Tiny little bites to eat are everyone’s favourite thing and we believe it is because you can eat extra and not feel guilty. That’s us anyway.
Which is why High Tea is a good time. Plus, there’s sparkling wine and bottomless coffee involved. What more could you want for an in-between actual meals feast?
Here’s a list of the best spots for High Tea, High Cheese and High Coffee on the Gold Coast next time you want to eat lots of tiny little things and also feel a bit fancy at the same time.
Less High Tea and more High Cheese is what’s up at Pearls Bar located inside Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort. Ignite your senses with three tiers of incredible cheeses paired with both sweet and savoury dishes all while overlooking the sparkling lagoons and lush gardens. It’s $50pp which includes a glass of wine from 2pm until 6pm daily.
Where: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
It’s a Couture High Tea at Le Jardin in the exquisite Palazzo Versace, bringing a fashionable culinary experience to High Tea. Featuring bright colours, bold textures and distinct out-of-the-ordinary flavour combinations, including dishes like crab, black olive, roast capsicum and cheddar cheese biscuits and apple and walnut frangipane tarts, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable experience for $86.90pp Monday to Friday and $92.90pp on Saturday and Sunday. Numbers are capped, so make sure to book in advance.
Where: Palazzo Versace, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Indulge in High Coffee at The Fireplace; eating your way through three-tiers of sweets and savouries inspired by and infused with rich Vittoria Single Origin Blend coffee notes. Take your High Tea to the next level with a decadent cocktail – our favourite options include the Espresso Martini (for obvious reasons) and the Smoking Hot Chocolate (because torched marshmallows). High Coffee is served on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm and is $45pp including tea and coffee. Availability is limited so you’ll need to book in advance.
Where: The Fireplace, Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove, Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove
Bon Appetea Teahouse
Nestled in leafy Mudgeeraba, Bon Appetea Teahouse offers a lovely atmosphere along with a High Tea option you’ll absolutely love. Choose from a Traditional French Inspired High Tea with scones, jam and cream, a selection of petite patisseries, ribbon sandwiches and savoury bites with tea or coffee for $45 per person or a Gluten Free and Vegan High Tea with the same inclusions (with a twist) for $42. There’s also an option for the kiddies if you want to take them along ($25pp). You need to book with at least 24 hours notice.
Where: 7 Johns Road, Mudgeeraba
Tea and Niceties
Found on Mt Tamborine, Tea and Niceties offers exactly that within a beautiful rainforest setting. Traditional High Tea is $49 per person and offers a selection of sandwiches and warm savouries, scones with jam, cream and lemon curd and delicate cakes, slices and tartlets with tea from the signature collection or plunger coffee. Celebrations High Tea offers the same with endless tea or coffee and a glass of sparkling wine for $65pp, while the Wellbeing High Tea offers gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan goodies plus tea and coffee for $55pp. All High Teas are made fresh on site and bookings are essential. Sounds heavenly.
Where: 32 Eagle Heights Road, Eagle Heights
Indulge in a tantalising selection of exquisite sweet treats, petite savoury delights, and dainty ribbon sandwiches, all freshly made in-house and served on beautiful vintage tiered trays at Tallebudgera’s Teavine House. Set amongst stunning greenery, this is one of the most beautiful High Tea’s you’ll ever experience with fine food, artisan tea and an elegant setting. Traditional High Tea is $42 per person including all the goodies you know and love like mini croissants, sandwiches and quiches plus scones and mini sweet treats and the children’s version is $25pp. A stunning time for sure.
Where: 268 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera
Words by Kirra Smith