Adelaide’s Swankiest High Tea Spots

If you’re looking to get in on the high tea, hot scone and finger sandwich action in Adelaide, then these places should do the trick quite nicely!

TrueLocal - InterContinental Adelaide: High Tea in Adelaide

Slotting in beautifully as a fixture of Adelaide’s stunning Riverbank promenade, the InterContinental is the place to go for high tea amidst truly luxurious surrounds. With far more than its fair share of elegance and splendour, it’s the perfect haunt for a nice drop of afternoon tea! Read more

Service and staff were attentive and friendly. Food was nice and filling. The InterContinental did a lovely job! – xbabydollx

TrueLocal - Just Tickled Pink: High Tea in Adelaide

Just Tickled Pink

Hyde Park

When your sweet tooth takes control and starts leading you through Adelaide’s winding streets on a desperate sugar hunt, head towards Just Tickled Pink on Unley Road. As well as offering an excellent traditional high tea experience, the menu is chock-full of colourful cakes, eye-catching confectionary, and even tasty options for breakfast or a light lunch. Read more

I also went on a Scoupon and thought it was everything that high tea should be. The glass of champagne on arrival was a nice touch and there was a wide selection of sandwiches that were all tasty and the pastry was good. – Kelly T

TrueLocal - Lenzerheide Restaurant: High Tea in Adelaide

The Lenzerheide Restaurant is an award-winning, first-class high tea option, decorated with refined décor and swarming with impeccably-dressed waiting staff. The Lenzerheide is a kind of Euro-retro-silver service bonanza, or, in other words, the kind of place to take someone when you’re really trying to show off! Read more

Very reasonably priced for the setting and service, great experience and food. – ReviewTime

TrueLocal - Utopia @ Waterfall Gully: High Tea in Adelaide

Utopia @ Waterfall Gully

Waterfall Gully

If you’ve ever wanted to experience high tea in the middle of a fantastical fairy kingdom, Utopia @ Waterfall Gully is about the closest you could ever get. Delicious fresh cakes, scones, croissants and the finest teas going are the orders of the day, and there’s also plenty on offer for both breakfast and lunch. Read more

Their breakfast menu all sounds very tempting and the food we all ordered hit the spot! The venue itself is quaint with a lovely atmosphere. – xbabydollx

TrueLocal - BTS Café: High Tea in Adelaide

BTS Café


BTS Café is a French provincial style café found on Pirie Street, specialising in an absurdly huge selection of what are very possibly the nicest cupcakes in the known galaxy. It’s not strictly a high tea place, but it’s essentially the same deal. You stroll in, pull up a seat, pick from the sizeable tea menu, and then eat cakes until you explode. Heaven. Read more

Amazing cupcakes!! Best In Adelaide by far! So many flavours to choose from, nice and friendly staff, great prices. – Jules Gold

TrueLocal - Benjamin on Franklin Hotel: High Tea in Adelaide

The Benjamin on Franklin is a wonderfully spacious, bright and creatively adorned restaurant that fits the bill completely for a classy tea session, morning or afternoon. With an old-timey parlour feel to it, it’s the kind of place you can simply relax in and let yourself drift away into the elegant atmosphere of times gone by. Read more

None of my workmates had been before and they really liked my choice in venue for location, atmosphere and food. It was a hit! Will definitely come back here and also recommend it. Great food and the service was fantastic too! – xbabydollx


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