High Tea

High Tea means different things to different people. The origins of Afternoon Tea show clearly this was the preserve of the rich in the 19th century. For workers in the newly industrialised Britain of the time, 'tea' had to wait until after work and be substantially more than just tea and cakes. Workers needed sustenance after a day of hard labour, so the after work meal was often hot and filling and accompanied by a pot of good, strong tea to revive flagging spirits.

The addition of high is believed to differentiate between Afternoon Tea served on low, comfortable parlour chairs or relaxing in the garden, and the worker's High Tea served at the table and seated on high back dining chairs.

Sitting Times

Monday to Friday from 11am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday from 2 pm - 4:30pm

Outside of these times, please contact us to discuss availability

Bookings essential and must be in by midday the previous day.

High Tea Menu

$28 per head - (minimum 2 people)


macaron, scones with jam & cream, slice bite, fruit tart, sandwich fingers, smoked salmon blini & frittata (gf,v available)



Served with a pot of tea or Barista made Supreme Coffee

Why not include a bottle of bubbles for two to share - please ask our wait staff about our selection

for any high tea bookings or if you require a cake for your special occasion please call us on 03 3585565, please be aware you are unable to bring in your own cakes. Check out our delicious cake menu on this website

Terra Viva will donate $1 to Dementia Canterbury for every Tea ordered




Get in touch to book your High Tea