Time For A Winter Treat

There's nothing better than warming up with a spot of tea. And The Palazzo at Montecasino has just the thing. Expect grand and glamorous tea times with three new high tea offerings, including a delectable new winter high tea menu; a new morning high tea delight; and a one-day-only, ultra-indulgent Christmas in July in Hats and Heels High Tea on Saturday, 13 July 2019.

The Palazzo’s delectable, world-class high tea menus are continuously refreshed to follow the changing seasons, tastes and trends, and offers a delightful treat served either indoors or on the hotel deck.

Enjoy The New Winter High Tea Menu

Keep the chill at bay with their new Winter High Tea menu which features a collection of indulgent sweet temptations, including Mexican-spiced chocolate panna cotta with capsicum compote; lemon-mint meringue choux; cherry and dark chocolate mousse; peanut butter crunch milk chocolate tart with banana jelly; apple crumble cupcake; custard tart; sweet and savoury scones and macarons.

As for the savoury selection, you can expect minted halloumi and tomato pesto on toasted tramezzini; roast beef and wholegrain blackberry mustard pretzels; smoked salmon and truffle ricotta on a beetroot roll; sandwiches; quiches and cocktail pies including a Moroccan vegetable pie.

All these sweet and savoury delights are all accompanied by your choice of flavourful, freshly brewed teas and coffee.

The Palazzo Winter High Tea is available until Saturday, 31 August 2019 at R285 per person.

The Palazzo High Tea

A Special Morning Delight

The Palazzo will be offering guests a special new Morning High Tea, available from Mondays to Fridays. This spread includes breakfast panna cotta with seasonal fresh fruit; baked cheesecake with spiced blueberry compote; banana bacon doughnut; custard tart; scones; Fontina; tomato pesto French toast; smoked salmon cottage cheese and chive bagel; truffle parmesan scrambled egg croissant; red onion marmalade and goats cheese quiche; parma ham breakfast cup as well as sweet and savoury items from the cake stand, accompanied by freshly brewed teas and coffee.

The Morning High Tea is served from 09:30 to 11:30 at R195 per person.

Celebrate Christmas in July

'Tis Christmas in July, and The Palazzo will be celebrating with a tantalizing Christmas in July High Tea. This festive feast will include delicious choco-centric sweets such as peppermint caramel crisp mousse; vanilla milk chocolate mousse with ‘mulled wine’ jelly; decadent dark chocolate pecan nut pie; strawberry balsamic choux; hazelnut chocolate macaron; snowy lemon meringue; cherry and dark chocolate mousse as well as sweet and savoury scones. The savoury items include grilled halloumi and homemade sweet chilli on Focaccia; turkey pastrami; gingerbread mustard on cocktail pretzels; roast beef and wholegrain blackberry mustard on rye; duck and sour cherry pie and assorted quiches, cocktail pies, and sandwiches.

The Christmas in July High Tea is available on Saturday, 13 July 2019 at R325 per person.

Please note: Booking is essential for ALL high teas at The Palazzo. 

For More Information

For more information about these fabulous high teas and bookings, call 011 510 3000 or visit www.tsogosun.com.

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Level Four At 54 On Bath

Not only is Level Four in Rosebank an upmarket and snazzy restaurant to visit if you're looking to impress, but it also offers a delectable Afternoon Tea served daily from 14:30 - 17:00. This lovely little 'time-out' offers you a choice of English tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, moreish pastries and premium tea leaves. Take your pick from the Traditional Afternoon Tea - R290* per person, the Royal Afternoon Tea - R360* per person or Cocktail Afternoon Tea (includes an alcoholic cocktail infused with tea) - R395 per person, complete with a glass of Champagne Afternoon Tea - (includes a glass of Perriet Jouet Champagne) - R420 per person.

Details: Click here [email protected] | 011 344 8500 or 011 344 8442 | 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

KCC La Vie & Rose

If you happen to be in the area, make sure you make a stop at La Vie & Rose for a spot of tea and some delicious food. Choose between sitting indoors or outside in the lovely garden. And if it's a little chilly, not a problem, they provide warm and toasty blankets for the tables. As for high tea, there are two set menus to choose from. There are far too many delicious goodies to mention here, so click here if you want to suss it out for yourself. But the general details are as follows: cost for either menu is R260* per person; it's all buffet style; each person indulges in 11 pieces each (four sweet & seven savoury OR six sweet and five savoury depending on which menu you selected).

Details: Click here[email protected] | 011 268 6144 | 60 5th Street, Killarney Country Club, Killarney, Johannesburg.

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The Piano Lounge At The Saxon Hotel

For an afternoon of sophistication and delicious delicacies, book a lovely morning tea (Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 11:30) or afternoon tea (Monday to Sunday 14:00 to 16:00) for yourself and/or your friends at the Piano Lounge at the Saxon. Treat yourself to sweet and savoury handcrafted delights from light and fluffy scones to an assortment of pastries and cakes, and learn what the true meaning of what high tea is. This is the perfect way to enjoy a well-deserved break or to hang out with the girls. The cost is as follows: Sunday to Friday - R465* per person; Saturday morning - R465* per person; Saturday afternoon - R520* per person; all complete with the accompaniment of their live pianist. Click here for more information.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 292 6000 | 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg.

