As the vibrant colours of spring blossom across the Gold Coast, it’s the perfect time to treat oneself to a delightful and luxurious experience: high tea. Amidst the coastal charm and scenic beauty, the Gold Coast offers an array of exquisite venues for indulging in this timeless tradition. From cascading tiers of delectable treats to serene settings that complement the season’s rejuvenation, here’s a curated list of high tea destinations that promise to enchant your senses. Join us on a journey through some of the most enchanting high tea spots this spring.
Paddington Bear High Tea
Embrace a world of enchantment as The Langham, Gold Coast brings to life the charming spirit of Paddington Bear through an exquisite Afternoon Tea experience. With a touch of sophistication and a dash of cuteness, this unique offering is set to captivate hearts and taste buds alike. The culinary journey takes inspiration from Paddington’s fondness for delectable treats. This results in a carefully curated menu that will grace the tables until October.
Indulge in various culinary delights that pay homage to Paddington’s adventures. Delight in the Wagyu pastrami finger sandwiches, crafted to perfection. Also, savour the marmalade toast, which receives an elegant upgrade with vanilla whipped ganache. The centrepiece, an adorable ‘suitcase’ made of almond brownies, salted caramel, and chocolate mousse, is a visual delight and a treat for the palate.
This place is open on Weekdays, from 2 PM to 5 PM and Monday to Friday, from noon to 2 PM & 3 PM – 5 PM. The Langham’s Paddington Afternoon Tea has a price range of $109 during Weekdays and on Weekends $119.
Palette Restaurant at HOTA
Nestled within the dynamic HOTA Gallery, Palette presents an exquisite high tea affair that unfolds every Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Prepare to discover the blend of artistic ambience with culinary delight, promising a sensory experience like no other. A symphony of flavours and aesthetics awaits as you enter this refined taste realm.
Greet the day with elegance as you raise a glass of champagne and bask in the curated elegance of Palette’s high tea offering. This charming venue invites you to treat your senses to various meticulously crafted sweet and savoury delights each Sunday. A carefully composed assortment of delectable treats, thoughtfully paired with your choice of either Tavalon Tea or the opulent Veuve Clicquot, ensures a harmonious fusion of flavours.
Indulge in the tactile pleasure of delicate finger sandwiches, decadent pastries, and artisanal confections that captivate your taste buds and artistic soul. The ambience at Palette harmonizes with the artistry of the HOTA Gallery, creating an immersive experience where delectable delicacies meet visual wonders.
Chapter & Verse Bar
This spring, immerse yourself in a world of culinary sophistication at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa’s renowned high tea destination: Chapter & Verse. Indulge in a symphony of flavours where local ingredients meet refined craftsmanship.
With a commitment to celebrating the region’s bounty, this high tea experience is an ode to the Gold Coast hinterland’s local treasures. Embark on a gastronomic journey that harmoniously blends local flavours with luxurious elegance.
Lounge in the lap of luxury and surrender to the charms of the Chapter & Verse high tea. This artfully crafted experience brings together a selection of savoury and sweet treasures. Each of these is a testament to the area’s natural abundance. Delight in the symphony of flavours as you savour delicacies like tiger prawn cos hearts, offering a harmonious marriage of marine delights and garden-fresh ingredients.
Revel in the intricate flavours of caviar and smoked salmon while the wild mixed berry tart from hinterland entices with a burst of local sweetness. As a crowning jewel, the mango cheesecake promises a harmonious blend of tropical indulgence.
In the heart of Bundall’s bustling retail district lies a haven of tranquillity: Greendays. A mere step into this leafy oasis evokes visions of far-flung island getaways, an escape from the ordinary. Amidst this idyllic setting, an enchanting high tea experience awaits, promising a journey through flavours as captivating as the locale itself.
Picture this: an exquisite three-tiered stand adorned with a delectable assortment of culinary treasures, each bite an invitation to explore the extraordinary. Savour the glorious poached chicken and pistachio finger sandwiches, a fusion of textures and flavours that transport the palate. Let the pork and fennel sausage rolls delight your senses, their savoury essence a testament to meticulous craftsmanship. Indulge in the pumpkin and pine nut arancini, an impeccable blend of warmth and crunch.
For those who savour sweetness, try the citrus vanilla panna cotta with raspberry coulis. As well as the raspberry chocolate cheesecake as they promise an unforgettable symphony of taste and texture. Greendays doesn’t stop there—they extend their hospitality to plant-based enthusiasts. They have an impeccable vegan high tea that harmoniously blends flavour and ethics.
Experience the elegance of our High Tea for $65 per person. Our Gluten-Free High Tea is available for those seeking gluten-free options at $75 per person. Embrace a plant-based journey with our Vegan High Tea, also priced at $75 per person. Elevate your experience further by adding a glass of French Bubbles for an additional $12 per person. Join us for an enchanting afternoon of culinary delights.
Sky High Tea at Skypoint
At SkyPoint, “high tea” takes on a whole new meaning – quite literally! Ascend to Level 77 of the iconic Q1 building, Australia’s tallest. Then, prepare for an exquisite experience that matches the elevation—delight in buttermilk scones accompanied by cream and jam. Also, a medley of sandwiches, delectable cakes, seasonal fruit, and dainty petit fours. All while being immersed in breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the sprawling ocean and vibrant city below.
To further enhance your experience, enjoy your coffee or tea, available daily from 11 AM. It’s an opportunity to simultaneously savour sophistication and scenery, promising an unforgettable high tea affair.
Savour a selection of petite sandwiches and delectable tarts accompanied by the timeless elegance of buttermilk scones. These are paired with velvety vanilla cream and luscious berry jam. Indulge in the freshness of seasonal fruits and the charm of petit fours, all elegantly presented. For just $57, relish this culinary symphony with your preferred cup of tea or coffee.
Take note that entry to the SkyPoint Observation Deck must be purchased separately. For those with a vegetarian preference, tailored options are available upon request. Treat yourself to a harmonious fusion of flavours, textures, and views that promises an unforgettable experience.
Elevate Your Senses on these Gold Coast High Teas This Spring!
As spring graces the Gold Coast with its vibrant colours, high tea becomes a gateway to indulgence like no other. Each venue paints a unique culinary canvas, from The Langham’s enchanting Paddington-inspired treats to Palette Restaurant’s artistic fusion. Against backdrops of ocean views, artistic vibes, and lush tranquillity, these high tea destinations invite you to relish life’s pleasures. Let the Gold Coast’s beauty blend seamlessly with your high tea journey this spring. Create memories that linger long after the last crumb is savoured.