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The Best High Tea in Christchurch

Elegant High Tea Experiences

There's nothing quite like an elegant afternoon of delectable petit fours, mini gourmet sandwiches, tasty handcrafted savouries topped off with a cup of hot tea. Round up the besties and get fancy with the best High Tea locations in Christchurch.

Penny Black Victorian Tearoom

Found in the unique environment of The Tannery, Penny Black is reminiscent of a bygone era. Evoking Victorian England across a range of high teas, as well as light breakfast and lunch. Absorb the tasteful décor, finest specialty tea and fresh locally roasted coffee, enjoying the first class personalised service from the Master of the House.

Shop 37, The Tannery

Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry

High tea at its finest in the elegant heritage setting of Mona Vale. Only minutes from the city sit back, relax and enjoy an 8-piece high tea overlooking perfectly manicured gardens. Savour treats such as the Lemon meringue tart or Profiterole with thyme, NZ Manuka honey, and goats cheese mousse to name just a few. Compliment your high tea selection with a cup of tea, coffee or bubbles.

40 Mona Vale Avenue, Fendalton

50 Bistro

Located inside The George, 50 Bistro offers traditional High Tea in a modern and luxurious setting. Handcrafted petite sandwiches, savouries and cakes are served alongside an epic selection of teas. Want to step it up a notch? Indulge in a glass of Nautilus or Bollinger Champagne with your treats - the perfect day out!

The George, 50 Park Terrace

Midnight Shanghai

Spend an afternoon with friends at Midnight Shanghai and enjoy high tea with bottomless tea included. Or go all out and add cocktails. Bookings are essential.

Midnight Shanghai, Riverside Market

The Tea Rooms

Christchurch institution Ballantynes situated in the heart of the city is where you’ll find a classic gourmet High Tea experience. The bright-pink floral wall paper contrasted with crisp black and white decor form the perfect backdrop for the ol’ Instagram feed. Get ready for an afternoon full of delicious bite-sized goodies, a decent cuppa finished with a spot of shopping!

Ballantynes, Cashel Mall