The Patisserie

Pretty in pink and white stripes, quaint and cosy, The Patisseriein Illovo is the perfect place for a decadent high tea with your girlfriends. They have a wide variety of sweet and savoury snack options, as well as various hot drinks, juices and teas. An absolute MUST while you're there are their macaroons and red velvet cupcakes, they're to die for, we kid you not! This is the best spot to be if you're looking to spoil yourself with indulgent cakes, iced treats, cupcakes and the deliciously light Mille Feuille. Yum!

Details: Click here[email protected] | 011 268 0022 or 011 268 0044 | Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Road, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Belle's Patisserie 

This one is a given! Whether you're looking to set up your own high tea at home for your loved ones or want to indulge in all things sweet and savoury in store, Belle's Patisserie has everything you need. Their high tea menu options are completely customisable, offering everything from decadent pastries and savoury treats to dainty finger sandwiches and, of course, their freshly baked scones served with clotted cream. We absolutely adore their cupcakes, especially the red velvet ones! If this sounds like your cup of tea, contact them to find out more.

Details: Click here[email protected] | Blubird: 063 685 0896 OR Sandton: 082 968 5389 | Blubird: Blubird Shopping Centre, Corner Athol Oaklands Road and Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg| On-The-Go Sandton City: Outside Edgars on the lower level, Sandton City, Johannesburg.

Manor House Bistro at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

We love the sound of this classic high tea at the Manor House Bistro at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Not only do you get to enjoy a lovely classic high tea and savour ribbon sandwiches, traditional scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam, and an assortment of pastries served with your choice of tea or coffee, but you can also indulge in champagne or sparkling wine served by the glass. It makes us feel so classy! And best of all, you can pick either the morning or the afternoon tea depending on your busy schedule. They know how to make a girl feel special, so be sure to join in for a Women's Day High Tea in collaboration with L'Oréal, from 12:00 -17:00. At only R495* per person, this includes your welcome drink, all food and entertainment. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 808 7300 / 011 804 2540 / 072 764 2886 | 1 Alma Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Palazzo At Montecasino

When we say Montecasino, what comes to mind? Bird Gardens? The Piazza? The casino? All the food and exciting shows? Yes, Montecasino has everything you could ever possibly need to stay entertained, including a decadent high tea at the Palazzo Hotel! There's nothing more delightful than relaxing a little and enjoying a selection of your favourite delectable sweet and savoury treats. The chef’s delicious daily bakes includes a variety of cakes, assorted sandwiches, quiches and scones, all accompanied by freshly infused teas. The Palazzo's high tea is served from 14:00 to 17:00, any day of the week, at R285* per person. No need for a special occasion to indulge in a little afternoon tea delight. Booking and pre-payment is essential.

Details: Click here | 011 510 3000 | Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

The Silver Teaspoon Victorian Tea Room

Many special occasions call for a special high tea - baby showers, kitchen teas, birthdays, even just for lunch - and if you're looking for a unique place to celebrate, then you need to check out the Silver Teaspoon in Northcliff. This country-style garden venue will take you back in time to the Victorian era with all its antiques, crockery and decor. You can enjoy a spot of tea in the garden in the sun or you can take a seat in the tea room. They have a lovely collection of sweet and savoury treats (think pancakes, tarts, quiche, meringue pie and cheesecake, just to name a few). Make sure you call and book in advance in case there is an event already arranged.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 431 0108 | 266 Weltevreden Road, Northcliff, Johannesburg.


Plan an indulgent afternoon out with the girls at Contessa in Rivonia. Here, you and your ladies will get to enjoy a pot of exotic tea accompanied with a glorious selection of sweet and savoury goodies from their high tea menu. Who wouldn't love to spend the afternoon sipping on tea and tucking into mini quiches, sandwiches and red velvet cupcakes? We know we would! This high tea costs R169 per person and includes an individual pot of exotic tea (two cups) or a specialty coffee if you prefer. Please note that three days notice is required and a R80 deposit per person is requested to secure your booking.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 234 6641 | Corner Rivonia Boulevard & 11th, Rivonia, Johannesburg. 

The Tea Room at Crabtree & Evelyn

Whether you want a traditional afternoon tea or are planning something to mark some of life’s greatest moments (think stork parties and kitchen teas to birthday and kids' parties), the Tea Room offers you a delightful venue for just these occasions. Spoil yourself with delectable cupcakes, decadent cakes and sweet or savoury tartlets along with a relaxing cup of tea. And, if you just want to kick back, relax and delight your taste buds with a selection of confectionery and finger snacks, they serve their traditional English high tea too. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 467 3415 or 076 106 9174 | Shop 147, Design Quarter, William Nicol Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Am.Biance at Marion on Nicol

For a classic high tea filled with indulgence, elegance and sophistication, Am.Biance at Marion on Nicol has it all. Delight your palate with divine sweet and savoury delights such as smoked salmon sandwiches, strawberries and cream, and the ever-indulgent chocolate truffles that'll leave you feeling satisfied. The high tea is available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays out on their stunning terrace. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here [email protected] | 011 783 7816 / 7239 | Corner Stirling and Hamilton Roads, Hurlingham, Johannesburg.

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