Eat & Drink

The ultimate guide to tea, scones & those little sandwiches

For those unfamiliar with a High Tea it's basically this: scones, cakes, sandwiches, quiches, and endless amounts of tea.

I always feel so sophisticated when I High Tea, it's like going to a classy event like the polo but instead of watching sport you sit there chatting with friends and eating a whole lot of food.

And in most High Tea situation a glass of champers is often included!

The Autumn Rooms

A little hidden sanctuary sits atop The Autumn Rooms. With soft music, antique furnishings and fresh flowers every week you’d never believe you were in the middle of the city. With an extensive collection of teas, fresh-baked scones and savouries - you’ll find yourself settling into long conversations with friends or curled up with your favourite book.

Ducks in the Field
This was one of my first High Tea experiences and what ultimately led me to falling in love with the experience. Ducks in the Field is a quirky and colourful high tea, just a short drive from Morpeth.

Residing on a quaint property in Duckenfield, guests are treated to a glass of house-made punch, a starter, three different stands, a sorbet, a pana cotta and an option of tea or coffee with the last stand of sweets.

Offering BYO and a menu changing seasonally. Ducks in the Field is the perfect venue for a special occasion such as birthdays, a hens party or baby shower.

Previously known as The Crowne, Rydges in Newcastle is the perfect harbourside location where you can escape the cold air, allowing the sun to shine through.

Coco Monde
With a speciality in chocolate you already know the High Tea at Darby Street's Coco Monde is going to be good.

Not only is there a glass of champagne on arrival but also a beautiful Belgian Chocolate Coated Strawberry for each guest!

The two course High Tea offers delicious a variety of savoury and sweet stands.

Merewether Surfhouse
Fancy a High Tea with one of the best views in Newcastle?

Heritage Gardens High Tea
At the end of 2017 The Heritage Gardens Nursery opened the Heritage Gardens Tea House, a secluded private space just next to the café, overlooking a cute cottage garden.

The Heritage Gardens' High Tea is a traditional three-tier High Tea starting with a glass of fruit punch, followed by finger sandwiches, hot savouries, freshly baked scones (with jam and cream), petit fours and tea or coffee. Every tier is delectable, immaculately presented and very filling!

With a backdrop of sparkling blue water, golden sands and endless blue skies, you'll have never experienced a High Tea quite like the Anchorage.

Help yourself to a myriad of bite-sized sweet and savoury delicacies from the High Tea grazing table and choose from endless sparkling wine or champagne.

Add some live music and you'll never want to leave!

Novotel Newcastle Beach
Every Saturday and Sunday Bistro Dalby transforms for an afternoon of high tea indulgence with indoor and outdoor seating options to suit every event. 

Gourmet petite sandwiches and an array of sweet bite-sized desserts are included while staying faithful to the staple high tea favourites including enchanting homemade scones and fine teas.