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The 15 Best High Teas in Adelaide for a Sumptuous Scone

The crème de la crème of the best high teas in Adelaide for an indulgent afternoon.


Nothing beats getting dressed up and heading out for a delicious high tea. With lavish tiers of savoury and sweet delicacies, accompanied by tea, coffee, and a glass of bubbles if you’re after a boozy experience, what’s not to love?

We’ve rounded up our favourite spots for some of the best high tea in Adelaide, from the traditional with scones, jam and cream, to unique offerings for something a little different.

Sôl Rooftop Bar

Sôl Rooftop Bar

Add some elegance to your Sunday afternoon on the ninth floor of Sky City. Sôl Rooftop offers one of the best high teas in Adelaide, complete with impressive views stretching from the River Torrens across to the Adelaide Hills.

Begin your afternoon with a glass of the exclusive Penfolds x Thiénot Rosé Champagne, followed by a curated tiered stand of sweet and savoury bites, and an unlimited selection of pastries and cakes from Sol’s Marble Patisserie Bar.

Available Sunday's from 11 am

Level 9, SkyCity Adelaide, Adelaide

Mayfair Hotel

Mayfair Hotel

Head to one of Adelaide’s finest establishments, the Mayfair Hotel’s Mayflower Restaurant for a sumptuous high tea with a hint of nostalgia – any day of the week.

Guests will be treated to a fabulous selection of sandwiches, scones and sweets, accompanied by the finest La Maison Du loose-leaf teas.

For weekend bookings, enjoy an extensive selection of treats, plus a glass of Mumm Sparkling Brut or Champagne, plus the option to opt for bottomless bubbles. 

Available daily from 1 pm

45 King William Street, Adelaide

Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

Perched atop Mount Lofty, Hardy's Verandah Restaurant boasts impeccable service and awe-inspiring views. Revel in an exquisite High Tea experience, with delicacies including seasonal finger sandwiches and delectable sweets, all served on tiered stands.

Premium loose-leaf teas and aromatic coffees cater to diverse tastes, with the option to elevate the experience with Estate Sparkling or French Champagne. 

Available Friday - Sunday

Mount Lofty House, 1 Mawson Drive, Crafers



The high tea experience at CIELO oozes charm and delightful bites. Tucked inside the charming Adelaide Arcade, make your way through the usual suspects like bottomless tea and coffee and sweet and savoury pastries.

Alcohol is not available at this high tea, but if you're feeling hungry, you can upgrade to get even more fabulous finger food on your plate, including a mini charcuterie board!

Available Friday and Saturday only

Shop 31 Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide

Garcon Bleu

Garcon Bleu at Sofitel

For an afternoon of chic French decadence, the stunning Art-Deco interiors of Garcon Bleu provide the perfect setting. Head to the ninth floor of the luxurious five-star Sofitel on a Sunday afternoon for a high tea with savoury and sweet treats with a French twist.

Start with a glass of Veuve Ambal upon arrival, or upgrade to the premium experience for Veuve Clicquot Brut, alongside your selection of premium loose-leaf tea or coffee.

Available every Sunday afternoon from 1 pm

Level 9, 108 Currie Street, Adelaide

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo High Tea

Get pretty in pink with Hotel Indigo’s Market & Meander High Tea, any day of the week. Start the experience with a welcome glass of Prosecco or Never Never gin and tonic before tucking into a decadent serving of savouries.

When you move on to dessert, enjoy decadent sweet treats like the Indigo bonbon selection, airy macarons and the Indigo orange-almond cake.

Available daily at 2 pm or 3 pm.

23-29 Market Street, Adelaide

Madame Hanoi

Hendrick’s High Tea at Madame Hanoi

Swap traditional scones and sandwiches for Madame Hanoi’s multi-tiered platter of delicious delicacies at Hendrick’s High Tea.

Savoury bites include chicken bao and crispy prawn, followed by sweet sticky rice. Completed with macaron, bubble tea and a chocolate treat, your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied. If you’re thirsty for something a little stronger than tea, you can opt to add a bottomless drinks package.

