Ooh la la, we’re outta the house and feeling fancy! What better way to welcome winter than with some of the best high teas Perth has to offer?
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. From traditional high tea, children’s fairy garden high tea and twilight candle high tea, there’s a high tea for everyone at every price point.
8560 West Swan Road, Henley Brook
Treasury Lounge and Bar
Having just been named the No. 1 Best City Hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, you know that any experience at COMO The Treasury will be second to none. And of course, the opulent State Buildings are the perfect setting for an elegant afternoon tea. Head to the Treasury Lounge and Bar for their Winter Afternoon Tea, a very instagrammable, deliciously crafted celebration of West Australian produce.
State Buildings, 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth
Lavender Bistro and 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
Eli & Matt Patisserie
Since moving into their new Subiaco digs last year, Eli & Matt Patisserie have been quickly making a name for themselves, not just for their delightful desserts but also their high teas. With an impeccable selection of sandwiches, scones and other sweets – and service to match – these guys are seriously raising the bar for high tea in Perth.
484 Hay Street, Subiaco
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 an impressive three 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. To round it all off, the Lobby Lounge is now offering their elegant Winter Gin High Tea, with three price options depending on your choice of beverage.
Great Eastern Highway, Burswood
Peruvian cuisine merged with high tea? It doesn’t seem like the most natural pairing, until you see Bar Uma’s offerings. 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
Cover photo courtesy of Treasury Lounge and Bar