Where To Indulge In A High Tea In Johannesburg


From savoury treats to decadent sweet delights, we went in search of the best high tea venues in Joburg for you to suss out for your next high tea get-together. 

Please note: The high tea offers at the below establishments are subject to change at any given time. This includes costs, dates, offer inclusions and availability. This information was correct at the time of writing (May 2024). Please contact your desired establishment to confirm costs, availability and to make your booking. Bookings are essential. R.O.A.R. Images used are not a representation of the high teas hosted at the below mentioned destinations.

Olives & Plates WITS Club (From September 2024)

Indulge in a decadent and exclusive high tea experience on the first weekend of every month at Olives & Plates WITS Club in Parktown. Be welcomed with a complimentary glass of bubbly, a moreish macarons and a beautiful setting. Delight in an array of seasonal savoury treats. There’s everything from traditional cucumber sandwiches to yummy smoked salmon bagels, paired with your choice of imported German tea or freshly brewed coffee. Also indulge in a selection of pastries, puffs, tartlets, and mini cakes. Booking is essential, so make sure to secure your spot well in advance.

Details: | 011 717 9365 | | Olives & Plates WITS Club, 7 Yale Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.

Shazmin’s Pâtisserie

One of the most Instagrammable destinations in Joburg, Shazmin’s Pâtisserie is just the place if you’re looking to indulge in a high tea with your girlfriends and your little princesses. They offer a range of high tea experiences, including the Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea. There’s also the High Chai; a Disney-inspired kids tea; a Barbie High Tea; and a Luxe Grazing Table Setup. Booking is essential. All of these experiences are absolutely lovely, ranging between R250 and R450 per person, depending on which one you choose.

Most recently, they have launched a mid-week pick-me-up for only R250 per person, on a Wednesday afternoon!

Details: | 064 511 2658 | | Shazmin’s Luxe Patisserie, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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 Monday to Friday from 14:30 – 16:30. This lovely little ‘time-out’ offers you a variety of expertly prepared sweet and savoury treats that will most certainly delight your taste buds, from the classic to the eclectic in an elegant setting. Their High Tea Buffet includes a glass of bubbly at the terrace on arrival, as well as live entertainment.

Details: | | 011 344 8442 | 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

High Tea at The Piano Lounge At The Saxon Hotel

For an afternoon of sophistication and delicious delicacies, book a lovely morning tea (Wednesday to Saturday 09:30 to 11:30) or afternoon tea (Wednesday to Sunday 13:30 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. Click here for more information and to book. There’s also vegan and vegetarian options available.

Details: | 011 292 6000 | 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Sandton, 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 high tea and savour English-style ham and cheese sandwiches, a slice (or two) of Fairlawns red velvet opera cake, and an assortment of delights 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. Booking is essential.

Details: | | 011 808 7300 or 011 804 2540 or 072 764 2886 | 1 Alma Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Just Teddy

Grab the girls, head to Hyde Park Corner and enjoy a catch up session complete with delicious treats and teas at Just Teddy. Here, you can indulge in a Traditional High Tea that offers everything from buttermilk scones served with chantilly cream and preservatives and meat or vegetarian savoury delights to patisserie sweet treats and your choice of a pot of TWG Tea or filter coffee. Sounds rather lovely, doesn’t it? Be sure to contact Just Teddy for more information about this high tea and what delicious goodies they have to offer. Their high tea is also available as vegan, or gluten free on request.

Details: | | 010 203 9038 | Shop LM4, Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, corner William Nicole Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park, 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. No need for a special occasion to indulge in a little afternoon tea delight. Booking and pre-payment is essential.

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

High Tea at The Secret Tea Garden

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 Secret Tea Garden at Norscot Manor in Fourways. This beautiful outdoor garden setting is an absolute must visit when you feel like having Tea for Two. The Secret Garden offers guests a quiet escape right in the heart of the bustling city.

Details: | | 010 880 8604 | 16B Penguin Drive, Norscot, Fourways, Johannesburg.

DAVINCI Lounge at DAVINCI Hotel & Suites

For a decadent high tea in the centre of Sandton, why not make a reservation for you and your girl friends at DAVINCI Hotel & Suites? Every Saturday between 14:00 and 17:00, at the DAVINCI Lounge, you can indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury delights and treats, complemented with a variety of Rondeveldt teas and Nespresso coffees with their Weekend Urban High Tea. This also includes a welcome drink on arrival as well as live entertainment. Booking is essential. Ts and Cs apply.

Details: | | 011 292 7169 | DAVINCI Hotel & Suites, corner 5th and Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

High Tea at Harpers Restaurant & Café

If you happen to be in Eastgate in Bedfordview, and want to meet up with friends for a lovely afternoon tea, then visit Harpers Restaurant & Café. Here, they offer a Traditional High Tea at Harpers, available from 14:00 to 18:00 daily, where you’ll enjoy a balanced selection of sweet and savoury delights, and your choice of tea or coffee. There’s nothing more relaxing than spending the afternoon sipping on teas and savouring tarts, sandwiches and scones!

Details: | | 011 615 3816 or 083 503 1607 | Shop U28C, Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.


A new addition to the high tea scene! Every Friday, join Liberté for a delightful afternoon filled with sweet and savoury treats.

For R500 per couple, you’ll enjoy a delectable selection of pastries, finger foods, and a pot of tea, perfect for a relaxing social gathering.

Planning a special occasion? Liberté welcomes group bookings of 10 or more for any day of the week. Celebrate baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, or simply gather your loved ones for an unforgettable afternoon.Reservations are required 48 hours in advance, so be sure to secure your spot for a luxurious high tea experience at Liberté.

Details: | 010 824 5791 | Liberté Restaurant, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall.

Have you been to one of these places or been somewhere that we have not mentioned in our list? Tell us in the comments section below. 

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