Top 3 Places For High Tea In Brisbane

Whether you call it ‘high tea’, Devonshire tea, or simply ‘after...

Top 3 Places For High Tea In Brisbane

Whether you call it ‘high tea’, Devonshire tea, or simply ‘afternoon tea’, nothing beats tea served with freshly baked scones and lashings of thick cream and jam. Here’s our pick of some of the best Brisbane based city spots for teatime treats. We recommend checking first and making a booking before you visit. 


1. Customs House

The Champagne High Tea served at Customs House comes with free views of Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge – and a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier – what more could you ask for? Well, perhaps the selection of savouries, including mini Queensland spanner crab and celery buns, and poached chicken, dill and watercress sandwiches, or those incredible raspberry scones served with fresh raspberries and cream…

2. Stamford Hotel

Stamford Plaza Brisbane offers an iconic high tea culture that embodies refinement and sophistication. With a long-standing tradition of indulging in the art of afternoon tea, they have curated a truly exceptional experience for tea enthusiasts. Among them, they have three distinct styles of high tea, each mesmerizing in its own way.

The classic Spirit of Queensland High Tea showcases a timeless selection that Stamford Plaza presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Brisbane in 2010. For chocolate lovers, the Chocolatine High Tea buffet. Finally, the Wizardry High Tea through the school holidays presents a fun theme setting with live performances perfect for family and friends.

3. Belle Époque at the Emporium

The tea-soaked sultana and cranberry scones with boysenberry and sage jam, and vanilla cream on Belle Epoque’s high tea menu are reason enough to make a beeline here. Among other culinary delights are executive pastry chef Alex Norman’s pumpkin spice choux bun and pear and pear ginger sponge. Match them with a range of craft teas or a glass of champers.

Honourable mentions: Darling & Co, Paddington; Rooms with Roses, CBD; Spicers Balfour, New Farm

Image source: Stamford Plaza Brisbane