Where to Go to Enjoy a Great High Tea in Cape Town
No matter what the occasion, there’s always a good excuse to treat yourself and friends to a High Tea. Here is our list of where to get afternoon and high tea in Cape Town.
Manna Bay Hotel
When you’re looking to escape the city hustle, head on up to the Manna Bay Hotel. Enjoy a spot of tea and cake on the slopes of Table Mountain, while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
The Table Bay
The High Tea menu at the Table Bay is a celebration of seasonal textures and flavours, with soul-warming homemade quiches, indulgent cakes, desserts and sandwiches burgeoning with ingredients that are inspired by the seasons.
The Cape Grace
Sit down to afternoon tea at one of the Cape’s most prestigious hotels. The Cape Grace tea encompasses a host of flavours and textures. Whether you want to sit down to a single serving of a scone, or enjoy a whole afternoon affair of all things sugar and savoury, they have you covered.
Visitors to the Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room can enjoy afternoon tea with the picture perfect Groot Drakenstein Mountains as a backdrop. Guests are served a beautifully displayed selection of five sweet and two savoury items. Includes either a Premier Cru tea, an artisanal coffee or a glass of L’Ormarins Brut NV.
The Belmond Mount Nelson
In the heart of the Mother City, against the backdrop of Table Mountain, sits the pastel pink Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. Tea at the ‘Nellie’ is a traditional affair with offerings of dainty finger sandwiches with toppings of rare roast beef and rocket, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise, and of course, cucumber. There are also some South African favourites such as milk tart and savoury biltong tarts. Enjoy your tea in the superb hotel surroundings with live piano music as entertainment.
Price: R325 for afternoon tea
The One&Only Cape Town
High tea at the One and Only Cape Town takes place in the heart of the resort – the Vista Bar and Lounge. With ceiling to floor glass windows, take in views of the mountain and the waterside.Every dayy guests are treated to a selection of sweet and savoury goodies prepared by Pastry Chef Kyle Hickman. All items are prepared in the classic French way with a One&Only Cape Town twist.
The Vineyard Hotel
Sit down at the Garden Lounge for Lady’s Anne’s Afternoon Tea surrounded by the rolling green lawns and expansive gardens of the hotel. Served on a three tier cake stand, tea consists of delightful sandwiches, sweets and savoury treats.
The Twelve Apostles
Enjoy ‘Tea by the Sea’ at the Leopard Bar at the 12 Apostles Hotel. Inhale the salt water while nibbling on chocolate brownies, cream scones, finger sandwiches and a selection of great teas and coffee.
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