (or nearly so) running Tuesday to Sunday.
Their high tea is $45 on weekdays or $55 on weekends (and a twilight session on Saturday late afternoon for $59). All sessions include savoury and petite desserts, with a hot beverage of your choice, be it a 5 Senses coffee or a T2 pot of tea. And for those so inclined, you can also BYO your own champers at only $5 corkage fee for the bottle.
Make your way through the different mini bites on offer – especially the sweets because this patisserie really brings a strong cake game to the table.
Soaking up the sun while enjoying The Westin’s signature tea is pretty darn close to heaven in our minds!
Available daily from 12pm-4pm in their Haven Lounge overlooking Hibernian Place, this is an ideal way to visit this new venue and enjoy the ambience.
The high tea here comes with generous savoury items – including a mini roast wagyu beef wellington. But the desserts also impress equally, particularly the raspberry gateaux and the lightly sweet scones with cream.
Price wise, The Westin’s high tea is $49, to which you can add on a glass of sparkling for an extra $10. Or for $70 per person, it can include a glass of Moet & Chandon champagne instead.
High tea is served every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-3pm at this Mount Lawley dessert house: and the crowds in attendance are a good indication of what to expect from Measure.
For $50 per person, you get 3 tiers of sweet and savoury selections, plus two selections from their tea, coffee and soft drink menu. At a very affordable $5, you can add on a glass of Yarrabank Cuvee too on arrival.
Bookings are definitely essential here – but it’s worth being organised to get your hands on those finger sandwiches or delicate little pastry tarts.
Treasury Lounge and Bar
Como The Treasury is Perth’s most gorgeous and revered hotel – and with good reason. It’s plush interiors, and chic, effortless style make it eye candy central, as well as being the ideal location for a lazy afternoon enjoying high tea.
They have three different high tea packages to choose from: the Classic for $50 per person, Signature for $65 (with a glass of Vasse Felix Blanc de Blancs) and Spring for $75 (which includes a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve).
As the bar is situated above “Point Zero”, the marker to which all distances to Perth are measured, the menu showcases just how far each ingredient in each dish has travelled from the various Western Australian producers used.
The current menu’s highlights include a cranberry, pecan and chicken salad croissant, and an outstanding passionfruit éclair. You won’t leave disappointed.
High tea takes on a Parisian vibe at Bistro Guillaume with their afternoon tea indulgence.
The canapés served here have a distinctly fine-tuned approach, with a spanner crab sandwich, rare roast beef served on crouton with horseradish cream, and lemon tartlets.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, there are so many more dishes piled high on the tiered stand to make your way through. Plus you get your choice from a lengthy tea menu, getting one pot per person from selections such as Soursop Green, Silver Top or Stockholm blend.
Balinese inspired oasis Chinta Café signature high tea is priced at $49 per person, which includes a continuous flow of loose leaf teas (7 different to choose from), or coffee for those who need a kick of caffeine.
It’s also BYO bubbles, which means you can elevate the occasion even more.
The savoury dishes include a spiced chicken quesadilla, fried chicken with smoky garlic aioli and a beef brisket bao with hoisin. Sounding different? It sure is. And that’s what makes it so special. Once you’ve downed the savoury, move on to sweet with a coconut pannacotta, lemonade scones and more.
What more could you want?
Okay so it’s not high tea, but high coffee is easily just as enticing – and that’s what makes Crown Perth’s TWR stand out amongst the pack.
Available every day from 12pm-5pm, it’s priced at $39 per person with one cocktail, or $55 for two. Bookings aren’t required, which means you can stroll in any day to get your hand on their four decadent desserts and choice of cocktail like caramel espresso martini, tropic thunder or bittersweet symphony.
You’ll be delighted as you get a sugar rush from their chocolate cigar, caramel whiskey mousse, or one of the other treats they’re serving up that day.
Chapels on Whatley
Want to transport yourself to the 1920s at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore?
Well maybe not specifically, but you’ll see the worth in that era thanks to Chapels on Whatley’s high tea experience. From starting the day with a glass of champagne, pate and cucumber sandwiches, to finishing with rocky road, lemon meringue and more served on fine bone china, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from home with each bite.
Priced at $49.95 per person, Chapels requires a booking 7 days prior to attending, so make sure you get organised and lock this one away in the diary.
May Street Larder
May Street Larder’s Artisan High Tea is $50 per person, coming with unlimited coffee and tea to enjoy while you while away your afternoon with bite after bite.
The menu skews more to the savoury side of things and it packs a punch with dishes like sweet corn and lupin fritter, house smoked salmon, pork, fennel and pine nut sausage roll, house smoked chicken sandwich, crispy snapper taco and mushroom bruschetta.
Mouth watering yet?
Don’t forget about the sweet side of things with their Portuguese tart, salted caramel éclair, fresh scone and raw peanut butter slice.
A minimum of two people are required per booking, so find a date and head down to the port side.
You may not have heard of Maddison Cottage in Guildford, but it is the ideal setting to indulge in high tea. It has an eclectic vibe, with floral china and indulgent morsels to feast on.
Charged at $34 per person Tuesday to Friday, and $38 on Saturday and Sunday, their high tea is a rustic series of dishes that starts with fresh sandwiches, quiche, vol au vent, scones and three little sweets to finish things up.
Everything is uniquely 100% home-baked, and you can taste the love in every bite – which adds even more charm to the experience.
Highgate’s Rochelle Adonis is one of the original high tea venues in Perth, and still continues to be a powerhouse.
The gourmet offerings that adorn their high tea selection include what we think is an utterly impressive cucumber sandwich (who knew these could be so amazing!), a savoury course, palate cleanser, dessert course and bonbons.
Pricing starts at $48 per person on weekdays, and $55 on weekends, which has two different sitting sessions. Everything is refined, and the experience leaves you feeling impressed by the attention to detail and how they manage to inject so much flavour into every crumb.
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