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!

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Twisted High Tea | Bellini Bar | 147 Quay St 

Organise your closest friends and try the Twisted High Tea at Hilton Auckland. Located on the ground floor, the Twisted High Tea is situated at Bellini Bar with stunning waterfront views. The Refined High Tea option comes with a choice of two hot beverages and savoury and sweet options. The Mixologists High Tea adds two cocktail teasers, such as a Peach Bellini, Cosmopolitan, Espresso Martini and Toblerone. Another option is the Bubbly High Tea, where you receive an additional three glasses of scrumptious bubbly. 

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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 smoked salmon pinwheels, prawn cocktails, gin & tonic cupcakes, and raspberry and cream lamingtons, indulgence has never tasted so good. 

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High Tea Sundays | Ostro | 52 Tyler St 

Spend your Sunday at Ostro and enjoy their high tea offerings. In collaboration with Veuve Clicquot, Ostro’s high tea exudes taste and opulence. It’s not everyday you can taste crayfish, caviar, and Glory Bay salmon. Move from the savoury course to a sweet finish, with summer fruit tarts, mango mousse, passion fruit chocolate cake and more. 

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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. The buttermilk scones are served with clotted cream and strawberry and rose preserve. The sandwiches feature the classic egg and mayo, ham and cheese, and chicken and walnut. Moving on to the sweet, Cooke’s presents lemon curd tartlets, elderflower profiteroles, and an indulgent black forest verrine. 

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High Tea | Bluebells Cakery | Commercial Bay, 1 Queen St 

The freshly opened Bluebells Cakery in Commercial Bay offers a high tea which serves 2-8 people, where you can enjoy everything that Bluebells has to display. Caffeinate yourself with Supreme Roast Coffee, and dig into the selection of quiches, sandwiches, and sausage rolls. Bluebells clearly do sweet treats excellently,  and this is evident in their mini cupcakes, cheesecake, tarts and scones. 

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Afternoon Tea | Park Hyatt | 99 Halsey St 

With a five-course extravaganza high tea, Park Hyatt is doing things a bit differently. Executive pastry chef Callum Liddicoat and sous chef Daniel Gorham have paired up to ensure diners experience a standout high tea afternoon. As the menu changes seasonally due to its emphasis on locally sourced produce, expect the unexpected when you enter Park Hyatt.

Last updated: 14 April 2021