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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.

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 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!

Social Wine Bar

The Crowne Plaza has come to the High Tea party with a modern and sophisticated take on the cucumber sandwiches and scones of old. Its Social Wine Bar is serving up the ultimate summer afternoon experience: sip some bubbly and unwind over a selection of mini savoury and sweet treats.

She Universe

A classic High Tea – with a twist! The chocolate experts at crowd favourite She Universe have whipped up a High Tea menu perfect for the sweet-tooths out there. Expect layers upon layers of cocoa goodness and mini savouries, with breath-taking harbour views of Governors Bay at your fingertips.