Thursdays and Fridays from 1 pm

Madame Hanoi, Sky City, North Terrace, Adelaide

The Queen of Adelaide

The Queen of Adelaide

Soak up the sophisticated atmosphere of The Queen of Adelaide with a classic high tea of cakes, finger sandwiches and scones.

There's a high tea for children, one low in gluten, a vegetarian and vegan menu, a doggie high tea for your furry friend, and a takeaway option if you’d prefer to take your fancy fare outdoors.

Availability varies throughout the week

215 Grote Street, Adelaide



Known for its excellent culinary offerings, the InterContinental serves one of the best high teas in Adelaide. Indulge in a High Tea that showcases the best seasonal produce in South Australia. 

Enjoy servings of gourmet tarts and cheeses, freshly baked scones and delicious chocolate-centric sweets in an elegant setting.

Available Saturday and Sunday. Sittings at 1 pm and 2 pm

Riverside Restaurant, North Terrace, Adelaide



The best word to describe Curiositeas? Whimsical. Step into another world as you enter the cosy tea room hidden above retail stores on Rundle Street, where you can try a selection of delicious and fragrant signature tea blends.

Your high tea comes with scones, pastries, cakes, sandwiches and ample tea and coffee. Be sure to make your way around the tea room to discover the store's vintage teapots and hand-painted plates.

Level 1, 240 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Bracegirdle's House of Fine Chocolate

Bracegirdle's House of Fine Chocolate

Seamlessly blending old-fashion charm and modern elegance, high tea at Bracegirdle's House of Fine Chocolate is an afternoon of quiet luxury.

Gather up mum, nan or your girlfriends for a Mrs B High Tea, complete with a tiered selection of dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries, French macarons, chocolate dipped strawberries and Bracegirdle's brownie. 

Champagne High Tea is only available at Blackwood & McLaren Vale.

McLaren Vale, Blackwood and Cross Road

Barossa Chateau

Barossa Chateau

Sitting in one of Australia’s most important and impressive rose gardens, the breathtaking Barossa Chateau is one of the best spots for high tea in Adelaide.

Once you've wandered through the never-ending flowers, sit down for a high tea with a glass of sparkling, wine or a non-alcoholic Champagne. Then, it is time to feast on endless savoury goods and sweets including macaroons and scones with jam and cream.

Available Wednesday – Sunday from 11 am

35 Hermann Thumm Drive, Lyndoch


High Tea on The Popeye

Experience an authentic high tea with a twist, as you set sail aboard Adelaide’s iconic Popeye. Enjoy a scenic 90-minute cruise down the River Torrens as you sip a glass of South Australian bubbly, beer or cider.

You'll be served a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours, with bottomless tea and coffee from T Bar’s Australiana collection.

Available on select Sundays throughout the year.


High Tea at Lenzerheide

For one of the best high teas in Adelaide, experience the fine-dining flair and elegance of Lenzerheide. The warm, experienced team will look after you with a selection of the best treats, including sandwiches, basil and baby bocconcini, scones, cupcakes and lemon and poppy seed sponge.

Enjoy a glass of Madame Coco blanc de blanc on arrival or upgrade your booking for a glass of premium Pol Roger French Champagne.

Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday

146 Belair Road, Hawthorn



Fancify your weekend with a sumptuous high tea at Mirra – Adelaide’s exclusive mocktail, dessert and tea destination. Mirra encourages customers to take a moment of peace away from their busy lives and indulge in the aromas of specialty teas and textures of rich desserts.

Start the sitting with spinach and fetta rolls before heading to the sweet side for scones, French macarons and Earl Grey panna cotta. Yum!

Open weekends from 11 am – 5 pm

40 East Terrace, Adelaide

Lusting over our best high tea in Adelaide picks and looking for more food inspo? Check out our favourite brunch spots in Adelaideand Adelaide’s best French restaurants.

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