Perth’s Best High Tea
Ooh la la, we’re outta the house and feeling fancy! What better way to welcome the cooler weather than with some of the best high teas Perth has to offer?
In the sumptuous, velvety surrounds of Fleur, you can’t help but feel oh-so-fancy. Fittingly, Afternoon Bloom is their contemporary take on high tea, with a selection of dainty morsels done in their signature style that puts high-quality produce at the forefront – alongside stellar service.
531 Wellington Street, Perth
Cape Arid Rooms
The Cape Arid Rooms, attached to COMO The Treasury and located in the sumptuous State Buildings offers one of Perth’s finest high teas, and one of the most decadent ways to spend an afternoon.
Available Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm to 5pm and now in its fifth iteration, the Mt Arid Edition High Tea honours the stunning watercolour and ink paintings from Philippa and Alex Nikulinsky that adorn the tranquil Cape Arid space’s walls. Each edition of the menu puts a big focus on local producers and ingredients, whether paired with champagne or tea. Just take a look at the menu: an afternoon of pure indulgence awaits!
1 Cathedral Ave, Perth
Cottage Tea Rooms
High tea in the picturesque surrounds of the Swan Valley? In a charming ’50s cottage? Sign us up! Cottage Tea Rooms are serving up some of the fluffiest, freshest scones, and have some extra-cute high teas available. As well as their traditional high tea, they also host a perfect-for-kids, Teddy Bear Picnic high tea, which includes a fun interactive activity for kids to enjoy after their hand-made treats.
8560 West Swan Road, Henley Brook
Lavender Bistro & Boutique
The scent of lavender wafting through the air, if you close your eyes you could almost pretend you’re in the French countryside… at least, it might be as close as we’re going to get anytime soon. Lavender Bistro and their high tea are all about, of course, lavender, with plenty of desserts inspired by the flavour – including macarons, milkshakes, cheesecake and scones.
6 Cranleigh Street, West Swan
Bites by D
Classical European patisserie traditions executed with a modern twist make Bites by D a must-visit for any high tea connoisseurs. Picture perfect sweet treats are only half the story, though, with some equally impressive savoury morsels on offer as well.
147 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
Hotels and their old-world grandeur seem to be the spiritual home of high tea, and Crown has made sure to cover all bases with a variety of seasonal high teas on offer! The Parisian- inspired Bistro Guillaume offers a decadent afternoon tea on Saturday afternoons, while the glamorous TWR bar offers their uniquely crafted High Coffee board every day – think chocolate cigars filled with mandarin ganache, mini spheres filled with citrus champagne curd and candied clementine, or Grand Marnier infused macarons. Keep up to date with the rest here.
Great Eastern Highway, Burswood
The Pan Pacific’s resident Bar Uma has transformed into the Stage: offering up the same iconic high tea, it’s also host to a rotating roster of pop up dining experiences. Smoked duck blinis, warm fig scones with caramelised apple compote, coffee profiteroles and so, so much more. In the super lush fit out, it almost feels wrong not to follow it up with a pisco sour… It is the weekend, after all.
Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace
The Westin‘s signature high tea has proven to be a long-standing hit. The seasonal menu of tiered treats is currently on its oh-so-fancy, Parisian iteration – with a delectable assortment that includes rose-infused macarons, and a deliciously decadent duck a l’orange parfait-filled choux bun. If you prefer the great outdoors, you can also get the Westin’s high tea in adorable take away tiers!
Hibernian Place, 480 Hay Street, Perth
Moore & Moore
Fittingly, Moore & Moore’s high tea has a Freo-flavoured twist. The boho café adds a Moroccan flair to their high tea, with miniature versions of their signature shakshuka, za’atar-spiced chickpeas and pumpkin, plus sweet treats like paleo-friendly baklava and mini pancakes drizzled with rose syrup.
46 Henry Street, Fremantle
Where better to enjoy a towering collection of treats than in Perth’s only sky-high rotating restaurant? Perched 33 floors high, you can enjoy 360° views of the city and river, while enjoying a selection of petit fours, finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones, with options for bottomless champagne or even a smaller, kid-friendly version.
Level 33, 44 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Header Image: Cape Arid Rooms