7 Places to Enjoy High Tea in Cape Town

7 Places to enjoy High Tea in Cape Town High Tea is a distinctly English, specifically Victorian, tradition that has become all the rage around the world. Many hotels now offer a High Tea at a set rate where anyone (guests of the hotel or not) can indulge in an afternoon of fragrant tea and […]

7 Places to enjoy High Tea in Cape Town

High Tea is a distinctly English, specifically Victorian, tradition that has become all the rage around the world. Many hotels now offer a High Tea at a set rate where anyone (guests of the hotel or not) can indulge in an afternoon of fragrant tea and dainty cakes and sandwiches. In Cape Town, there is a wide variety of High Tea options for visitors to treat themselves to, each with their own unique offering and setting. We’ve compiled a list of 7 the best places to enjoy High Tea in Cape Town…

Belmont Mount Nelson Hotel

It’s one of the hotel’s most time-honoured traditions to offer their guests a stunning selection of over 40 teas and a great variety of sweet and savoury pastries. It is essential to book a table in advance to make sure you don’t miss the typical South African milk tart called “melktert”.

Times: Monday – Sunday, 1.30pm – 3.00pm; 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Costs: R365 (adults); R205 (children, 4 – 11 years)
Contact: 021 483 1948, restaurantreservations.mnh@belmond.com
Location: 76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

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12 Apostles Hotel

For High Tea with a gorgeous ocean view, the 12 Apostles is the perfect spot where you can find an assortment of 18 different tea flavours as well as home-made traditional pastries, warm scones with thick cream and home-made jam and delicate finger sandwiches with a selection of classic fillings.

Times: Monday – Sunday, 10.00am – 04.00pm
Costs: High Tea by the Sea: R325 per person
Vegan High Tea R375 per person (excludes bubbly)
Contact: 021 437 9000, restaurants@12apostles.co.za
Location: Victoria Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005

12 Apostles High Tea, Image Source: www.12apostleshotel.com

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel

In beautiful lush green surroundings of Cape Town’s Southern suburb, sit back, relax and enjoy High Tea on a historic wine farm. Enjoy a great choice of savoury treats such as roasted vegetable & goat’s cheese tarts followed by an array of sweet pastries including Classic Madagascan chocolate cake or fresh fruit pavlovas at the Cellars-Hohenort. You’ll find a fine selection of fragrant teas and coffees at this lovely spot in the heart of the Constantia Valley.

Times: Monday – Sunday, 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Costs: R245.00 per person (includes tea or coffee)
Contact: 021 794 2137, coordinator@cellars-hohenort.co.za
Location: 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia Heights

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Silo Hotel

 The Granary Cafe at the stylish Silo Hotel offers high tea with a great array of delicious sweet and savoury treats. Find yourself sitting on the sixth-floor in in funkily decorated surrounding on decadent leather couches sipping your cup of tea and enjoying the view over the city bowl and the V&A Waterfront. Make sure that you book 24 hours in advance or if you have special requests or dietary requirements give the hotel 48 hours’ notice.

 Times: Monday – Sunday, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Costs: Afternoon Tea: R160
Royal Tea: R275 (1 – 7 guests)
Royal Tea: R375 (8 guests or more, includes parking, bubbly and service fee)
Contact: 021 794 2137, coordinator@cellars-hohenort.co.za
Location: Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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One & Only Cape Town

 The One & Only luxury resort in Cape Town is located conveniently close to the V&A Waterfront and offers a huge variety of treats such as pesto straws, finger sandwiches, satay skewers or for those with a sweet tooth freshly baked scones, cupcakes, macarons and a lot more tasty delights.

 Times: Monday – Sunday, 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Costs: Weekday Afternoon Tea: R295 (tiered stand)
Weekend Afternoon Tea: R325 (buffet)
Contact: 021 794 2137, coordinator@cellars-hohenort.co.za
Location: One&Only, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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Harbour House Contantia Nek

 Another lovely spot for spending a classy afternoon with friends or family is Harbour House Contantia Nek. Here you will find a tasty selection of different teas as well as sweet and savoury pastries which include amongst others delights scones with cream & strawberry jam, dark chocolate tart or different kinds of sandwiches.

Times: Monday – Saturday, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Costs: High Tea Petit: R300 for two
High Tea Deluxe: R500 for two; R640 for two (includes 2 glasses of bubbly)
Contact: 021 794 2137, coordinator@cellars-hohenort.co.za
Location: 1 Hout Bay Road, Constantia

High Tea at Harbour House Constantia Nek, Image Source: harbourhousegroup.co.za

Rhodes Memorial Restaurant

 Last but not least we want to recommend the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant. They offer several kinds of teas, Lavazza coffee and of course delicious snacks like apple crumble, brandy pudding, scones and many more. If you choose to have high tea at this cozy restaurant situated next to the famous Rhodes Memorial you should note that they only serve it on request.

Times & Costs: on request
Contact: +27(0)21 687 0000, info@rhodesmemorial.co.za
Location: Rhodes Ave, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700

High Tea at Rhodes Memorial, Image Source: www.capetownmagazine.com

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