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Published on January 24th, 2013 | by ultimateomnoms


Auckland High Tea Experience

New Zealand has always been known for the coffee culture. But recently, the interest in tea is growing, it's not just green and black tea anymore! Iced teas have become the new soft drink. A stroll in your local supermarket will give you rows and rows of different options from rose, citrus, chamomile to my new favourite- feijoa tea.

So it's no surprise that high tea in Auckland has risen in popularity. The best thing is, you don't have to go to some fancy hotel to for a luxury afternoon tea. Many cafes have also picked up on this trend to serve tiered cadies topped with delicate savoury and sweet treats.

The beautiful ritual of high tea lies not just in the food but the beautiful silverware, porcelain tea sets and the luxury soft seats. You have the perfect excuse to don that dress you've hidden in your wardrobe for that unknown occasion.

As an obsessed lover of high tea, I'll bring you the best of high tea in Auckland- there's bound to be one that you'll love!

Click on the photos or place to get the full review.

Stamford Hotel

Classy atmosphere with a range of choices including child-friendly options. There's live music playing in the weekend so it's a must for classical music lovers.

Review – Available: 11:30am to 4pm

Monday – Friday $35 | $42 with bubbles
Saturday to Sunday $39 | $46 with bubbles

22-26 Albert Street, Auckland CBD

Britomart Country Club- Best Value

Great value in a great location at Britomart. Relaxed atmosphere with a full bar and other pizza choices so it's safe to go with the blokes!

Review– Available from 12pm

All Days $20 | $35 with bubbles

Galway Street, Auckland CBD

Prohibition/Nostalgia– Best atmosphere

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Impeccable service and a beautiful representation of the times in 1920's. Complete with jazz music and delicate delights on the table.

Review – Available: Friday – Sundays 12pm-4pm

Price: $34 per person | $38 gluten free | $47-57 with bubbles

108 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

Langham Hotel– Best overall

Calling all dessert lovers. This is the ultimate place for indulgence.

Review – Available: 12 noon to 4.30pm

Monday – Friday $36 | $61 with bubbles
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays $39.50 | $65 with bubbles

83 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD

Parnell Rose Gardens


Beautiful location with the rose garden just outside. Food definitely leans towards the favour of sweet tooths though! Parking won't be a problem – there's plenty of all day parking close by.

Review– Available from: 1pm and 4pm Wed to Sun

Price: $35 per person

85 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland.

Hectors Restaurant


Loved the open atmosphere of the restaurant – best way to spend a Sunday afternoon without being too posh!


Price: $32 per person

35 Hobson St,  Auckland CBD




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