Where To Indulge In A High Tea In Johannesburg

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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. High Tea

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 (April 2021). 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. 

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 either the Traditional Afternoon Tea; the Royal Afternoon Tea (which includes a Kir Royal cocktail); or the Champagne Afternoon Tea (which includes a glass of Perriet Jouet Champagne). For further details and costs, visit their website or contact them with the details below.

Details: www.tsogosun.com/54-on-bath [email protected] | 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 KCC La Vie en 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 far too many delicious goodies to mention here! For further details regarding this afternoon delight, contact KCC La Vie en Rose using the details below.

Details: www.facebook.com/KCCLaVieEnRose | [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. Click here for more information and to book.

Please note: Due to the pandemic, The Saxon will be reopening on 01 May 2021.

Details: www.saxon.co.za[email protected] | 011 292 6000 | 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, 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. Click here to take a look at their Classic High Tea menu. Booking is essential.

Details: fairlawns.co.za | [email protected] | 011 808 7300 or 011 804 2540 or 072 764 2886 | 01 Alma Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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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.

Details: www.justteddy.co.za | [email protected] | 010 203 9038 | Shop LM4, Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, corner William Nicole Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

L'atelier Bakery

Did you know you can find a little Paris in the heart of Rosebank, within the trendy Keyes Art Mile District? We kid you not! For decadent treats and savoury goodies to enjoy while catching up on the latest gossip and news with your friends, why not visit L'atelier Bakery? They offer visitors an afternoon of indulgence and sophistication with their selection of delights. Click here to take a look at their menu, filled with tasty spoils that'll sure to have you coming back for more. Booking is essential, so be sure to contact them with the details provided below.

Details: latelierbakery.com | [email protected] | 010 110 7467 | Level 1, Trumpet Building, 21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, 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. No need for a special occasion to indulge in a little afternoon tea delight. Booking and pre-payment is essential.

Details: www.tsogosun.com/the-palazzo-hotel | 011 510 3000 | Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

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. Click here to take a look at what delights you can expect and indulge in. The Secret Garden offers guests a quiet escape right in the heart of the bustling city.

Details: www.secretteagarden.co.za | [email protected] | 011 467 1191 | 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 and Sunday 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. Click here to take a look at what's on the menu. Ts and Cs apply.

Details: legacyhotels.co.za | [email protected] | 011 292 7169 | DAVINCI Hotel & Suites, corner 5th and Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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 be sure to visit Harpers Restaurant & Café. Here, they offer a Traditional High Tea at Harpers special, available from 14:00 to 18:00 daily, where you'll get to enjoy a balanced selection of sweet and savoury delights, and of course, your choice of tea or coffee. There is nothing more relaxing than spending the afternoon sipping on teas and savouring tarts, sandwiches and scones! For more information, use the contact details below.

Details: www.harperseastgate.co.za | [email protected] | 011 615 3816 or 083 503 1607 | Shop U28C, Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

Il Ritrovo Lounge at the Michelangelo Hotel

Overlooking Nelson Mandela Square, Il Ritrovo Lounge at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton is a lovely place to meet up for an afternoon high tea for two. Offering the perfect space for breakfast, a business meeting or afternoon indulgence, Il Ritrovo Lounge has an extensive all-day snack menu or high tea offering that's sure to delight the taste buds. Click here to make your booking.

Details: www.michelangelo.co.za | [email protected] | 011 282 7000 | 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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