Newcastle Hunter Valley
Planet Fitness Aug 2019

Where to High Tea in Newcastle

The ultimate guide to tea, scones & those little sandwiches

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

Newcastle and the Hunter region is spoilt for choice when it comes to High Tea, and with Mother's Day this weekend it's the perfect time to book in.

St Thomas High Tea
Why not book your next High Tea in the church at Carrington?
St Thomas High Tea is hosted by the lovely Kathryn McGrath who has very generously opened her stunning home for you to enjoy an afternoon of delightful food and beautiful tea.

The two course High Teas are best kept to 6 - 10 people with the group set up around Kathryn's long table under the stunning stained-glass window.

St Thomas High Tea

The Tea Collective
Now situated above The Autumn Rooms on Darby Street, The Tea Collective offers over 150 teas and delicious three-tier stands of sweet and savoury treats including scones, finger-cut sandwiches, pastries, and even the option of dumplings.

Another must have is one of Becci's glasses of Iced Tea. Changing with the seasons Lavender and Lychee was being served on our visit, light on the palate it's a refreshing take on the hot tea options.

Tea Collective

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.

Duck in the Field

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

And to celebrate Mother's Day all mums will be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival for their high tea this Sunday.


Coco Monde
With a speciality in chocolate you already know the High Tea at Darby Street's Coco Mondeis goiing 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?

Sparkling on arrival, grazing station, and live music. The Merewether Surfhouse has the perfect High Experience this Mother's Day.

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!

Heritage Gardens

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.

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