Christmas is right around the corner. Have a special experience with loved ones and choose from the variety of appealing high tea options in the city centre. Put on your Sunday best, sip on some bubbly and nibble away at a delicious selection of both sweet and savoury delights. The heart of the city's high tea experiences are a must-try and are perfect to celebrate this festive season!


Christmas Afternoon Tea | Park Hyatt | 99 Halsey St 

This famous afternoon tea is back to sleigh for the month of December with a playful five course journey featuring all your favourite Christmas treats! This will be like no afternoon tea seen before, with the Living Room transformed into a festive wonderland and the menu accompanied by a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut and a Christmas treat. Make a booking here

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Le Goûter Afternoon Tea | La Marée | 21 Viaduct Harbour 

La Marée’s classic Le Goûter Afternoon Tea offers decadent sweet and savoury options. Pair any set with your choice of Dilmah tea and experience pleasant surprises at every bite. For an elevated experience, add a glass of champagne for that refined touch. Enjoy the finest and most delicious goodness, served with the elegance of French refinement. Make a booking here


Contemporary Afternoon Tea | Bellini Bar | 147 Quay St 

Organise your closest friends and try the Contemporary Afternoon Tea at Hilton Auckland. Located on the ground floor, enjoy your afternoon tea at Bellini Bar with stunning waterfront views. Be treated to a selection of contemporary sweet and savoury delicacies, creating special moments in every bite. Their tea sommelier has carefully selected an impressive range of the finest loose-leaf Zealong and T2 teas, served in the luxury Cristina Re teaware. Why not add some extra sparkle to the occasion and upgrade your experience with an added glass of Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvee on the day. Make a booking here

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Bluebells High Tea | Bluebells Cakery | Commercial Bay 

Does decision anxiety hit when your faced with a cabinet full of goodies? Bluebells Cakery's high tea is the best way to enjoy a little bit of everything. From a vegan and kids menu all the way through to a pregnancy friendly menu, Bluebells has something for everyone to enjoy. Book online, here.

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Roaring 20's High Tea | Hotel Debrett | 2 High St 

Take a trip to the 1920s at Hotel DeBrett for their Roaring 20's High Tea. You’ll be feeling like a character in The Great Gatsby in no time, while sipping on cocktails and eating hors d’oeuvres. From savoury delights such as smoked salmon pinwheels, deviled eggs and prawn cocktails to decadent sweet selections like jaffa mousse and hokey pokey tartlets. Make a booking here

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High Tea at Cookes | Hotel Grand Windsor | 58/60 Queen St

High tea has been a valued British tradition dating back all the way to the 1700’s, and Cookes honours this tradition marvellously. Enjoy this distinctly British tradition and indulge in Cooke's restaurant & Bar signature high tea for an afternoon delight. Make a booking here

Last updated: 23 November 2023